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Sunsphere Tower

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Address: 810 Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, TN
Phone Number: 865-251-6861
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: 300 foot tower built for the 1982 World's Fair.

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Great Way To See The City

Take a ride to the top of the Sunspere to see the city of Knowville. Despite the windows being a bit dirty it was a nice way to see the city. Enjoy the World's Fair Park... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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atlanta
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90 reviews 90 reviews
66 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Take a ride to the top of the Sunspere to see the city of Knowville. Despite the windows being a bit dirty it was a nice way to see the city. Enjoy the World's Fair Park while you are there. We enjoyed the visit to Knoxville and the view from the Sunsphere make it special.

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I was very excited to see the Sunsphere and the grounds of the World's Fair. I visited the World's Fair in Knoxville as a little girl with my family, therefore this trip held extra meaning. I had read that you could go in to the Sunsphere, although, the day of our visit, it seemed to be closed off for visitors... More 

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Clinton, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Had a company party here,so much fun and was different in a good way-food was good and would recommend to take family and to have a party event.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you were not in Knoxville for the 1982 World's Fair you may have no idea why this gold orb dots the cityscape. It is free to go to the 4th floor observation deck. You can learn about Knoxville ( Visit Knoxville the city's CVB) updated the material in 2014. The windows are a little murky only because there is... More 

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

was a great view of the city .The windows should of been a lot cleaner was very murky to look out. We were there mid-afternoon and the lounge /café was only open for evening hours ,was a bit disappointed ,but gave us more time to walk around market square. The price was right (free) so was at least worth the... More 

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Jasper
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We took our grandson there and he was amazed at the pictures.and story's that lead to the building of it..lots of historic info and great views of the park

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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114 reviews 114 reviews
62 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Why in the name of all that is holy did they only put one elevator in this place? You cannot have an event where all present can see the speaker/podium, as there is a huge support column smack dab in the center of the room.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

If you are visiting or live in Knoxville you have to go check out the Sunsphere. If you can afford a little pricier of a meal then grab a great meal at the Icon lounge with their new star chef.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Icons is a nar/lounge located on the fourth level and its a great place to hang with friends and watch the sundown. Its very nice, well decorated, top self alcohol and beer with a selection of great appetizers. .Its moderately priced and great service and staff.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is a good place to see the World's Fair Park, downtown Knoxville, and one end of the University of Tennessee campus.

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