Visitor Information

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Knoxville Locomotive Works is not open to the public and all visitors must contact KLW before entering the property. Once authorized to enter the property, you may park in a designated visitor parking spot and then proceed to check-in at the main office. For large groups, please park in the large employee parking area near the northeast corner of the shop. Large groups must wait for a KLW representative before moving about the property. When driving on the property please note there is a 5 mph speed limit and workers/moving equipment may be present. There is also no smoking on the property except in designated areas and photography is not allowed inside our shop.

 

Directions

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The KLW shop is located at 300 West Quincy Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Our shop is located just off I-275 and other major roadways making it easily accessible from a number of directions. Please note that some map applications and GPS systems do NOT provide accurate directions to our location so please use caution if using them. 

From I-40 (Nashville, Chattanooga, Asheville)

  • Take exit 387A to head north on I-275
  • Take exit 1B for Woodland Avenue
  • Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Woodland Avenue 
  • At the next traffic light, turn left onto N Central Street
  • At the next traffic light, turn left onto West Quincy Avenue
  • Go straight into the industrial complex and turn left at the stop sign
  • Carefully navigate to the designated parking area and check-in at our main office (or wait for a KLW representative if part of a large group)

From I-75 (North of Knoxville, Kentucky)

  • Travel south on I-75 towards Knoxville and stay in the middle lane as you go past the exits for I-640 West and East. 
  • Take exit 2 for Heiskell Avenue and Central Street
  • At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Heiskell Avenue
  • After going through the tunnel, turn right onto Central Street 
  • Travel approximately 0.8 miles and turn right onto West Quincy Avenue
  • Go straight into the industrial complex and turn left at the stop sign
  • Carefully navigate to the designated parking area and check-in at our main office (or wait for a KLW representative if part of a large group)

From I-640 (West and East)

  • If heading east on I-640, take exit 3 and stay in the right lane to merge onto I-275. If heading west on I-640, take exit 3A and follow signs for I-275 to merge onto I-275.
  • Quickly after merging onto I-275, take exit 2 for Heiskell Avenue and Central Street
  • At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Heiskell Avenue
  • After going through the tunnel, turn right onto Central Street 
  • Travel approximately 0.8 miles and turn right onto West Quincy Avenue
  • Go straight into the industrial complex and turn left at the stop sign
  • Carefully navigate to the designated parking area and check-in at our main office (or wait for a KLW representative if part of a large group)

From Alcoa Highway/Highway 129 (McGhee Tyson Airport)

  • Travel north on Alcoa Highway towards downtown Knoxville and I-40
  • Shortly after crossing over the Tennessee River, follow signs to merge onto I-40 east 
  • Stay in one of the right two lanes to merge onto I-275 by taking exit 387A
  • Take exit 1B for Woodland Avenue
  • Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Woodland Avenue 
  • At the next traffic light, turn left onto N Central Street
  • At the next traffic light, turn left onto West Quincy Avenue
  • Go straight into the industrial complex and turn left at the stop sign
  • Carefully navigate to the designated parking area and check-in at our main office (or wait for a KLW representative if part of a large group)