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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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A good moderate size Zoo.

Took a grandchild with my wife. We walked the whole zoo. It could be more handicapped friendly... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Mitchelw646
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Average Zoo

We went and hardly any animals were out. Very expensive to get in, around $30 a piece and had to... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
beachcomber36
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Andersonville, 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 - 16:00
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 26 February 2017

Took a grandchild with my wife. We walked the whole zoo. It could be more handicapped friendly. They have improved some over the years but still working on it. A good place for a family outing!More

Thank Mitchelw646
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Dear Mitchelw646, We are so happy that you, your wife and grandchild came to visit us! As you mentioned we are making some changes, and among some of our improvements that you mentioned we are proud to have implemented pathways in which all of our...More

Reviewed 25 February 2017

We went and hardly any animals were out. Very expensive to get in, around $30 a piece and had to pay for parking. If you have small kids definitely get the season pass it would be worth it then. It is a very hilly walk...More

Thank beachcomber36
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Oh dear! Beachcomber36, we are terribly sorry your visit wasn’t everything you’d hoped. We’ve spoken with some of our staff regarding your concerns and it sounds like there was a miscommunication. We see that you visited in February when our ticket prices are actually only...More

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I love zoos and decided to visit Zoo Knoxville for the first time on Presidents Day. It was an unusually warm February day and the winter pricing of $9.95 for an adult was a good deal. Unfortunately, one ticket window and one...More

Thank Scott G
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Scott, We appreciate you taking the time give us your feedback. We are so sorry that your visit with us was less-than-perfect. Because our guests' experiences are very important to us we wanted to take a moment to address your concerns. I have asked our...More

Reviewed 20 February 2017

All the animals are well taken care of. Gorillas, Lions and otters are our favorites. Lots of construction going on at the moment.More

Thank JCL045
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Well JCL045, thank you so much for the kind review. The care and wellness of the animals at Zoo Knoxville drives every decision we make, and we are very glad that you were able to get a glimpse of that. We are thrilled to see...More

Reviewed 18 February 2017

Overall, Zoo Knoxville surprised us in a good way. The regular ticket prices are $19.95 for adults for Zoo Knoxville (plus $5 for parking). I would have been disappointed had we paid that, but thankfully it was the off-season so tickets were buy one, get...More

Thank CoburnFamily927
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Coburn Family, We are so glad to see you enjoyed yourselves and had such a great experience. You seem to have hit all of the favorites! But really, who can resist one baby gorilla, let alone three? We do hope you will return soon and...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Knoxville Zoo is tucked away in a beautiful park-like setting where the displays fit into the natural flow of land. Visitors enjoy a beautiful walk as they visit with the animals that are so well provided and cared for. Many sweet decorative items (animal...More

Thank Linda B
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Linda, What sweet words! Thank you so much for capturing in your review what we want every guest who walks through our gates to experience. We are very happy you've enjoyed your time with us at Zoo Knoxville. Sincerely, Chelsea R Zoo Knoxville Representative

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Decided to visit the zoo just to get away for the day. Was worth the visit just to relax. If you have kids this is a great place to visit with them..

Thank redunicorn69
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Redunicorn69, It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and had a relaxing time. Thank you for visiting and for writing us such a great review! Sincerely, Chelsea R Zoo Knoxville Representative

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Was not a good place to go.. needs alot of work.. and was not fun!! Trash was every where and table chair had food all over them. Bathroom was not clean. No fun.More

Thank Amanda S
Tina R, Public Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Amanda, We’re so sorry to hear that your visit disappointed you. We’re hoping you will help us determine where things went wrong by providing us with a little more information. We would like to follow up with our staff working the day of your visit...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The zoo was fun and it was not crowded at all. It was a winter visit but it was sunny and warmed up nicely. Many parts are closed. We went on a BOGO day so it was worth that.... Glad I did not pay full...More

Thank 2doglady
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Well, 2doglady, we sure are glad you came out during the winter months and visited, and thrilled that you enjoyed yourself! Every year we do our Kroger BOGO days from December to February and that seems to work out nicely for a lot of our...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We are from Ohio so we are used to the Cincinnati Zoo. This seemed much smaller and not as much to do, but we went in February so a lot was closed. Lots of kids activities though. Prepare for lots of hilly up and down...More

Thank Grace B
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Grace, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We love all the feedback. We do hope you can return on your next trip when it's warmer and see our new Tiger Forest that will be opening in April....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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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
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