Planning a multigenerational vacation that brings grandparents, parents, and grandchildren together can be challenging. Luckily for Franklin residents, just three hours away in Sevierville, lie the hidden gems - Wilderness at the Smokies Hotel and Waterpark Resort and her sister park, Soaky Mountain Waterpark. Together they offer an exceptional experience that effortlessly caters to the young and the young at heart. With their thrilling indoor and outdoor waterpark attractions, wide range of activities, family-friendly amenities, and a focus on shared fun and laughter, these destinations offer a genuinely inclusive and exciting experience to create a memorable multigenerational vacation.
Thrill-seeking teens can embrace the excitement of towering slides while youngsters can splash and play in the dedicated children's play area, complete with miniature slides and interactive water features. The whole family can enjoy quality time poolside, leisurely float along the winding lazy river, or splash in the multi-level interactive water playgrounds.
The meticulous attention to cleanliness and safety is truly extraordinary. The dedicated grounds crew impeccably maintains a spotless environment, while the trained lifeguards, seemingly by each guest's side, unequivocally prioritize guest safety.
In today's fast-paced world, multigenerational vacations have become a powerful way to reconnect, strengthen family bonds, and create lasting memories. So whether it's sharing laughter on the slides, engaging in friendly water battles, splashing around in the wave pools, or simply enjoying each other's company, pack your swimsuits and sense of adventure and get ready to make unforgettable memories by diving into the adventures at Wilderness at the Smokies and Soaky Mountain Waterpark.
Wilderness at the Smokies sprawling indoor and outdoor waterparks offer boundless excitement and relaxation for every generation. Rain or shine, resort guests can enjoy Wild WaterDome, Tennessee's largest indoor waterpark. At its heart lies the impressive GreatWave wave pool, providing endless enjoyment in a climate-controlled environment. Multi-level play and spray structures and a shallow activity pool are designed for those not quite ready for the big thrill slides or the indoor/outdoor hot spa and play lagoon, beloved by teenagers and adults alike.
Outdoors, thrill-seekers will find exhilarating water slides with twisting tubes and unexpected turns. Adventurous souls can race on multi-lane racers while the little ones will have a blast in the dedicated children's areas, where colorful splash pads, mini slides, and interactive water features provide endless entertainment. Family fun is guaranteed bobbing in the massive wave pool and floating along the adventure river.
Adventure Forest offers various entertainment activities for those who prefer to stay dry. From the three-story ropes course and rock climbing wall to the black light mini-golf course, arcade, and more, you don't have to get wet to have fun at Wilderness at the Smokies.
Rest, relax, and recharge after a day of thrilling adventures in the clean and spacious rooms at Stone Hill Lodge or the suites at River Lodge, which include full kitchen suites accommodating up to 17 guests. WildernessAtTheSmokies.com
Soaky Mountain Waterpark, a sprawling 50-acre attraction, offers a world of thrilling water fun for everyone. The enormous 35,000-square-foot wave pool provides an exhilarating wave-riding experience, fueling the winding adventure river with wave action. Guests over 42 inches tall (48" for some rides) will be spoiled with a wide selection of tube slides, body slides, mat racers, water slides, dueling watercoasters, and a duel FlowRider Surf system. Youngsters happily play in Boomers Bay with mini versions of big kid's rides and splash in The Hive, the ultimate kid's water play space. Comfortable seating areas invite families to relax and share meals, while private cabanas offer a shaded retreat for downtime between water adventures. As Soaky Mountain Waterpark enters its third year, it is rapidly becoming the preferred choice for families seeking an unforgettable waterpark experience. SoakyMountainWaterpark.com
"Multigenerational vacations are memory-making machines. Both Wilderness at the Smokies and Soaky Mountain Waterpark offer countless opportunities to create cherished multigenerational vacation memories."