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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 #9 of 36 Activities 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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Attraction details
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

What an enjoyable visit! The zoo was clean and so great for my young toddler. The food was amazing! The new fries and BBQ was perfect for a Tennessee zoo, and the staff was very friendly and accomodating. Though it was too cold for the splash pad, we have been in the past and it was my son's favorite!! The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

I get that its January but the website said currently only two animals were not on exhibit then once we get there there's a lot more.. Overall it was a good trip though! Staff are friendly, and place seemed clean. Some of the prices are ridiculous (like any tourist area I guess) It is hard to get pictures in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The zoo was great. Some of the features were closed but still plenty to see and do. We did go in December so that may he why. There were a lot of animals and many interacted with us. One of th e best zoos we have been to

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

who does not love the zoo Knoxville zoo has never disappointed we always enjoy our trip there family fun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I went to the zoo for the Kroger Free weekend in November, which waves the admission fee, and asks people for donations to several different local charities. The zoo is laid out very nicely, and is beautifully done. The animals are easily visible, and the staff I encountered throughout the day were very friendly. The gift shop was surprisingly affordable,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

So I have been going to the Knoxville Zoo since I was a little girl. We would take field trips here. I still love the ever changing exhibits and the layout of the zoo. The staff is very friendly and there are always shows and special events going on. If you go around Halloween, you must go to Boo at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

So if your in Knoxville or on your way to the smokies, stop and check out the zoo in Knoxville tn. It is a great family place with a variety of animals and things to do. It is convenient off the freeway and a place to enjoy. I would add it to my lists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a great place to take the kids. It is a little expensive as most zoos are, but they have reciprocity with several other zoos and aquariums and the yearly family pass is a decent value. We have visited many times with our kids and always have a different but great experience each time. They have been adding things... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We are members and take our grandchildren twice a year when they are in town. We always have a fun time at one of the few zoos that support elephants. Good to see continuing upgrades to the zoo with new exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Knoxville Zoo used to be very run down and lackluster. They have built new enclosures and the animal encounters are way better than before. I especially liked going in and feeding the budgies seed sticks. This zoo is beautifully in bloom in the spring and makes for lovely pictures.

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