These farms and petting zoos in the Smoky Mountains allow you to touch and feel a variety of furry, slimy and feathered critters.
If your family is anything like mine, you love animals in all shapes and sizes. These awesome Smoky Mountain farms and petting zoos offer hands on animal fun for the entire family. Whether young or old, these attractions are sure to be a welcomed addition to your next Smoky Mountain vacation!
If you have kids in early elementary school or younger, prior to visiting one of these awesome attractions, be sure to check out The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate The Wash, by Trinka Hakes Nobel. This Mom Explores Book Club selection details a rather unusual day at the Petting Zoo and all of the hilarity that ensues. It will make an excellent lead-in to any farm or petting zoo trip.
Animal Attractions In The Smoky Mountains
88 River Rd
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
This attraction features hands-on exhibits and amazing water creatures of all kinds, including sharks, stingrays and penguins. They even have a live mermaid show!
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1471 McCarter Hollow Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37862
This gigantic aviary is filled with exotic birds of all kinds. The best part is that you can feed, touch and take pictures with the birds!
909 Little Cove Rd
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
This attraction features a petting zoo, fishing pond, horseback riding and a small Appalachian heritage museum.
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1430 Hurley Drive
Sevierville, TN 37862
This zoo is home to hundreds of animals. The critters include reptiles, mammals, birds, bugs, and amphibians.
478 Happy Hollow Lane
Sevierville, TN 37876
This petting zoo is filled with exotic animals including kangaroos, a zebra, a camel, a reindeer and much more. They also offer pony rides and horseback riding.
2881 Wears Valley Rd
Sevierville, TN 37862
This year round petting zoo also features a farm store and seasonal corn maze.
629 Granite Rd
Clinton, TN 37716
This local exotic animal rescue features animals both large and small. In addition to the animal exhibits, they also have a petting/feeding area with a variety of animals including deer, lemurs, birds and more!
3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr
Knoxville, TN 37914
This is the main zoo for our region. In addition to the large zoo animals , they have a petting area filled with goats and other small animals. They even have an attraction where you can hand-feed giraffes!
Happy exploring, y’all!
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