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Sunsphere Tower

810 W Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2811
+1 865-251-6861
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We have lived in Tennessee and visited Knoxville several times. The Sunsphere Tower was on my list... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Crossville, Tennessee
Little guy's dream come true!!

My toddler grandson always looks for the 'big ball' as we drive through downtown. After a family... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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300 foot tower built for the 1982 World's Fair.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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810 W Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2811
+1 865-251-6861
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have lived in Tennessee and visited Knoxville several times. The Sunsphere Tower was on my list and we finally made it. Very nice 360° view of Knoxville. Interesting information posted around the observation deck. This tower was built for the 1982 World's Fair. The...More

1  Thank Moony12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My toddler grandson always looks for the 'big ball' as we drive through downtown. After a family photo shoot in World's Fair Park, his mom and dad took us up into the Sunsphere!! He was beside himself. He could not believe he was inside the...More

Thank JamesRaRa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sunsphere is free to go up in, and the views are great. There are interesting signs explaining things about the city up on the 4th floor viewing area.

Thank LindaandSteve024
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Highlights-> 1. There is no entry fee. (Check visiting hours in advance) 2. You get a birds eye view of Knoxville city. 3. My 7 year old daughter and 2 year old son liked it. 4. There is a little bit of history associated with...More

Thank Divya P
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is free to do . go up to level 4 and you can walk around and have a view of the whole town and river . The glass is tinted though so your photos will have a yellow hue to them.

Thank Trina W
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I gave it an excellent because the kids liked it and it was a terrific free thing to do on our otherwise expensive trip to pigeon forge/Sevierville/Gatlinburg area. Elevator buttons are confusing though at first, but they really do take you to the top. Short...More

Thank jody19841984
Reviewed 28 December 2017

NYC has the Empire State Building, Paris has the Eiffel Tower, Chicago has the Willis Tower, and Knoxville has the Sunsphere. I was amazed that not only was it free to go to the top of the Sunsphere but there was no line or crowds....More

Reviewed 22 December 2017

You can see so much of Knoxville from here. Walk all the way around the sphere to see it all! Plus there is history that you can read about Knoxville as you look out over the city.

Thank katherinepresley
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

The Sunscape is free and open at 9:00 am. Take the elevator up to the 4th floor. Great views of Knoxville. Beautiful park! This is a must see that doesn’t take long to do.

Thank Debbi A
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I was surprised that it's free to go up the tower. The views are nice, but the windows are pretty dirty. Definitely worth a visit

Thank fozjon
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26 October 2015|
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Response from A T | 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
19 July 2015|
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Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
April through October: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. November through March: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. the Sunsphere Observation Deck, 4th Level is open to the public. It offers a 360-degree view of the original 1982 World's Fair... More