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Purdy's Petting Zoo

120 Plemons Road, Sweetwater, TN 37874
423-295-5156
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Sweetwater
Type: Zoos
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Athens
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Although I hate to discourage a family trying to make some spending money, this was a disappointment. First the admission for adults was $10.00 with no senior rate. The "Petting Zoo" probably was no larger than the size of a large yard and the poor animals were fenced behind woven wire fencing with only hand contact between the visitor and... More

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Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Thought we would give this place a try with all of the good reviews. We pulled up to its location and wondered what did we get ourselves into. Its in someones backyard. Young kids working in the office area. Total cost for 2 adults and 2 children was $40 and cups of feed ar $2 each or a sandpail full... More

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Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I scheduled a birthday party for my granddaughter at the Petting Zoo. I personally think it was the best decision I have made in a LONG time! The kids absolutely loved it and the adults did too! There was room to roam, see the animals, enjoy the beautiful fall day and just not run into each other! The owners were... More

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Madisonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I take my two year old grandson there once in a while. He absolutely adores the place. You can see a lot of goats, a huge turtle, a kangaroo, a couple of peacocks, a camel and more. They have pony rides for kids. It's very small and you can just let the kids run around, very safe environment. Make sure... More

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Athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

My son attended Summer Camp with a group of friends. He loved it! He came home every day with new stories and info he had learned. Great activities for all ages.

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Coker Creek, TN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

One of the bad things about a petting zoo that doesn't let you actually get in the cages with the animals and pet them. Purdy's sells food pellets you can feed the animals and that's about as close as you can get to them. Most of the animals are overweight and are in small pens. Some of the exotic animals... More

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Rockwood, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

for what this place was it was okay....not hte best ever, but for little kids it would be fun

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012 via mobile

I took my grandaughter thinking it would entertain her. Ha! I enjoyed it as much as her. I saw animals I have not been able to see in other countries.

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Sweetwater, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

I went to Purdy's Petting Zoo with my 10 year old daughters school class. I think I may have had more fun than the kids lol. They had animals I never would have thought they could have. Zebra, Zonkey, Kangaroo, Camel, Ostrich, Emu, Those monkeys from Madagascar, You got to pet all of them and feed them. Plus there was... More

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Sweetwater, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

Awesome family fun. My 2 children have went to the camp and also was there on a field trip. Very reasonably priced and lots of things to do. Highly recommend anyone going there with their kids. Melissa and Mark are awesome and my kids loved them.

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