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Zoo Knoxville

#5 of 194 things to do in Knoxville Features Animals
3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr, Knoxville, TN 37914-4416
+1 865-637-5331
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Okay,So I'm Spoiled

Everyone should go to zoo at least once in their life. And if this zoo is all you can reach then... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Manahawkin, New Jersey
Plenty to see

Before going to the zoo my family read reviews and couldn't understand why people suggested the... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Sharon B
Columbia, Kentucky
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Knoxville's largest year-round attraction, Zoo Knoxville is situated on 53 acres and home to over 800 animals from around the world.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“red pandas” (57 reviews)
“baby gorillas” (53 reviews)
“tiger exhibit” (22 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
All hours
Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr, Knoxville, TN 37914-4416
+1 865-637-5331
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Everyone should go to zoo at least once in their life. And if this zoo is all you can reach then that's fine. Not very big. Not many animals but a good architecture an the side of a small mountain. Which is hard to walk...More

Thank E S
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Before going to the zoo my family read reviews and couldn't understand why people suggested the animals were not happy. Now we get it. The zoo is okay, but I've been to better. It was a cool, beautiful day so you would expect the animals...More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We are zoo members and always enjoy the zoo this time of year. It was a little harder to navigate because of all the construction but I can't wait for the new additions.

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The staff added so much to our enjoyment! We loved the presentation of the animals. Our favorite was the monkeys.❤️

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Easy walking zoo. there will be a new tiger and lion enclosure next spring. Went on senior day (free access and parking). there are specials throught the year.

Thank Dennis G
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Me and my grandson had a great time. Was a hot day and there was good shade and cool spots. Costs were reasonable and you can bring your own cooler.

Thank jgrayh
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Took my kids last night for the boo at the zoo. They absolutely loved it! Even my 11 year old, who has some anxiety problems enjoyed it. The characters really made my kids night. I think we spent more time taking pictures with them then...More

Thank kmccabe27
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Took our son to the zoo as it was his first time ever and he loved it!! They're constantly adding new things to do! He got to feed a giraffe himself and he had so much fun! Very reasonable prices! Will be going back next...More

Thank groot2014
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on a day that was perfect weather however the animals were not very active at all. You could see the majority of them and as long as you liked watching animals nap you would have a great time. At first I thought it...More

Thank Toni H
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I went today with my sister niece and mom. It was fun and one of habits was closed for the season. They are adding two new ones in 2017 and 2018. It is kind of small though. I hope to go back when the new...More

Thank Kristen B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Laura C
Can you enjoy this zoo on rainy days?
26 May 2017|
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Response from Katgoo55 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't think you would see as many of the animals.
Denise C
What is the cost of admission?
9 April 2017|
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Response from Chelsea R | Property representative |
Denise, Our admission is just as AegeanV3 stated: Adults (12-64) : $19.95 Seniors (65 +) : $16.95 Children (4-11) : $16.95 Children (0-3) : Free admission And parking is $5 All tickets are available at our Front Gate or... More
Brenda S
Are you open daily?
31 March 2017|
Response from Chelsea R | Property representative |
Hi! Yes we are open 363 days a year, closed only on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Our hours change throughout the year however. Currently we are open from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM on weekdays and 9:30 AM - 6 PM on... More