Wilderness at the Smokies is the definition of FUN!
Wilderness in the Smokies is a must when deciding where to take your family this summer. A short 4-hour drive from Atlanta, it’s a beautiful scenic drive through the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Wilderness is jam-packed full of fun, your kids will not be saying “I’m bored!” So, load them up - grab some friends, and head to the Smokies.
You will be greeted by the friendliest staff ready to get you checked in and in your swimsuit. The hotel is huge but feels quaint, and only has 4 floors. There are two mountain-modern Lodges on-site, both close to the indoor waterpark. Guest rooms are efficient and perfectly decorated sure to make your stay comfortable. There are bunk rooms that have a cozy feel your kids are going to truly enjoy. In each room, you will find all the modern amenities including a coffee pot, which I especially enjoyed!
Once you get all settled in your room, you can head straight to the Waterpark. It was raining the day we arrived, so we headed to the indoor waterpark. Wild Waterdome is open year-round, which is a huge perk! You can take on massive waves in the Great Wave, relax in the Magnolia Grove Hot Spa, or for the thrill-seeker hop on one of many waterslides. Whatever you choose, you’re bound to have loads of fun. As far as safety, The resort has more than 150 trained and certified lifeguards.
We planned to go to The Alcatraz East Museum in Pigeon Forge and I’m so glad we did! What a fun and interesting place. We could have stayed there all day reading and learning. You are taken back to the Great Depression and make your way through each decade of crime throughout the United States. When planning your trip, make sure you allow plenty of time at the Museum. It’s interactive and intriguing to crime show enthusiasts of all ages.
Day 2 was sunny and 75 - no joke! Lake Wilderness was for the real adventure seeker, so much to see and do. Wild Vortex, Cyclone Racers, and The Wall, just to name a few are waterslides at the outdoor water park. There’s a delightful lazy river, which is my personal favorite, I mean I am 45. My daughter enjoyed the Treehouse Springs, a children’s water fun zone. I don’t know about you, but sunshine and water make me hungry. We headed over to our private cabana, which we rented for the day. They are climate-controlled in a private setting so you can enjoy lunch with your family, catch some rays, or take a little cat nap.
After a fun day at the park, we decided to head back to the room throw on some clothes, and check out Thirsty Miner Restaurant. What a great choice! The buffet had something for everyone.....salads, chicken tenders, grilled salmon, vegetables, stir-fry, hand-carved prime rib, desserts. We left happy and full, to say the least. Whether you’re 2 or 62 you will enjoy Wilderness at the Smokies and all it has to offer. From the check-in to the cozy guest room, modern amenities, fun for kids and adults alike, food, snacks, and everything in between - they thought of it all. We’ll be putting this on our list from now on and I hope you will too!
Be sure and visit www.wildernessatthesmokies.com to book your next adventure.