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We went to Gatlinburg in April, which is such an amazing area. I had gone when I was too young to really appreciate it. That time, we went up the Smoky Mountains in a chair lift, and that’s all I remember about the trip. This time, I was really able to appreciate the beauty of the area.
Nestled in the region, right outside the Smoky Mountains, is Sevierville, Tennessee. It’s a quick car ride from Gatlinburg, through the tourist destination Pigeon Forge.
There’s so much to do in the area: hiking, moonshine tasting, and Wilderness At The Smokies.
Wilderness At The Smokies, if you haven’t heard of it, is Tennessee’s largest waterpark resort and family adventure center.
If you stay at the resort, your admission to the waterparks is included. Yes, waterparks. With an s.
First, there’s Wild WaterDome, Tennessee’s largest indoor water park located right at the resort. The coolest part is not that you can wake up and just head down to the park. It’s that the waterpark has a see-through roof.
This would have been perfect for when I was visiting in April. See, in coastal North Carolina where I live (about a six-hour drive from Sevierville, if you’re planning your trip from Wilmington), it’s already summer-weather in April. When I got to the Smoky Mountains, though, it was cold. Like really cold. Too cold for a waterpark.
But an indoor waterpark that’s 84-degrees year round? That’s perfect! It’s also perfect on a rainy day.
If it is raining on your trip, you do have another option too. And you don’t even have to leave the resort.
Adventure Forest is Wilderness At The Smokies’ 25,000 square foot indoor family entertainment center. There’s Tree Tops Towers, a three-story ropes course; Fury In The Forest, a multi-level laser tag game; a black light mini golf course; a mega arcade, and more.
You can purchase either a daily or all-stay ticket, or you can purchase attractions a la carte. If you shop online, you can check out these Wilderness At The Smokies savings to find the best deals for you and your family.
Adventure Forest is open to the public (based on availability), so if you’re in town looking for something to do, this is perfect. Wilderness At The Smokies is less than 4 miles from Sevierville, 10 miles from Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, 15 miles from Gatlinburg, and only 18 miles from the Smoky Mountain National Park. The public also has access to dining, shopping, and Wilderness At The Smokies’ 36-hole championship golf course.
And if you’re in town at the resort, Wilderness At The Smokies has two outdoor waterparks: Lake Wilderness Outdoor Waterpark and Salamander Springs Outdoor Waterpark. The outdoor waterparks are open spring through fall.
Admission to these two parks, just like Wild WaterDome, is included with your resort stay.
You have a bunch of room options at Wilderness At The Smokies. The 713-room resort includes suites and villas (which are basically homes with kitchens, terraces, and room for up to 16!), in addition to traditional rooms.
Be sure to visit the attraction’s website for Wilderness At The Smokies prices, hours, reviews and more.