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Zoo Knoxville, Knoxville

#2 of 21 in Parks in Knoxville
Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
A city zoo with 800 residents, Zoo Knoxville features Knoxville's wild side. Feed the tallest species on earth at the Family Giraffe Encounter. Other highlights include the Komodo dragon sunning himself on the rocks, and endangered species such as the African elephant and snow leopard. The urban zoo can be toured quickly and makes a refreshing stopping point on a larger tour of the city. By using our Knoxville day trip website, you can arrange your visit to Zoo Knoxville and other attractions in Knoxville.
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  • We were at the park 20 minutes after opening. The park didn’t display a welcoming atmosphere that early. Things perked up around 10:00. Very few animals compared to other zoos visited. The...  more »
  • We were kind of disappointed with this zoo. It made us appreciate our tiny little zoo a lot more. Didn't see the variety of animals we thought we would for the price of admission, though the big...  more »
  • If you live in the greater Knoxville area and you haven't been to Zoo Knoxville yourself a huge favor and get there. The work they're doing is really, truly amazing for our world. It's a great way to spend a few hours or a whole day, no matter how old you are. The new exhibits are fantastic, the new food is great, and the guest experience is lovely. Go to the Zoo!!
  • One of my top favorite places in Knoxville to bring the kids. Big enough where you can spend an hour or two and do certain phases of the zoo and then come back for other areas if you have a season pass. Great to unplug from electronics and see vivid artistry!
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