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World's Fair Park

Knoxville, TN
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Average Park

I have to say that this park is nothing special . The only difference is that the flags of other... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cindy K
Kershaw, South Carolina
A lovely, basic park

Home to Knoxville's iconic Sunsphere, World's Fair Park, site of the 1982 World's Fair, boasts a... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to say that this park is nothing special . The only difference is that the flags of other countries are flown here along with the American flag . There is a playground area for kids and a big lawn for Frisbee, etc ....More

2  Thank Cindy K
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Home to Knoxville's iconic Sunsphere, World's Fair Park, site of the 1982 World's Fair, boasts a man-made water feature, walking paths, gardens, and a lawn for lounging and festivals. It is right behind the Knoxville Convention Center and the Holiday Inn. The Sunsphere itself includes...More

1  Thank Heminway
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Whether it's the summer and playing in the splash bad, to relaxing on the manicured lawn or going up in the Sunsphere, there is always something to do at the park. There is usually a festival or 2 going on as well! Great place to...More

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I don't remember the exact year but I visited when the park was used for the Worlds Fair back in the 80's I really enjoyed the exhibitions for Japan, Philipines, USA and the military band. Due to the large crowd we were not able to...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The World's Fair Park has a great history since its inception during the World's Fair of 1982. (Woops, I'm dating myself...oh well.) The waters and fountain are great during summer months when it is hot. My husband and I have also gone to several events...More

Thank slynetlewis
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great place to take the family for an afternoon stroll or pic-nick. Beautiful scenery and the Sunsphere is awesome to look at.

Thank 865booker_t
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We had planned to visit to allow the boys some time to burn off energy. Although we could drive around the park, we couldn't find parking near the park. We did go to the kids fort, the boys enjoyed it.

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

So much fun my children really enjoy coming here. The water fountains and the play area keeps them.busy and happy all day long

Thank Carrie H
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous setting with outdoor amphitheater, pond (not full today), walking path, waterfall, and gardens. Nice place to relax or take photos.

1  Thank roadfrog
Reviewed 30 March 2017

great spot to hang out with the family on warm or hot days or just chill during spring. a lot of pokestops nearby and many catches made. the water area is also fun, but make sure you dont slip and fall. excellent for picnics or...More

Thank Perrins21
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Is it easy to park?
10 June 2016|
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Response from a_mans_nightmare | Reviewed this property |
there are plenty of places to park ,they have garages and st parking
Are there picnic tables in the park.
20 January 2016|
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Response from James S | Reviewed this property |
No I don't believe so!
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What time is the sunsphere open.
2 May 2015|
Response from dcdjason |
According to Worldsfairpark org site, the Sunsphere hours are: April through October: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. November through March: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.