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  • Address: 810 Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8652516860
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Tower, Observation Deck

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

Entrance Ticket Details For Sunsphere

  • Admission to the deck is free.

Sunsphere 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

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

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  • Sunsphere Address: 810 Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902, United States
  • Sunsphere Contact Number: +1-8652516860
  • Sunsphere Timing: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Sunsphere(preferred time): 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sunsphere: 00:30 Mins
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  • 95% of people who visit Knoxville include Sunsphere in their plan

  • 36.71% of people start their Sunsphere visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Sunsphere

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

93.65% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sunsphere

People normally club together East Tennessee History Center and University Of Tennessee while planning their visit to Sunsphere.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Sunsphere Reviews & Ratings

  • Absolutely beautiful.. first time ever visiting there besides the history that is given and the beautiful view. It's now a long lasting memory for me and my new fiance. He asked and I said yes..

  • Its got a good view of the city. Nice history about the city on some plaques around the sphere. Its free, so its worth checking out!

  • Pretty cool view, but I recommend going when there is still light outside. At night the lights inside reflect off the glass and reduce your view to outside. It still is cool, but would be better during the daytime or at sunset.

  • The view from the top is lovely! I feel like it would benefit from a restaurant or something at the very top but maybe that's just because I wanted a reason to stay longer.

  • To be transparent, I've never been inside the Sunsphere. I honestly only go here to play Pokemon with my son haha. Looks nice from the outside though:)

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