Waterparks in KNOXVILLE with kids

Who’s ready for some water fun!? Being in The Volunteer State…we certainly are! If you’re in Knoxville 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 Knoxville, Tennessee! You know you’re ready! 

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  • Dollywood's Splash Country

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    (25 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!

  • Kentucky Splash Waterpark

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    (55 miles) Williamsburg

    The Hal Rogers Family Entertainment Center is home to the Kentucky Splash Water Park. The center includes an 18,000 square ft. wave pool, a drift river, a kiddy activity pool, a triple slide complex, ...

  • Wetlands Water Park

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    (83 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!

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  • Laser Quest Knoxville

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    (8 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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    (21 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!

  • LazerPort Fun Center

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    (22 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!

  • Flyaway Indoor Skydiving

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    (23 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 ...

  • Ober Gatlinburg

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    (28 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!

  • Gatlinburg Sky Lift

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    (28 miles) Gatlinburg

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

  • Lost Sea Adventure

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    (41 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

  • Chuckles Family Fun Center

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    (63 miles) Crossville

    7 acres of family fun in Crossville, with laser tag, mini golf, go-karts and more! Great for those active kids!

  • ClimbMax Climbing Center

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    (81 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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    (83 miles) Asheville

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

  • Knoxville Zoo

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    (3 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.

  • Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo

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    (21 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!

  • Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies

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    (29 miles) Gatlinburg

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

  • Western North Carolina Nature Center

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    (84 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 ...

  • Chattanooga Zoo

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    (99 miles) Chattanooga

    Known as the best little zoo in the USA - this animal fun family attraction in Chattanooga will educate, excite and offer lots of fun animal encounters!

  • Knoxville Museum of Art

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    Knoxville

    Kids can immerse themselves in art and culture at the Knoxville Museum of Art - a creative, educational and FUN way to spend your family day out!

  • McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

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    (1 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!

  • Children's Museum Of Oak Ridge

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    (20 miles) Oak Ridge

    A children's museum dedicated to learning through play with interactive exhibits, for those children of East Tennessee!

  • Titanic Museum Attraction

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    (21 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!

  • Dinosaur Walk Museum

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    (22 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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    (22 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!

  • Hollywood Star Cars Museum

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    (28 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 ...

  • The Guinness World of Records

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    (28 miles) Gatlinburg

    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 ...

  • Abraham Lincoln Museum

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    (45 miles) Harrogate

    Located on the beautiful campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum houses one of the most diverse Lincoln and Civil War collections in the ...

  • Wheels Through Time Museum

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    (56 miles) Maggie Valley

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

  • Natural History Museum and Gray Fossil Site

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    (85 miles) Gray

    Prehistoric museum fun in Tennessee with interactive exhibits, discovery carts, and a dig pit offering something for all ages!

  • Hands On Regional Museum

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    (91 miles) Johnson City

    Offers over 20 permanent, interactive exhibits which provide fun and learning for all ages. Facilities include equipped roleplay settings, creative and constructive zones, physical play areas and ...

  • Hands On Museum

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    (93 miles) Hendersonville

    Features include mountain landscape indoor play, equipped roleplay settings, theatre, music room, arts and crafts, art studio and baby doll area.

  • Rocky Mount Living HIstory Museum

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    (93 miles) Piney Flats

    Tour and explore recreated buildings with costumed characters and authentic contents, plus museum, heirloom garden, crafts demonstrations and regular events.

  • Hunter Museum of American Art

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    (100 miles) Chattanooga

    Kids can understand American history in more detail through the art that was created through the centuries. Great inspiration in Tennessee

  • Dollywood

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    (25 miles) Pigeon Forge

    With a theme park, water park and resort, this one of a kind day out in the Smoky Mountains makes for a great family adventure! On it's 125 you won't find the Hollywood sign - just Dollywood!

  • Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville

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    (80 miles) Asheville

    Discover what Asheville’s has to offer on a Gray Line RED Trolley Tour! Locals and visitors alike are sure to enjoy the fully narrated journey, highlighting the history, homes, and hot-spots of the ...