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Traveling to Knoxville Expo Center

Tennessee’s largest privately-owned Convention Facility

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Located just minutes from downtown, the Knoxville Expo Center venue is centrally located to Knoxville’s booming suburban population and easily accessed by visitors throughout East Tennessee. In fact, Knoxville Expo Center is within a days’ drive of half the nation’s population, situated at the crossroads of three major interstates, I-75, I-40 and I-81. Adding to our attractive location, our exhibit hall is a short drive away from the world-class resorts of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Our convention facility has more than 1600 hotel rooms, 50 restaurants and numerous shopping opportunities in close proximity and is less than 20 miles from McGhee Tyson Airport, East Tennessee’s premier airport.

Driving Directions

We are located just north of downtown Knoxville, off of Clinton Highway, 1/2 mile west of Interstate 75 and 1.5 miles north of Interstate 640. Take I-75 to Merchants Rd Exit (108). Turn west and go 1/2 mile. Knoxville Expo Center is located at the corner of Clinton Hwy and Merchants Rd.

Parking is free in our spacious lot, with complete ADA access. All areas open to the public – the parking lot, exhibit hall, and restrooms – are on ground level.
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The KEC is located at:

5441 Clinton Hwy.
Knoxville, TN 37912
865 686-3200

Get driving directions.