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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!

Highlights

from Ashley, one of our Sevierville Travel Experts
  • Over 600 live animals.
  • Educational activities.
  • Petting zoo with goats, sheep and more.
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Good To Know

from Joan, our Sevierville Market Manager
  • Fun for the whole family.
  • .4 miles from the Parkway.
  • Open year round.
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Description

from RainForest Adventures
Lets do the Zoo!

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, the RainForest has been themed by one of the nation’s finest zoological contractors whose work includes Animal Kingdom at Disney World.

RainForest is perfect for any season or any weather. We feature both indoor and outdoor exhibits!

Featuring 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 awaits the whole family, remember to bring your cameras!
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A female Lemur and her babies at Rainforest Adventures in Sevierville, Tennessee
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Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Reviews

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Lisa Adkins
1 Review
"Sad"
Reviewed January, 2016
When I visited the RainForest in December 2015 it made my heart ache, and I still think about the animals. I thought the area was way to small for most of the animals. I especially felt sorry for the large snakes in their cage with no room to move. Most of the animals looked as if they had no live in them. I contacted PETA about the conditions the animals were living in. I hope someone cares enough to help them.

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Joan Parsons Parkersburg, WV
2 Reviews
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"Another Chance for a visit"
Reviewed October, 2015
I really wanted to see the Rain Forest, but luck would have it I didn't. I reserved tickets for Aug 29, but on Friday night, Aug 28 I had to be admitted to the hospital in Pigeon Forge and was there for the whole weekend and didn't get to go. My trip was just for the weekend of Aug 29 thru Aug 30 and didn't get to do anything. I said that's funny I had to come clear down to Pigeon Forge just to go to the hospital. Ha! Ha!. Left Monday morning without seeing anything I wanted to see. I am hoping for a refund of my tickets since I had an emergency and in the hospital the whole weekend. I would like to get back down and see it sometime here in the near future.

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Sheila Wilkerson Temple, GA
4 Reviews
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"Grandkids trip"
Reviewed October, 2015
we take our grandchildren every summer to Pigeon Forge and this is one of their favorite places, they really enjoy looking at the animals. The staff is supper nice and have let the kids hold some of the animals if we get there earlier in the mornings. great place will continue to visit them each year.
Tip: depending on how much you like to look at animals and read the information available plan on spending several hours to really enjoy the Rain Forest

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Jassica Legg Point Pleasant, WV
2 Reviews
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"Small, but great for younger children!"
Reviewed August, 2015
This is mostly indoors (great for hot days) and it is a smaller zoo, but it was perfect for my 2yo and 6yo who get bored easily! We enjoyed this zoo and the staff were really friendly!
Tip: Be prepared for the animal smell!

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Sandy Tucker Moro, AR
2 Reviews
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"Unique"
Reviewed July, 2015
The exhibits were quite small, however it was mostly indoor(which is great during the summer), a large school group showed up and it became very crowed I wish they had mentioned it before so we could have gotten there earlier, but they did offer to reschedule however it was our last day. Overall the adventure was pretty good, lots of species. My 5 year old son loved it.
Tip: Call a couple days in advance to be aware of field trips.

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Brian Henderson Elizabethton, TN
8 Reviews
"GO To The Zoo"
Reviewed July, 2015
This place is small and cramped. The amount of animals is very very small! It was not very expensive but wasnt worth a penny more. It cost more, but dollar for dollar go to the zoo!!!!
Tip: Not very fun, Zoo is the way to go

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Noah Stacy Smyrna, TN
3 Reviews
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"Not worth it at all."
Reviewed April, 2015
The place smelt so bad it was hard to breathe. The place was nasty.

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thomas chadwick albertville, AL
1 Review
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"family fun"
Reviewed March, 2015
Very fun for our little ones. They have a great petting zoo. If u go to the smokies with kids its a must go

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joanna s. hendersonville, NC
1 Review
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"Overpriced"
Reviewed February, 2015
My husband and her two children went and let me tell you it was so overpriced you could have went to a very small local aquarium and had more fun.
Tip: Smells awful. No one was there. Bird exhibit is awful

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Kathryn L. Dallas, GA
3 Reviews
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"Neglected"
Reviewed February, 2015
It wasn't much of an adventure. Upon entering the facility there was an overwhelming ammonia smell. I understand the animals are contained indoors, but this was much worse than expected. Then the employee pointed to a pathway and said go ahead it's self guided. There were many exotics but again it looked as though the funding may be depleting as far as maintenance of the facility. If you actually interacted with your patrons and had more of a guided experience, the attraction could bring additional needed revenues.

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Mark Angel cincinnati, OH
1 Review
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"Rainforeset adventure"
Reviewed January, 2015
Great place, second time to visit and our daughters first trip to tennessee, well be visiting again someday
Tip: lots to see, great for kids

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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jmjpullen


"Sorta made me sad.."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 03, 2016 NEW

The zoo sorta made me sad and I was disappointed overall with my experience. Once you walk to the area with the viewing windows, you are hit with an overwhelming odor of urine and dirty enclosures. And mind you, these enclosures are not open, but enclosed by glass. None of the animals seem to have enrichment toys within their enclosures and we're just found pacing and very anxious. The outside animals which consisted of goats, donkey and llamas were contained in a very muddy and feces caked area. This area also wreaked quite badly. And beyond that area was a small aviary area with a few roosters in a small enclosure. This area made no sense to me. Overall, I wouldn't return. Can tell it's all about the revenue and not about the welfare of the animals.

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bethmorgan25

Dalton, Georgia

"Awesome "zoo" !!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 03, 2016 NEW

Loved looking at all the animals. My favorite was the Serval Cat. The baby goats were also cute and the lemurs.

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Shondra S


"Fantastic!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 03, 2016 NEW

Rainforest Adventures was quick to respond to my request, and were very polite and helpful! Thank you so much for everything!

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twithers2016

Hermitage, Tennessee

"Wow! Absolutely loved this place"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 03, 2016 NEW

The exhibit was great. So many colorful birds that I have never seen before. The animals were amazing. I definitely would recommend this place to visit while on vacation.

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apalmer41

Raleigh, North Carolina

"Unique animals"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 29, 2016 NEW

There is an interesting mix of animals on display. Some were unique and unfamiliar to me which was a positive. I had a Groupon and if you can get tickets at a discount then I would recommend doing that. I am not sure I would pay full price to visit. The negatives were no place to clean off or sanitize your hands after petting/feeding the animals outside. Also the bathrooms were a bit dirty and there were spiders all up and down the walls near the toilet. If it were a rainy day, it would be a worthwhile indoor activity.

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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.

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