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It's a must see

It's a must see if you visit Knoxville as it is a big part of Knoxville. There is a viewing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MissBehavior81
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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The view of the city.

The view of the city was great. The tower itself is fun and the price was excellent....free! The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rosey H
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Texarkana, Texas
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300 foot tower built for the 1982 World's Fair.
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810 W Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2811
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+1 865-251-6861
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We took the elevator to the observation deck and as soon as we stepped off the alarm went off and we had to evacuate via the outside stairway. This was not fun, When we finally got to the bottom, the alarms stopped, but then a...More

Thank nancynj
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a must see if you visit Knoxville as it is a big part of Knoxville. There is a viewing platform with history of the the sun sphere. Not good for those afraid of heights. Lovely views of downtown Knoxville,and it's a free. (P.S. there...More

Thank MissBehavior81
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sunsphere Tower is a great stop in downtown Knoxville. You get a terrific view of the city, some information about other places to visit and it's all for free! We were there on a Saturday morning. There was no wait for the elevator and...More

Thank MauraD100
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to eat , not just another restaurant,great place for a special occasion or just to relax with a drink

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great view of the city, the elevator ride was a plus to get to the top. Go during the week when it's not busy.

Thank corpspower
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view of the city was great. The tower itself is fun and the price was excellent....free! The only bad thing was the stairs from the park.

Thank Rosey H
Reviewed 10 September 2018

It certainly isn't more than a 30-minute attraction but it's totally worth stopping. It was also featured on my favorite episode of my favorite show, The Simpsons: Bart on the road. It's free and you get a great view of Knoxville. Great place to stop....More

1  Thank OlympicMike
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Every time you visit Knoxville, can’t help but notice the “gold ball” as I grew up calling it. Might even say it had always been on my bucket list to go up in it but never did. So as my family came through Knoxville, we...More

1  Thank Kim L
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

It's a great way to see Knoxville from the air. It was free we had no wait going up or coming down and could see some places to go afterwards. The splash pad listed in the park is not meant for small children. There is...More

2  Thank bethanycv
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are attending the 2018 Wind Ding motorcycle rally at the Knoxville Convention Center. Great way to overlook the city with a 360 degree view! Open to the public and free of charge.

Thank Beth S
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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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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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