Fact Sheet




For Immediate Release


WHAT: RainForest Adventures, Discovery Zoo
ORIGIN: RainForest Adventures was started by businessman William Lucey in 2001, in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
WHERE: Located at 109 NASCAR Drive, Sevierville Tennessee 37862.  RainForest is approximately 13 miles from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

The Zoo is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  daily.   The Zoo is closed on  Christmas Day.

ADMISSION: General admission: children two years and younger are admitted free; children ages three through twelve, $6.99; adults 13 to 54, $11.99; seniors 55 and better, $9.99.   Zoo Members receive annual admission to the zoo, discounts on birthday parties and merchandise in the gift shop.  

Groups of 10 or more paying individuals receive discounts.

Please refer to our School Groups page for applicable information regarding school groups.

BACKGROUND: Since opening in June of 2001, RainForest Adventures has delighted millions of visitors.   The zoo began as the brainchild of businessman William Lucey.   Today, true to Bill's vision and under his guidance RainForest Adventures has thrived and has become an exciting regional destination and one of the finest small zoos in the country with hundreds of  animals representing 140 different species.

This first-class regional destination attracts numerous visitors each year, including numerous groups of school children, seniors and other civic and special interest organizations.  

RainForest is proud to be affiliated with several trade organizations including the Zoo and Aquarium Buyers Group (ZAG) which Bill Lucey serves on the board of, as well as a public facility with the ZAA




RainForest Adventures zoo, Smoky Mountains, Tennessee near Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge TN