When you want some fun in the water, a great place to go is to Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park in Pigeon Forge, TN. It is easy to find from Interstate 40. All you need to do is to take exit 407 toward Sevierville / Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg, and this will put you on south Route 66. This becomes Route 441 - just follow it to traffic light #8 and turn left. The signs will guide you from there.
When you get there you will find that there are rides for every member of the family. Some of the rides do require special skills and are intended to be a challenge. The Travel Channel has recognized Dollywood's Splash Country as being one of the most beautiful water parks in America.
One of the water rides for the whole family is called the Cascades. This 8,000 square foot lagoon type of pool has more than 25 different interactive features, as well as a geyser in the middle that sprays water 20-feet high. There are 4 Grotto slides in the pool, contoured seating areas, and plenty of deck space. Children have opportunity to explore around the pool and find various misters, bubblers and slides that lie in secret coves.
Other adventures for the family include the Bear Mountain Fire Tower. This multi-level attraction is interactive and gives various fun things to do while you get wet and enjoy the water. There are seven slides, water cannons, and a 1,000 gallon bucket that unleashes its contents on all who are near it when the alarm sounds.
A float trip is also available on their 1,500 foot long river. Cooling off comes for all when you float under a 200-foot waterfall.
For those who want a little more excitement there is plenty of rides to satisfy their thirst for thrilling rides. Some of these rides include slides up to 70-feet and traveling on a raft through dark caverns. Another ride, called the Mountain Scream, takes you down a water slide that corkscrews and has quadruple drop slides. To add to the fun, it's all in a tunnel! Other ones include the Big Bear Plunge, the Butterfly, Fire Tower Falls, Raging River Rapids, and Wild River Falls.
Those who are able to swim and want an aggressive ride, you can go on the Mountain Twist. This ride gives you a slow ride to the top, but that's all that is slow about it. From there it's 42-feet of terrific twists and turns to the bottom!
Mountain Waves is a gigantic 25,000 square-foot wave pool that gives fun to all ages and sizes. Visitors can enjoy many activities in this pool, with waves coming by like on a real beach, including floats, tubes, and much more.
When you get hungry and want a snack or something more, you can find plenty at Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park in Pigeon Forge, TN. Of course, you can always find snacks like popcorn, ice cream, cotton candy, and plenty of drinks throughout the park. When you want something a little more satisfying, you can also get sub sandwiches or salads at the Sideporch, flatbread sandwiches at Uncle Elmer's, pizza and sandwiches at Missa Mamie's, or a chicken cheese steak or a grilled chicken sandwich at the Brush Fire Grill - but there is much more.
Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park in Pigeon Forge, TN is just down the road from Dollywood, the theme park. So, when you are finished at the Water Park, hop on over to the theme park for even more fun.
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