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Zoo Knoxville

#5 of 198 things to do in Knoxville Features Animals
3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr, Knoxville, TN 37914-4416
+1 865-637-5331
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Loved it

We always had fun when we come here. Excellent option for dinner time. My kids excited when they... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
henry P
,
Flushing, New York
via mobile
Feast with the Beast

First time to the zoo and they were hosting a 21 and over event for charity. Alot of great choices... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gatorval
,
Chattanooga, 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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“red pandas” (60 reviews)
“baby gorillas” (53 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 6 days ago via mobile

We always had fun when we come here. Excellent option for dinner time. My kids excited when they hear that we are going to Knoxville Zoo.

Thank henry P
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time to the zoo and they were hosting a 21 and over event for charity. Alot of great choices of beer, wine and mixed drinks and tons of food from area restaurants. We may have to make this an annual tradition!

Thank Gatorval
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went today and the part we did first was over by the tigers and that way. I was not impressed by that part of it at all. In the reptile section had quite a bit of it had empty cases due to building maintenance....More

Thank Littlefoots' M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had really high expectations for the zoo. No matter where you go, you will have noise from I-40. There were not many staff members around, but when I did see them, they were very nice.

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time. My daughter loved riding the camel and especially feeding the giraffe. The water mists were conveniently located and really helped cool us off. The birds were awesome and we loved watching the monkeys and chimps play around and show off. Great...More

Thank exsurfbum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo does this several times during summer. After normal hours you can tour the zoo with a guide and learn more about zoo programs and the animals. Our tour was of the carnivores. We learned much from our guide, Johnnie. We had three children...More

1  Thank FBC30620
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With approx. 50 acres the Knoxville Zoo is far from being large or even small, but for us the August visit was certainly the wrong time. The rhino exhibit was closed for maintenance and I noticed a lot of the other animals were seeking a...More

2  Thank Jimadar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got season passes and it will be worth it with a 3 year old. The passes are worth it if you go twice, we plan to go more than that. I love that the passes are from the date you purchase and 363 days...More

Thank Lisa G
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Lisa, what a great way to start the week! We loved coming in today to find you had left such an amazing review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed yourselves during your visit and became annual passholders, it is such a great value...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Currently there was construction however the massive zoo was great. The cooling areas were placed conveniently for visitors. The bird show was awesome!

Thank Marilyn K
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Marilyn, We do apologize for the inconvenience of the construction but we are so glad you still enjoyed your visit! Thank you so much for stopping by and for the kind review! Sincerely, Chelsea Rinn

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to zoo on Sunday and stayed for a couple of hours. Had so much fun!!! Oldest granddaughter rode a camel!! Saw lots of animals...ate at first place that had food. Had pizza. Went on down toward the zebras and giraffes and there were several...More

Thank doloresb650
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dolores, We're really happy that you visited Zoo Knoxville with your family and enjoyed yourselves! Thank you so much for your kind and informative review! Sincerely, Chelsea Rinn

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Berkley K
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Laura C
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I wouldn't think you would see as many of the animals.
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Denise C
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
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