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Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo Sevierville

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Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo
109 NASCAR Drive
Sevierville
TN
37862
Tel: 865 428 4091

Where are we going today?

We love a zoo, and we LOVE nature, so when there is a zoo IN a rainforest, we get pretty excited!

The Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo is nestled right in the heart of those stunning Smoky Mountains and is home to some pretty incredible creatures from rainforest’s all over the world!

There are over 600 live animals within the zoo that you can get up close to, and they represent over 130 amazing species (did you even know that many species lived in the rainforest!)

Like any zoo, the Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo has reptiles, amphibians, mammals and those striking birds. The reptiles of course give you snakes, crocodilians, lizards and turtles to learn all about. Did you know that the tortoise can live over 125 years?! How amazing is that!

There are so many mammals at the zoo, you won't know where to start! Maybe you want to check out the cheeky Lapuchin Monkeys, or the curious Lemurs? There are even mammals you might not have heard of before, including the Genet, Cavy and Coatimundi. What better place to learn what they are than right in front of them!

When you think of a rainforest, you think of those brightly colored birds in the trees, and at Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo they have a variety of tropical and temperate birds. The Blue & Gold Macaw will amaze kids with it's bright blues and yellows, and the finches are perfect for taking those pictures with their splashes of color! 

Of course, if you REALLY love the zoo and think your friends will too, then why not have a birthday there with the animals to celebrate! We know you want to! Happy birthday!

A charming zoo experience with a difference in Tennessee - don't forget your camera! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12.99
  • Children$7.99 (Ages 3 to 12)
  • Free Under: 3 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

9am to 5pm daily.

Open 364 days a year! (Closed Christmas)

Teachers corner

Students will just love coming to learn all about the animals - it's their edZOOcation! They have guidelines for the trips, and discounted rates, so lets get out of the classroom and into the rainforest!.

Any Top Tips?

Don't forget those cameras! .

Doing our bit

The zoo are dedicated to looking after and preserving these amazing species, and have given them an amazing home. They also want to educate everyone on them too! .

Need a little extra help?

If you have special needs or need wheelchair accessibility, give them a call to check what they can do .

Can I get one of those?

We hope you have your pocket money with you, because when you see the shop you will wish you had! There is a whole range of zoological themed items from all over the world, and of course, those lovely stuffed animals are there too! .

More information

Parking is always FREE!.

What people are saying?

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    I thought there would be a more hands on experience.
    The cages was nasty.
    For some reason the people was feeding the rats and the ferrets cat food and thats not even good for ferrets.
    Some of the cages was empty the animals acted hungry sorry stressed over something.
    The best part was the goats and sheep out side even tho they need to be cleaned you could at least touch them.
    I took kids thinking it would be like the circle g safari but it was nothing like it I will never go back there.
    Out in the bird area it was chickens and doves and pigeons...Read More

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    Great little zoo displaying many exotic animals, birds, amphibians and reptiles from rainforests all over the world, plus many other important creatures. Friendly informative staff, kid friendly, and reasonably priced attraction for the area. Here you can get up close to some of the animals they bring out from time to time, not like larger zoos. Very entertaining and educational.

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    very bad experience.......very few animalssssss......dirty,stincky......waste of time and money

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    I took my kids to this zoo today, and they loved it. They are 3 and 6 and loved playing with the animals, especially the goats. I read some of the other reviews, but disagree with alot of the negative ones. There are places where there is an odor, but is not urine, it is a reptile odor and is common around them. The location is clean, has a huge gift shop and each and every staff member I encountered was wonderful to talk with and very helpful. We weren't in the door a minute and the staff were allowing my 6 year old son to hold a blue tongues skink....Read More

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    I have read several bad reviews, however my family's experience has always been very good while visiting. My family and I have been to the Adventure Zoo twice. The first time visiting here we did not get to see the animal show, although returning on 10/7/13, we got to see it. The gentleman doing the show was great and had a lot of knowledge regarding animals and the rainforest. He had all the kids to line up and allowed them all to hold a beautiful small boa name spot. He was patient while everyone took pictures and very good with the kids....Read More

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I thought there would be a more hands on experience.
The cages was nasty.
For some reason the people was feeding the rats and the ferrets cat food and thats not even good for ferrets.
Some of the cages was empty the animals acted hungry sorry stressed over something.
The best part was the goats and sheep out side even tho they need to be cleaned you could at least touch them.
I took kids thinking it would be like the circle g safari but it was nothing like it I will never go back there.
Out in the bird area it was chickens and doves and pigeons and cocktails.
Nothing amazing.
You can go to a pet store and see almost all of what was there.

by Tom Robinson

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I took my kids to this zoo today, and they loved it. They are 3 and 6 and loved playing with the animals, especially the goats. I read some of the other reviews, but disagree with alot of the negative ones. There are places where there is an odor, but is not urine, it is a reptile odor and is common around them. The location is clean, has a huge gift shop and each and every staff member I encountered was wonderful to talk with and very helpful. We weren't in the door a minute and the staff were allowing my 6 year old son to hold a blue tongues skink. The show was a little corny, but great fun for the kids. If you are looking for a sophisticated, natural habitat zoological experience, this is not it. But if you interested in seeing exotic animals, having fun with your kids, a reasonable price, a reasonable gift shop, and a funny show, then this is a great way to spend a few hours around Pigeon Forge. I really recommend it. Just bring hand sanitizer, there isn't any around that I saw, and if you feed goats and touch lizards, you will want to wash your hands after.

by Cheyenne Newman

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I have read several bad reviews, however my family's experience has always been very good while visiting. My family and I have been to the Adventure Zoo twice. The first time visiting here we did not get to see the animal show, although returning on 10/7/13, we got to see it. The gentleman doing the show was great and had a lot of knowledge regarding animals and the rainforest. He had all the kids to line up and allowed them all to hold a beautiful small boa name spot. He was patient while everyone took pictures and very good with the kids. Maybe call before going, to see if there will be a show that day, I highly recommend seeing it so the kiddies can touch and hold some of the animals.. My son loved doing this.
Adventure Zoo use to have venomous snakes...cobra, asp, rattlesnake. However due to the cost of anti-venom and liability, they no longer have them....(Don't blame them) Some of the animals they do have are large lizards, alligator, exotic birds, boas, turtles, goats, sheep, several monkey species, porcupines, African Serval, rainforest frogs, and many other animals.. The gift shop is very large and the atmosphere as you walk through is really unique with the rock walls, greenery and sounds.
I did not notice a smell upon walking in...only around certain animals but nothing unusual.. Even if people are smelling urine.....HELLO, animals are housed here so it's not going to smell like a perfume factory.
Me & my family love this place and will continue to visit. The staff has always been friendly and welcoming and our experience has always been a very positive one. I believe they are doing a great job in bringing awareness to the environment and the animals that we share it with. .

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