KFQ: The Wonders of Knoxville

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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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Comments 8

  1. 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.”

  2. 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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  4. 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:

    King Tut’s
    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.

  5. 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.

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