Family Vacation East Tennessee

Knoxville is one vibrant town. Knoxville has so many ways to keep kids of all ages entertained on your next family vacation.  It has a walkable downtown with plenty of kid-friendly activities. Also, attractions, tons of history, arts and culture (so they can learn while having fun!). So many delicious restaurants and fantastic kid-friendly hotels to stay, you may want to plan a longer trip!

Zoo Knoxville

Temporarily closed in response to CDC recommendations. Please refer to this organization’s website for more information.

Zoo Knoxville is the beginning of a beautiful and wildly fun adventure!

As one of the premiere zoological experiences in the Southeast, we’re committed to educating and inspiring. We feature acres of spine-tingling adventure. This includes one of our new experiences, Asian Trek. Inside you’ll find Tiger Forest and Langur Landing & Gibbons Trails, where Arya the tiger, Opie the langur, and Georgie the gibbon live. Don’t forget Lincoln the red panda in Red Panda Village! Or our favorite gorillas, baby Andi, Obi and Ubuntu in Gorilla Valley! They’re some of our guests’ favorite animals to see.

Quit lion around, and dare to come closer!


    • Birthdays


    • Animal Encounters


    • Bird Shows


    • Camel Rides


    • Giraffe Encounter


    • Indoor Play Area


    • Zoo Choo Train


    • Clayton Safari Splash Pad


    • Fuzzy-Go-Round Carousel


    • And more!


    • Black Bear Falls


    • Boyd Family Asian Trek


    • Chimp Ridge


    • Grasslands Africa


    • Reptiles


    • River Otters


    • Clayton Family Kids Cove


    • And more!

Regular Day and Annual Pass Info

Adult – $19.95


Child – $16.95


Senior – $16.95


Parking – $5.00

*Buy a 12-month pass and visit any time you want with the family. Get key benefits like free parking, 15% off the zoo shop and concessions, and invites to exclusive events and parties. Check out pricing here.

Combo Pass – Navitat Zipline Canopy Adventures

Zoo Knoxville is proud to team up with Navitat Knoxville! Experience both of Knoxville’s best attractions at one great rate. Buy a combo pass, and SAVE 15% when compared to purchasing tickets separately. Adult tickets are $54.00 and child tickets are $39.00 … come and play!

It’s Wildly Fun!

Muse Knoxville

Temporarily closed in response to CDC recommendations. Please refer to this organization’s website for more information.
Muse Knoxville is a non-profit children’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) museum. Children of all ages can create “aha” moments by learning about the universe in our full-dome planetarium. Also, playing with our interesting exhibits, and participating in fun STEAM programs.
With a variety of programs for field trips, preschool, homeschool, corporate partnerships and more. There’s something for everyone! We also offer party and event rentals at either location. Also, we have a gift shop and cafe on-site at our Chilhowee Park location. Open 7 days a week.
Offsite, we provide Science Education Outreach to the most students of any science museum in our state. We facilitate hands-on STEAM lessons in classrooms across 27 counties.

KT Cabins

While you are planning your family vacation, be sure to book one of our beautiful cabins.  We are convenient to all the Knoxville favorites!

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