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Knoxville Zoological Gardens

Address: 350 Knoxville Zoo Drive, P.O. Box 6040, Knoxville, TN 37914
Phone Number: 865-637-5331
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Ranked #14 of 99 things to do in Knoxville
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Knoxville's largest year-round attraction, Knoxville Zoo is situated on 53 acres and home to over...
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: Knoxville's largest year-round attraction, Knoxville Zoo is situated on 53 acres and home to over 800 animals from around the world.
Useful Information: Activities for young children

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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I have been going to the Knoxville Zoo for over 20 years and am always finding something new to experience and see. The zoo has gone through many changes in the years I have been going such as the polar bears, sea lions, hippos, brown bear, baboons and the overhaul of completely changing the entrance location, the addition of animal... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Knoxville zoo is reasonably-priced and educational. We are always impressed with the variety of animals and the cleanliness of the park. When available, there are camel rides and animal encounters. In the spring/summer of 2015, we're expecting two new baby gorillas!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

went to zoo, with 2 daughters, and 1 granddaughter, 2 grandsons. had the best time, had to go on scooter, because cannot walk. very easy to get around

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

If you have been to Audubon zoo or the San Diego zoo it will be a tremendous let down. It is good for small children. It is inexpensive. I think there are a few times s year when it is free with can goods donations.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My grandchildren live in West Tennessee and every summer plan a trip to the Knoxville Zoo because it is so kid-friendly and laid out so well. They've been to other zoos, but this is their favorite by far.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The once small zoo has now expanded and has many wonderful exhibits. From birds and butterflies, to the unique red panda and river otters. Feed the giraffes! I was very impressed for the size of Knoxville to have such a great zoo. Some hilly walking, but all smooth and paved. Children of all ages would enjoy it!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love the educational animal displays and good enclosures. This zoo has done a nice job and i highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A beautifully kept zoo! One of my favorites! Reasonable priced. Easy to maneuver. A fun day for all, old and young.

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Smoky Mountain, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We've been members here for years. We love our local zoo and all of the improvements they've made throughout the years. Staff is friendly and lots of animals to see. I would highly recommend the zoo!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Great outing if you like animals or have children along. My favorite is the bear habitat. But there are many other neat animals to visit. New plans are coming soon to make a tiger habitat where the rhinos are located now. Can't wait! Don't miss the sloth either. Fascinating for all ages.

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