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Sunsphere Tower

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Address: 810 Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, TN
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+1 865-251-6861
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300 foot tower built for the 1982 World's Fair.

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Great views of World's Fair Park and downtown and University

Nice views of downtown, and the University. Site of the Worlds Fair also has a restaurant and bar. Check the Icon restaurant out.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Owings Mills, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent about 10 minutes at the top - some interesting information about the city and how the 1982 Worlds Fair was inspired. Nice views and Free!! We had no wait since it was winter - I'm sure it's busier in nicer weather

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Thank Michele W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice views of downtown, and the University. Site of the Worlds Fair also has a restaurant and bar. Check the Icon restaurant out.

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Thank Doug S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The Sunsphere Tower observation deck offers a marvelous view of the Knoxville area. One can walk in a complete circle around the observation deck high above the city and see the downtown area, the University of Tennesse, the Tennessee River, and on a clear day perhaps even the Great Smoky Mountains about 45 miles away. There is no charge to... More 

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Wildwood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We have been to several events near here and it is always filled with children. I have gone with grandchildren and they always enjoy it.

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Thank DebE5
oxford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Take a nice look at the strikng outside but hardly worth the time it takes to figure out parking. The free elevator ride to the observation deck is not worth it either. Not much to see and no acoustiguide to educate you. No place for a snack or a bathroom break. The place is dated and rundown with no charm... More 

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Thank oxforddoc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I came to the World's Fair with my family in 1982! So it was an absolute treat to get to come back and revisit the site and go up to the observation deck! The park is very nice and I was moved by the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial on the site! That was a a great discovery!

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Thank Teresa P
Ventura, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We walked to the Sunsphere Tower from where the free electric trolley bus dropped us off on the Gay Street Route. There was a field trip of children in the observation area, but we could read the displays to see what we were looking at in the town of Knoxville. It was interesting. I was a little bit disappointed in... More 

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Erwin, Tennessee, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome views from the top. Very interesting to read all about the world's fair at the top also. Very neat and well maintained park.

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Arlington Heights
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A lovely 360 view of the city and it's free. If you're in the area, you should definitely check it out.

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Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

For a great view of Knoxville and the surrounding areas, just take the free elevator and spend a few minutes walking around the observation level.

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