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Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo

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Address: 478 Happy Hollow Lane, Sevierville, TN 37876
Phone Number: +1 865-428-3337
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Welcome to the Smoky Mountain Deer Farm and Exotic Petting Zoo & Deer...

Welcome to the Smoky Mountain Deer Farm and Exotic Petting Zoo & Deer Farm Riding Stables. You’re going to love our unique barnyard environment, nestled on 143 acres of a beautiful mountain property. Bring the family to meet, pet and feed our friendly animals, including goats, deer, camels, elk, reindeer, emu, zebra, exotic cattle, watusi, zonkeys, and so much more! You can even walk amongst our tame fallow deer. After the zoo, the little ones can enjoy a ride on one of our gentle ponies, led by Mom or Dad. Or, the whole family can take a relaxing horseback ride through our wooded Smoky Mountain home, led by our courteous and experienced guides. We hope to see you soon!

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Great day at Deer Farm!

We visited with a party of 8 for the 45 minute horseback ride and everything went great. From a smooth check-in to the absolutely beautiful ride (great views / especially with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Steven G
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited with a party of 8 for the 45 minute horseback ride and everything went great. From a smooth check-in to the absolutely beautiful ride (great views / especially with the snow on the ground), it was top notch. They were even able to accommodate one of our party that was over the 250 pound weight limit. Half of... More 

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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My 9-year-old had a great time here, and I practically had to drag her away after a few hours. But she really loves animals, so she was in the pens with the goats, and then with the deer, and wanting to feed all the other animals, etc. Of course, bring extra cash to buy more treats to feed the animals... More 

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Thank 484harrietl
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had some down time on our trip and wanted to do something a little different. So glad we found this place. It was cool getting up close to all of the animals, and the staff was very friendly and went over and beyond, even providing us with an area map we relied on for the rest of our trip.

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Thank Melanie H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To start off I would like to say that I have been horse backing several times from being in Gatlinburg in which we do each year from horse backing in Puerto Rico in the El Yukon Forest, so I am quite experienced and knew what to expect. This is the first bad experience I had with horseback riding after doing... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title says it all. If your lady is a huge animal lover who's always wanted to be swarmed by affectionate animals in need of love and attention, you're going to score pretty big. But don't go in the goat pen with the food. The staff tells you this, and they're not kidding. The goats will jump on you and... More 

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Thank Nigel D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to visit in November. Our family had a wonderful time. This is definitely a must see place. Inexpensive and so much fun. I would recommend this to anyone- adults and children alike!

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Thank Kerri B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best petting zoo I've ever been to! My son (18mths) loved it!!! He also rode on a pony each visit! The employees are awesome! You must go!

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Thank Nicole O
Wellington, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We were staying in the Sevierville area, but intended to spend most of our time in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg. I had seen some information regarding the Deer Farm and we decided to check it out one afternoon. WOW, this place is truly amazing. My children (ages 9 and 6), boyfriend, and I had the best time ever. All of the animals... More 

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Thank Margaret S
Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I took my two children there on our vacation the week after Christmas. What a neat place. Staff was super friendly. Very reasonably priced as well. We would definitely go back. It's not a huge place, but fun for an hour or so.

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Thank Jennifer M
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Great experience! The animals were so well maintained and looked real happy and comfortable around people. My 2 boys ages 3 and 7, fed almost all the animals and really interacted with the large variety they have there. We noticed the enclosures were spacious for them but stationed within an easy walking distance for us. The deer were our favorite.... More 

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