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Sunsphere Tower

810 Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, TN
865-251-6861
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Ranked #16 of 51 Attractions in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: 300 foot tower built for the 1982 World's Fair.
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Georgia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Sunsphere Tower is very nice to view the entire City of Knoxville and it was free. The tower has plaques of different parts of history for the city.

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Knoxville
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We try to go up to the observation deck at least once a year, if not more! It's a beautiful view of our hometown and a very unique experience. It's a must see at lest once in your lifetime kind of thing.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A very unique structure. Probably more interesting to look at from the outside than from inside. Its biggest claims to fame are the unusual addition to the city's skyline and the views of the city from the sphere. The views could be much improved if the windows were cleaned, but were still impressive.

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Pomfret, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This sphere gives you great views of the city of Knoxville. There are informational plaques so that you are aware of what you are seeing. This sphere gives you are beautiful view of the parks below, and the area is clean and best of all...free ! Take a few minutes to utilize this great addition to Knoxville. The militiary monument... More

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Kingston, Tennessee
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26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Kids of all ages love going up in the sphere. I'm a little afraid of heights so I stood closer to the center.

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Hickory, NC
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Went here on a Friday morning...looks like the park its located in could be a happening place on a good weekend but a rainy Friday was boring...its free and a nice view of the city from the top..but dont expect much else...its a been there done that kinda thing...

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

You have a commanding view of the entire Knoxville area. It's a short walk from market square. It's free! So why not visit this landmark? The view is stupendous. Did I mention that it's free?

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The view was great and it was free. There were a couple of displays but overall I think we spent no more than 30 minutes up at the top. If you are near there then don't miss it. I would not recommend making a special trip downtown just for it though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was a must see for anyone visiting Knoxville. There was no cost to go into the sphere and we were the only ones there during the mid-week visit. You can see the whole city from its 26 story viewing area. What a great view it was! The sphere was built for the 1982 World's Fair. Very clean and easy... More

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Brunswick, Md.
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120 reviews 120 reviews
52 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Even though there is not really a lot to do around the sun sphere tower we decided to go up to the observation deck. It was a very nice view and it was FREE! Slow elevators but it was free.....can't beat that. It was nice to see it!

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