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!

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19 Reviews
Bethany Ward
1 Review
"Dont waste your money"
August, 2017
Smell is horrid as soon as you walk in it hits u like a ton of bricks ammonia and mold. Very unhappy underfed animals in filthy cages. Cages looks like they havent been cleaned in years piles of poop and soaking wet shavings. Couldnt even look into 95% of exhibits due to glass being so dirty. Goats have no grass small space and very skinnys well as donkey and emus. Also inside there were rats running all over the floor. Yes dont know if they got out of the cage or they just have an investation but thats ridiculous. Trash cans were over flowing and hadnt been wiped down in decades the entire building reeked and was filthy. Poor animals.
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Joy Owen
1 Review
"family fun"
March, 2017
Wonderful time. Live show with jungle jim was awesome! Must go. You won't regret it.
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Tip: great price and great live show with magic and animals

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Timothy Hamrick
Polkville, NC
2 Reviews
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"It was cool to see the animals"
August, 2016
It was very cool to see the animals
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Joe P.
Huntsville, TN
3 Reviews
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"Good time all around"
August, 2016
There is a lot to see in this location. Despite some reviews when I visited the animals seemed to be in good spirits and well looked after.
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Bryant L.
Somerset, PA
4 Reviews
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"loved our visit!"
July, 2016
Our first visit to this zoo. Our family loved it. Has a great petting zoo and lots to see.
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Tip: great petting zoo

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Kara Sircy
1 Review
"Horrendous conditions for all of the animals! Incredibly sad."
July, 2016
This is a cash machine profiting from keeping wild animals in tiny glass cages indoors, with no natural sunlight or fresh air. The enclosures are far to small for any of the creatures, and they are all just lethargic; no place to adequately move around. It is truly upsetting to see this taking place. Save your money and don't support this type of cruelty. It is very heart wrenching.
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Tip: Awful living conditions for animals, very short experience for the money, hard to see animals indoors in glass boxes with no sunlight and no fresh air.

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Georgia Hubbard
Winchester, KY
3 Reviews
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"Ok"
June, 2016
It had a very harsh smell that made it very hard to make through the building but other than that they have lots to look at and the animals seem very well kept.
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Betty Miller
Augusta, GA
9 Reviews
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"Loved it!"
June, 2016
We really enjoyed it. I loved watching my 2 granddaughter look around and they picked out a few things to take home with them and still talk about going back next year.
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hokie728
Danville, Virginia
"Nothing special "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 18, 2017 NEW
We went to try something different nothing special it’s ok for the kids. Seems to need some cleaning and updating
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LuMar G
Mooresville, Indiana
"The nose has it"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2017 NEW
We walked in the door and the animal urine etc. hit you in the face, my throat was sore by the time we got out. Having said that, the place is a great educational asset to Sevierville. The animals looked healthy and well fed. We saw staff preparing food for them while we were there. The explanation of the animals is short yet done well so you know what you need to about them. Some of the glass was dirty as you looked through it. (We toured about 11:30 a.m.) I was assured by staff that the animals did get to exercise in the back. I am saying this because some of the animals were in very confined spaces for their activity in the wild. I know it cost a lot to feed and house these animals, I would be willing to pay a few more dollars to allow them to give more to the animals. FOR THE EDUCATION AND VARIETY OF THE ANIMALS THIS IS VERY GOOD. THEY NEED SUPPORT TO CONTINUE TO UPGRADE AND CARE FOR THESE WONDERFUL ANIMALS! There is also a petting zoo for young and old children. The animals see you coming and are ready to be feed. You can buy feed for $.50. They can easily be petted.
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pretblueye
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
"First Time, Highly recommend for families with small children"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2017 NEW
Every time I go to Pigeon Forge, I try to find new things to do and Rainforest Adventures falls under that category. The young woman behind the counter where we bought our tickets was very friendly. We got there at opening time, oh and I should mention that if you check out Groupon you might find specials for admission. The opening to the Rainforest reminds of maybe being on a jungle safari when you really aren't. Once past this area you enter into an amazing array of animals either behind glass or in cages ( just like being at the zoo). And there are so many interesting ones. This was the first time I had ever seen a yellow snake. What I really liked is that when we checked in, we got a bag of feed, and there is an area when the goats and donkeys will eat right from your hands. But don't forget to stop by and see the Llamas and Ostrich. You don't need to rush through. Take your time and let the children enjoy themselves. The gift shop is ample and you don't have to worry about bumping into someone. Parking-there is plenty of that. Highly recommend this for families with children.
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Kris M
"FANTASTIC"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 10, 2017 NEW
The Rain Forest Adventures zoo and show by Jungle Jim was amazing. I highly recommend you include seeing his show, you won't regret it.
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jsbairmtsu
jsbairmtsu
"Worked for us"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 09, 2017 NEW
We had a couple of hours to kill between breakfast and Dollywood opening and decided to check out the Zoo. The kids 4 and 3 really enjoyed it. They we're running to each animal and telling us to come look. It exceeded my expectations. I always feel bad for the large animals when they are in enclosures. The outdoor farm animals don't get much room and the 2 larger cats at the end don't seem to have a lot of room to maneuver around, but that's all beyond my knowledge. We'll probably go back every other year and rotate it with the aquarium on our annual trips. 30-1hr is all you need depending on your pace. We went at an odd time on a weekday so wasn't many people there, would've enjoyed seeing a feeding or some other sort of class.
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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.