Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo, Sevierville: Hours, Address, Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Welcome to the Smoky Mountain Deer Farm and Exotic Petting Zoo & Deer Farm Riding Stables. You’re going to love our unique barnyard environment, nestled on 143 acres of a beautiful mountain property. Bring the family to meet, pet and feed our friendly animals, including goats, deer, camels, elk, reindeer, emu, zebra, exotic cattle, watusi, zonkeys, and so much more! You can even walk amongst our tame fallow deer. After the zoo, the little ones can enjoy a ride on one of our gentle ponies, led by Mom or Dad. Or, the whole family can take a relaxing horseback ride through our wooded Smoky Mountain home, led by our courteous and experienced guides. We hope to see you soon!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Joey K
Charleston, SC12 contributions
Great horseback riding!
Jan 2021 • Family
Our guide Nathan was real good and super nice! The horses were trained and knew the trail. I would recommend this horseback group over many others. We will definitely return to this one. You could tell they are not in business just for the money.
Written 15 January 2021
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Kathryn K
2 contributions
Excellent Experience
Jan 2021 • Family
We loved this farm. It was clear that all the animals were loved, and the variety of animals that you could feed and pet was extraordinary! So much fun and well worth the money & time.
Written 3 January 2021
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Milton P
Rincon, GA10 contributions
One of the highlights of our trip!
Jan 2021
This was one of the best animal experiences we have ever taken our kids to.

The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable of the animals. They don’t hesitate to stop and teach you about them if you have any questions.

You can pet nearly every animal in the zoo. And they’re very friendly. The Camels were probably my favorite.

The pony ride is great because the little trail is big enough for a small child to enjoy and they let you do three laps on it so it lasts about 10 minutes or so. My son was full of joy the entire ride.
Written 1 January 2021
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lf479
Davidsonville, MD235 contributions
So much fun, I went back a second time during my Gatlinburg stay!
Nov 2020
Was so much more than a petting zoo! Was interesting to see adults having as much fun or more than the kids. Large selection of interesting critters. I loved the camels and of course the goats. Even with covid spacing of guests allowed in at one time the wait was not bad at all. Listen to the instructions, only feed the animals what they are supposed to be eating and dont get your face too close to the Emu! You can enter the deer pen and the goat pen, but watch out, they are super friendly and will stand up to get to any food you have. Prices for feed and sliced apples are very reasonable. I suggest walking thru on a quick tour first, then figure out who you want to spend time with feeding and circle back around. Don't wear good clothes or shoes, (you are dealing with critters and they may get you dirty). Loved picking up the baby goats!
Written 28 December 2020
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mchaff4bama
Pelham, AL3 contributions
Wonderful time!!
Dec 2020
we had a great time riding horses-I took a lot of time researching to find a stable where they took good care of the horses and Smoky Mtn Deer Farm Riding Stables was excellent in that category!! Tim was very strict about the weight limit of each person riding which was my first sign of how careful they are of the horses!! The horses and stable were very clean and you can tell the facility is well maintained. Our guide selected each horse according to each persons skill level and personality and she matched us perfectly!! It was a beautiful day and we all had a great time--my 2 grandsons age 8 & 11 rode individually and our granddaughter age 5 rode with me --they all did a great job and really enjoyed it! I I highly recommend this riding facility and we will go back there next time we visit Gatlinburg!
Written 23 December 2020
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Joie B
Lakeland, FL116 contributions
Great time!!!
Dec 2020 • Family
Loved this place!! Staff was friendly and all the animals looked healthy and well taken care of! Lots of different animals to feed and pet!
Written 1 December 2020
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TSTBlondie
Williamsburg, VA83 contributions
Pet me please.......
Nov 2020 • Family
We visit every single time and always return because it's fun and packed full of laughs !!!!!! The animals are very well cared for and clearly well fed since every person shares goodies with them. If you love animals, don't hesitate to make the trip out to the farm.
Written 26 November 2020
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Dave S
New Port Richey, FL28 contributions
Great experience
Nov 2020 • Family
I was skeptical going here but my wife and son insisted. I was amazed on what a great experience this was. They had a great variety of animals you can feed and interact with. Probably ended up being one of the best highlights of our trip. Great and friendly staff. Would highly recommend. Now my son wants a goat..lol.
Written 25 November 2020
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Ashley R
Turtletown15 contributions
The highlight of our trip!
Nov 2020
Such a wonderful experience! Everybody on staff was so cheerful and friendly (which was a breath of fresh air after the bitter attitudes of everybody in the downtown Pigeon Forge area, where we were staying). Helpful information signs posted at each pen to guide your interactions with the animals, who are very sweet natured and friendly. Just an overall fun, wholesome afternoon. Highly recommend.
Written 18 November 2020
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Captain America
Orlando, FL21 contributions
Far Exceeded Our Expectations
Nov 2020 • Family
While looking through one of the discount coupon books, we found a discount coupon for the petting zoo. Our daughter loves deer and saw we could feed and pet deer along with horses, camels, zebra, emus, goats, and a whole lot more. I looked it up on line and decided to do it. It was one of the main highlights of our trip. Our teenage son didn’t want to go because it as “childish”, and even he admitted he had a great time! The price of admission does not cover the food, but the food is very reasonable to buy ($3.50ish) and refills are half off. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly, and they had staff making upgrades throughout the park. Highly recommended!

Tip: Don’t wear good clothing of shoes, especially on a wet day.
Written 17 November 2020
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