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World's Fair Park

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Address: Knoxville, TN
Phone Number: 865-251-6861
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Pretty neat little area to check out between the sun sphere and museum of art. Lots of water features also.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Madisonville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Pretty neat little area to check out between the sun sphere and museum of art. Lots of water features also.

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Helensvale, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walked around this well known park. Went up the sunsphere tower by lift, good views from the top. Very quiet during the week but I imagine busy during the weekends.

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Powell, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice clean area with water fall and sunphere that is also a observation tower ...can rent out for church activities like our church did for our anniversary .......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to walk around, see downtown Knoxville, and enjoy an urban park. You can go up into the Sunsphere, run around in the splash fountains, and picnic on the large grass fields.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Handicap accessible. Fun place to get wet, center fountain jets are high pressure, so be careful, also, remove all rings and/glasses because you will lose them

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New Castle, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here while in Knoxville, and there was a gospel music type festival going on. My six year old daughter LOVED the playground. She could have spent all night there. There was a very delicious snow cone type vendor by the amphitheater for the festival. We also enjoyed the trip up the Sunsphere to check out the city.

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Lemont, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Built for the 1982 World's Fair this beautiful park has water spouts shooting out of the ground for kids to play in, a nice lawn for picniking, a man made river and falls bordering a seated concert area and the sun sphere that is free to go up in for nice views.

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Cheyenne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place to do a little walking downtown. Good view from the upper floor and place to rest.

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Little Rock
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a nice asset for Knoxville. This park is lovely and is a nice place to spend a few hours. Parking signage is lacking but once you figure it out, there is plenty of free parking. The War Memorial is very nice and the fountains beautiful. Adults and children alike will enjoy playing in the water. The tower sphere offers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We brought our daughter and her four kids here (ages 14, 12, 9, and 7) and they really enjoyed it. They liked the playground, which was small but had fun stuff (most involved climbing). Be warned: shady benches are few, and are quickly taken. The kids also liked the splash pad, but the water was very chlorined and a daycare... More 

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