Sunsphere, Knoxville

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

Phone: +1-8652516860

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

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About Sunsphere, Knoxville

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

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  • I had fun going up and exploring the Sunsphere. I also was excited to participate in the 9/11 stair climb here in 2017. The elevator can take you to the top with pretty golden views of the scruffy little town of Knoxville. If you want a quick and free attraction you need to check this out. Parking is available all around the park. Note there are more then one elevator up to the observation deck.

  • It's a nice view of the city. Its awesome to see the city from above it gives you a new prospective on what the city's like. And it's historical land marks

  • I walked by and I saw some people go up In it. I walked over and I went into it. I loved the view. It was clean and overall enjoyed it

  • Beautiful landmark and the elevator to the top is free. You get a nice view of Knoxville from within the sphere itself.

  • Awesome view of the city! My only complaint is the windows are dirty. The way the windows are slanted kinda messes with you. I don’t have a problem with heights but it made me feel and wobbly.

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