A: Yes, the Sunsphere reopened to the public in 2014. Admission is free to travel up to the Observation Deck on the 4th level. Visitors enjoy panoramic views of downtown Knoxville, World’s Fair Park, the Smoky Mountains, the Tennessee River and the University of Tennessee.
City of Knoxville
Where to Eat in Knoxville Barbecue: Sweet P’s BBQ and Soul House. Pizza: Hard Knox Pizzeria. Burgers: Stock and Barrel. Ice Cream: Cruze Farm. Jazz Brunch: Downtown Grill and Brewery. Vegan Eats: Sanctuary Vegan Cafe. Steak: Ye Olde Steak House. Biscuits and Gravy: The Tomato Head.
Knoxville offers a lot to its locals and visitors. The city has great Southern food, a beautiful renovated downtown and some of the most die-hard sports fans you’ll ever meet. It is also the Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains, so you’re only a brief road trip away from all the Smoky Mountains have to offer.
According to the report, higher than average crime rates in Memphis and Nashville kept Tennessee out of the discussion of the country’s safest states. Knoxville was ranked at the bottom of the list behind Nashville. Knoxville had 10,335 reported crimes in 2019. Athens came in at the bottom of the list of safest cities.
Country ham is arguably Tennessee’s most famous delicacy. The hams are salt-cured and served boiled, broiled or fried, and give Virginia’s Smithfield hams a run for their money.
KUB is proud to provide high quality , safe drinking water every day to our community. KUB takes in over 30 million gallons of water from the Tennessee River each day and treats it at the Mark B.