Knoxville Zoo

Knoxville, TN

Where are we going?

Knoxville Zoo
1048 Manor Dr NE
TN 37914


What is there to do?

Who is excited to see some ANIMALS! If you are heading to the largest attraction in Knoxville, then you certainly will be having an animal adventure - at Knoxville Zoo!

Knoxville Zoo lets the whole family experience wildlife up close, allowing kids to come face to face with some pretty incredible creatures. Over 800 of them in fact!

Here, you don't have to travel the world to see creatures from Africa, Australia, or Asia - you just have to travel to Tennessee. Pretty amazing!

Kids can experience creatures great and small, from the elephants and giraffes of Africa, to the majestic gorillas, grand lions, and playful river otters. There might even be some creatures you haven't heard of before!

Kids, have you any idea what a Chacoan Peccarie is, or perhaps a yellow-backed Duiker? There is only one way to find out!

What's great about Knoxville Zoo, is that the family can learn about all of the creatures as you walk around, as there is information everywhere.

The zoo also offers great interactive experiences too! Have you ever ridden a camel, or played zookeeper? You can also check out the fun Animals In Action show, or take a fascinating Behind The Scenes tour, to see what really goes on at a zoo.

If that wasn't enough, you can even cool off at Clayton Safari Splash - the largest splash pad in Knox County, with over 5,000 square feet of splishy splashy fun! So what are you waiting for, let’s go to the zoo!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $19.95

Children: $16.95 (Ages 4 to 12)

Discount: Seniors $16.95

Free Under: 4 years


Need a little extra help?

They love helping guests of all ages and abilities enjoy the wildlife! There are accessible facilities throughout most of the park, and they also provide wheelchairs for those who need them


When can we go?

9:30am open. 4:30pm close weekdays / 6pm weekends

Everyday except Christmas Day


Any top tips?

The animals are most active in the early and later parts of the day. But there are plenty of things to see and ZOO in between!

I’m Hungry!

Knoxville Zoo features a variety of great things to eat and drink throughout the park from ice cream, cold drinks and snacks to full meals at the Safari Grill. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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