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“An annual tradition for our family”

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo
Ranked #3 of 92 things to do in Sevierville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed October 22, 2012

The Deer Farm is an awesome place for anyone who likes animals! We visit it every fall during our annual trip to Pigeon Forge. The staff is super friendly and the animal encounters are AWESOME! Our kids really love the goat pen and deer feeding. My wife loves feeding the larger animals like the camels and the Belgium Draft Horse. This time we decided to have the kids try the pony rides. They loved it! Overall, we useually spen about 2 1/2 to 3 hours at the Deer Farm. It is a must see for our family every year!

1  Thank Todd N Sheri W
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We love the deer farm. I really enjoy seeing all the different animals. My favorite is the Zonkey. I loved feeding the goats and deer

1  Thank Skizicks08
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Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Great for the littlest vacationers. Pony rides went over great! Feeding the animals was exciting for the 1 and 3 year old as well as mama and daddy. The "zonkey" is very cool! Definitely a better option than some of the ridiculous stuff on the "strip" in Pigeon Forge.

1  Thank AjolK
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

If you love animals, this is a must!! My husband and I can't wait to come to the deer farm every time we're in the area. The goats are sooo much fun. And the baby goats are too cute to handle. The variety of animals you can feed and pet is amazing. The staff is awesome! Very friendly and courteous. It's a must do in the mountains and you can get the best pictures of your family with the animals.

1  Thank Tammy H
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Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

Driving down a winding country roadway, up and down the rolling hillside, you'll begin to wonder if you're lost... right about this time, you'll see a small sign saying "You're almost there!" Don't give up, this place is worth the journey, especially if you have kids. You enter through the gift store/office area, where you buy tickets and receive your "safety rules." They explain to you how to feed the different animals, and which ones you can't, because they're on special diets. You can also sign up for pony rides for the kids, or horseback riding for adults. As you enter the yard, watch out for low-flying peacocks. They love to fly down from the gift store roof. There's a huge yard full of Pygmy Goats, and you can go inside to feed them. One hint: DON'T BRING THE FOOD INSIDE! There's a cup holder on the fence so you don't get overrun by the goats. They're small, but determined little things. You can also go inside the Deer Pen, but tuck in your shirt and take off your hat, or they'll start munching. You'll also see a kangaroo, zebra, pot-bellied pigs, zonkeys (yes, Zonkeys), reindeer, elk, Highland cattle, Watusi (there really IS such a thing!), miniature horses, a huge Belgian horse, a Fjord horse, donkeys, emu, camel, and a couple other critters. Even if you buy the large feed cup, you'll be getting a refill halfway through. It's tough to ration out the food when they're all so cute. I asked a question of the young man who was putting out hay for the animals and expected a short answer since he was busy. He gave me tons of information about the animals, his knowledge was quite impressive. I also met one of the owners, and she was a wonderful lady. I can tell she loves each and every one of the animals. This was our second trip to the Deer Farm, and we were not disappointed.

2  Thank harmonysmommy
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