Waterparks in GATLINBURG with kids

Who’s ready for some water fun!? Being in The Volunteer State…we certainly are! If you’re in Gatlinburg and looking for some fun things to do with kids, there are a host of water parks and water attractions which are perfect. You certainly won’t be short of places to visit to cool off with the family - no matter what the age. 

Each family friendly water park has its own unique features, attractions and activities that make it special to visit with children, and they range from the adventurous and WILD, to the charming and simple.

You can find waterslides that twist and turn, buckets that will soak you, lazy rivers to take it easy and even areas just for those little water babies in the family. 

Whether that gorgeous Tennessee sun has you searching for an outdoor adventure, or you prefer the indoor kind, there are PERFECT places to go for every family.

 So let’s get going and make a SPLASH in Gatlinburg, Tennessee! You know you’re ready! 

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  • Dollywood's Splash Country

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    (6 miles) Pigeon Forge

    Over 23 water slides, thrills and adventures to be had at Dollywood's Splash Country! Family fun with a SPLASH for all!

  • Wetlands Water Park

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    (69 miles) Jonesborough

    Offers an interactive kids' leisure pool with loads of fun features and a zero depth wading area for babies, plus lazy river and 3 flume slides at 80, 100 and 200 feet high!

  • Helen Waterpark and Tubing

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    (71 miles) North Helen

    Tubing and waterpark fun for all ages in Georgia, with fun slides, adventures, pools, and even a rock wall!

  • Kentucky Splash Waterpark

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    (79 miles) Williamsburg

    18,000sq ft of family water fun in Kentucky with wave pools, lazy river, kiddie pool, slides, and even go-karts and mini golf! Campground too!

  • Otter Creek Splash Park

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    (83 miles) Greenville

    A small community water park with slides, zero entry pool and interactive splash pad - located in a great Greenville park.

  • Shipwreck Cove Waterpark

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    (94 miles) Duncan

    2 flume slides, kiddie lagoon with loads of play features, plus lazy river and larger leisure pool for bigger kids with rustic pirate ship and water cannons.

  • Discovery Island Splash Park

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    (96 miles) Simpsonville

    Water fun in South Carolina with water slides, splash playground, lazy river and surf simulator!

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  • Gatlinburg Sky Lift

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    Gatlinburg

    1,800 FEET HIGH at the top of Crockett Mountain, experience Gatlinburg's #1 Scenic Overlook.

  • Ober Gatlinburg

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    (1 miles) Gatlinburg

    A mountain top of fun and excitement. The scenic and exciting four-seasons world of Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park, high above Gatlinburg, Tennessee!

  • Flyaway Indoor Skydiving

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    (6 miles) Pigeon Forge

    Flyaway Indoor Skydiving is a vertical wind tunnel that allows you to experience the freedom of human flight. Located at the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit Flyaway on your ...

  • LazerPort Fun Center

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    (7 miles) Pigeon Forge

    Laser tag in a giant 6000ft arena with mini-golf, go-karts, and arcade fun to top it all off! Great for active kids in Tennessee!

  • Laser Quest Knoxville

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    (34 miles) Knoxville

    Laser Quest combines the classic games of tag and hide & seek with a high-tech twist. Donning the most sophisticated laser tag equipment available, the game is played in a large, multi-level arena ...

  • Norris Paddling Adventures

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    (48 miles) Rock Top

    Water adventure awaits with these self-guided rentals of kayaks, paddle boards, or hydro-bikes, as well as classes! The great Tennessee outdoors awaits!

  • Lost Sea Adventure

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    (53 miles) Sweetwater

    Stroll through an 18th century village, explore huge fascinating caverns. Listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as Americas largest underground lake

  • ClimbMax Climbing Center

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    (54 miles) Asheville

    Perfect fun for the whole family. Indoor and outdoor climbing in Downtown Asheville and on the real rocks in the surrounding national forest. Fun for ALL and no experience needed. Don't let the ...

  • Ashevilles Fun Depot

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    (57 miles) Asheville

    Great kids fun with mini golf, climbing wall, soft play, batting cages, laser tag, go-karts, mini bowling, and more!

  • Cool River Tubing

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    (71 miles) Helen

    Great family adventure with tubing along the Chattahoochee River! A great way to enjoy the Georgia wilderness with the family.

  • Gold City Corral and Carriage Company

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    (89 miles) Dahlonega

    One Hour, Two Hour & Half Day rides are a great way to satisfy your sense of adventure. Beginners are advised to start off on a gentle One Hour Ride. It's our most tame trip which travels through ...

  • Frankie's Fun Park

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    (92 miles) Greenville

    Fun for those active kids in Greenville with a fun house, bumper boats, driving tracks, laser tag and so much more!

  • Trailhead Climbing and Outdoor Center

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    (93 miles) Anderson

    A great family friendly environment for learning to climb or for improving your climbing abilities as a family in South Carolina. They also do parties!

  • Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies

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    Gatlinburg

    Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies is literally teaming with life – our 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprise more than 350 individual species.

  • Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo

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    (9 miles) Sevierville

    Over 600 animals from over 130 species are waiting for you to visit them at this unique Rainforest Zoo - with plenty of family fun to be had in Tennessee!

  • Knoxville Zoo

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    (29 miles) Knoxville

    Experience wildlife up close at Knoxville’s largest attraction as you come face to face with more than 800 of the Earth’s most fascinating animals.

  • Western North Carolina Nature Center

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    (58 miles) Asheville

    The WNC Nature Center is Asheville's Zoo and Wildlife Park! Providing a one-of-a-kind adventure where guests can experience animals & plants native to the Southern Appalachian region. Featuring over ...

  • North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm

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    (79 miles) Cleveland

    Over 400 animals at this premier Georgia petting farm and zoo! Pony and wagon rides, as well as guided walks too. Great animal fun for the kids

  • Greenville Zoo

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    (87 miles) Greenville

    Where a world of wildlife can be experienced in one day!

  • Hollywild Animal Park

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    (91 miles) Wellford

    Over 500 animals waiting inside this South Carolina Animal Park that are roaming free in natural enclosures, or man made islands - some animals eat right out of your hand!

  • The Guinness World of Records

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    There is an incredible line-up of feats, facts and records in an amazing display of unparalleled fun. Dramatic recreations come to life at the all new and expanded edition of Guinness World of ...

  • Hollywood Star Cars Museum

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    (1 miles) Gatlinburg

    A tour through Star Cars Museum is a trip through some of the most famous movies and TV shows of the last 50 years. Featuring the best Hollywood movie & TV cars in recreated settings displayed with ...

  • Dinosaur Walk Museum

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    (8 miles) Pigeon Forge

    Come face-to-face with a Tyrannosaurus Rex! Count the spikes on a Stegosaurus tail. Stand next to one of the most common predators, the Allosaurus. Learn to spell “Parasaurolophus,” the largest ...

  • Hollywood Wax Museum Pigeon Forge

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    (8 miles) Pigeon Forge

    Come face to face with your favorite A-ist celebrities at this fun Hollywood Wax Museum...it's Hollywood in the heart of Tennessee!

  • Titanic Museum Attraction

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    (8 miles) Pigeon Forge

    Kids can learn, explore, and experience history all aboard this amazing ship-shaped classroom called Titanic. That's only the tip of the iceberg!

  • Wheels Through Time Museum

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    (28 miles) Maggie Valley

    A consummate collection of over 250 rare antique American Motorcycles and Automobiles.

  • McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

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    (29 miles) Knoxville

    A fascinating museum for kids and families, with educational programs, exhibits, events for families and lots of fun things for kids to learn - all about natural history and culture!

  • The Muse Knoxville

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    (29 miles) Knoxville

    A fun kids museum that features interactive exhibits all about science and art! Hands-on learning and fun with the ONLY public access Planetarium in Knoxville!