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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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Great Zoo

this is a well-run, clean, guest-oriented zoo as good as any of the big city zoos "Bedtime with the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
Lovely Interactive Zoo

One of the prettiest little Zoo’s I’ve ever visited. There was plenty to see and do here for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vero Beach, FL
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“red pandas” (65 reviews)
“baby gorillas” (58 reviews)
“tiger exhibit” (33 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr, Knoxville, TN 37914-4416
+1 865-637-5331
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Reviewed 3 days ago

this is a well-run, clean, guest-oriented zoo as good as any of the big city zoos "Bedtime with the Beasts" is a great event and we loved the night safari

Thank JymResciniti
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the prettiest little Zoo’s I’ve ever visited. There was plenty to see and do here for the kids. The bird show was really good. We spent the better part of the day here so when I say little it’s not very little at...More

Thank livelaughlovegive
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to enjoy the Knoxville Zoo is by getting an annual pass. There are plenty of seasonal events, food options and a play area for children, that make the zoo fun for just about anyone.

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are from Cincinnati and are usually spoiled by our hometown zoo, but Knoxville Zoo is right on par. It's family friendly. Lots of interactive exhibits. Plenty of different animals to look at and take pictures of. Price was reasonable. I would go back if...More

Thank kingofthegame2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always enjoys visiting the Knoxville Zoo. The gorilla, black bear, and chimpanzee exhibits are unbeatable.

Thank OhioVol1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice zoo. It's not as large as some, but they have a nice variety of animals that you don't see to often. The high point for me was seeing the three mother gorillas with their babies.

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a little smaller than some of the other zoos we have been to but, the kids had a great time. It wasn't overly crowded and the animals seemed to have enough space in each of their areas.

Thank EscapeEight
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tourist destination continually strives to keep things interesting. The exhibits are great and the animals well-cared for. A wonderful place to get in some extra steps!

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a family vacation and stumbled upon this diamond in the rough. The facility was relatively clean. The attractions that were open were some really well. The animals were easy to see and seemed to have plenty of room to move around. There...More

Thank TeejayCox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Knoxville Zoo is not really very large but it still has a nice selections of animals & a snakes area too. Easy walking lots of shade. Great for families.

Thank 96raymondp
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Questions & Answers
Nathan B
15 January 2018|
Response from don7614 | Reviewed this property |
Mostly all outside. Different exhibits are insde.
Ashley B
9 November 2017|
Response from Harvey K | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that you have to have the printed ticket but I'm not 100% sure. Call the zoo at 865-637-5331 to clarify the issue.
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.