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World's Fair Park

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Address: Knoxville, TN
Phone Number: +1 865-251-6861

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Nice Place to Walk, With the Sunsphere as a Big Attraction

I enjoyed visiting World's Fair Park on November 30, 2016. I took the elevator to the observation deck of the Sunsphere and enjoyed a marvelous view of Knoxville. My review of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed visiting World's Fair Park on November 30, 2016. I took the elevator to the observation deck of the Sunsphere and enjoyed a marvelous view of Knoxville. My review of the Sunsphere is also on TripAdvisor. There is no charge for going up to the observation deck. I also looked at the large Rubik's cube model that was part... More 

Thank James G
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good example of "world fair" architecture in second half of 20th century. Great for a pleasant walk around or to hike down the trail to the river.

Thank MRRomanSC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a must see! Extremely interesting and the view is amazing! Posting some pics for you to view.

Thank Dana G
Clemmons, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park itself is a great expanse of grass and water. The primary draw is the Sunsphere, and it is neat to be able to go up inside and see all around Knoxville from above. And its free! Don't forget to stop by the Holiday Inn and see the giant Rubik's Cube!

Thank Alex S
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice area wrapped around a park, walking area along the water and the Sunsphere. Its clean, safe and free to enjoy a view from the sphere. There is a restaurant in the sphere that was closed early Sunday. May be a cool view to have a drink or dine in.

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

This is a very well maintained park. Just steps away from Neyland and university of Tennessee. My kids loved looking out of the sunsphere. It was interesting reading all the history with the world's fair back in the day. Looks like they have concerts there also.

Thank Kenneth E
Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Especially lovely views from this famous icon of Knoxville. A quick elevator ride up to a 360 view of the city.

Thank kkimminau
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Nice park to walk through . Area well maintained , in the college part of town so parking in area is limited to public. Once was enough in my opinion to visit

Thank john j
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Although there is nothing much to see, a trip to where the World's Fair was held is a must in Knoxville.

Thank E S
Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a nice walk through the world's fair park. Rode up the sunsphere to be a great view of downtown Knoxville and surrounding mountains. Great informational posters in the sunsphere. Free. Park is nice to walk through.

Thank Jerry G

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