Hidden Gem: Wilderness of the Smokies
FAMILY VACATION all Aboard! That is what my kids were screaming when I mention that I would be going to Knoxville, TN for work. I saw the excitement in my kids faces and I had no idea what they were so excited abut! Well that is when I typed in fun adventure resorts and that is when Wilderness of the Smokies popped up! Have you heard of the Wilderness of the Smokies? After seeing all of the activities that the Wilderness of the Smokies has to offer, I knew that this was the place my kids could have a blast during the time that I would be working!
That was it the plan! The day came packed up the kids and of course Mike and headed to Sevierville, TN! After driving over 7 hours, the kids were restless, and there it was coming through the fog! The Wilderness was right in front of us and the kids faces were nothing short of amazement! As soon as we came to a stop the kids jumped out and ran straight inside. We gathered the bags from the truck and we went inside to check in and as soon as I stepped inside I knew that I made the right choice when I saw the front lobby of the resort. As soon as you walk in you see such a welcoming lobby with a restaurant and bar right there. Then there it was the spectacular outdoor waterpark, peeping in through the windows. Well little did I know while I was checking in, Mike and the boys has already found the indoor rope course and arcade, that right I said a rope course inside!
We decided to finish up in the arcade and do a resort tour since the resort was so kind and gave us adventure passes; that includes everything the resort has to offer with the waterparks, indoor rope course, and the bowling. Not only does the Wilderness in the Smokies have an outdoor waterpark we went through the door that at the so inviting pool smell and bam just like that there was an indoor waterpark too.
Now let’s just talk about these waterparks because anyone that knows me, knows that I just love waterslides. The one that caught my eye from the indoor park was the one that look like a giant funnel and I could not believe there was an indoor slide that amazing and then we walked outside and that is when I saw it! There is a waterslide that starts out like a normal slide and then it shoots you out onto this straight up ramp that you surge up and come back down into a giant pool! That was amazing might I add!
The waterpark was my favorite part of the resort but my kids would say that there is no way that they could pick just one thing. I mean in reality I could not get them to leave this place. We did not even make to our River Lodge Studio Suite until after 10pm because the boys were having too much fun with all of the activities they were given to chose form with the Adventure Passes. One of my boys would not leave the wave surfer until the shut it down for the day, the is how much fun they were having. My boys are not the kids that like to stay inside because they get bored really easily and not one time while staying here did I hear the words “Mom, I am bored!” That was the music to my ears all weekend.
We would start off our morning with heading straight down to the arcade to grab a quick breakfast, and might I add those were some of the best pancakes I have ever had! The arcade restaurant became the morning routine because this is where the kids would start their morning until they were ready to tackle the waterpark for the day. Unfortunately it rained one day that we were there and I was worried that they would be bored but guess what there is so much to do at the resort that they didn’t even notice they had not been outside to play. These kids were enjoying theirselves so much bowling, playing games. And making friends on the river that went around the waterpark. There was no way that you were going to get them to leave this resort for anything! That’s what I wanted for when I was at work, give them a resort that can offer them days of fun and that is what the Wilderness in the Smokies did!
When the time came for us to start packing our bags the boys were begging to stay another night and if that was a possibility we would have! The Wilderness in the Smokies was a resort that I had never experienced before.
Our suite was over looking the awesome outdoor waterpark. Each morning was a great morning view and would start your day on the bright side.
The activities that are available all day long in the resort are endless and will keep anyone even adults entertained for hours on end. Whenever you in the Sevierville, TN you need to plan to stop and stay at the Wilderness in the Smokies because if you do not you will regret that you have missed out on all of the fun adventure that awaits you!
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