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Wild Bear Falls Waterpark

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Address: 915 Westgate Resorts Rd, Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5155
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+1 865-430-4800
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00

A mountain-themed, world-class family indoor water park, Wild Bear Falls at...

A mountain-themed, world-class family indoor water park, Wild Bear Falls at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, features a state-of-the-art retractable roof, taking Mother Nature out of the equation! Guests can enjoy comfortable conditions year round. Imagine splashing in the heated water when it's freezing outside! At more than 60,000 square feet, Wild Bear Falls is the largest indoor water park resort in the South and the fifth largest in the country. A total of 300,000 gallons of water flow through Wild Bear Falls daily. An idyllic break for both parents and kids, Wild Bear Falls offers an atmosphere that sets aside bonding time and a safe, supervised yet independent kid-friendly atmosphere that allows parents a chance to relax with children visible nearby. Lodging and accommodations are available at both Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort and River Terrace Resort. Attractions at Wild Bear Falls include a lazy river, a variety of different slides, an amazing treehouse play feature that dumps gallons of water periodically and more. Plus, a snack bar.

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Nice little resort water park for young kids

This was a good place to go on a rainy day to spend a couple hours with the family. Designed with young children in mind.

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Onsted, Michigan
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Marietta, Georgia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hot and muggy. Not for older children. If you want to waste your time and money this is the perfect place to go. After going you will need to stop at the liquor store across the entrance to drink that bad experience away.

1 Thank seterafranklin
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely a place you should bring your kids, my 4 year old loves it. So does my older kids. Highly recommend.

Thank lovelyratha
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an awesome time here. The kids LOVED it. It's small in a sense but plenty to do. Easy to keep track of the kids. We spent 3 hrs here before we realized it! Life guards on duty & make reg rounds. There's floaties & float tubes provided. There's changing rooms w/ showers. There's a snack restaurant upstairs with... More 

1 Thank Dre B
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is complementary water aerobics. The instructor is really nice. Her name is April. I was her only attendant, but we still had a good time.

Thank Kelseyjopfeifer
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I drove an hour to spend the day at this park with my 2 small children, my niece and nephew, my sister in law & her mother. I liked the size & layout of the place (it's fairly small), it made it easy to keep track of all the kids. There are plenty of life guards making rounds and also... More 

Thank wallandgirl33
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a beautiful place and perfect for family or anyone really! There's not anything you wouldn't enjoy about wild bear falls. It's beautiful inside and has fun for people of all ages, babies included. The staff are very friendly and the lifeguards are as well. One in particular when we was there was a lifeguard named Mark Murphy, he was... More 

Thank Connie M
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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82 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The cabins are great and the water park is just the right size! It's nice and open and fun for everyone. Make sure that you know the water park isn't included with all stays you will have to pay extra. If you visit at Christmas it's all lit up and fun for kids. There's a genial store with all your... More 

Thank MR0senberg
WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Falls Waterpark, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are delighted to know how much you and your family enjoyed our waterpark. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to having you visit with us again in the future. Ray More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The most amazing time in Tennessee...We enjoyed this place so much after a hot day in the sun...The food inside was great also for fast food.

1 Thank Marie J
WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Falls Waterpark, responded to this review

We always love to hear when our guests have had a spectacular experience and it is great to see that your visit was relaxing and enjoyable. The next time you’re in town; we would love to exceed your expectations once again. More 

Pickens, South Carolina
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We spent a little over two hours here with two teenagers, and it was well worth the money! It's a very nice size so you can still keep an eye on your kids, but lots to do! There are also lifeguards everywhere , and they do a great job!

Thank crystal g
Onsted, Michigan
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was a good place to go on a rainy day to spend a couple hours with the family. Designed with young children in mind.

Thank craigctm

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