Shopping & Dining Overview

"Tri-Cities" refers to the region comprising the cities of Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol and the surrounding smaller towns and communities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. All three cities are located in Northeast Tennessee, while Bristol has a twin city of the same name in Virginia.

Click the link for a variety of attractions, dining, lodging, shopping, and other destinations in the Tri-Cities area:

Brights Zoo Gift Shop

Brights Zoo strives to keep prices low, so our guests can afford to take souvenirs home. We shop around for unique and different quality products with affordable prices so that we can pass the savings on to you. The Gift Shop contains a wide selection ranging from $5 selections for kids to novelty items for serious shoppers seeking an uncommon gift idea. Our inventory changes frequently, so check back often.

Brights Zoo Concessions

Brights Zoo Concessions offers a variety of snacks, food, and beverages. Additionally covered tables are available for enjoying a relaxing meal or snack during your visit. Get hot food like hot dogs, chicken nuggets, cheese sticks and nachos, or recharge with a quick snack or sweet treat. Grab some bottled beverages or choose a frozen drink or ice cream to cool you down on sunny days. You'll find our food and drink prices are refreshingly reasonable.

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Area Shopping, Dining & Attractions

Local Dining

Mountain View Restaurant and Johnny’s Market are less than one mile from the Zoo.

Mountain View Restaraunt - Mountain View Restaurant 

Johnny's Market - (Johnny's Market)


Historic Jonesborough - Journey into the past and enjoy a great shopping experience in the oldest town in Tennessee. ( - 7 miles east of Brights Zoo

Johnson City - View information about Johnson City's local attractions, accommodations, dining, shopping and much more! ( - 15 miles east of the zoo

Greeneville - See historical sites and beautiful scenery along with ample shopping and dining opportunities in the second oldest town in Tennessee. ( - 7 miles west of Brights Zoo

Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park - Enjoy camping, fishing, picnicking, and other activities at this State Park maintained as a memorial to Davy Crockett. (  - 7 miles from the zoo




Note: Please do not use Google Maps as your GPS service for directions to Brights Zoo. Google Maps has our location wrong. We recommend using WAZE - click Android,  iPhone, or Windows for the app. 

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