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

30 Reviews
Tammy Smith
Livingston, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Rainforest Adventures"
June, 2018 NEW
It was wonderful! Not only did my grandchildren enjoy it but my husband and I did also. We saw animals and reptiles that we have never had the experience to see. My grandchildren really enjoyed feeding the goats and touching the turtles. I recommend everyone to go you will enjoy it just as much as any child trust me!!!
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Tip: It does smell some but it's ok it's animals. The gift shop is great not very expensive at all.

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Laytoya Rowe
Cedar Bluff, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun experience!"
June, 2018 NEW
We enjoyed taking our twin boys to the rainforest zoo so much. It was a rainy day and we still wanted them to enjoy some animals, so this place was a great option for us. They loved all of the indoor animals, but specifically enjoyed feeding the goats. The tickets are affordable and once you get your wrist band you can come and go as you please, which is awesome if you have kids.
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Tip: It's a small zoo with a decent variety of animals for it's size.

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Christopher M.
Knoxville, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Family Fun"
May, 2018
Well worth going to. Lots of animals.
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Tip: They have some HUGE snakes!!!

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Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer
Lawrenceville, GA
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fun"
May, 2018
We enjoyed our visit. Our son loved all the snakes and reptiles. The animal enclosures were very clean, but I think they may need a better ventilation system as at times the "zoo" smell was overwhenlming.
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drucilla kasperian
ludowici, GA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"unexpected fun"
April, 2018
this is one the best places to go with a very reasonable price. some many animals to see and the show is not only interesting but funny. always go here every year we are in town. don't miss it
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Tip: bring a camera and some quarters to feed the goats

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Kayla Knight
somerset, KY
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Loved it!"
April, 2018
I loved all the different monkeys! That was my favorite part well worth the money ??
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Tip: Worth the money if you love animals!

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Margaret Phillips
Andrews, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Clean & Affordable"
April, 2018
My family had a great time at the RainForest Zoo. The exhibit is well laid out. The animals were very well taken care of. The petty zoo section was wonderful. Staff was friendly. This is a great adventure for a tight budget!
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Tip: affordable and friendly

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Connie Loyal
Salem, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Well worth it"
April, 2018
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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lopezdanny
London, Kentucky
"You get what you pay for."
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2018 NEW
Got tickets to this zoo from a Groupon of $20 for 2. Seemed like an OK deal for 2 tickets to a zoo. But, about 5 minutes after arriving, I realized why it was $10 per ticket. The zoo was puny at it's best. If you are expecting to see out of the normal animals you would expect from a zoo, expect to be disappointed. Had a few lizard, snake, and bird exhibits. Only had a couple of goats and camels on the small outdoor part of the zoo. Bottom line is, unless you are someone who likes amphibians and has low expectations, don't waste your time.
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Alicia S
"Perfect!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2018 NEW
This was our son's favorite thing we did. He had a blast seeing all the animals. The petting zoo was amazing and seeing all the different animals. We will visit again.
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Debbie W
Trion, Georgia
"Lemurs and goats"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2018 NEW
We really enjoyed this place. You just walk thru at your on pace. We saw reptiles,lemurs, birds and a variety of animals. Could go outside and pet goats and emu. It was well worth the money and not too expensive.
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Willowvacay
"Fun way to spend an hour or two"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2018 NEW
My in-laws live in Pigeon Forge, TN so we make it down here several times a year. We’ve done a lot of the tourist things in this area over the last several years. Rainforest Adventures was something we have never tried. It was an extremely hot day, so since there were 5 small children with us we figured it was best to try something indoors, so we headed to Rainforest Adventures. The price to get in was fairly inexpensive for this area and kids under 3 were free. There were many different kids of monkeys, lemurs, reptiles, snakes, birds, etc... The building was nicely themed on the inside. There was a small petting zoo area outside with goats, sheep, donkeys, emus, etc... It is a nice place to visit on a hot day or a rainy day. Families with young kids should really enjoy this place.
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Eddie W
Honea Path, South Carolina
"Heavy on snakes and reptiles"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 12, 2018 NEW
We took our 17 month old granddaughter and she seemed to enjoy it. It is an inside attraction except for the petting zoo at the rear of the building. It was still warm inside the main sections inside. There is a nice gift shop at the front as you enter. There were a lot of snakes and reptiles. There were many other animals to look at that were interesting. Not very expensive. Took about an hour to walk around and see everything.
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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.