Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo, Sevierville: Hours, Address, Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Write a review
About
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!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
1,357 reviews
Excellent
1,097
Very good
191
Average
47
Poor
11
Terrible
11

Karin R
2 contributions
May 2022 • Family
We did a 45 minute horse ride with a 2 and 5 year old. My five year old rode by herself up by the guide and I wore the two year old in a front carrier. The trails were beautiful in May…the trees would sometimes break to allow views of the mountains. Our guide, John was great at explaining what we needed to do to “steer,” go faster, slower or stop the horse as we had never rode before. The horses knew what to do…we didn’t need to do much. We also visited the petting farm and the kids had a great time feeding the animals. It had been raining so we didn’t go in with the goats because we didn’t want to get muddy, but a lot of people were. Highlight of our trip.
Written May 29, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rria205
Jacksonville Beach, FL98 contributions
Nov 2020 • Family
The pony rides were very reasonable, $9 for 3 laps around a pretty long loop. The parent gets to lead the child’s pony too, so it was a lot of fun. The petting zoo was nice as well, we couldn’t get in to the goat pen because there were so many and they kept trying to escape when I was going in 😂 The few people that were in the pen had goats all over them. I wish we could have gotten closer to the bunnies than just through the spaces in the fence. There was a great variety of animals and the only ones that you could not feed were the kangaroos. Definitely get some apples for the horses, ponies and camel.
Written November 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Last C
5 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Feeding the animals was SO FUN! We enjoyed our time there! Kids ages 4&5 did well and the animals were very nice nibblers! Kids loved the baby goats, and it’s so fun to go into their pens. Pony ride was a good 3x around the track, parent led. Not 5 stars for we felt the pony ride horses didn’t get much of a break in between rides. Overall fun time!
Written April 16, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dad of two
Sevierville, TN212 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
We loved how hands on this petting zoo was to all ages! We went on a trip with about 50 other people. Everyone had a GREAT time! The feed is reasonably priced and you can feed all but two animals on the property. It was kinda sad to see how the horse looked so malnourished but I am thinking he was old and rescued. We loved letting the kids ride the horse, but were not happy about waiting 15 plus minutes for an employe to show up so the kids could ride. We waited and waited, as the employee took whoever's paper he had in hand. We were not a big fan of others riding for 10 minutes while we all waited and waited for the other 6 to get done before our kids. We were there waiting for 15 minutes before the other parents walked up to the riding area. We would still recommend this petting zoo! P.S. dont stand to close the the fence outside where a few goats are located, because they LOVE paper!!! LoL...
Written September 30, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marisa S
Pittsburgh, PA72 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We checked out the Deer Farm on the last day of our trip. This turned out to be one of our boys favorite stops! There’s a coupon online/in the coupon books. It opened at 10 and we got there around 11am, so we had to wait in line for about 15 minutes or so. The main parking area was full, so we kept driving down the one-way gravel drive, passing many cars parked along the side until we found room to park as well.
I believe one of the owners(never caught her name, but she said she’s there every day, all day, so…) were standing outside talking with all the visitors, sharing information about the animals, covering the rules, keeping the line moving as people left(the gift shop is smaller and that’s also where you pay admission, so she was keeping things flowing without being crowded).
We purchased 2 of the larger cups of food and 4 apples(deer/elk) which were sliced which made it nicer for little ones to feed, because if they were whole, the deer would take it in one bite; this way, they got to feed ‘more’.
There were a bunch of goats you could go in the pen with to pet and hug, lots of fallow deer to interact with, and the camels, zonkey, watusi, and elk were pretty cool too.
We spent about an hour and a half in the zoo/farm.
Written July 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DiveEnthusiast8820
Maine21 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
This place was nice and outside of the hustle of the city but still pretty close (20 min drive from pigeon forge). The staff were super friendly and helpful providing attraction info and being knowledgeable about the zoo animals. The animals are used to people and love being fed, petted and holding baby goats was so adorable. Camels, kangaroo, emu’s, elk, horses, ponies, llamas and more. This was our first time seeing a Zonkey (such a sweetheart)!
The zoo was smaller than I anticipated but decent pricing and relaxing 😊, perfect afternoon trip. You can buy feed in souvenir cups (22oz-32oz) to feed the animals and apple slices ($.50c) for the camels. Really hope they grow bigger and give more animals a home ❤️ some of the animals are rescues and this is such a great place to support. Would recommend, especially for children.
Written August 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ron K
Yorkville, IL133 contributions
Oct 2020
This is a lot of fun for everyone. Look at the pictures and you can see the wide variety of animals available at this petting zoo. You can buy a large cup of healthy food cheap to feed the animals. They love coming to the fence to eat out of your hand or from the ground if that's where you put the food. I was amazed at how gentle most of the animals are when they ate our of our extended hand. There is a level of excitement in the air because people were loving the experience. We want to go back and do it again. Of course the baby goats are light and easy to hold for great picture opportunities since you can enter their pen.
Written November 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kristi H
Newnan, GA161 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Great place to visit and feed the animals. My husband visited this place the 1st year it opened with his family and here we are again. I loved feeding the apples even more so than the feed. Highly recommend purchasing apples. The ponies cracked us up the most, they clearly know how to get your attention over all the other animals. I’ll let you find out what they do when you visit. Prepare to get your shoes a little muddy, it was misting the day we went. If you want to pick up a baby goat, you can, but they are a little muddy. Kiddos would love to do this and most all the animals were super gentle taking food from your hands. The Zebras were the only ones to really watch out for.
Written October 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Captain America
Orlando, FL28 contributions
Nov 2020 • Family
While looking through one of the discount coupon books, we found a discount coupon for the petting zoo. Our daughter loves deer and saw we could feed and pet deer along with horses, camels, zebra, emus, goats, and a whole lot more. I looked it up on line and decided to do it. It was one of the main highlights of our trip. Our teenage son didn’t want to go because it as “childish”, and even he admitted he had a great time! The price of admission does not cover the food, but the food is very reasonable to buy ($3.50ish) and refills are half off. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly, and they had staff making upgrades throughout the park. Highly recommended!

Tip: Don’t wear good clothing of shoes, especially on a wet day.
Written November 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

hutch08
Southampton, PA152 contributions
Jul 2021
This is really a small zoo, with a number of animals, exotic or familiar. We spent about an hour each time, and enjoyed looking at and feeding (with food they sell) the animals. They seem well cared for, and the people were friendly and helpful. This is fun for small children through adults.
Written April 17, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 1,357
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM