Have you ever driven past a landmark or tourist destination many times until you finally decide that today is the day to explore? We have driven through the city of Knoxville many times over the past 15 years and seen the shiny sunsphere towering over the downtown skyline and never stopped till this past summer. The kids and I took a couple of hours to drive down and explore the Knoxville Sunsphere and Worlds Fair Park.
The Sunsphere was constructed for the 1982 World’s Fair and during that time, it served as the symbol to the Fair.
The Observation Deck is located on the 4th floor.
There is no admission charge and elevator usage for the Observation Deck is limited to the double elevators facing the lake at the base of the Sunsphere and at the Convention Cente
r level. The 4th floor actually takes you to the base of the sphere where there is a full view of the city.
The observation deck is completely glassed in and circles around the base so you can see on all sides.
No food or drinks are allowed on the observation deck.
The Worlds Fair Park boasts some great water features for the kids to play in.
There is a great playground area…
War Memorial to the Veterans….
Water Fountains, Beautiful Flowers…..
This is a beautiful place and well worth the visit.
Have you been here? Isn’t it fun to find places to create memories that don’t cost a penny?
Traveling to Knoxville?
Don’t miss Ijams Nature Center – Also FREE!