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

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.
Harriman, 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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169linnieg
New Tazewell, Tennessee
"Fun day"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 17, 2018 NEW
Very good place to take everyone. The animal look happy every body was nice. Will be going back in 2018
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jasonrhonda02
Evarts, Kentucky
"Great for the whole family!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 17, 2018 NEW
Great place for the entire family. It is both fun and educational, not only for kids but adults as well. I highly recommend!
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Rachel M
"bandmom"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2018 NEW
Great place for all ages. Highly Recommend. If you love animals this place is great and the staff are very informative.
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whitneywinter
Greeneville, Tennessee
"Great for kids! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2018 NEW
This is a fun and educational place to visit! If you haven’t been, you need to give this place a try!
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acartertimberline
Limestone, Tennessee
"Family Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 10, 2018 NEW
Very educational and fun. The kids and even the adults learned a lot and we had so much fun. Not a big fan of spiders but still learned a lot.
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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.