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Sunsphere, Knoxville - Address, Phone Number

Address: 810 Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902, United States

Phone: +1-8652516860

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Time Required: 00:30 Mins

Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

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Family And Kids, Tower, Observation Deck

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The Sun-sphere Tower was built in 1982 for the World Fair which played an important role in balancing the economy of Knoxville.

The Sun-sphere’s classic golden design (and its 300 foot height) is hard to miss in the park and a ride to the observation deck offers you a panoramic view of the neighborhood. The tower tops the list of ‘free things to do in Knoxville’.

Highlights include:

  • The view from the deck
  • A walk around the World Fair park

Sunsphere Ticket Prices

  • Admission to the deck is free.

Sunsphere Opening and Closing Hours

  • Park Hours: 6.00 am to 12.00 am

Observation Deck Hours:

  • April through October: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • November through March: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Hours of observation are subject to change.

How To reach Sunsphere by Public Transport

  • Bus: Knoxville station
  • Trolley Bus/ Tram: KAT Trolley Bus Stop
  • By Taxi
  • By Bicycle
  • By Walking

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Sunsphere, Knoxville Reviews - Write a Review

  • A very nice place to have a look at city from top. The entry to observatory deck was free. The place was not too crowdy, so we enjoyed our time there.

  • Unique experience. Neat to see the skyline. Worth the trip. Hard to find parking.

  • We loved it!!! Reasonable prices, nice place for a date or share a drink with friends. Staff was excellent. Wonderful view. We will definitely visit again.

  • Beautiful view of Knoxville and vicinity from the top and a nice elevator ride up. It gets better every year I go when I visit my friend Sam. Last visit was back in September 2015. Great scenery!

  • What a neat place! It's so cool that you can go inside the sunsphere, and the view is amazing.

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