RainForest Adventures Discovery Zoo

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RainForest Adventures Discovery Zoo
Detail Most guests spend approximately 4-8 hours at the park.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Detail Gift Shop On-site
RainForest Adventures Discovery Zoo Schedule Schedule
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Located in the heart of the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, RainForest Adventures 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!

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 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. 

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Reptiles

  • 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
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Amphibians

  • Poison Dart Frogs, Milk Frog, Suriname Toad, Giant Marine Toad, Southern Toad, American Bullfrog

About The Special Show

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Occasionally, the 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. 

This family-friendly zoo 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 activities for a great visit. 

Reviews
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Ernie Williams
Elgin, Texas
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"The Zoo was excellent."
The zoo was excellent. We enjoyed the interreaction with the animals. The manager there was great. She answered all of our question about the different kind of reptiles and farm animals that where at the zoo. We will come back to the zoo. Everyone there was great. Thanks ernie/kristy texas
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Melinda Ware
VA
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"Highly recommend placing this on your sight seeing list!"
Of all the animal exhibits this rates the top of our lis. Has a variety exotics and other animals the whole family can enjoy. Highly recommend placing this on your sight seeing list!
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OPAL HAVERICH
MO
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"We all enjoyed it"
I would recommend rain forest to anyone. We all enjoyed it. The stuff was great
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Mike Rohmann
Louisville, Kentucky
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"We really enjoyed the zoo."
We really enjoyed the zoo. We have been coming to pigeon forge for serveral years. But this was our first visit to the zoo. We will be coming back. It was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon with the family.
Tip: More signage for the zoo. We have been coming for serveral years and we actually stay at the wyndom on collier drive and was not aware the zoo was just down the road. We saw zoo it advertised on this website and thought we give try. And we are glad we did.
Frequently Asked Questions for RainForest Adventures Discovery Zoo:
  • 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?
    Yes.
  • Is photography & video recording allowed?
    Yes.
  • 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.
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