Introduction to Knoxville, Iowa
Knoxville is the county seat of Marion County, which was organized in 1845. The city is home to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum which is located adjacent to the famous dirt track known as Knoxville Raceway. The community was named after the famous Henry Knox, the Revolutionary War general and Washington's First Secretary of War.
Knoxville and nearby Attractions
- Elk Rock State Park
- Lake Red Rock
- Belinda Toy and Antique Museum
- Cordova Observation Tower
- Marion County Historical Village
Things To Do In Knoxville
Tourists can visit the Cordova Park Observation Tower, which offers a beautiful view over the Des Moines River valley. Each year the residents of the city celebrate the Old Time Country Music Festival in the month of August, and the Marion County Fair in July. The Des Moines Botanical Center in Knoxville is also worth taking a look around.
Air transportation is available from the Des Moines International Airport.
Knoxville Higher Education
Higher education can be availed through Des Moines Community College, Drake University, Indian Hills Community College, and Iowa State University.