For a memorable getaway for yourself or the whole family, look no further than Tennessee. The cool, clear waters of pristine lakes, beautiful countryside scenery as well as high thrills and wet spills await. Whether it’s summer or winter, you can be sure to find a waterpark that’s just right for you. Some are open seasonally so you can take advantage of the heat to enjoy cooling down on great rides and clear waters, while others are indoor and are always just the right temperature for a fun filled day that’s sure to have people of all ages coming back time and again.
1. Dollywood’s Splash Country, Great Smoky Mountains
With huge, thrilling rides and slides as well as cool waters and great kiddie areas, Dollywood’s Splash Country is the place to be. For adrenaline junkies there’s the Fire Tower Falls, the park’s tallest and fastest slide featuring high speed, vertical drops. The Butterfly is anything but meek- these extreme slides are sure to get your heart pounding. Visit the Mountain Scream and take your pick from one of four huge twisting, turning, drop slides. Zoom down the SwiftWater run where you’ll be catapulted into a giant bowl before hitting the waters below. Families will love the RiverRush water coaster, and the white water raft rides on the Raging River Rapids and the Big Bear Plunge. The park also has mat racers, a huge kiddie area complete with play structure and huge dumping bucket, a fifteen hundred foot long lazy river, tots area, activity pool and a giant wave pool. When you’re ready to dry off, tons of dry land fun await at the theme park. The resort offers great accommodations so be sure to make it a vacation destination.