Founded in 1794, two years before Tennessee became the 16th state, the University of Tennessee Knoxville is the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system. The campus is known for landmarks like Ayers Hall on “The Hill” and Neyland Stadium. You’ll see these sites as well as McClung Museum, John C. Hodges Library, the Volunteer “Torchbearer” Statue, the Student Union (check out the and more on this self-guided tour. Located alongside the Tennessee River just a short walk from downtown (or free via the Downtown Trolley Orange Line), the campus is appreciated for its natural beauty and wide range of architectural styles – making this tour a fan favorite no matter who you cheer for! Find more information about the Smokey Statues on campus here.