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Sunsphere Tower

810 W Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2811
+1 865-251-6861
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Great artwork in the sphere

Also can view downtown Knoxville and the university! The elevator took forever and the door would... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Marta E
El Paso, Texas

We saw this as we were driving through Knoxville, and got off the highway to see what it was. What... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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300 foot tower built for the 1982 World's Fair.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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810 W Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2811
+1 865-251-6861
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Also can view downtown Knoxville and the university! The elevator took forever and the door would open and close, Glad it is free and so much to see in this park!

Thank Marta E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We saw this as we were driving through Knoxville, and got off the highway to see what it was. What we found was this cool Worlds Fair Sun Sphere located downtown central to to a great little park and the museum of art. Definitely worth...More

Thank IslandGirlTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view of the city and a time travel to the world fair ! The observatory gives you not only a perspective of the park area but also a great view of the downtown area. Read about the World fair and its imapact on the...More

Thank Francois A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sunsphere tower is a part of the World's Fair Park and a part of the Knoxville Skyline. Do you actually need to go inside this Tower? Not really. But it is it an historical building from one of the last world's fairs in the...More

Thank JJBlondie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A unique spot to view the town of Knoxville. There is a solid bar in the same structure. There are historical displays around the sun sphere viewing deck.

Thank Marty A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're visiting Knoxville, the Sunsphere is one of those local attractions that's worth a short visit.

Thank repbrock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My children were very excited to go into the Sunsphere, but once we got there we realized that it really needs some work. The elevator was a bit dingy and the observation floor had a musty smell. The tower is a great focal point for...More

Thank Derek Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This refreshing fountain is a highly welcome option on a hot day. Don't be shy about getting your clothes wet, but it is more enjoyable if you plan ahead and wear water friendly clothes.

Thank 4knots
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views of the city along with pictures of the 1982 World's Fair. Although the elevator is a bit shaky it is well worth it for the views and pictures. A definate must do!

Thank N4685WEN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The elevator was a little shaky and although I am not a big fan of heights, I was able to enjoy the views the observation town provides of the park and city. I have always wanted to see inside the sphere and I am glad...More

Thank Megan C
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26 October 2015|
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Response from A T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, to get inside it is free and the observation deck is also free. I believe there was a restaurant on one of the levels, which obviously would cost you, and you might have to pay for parking nearby to check this out, but... More
18 July 2015|
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Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
April through October: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. November through March: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. the Sunsphere Observation Deck, 4th Level is open to the public. It offers a 360-degree view of the original 1982 World's Fair... More