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Rainforest Adventures & Discovery Zoo in Sevierville, TN

109 NASCAR DriveSevierville, TN 37862
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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.


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!

Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Reviews

18 Reviews
Joy Owen
1 Review
"family fun"
March, 2017
Wonderful time. Live show with jungle jim was awesome! Must go. You won't regret it.
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.
Huntsville, 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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Bryant L.
Somerset, PA
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"loved our visit!"
July, 2016
Our first visit to this zoo. Our family loved it. Has a great petting zoo and lots to see.
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.
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
Verified Traveler
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
Verified Traveler
"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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Lisa Adkins
1 Review
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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Colleen H
"Great zoo!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 26, 2017 NEW
It is mostly inside, great for the hot days. Lots of exotic animals. They have a large selection of gems and fossils at Very reasonable prices. The out side animals you can feed. Get your bag of feed when you pay for your admission. Great for a family event.
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"Birthday trip "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2017 NEW
We love coming here because most of their animals are inside and you can see everything up close and personal.... great for all ages. Not very big but worth seeing ( Groupon normally has discounted tickets)
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"Aggressive donkey in the petting zoo!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2017 NEW
We will never go back to this place and do not recommend anyone else to. If you have children do not let them feed the donkeys. My 4 year old son got bitten trying to feed it. I understand that feeding farm animals you may get bitten but this donkey very aggressively bit my sons wrist/hand and pulled his arm inside the cage my husband had to pull his arm out to release him from the donkey, the donkey then started to bite another donkey. My son left with a very bad bruise on his hand and wrist and was terrified. After the incident happened we went directly to the front of the building to talk to a manager because there was no one in the petting zoo area. We tried to explain to the woman up front named Sophia about what happened but was being over talked to and she was just dismissing it and repeatedly saying "as long as he's not bleeding he's alright" that was it. She didn't care about my son and how she handled the situation infuriates me.
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Lexington, Kentucky
"Magic Animal Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2017 NEW
My boyfriend and I got a Groupon for this Adventure. With this Groupon came a bag of feed for certain animals. We went on a Thursday with what I'd consider a moderate crowd. Some of the animals in their habitats were difficult to find and I even think that one or two habitats were empty but had a sign beside it of what should've been in there. We were able to catch a 1PM "show". We were told that this show allowed you to touch and experience some of the animals but that was primarily for the first two rows (we were on the 3rd and there was a 4th). The show had some magic in it which really threw me off but the kids in the audience really enjoyed it, Jungle Jim kept the act lively and did introduce some animals but I felt was focused more on the magic and tricks. I think the Groupon price was worth it but would never pay full price to go again. Worth it for families with children.
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El Paso, Texas
"Great for the kids"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 20, 2017 NEW
This was an awesome activity for my kids and nieces and nephew who are all 4 years old. They loved seeing all the animals. The birds were a trip. In the back was a petting zoo for mainly farm animals. The kids ate that up as well. Not a bad activity for the price. The zoo is small but it still has a good amount of animals. They have a couple shows a day I believe. I do wish they had more shows though.

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.