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!

Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Reviews

23 Reviews
Connie Loyal
Salem, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Well worth it"
April, 2018 NEW
I enjoy the animals at this zoo. It is fairly small but holds quite a few different types of animals. The outside has goats sheep donkeys llamas and emus to feed and pet. They have been working on an avairy for a couple of years now. I dont know why its taking such a long time. Its well worth the price after the coupons you can find anywhere in the area.
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Tip: Kids will love it.

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Kelly Sellars
Smyrna , TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Unbelievable!!!!"
April, 2018 NEW
Our family stopped by the zoo when we came into Pigeon Forge. We were amazed at the amount of beautiful animals that were inside the Rainforest Zoo! My children range in ages from 16 down to 8. We loved the reptiles and monkeys. I can’t believe the variety of animals that were inside. The crowd was minimal and the amount of space was excellent. Everyone was able to have a great view and learn about all the animals! The live show was hilarious and entertaining!!! Soooo awesome! We will definitely be back!
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Tip: Excellent, convenient, and super reasonably priced!!!

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Carmelita Brown
Milan, IN
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great hands on fun :)"
April, 2018 NEW
The animals were very neat to look at we loved it! The gift shop was suprisingly inexpensive with so many options also, so the kids got plenty of souvenirs!!
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Tip: Make sure you get a bag of food and hand feed some of the animals. Great time and very cost efficient!

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Jennifer Kaylor
Dandridge , TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"rainforest"
March, 2018
My son really enjoyed the birds and feeding the goats staff is very friendly was a lot of fun we will definitely be going back!!!
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Tip: The smell at first bothered me but got use to it

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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
Verified Traveler
"It was cool to see the animals"
August, 2016
It was very cool to see the animals
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Joe P.
Harriman, TN
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Sara T
"Smelled awful"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed April 18, 2018 NEW
While they had a small but decent attraction, the entire building has a horrible smell... that can't be healthy for people to be breathing in! Think cat litter box for 20 cats that hadn't been changed in weeks! :( Was glad I found an online deal to make it a little more worth it.
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Anonymous
"Loved Our Visit!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 18, 2018 NEW
Wonderful zoo and money well spent! The animals are beautiful and there's many interesting exhibits. My personal favorite was seeing the birds! They were so pretty! I look forward to visiting again.
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Christina S
"Great value"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 15, 2018 NEW
Wonderful family venue. We had a great time, exhibits were very clean, staff very welcoming. Make sure you catch the show and feed the animals outside!
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hlwaldo73
Maryville, Tennessee
"Loved it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 15, 2018 NEW
My husband and I had a great time seeing all the different animals they had there. They had so many different kinds. While we were inside we got to pet Peaches the Cockatoo. She was so sweet! We learned a lot as well. They also have a small petting zoo in the back. We will definitely go back!
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Pam P
Dobson, NC
"Excellent visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 13, 2018 NEW
My daughter, granddaughter and I enjoyed our visit very much! There are several exhibits, mostly reptiles, and spiders. There is a petting zoo with goats, sheep, donkeys and an ostrich. The exhibits areas were small and at child level so you could see the creatures easily. We loved the birds, especially after a parrot started imitating us and saying "I love you!". There was no glass between you and the birds so that made it even better! I bought my tickets from Vacations Made Easy for a discount. When we got there, VME had put an expiration date that had passed. They took them anyway! Great gift shop and attraction in general! Highly recommend!
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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.