After years of little to no use, the Observation Deck was re-opened to the public as of Tuesday, February 22, 2022, with a new look and feel thanks to the efforts of Visit Knoxville, in partnership with the City of Knoxville and the Public Building Authority, to renovate the information features.
The 4th level of the Sunsphere houses the Observation Deck. It offers a 360-degree view of the original 1982 World's Fair site (now World's Fair Park), downtown Knoxville, the Tennessee River, the University of Tennessee, and the Smoky Mountains.
There is a $5 admission charge, children 12 and under are $1 with a paying adult. Please click here
to purchase tickets to visit the Observation Deck. Access is limited to the double elevators facing the lake at the base of the Sunsphere and at the Convention Center level.
The 6th and 8th levels of the Sunsphere house event floors managed by Venue Works.
For more information please call 865-922-8787
Monday through Friday - 10:00AM-1:30PM & 2:30PM-5:00PM
Saturday - 9:00AM-1:30PM & 2:30PM-5:00PM
Sunday - 12:00PM-4:00PM
General Inquiries: (865) 314-0660
To purchase tickets or for more information please click here