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Soaky Mountain Getaway

Extending your summer after "back to school"

Summer is coming to a close and it’s almost time to get back into the dreaded routines (school, homework, after-school activities, etc.). While the summer starts to seem like a distant memory as we all get back into the swing of things, there are still plenty of weekend adventures to be had. 

If you’re planning one last end-of-summer hurrah, make it a visit to the Soaky Mountain Waterpark. 

From the brightly colored private cabanas to their state-of-the-art water slides, there’s no better way to close out the summer. Relax under the various cabanas (did we mention they offer food & beverage service?), while the kids wait comfortably under cool misters to ride the WhiteWater’s Master Blaster, the iconic Boomerango, or the newest addition, “The Edge” (spanning two football fields in length). 

The park has something for everyone and is (actually) fun for the whole family. Accommodate your toddlers with the smaller feature, “Boomers Bay,” which is replete with “pint-size” versions of the “big kid” rides -  including a mini-tornado, a quart-sized wall ride, two twisting slides with lighting effects, and much more. Meanwhile, there are a number of incredible food and adult beverage options, such as the “Philly cheese steak” food truck and specialty cocktails. 

Other activities that the whole family will enjoy are the Blackbear Rapids (think a cross between a lazy river and a wave pool) and - the ultimate color and thrill experience - the Rainbow Revenge and the American Racer Rush. 

The icing on the cake? Throughout the month of August, there will even be live music in the afternoons from 2-5pm! 

Just a short 2 1/2 hour drive from Mount Juliet, there will be no reason not to add Soaky Mountain to your calendar for either a day trip or overnight trip on the weekend, all the way through the warm days of September. If you decide to stay overnight, Soaky Mountain Water Park is just across the street from Wilderness at the Smokies, Wyndham, and Great Smokies Lodge. For a round of golf, check out the Sevierville Golf Club during your stay. 

If there’s one thing your children won’t forget, it will be the sun-soaked fun and memories you’re about to create for them.