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Sunsphere Tower

810 W Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2811
+1 865-251-6861
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We were looking for free things to do in Knoxville. It was in walking distance of other free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bree s
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Girard, Ohio
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Touring the downdown area.

We parked in a free parking area by the Museum of Art and Fort Kids playground. The sphere was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bree S
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300 foot tower built for the 1982 World's Fair.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“free attraction” (21 reviews)
“degree view” (20 reviews)
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810 W Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2811
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"observation deck"
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"free attraction"
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"degree view"
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"world's fair park"
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"elevator ride"
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"great view of the city"
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"surrounding park"
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"free elevator"
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"viewing area"
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"world fair"
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"entire city"
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"points of interest"
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"sun sphere"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for free things to do in Knoxville. It was in walking distance of other free things. It allowed us to see the whole city from high up in about 2 minutes. My daughter was a bit scared. The outside of the Sunsphere...More

Thank bree s
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We parked in a free parking area by the Museum of Art and Fort Kids playground. The sphere was within walking distance and we saw the whole city in a few minutes for free!

Thank Bree S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located at Knoxville World's Fair Park. The Sphere is the focal point of the Park. My wife and I took the elevator to the observation area in the Sphere. Once there you have a 350 degree view, as you walk around the inside of the...More

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

The Sunsphere Tower gives visitors a great 360 degree view of Knoxville. You can see all of downtown as well as the University of Tennessee in the distance. Parking is not available at the Tower, but there is free parking at the nearby Museum of...More

1  Thank hsbvim
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We went up to deck twice including a Sunday a.m. Good 360 view of downtown and beyond. Free, good elevators, nice plaza including convention center with public restrooms and charging stations. Parking garages and meters about 2 blocks away.

1  Thank beckyw872
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

It was a beautiful Spring day when I rode the elevator to the top of this curious landmark, and the view of the city and the surrounding hills was lovely. A visit is recommended if you are in the area. Free!Q

2  Thank George E
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

If I didn’t read reviews for this I wouldn’t have known to take the elevator up to the observation deck. The forth floor doesn’t seem high enough but that’s the number. I was surprised when the doors opened and I was at the top. I...More

Thank jeanninelee
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have driven past this tower many times throughout our travels, but we had no idea that it is an open attraction. We stopped by on a Monday morning and were able to find a nearby parking space rather quickly. There were...More

Thank awherry8
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Everytime we see the Sunsphere driving through Knoxville we would say "we'll have to go there someday" finally we stopped! Although finding parking spot was not easy, we took an enjoyable walk through World's Fair Park to the Sunsphere. The views are still beautiful even...More

Thank ANDREA B
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We were just passing through town and saw that there had been a World's Fair here, so we went to check it out. The park was nice, and the tower was cool, but we had a really hard time finding a place to park. There...More

Thank Jeremy J
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foxcaughron
14 March 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
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Jomama1968
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
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bdawg4555
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
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