From pyramids to lighthouses, statues to temples, there are many wonders of the world. Some natural and some man-made, these colossal icons are magnificent; but they’ve got nothing on the Sunsphere.
Besides the world’s largest disco ball, what wonders does Knoxville offer?
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The Magnificence of the Litton’s Cheeseburger! Now that’s a wonder of the world!
Honestly, I’m not sure what unique “wonders” Knoxville offers. It does have an interesting climate, and I’m sure many folks (myself included) think Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are, uhm, “wonders.”
I’ll give it a start..The Rock at UT, view from House Mountain
Here’s a few for ya:
The world’s largest basketball: Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
The Plaza Tower (Butcher Bank Building):Tallest building building between Winston-Salem, NC and Nashville, TN.
WBIR-TV Mast (now WIMZ’s) Antenna in East Knox Co., at 1,752 feet, held the title of “World’s tallest structure” back in 1963.
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I’m not sure if it qualifies as a wonder or an oddity, but I’m pretty sure we’re one of the only cities in the whole US of A with its very own Body Farm. Thanks, Dr. Bass!
Other things I think are “wonder”-ful:
The Q-Bert Board – aka Hodges Library on UT campus
I also think Fellini Kroger belongs in here somewhere, I’m just not sure quite where. Or why.
Suzy — I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one who thinks Hodges reminds them of Q-Bert! No one I’ve talked to knows what that game is.
How about Knoxville’s new “nickname,” The Couch? Or better: Where’d she get it from?
Underground Gay Street. I heard there used to be stores, etc. underneath Gay Street and now someone is hoping to re-model it.
I’d say the view of the river/city/mountains from Neyland Stadium on a crisp Saturday in the fall.