Wednesday, November 2, 2011

World's Fair Park

Looking for a freebie to spend a beautiful fall Sunday afternoon near Knoxville, Tennessee, we decided to stroll around the World's Fair Park in downtown Knoxville. Knoxville hosted the World's Fair in 1982 and the Sunsphere and several other buildings in this southern city were built for the expo.

The Sunsphere is standing strong above the park and visitors can ride up to the observation deck at no cost and take a look out across the city. Like many structures of it's kind, the Sunsphere does sway a bit. Personally I did not notice it, but the swaying combined with overlook and heights made Patsy feel a bit woozy. One of these days I am going to learn not to take her up into these tall swaying buildings!

We also let the kids stop and play in a huge playground called Kid Fort. At one time this must've been the premiere play area in eastern Tennessee, but today the playground is not in the best shape and may not be the safest play to romp around on, so we did not stay here for long! Still it was a pretty fall day and the fountains and Sunsphere and not traffic on a Sunday afternoon made up for our other misadventures.


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