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Sunsphere Tower

810 Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, TN
865-251-6861
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Ranked #15 of 47 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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Pittsburgh PA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The sunsphere kind of has the Eiffel Tower problem - it looks beautiful from the outside, but when you go up and look at the view from inside, the best thing in the skyline is missing (because you're standing in it!) On the other hand, it's free, and it's a cool experience, and it does have a nice 360-degree view.... More

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Flemington, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Neat place to visit. Was a little confusing finding a good place to park and for a reasonable price. Very clean and awesome view.

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

While it is not the tallest place in the world, it is historic and a must do for both natives and visitors at least once in their lives! The view is great and it is a neat feeling to be in the sphere!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Out kids enjoyed seeing the fountains We also went to the fourth festival it was really nice they had bounces house an paddle boats an a train for the kids an it was all free fireworks could have been a little better but the music an vendors made up for it

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great view of downtown but relatively boring. Fun to pick out the sights. Only worth about 10-20 minutes.

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South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A golden relic from a lost era of worlds fair. Effortless to find and, amazingly, it's open free of charge with no staff in attendance. Structure is clean and in proper working order. 360 view from observation deck is splendid. Park around tower is absolutely clean and well maintained. Area felt absolutely safe. Many reviewers complain about lack of parking.... More

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Old Fort, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went on a Sunday morning, the water fountains were not operating but we still enjoyed looking around outside. The view up inside was very nice. The height of the sphere is just under 300 feet. Inside there was a lot of screens throughout with information about the area & also information on the walls about the 1982 Worlds Fair... More

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Fort Lauderdale
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I was surprised to go to Sunsphere and not find a ticket taker. It is a free attraction. Parking is close and the view from the tower is amazing. I also enjoyed all the information provided on the walk around the tower

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Pickering, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The view was nice but we really enjoyed reading more on the displays about the history of the World Fair in Knoxville.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

You can go up to an observation deck for free during the week and can great views of Knoxville. I was also lucky enough to attend 2 events here and while the venue is small, it's very classy.

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