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Briarwood Ranch Safari Park

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Closed Now: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open today: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Lots of Fun

I have to join the other reviews and say that this was a great time. We had been to another auto... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2013
Knoxville, Tennessee
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This was wild

When we first got there we thought it was going to be mostly for smaller kids. We were wrong... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2013
middletown, ohio
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Briarwood Ranch is an Auto Safari Park offering a scenic, four-mile safari through beautiful hills and pasture lands where you will experience animals from six continents. You can take your time studying their behavior from the safety of your own...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
255 Briar Thicket Rd, Morristown, TN 37713-2117
+1 865-919-5072
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

I have to join the other reviews and say that this was a great time. We had been to another auto safari in OK and we were looking forward to taking my granddaughter to one closer to home. She loved it. Both grandparents have a...More

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank davidfX8867IT
Reviewed 18 August 2013

When we first got there we thought it was going to be mostly for smaller kids. We were wrong. Feeding Buffalo, elk, zebra's and about any kind of goat you've ever out of your car . I'm hugging 50, my wife's a couple of years...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank mohawk83
Reviewed 7 July 2013 via mobile

We stopped here with my two toddlers to break up a long drive to Alabama, and we were so pleasantly surprised. I expected it to be a bit dinky, but there were lots of animals who were very accessible and not too terribly ill mannered...More

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank Anna D
Briarwood S, Guest Relations Manager at Briarwood Ranch Safari Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2013

Anna D, thanks for the wonderful review! We do try to have a top-notch facility with healthy, government inspected animals. Our store, petting zoo (free), and restrooms are across the street and sometimes are missed. You can also locate us on social media by searching...More

Reviewed 5 July 2013

My family went with a group and we all loved it. I can't remember the last time I laughed so much. There was a wide variety of animals. My husband was especially excited about the buffalo. Just to see something that was almost extinct, was...More

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank Kim G
Briarwood S, Guest Relations Manager at Briarwood Ranch Safari Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2013

Kim G, Thank you for the kind words - we are always pleased to have happy guest. You mentioned the buffalo: The baby is about a month old now and is doing well. It doesn't have any health problems and is flourishing. The bison are...More

Reviewed 23 June 2013

Came up to visit with my mom and fiancée (we didn't have any kids with us) and we all squealed with delight when the animals came up to feed from our hands. When we entered the gate and paid, the man at the gate gave...More

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank wmtip
Reviewed 13 June 2013

This was far better than any zoo. Each anamal was up close and personal. They just want all the food you can feed them. Nothing like buffalo slobbers in your car. We will definitely return to this safari. It's a must do in East TN.

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank NaNa1961
Briarwood S, Public Relations Manager at Briarwood Ranch Safari Park, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2013

Thanks for the kind words, NaNa1961. We are always here and want to hear from you.

Reviewed 1 June 2013

Date of Visit: Sunday, May 12, 2013 Pros: Pretty Much Everything Cons: Road is a little iffy, watch out for the buffalo and emu Most of these drive thru safaris never seem to feed their animals and they end up practically crawling in your car...More

Date of experience: May 2013
2  Thank TNTravelCat
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Our car was full of grandkids' giggles and squeals from ages 5 to 15! We had so much fun! We plan to get there earlier on our yearly visits to experience even more fun!

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank psluvsbugs
Reviewed 8 March 2013

A little off the beaten track but not too much, about 5 miles off I-81. If you're visiting the Smokies this really is a must see - all kinds of animals that will eat out of your hand. Probably the best time to visit is...More

Date of experience: December 2012
3  Thank R0dneyS
Reviewed 7 October 2012

African safari in the backwoods of Morristown Tennessee! Zebras, water buffalo, elk, deer, ostriches, llama, ram, and more! For 3 dollars you get a bucket of pellet food (5 lbs, I think he said) to feed the animals within the safari area (price of admission...More

Date of experience: October 2012
4  Thank housenickm
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Teresita G
14 November 2016|
Response from lrover2016 | Reviewed this property |
I believe adult tickets were $17.00. Senior was $16.00. A large bucket of food was $3.00. Not sure about children. Do remember cash or checks only. It was so much fun! ENJOY!