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Brights Zoo

#1 of 3 things to do in Limestone Features Animals
3425 HWY 11E, Limestone, TN 37681
+1 423-257-1927
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Family Zoo in the Hills of East Tennessee

You don't often think of the African Savanna in the rolling hills of Tennessee, but at Bright's Zoo... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
James H
via mobile
Fun Afternoon and the Three-Year Old Loved It!

3 adults and 1 3-year old visited Brights Zoo today. We had a blast! The staff was kind and... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
jak1411
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3425 HWY 11E, Limestone, TN 37681
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

You don't often think of the African Savanna in the rolling hills of Tennessee, but at Bright's Zoo you are transported to across the Atlantic to the plains of Zimbabwe. Great opportunities for kids to learn about and feed various African fauna. I would highly...More

Thank James H
Bright8086, Zoo Director at Brights Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Brights Zoo. We truly appreciate it and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Brights Zoo. We hope to see you again in the near future. Education is an important part of what we...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

3 adults and 1 3-year old visited Brights Zoo today. We had a blast! The staff was kind and considerate and seemed very pleased that we were there. Even offered a military discount for my husband. The Zoo is very clean! The three-year-old loved feeding...More

Thank jak1411
Bright8086, Zoo Director at Brights Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Brights Zoo. We are always happy to have guests in the zoo to enjoy the beauty of all the animals here at Brights. The Giraffe feeding is always a big hit and of course hard...More

Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We took our grandchildren for a special trip. We had a great time. The kids were able to feed the giraffes, and we saw close-up a bunch of unusual animals. This not a huge zoo. But it is clean, well laid out with many unusual...More

Thank Luke2John
Bright8086, Zoo Director at Brights Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you Luke2John for taking time to review Brights Zoo. We are glad that you had a great trip with your grandchildren and hope to see you at the zoo again in the near future. Thank You, David Bright - Zoo Director

Reviewed 27 September 2016

Almost all of the enclosures were very large. Lots of animals. Nice wide areas to walk around. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Boo at the Zoo was wonderful. My kids loved it! They can't wait to go again this year.

Thank Tracy W
Bright8086, Zoo Director at Brights Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you Tracy W for taking the time to review Brights Zoo. We are happy to hear you enjoyed Boo at the Zoo and look forward to seeing you at this one. Thank You, David Bright

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This is perfect for a place to kill a couple of hours or just get out of the house. It's not a huge place and takes a short amount of time to walk through, but we really enjoy it! Very, very clean and the animals...More

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Bright8086, Zoo Director at Brights Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you StellaMeatball for taking the time to review Brights Zoo. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We are always growing and expanding. Land wise we have a lot of room here as the zoo sits on 100 acres. We hope to...More

Reviewed 15 September 2016

Just as many of the other reviewers noted, this has to be the cleanest zoo I've ever visited. The grounds, bathrooms and animal enclosures were pristine. I took my handicapped 87 yr old mother and 90 yr old father. The zoo is H/C accessible and...More

Thank TJ S
Bright8086, Zoo Director at Brights Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you TJ S for taking the time to review Brights Zoo. We are so happy to hear that you and your parents had a good time here at the zoo. This has been a rather warm summer so far. We do host a lot...More

Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This zoo is a fun place to visit. There are all sorts of animals to see and they all look fat and happy. The grounds are well kept and the animal enclosures are well maintained. I say well kept and maintained because the whole place...More

Thank Sherry S
Bright8086, Zoo Director at Brights Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you Sherry S for taking the time to review Brights Zoo. We are happy to hear that you all had a great time. The goats always enjoy interacting with guests (especially those with a hand full of good goat food). We hope to see...More

Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Maybe it's because I've been to a LOT of zoos but I was very disappointed with this zoo. There were several cages of the same animals (squirrel monkey (3 cages) spider monkey (2) zebra (2) ostrich (2)) but I felt that there were not a...More

Thank Deez0803
Bright8086, Zoo Director at Brights Zoo, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you were not totally satisfied with your visit. We would love to address a few of your reasons. There are multiple exhibits of the same type of animal at the zoo simply for breeding purposes. We are a breeding...More

Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I found a deal on groupon and my friends and I decided to go. The zoo itself is sprawled out over a few acres of land. However, some of the cages still seemed a bit small and over populated like that of the flamingo area....More

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Bright8086, Zoo Director at Brights Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you fektiongirl1 for taking the time to review Brights Zoo. We would like to take a little time and answer your concerns. You mentioned the zoo is spread over a few acres of land. In reality land wise we are larger than the knoxville...More

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

My grandchildren love to go to this zoo. It is very clean and friendly place to visit. They have times when you can feed the camels, giraffes and lorikeets. They have a nice snack bar.More

Thank Eugene B
Bright8086, Zoo Director at Brights Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you Eugene B for taking time to review Brights Zoo. We are very happy to hear that the grandchildren love coming here. We strive to be the cleanest zoo and being friendly is something that all of our staff enjoy. Thank You, David Bright...More

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