Within Tennessee's tourism hot spots, you'll find hotels with indoor water parks providing family stay-and-play experiences near recreation options, including the Great Smoky Mountains, the country's most visited national park.
Wilderness at the Smokies Resort and Family Adventure Center contains a 66,000-square-foot indoor water park. The park in Sevierville is as big as they come in Tennessee. The Wild Waterdome's see-through roof covers a 55-foot water slide, tube slides, a wave pool, surf ride, five-story raft ride and multilevel play area with slides and sprays. Resort guests play without charge at the facility's indoor and outdoor water parks. Accommodations include the 240-room Stone Hill Lodge and the River Lodge with 400 one- and two-bedroom suites offering kitchens and fireplaces. River Lodge sits adjacent to the indoor water park, an outdoor water park and the Adventure Forest recreation area. Lodging amenities include fitness rooms, gift shops, golf, bar and restaurants. Guests may take advantage of shuttle service running between lodges and recreation facilities.
Water Play Plus Luxury Lodging
Also in Sevierville, The Resort at Governor's Crossing offers a climate-controlled indoor water park complementing its luxury accommodations. A large pool, two high-speed slides, 20-person hot tub, sauna, water umbrella, water basketball and volleyball and toddler splash and play zone provide water play and relaxation for all ages. Use of the water park is included with your room rate. An outdoor water park is also on-site. Lodging includes one-, two- and three-bedroom units with full kitchens, jetted tubs, washers and dryers and free Wi-Fi. Other amenities include a game room, mini golf, exercise room and playground. Shopping and dining options are adjacent to Governor's Crossing.
Wild Water Recreation at Gatlinburg
Enjoy diverse water play options at the 60,000-square-foot Wild Bear Falls indoor water park at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort in Gatlinburg. The family-friendly park offers eight water attractions including a tree house with slides and water spouts, lazy river, 350-foot-long tube slide, pool, hot tub and toddler spray playground. Save money by bundling water park tickets and lodging. Accommodations include studio villas; one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units and 3,600-square-foot, five-bedroom villas that sleep up to 20 people. Spa services, game room, fitness center and dining options are also available on-site.
Knoxville's Budget-Friendly Stay and Play Option
Quality Inn & Suites West Waterpark at Knoxville offers a modest-size indoor water park with access included in the affordable hotel rates. The water park has a large heated pool, whirlpool and multilevel play area outfitted with slide, spray and spouts. Hotel rooms accommodate two to four guests with some rooms offering a microwave and refrigerator. The family pet is welcome for an additional fee. Hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi, full breakfast and cable TV. Nearby Zuma Fun Center offers mini-golf, go-carts an arcade for additional recreation options.