Smoky Mountain Deer Farm and Exotic Petting Zoo
Summer is still alive and kicking and we have a little more time before fall will officially come to visit us again. Is school about to start back up again? Have you been able to go on one last quick getaway before your daily routine is back in action? If you haven’t, Pigeon Forge and the mountains are probably starting to call your name. Are you ready to answer? Our charming town is home to numerous attractions, restaurants, shops, and shows. You will find nonstop entertainment at every single corner you pass by from the moment you arrive. If a family-friendly destination is a must-have for your weekend getaway, we will instantly check that box right off your list. Another box that we can help you check off your list is finding a clean and comfortable place to rest your head at because we know that’s an essential part of planning the perfect family trip. When you stay with us at Big Bear Resort, we offer beautiful two-bedroom luxury condos that come complete with a private balcony overlooking the mountains in Wears Valley! You will love waking up in the morning with a coffee in hand and getting to look out over our majestic Bluff Mountain. Our property also has plenty of on-site amenities that the entire family is sure to love. As a thank you for booking with us, you receive FREE TICKETS to numerous shows and attractions in the area, saving you $275 a day. Now we know there are plenty of amazing things to do in the area, but if you’re looking for a really unique experience, we have just the place for you to visit. Let’s take a look at one of our new favorite activities, the Smoky Mountain Deer Farm and Exotic Petting Zoo!
If you’re looking for an unforgettable family-friendly adventure, this is truly one that will go down in the books. This locally owned and designed farm features a one of a kind experience from beginning to end. Located at 478 Happy Hollow Lane in Sevierville, this 140-acre farm setting will provide a full day of unique fun and sites you will never forget. It’s more than just a petting zoo, trust us! They have pony rides, riding stables, the petting zoo, and more. For the pony rides, they allow a parent or guardian to lead the kiddos on a fun and old fashioned ride on a safe and level sand track that offers some shade on those hot summer days. It’s only $7.99 to ride and it is refundable if the kids get scared or won’t get on the pony. For the riding stables, you have plenty of great choices to make during your equestrian fun outside. You can ride for 30, 45, or 60 minutes and kids five and up can ride alone! Kids under five can double up with a parent, making this a truly wonderful experience for the entire family to take advantage of. They have absolutely beautiful horses that are well taken care of and their staff of trained and professional riders and trail guides will keep you laughing all throughout your trip on the trail. Whether you’re a natural rider or it’s something you’ve never done before, they will cater to you and make sure that you have an amazing time from start to finish. They do always welcome walk-ins, but if you’d like to make reservations then make sure to give them a call at 865-429-2276!
Now it’s time for our absolute favorite part – the petting zoo! Get ready to get up close and personal with some elk, reindeer, goats, zebras, kangaroos, deer, donkeys, and so much more. Best of all, you can do more than just pet them. They allow you to walk alongside them and hand-feed them as well. Their animals are so well taken care of and they are happy and used to being around people, making this even more exciting of a trip. April through August at the farm will feature getting to watch antlers begin to grow then September through March, you can enjoy seeing their full racks, it’s an added seasonal bonus for your trip. The petting zoo prices go as follows: $11.99 for ages 13 and up, $7.99 for ages 3-12, $0.99 for kids 1-2, and $0.09 for ages one and under. They also fell souvenir feeding cups, one that even glows in the dark! Refills are ½ price as well. If you’d like to see a better list of all the animals you’ll be able to see why you’re here, make sure to check out their website. You will definitely enjoy seeing how loved these graceful animals really are. The couple running this farm has invested everything into it and it’s so nice to see them with an end product that has been so successful and fun for all the visitors that come to see us from all around the world! They have a full-time zoo-keeping staff and they make sure to have a clean space for us all to visit, as well as regular vet visits for the animals. This is sure to become one of your favorite memories when visiting us here in Pigeon Forge! We can guarantee that you will be visiting the Smoky Mountain Deer Farm and Exotic Petting Zoo every single time you come to town from here on out.
We hope you enjoyed this insider’s look at our new favorite activity – the Smoky Mountain Deer Farm and Exotic Petting Zoo! This family-friendly adventure will go down in the books as one of the best things you did while you were in town. Sometimes it’s nice to do something truly unique that you maybe have never done before, that’s what makes it a truly memorable family getaway after all. Our charming town has become a tradition for families to visit and it’s for that reason alone. There is always something new and exciting to do and we’re always constantly growing. If you’re looking for a place to make memories together that will last a lifetime, this is exactly where you’ll want to be. So what are you waiting for? Book Your Pigeon Forge Family Getaway now or give us a call at 1.865.325.2382 and one of our friendly reservationists would love to assist you with finding the perfect condo for your stay. Come and join our family here at Big Bear Resort, we would love to have you! Don’t forget to let us know what you think about the Smoky Mountain Deer Farm and Exotic Petting Zoo, we love hearing your feedback. If you’re looking for another one of a kind attractions to check out, make sure to take a look at our previous blog that talks about some Unique Things to do in the Smokies!