I have lived in Knoxville since 1991....I loved this area ever since living in the Fort as a student....I don't visit the Worlds Fair park as much these days, but I have to say in the last year the landscaping has become really shabby looking...I know there have probably been some budget cuts here, but it is one area that should look netters for tourists visiting the Sun Sphere....
As a lifetime Knoxville resident and graduate of UTK, I was very surprised to see the World's Fair Park as one of the best places in Knoxville. There is nothing there but a "Sunsphere" that is slowly decaying. The park itself is very small and not in the best part of town.
If you're not from Knoxville and not going to downtown Knoxville for some other reason, don't go to the Park. Simply put, it's a major disappointment.
This is a beautiful place to visit, walk around or bring a blanket and sit on the lawn. Dancing waters for kids of all ages to cool off in on these hot summer days. Theres a couple of eating places near by. The Convention Center is on the grounds that has something going on most of the time (these events cost to get into). But the park itself is free with free parking near by. Please look at the pictures I've added to.
My husband, Adrian, and I love taking our 3 children to play in the fountain at Worlds Fair Park. We have such a wonderful time as a family... and you can't beat the price...FREE!! That's always a nice thing when you are raising a family! We have wonderful pictures of the children playing and splashing around. It's a great place to take kids!
Children and adults of all ages will discover a world of wonder at this large zoo that is home to
over 800 exotic and domestic animals including two of the top black bear and chimp exhibits in the nation. ...
A 500 acre regional park that includes picnic shelters, volleyball, swimming, junior golf, walking trails, soccer fields, baseball and softball
fields, fishing, a marina, and a yacht club.
The completely renovated Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown Worlds Fair Park in downtown Knoxville is located adjacent to the downtown convention
center and University of Tennessee Campus, and near the river front development and Old City shops . Hotel amenities ...
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