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“Very cute”
Review of Purdy's Petting Zoo - CLOSED

Purdy's Petting Zoo
Madisonville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very cute”
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 you wash the kids' hands after wards. There is no restroom or food to buy. But it definitely is a nice place to go on a day off. They love the animals and it shows!!!

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank RuthV714
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English first
Athens
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156 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Summer Camp”
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.

Visited July 2012
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Coker Creek, TN
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Felt sorry for the animals”
Reviewed January 28, 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 like the kangaroo has no space to move around at all. Even though there's a sign that says they passed the animal inspection by the local animal inspectors, I suspect that is not at all the case here. Some of the animals really need larger cages like the goats especially. Wish they would expand and give them all more room and less groceries.

Visited April 2012
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Rockwood, Tennessee, United States
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“ok”
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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Level Contributor
295 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“So worth your time and money”
Reviewed February 3, 2012

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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3 Thank insureu2
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