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3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive

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1 to 2 hours Time to Spend

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  • 4.0Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

More than 700 animals live at this 53-acre zoo, which is a delightful spot to take kids and animal lovers alike. A major highlight of the zoo is its red pandas; more than 100 red pandas have been born at the zoo, which is more than any other location in the world. Other popular activities at the zoo include feeding giraffes, riding the Zoo Choo Train and going on camel rides, all of which do have extra fees.

Recent zoogoers praise the staff and facility's cleanliness, saying the animals look well-cared for and happy.

You'll find the zoo about 5 miles northeast of downtown. The zoo opens daily at 9 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 5 p.m. on weekends. Admission costs $19.95 for adults and $16.95 for seniors and children ages 4 to 12. Parking costs $5. For more information, visit the official website.

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