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What you should know about Lenoir City

In a peaceful location to the southwest of Knoxville, Lenoir City is a fantastic entry point to the Great Smoky Mountains. However, the district also holds a few surprises of its own. Originally named for General Lenoir, part of the area was constructed as a worker’s town by the Lenoir City Company in the late 19th century. The 4-grid layout and traditional block-like buildings of the center reflect this. Lenoir City is also right by the rolling Tennessee River, and is surrounded by wonderful countryside.

Hotels in Lenoir City


Visitors will find a great range of budget Lenoir City hotels in the heart of the district, as well as more upscale accommodation. Check out the highly-rated Econo Lodge for rooms with all the essential amenities, including a continental breakfast. Another discount hotel in Lenoir City is Days Inn Lenoir City, with a seasonal outdoor pool and a hotel restaurant to enjoy throughout the day. Upgrade your stay with a room at a 3-star hotel in Lenoir City, the Hampton Inn Lenoir City, and enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and free WiFi.

Things to see in Lenoir City


Start your trip around Lenoir City with a stop at the Lenoir City Museum. Although small, this building has tons of character, and was designed by the famous Baumann brothers of Tennessee as the former Lenoir City Company head office. Next, visit the Lenoir City Park. This picturesque part of town has large, open spaces and a vast lake teeming with local wildlife, where you can go for a boat ride or try some fishing. What’s more, you have an unbeatable view of the Fort Loudon Dam from here. Built in the early 1940s, this hydroelectric wonder stretches 4,190 feet across the Tennessee River and is a sight to behold. Wine connoisseurs should take a trip to the Tennessee Valley Winery in nearby Loudon. Learn all about how the region’s wine is made, and taste the local varieties, enriched with a mix of earthy, fruity, and spicy flavors. Visit on a weekend for great entertainment from local musicians.

Good for families


With the park nearby and larger national parks just a short trip away, families will love Lenoir City. Whether you’re looking for a more active holiday with long hikes, boat rides, and fishing, or simply want a relaxing break in an idyllic landscape while staying at a Lenoir City hotel, this district is the perfect spot for you and the kids. Budget travelers are also well served here, with superb Lenoir City hotel rates on offer and some great local sites to enjoy. Furthermore, the city of Knoxville is within easy reach should you fancy a taste of the city life.

How to get to Lenoir City


From Lenoir City’s closest international airport, McGhee Tyson Airport, it takes about 30 minutes by cab to get to Lenoir City. Alternately, you can drive to Lenoir City via the westbound I-75, taking the exit onto US-321 direct into Lenoir City. With its grid layout, the district itself is very easy to navigate, and due to its smaller size, it’s also easy to walk around. Driving to nearby Knoxville will take about 30 minutes on average, and a day trip to the Great Smoky Mountains will mean a 2-hour car journey. The charming city of Chattanooga is even closer, being only 1 hour 30 minutes away.