Black Bears & Wildlife in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to over 1,500 black bears in the wild. With ten million human visitors each year, the park pulls off a remarkable feat keeping the wildlife wild, and the humans tame – so we guests in the park don’t damage the animals, their well being or their habitat. Everyone… Read more »

Gatlinburg’s RainForest Adventure Zoo – A Great Kids Activity

RainForest Adventure Zoo

This hidden gem is one of the finest small zoos in the country, an educational and entertaining visit with exotic, engaging and vividly multi-colored creatures from the tropics. Close to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, the zoo is excellent for families with children, a fascinating place keeping you spellbound for hours….Read more »

Parrot Mountain and Gardens: Birds and Beauty

Parrot Mountain and Gardens

Parrot Mountain and Gardens is nestled above Pigeon Forge close to Dollywood and Splash Country, in four acres of landscaped gardens. It’s a bird sanctuary that’s home to hundreds of exotic birds, plants and flowers from around the world. But at Parrot Mountain, you can actually hold these birds and play with them. Think about… Read more »

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo

The Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo in Sevierville is a 143-acre farm and petting zoo just a few miles north of Pigeon Forge, and perfect for families with kids. The petting zoo allows visitors to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most interesting animals while the riding farm… Read more »