The Best Hotels With a Water Park in Tennessee

Choose a hotel with its own water park for your Tennessee adventure
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16 December 2020

To make the most of your adventures at Dollywood and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and music-focused activities throughout Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, check in to one of these hotels. Offering water-centric fun for kids and adults who love the thrill of free-fall waterslides, lazy rivers, and splash pads – here’s our pick of the best water-park hotels in Tennessee.

Music Road Resort

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Splash the day away at Music Road Resort, where the hotel and inn have their own water park and heated indoor pool and hot tub. The outdoor water parks feature curving water slides, lazy rivers, a water umbrella and a children’s pool. The hotel and inn both have their own game rooms, too, so after a day in the water you can dry off inside with arcade games, claw machines, pool and air hockey.
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Country Cascades Waterpark Resort

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The Cascades Waterpark at Country Cascades is a hit with all the family. Try the long body slide, or grab a partner and zip down the raft slide. Little ones love Splashaway Bay, and an indoor pool and hot tub provide entertainment even in cold weather. There’s also a leisure pool and a snack shack for food and drinks.
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The Resort at Governor's Crossing

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Entertain kids at ease with the Resort at Governor’s Crossing’s indoor and outdoor water parks, offering activities the whole family can enjoy. The indoor water park features a toddler splash pad, water slides, pool, swim jets for exercise, 20-person hot tub, sauna and water basketball. The outdoor water park takes things further with a lumberjack log roll, lazy river, water slide, children’s pool with water features, large swimming pool and Adventure Springs, a water play park with a dump bucket, slides, blaster guns and interactive elements. For some dry fun, head to the game rooms for pinball and air hockey.
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Dollywood's DreamMore Resort

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Open seasonally, Splash Country at Dollywood’s Splash Country is big fun for thrill seekers. Little Creek Falls is perfect for younger children, and larger attractions such as Fire Creek Falls are great for older kids and adults, as the twin water slides drop riders into a free fall from high in the air. Big Bear Plunge is a rafting ride through dark caverns and bends, while Slick Rock Racer provides multiple lanes for water slide racing. Other attractions include the bucket dump tower, lazy river and water coaster.
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Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

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Stretching across four acres of indoor and outdoor attractions, SoundWaves at the Gaylord Opryland will keep you entertained for the duration of your stay. Inside, don’t miss the Rapid Remix, a mega raft for four to five people that takes you through a series of vortex loops with LED lights and music speakers. Outside, the Bass Drop is a high-speed, open-flume body ride that free falls for six stories into the water. Further fun to be had includes a wave pool, adults-only pool, racing lane water slides, lazy river, splash pad and much more.
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  • Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort and Spa

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    Have fun all year long with Westgate’s heated indoor water park. It features a retractable roof, a lazy river, two huge water slides, an interactive treehouse, a swimming hole, an indoor/outdoor sauna and a grotto. The resort also offers a zip line with incredible views of the Smokies, and a nine-hole miniature golf course.
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    Holiday Inn Club Vacations Smoky Mountain Resort

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    Not far from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Smoky Mountain Resort is a great choice for those traveling with kids. Their Splash Hollow indoor water park offers slides, sprayers and all manner of fun, and the Mountaineer Center is an added perk where kids can use Xbox consoles and iPads for free. The resort also offers special activities such as crafts and tours at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. An indoor pool and outdoor hot tub offer added fun for all.
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    Stone Hill Lodge

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    Everyone in the family will love Salamander Springs Outdoor Waterpark at Stone Hill Lodge. The park has long tubes and body slides, a toddler play area, a multilevel spray structure with a dump bucket and an activity pool. Dry off at the resort’s Adventure Forest, a three-story ropes course that also has laser tag and a mega-arcade. Across the street is Soaky Mountain Waterpark with even more water thrills for all.
    These recommendations were updated on December 16, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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