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Love the sphere.

We were in town with the Bass Master Classic. So we took advantage of the location and toured... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bluegrass state
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The family comes here every year when the fair is here and we have a blast. It's a pretty big park... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ash C
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Reviewed today via mobile

World's Fair Park is nestled in downtown Knoxville and close to a few neat shops. Otherwise, the park itself doesn't offer much excitement, it's a nice place to walk and the Sphere is nice to see. Maybe it's more interesting when events are held there.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Raphael C
Reviewed yesterday

You've got a giant sculpture (Sunsphere), flags from many countries, a monument to WWI and WWII veterans, and plenty of benches to sit on. What more could you want in an urban park? Plus, it's close to the Museum of Art and has free parking.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to the bassmaster classic event, which drew 150,000+ people over a three day period. Everything was well organized, with lots of parking close to the expo center. Area was clean, and there were several benches to sit upon, if one needed to rest. Also...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Karen M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were in town with the Bass Master Classic. So we took advantage of the location and toured around. The park is easily accessed. The fountain is pretty. We toured the sphere. I was here @ the worlds fair in 1984. Just as cool now...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank phislamajama
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This stop was on my husband's bucket list. He remember it as a child from school, when we went March it was Bassmaster fishing convention

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rosemary R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here on a cold, rainy day in March so we didn't want to stick around for long. I am sure it is nice in a different season.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jimmy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We mainly walk through World's Fair Park on our way to attend UT football games. In addition to a variety of events scheduled at the park, it brings back good memories of the 1982 World's Fair.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tnfoodgal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The family comes here every year when the fair is here and we have a blast. It's a pretty big park and have events and concerts here.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ash C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a break from the hustle of the streets. Sit by the water and let the sounds of rushing water cascading over rocks transport you to a peaceful place. Recharge your personal batteries and tackle the rest of your day.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank WahooZiplineView
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park is located close to downtown and offers large areas for festivals and concerts. Also offers children events.

Date of experience: August 2018
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24 December 2018|
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Response from tapbelle | Reviewed this property |
The ride up in the elevator can be fun. And the viewing deck is enclosed with glass. Here is a link to the site that provides a description and photos. Also, on the interior wall are pictures. Nearby, like catercorner is... More
2 July 2017|
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Response from slynetlewis | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are welcomed at the park. They may need to be on a leash if they like to run around a lot, but, if they stick with you, it should be okay to go without a leash.
11 June 2016|
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Response from LauraLazewski | Reviewed this property |
Park in the worlds fair park lot. It's maybe a block away but free!