RainForest Adventures Discovery Zoo
Located in the heart of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountain area, RainForest Adventure Gatlinburg Zoo offers visitors a fantastic look at over 600 live animals, many of which are unique and beautiful creatures from the rainforests of the world! If you are an animal lover, take a fun Smoky Mountain vacation to visit with awesome exotic animals. Kids and adults alike are sure to have a blast!
Themed by the same zoological contracts that worked on Disney's Animal Kingdom, RainForest Adventures is an all-indoor exhibit of over 130 animal species, many of which are from rain forests all around the world. Since opening in 2001, the zoo has delighted millions of visitors and is one of the finest small zoos in the country, housing hundreds of tropical and temperate animals, the majority of which have been born or hatched in captivity.
With hundreds of animals, this first-class destination attracts numerous visitors each year. At the zoo, you can wander past a 25-foot jungle waterfall or discover venomous snakes, giant tortoises, and vibrant birds in the indoor rainforest. All kinds of animals are represented, from the poison dart frog to the emperor scorpion, from the African serval to the Madagascar Day Gecko, as well as many beautiful parrots and finches.
Most of these animals have been hatched, born, and raised at the rainforest zoo and come from a variety of species. Exhibits feature reptiles, mammals, birds, and bugs - so you can explore everything from feathery friends to creepy crawlies.
Rainforest Adventure Animals
Snakes:More than 100 species are housed at the zoo
Turtles:African Spur Thigh Tortoise, Eastern Box Turtle, Red Eared Slider, Diamond Back Terrapin, Mud Turtle, Red-Footed Tortoise, Mata Mata
Crocodiles:South American Caimon
Lizards:Madagascar Day Gecko, White Line Gecko, Leopard Gecko, Frilled Dragon, Monkey Tail Skink, Mangrove Monitor, Iguana, Water Monitor, Uromastyx, and more.
Mammals:Kinkajou, African Serval, Lemurs, Coatimundi, African Hedgehog, Mongoose, Egyptian Spiny Mice
Birds:Blue & Gold Macaw, Moluccan Cockatoo, Umbrella Cockatoo, Congo African Grey Parrot, Gouldian Finches, Zebra Finches, Cockatiels, Parakeets (Budgies), Weaver Finches
Bugs:Hissing Cockroach, Death Head Cockroach, Indian Ornamental Tarantula, Rose Hair Tarantula, Emperor Scorpion
Amphibians:Poison Dart Frogs, Milk Frog, Suriname Toad, Giant Marine Toad, Southern Toad, American Bullfrog
About The Special Show
Occasionally, this Smoky Mountain zoo will have a free show for guests of all ages to enjoy. During this show, a knowledgeable and personable zoo keeper will bring out a variety of fun animals to meet and greet with guests. This is an amazing opportunity for kiddos to learn about the animals of our world and enjoy getting to know them in person. The special show is only showed when requested by large school groups, etc, so it may or may not be going on during your visit.
When you are done exploring all of the awesome rain forest animals at this Sevierville TN hotspot, be sure to stop by the gift shop to find tons of fun things and souvenirs to take home with you.
This family-friendly zoo attraction is hidden away in beautiful Sevierville, Tennessee and is well-worth a trip! RainForest Adventures Discovery Zoo will give you an exciting look at hundreds of species for a fun-filled day! This would be a great addition to any family vacation. Pair this with any of the other similar Pigeon Forge attractions, from zipline adventures to Ripley's Aquarium and other Tennessee museum options to create a family vacation in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Don't forget to book your cabin or hotel option too.
- What is included in the admission price for RainForest Adventures Discovery Zoo?
Includes all of the exhibits.
- Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend at RainForest Adventures Discovery Zoo?
Most guests spend approximately 4-8 hours at the park.
- What amenities are available?
There is a gift shop.
- Is RainForest Adventures Discovery Zoo handicap accessible?
- Is photography & video recording allowed?
- For what ages is RainForest Adventures Discovery Zoo appropriate?
Great for all ages.
- Is parking available at RainForest Adventures Discovery Zoo?
Yes. Onsite parking is free.