Many of Knoxville’s highlights are located within easy driving distance of Powell, so it is a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. The Knoxville Expo Center and the West Town Mall are amongst the best places to explore here. If time permits, be sure to also visit the Knoxville Zoological Gardens and the Zuma Fun Center.
Powell has a number of cultural attractions nearby that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. In particular, you should make sure you check out the East Tennessee History Center, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame and the Frank H. McClung Museum. To experience the city’s dynamic artistic culture, book a show at one of the much-loved performance venues such as the Tennessee Theatre and the Clarence Brown Theatre. The area is a great place for art lovers. Visit the Knoxville Museum of Art.
Some of Knoxville's best-loved attractions are within driving distance of the Powell area, such as Sunsphere Tower and the Haley Heritage Square. History buffs will enjoy checking out the James White Fort.
Take a break from sightseeing and work on your swing at the Dead Horse Lake Golf Course.
If you are looking to give your credit card a workout, explore Market Square.
If you love sports, you'll love seeing local legends, the Tennessee Volunteers, doing battle in nearby Neyland Stadium. On match days follow the sea of orange and white, to the stadium, then after the final siren sounds, join fellow sports lovers at a nearby pub, bar or cafe for a few post-game beers.
Finding somewhere handy to base yourself within the Powell area couldn’t be easier. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks be sure to check out the Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central - Papermill Road, the Hilton Knoxville, and the Holiday Inn Knoxville World's Fair Park.