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Zoo Knoxville, Knoxville

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A city zoo with 800 residents, Zoo Knoxville features Knoxville's wild side. Feed the tallest species on earth at the Family Giraffe Encounter. Other highlights include the Komodo dragon sunning himself on the rocks, and endangered species such as the African elephant and snow leopard. The urban zoo can be toured quickly and makes a refreshing stopping point on a larger tour of the city. Use our Knoxville holiday planner to arrange your visit to Zoo Knoxville and other attractions in Knoxville.
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  • August 14, 2017
    First time to the zoo and they were hosting a 21 and over event for charity. Alot of great choices of beer, wine and mixed drinks and tons of food from area restaurants. We may have to make this an an...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We went today and the part we did first was over by the tigers and that way. I was not impressed by that part of it at all. In the reptile section had quite a bit of it had empty cases due to building...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    I had really high expectations for the zoo. No matter where you go, you will have noise from I-40. There were not many staff members around, but when I did see them, they were very nice.  more »

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A high concentration of popular hotel chains are grouped downtown. These are all located within walking distance of the city's major attractions. A handful of quirky hostels offer economy lodging with character, as do the bed and breakfasts located in the Old City. The city's website provides a comprehensive list of all the city's lodging options, along with their locations and contact information.
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