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What you should know about Clinton

Just northwest of the city of Knoxville lies Clinton, a peaceful district nestled between some of Tennessee’s most beautiful state parks and forests. Once home to prehistoric Native American settlers, this charming neighborhood in the Southern United States combines modern, urban living with green, open spaces and a rich and interesting history. It’s also a stone’s throw from lively Downtown Knoxville, home to the largest university in Tennessee and a thriving music and theater scene.

Hotels in Clinton

Visitors will find a great collection of Clinton hotels both to the north of the area, near highway 75, and to the south in the little town of Oak Ridge. Country Inn & Suites by Carlson offers family-friendly Clinton accommodation, with traditional, cozy rooms and extra highlights including an indoor pool. The adjacent Holiday Inn Express is also a top pick with its own spa facilities. This hotel area has excellent links to the center of Knoxville, thanks to the highway running straight to the city. But for a fantastic budget hotel in Clinton, try the Quality Inn Oak Ridge to the southwest.

Things to see in Clinton

Learn about Clinton’s strong links with one of the United States’ most distinct cultures at the Museum of Appalachia. The Appalachian people and region, with origins spanning back tens of thousands of years, are characterized by rustic living, banjo music, and a love of the countryside and mountains. Discover how they lived in this former settlement by stepping inside traditional, wooden workshops and cabins, which include the birthplace of writer Mark Twain. Don’t forget to visit the nearby Appalachian Arts Crafts Center for authentic Appalachian handicraft. With a shop selling handmade items, including quilts, pottery, and jewelry, as well as classes where you can learn how to bake and craft like the masters, this center is a delight for anyone wanting a hands-on experience. And for another aspect of American cultural pride in Clinton, visit the Green McAdoo Cultural Center. This museum offers fascinating insights into the civil rights movement, with a bold statue of protesting schoolchildren at its entrance.

Good for families

Both parents and children will love the opportunity to discover the region’s history through interesting, interactive activities in Clinton. They’ll appreciate staying in a family-friendly hotel in Clinton and having great transport links to the city of Knoxville for top-class entertainment, sights, and restaurants. Great parks and forests are also close by for more active sightseers, such as the Chuck Swan State Forest to the northeast. A hotel in Clinton will suit travelers on a budget as well. Stay in a great-value hotel and enjoy fantastic museums and sights that are right on your doorstep, with easy travel into town for even more excitement.

How to get to Clinton

Clinton’s nearest international airport is McGhee Tyson Airport to the south, and from here, it’s a 40-minute cab ride to the center of Clinton. If you’re driving, westbound Interstate 75 and northbound Interstate 40 converge in Knoxville. Take the I-275 N from the city, then exit onto US-25W to reach Clinton. The district is easy to walk around, and driving is also an option; route 61 will lead you all the way through the district to sights such as the Museum of Appalachia. And it’s about a 25-minute drive to Knoxville and just over 2 hours 40 minutes to the U.S. country music capital, Nashville.