Rainforest Adventures & Discovery Zoo in Sevierville, TN

109 NASCAR DriveSevierville, TN 37862
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Overview

Located in the heart of the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, near both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, the RainForest Zoo is open year round. Mixing fun with education, it features over 600 live animals, representing over 130 species! It’s perfect for any season and features both indoor and outdoor exhibits! Enjoy the petting zoo with the whole family & remember to bring your cameras!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Sevierville Travel Experts
  • Over 600 live animals.
  • Educational activities.
  • Petting zoo with goats, sheep and more.
  • Fun for the whole family.
  • .4 miles from the Parkway.
  • Open year round.

Description

from RainForest Adventures
RainForest Adventures Discovery Zoo is open year round (except for Christmas), and is located in the heart of the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee near both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Mixing fun with education, the RainForest zoo has been themed by one of the nation’s finest zoological contractors whose work includes Animal Kingdom at Disney World.

RainForest Adventures features both indoor and outdoor exhibits and is perfect for any season or any weather. The zoo nurtures over 600 live animals representing over 130 species. We are home to unique and beautiful creatures from the Rain Forests of the world including two species of monkeys from the jungles of South America.

A petting zoo that is chock full of goats, sheep and lots of other surprises await the whole family. Remember to bring your cameras!

Tripster Customer Reviews

45 Reviews
Kathy C.
Midlothian, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Not impressed"
September 2019
I chose this place due to website and what it had to say. The website shows a lot of animals and things the location did not have. Website stated over 600 different animals with over 130 different species. I took a picture of each different thing except tarantulas and it totaled only 67 different things. Website also stated it takes about 4 hours to go through entire zoo. It took us 1.5 hours and some we looked at twice. Very false advertising! Not worth the money at all. I had 4 kids with me and they weren't impressed either. I wish I could get my money back.
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Tip: Website is false advertising.

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Sheranne Bailey
Somerville , AL
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Family vacation"
August 2019
Its was so nice seeing all the different animals my three year old loved it she was so excited.
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Tip: If you feed the goats be careful they will take the bag of food right out of your hand

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Tripster Customer
Biloxi, MS
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great bonding"
June 2019
Employees are great and helpful. Animals in great condition on their cage.My boys really had a n awesome time , they feed the goats.
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Katie Colbert
Elberta, AL
1 Review
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"Good value"
April 2019
Lots of reptiles and primates. Well kept, but minimal staff. The set-up allows up-close viewing and intrraction with the animals. Great place for kids.
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Tip: They close promptly at 5pm!

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Kimberly Hild
Huber heights, OH
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Entertaining"
April 2019
We didn’t spend much time here, I had my twin 7 year olds, and they lost interest several times and had to be redirected. However- my kids have always been that way at zoos. They loved the petting area. My mom and I really enjoyed the zoo. The animals were different than what you would see at a large zoo, and it was nice to not have excessive walking. I would recommend this if you’re in the area and looking for a filler, for a good price!
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Tip: Warm inside- leave coats in the car-

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Tripster Customer
Cedar Rapids, IA
2 Reviews
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"Don't need to return"
March 2019
It was a quick visit for us. The place was interesting but we don't need to return.
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Tip: We did purchase a couple souvenirs.

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jessica soliman
Johnson City, TN
2 Reviews
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"Peaches"
January 2019
First time visiting with my kids. They had a blast.
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Tip: Have fun !!!

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Erica Nelson
Portia, AR
2 Reviews
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"Rainforest Zoo"
November 2018
The zoo was a wonderful family activity to do while on vacation! There were a variety of animals and a lot of hands on feeding animals! Fun for the whole family!
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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Kristy B
"Nice variety of animals"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 16, 2019 NEW
This is worth stopping to. Animals seemed well taken care of and content. Staff was friendly and there was a coupon in the local tourist book.
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Jennifer V
College Station, Texas
"Great visit for everyone"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 13, 2019 NEW
There was a lot to see for everyone to be entertained, parents, children, etc. Tickets are affordable and the gift shop is amazing.
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rays_fe
Clarksville, Indiana
"How did this get such rave reviews?"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed October 09, 2019 NEW
I'm not sure how this place gets the reviews that it does but I'm glad I was able to get it for cheap on Groupon or else I would have felt completely ripped off. There isn't much to see. A bunch of Lemurs, snakes, rats, a couple rare species of rodents, and some talking parrots (which was the best part). It took a total of 20 minutes to view the whole place and that included feeding the goats and sheep. I'm not sure how some people spent more than an hour in here unless they crawled through it. Not impressed.
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broughtonfamily611
Indianapolis, Indiana
"Zoo time "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 09, 2019 NEW
Pretty cool place to stop and visit. Took little less than an hour to get through but still had a good time.
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cec8615
Cohutta, Georgia
"Family Tradition"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 07, 2019 NEW
This trip was the third time we have taken our kids ages 3 and 5 to this zoo and my niece’s first time age 12. They all loved it! We feel like the animals are well cared for. They are in glass cages and tanks but I feel like they are not abused or neglected like some places you see animals in. The highlight for my 3 year old son was the turtles! He loves the “really big turtles” out back beside the petting zoo. The highlight for my 5 year old daughter was seeing the sheep in the petting zoo. The highlight for my 12 year old niece was the Ring Tailed Lemurs. I enjoy most of all seeing my kids see animals they have learned about up close. It’s mostly indoors. It’s not too large. The staff are always friendly. It’s off the crowded parkway! It’s a great place in my opinion!
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Frequently Asked Questions about RainForest Adventures

How long does a tour of RainForest Adventures take?
The average family stays for about 2 hours.

Are cameras/audio/video allowed at the museum?
Cameras and video cameras are both allowed.

What are the different exhibits at RainForest Adventures?
There are approximately 100 exhibits that house a little over 150 species of animals from the worlds temperate and rain forests.