What you want and need to know
Wilderness at the Smokies, located minutes from Interstate 40 and situated in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, is a year-round vacation destination that has established a new standard for family vacations to East Tennessee.
With a 36-hole championship golf course, over 700 rooms and suites, the Adventure Forest family adventure center with a variety of indoor “dry” attractions, a variety of dining and shopping areas, two outdoor waterparks (open seasonally – usually beginning in April and continuing through September/early October) and an indoor waterpark – the Wild Waterdome, which is open year-round. The indoor waterpark features a 10,000 square foot wave pool and the Southeast’s only Surf Rider, a spacious indoor/outdoor hot tub, waterslides with thrills and fun for all ages, and splashy attractions including a kids’ play lagoon, a toddler area and a 750-gallon bucket drop that is not to be missed.
Families will find that Wilderness at the Smokies has something for all age groups and for every member of the family – from parents and grandparents, from toddlers to teens and everyone in between! Guest rooms at Wilderness at the Smokies are designed with the family in mind and all feature an in-room mini refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. All rooms include unlimited access to the water park.
The Wilderness at the Smokies resort opened in June 2008 with the Stone Hill Lodge and Salamander Springs outdoor waterpark, and just six months later, River Lodge and the 60,000-square-foot Wild WaterDome indoor waterpark were added. In May 2009, Wilderness at the Smokies expanded again with the addition of Lake Wilderness, the resort’s second outdoor waterpark. In 2012, the Adventure Forest family adventure center opened.
The debut of the Wall waterslide in April 2015 continues the Wilderness resort’s expansion of new waterpark features. In April 2012, another exciting water slide for thrill seekers – the Wild Vortex – opened in the Lake Wilderness outdoor waterpark and quickly became a favorite resort activity, and that was followed by the debut of Cyclone Racer waterslide in April 2013.
Additionally, Wilderness at the Smokies is located adjacent to the 200,000 square-foot Sevierville Convention Center known for hosting the area’s largest conferences, athletic events and trade shows. For more information about Wilderness at the Smokies, call toll-free (877) 325-9453 or visit www.wildernessatthesmokies.com.