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Zoo Knoxville

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3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr, Knoxville, TN 37914-4416
+1 865-637-5331
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More than just your typical zoo.

Zoo Knoxville has been changing and growing. The new Tiger exhibit is beautiful and so much better... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Knoxville Zoo

They continue making the Knoxville Zoo better and better! The tiger exhibit is amazing! Family... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lora G
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Fun on the outside and serious about animals on the inside, Zoo Knoxville is committed to giving our guests an unforgettable experience.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“red pandas” (61 reviews)
“baby gorillas” (55 reviews)
“camel rides” (31 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr, Knoxville, TN 37914-4416
+1 865-637-5331
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Zoo Knoxville has been changing and growing. The new Tiger exhibit is beautiful and so much better for the animal. There is a viewing room that can hold events that gives you an even closer look at the magnificent creatures...even while they swim. There is...More

Thank SuzanB76
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

They continue making the Knoxville Zoo better and better! The tiger exhibit is amazing! Family yearly passes are worth it. Go two times and your money is back.

Thank Lora G
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a modern zoo with exotic and native species. The Knoxville Zoo is especially known for its gorillas and chimps, its elephants, its big cats, its otters, bears, red wolves, eagles, and its wide range of reptiles. It is one of the most productive homes...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to multiple zoos across the USA, we thought we would try the Knoxville zoo since we had some free time during our vacation. The volunteers at the zoo were very knowledgeable and seemed more interested in what we wanted to see than the...More

Thank JMBailey2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a huge fan of zoos but found myself at Zoo Knoxville. I thought I would go first thing in the morning as was cooler and thought the animals would be more active. This was incorrect and many animals (eg Gorillas) were inside their sleeping...More

Thank mummied
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The realism in each section was amazing, looks like they are working on improving the zoo more. Not sure it is worth the cost of admission. Coming from pittsburgh zoo to this for same price was alittle surprising. We are spoiled with our zoo

Thank Kasey M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice zoo. Well taken care of and clean. Lots of hands on activities for kids AND adults. All the animals seems very well cared for. Loved seeing the baby gorillas and watching the kids feed the giraffes. They were so close for the feeding...More

Thank Leigh C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our first trip there! The food was really good, a little overpriced; but tasty! A little bummed that the elephants weren't out as they were doing some maintenance on their area. But overall was a great experience!!

Thank tashtash09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice Zoo and our teen daughter love it. We need something to do after being in a hotel after evacuating hurricane Irma that didn't cost a lot and would at least take a couple of hours of our time. Enjoyed see all the different...More

Thank kelia04
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely pricey for the way the zoo has drastically taken a plummet over the years. It was sad when my three children (10, 7, 2)were not impressed at all and completely ready to go within an hour of being there. Born and raised in Knoxville...More

Thank Tenngrl1983
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8 September 2017|
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Response from Thomas S | Reviewed this property |
If you want to see every single animal/exhibit, around 4 hours.
Tammy C
25 August 2017|
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Response from ChrissyAdventures | Reviewed this property |
I've never tried to leave andcthen come back. Ww always wat at the small cafe inside the zoo
Berkley K
7 July 2017|
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