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Nice Introduction to Knoxville

The Sunsphere makes a nice introduction to Knoxville, a good place to look around and see what's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Batesville, Indiana
Nice history of the world's fair

In the tower, you can go up by elevator. There are a series of advertisements and a timeline from... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2019
Annie K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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300 foot tower built for the 1982 World's Fair.
810 W Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2811
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Little fun facts about the sphere and a 360 degree view of Knoxville? Count me in! Elevator goes to the observation deck on 4th floor. A great place to stop with the family. Free admission.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank sonjtuck
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends from Maine here. Took them to see the park and Market St. Started with the Sunsphere. Good way to see all around downtown Knoxville and read all the history of the World's Fair and building of the sphere. Free admission.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Leigh C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had seen this tower from our Hotel, so after dinner we went for a walk to discover it. Seemingly it's free to take the elevator up to the viewing pathform and enjoy the views across Knoxville city centre. I gotta say Knoxville have really...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sunsphere makes a nice introduction to Knoxville, a good place to look around and see what's there and get some information on the city and its history. It is free.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank SMF-Collegeville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So, I was driving by this today on I-40, I told my crew, I always wanted to go to the top of this. I have drove past this thing thousands of times!! So we looked it up, and found out you could go to the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019

In the tower, you can go up by elevator. There are a series of advertisements and a timeline from the events at the world's fair. The 360 view is a good one.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Annie K
Reviewed June 11, 2019 via mobile

This neat tower is located at worlds fair park. It seemed taller the closer I walked to it. At the base is a elevator you can take to the top, or you can take the stairs if you are feeling really ambitious. The observation deck...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank travelrelaxrepeat
Reviewed June 5, 2019

We enjoyed the great views and good information we received. We really enjoyed the visit and we highly recommend taking time to visit!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CuriousProfessor
Reviewed May 27, 2019

This IS a must do when in Knoxville as you get great views of the city all for free. Within walking distance of anywhere downtown, the tower is open everyday but is not staffed. You take the elevator to the observation level and there signage...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TFopinion
Reviewed May 13, 2019

If you are traveling to Knoxville this park and Sunsphere must be on your list. It is free to go up in the elevator to walk around the glass sphere and see and read all about Knoxville. When and if we have company this is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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June 29, 2019|
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Response from Maggie L | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is an elevator
March 14, 2018|
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Response from wbk215 | Reviewed this property |
I just checked the Visitor's Center website. They say that Primo Ristorante Italiano 810 Clinch Avenue Knoxville, TN 37902 (865) 249-7321 is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 4 pm to 9 pm. I called the number... More
October 25, 2015|
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Response from 533at | Reviewed this property |
Yes, to get inside it is free and the observation deck is also free. I believe there was a restaurant on one of the levels, which obviously would cost you, and you might have to pay for parking nearby to check this out, but... More