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“Nice Grounds but Not Much to See or Do” 3 of 5 stars
Review of World's Fair Park

World's Fair Park
Knoxville, TN
865-251-6861
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Ranked #14 of 40 Attractions in Knoxville
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Washington, DC
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“Nice Grounds but Not Much to See or Do”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The area is now a mostly just an open air park with a waterway through it. All that was left of the construction from the fair is the "space needle." Bring a picnic or some frisbees but you get much more history about it at the East Tennessee Museum.

Visited September 2012
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Longwood, Florida
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“Just Another City Park”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

For anyone tempted to take a detour and visit this area, skip it. Unless you are into the nostalgia of the Sunsphere (which is showing its age), there's really nothing here but your standard fare of a fountain (very nice), playground grassy picnic spot, ampitheater and waterfront area. Although the area is decently maintained, it needs the excitement of a convention center event or outdoor festival to make it come alive. From what I learned from the locals, that only ahppens acouple times a year (that is, way too infrequently). Leave this for the locals to enjoy.

Visited September 2012
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

A little dull. A nice place to walk around if you have nothing to do on a Sunday afternoon. Pretty foundations.

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“World's Fair Park, Knoxville”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

An excellent park to spend the afternoon with the kids or just kick back and relax. They have a water spray / splash area and a grassy field for the kids to play. They also have a memorial for veterans. Definitely worth a visit if in the downtown area.

Visited August 2012
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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“a very nice park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

I liked the water most of all and the convenction center was very nice
nost of all I liked the concessions. they were very clean with the usual stable of food

Visited September 2011
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