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 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

  • 61.5% of people who visit Knoxville include Knoxville Zoo in their plan

  • 64.1% of people start their Knoxville Zoo visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

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

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

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

People normally club together Sunsphere and Market Square 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

  • A great time even if it is hot outside. They have mist stations and splash pad if you want to cool down. The exhibits get you right up close with many of the animals. Camel and train rides (a little extra money) are cool too. I rated it 4 stars instead of 5 because most food and drink vendors were closed and I didn't really have many to choose from. I will recommend that if you like pizza with lots of cheese visit the pizzeria there. Also, lots of construction going on but still able to thoroughly enjoy my visit.

  • Wonderful! The kids had a blast, very clean and friendly. They really took an interest in the questions my grandchildren asked explained it on their level. The splash pad awesome...pleased with how clean that area and the changing cabanas were. GREAT JOB Zoo Knoxville STAFFERS! Pride in the work area. Thanks again for a great visit.

  • Absolutely wonderful place to visit. Very child oriented. My niece played in their splash zone for about forty minutes. So if you're a parent looking to give young children a cheap and safe way to stay cool, it's worth the admission since really young children get free admission. The animal selection is wonderful. Though keep in mind this is where they live and are not our entertainers, so sometimes the animals are sleeping, laying in the shade, or eating and that's okay. The staff is super friendly as well. Definitely recommend.

  • The zoo was fun, and the animals were great. The only downside was not being able to get out of the rain right when it started. My in-laws are smokers, so they happened to start smoking right when it started raining, and we all had to stand out in the rain until they finished. Other than that, it was a lot of fun. My niece loved it!

  • Always a great time. Unlike a lot of zoos the Knoxville Zoo is not spread out over 15 miles and yet you still have a ton of attractions to enjoy. The animals are well taken care of and the facilities at the zoo are clean and well-maintained. The selection restaurants is good as well. Getting to see a mother gorilla taking care of a baby gorilla was the highlight of our trip. The motherly instincts are clearly visible especially when the baby tries to get away and she yanked him back.

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