The Sunsphere

The Sunsphere, built for the 1982 World’s Fair, offers a unique experience. Its 4th Floor Observation Deck provides a stunning 360-degree view of downtown Knoxville, the Great Smoky Mountains, World’s Fair Park, the Tennessee River, and the University of Tennessee Campus. Visitors can also explore a timeline, gallery, memorabilia, and gift shop from the fair.

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Plan Your Visit

Sunsphere Hours
Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

NOTICE: The Sunsphere Observation Deck is closed daily 1:30-2:30 (excluding Sundays).

810 Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, TN, USA

The Sunsphere is located within World’s Fair Park and DOES NOT offer any on-site parking. Please see our Parking Guide for all of your options. We personally suggest the Public Parking lot hereFort Kid or Locust Street Garage. Please do not park in the Knoxville Museum of Art visitor parking area. 

Sunsphere Phone: (865) 314-0660

Important Information

  • Purchase tickets online or at the base of the Sunsphere using the QR code.
  • Arrive at the base of the Sunsphere at your indicated reservation time. An associate will meet you at the base (level 1) to grant admission to the Observation Deck. Do not enter elevators without associate present.
  • Adults & Kids over 12: $5 per person
  • Kids 12 & Under: $1
  • Duration: 30 minutes

Learn more about the Sunsphere renovation and Welcome Center.

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