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5 Top Gatlinburg Water Parks

Families visiting the Smoky Mountains region will want to stop by one of the top water parks in the area. Whether you and the kids need to cool off or you are just looking for an adrenaline rush, Gatlinburg water parks have you covered. Check out a few options below. 

Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Water Park

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At Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Water Park, guests will be amazed by Wild Bear Falls, a world-class, mountain-themed water park for thrill seekers of all ages. This Gatlinburg water park is known as one of the best in Tennessee. The location features a state-of-the-art retractable roof and heated indoor water, making it a top spot no matter the weather. Options include a lazy river or two giant water slides. You can even adventure through the interactive treehouse. 

Wilderness at the Smokies Waterpark Resort and Family Adventure Center

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Wilderness at the Smokies is known for “rustic mountain-modern charm with world-class amenities,” this location offers the Wild WaterDome, the state’s largest indoor waterpark that features a see-through roof; even though you are protected from the elements, you still feel like you’re in the great outdoors no matter what time of year it is during your stay. There are also two outdoor waterparks and the Adventure Forest for a dry excursion that includes laser tag, mini golf, an arcade, a ropes course, and more.

Country Cascades Waterpark Resort

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Located in Pigeon Forge, Cascades Waterpark has more than 80,000 gallons of water for your family-friendly aquatic adventures. The outdoor park features the RiverRun, a 300-foot-long high-speed body slide that takes you on a four-story plunge. Head over to Splashaway Bay for over 30 interactive features, two slides, an open dual racer, and a 30-foot enclosed slide. Finish off at the 350-gallon tipping bucket. If you want something more laidback, there is a sunning deck as well as a snack shack when you need a break.

Dollywood’s Splash Country

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Known as the “most trusted water park in the Smokies,” Dollywood’s Splash Country features both high-octane adventures as well as slow, relaxing water fun. Head to the TailSpin Racer for a twisting turning excursion on the Raging River Rapids or trek over to the tubes at Mountains Waves, the park’s massive wave pool. There is also the Butterfly, which features two 55-foot-long extreme slides that end in the deep pool and a butterfly wing landing zone. Dollywood’s splash country ranks high on the list of best Gatlinburg water parks.

Soaky Mountain

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Last but definitely not least on our list of Gatlinburg water parks is Soaky Mountain! Yes, you read that correctly. Instead of visiting the Smoky Mountains, try the Soaky Mountain! This 50-acre water park is located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains in Sevierville, TN. Check out the Avalaunch, a unique watercoaster, or Soaky Surge, a 35,000-square-foot wave pool. There are also Black Bear rapids and so much more for the whole family all summer long.

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