Parrot Mountain & Gardens
Parrot Mountain & Gardens
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Brittany A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Blown away!
    I typically don’t write reviews unless I am just blown away by something. This surpassed our expectations!!! I love birds and grew up with grandparents who had several, including an African grey named Romeo. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Charlene (I hope I’m spelling that right!) was amazing. We ran into her often and she was very knowledgeable. You could tell the birds adored her! I am a teacher and would like a bird for a classroom pet. I fell absolutely in love with a violet indian ringneck while there. The young woman working the nursery was very informative. I inquired on pricing and was not able to do the amount stated (like I said, I’m a teacher 🤪). However, I think the birds are worth every penny. My husband and I were talking about how we are thankful they do price them higher so that it weeds out any impulse buyers. It’s what I would refer to as responsible breeding. If they ever need to donate one to a classroom, I’m more than ready to love on one! My children loved every minute. My young son actually said it was his favorite thing about our whole trip this week! Thank you for having such a fantastic place to educate people of all ages.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 21, 2023
  • Patty
    Campobello, South Carolina2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiul birds and gardens
    Parrot Mountain & Gardens had a great variety of birds to see. Each cage is labeled with a description. We really enjoyed feeding the birds in the interactive area. In addition to the beautiful birds, the gardens were also beautiful and well thought out. My only criticism is that the wall way to each cage is very steep. My elderly mother had difficulty walking the hills. They did not have any wheelchairs, but they did offer a golf cart guided tour, for an additional fee, that would alleviate the problem. But, we were already at peak budget for the attraction.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 23, 2023
  • DFam4
    Aurora, Illinois21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Place
    Kids loved it. Feeding and holding the birds was really neat, and the gardens are very nice. Price is a bit steep (but everything is in this area). Just know it’s all walking and most of it is up/down steep hills. We would come back.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 24, 2023
  • Ashley L
    Reading, Pennsylvania1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth every penny!
    While visiting Gatlinburg for the week, it was my 11 year old son's turn to choose our adventure of the day. He chose Parrot Mountain, and we are so glad he did! The check-in lady was extremely sweet! The birds are all very well cared for. We were excited to see and interact with so many beautiful birds! While taking our photo, a bird named George gave me a kiss! Bubbles was my son's favorite bird and DeeDee loved my husband. It is truly like it's own oasis-very calming and beautiful. We will definitely visit next time we are there. Thank you for a one of a kind experience we will never forget!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Ed P
    Raleigh, North Carolina48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience in Pigeon Forge
    My wife and I were staying at the Wyndham Smoky Mountains resort and someone from Parrot Mountain came there and gave a presentation and had 3 birds to show. Based on this we decided to visit. It was great. There are a lot of birds there, of many different varieties but, mostly parrots. There were several varieties of Toucans, and many other tropical birds. Many of these are in cages. They also have a section with many parrots that are out and can be held, fed, pet etc. They are near the top of a mountain, but the walk around is not steep, so that most people won't have a problem. They also have golf carts for those who cannot walk. This was a great experience and I highly recommend it for anyone in the Pigeon Forge area.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Ebony G
    Darlington, South Carolina37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    It was a fun experience. There were many other birds besides parrots. There is also a bird nursery where you can purchase birds. My only drawback was I paid $40 for a pic not knowing I could have taken my pics myself. I would definitely go again. Great for all ages.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 3, 2023
  • Lilpg
    Newburgh, Indiana35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience! Highly recommend.
    Great experience and opportunity to see beautiful birds. My 7 year old granddaughter absolutely loved it. The gardens are beautifully manicured and kept nice. The only downside was overcrowding so we waited in lines to see the birds but that is to be expected ver a holiday visit. I would highly recommend a visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 8, 2023
  • Frederick M
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best experience we had!
    This was our first time at Parrot Mountain it was an amazing experience! They have so many beautiful birds. The interactions we had with feeding and holding the birds was just wonderful! My 11 year old loves birds and was in his glory! All the birds are well cared for and we even visited the nursery. If we lived nearby we definitely would have bought a bird from them. The prayer garden was as added bonus! Beautiful and serene. It reminded me of my Grandmother. I highly recommend a visit here!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Trin
    Clarksville, Tennessee26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Adventure!
    We have been to Pigeon Forge many times and have seen advertisements for Parrot Mountain but didn’t know what it was. This week we went to The Island and visited their storefront there. We talked to the owner, got some cool pics, and met some awesome birds. This prompted my family to make the decision to go to the main location. Best decision we made. We came as soon as they opened and I am glad we did. We waited in line to get in and stayed almost the full day. Our favorite part was spending time feeding and holding the birds. After reading a few comments here about the well being of the birds, we spent some time talking to the vet on site. The birds do not only get fed seeds, they have a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables. Other comments stated that the birds were in rough shape and that is false. What many don’t pay attention to is how they acquired these birds. Some came from traumatic, abusive homes and were rescued. Having time to spend with humans is good for their healing. If they were in poor condition there they wouldn’t be as lovable. With that being said, we met some amazing birds that I would’ve taken home if I didn’t have more than enough at home! Bob was adorable! He absolutely loved being pet and bowed his head down for loving when anyone walked by. So many chatty birds too. Make sure to say hi to Zelda and Link, many people avoided them because they ‘look scary’ but are beautiful, friendly birds. The only negative I have about here is the drive up. The driveway was very steep and took a lot of power to drive up. Having a shuttle would greatly help, especially considering the parking lot is small and was completely full by the time we left. 4x4 is probably the best for this drive up!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 9, 2023
  • SpiderJeff2
    42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would you like to feed a parrot?
    So many exotic birds it's crazy. Fabulous gardens with many enclosures to see all sorts of exotic birds. A place to interact and feed some birds. A place to get family photos and gifts with some birds. A baby bird adoption area to handle and choose a bird if you'd like to take one home. So many varieties, and so many was to experience the park and gardens. You can walk it yourself with the turns and twists or you can have a naturalist and guide transport you by cart through the areas and give you descriptions and facts about the birds you see. The 5 and 55 year old enjoyed it thoroughly.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 14, 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles6,190 reviews
Very good

Brady P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
Absolutely beautiful experience! The price to get in is pretty reasonable too. It is recommended that you pay the extra money to free the birds. Our only issues were that the gift shop was not well stocked and their food selection in their "cafe" was very minimal. Anything I ordered I was told "we dont have that today" and the prices of the gifts are pretty high too. Overall the experience was very fun and wont take more than an hour, given you dont get caught up holding/feeding birds like we did!
Written June 23, 2020
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
I had been excited to visit this attraction for a long time as I knew people who had and had told me I would really enjoy it. The birds were beautiful however, the girl in the Lory exhibit needs a different position that does not deal with the public. Upon arriving we found her scratching and picking the scabs on her arm and looking like she was not happy to be interrupted. We had paid extra to feed the Lory as we were told it was a fantastic experience and we could see the birds beautiful coloring etc. up close while they fed on the nectar you held. Not only was the gal rude, she was also not wearing a mask and you had to be in a very small, caged area (just feet across with four of us in there) with her when getting the nectar. I had called ahead to see what their protocols were during COVID and was told all would be well especially since it was mostly an outdoor attraction. (For anyone reading who is ready to comment that perhaps we should just stay home, remember we are trying to help support tourism attractions during this time so they will be there once we are through this pandemic) We did not appreciate her lack of care for visitors. She also made a very rude comment when one of us looked away from her to see some birds who had landed on the cage near us. This was highly uncalled for! Once we had our nectar and she opened the door, she literally pushed us into the cage. Her attitude and rudeness unfortunately left us with a less than positive feel for our visit. The bird nursery and gift shop where not set up for physical distancing either. Out of everywhere we had visited during our stay, this attraction was the least prepared regarding COVID protection for its visitors and the only place we felt at risk. COVID risk aside, the gal in the Lory cage needs to be reassigned. How much more pleasant it would have been to have someone friendly in the Lory cage who also explained what was going to happen once you entered the cage with the birds. They do gather very quickly all over you and I feel people would enjoy the experience more if they were better prepared for the bird behavior before entering as one may feel a bit attacked. Unfortunately, all things considered, even though all of the attraction's birds were beautiful, we left with a less than positive feeling due to our visit to the Lory cage.
Written September 18, 2020
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Hollywood, FL66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
What a find. The selection of birds are beautiful. From the parrots to the macaws. The rainbow of colors on the birds are amazing. They have a vending machine where you can pay for seeds to feed the birds. Caution: please read the signs next to the birds. There are certain ones you can not touch or feed. The ones you can feed are harmless and will take the food right out of your hand. Handlers will take them out of their perch and place them on you for pictures. The highlight for a small fee of $2 is to feed nectar to a group of parakeets. The kaleidoscope of colors on them is something else. As you walk into the cage they will fly around and land all over you and drink the nectar from your cup. At one point, I had 5 birds on me at once. They are harmless and kids will love it. This place is worth the price of admission.
Written July 14, 2020
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Keith D
Holly Springs, NC2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
We took my kids here after watching some of our favorite youtubers visit, and WOW, we had a blast! We scheduled a lot of different things to do during our trip, between Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Chatanooga, and in the end, the whole family all agreed that Parrot Mountain tied for first as our favorite activity.

My daughter was a little leery of the birds at first, but got comfortable and had a great time pretty quickly. My son got a bird to sit on his shoulder and fall asleep for about 10 minutes, and he was in heaven. I (dad) had a great time petting/scratching some of the friendlier birds, as well as feeling them and talking to them.

In the main room, where there are at least 70 birds, they are all on perches about 5 feet up. Some are labeled "don't touch or feed me" but most aren't. The ceiling is low so you are never in a situation where they are flying over your head. I forgot my hat and was worried about that, but was later told that some of the macaws like to pop the buttons off of the top of hats, so I was probably better off. There was a lot of staff in that room circulating to make sure nobody was hurting the birds, but they didn't get in the way at all--you really do get to feed and handle all of these birds. I put a macaw on my shoulder and talked like a pirate!

There are a couple of other rooms where you can interact with younger birds and feed nectar to parakeets, as well as lots of large caged areas where they have lots of other birds.

We enjoyed the place so much that we left later than we meant to and almost missed our next scheduled event. Next time we'll plan on staying here for a while. We had to wake up the bird on my son's shoulder and put him back on his perch. My son would have been happy for him to stay there forever.
Written June 28, 2020
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Lou Castillo
Goose Creek, SC52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
We visited Parrot Mountain with our 2 granddaughters (ages 13 & 10). I expected your typical parrot place where you see a bunch of birds in cages and they take the standard picture of you with parrots on your arms. We were pleasantly surprised!

First of all the whole place is located in a beautiful setting on the mountain. You feel the peace as soon as you arrive. It was so pleasant to walk through. Yes, they do have some birds in cages and yes, we got the standard picture taken, but it is so much more.

The staff is exceptionally friendly and the owner - Charlene - made herself available and welcomed us personally.

The most amazing part of the experience was how interactive it was. Usually you can only touch a bird for the picture. Instead, they have an area with 20-30 birds out on perches that you can feed and even allow them on your arms and shoulders. What a great experience for our granddaughters. The youngest walked in scared to death of birds and by the end she was holding one after the other.

They also have a baby bird area where sgain you can hold the birds. It was a remarkable experience. The girls were talking about Parrot Mountain for days afterwards and was one of the first stories they relayed to their parents when we returned home.

I highly recommend taking a few hours out of your Gatlinburg/ Pigeon Forge vacation to spend some time at this beautiful sanctuary.
Written July 3, 2020
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4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
What a great place! I will be back to this bomdiggity adventure! Whether you have a couple hours or a full day, there are plenty of birds to visit in an open air environment. The birds appear to be healthy, non-stressed and well cared for. Several of the parrots are "rescue" birds where owners could no longer take care of them. It was fun to hear what the birds said: lots of pretty bird, hello... and several other vocalizations that I will leave for you to explore!

The signage in the area with 1:1 human to bird interaction is excellent as you know exactly what birds are comfortable with human contact (feeding and holding). My personal favorite of the day was Bob the Cockatoo- as the day of our visit he just wanted to be gently pet. Bob's handler demonstrate Bob's roller coater riding skill as well as his acting skill (plays dead).

There is a nursery where young birds from the Parrot Mountain breeding program are available for interaction and purchase (wrt the latter- in all fairness to the birds, do your homework wrt raising parrot species. They live a long time and going to a home ill prepared for their needs, including positive attention, would be a disservice to such lovely creatures).
Written March 28, 2021
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Vanessa M
Friendsville, TN11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Family
Me,My husband and my 4 year old daughter absolutely loved this place. Tons of beautiful birds all with different personalities. Some will talk to you and interact. I'd reccomend going early in the day for more talking/Singing action from the birds. We did the magnet picture with 9 birds all over us. One was licking my 4 head while taking the picture which I found humerous. Then we were able to hold and interact with multiple different birds for as long as we wanted. I would reccomend walking amongst the birds and try to find ones that click with you before picking up. Some do bite but its expected as they all have different personalities and most are rescues. The birds were very well taken care of and the workers had a very special bond with each bird. The young girl that was helping with pictures was very educated about the birds and they all absolutely loved her. She was very helpful and was willing to answer as many questions as we wanted to ask. She was very passionate about her job and was great helping my 4 year old daughter hold the birds comfortably. If you have any issues or come across any stubborn little birdies they will help you right away. Expect some nibbles and possible bites but do not be scared as we were informed that they can feel that energy and they tend to be a little more stubborn if you are nervous. Also some of the birds love women and do not like men. Some love men and do not like women. A couple aren't fond of kids. But as I said it's better to feel out the birds and find one that you kind of click with before picking up. It was very interesting learning the personalities. Go in with patience and have a great time. This was my favorite part of our vacation. Thank you to the employees of this very cool attraction !
Written May 17, 2020
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Mebane, NC5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Parrot Mountain was a lovely surprise. The grounds are beautiful with flowers and greenery, the buildings look like little European cottages, and the birds are just gorgeous! The bird inclosures are well kept and the birds are clearly loved and taken care of. Many of the birds around the park are out on perches, not in cages so you are able to get up close, and if you want a hands on experience, there is a section where you can feed the birds and and indoor nursery where you can hold the baby birds, all included in the cost of admission. The walkways are paved so that is nice for strollers and wheelchairs but it is hilly, but hey, it’s in the mountains. The walkways are well shaded with all of the surrounding trees and greenery so that really helps with the heat in the summertime. I highly recommend Parrott Mountain for anyone wanting to get away from the crowds and all of the traditional tourist attractions.
Written July 16, 2020
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Sherri V
Milwaukee, WI19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
The staff and place was beautiful. The location was easy to find and it literally was a mountain. The parking lot was very steep to walk up. When there was a ramp to push our stroller up but again very steep. We called ahead and they did say that the facility was accessible. When we got to where we paid we saw there were golf carts you could rent for an additional $60 for the park. We thought about it. We have 2 people in our family with walking disabilities. But I didn't want to spend over $100 to see some birds. That didn't include the $30 to get your picture taken with the birds or the food to feed them. I ended up not going through the pathway to see most of the birds and the staff was so kind to just let me wait while my family went through. My husband told me that the path got even more hilly and steep and he was so thankful I didn't go because he knew I wouldn't have made it. While there, they had a giant rainstorm. I would highly recommend bringing an umbrella just in case. The birds I did get to see where just beautiful and well cared for. The grounds were gorgeous as well. My kids loved seeing the parrots and the picture turned out cute. Over all it was fun if you are physically able. If hills are hard or you don't want an exercise for the day- maybe not your thing. But if you are able- it is beautiful. Also, there was a wonderful staff lady there named Terry. She was very helpful and sweet. She represented the company well.
Written June 12, 2021
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29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
This place is amazing!! Went with my family of 5. Me, my husband and and our 3 children 14, 5 and almost 3 year old And we all loved it so much!

Wear comfortable shoes, definitely hills and lots of walking. Wear comfortable clothes. Bought the serum for the birds to pretty much attack you and drink it up. Highly recommend we were all cracking up!!

If you can’t do steep hills you may want to look into the driving golf cart tours. Just walking into the place is intense with the steep hill you are standing in line to pay for the tickets.

Arrived right when it opened. Planned to go eat after. Definitely do that. When we were leaving around noon the parking lot was mobbed. Not sure anyone else could fit. Opted to not eat there. Way to small decided to go to BBQ BUSTN BUTTS after. Only a few min away. Best BBQ around. It was a great day!
Written August 13, 2022
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