Situated along the Tennessee River near the Great Smokey Mountains, Knoxville is home to the primary campus of the University of Tennessee. Established in 1794, UT, as it is also known, serves nearly 28,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The university also hosts the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, among the largest government laboratories in the country. As home to one of the world's most powerful supercomputers, Oak Ridge Laboratory is frequently called upon to assist with international research on advanced materials development. This is a terrific place for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Within Knoxville itself walkers, runners and cyclists have 41 miles of paved Greenway that takes them through local natural preserves and parks. Within a short drive of Knoxville is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, this area is ideal for a day of hiking, mountain biking or just relaxing in nature. Bring your favorite four-legged friend with you to enjoy the beauty of Knoxville. Extended Stay America allows pets in their locations! See you soon!