Knoxville Zoo, Knoxville

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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
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About Knoxville Zoo, Knoxville

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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Knoxville Zoo, Knoxville Reviews

  • If it's your first time, get the wrist bands. It's worth it! My kids rode the camel's, train and Merry go round more times than I can count. Corn stand is delicious. Boo at the zoo was also very fun. Season passes are great if you live in town with little ones

  • This is a nice zoo. The animals seem to be relatively happy and in a good shape. The new Asian Trek is great. You'll get as close to Malayan tigers as you probably will ever be able to. The pet zoo is nice too. The goats are so cute and friendly. The zoo has a good play area for kids. The red pandas are so cute too.

  • This has always been such a lovely zoo, and I'm glad to see that they're doing some fun, new renovations. We LOVE the new tiger exhibit, and are super excited for the new primate enclosure. Being Tennessee, it IS a rather hilly place, so it could be a challenge for a handicapped person or older folks. There are also a lot of dead ends and places where you have to back track, but I think the new renovations will fix that problem.

  • We got in on the Zoo's "Dollar Days" promo. It was just $1 to get in with a nonperishable food donation. The entire zoo was clean and well-kept. There is construction going on for a new exhibit that's opening soon but it is still easy to navigate the area. Many animals were out and the zoo sold limited tickets so it wasn't overcrowded. It was a really good visit.

  • I took my daughter to boo at the zoo. I was really disappointed since all the animals where up. I thought we would get to partake in getting candy 🍬 as an extra benefit to seeing the animals. I guess I was wrong on that. Also I paid 8 dollars to get in and we only got 25 pieces of candy. I could have purchased a whole bag of candy for less. So i had a bad experience with boo at the zoo. However I will go back to the zoo once springtime gets here.

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