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This Farm in the Smoky Mountains Lets You Mingle with Deer and Zonkies

Calling all animal lovers, allow us to introduce to you the Smoky Mountain Deer Farm, Exotic Petting Zoo & Deer Farm Riding Stables. This zoo in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee lets you frolic with deer, pet zebras and other exotic animals, hand-feed baby goats, and even take horseback rides and pony rides.

Located at 478 Happy Hollow Lane in Sevierville, Tennessee, the Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo is one of the more unique petting zoos you'll ever visit. For starters, who ever thought to hang out with deer? But the anything-but- normal animals at the Deer Farm petting zoo has doesn't stop there. They have exotic cattle, camels, Vietnamese potbellied pigs, and even zonkies -- a zebra-donkey hybrid!

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The Deer Farm is really the perfect combination of animals and scenery. With mountain views and nestled in the hills, you'll be up close and personal with the animals and feel like you're meeting them out in the wild, not just in a pen at some park. And that's to say nothing of the incredible sights you'll see if you go horseback riding through the countryside surrounding the Deer Farm.

The beauty of the farm is inside its 143 acres that gives the animals ample room to run wild and free. The park hosts are known for being patient, knowledgeable, and most importably, kind. The reviews for the park are overall positive, though you'd do yourself a favor to pack some bug spray as it seems the natural environment isn't just for mammals. Reviews noted that spider bites were not uncommon, though not harmful, and that the shady trails make for gorgeous visits year-round.

So the next time you're in Tennessee and looking for something to do, you don't have to stop with just Dollywood, Graceland, Beale Street, or a Volunteers football game. You can play with deer, see Africa's version of a longhorn, and take a horseback ride through some of America's most beautiful country.

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This Farm in the Smoky Mountains Lets You Mingle with Deer and Zonkies