Star of Knoxville Riverboat in Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee.If you have never had a chance to ride on a true sternwheeler riverboat before, the Star of Knoxville is one of the few remaining that people may still experience. Located at Volunteer Landing, right on the Tennessee River, this riverboat takes you on a ride heading west along the river while you pass by scenic landscapes, beautiful mansions including the historic Crescent Bend House and Confederate Memorial Hall, the University of Tennessee and downtown Knoxville. Whether you are looking to just enjoy the scenery or partake in their lunch or dinner cruises, the Star of Knoxville has a ride for every person’s taste. Sit atop the open deck for some spectacular views or stay inside where you can dance to live music performed on stage in the dining area. Whether young or old, everyone will enjoy a unique aspect of this boat, and people visiting during different times of the year will not miss out on this opportunity because the Star of Knoxville runs year-round.