Knoxville Zoo

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  • Address: 3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr, Knoxville, TN 37914, United States, 37914
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8656375331
  • Fax: +1-8656371943
  • Ticket Price: 20 USD
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Zoo, Family And Kids, Social, Zoos, Aquariums And Wildlife Sanctuaries

Knoxville Zoo - Review

The Zoo Knoxville covers around 53 acres of land and is the biggest year-round attraction in Knoxville. The zoo is home to around 800 animals and birds including African Elephants, African Lions, Bali Mynah, Giraffes, Hornbills, Malayan Tigers, Baboons, Rhinos and Red Pandas among others.

The zoo also organizes tours, shows and animal encounters for children and adults alike.

Highlights include:

  • Camel Rides
  • Carousel
  • Behind the Scenes tour
  • Giraffe encounter

Knoxville Zoo Ticket Prices

  • Adults: USD 19.95
  • Children ages 4-12: USD 16.95
  • Seniors ages 65+: USD 16.95
  • Children under 4: Free

Knoxville Zoo Opening and Closing Hours

  • Last admission at 5.00 pm.
  • For any change in timings, visit the official website.

How To reach Knoxville Zoo by Public Transport

  • A train line runs nearby
  • By Taxi
  • By Bicycle
  • By Walking

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TripHobo Highlights for Knoxville Zoo

  • Knoxville Zoo Address: 3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr, Knoxville, TN 37914, United States, 37914
  • Knoxville Zoo Contact Number: +1-8656375331
  • Knoxville Zoo Timing: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Knoxville Zoo Price: 20 USD
  • Best time to visit Knoxville Zoo(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Knoxville Zoo: 02:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Knoxville Zoo

  • 95% of people who visit Knoxville include Knoxville Zoo in their plan

  • 67.67% of people start their Knoxville Zoo visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Knoxville Zoo

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Knoxville Zoo

People normally club together East Tennessee History Center and Tennessee Theatre while planning their visit to Knoxville Zoo.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Knoxville Zoo, Knoxville Reviews

  • I was very impressed with this zoo. I actually live in Kentucky and we usually go to the Cincinnati zoo around 5 times each summer. I was interested in changing it up and we decided to go to Knoxville Zoo instead. It is a bit smaller than we are used to, but not too small. The exhibits were done rather well. We had so many great animal encounters while we were there too. I will have to add pictures later! My little girl loved getting face to face with the tiger. 100% great experience. The employees were more personable as well. They would ask how we were doing as they walked past. Could not have gone any better! We will be back.

  • We took our little cousins to this zoo and were very pleased with the quality! We could get so close to the animals and got to see them all at one point in the day. It was also a hot day, so we were glad to see misters throughout the zoo to keep cool. There were also a lot of air conditioned buildings and water fountains around. We would definitely return here in the future!

  • This was one of the best zoos we have been to and certainly the most child oriented one! So much to keep the kiddos entertained and in great moods! The trolley from the parking lot to the main gate was so helpful. The splash pad area was is so well designed. Being able to bring in our own food and drinks was incredibly wonderful as well. Those things are usually pricey and keep us from days out occasionally, but this was such an enjoyable and cost effective day. A great family place all around.

  • Great place full of happy looking healthy animals. This is definitely an all day event so plan to be there for quite a while... they staff were amazing, from taking us into enclosures and discussing animals, names and all, to helping hold up children to see better. There is handicap access through out the park but being a zoo there are several hills that are difficult to navigate. Definitely worth renting or bringing a motorized wheelchair.

  • Great place for the family with young children and the older ones too. Lot's of exotic animals. Small dinning room for the family to eat & relan close to the entrance as you come in or getting ready to leave. It is placed with friendly people to take your order as well as other food booths located in different places within in the zoo. The zoo keeper's and ground keeper's are wonderful too. A delightful place to spend time with your family! Watch for special activities & dates!

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