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Top 5 Tips for Visiting Zoo Knoxville

This post is sponsored by Zoo Knoxville. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for helping me support brands I love.

Last week, Josh was on vacation and while we didn’t have a family trip planned, we knew that we wanted to take a day trip to Zoo Knoxville. Growing up, this is one place that my grandparents took me many times and I have been anxious to take Levi there. I have so many fond memories of Zoo Knoxville from my childhood and I couldn’t wait to take Levi and make new memories with him! We had an absolutely wonderful time and are planning to purchase annual passes so that we can visit more often!

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Since it was my first visit in awhile, I wasn’t sure what to expect, and if you are planning to visit Zoo Knoxville, here are 5 tips to help make your visit even better!

Wear Comfortable Shoes. I wore flip flops, and while my feet weren’t terribly sore by the end of the day, I do wish I had worn more ‘walking friendly’ shoes. There is so much to see at the zoo and so many various exhibits and animals, that you don’t want to miss one square inch of the zoo. That being said, be prepared to walk and take it all in!

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Take Your Camera. Before we headed to the Zoo, we contemplated even bringing our camera, but I am so glad that we did! Some of the pictures that I was able to capture are amazing (check out the one of the snake below) and I love being able to have those memories to show Levi as he gets older.

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Take Food! I wasn’t sure if you were allowed to take snacks or drinks into the zoo, so I didn’t pack any. However, I noticed several people with lunches eating at the various picnic areas around the zoo. This is a wonderful idea! There are several shops and restaurants at the zoo, but you can also bring snacks of your own (which is nice for those of us with picky eaters!).

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Visit The Exhibits More Than Once. When we arrived, one of the first animals we saw were the elephants. We circled back around to them at the end because Levi loved them so much. One of the elephants was ‘showing off’ when we circled back and was throwing grass and dirt using her trunk. It was funny to see and Levi enjoyed it so much. Take your time and if you especially loved an exhibit, return to it before you leave, you never know what you might see!

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Be Prepared To Have a Blast! We had the best time at Zoo Knoxville! We made memories that will last a lifetime and I cannot wait to take Levi back. There are so many beautiful animals at the zoo and the educational experiences offered at the zoo are amazing! Be sure to check their website ,as there is always a fun event or experience happening!

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