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World's Fair Park

Knoxville, TN
865-251-6861
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Ranked #14 of 48 attractions in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The World's Fair park seems to have diminished over the years. Now it is hemmed in by the University, Art Museum and Convention center. There are a couple of fair grounds and the amphitheater, but that's about it.

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nashvill
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Kids had a great time playing in the geysers. Bring your swimsuit and a change of clothes. Well worth it. Also when up the Sunsphere which is worth the 15 minutes. Limited parking.

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Bethalto, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Great place to park and stroll through. Don't miss the Sunsphere. It is free and has a 360 degree view of the city. There is also a very nice East Tennessee Veterans Memorial honoring Medal of Honor Recipients with historical quotes, water geysers to play in, and cascading waterfalls. Lovely place to visit.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I love this park because it is in the middle of Knoxville. I love the location and I love how much you can see when you are there. The Sunsphere is right in the middle of the park along with a nice man made 'river' and amphitheater. I love to spend afternoons there occasionally. There is also a playground and... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The 1982 World's Fair, formally known as the Knoxville International Energy Exposition, was held in Knoxville. Much of the locale has been preserved and updated as a family venue with water playgrounds for the children, an event venue and the famous landmark of the fair, the Sunsphere. You can ride the elevator to the observation deck for a 360 degree... More

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s.ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Make sure to go up in the Sunsphere, which is free. If you are staying at the hotel near put swimsuits on the kids and head to the fountain next to the playground.The kids there looked like they were having a great time. Make sure to stop in the Holiday Inn Select near the convention center to see the big... More

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Mechanicsville, Maryland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stopped in to see this park along with 2 other great FREE attractions (near by). this is a great place to stop off for a few min or 4 hours. Very clean & seems to be safe. Security office is next to the rest rooms so thats a plus. We also walked to the Sunsphere & the Museum of... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

World's Fair Park is a great place for children. There is a playground and fountain for kids to enjoy. It is also a great place for taking pictures.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

park is located in the hub of the area nice relaxing walk area surrounded by several hotels.. it is also on the Trolly line which makes getting to the park easy just hope on and ride..

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Pittsburgh PA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a pretty nice park. There's more than just the sunsphere (which is awesome in its own right). But there are also green spaces, and fountains, and a playground on one end of the park. On the other end, there's a nice sidewalk that runs all the way down past the convention center, with a cool bridge to walk... More

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