Tennessee Study Tour

Sunday, August 18th through Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
All Inclusive Registration Opens April 1st.

Join us this August in Knoxville Tennessee as we explore some of the natural stone, history and culture of the city and its surrounding regions.

Crowne Plaza Knoxville
401 West Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 1-865-522-2600


  • Closest Airport: McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) - Approx. 20 min drive
  • Hotel is located in the city center
  • Convenient Location to: Market Square, Downtown and Old Town Restaurant & Shops


Tentative Schedule

Day One

  • Afternoon Downtown Walking Tour/ Welcome Reception

Day Two

  • Town Hall Meeting
  • Member Visit
  • Banquet and Live Auction

Day Three

  • Member Visits
  • Planned Group Recreation
  • Evening Free

Day Four

  • Member Visits
  • Team Building Challenge
  • Closing Reception

Tentative Member Visits

  • TN Marble Company in Friendsville
  • Tennessee Building Stone in Crossville
  • BMJ Stone in Crossville
  • Braxton-Bragg in Knoxville

Sponsorship Opportunities

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The Institute relies on the generous contributions of our sponsors to defray event costs not included in registration fees. Please support the Institute and elevate your company’s exposure to the attendees through one of our opportunities.

Each sponsor receives:

  • Event attendee list
  • Recognition on all marketing for study tour
  • Sponsor flyer in attendee gift bag
  • Logo featured on the event t-shirt
  • Special recognition on event signage
  • Special recognition on the website
  • Option to submit digital literature for the flash drive handout.

Sponsor online during the registration process. Deadline to provide digital literature is July 15, 2019. Email jane@naturalstoneinstitute.org.


Hotel Amenities

  • Generous rooms with choice of Double, Queen or King beds
  • Suites with sofa beds are available
  • Mahogany's Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert (2nd floor Mezzanine Level)
  • The Library lounge (Lobby level-across from Front Desk)
  • In-room dining available
  • Equipped gym, free for hotel guests, open 24 hours
  • Indoor Heated Lap Pool (6:00 AM to 11:00 PM)
  • Same-day dry cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • 8 Accessible rooms

Things to Consider

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • A secure cross-bag or purse
  • Extra empty bag or suitcase (lots of local shopping)

Nearby Attractions

Old City
Market Square
University of Tennessee Knoxville Campus
Thompson Boling Arena
Civic Auditorium and Coliseum
Knoxville Convention Center
Tennessee Theatre
Knoxville Museum of Art
Zoo Knoxville
Worlds Fair Park
Volunteer Landing and Knoxville Riverboat Company
East Tennessee Historical Society
Blount Mansion
James White Fort
Neyland Stadium
Bijou Theatre


Average August High 86° / Average Low 68°


Stones of North America

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Genuine. Versatile. Unique. Durable. Sustainable. Easy to Maintain