We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gentle Barn

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Great place to visit - wish I could go back!

Had a lovely time at the Gentle Barn. We were on holiday and I was very happy to discover that we... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2019
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
Heart Warming

Happy to have discovered The Gentle Barn and getting an opportunity to learn more about their... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2018
Oliver T
Manchester, United Kingdom
Read all 24 reviews
All photos (41)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good4%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
2410 Diggs Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-2135
+1 661-252-2440
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Knoxville
from $81.99
More Info
from $60.00
More Info
Reviews (24)
Filter reviews
24 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews love animals horses volunteers organisation stories donation human tn
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 24 reviews
Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

Had a lovely time at the Gentle Barn. We were on holiday and I was very happy to discover that we were in the area (Christiana, Tennessee) at the right time to visit. We spent time with all the animals and heard about their stories...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vickyp84
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

May 2018 article GENTLE BARN MAKING 'BITTERSWEET' MOVE TO MURFREESBORO A beloved animal rescue in Knox County has found a new forever home in Middle Tennessee. 

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank F M
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Happy to have discovered The Gentle Barn and getting an opportunity to learn more about their organization. The staff and volunteers were very kind and very informative. We got to spend time with each of the animals hearing the stories of where they came from,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Oliver T
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Ok so a little heads up before visiting this place. They are going to talk your ear off about a plant based diet and tell you all about why you should become a vegan. I’m all about helping animals but, I had a few others...More

Date of experience: September 2018
7  Thank TheEckerds
Reviewed June 27, 2018

How much can I rave about this little sanctuary. The staff here are some people who would take home every animal on the farm to care for them better than any human. These neglected and abused animals finally have love and compassion. A home for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank KrisMack
Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend for animal lovers!! A unique and fun experience. Staff and volunteers are great, telling you all about the animals and doing what they can to make the best of your visit. Was able to give pigs belly rubs, hand feed turkeys and chickens,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
4  Thank jessslikestotravel
Reviewed October 29, 2017

We have followed the Gentle Barn in California and then this one when they rescued Dudley. We were so excited to visit and they did not disappoint!

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank BonbiTravels
Reviewed September 11, 2017

What an amazing group of people. All eager to share the stories of the wonderful animals who call the Gentle Barn home. Feed the cows and turkeys and chickens and give a pig a belly rub.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Lori H
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

We have been following The Gentle Barn" on Instagram and Fb, so we were super excited to visit. Drove 7 hours to meet Dudley the Cow and Dream and Lillie the piggies. We were not disappointed. Each volunteer had their specific animal they were with...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Sammie259
Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

What a special place! This place is beyond words. The volunteers and organization behind this are amazing. The message is one of pure love. A must do for children!

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank 3Xmomma
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 92 nearby hotels
Rodeway Inn & Suites
32 reviews
4.08 miles away
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Knoxville West, TN
359 reviews
4.09 miles away
Comfort Suites Knoxville West-Farragut
353 reviews
4.13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Knoxville-Farragut
325 reviews
4.16 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,383 nearby restaurants
Wild Wing Cafe
193 reviews
4.24 miles away
Mellow Mushroom
146 reviews
4.22 miles away
Little Bangkok LLC
107 reviews
4.20 miles away
LongHorn Steakhouse
31 reviews
4.32 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 323 nearby attractions
McFee Park
23 reviews
5.28 miles away
University of Tennessee Arboretum
17 reviews
6.51 miles away
Turkey Creek
40 reviews
5.09 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Jackie M
April 26, 2017|
Response from 3Xmomma | Reviewed this property |
Jackie I'm not sure, sorry. But if he's under 2 I would think he'd be free. Contact them to clarify. They are an awesome group of people. Enjoy!!
March 10, 2017|
Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
You do not have to pack lunch. They have an awesome food truck onsight that sells delicious natural sandwhiches, drinks. et. Great suvinor store too. Have fun! We have traveled from Ohio five times to The Gentle Barn... More
February 22, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from TaraLynn326 | Reviewed this property |
Yes very close, lots to do in Knoxville and Gentle Barn Tn is just a few exits down. Nice hotels and shopping where the hotels are