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

47 Reviews
Kaili Wilt
Jacksonville , FL
1 Review
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"Great"
March 2020
Was super cool we went on a rainy day everything is indoors smells a little weird but that’s expected with all the animals. The goat feeding was the best.
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Lindsay Jackson
Raleigh, NC
4 Reviews
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"Cute Animals"
November 2019
They had some really cool animals there. It had a strong urine & feces smell in the entire place. The habitats where small for most animals. Kids enjoyed the monkeys and feeding the goats.
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Tip: Loud birds inside, in case you have small children with sensitive ears or special needs.

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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
Hartselle, AL
3 Reviews
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"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
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"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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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ashnrod
"Great admission price, worth a visit. "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 04, 2020 NEW
When we arrived, the young lady at the front was extremely nice. Our daughter is 3 and she had a blast! All staff was very nice and courteous, and the admission price is only $12.99 for adults. Would definitely recommend.
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krissybee1979
Wilmington, North Carolina
"Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 29, 2020 NEW
I had gotten tickets on Groupon with a discount and decided to give it a try since it was pretty inexpensive. We were pleasantly surprised and we all had a great time. We especially love the tamarins and lemurs. It’s mostly indoors but there’s a section outside with sheep, goats, a few lizards and turtles and a couple of monkeys. You can feed the goats and sheep right out of your hand. It’s funny because they follow you around and almost fight each other to be the one to get fed! So cute!
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A4given1
London, Kentucky
"Fun for all ages"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2020 NEW
Fun and affordable for all ages, I highly recommend this place. Nice gift shop and my granddaughter likes interacting with the animals outside
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tabithab428
Independence, Virginia
"Great time!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 15, 2020 NEW
They have a wide variety of animals... some we had never seen or heard of before which blew our minds! For a couple hours of entertainment, it was a good price! We loved that we had opportunities to speak with the caregivers there and also had some up close interactions with the animals. We will be back!
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ID-27529
Garner, North Carolina
"Solid experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 15, 2020 NEW
Our family of four went and we'd recommend. A lot of animals, both outside and inside. Takes a solid 60-75 minutes to enjoy everything. Prices a good for the time spent. The employees we encountered seemed to enjoy their job.
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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.