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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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Can't beat Zoo Knoxville

Knoxville Zoological Gardens is a family favorite every year. We've spent many birthday's and even... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
LaTosha P
via mobile
Very Interesting!

Lots of pretty, fun, interesting animals, birds, lizards, etc. Big part of zoo is under... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
mloffredo
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Crossville, 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%
Travellers talk about
“red pandas” (61 reviews)
“baby gorillas” (54 reviews)
“tiger exhibit” (28 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr, Knoxville, TN 37914-4416
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+1 865-637-5331
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Knoxville Zoological Gardens is a family favorite every year. We've spent many birthday's and even a wedding once.More

Thank LaTosha P
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Hey Latosha, Thank you for being such a great supporter of Zoo Knoxville! We are so glad that you just keep coming back for so many events. We do hope you will join us again in two weekends when our new Tiger Forest opens. Thanks...More

Reviewed 24 March 2017

Lots of pretty, fun, interesting animals, birds, lizards, etc. Big part of zoo is under construction for expansion. Should be completed by early April. Where your walking shoes! Fun for the whole family. Plan to return to see added attractions.More

Thank mloffredo
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Hey mloffredo! So very glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself here at Zoo Knoxville. We are thrilled that you will be returning to us to experience our new Tiger Forest opening in just a few weeks! Thank you greatly for writing us such an...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Great way to spend some time with the family and get some exercise in...lots of walking and a few small hills...Easy to spend an entire day here (hand feeding the Giraffe tickets are a must for an ultimate memory) only complaint is for the food...More

Thank Jay A
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Jay, We are very happy to hear that you made some memories with us and our giraffe. Such spectacular creatures aren't they? Thank you so much for coming out and spending the day with us. We would like to apologize that our food on-site didn't...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the beautiful weather and the well laid out zoo. The soft serve ice cream and funnel cake was very good. However the big downfall is the limited animals. We didn't see lions, tigers, elephants. The bears and rhinos are only available in the...More

Thank Klokas
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Dear Klokas, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a nice review. We are very glad that you enjoyed yourselves and the ice cream. We were a little concerned to hear that you seemed to have trouble viewing some of our animals,...More

Reviewed 21 March 2017

Our granddaughters were on spring bread so we decided to visit them in Tennessee and do some fun things while we were there. We love zoos and aquariums and our grandkids have inherited that trait. What a wonderful day! Lots of animals in natural settings....More

Thank wbrack46
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Hey Wbrack46, What an adventure you and your family had! It sounds like you all were able to enjoy so many of our experiences. We agree with you about our gorillas, they are fantastic animals, and all of them with such personality, you could truly...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We went during dollar days of 2016! Lots of fun, my 3 year old LOVED everything about it! Lots of beautiful animals!! Was crowded but what do u expect for $1 admission ;)More

Thank Webblove0
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Thank you so much Webblove0! We prepare for Dollar Days each year knowing it's going to be a little bit crazy, but so worth it. We love seeing so many people out supporting our zoo and our animals. So glad you and your family enjoyed...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

A fun place to visit. I love watching all the Animals. A good day trip. They have a talking bird that knows most any word; they always have it on the local news. I love seeing all the Animals and their babies. I will miss...More

Thank sissycat84
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Well sissycatt84, thank you so much for coming out and seeing us. We are thrilled that you are so invested in our animals and so glad that you've been able to experience the wonders of Einstein our African Grey. Thank you for such a thoughtful...More

Reviewed 17 March 2017

We are so fortunate to have this great zoo in our city. Huge diversity of animal species. Easy to navigate with plenty of shaded walkways on hot days. Several spots for food, treats and drinks. In Summer, go in the morning or late afternoon when...More

Thank AegeanV3
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Well AegeanV3, you have certainly hit all the favorites! It's wonderful to hear such praise, and from someone who has clearly experienced and enjoyed so many of our animals, attractions and events. Thank you incredibly for such a thoughtful and informative review, and thank you...More

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Our family loves visiting Zoo Knoxville. It's big enough and has enough attractions, but it's not so overwhelming or crowded that you feel like you don't get to see everything. It has a great splash pad area for kids, and also a whole separate area...More

Thank Amanda E
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Dear Amanda, We are so glad to hear that you and your family enjoy your time with us! Kids Cove is a great place for kids and families, so much fun for all that even our staff on occasion have been known to enjoy a...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017

We visit at least once per year. It is an awesome zoo. They are always adding new exciting things for the kids.More

Thank JAG1059
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

JAG1059, We cannot tell you how happy it makes us to read reviews like yours! We've been working hard to make changes and enhance our guests' experience. We are so thrilled to share with you all of our exciting new additions and can't wait for...More

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boomer4128
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.
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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
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Berkley K
8 July 2017|
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