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Gentle Barn

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Happy to have discovered The Gentle Barn and getting an opportunity to learn more about their... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Oliver T
Manchester, United Kingdom
precious place for animal rescue

How much can I rave about this little sanctuary. The staff here are some people who would take home... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Knoxville, Tennessee
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2410 Diggs Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-2135
+1 661-252-2440
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happy to have discovered The Gentle Barn and getting an opportunity to learn more about their organization. The staff and volunteers were very kind and very informative. We got to spend time with each of the animals hearing the stories of where they came from,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Oliver T
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Ok so a little heads up before visiting this place. They are going to talk your ear off about a plant based diet and tell you all about why you should become a vegan. I’m all about helping animals but, I had a few others...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank TheEckerds
Reviewed 27 June 2018

How much can I rave about this little sanctuary. The staff here are some people who would take home every animal on the farm to care for them better than any human. These neglected and abused animals finally have love and compassion. A home for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank KrisMack
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend for animal lovers!! A unique and fun experience. Staff and volunteers are great, telling you all about the animals and doing what they can to make the best of your visit. Was able to give pigs belly rubs, hand feed turkeys and chickens,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
4  Thank jessslikestotravel
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We have followed the Gentle Barn in California and then this one when they rescued Dudley. We were so excited to visit and they did not disappoint!

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank BonbiTravels
Reviewed 12 September 2017

What an amazing group of people. All eager to share the stories of the wonderful animals who call the Gentle Barn home. Feed the cows and turkeys and chickens and give a pig a belly rub.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Lori H
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We have been following The Gentle Barn" on Instagram and Fb, so we were super excited to visit. Drove 7 hours to meet Dudley the Cow and Dream and Lillie the piggies. We were not disappointed. Each volunteer had their specific animal they were with...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

What a special place! This place is beyond words. The volunteers and organization behind this are amazing. The message is one of pure love. A must do for children!

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank 3Xmomma
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We are from Ohio and was coming to Knoxville for a quick visit, It was a must on my list to come see the Animals. It was a rainy day so we got to visit them all in the barn. It was a absolute pleasure...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank TaraLynn326
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Part of my family and I finally made our first (but certainly not last!) trip to the Gentle Barn in Knoxville Tennessee. What a beautiful place! They say The Gentle Barn is a "rescue for animals". I would respectfully disagree. I would call the Gentle...More

Date of experience: March 2016
4  Thank runboorun
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Jackie M
27 April 2017|
Response from 3Xmomma | Reviewed this property |
Jackie I'm not sure, sorry. But if he's under 2 I would think he'd be free. Contact them to clarify. They are an awesome group of people. Enjoy!!
11 March 2017|
Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
You do not have to pack lunch. They have an awesome food truck onsight that sells delicious natural sandwhiches, drinks. et. Great suvinor store too. Have fun! We have traveled from Ohio five times to The Gentle Barn... More
22 February 2017|
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Response from TaraLynn326 | Reviewed this property |
Yes very close, lots to do in Knoxville and Gentle Barn Tn is just a few exits down. Nice hotels and shopping where the hotels are