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Cherokee Bear Zoo

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A visit with the Bears

This was a stop we made on our way through Cherokee. We enjoyed visiting the Bears and having the... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Inverness, United States
Best Day Ever!

We were in Gatlinburg for our son’s Fall Break from school & drove over to Cherokee- OMG- my... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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“pygmy goats”(3 reviews)
“food trays”(3 reviews)
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1204 Tsalagi Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-9106
+1 828-497-4525
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were in Gatlinburg for our son’s Fall Break from school & drove over to Cherokee- OMG- my husband saw the place & we went in... the zoo is affordable, clean & so much fun!! It was the best day of my year so far!...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were in Gatlinburg Tennessee and on our way back home we drove through Cherokee and took our kids to the bear zoo to get the kids out of the car to stretch there legs the zoo was 6 dollars a person...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018

This was a stop we made on our way through Cherokee. We enjoyed visiting the Bears and having the chance to see them up close and feed them. The bears were very playful the day we were there. They were very responsive to the people...More

Thank angelahU4702BB
Reviewed 4 September 2018

These poor bears are kept in a concrete cell in the hot sun and beg for food. They hope that people will pay the extra $1 to get decent food and they sit, open their mouths and try and catch food. If they were taken...More

4  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit & petting the baby tiger. It was inexpensive & the staff were very friendly. All animals looked healthy. Nice place.

Thank V4974XVjenniferh
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We went there with our kids. Fun place to go. My Husband favorite animal is Tiger. They had baby Tiger he got to bottle feed. Once in life time experience. Truly amazing

Thank Donna Y
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Don’t know why I decided to check this place out... it goes against everything I believe in on how all animals show be treated with love & respect! It’s awful aweful aweful!!!

5  Thank bluemoonyogaharmony
Reviewed 2 August 2018

My personal experience of this venue is: bears beg for food all day, whilst being confined to a concrete box with nothing to do other than beg for food from visitors. From what I could see I don't believe the concrete pen the bears are...More

9  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Only $6 a person and for $1 you get a tray of fruits and veggies to feed the bears. They have a tiger cub that you can take an 8x10 photo with for $20.

3  Thank alongcamealice
Reviewed 19 July 2018

nice little zoo but feel bad for the way the bears are displayed. all are in pits that are cerment. needs to be redone

1  Thank dansplace
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