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EDITOR’s CHOICE

Dollywood’s Splash Country Water Adventure Park

30 acres of fun and adventure

Home of Tennessee’s first water roller coaster, Dollywood’s Splash Country Water Adventure Park is an outdoor experience that should not be missed. With over 30 acres of water entertainment, both adults and children alike can spend an entire day splashing and playing in this amazing water park. This adventure park contains over 23 waterslides and rides. With this much entertainment around you, the only difficult choice is where to begin.

Mountain Waves is a 25,000 foot wave pool. Visitors can ride the waves with friends and family or watch the fun from a canopy on the side of the pool. If you are looking for something more thrilling, try the Mountain Scream, a series of twisting and turning water slides that send you flying down the mountain. Perhaps the Butterfly would be more of your pace. Hardly as peaceful sounding as its name, the butterfly is a 55 foot extreme

drop into a butterfly shaped pool at the bottom.The Fire Tower Falls are a pair of 70 foot free fall waterslides. Being the tallest and fastest slide in the park, the 280 foot long track comes to a dizzying stop in a 140 water filled lane. Little Falls Creek is the play area designed for families with younger children. This safe zone is an interactive water park designed for the smallest members of your family. With slides, kiddie pools and activity centers, children can play here happily for hours. Butterfly wings are available for shade

and canopies can be rented up on request.

For those looking for quieter entertainment, the Downboat Float Trip is a relaxing tube float ride. Guests can enjoy the Smoky Moun

tain scenery as they leisurely float down this 1500 foot river. Complete with a ride under the 200 foot cascading waterfall, guests can unwind and refresh; perfect for any warm summer day.

There is a large assortment of food and beverage services on site. Canopy rentals are also available on a first come first serve basis. Complete with storage lockers, these canopies are perfect for private shade and a touch of privacy. For larger groups, retreat rentals are available. These come complete with a 27 inch satellite television, dining room table with 6 chairs, storage and bottled drink delivery. Each unit contains 200 feet of shaded space with an additional 100 square foot sun deck. Massage as well as manicure and pedicure services are also available. Reservations are recommended.

  • GETTING THERE

Dollywood is located at 1431 Upper Middle Creek Road, Sevierville, TN 37876.

  • INFO

You can purchase park admission onsite or enjoy the convenience of purchasing your tickets online. For those that have a few days to play, consider purchasing a multi park pass that will allow you to visit both Dollywood’s Adventure Park and Dollywood’s Splash Country Water Adventure Park. Group and birthday packages are also available. Call (865) 428-9488 for more information or reservations.

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