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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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Nice zoo, but tiger disappointed, construction and so smelly!

We have a membership. I bring my kids every year several times a year. It's a tradition. We know to... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
CLFoxx
via mobile
Love this zoo!

I have been going to the Knoxville Zoo since I was a small child! My latest visit showed me that... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Marie R
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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%
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“baby gorillas” (56 reviews)
“red panda” (41 reviews)
“tiger exhibit” (32 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr, Knoxville, TN 37914-4416
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+1 865-637-5331
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We have a membership. I bring my kids every year several times a year. It's a tradition. We know to expect crowds, expensive food and drink prices (almost 20 for two drinks in refillable cups is ridiculous). Well we came today super excited to see...More

1  Thank CLFoxx
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Oh dear Cindy, We are deeply sorry that your most recent experience with us wasn't all you had hoped. When we planned our Tiger Forest opening we were actually expecting all three tigers to be in and accustomed to their new areas and the exhibit...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have been going to the Knoxville Zoo since I was a small child! My latest visit showed me that they continue to improve the zoo and the quality/quantity of their exhibits. They had some major construction going on but it is supposed to be...More

Thank Marie R
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Marie, Thank you for continuing to visit Zoo Knoxville! We are so happy that we have wowed you with our improvements. Tiger Forest is already open and we are continuing on the rest of our Boyd Family Asian Trek where we will eventually have our...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for families of all ages. Educational, fun and interactive environment. Short day drive from the Smoky Mountains (Sevierville).

Thank Tiffany P
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

So happy you visited! Thank you so much for the great review! Sincerely, Chelsea Rinn

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We love zoo Knoxville. As annual members we try to go as often as we can, even though we live over two hours away. They are continually improving exhibits. The zoo keepers are so friendly and knowledgeable. Lots of unusual animals and all have great...More

4  Thank Jason C
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Overall we had a great time, however the cost for 2 adults was very high. When we left it would have been nice to see if my daily admission could have been applied to an annual pass. Some of the animals were not out for...More

2  Thank John S
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times over the years. Even though our kids are in college, they still enjoy rediscovering the Knoxville Zoo. They are in the process of reorganizing the animals by continents, so we look forward to returning after that's done. The camel...More

1  Thank Dawn M
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank you Dawn, for returning and bringing your family with you to rediscover Zoo Knoxville. We are so happy to hear that age did not affect your family's enjoyment, we really do strive to give an exciting experience that anyone can enjoy. We can't wait...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The zoo was amazing, but there was so much construction we couldn't see everything. There is also a lot of walking to get from the entrance to the animals. My son loved the indoor play area though and we spent a lot of time there....More

1  Thank Sarah W
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Sarah, Thank you for coming out and visiting us! So glad you all enjoyed our Pilot/Flying J Wee Play adventure area which does have the convenience of a secluded nursing area. We do have some construction going on, and we're finally wrapping up the first...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Zoo Knoxville is easily one of my favorite places on Earth. I pretty much grew up here and have had a number of amazing experiences over the years both as a visitor and as a volunteer. April 1, 2017 was the first time I had...More

2  Thank Becca C
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Hi Becca, Thank you for being such a long-time zoo lover! We are thrilled that you keep coming back and that you got to experience Tiger Forest and some lion training, it sounds like you hit all of the favorites. We really appreciate the enthusiastic...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017

I have been a regular zoo visitor for years! It's great to see all the transformations of the Knoxville Zoo. This is an important part of our community!More

Thank Brenda C
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Brenda, It means so much to us to know there are people like you who appreciate our role in the community and who have continued to come back and support us for such a long time. We are so glad that you've enjoyed the changes...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

We had a family pass which allowed us to take several sets of grandchildren. All ages from 3 thru 11 really enjoyed the experience.

Thank geegeeKnoxville_Tn
Chelsea R, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Hey Geegee! So happy that you are a Zoo Knoxville Annual Passholder and that you chose our zoo as a way to spend time with your family. We feel so honored! Thank you so much for the great review! Sincerely, Chelsea Rinn

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Ashley B
9 November 2017|
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Response from Harvey K | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that you have to have the printed ticket but I'm not 100% sure. Call the zoo at 865-637-5331 to clarify the issue.
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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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