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Parrot Mountain & Garden of Eden in Pigeon Forge, TN

1471 McCarter Hollow RoadPigeon Forge, TN 37862
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Overview

Parrot Mountain and Gardens is nestled on four acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. The park features hundreds of beautiful tropical birds along with thousands of flowers, plants and trees. The birds are housed outside in beautiful English Style cottages, where they can enjoy sun, rain and fresh air as in their natural habitat. Visit the unique gift shop with garden and related bird items!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Pigeon Forge Travel Experts
  • View newly hatched parrots and watch hand feedings.
  • Deli with views of Smoky Mountains.
  • Four acres of lush gardens.
  • English style gift shop.
  • Inspired by the Bible.
  • Bring a camera.
  • 4 miles from The Parkway.
  • Enjoyable for all ages.

Description

from Parrot Mountain and Garden of Eden
Parrot Mountain and Gardens is nestled on four acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. The park features hundreds and hundreds of beautiful tropical birds, and thousands and thousands of flowers, plants and trees.

Our birds are housed outside in beautiful English Style cottages, where they can enjoy sun, rain and fresh air as in their natural habitat. Our birds put on a show all day long. You will hear singing and talking birds and see dancing birds. Visit our nursery where you will see newly hatched baby parrots and watch them being hand fed. You can also purchase a bird if you fall in love with one and take it home. The park has hundreds and hundreds of exotic birds from all over the world in a Garden of Eden setting. In our bird garden you can feed the parrots and have souvenir pictures taken holding a parrot. Experience a walk-in aviary where colorful Australian Lorikeets drink nectar from a cup in your hand. Parrot Mountain is an eco tourist bird park.

  • Enjoy lunch from our deli while sitting in our new cabana overlooking the Smoky Mountains and listening to the sounds of tropical birds. We have the BEST Angus Hamburgers and handcut fries in the Smokies.

  • Visit our unique English style cottage Gift Shop with garden and related bird items.

  • Walk through our Secret Garden where you can see Toucans, Horn bills, Magpies and other birds flying freely in our beautifully landscaped secret garden.

  • As you stroll down beautiful paved pathways you will enjoy viewing tens of thousands of flowers and plants. Have your picture taken sitting in our unique butterfly, peacock and dragonfly benches. Enjoy the soothing sounds of the picturesque waterfall.

Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Reviews

11 Reviews sorted by:
Karen Miller
York, PA
6 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Beautiful"
August, 2016 NEW
This was the highlight of our vacation! The teenagers enjoyed the birds. It is a beautiful peaceful place. We enjoyed feeding the nectar to the birds and getting our pic taken for a small fee! Our whole family enjoyed the visit
Tip: The parking is pretty bad and the parking lot is very steep! It levels out a little inside

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Megan Patchkofsky
Prospect, CT
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fantastic Visit"
August, 2016 NEW
This was an amazing visit for our group. We had 15 people with us at the time of our visit and the staff made sure everyone had a wonderful time. They made sure our pictures were beautiful and that the kids handled as many birds as they wanted to. The grounds were clean and beautiful and all of the birds looked well kept and taken care of. This was one of the kids favorite experiences over our vacation. Thanks for having us and we will definitely be back to visit!
Tip: Bring your camera and be prepared to walk uphill and down.

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Christina McLain
Waynesboro , VA
6 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Family time"
July, 2016
Loved it! This was by far our favorite for the week.
Tip: It's on a steep hill, was so cool though!

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Michelle Martin
Sidney, OH
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great time"
June, 2016
I love going here, I try to go every trip! I love interacting with the birds and I have a few favorite ones I go see. Some can be a little crabby and bite you when you try to feed them so watch out on that. Good fun and so relaxing.

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ken lickly
Frostproof, FL
9 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Lots of parrots"
June, 2016
Not the place to go if you have a problem walking as everything is up hill
Tip: Would not go again

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Theresa Reich
1 Review
"Very disappointed"
June, 2016
I was at parrot mountain today. I came with my handicap neice. She don't walk, talk or understand. Someone told ask about taking the golf cart. We didn't get to see everything. Never went to garden of Eden.But you charged me for a childs rate and 25.00 for the golf cart. I just think you should of waved the cart fee. It was not easy to push her up to the entrance. Just think you should be alittle more kinder to handicap children/young adults. I know not all handicap are the same.
Tip: If pushing a wheelchair think twice about going.

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Daphne L.
Cambridge, MA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fantastic Trip for Bird Lovers"
October, 2015
It was an amazing and breathtaking experience for avian fanatics. My boyfriend who isn't into birds loved it because he was able to interact with each unique bird with its own talent. I love seeing them not being trapped in their cages and move freely. I really enjoyed feeding nectar to the lorikeets. They eat very quickly and love shiny things. Definitely worth my entire wallet. I drove from the Northeast just for this and I was not disappointed. Wish TN wasn't so far away!
Tip: The mountain is extremely steep and the roads are super windy!!! Please drive carefully. I wish they had a little bus that could pick up everyone from the bottom.

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Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer
Carthage, TN
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Awesome"
October, 2015
We loved the birds. The people were so nice. We will be visiting this again.
Tip: You should allow plenty of time for this because after you get there you will want to stay.

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Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer
Jackson, TN
5 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"not pleased"
October, 2015
i was very disappointed with this trip, very poor customer service, workers were 15 minutes late opening the park and were rude after they finally opened, the lady at the ticket office got smart with my mom. the birds are neat to see and fed but cost way too much for the little bit of food you get
Tip: be prepared to be nickled and dimed to feed the birds

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Betty Yaw
3 Reviews
"Wonderful"
September, 2015
We went to it and was amazed at all of the parrots and other birds they had. You walk up to the place and there is several birds on perches. It was another place where you took all of the time or took as little as you wanted. There were birds to feed. Some in screened in areas that you could feed and they loved to land on you. If you didn't want to go in you didn't have to. There were talking birds baby parrots that you could hold. It too had benches you could set on and rest. Lots of beautiful flowers too. Little and big were enjoying it while we were there. We enjoyed it and its such a restful place.
Tip: Be aware that you will want to go back

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Lori Breckenridge
Bourbonnais, IL
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Parrot Mountain"
February, 2015
My husband wasn't even thrilled about going here. And now that's all he ever talks about and wants to go back. He was impressed about the birds talking to you throughout the park.
Tip: If you go on a day when its extremely hot, trust me, it's even hotter on that mountain.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Cheri C
"Simply amazing!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 26, 2016 NEW
Sitting on top of a steep incline just past Dollywood is a true hidden gem. Rescued tropical birds of many varieties are all over the property. You can handle and feed them ( except the few with DO NOT FEED on their perch).
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Torrie G
"Anniversary Weekend"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 26, 2016 NEW
If your a bird lover you will love this place, we went to this place and my husband and I enjoyed this place
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Wilhelmina H
"Not Easy to Find Even With GPS"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 25, 2016 NEW
Coming from Knoxville, we used GPS to find the park. GPS took us up a narrow mountain road that dead ended. The signs pointing the way were few and far between. We had to call the park in order to get better directions. The park is located on the side of a mountain, so walking around the park can be difficult. They did have a golf cart that you could rent and a driver would drive you around. Even so, this park is not a good fit for people with mobility issues. We enjoyed our visit to the park. We enjoyed the bird feeding areas. I fell in love with a cockatoo named Cracker. He was one of the birds you could feed. However, he didn't want food. He wanted you to scratch his head. I obliged. So awesome. Feeding the lorikeets was also fun. They warn you to hold the food tightly and run in. This was with good reason. The second you enter, they are all over you to get to the nectar. Amazing. If you have small ones, it is best to prepare them. While we were in the enclosure, a young family came in. Their little boy was not ready for the swarm of lorikeets landing on him and cried the whole time. Our main criticism of the park was that many of the bird enclosures had no signs to say what kind of birds were inside. That was disappointing because many of the birds were unusual. It would have been nice to know their names.
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Spencer N
"Vacation visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 24, 2016 NEW
Had a great time here while on vacation, the birds seemed well cared for and it was impressive how well some of the birds were trained
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longball954
Scranton, PA
"Chirp city"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 24, 2016 NEW
Probably one of the coolest things my wife and I ever did. There are birds everywhere. They are very well behaved, interactive, and very polite birds. Staff was very friendly. Yes, it's on a mountain. The roads are akin to the mountain roads in the area. Steep and narrow. For 2 adults, feeding the birds, and getting a picture with them on us, it cost $58. We felt the cost was very reasonable as this is one of the more unique experiences out there. Highly recommend
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Parrot Mountain and Garden of Eden is located at 1471 McCarter Hollow RoadPigeon Forge, TN 37862
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Frequently Asked Questions about Parrot Mountain and Garden of Eden

What are the hours of operation for Parrot Mountain?
The park is open during the following times:

  • March, April, May, June | 10:00 - 6:00
  • July | 10:00 -7:00
  • August, September, October | 10:00 - 6:00
  • November 10:00 - 5:00
  • Closed for the season November 30th
Can we interact with the birds?
Yes. Throughout Parrot Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to see and feed more than 70 types of birds. In the baby bird nursery, you’ll be able to pet our baby birds.

If desired, you and your family can purchase a bird to take home. Our expertly trained staff will show you how to take care of them properly.

Is this attraction good for all ages?
Yes. Children of all ages find our birds absolutely fascinating.

Where is Parrot Mountain located?
We are located at 1471 McCarter Hollow Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37862, next to Dollywood and Splash Country.