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Knoxville Zoo at Tennessee

Knoxville Zoo

 Category: Entertainment

Knoxville Zoo - A Top Family Attraction In Knoxville

Explore this beautifully maintained sanctuary for more than 900 of the world's most interesting creatures, some of them endangered. From African giraffes to Australian koalas, the Knoxville Zoo brings together some of the world's most exotic species. It's one of the premier zoological experiences in the South.
Zoo Carousel and Zoo Choo Choo mini-train ride are open during the warm weather months. A unique Zoo feature is the Camel Ride ($5) on a real live "desert ship" that can go for a week without drinking any water! Summers are hot in Knoxville, so kids cool down in the Clayton Safari Splash water feature. Wee Play Adventure is fun spot for tots, and they'll get to see Drogo the Komodo Dragon. Purchase souvenirs at the Zoo Shop, Get your photo taken by the Zoo Photographers,and delicious food at Aldo's Grill.


Prices -

Adults - $19.95, Children (2-12) - $16.95, Seniors (65+) - $16.95, Children under 2 - Free. Parking is $5.

Hours -

Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 4:30pm; Saturday - Sunday, 9:30am - 6pm.


  • Star Wars Saturday
  • Boo at the Zoo
  • Feast with the Beasts


  • Animal Exhibits
  • Wee Play Adventure
  • Safari Splash (seasonal)
  • Zoo Choo Choo (seasonal)
  • Carousel (seasonal)
  • Zoo Shop


  • What animals does the Knoxville Zoo have?

    Zoo Knoxville is one of the largest wildlife centers in the nation. Highlights include the giraffe encounter, African lions and elephants, chimpanzees and gorillas, and the rare Bali Mynah bird. 
  • How long does the Knoxville Zoo take to visit?

    Given Zoo Knoxville's expansive size and large number of exhibits, most visitors will want to spend at least 3-4 hours touring the zoo. Keep in mind that animals may or may not be active and visible at all hours, so plan to spend more time if you plan to revisit habitats during active hours. 


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