The Weather Kiosk

Virtual Exhibition

In 2020, the National Weather Service celebrated its 150th anniversary. In collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, we created a website and brochure dedicated to Knoxville's only weather kiosk located downtown on the corner of Market and Clinch. Thanks to project partners we were also able to restore the kiosk and bring it to life.

The website,, allows visitors to not only learn about the United States Weather Bureau Kiosks but also how weather forecasting has changed through the years. With this site, visitors can learn about how Knoxville was chosen to be a kiosk location in 1912, how it ended up back in its original location outside the Custom House, and the many stories in between. Our hope is that visitors are excited to learn more about the importance of weather forecasting and visit the kiosk themselves.

Other partners include the American Meteorologist Society - Smoky Mountain Chapter, Aslan Foundation, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, and the National Weather Service. We are so thankful for the generous support that made the conservation, preservation, and interpretation of Knoxville's Weather Kiosk possible.

Visit the website to learn more about "the last kiosk" by going to