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Brights Zoo

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3425 Highway 11 E, Limestone, TN 37681-2614
+1 423-257-1927
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Best little zoo ever..

I have been to this place two times and love this zoo. The place is so neat and clean. They have... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
barnett202
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Burnsville, North Carolina
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Loved it!

This zoo is small, but so perfect. The staff was excellent and very knowledgeable about the... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
ebroooad
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Inverness, Florida
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Enjoy a day at the zoo like no other. At Brights Zoo we allow you to get closer to the animals and view many species of animals that are endangered or extinct in the wild. We also will do weddings, birthday parties, events, field trips and so much more. We offer General Admission (Self Guided Tours) and Private Tour Admission (Guided tours by one of our keeper staff).
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3425 Highway 11 E, Limestone, TN 37681-2614
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+1 423-257-1927
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

I have been to this place two times and love this zoo. The place is so neat and clean. They have several animals to enjoy and several activities to do as well. My kids love going here. I well be going back to enjoy this...More

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Bright8086, Zoo Director at Brights Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We truly appreciate it and look forward to your next visit. Thank you, David Bright - Brights Zoo - Zoo Director

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This zoo is small, but so perfect. The staff was excellent and very knowledgeable about the animals. The animals seemed very well taken care of and had adequate space to thrive. The Zoofari ride was awesome too. David was entertaining and informative. We went on...More

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Bright8086, Zoo Director at Brights Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your day and that you were able to ride and enjoy our zoofari. We are sorry you felt our concessions was high, we actually charge about the same as any gas station would for...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

This zoo was awesome. My husband and I visited this zoo to see their wonderful animals, feed the giraffes and meet Alf, their baby giraffe. Maggie is the main caretaker for Alf (who is being hand raised) and she doesn't stop working and is so...More

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Bright8086, Zoo Director at Brights Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We strive to make sure all our guests enjoy their visit. Our animals have always been our number one priority. We are glad you all made the trip and got to meet mr ALF. We hope to see...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Gorgeous setting, well-designed. Beautiful animals roaming. Friendly, informative staff. Wonderful owners. Nothing not to like!

Thank 1ACar
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Wonderful place to visit for the young and old alike. The single day visit is a bit high but the yearly pass is a great deal if you live close.

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Bright8086, Zoo DIrector at Brights Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your review. Please keep in mind that our ticket prices are what keeps our animals fed, new exhibits built, etc. We hope to see you again. Thank You, David Bright - Zoo Director

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Had a great time with the kids. Giraffe experience was really fun! Lots of animals, and staff was very friendly!

Thank Shaun D
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Bright8086, Zoo Director at Brights Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you all had a great time. Our staff strive to always be friendly. We hope to see you again. Thank You, David Bright - Zoo Director.

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

My friends and I have been all about giraffes since watching April give birth; so while I was visiting Bristol, we heard you could feed giraffes here. The zoo is small, but it's well laid out; & there's plenty to see! We were impressed. They...More

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Bright8086, Zoo Director at Brights Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thank you for your review. We are happy you decided to make part of your visit to Brights Zoo. It is hard not to enjoy feeding the giraffe. We hope that you decide to visit us again on your next trip to Tennessee. Thank You,...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

I've been there three times now, and each time the weather was burning hot, which made it difficult to walk up and down the hilly paths. We thoroughly enjoyed the variety of animals, loved feeding the giraffes, and were honored on one occasion to have...More

Thank Allan D
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Bright8086, Zoo Director at Brights Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear it has bee hot during your visits. We do have lots of shady areas around the zoo and run misters all over on hot days to try and counter the summer heat. We are happy...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

The zoo was amazing - animals that I had never seen before and so up close. All of the animals and their homes were absolutely immaculate. There was not a piece of trash, not a weed, nor anything out of place. We were blown away...More

Thank dawson16
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Bright8086, Zoo Director at Brights Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We do focus on being very clean. We are very much one big family and all of us here love what we do. We look forward to...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We went in July, so it was very hot! There is some shade, and they do have a snack bar for drinks. There were 4 adult and one child under 2. We purchased a bag of goat food and one giraffe feeding pass and with...More

Thank Donna R
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Bright8086, Zoo Director at Brights Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review Brights Zoo. I would like to address how close your allowed to get to animals. The USDA requires all zoos to have secondary fencing. We have used the minimum distance on all of our secondary fencing in...More

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