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Description: Inspired Fun in the Great Smoky Mountains! Offering whitewater rafting...
Inspired Fun in the Great Smoky Mountains! Offering whitewater rafting, family float trips, ziplines, a challenging ropes course, horseback riding, and a Geocache location. VACATION PACKAGES FOR AFFORDABLE SMOKY MOUNTAIN FUN! Come play with us and then enjoy the rest of your day on our Family Adventure Island with complimentary picnic tables, grills, walking trail, and family playground. We are a one-stop-adventure-shop serving ages 3 and up. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. 34 years of rafting experience. Restrictions may apply. Raft with the best: Rafting in the Smokies!
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We, a couple with two kids (9 and 13) were not sure if we should do white water rafting at the end of March as we read that the water would be cold. We are glad we did book the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Centreville, Virginia
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Centreville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We, a couple with two kids (9 and 13) were not sure if we should do white water rafting at the end of March as we read that the water would be cold. We are glad we did book the trip along with the rope course. After we booked, they sent us via email, the waivers, the invoice, the instruction... More 

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tkleo, General Manager at Rafting in the Smokies, responded to this review

Thank you for rafting with Rafting in the Smokies. It always a pleasure to hear that our Guests have an Adventure to remember for a lifetime. We look forward to seeing you again! Thanks, Teresa Karson General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We came here to celebrate our recent engagement. Zak was our guide and he was awesome. He was very talkative and knowledgeable. Had tons of fun facts and kept us laughing. We had young kids in our boat and he was great with them. This was definitely the icing on the cake of great trip. Thanks Zak!

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tkleo, General Manager at Rafting in the Smokies, responded to this review

Congratulations on your engagement!!! Thank you for choosing Rafting in the Smokies as your special spot to make your life long commitment. Thank You, Teresa Karson GM More 

Harlan, KY
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I have always been a little apprehensive about going white water rafting with kids. My three are 9, 9 and 7. Of course we did the calm trip. We loved it and it actually left us wanting to try a more adventurous trip the next time. Our kids were put in positions to make them feel safe and comfortable. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This has become a regular activity for our family reunions. We always have a great time and the staff is great. The rapids are fun and fairly safe, we have taken younger kids and they were fine. The only negative I've found is the changing facilities are not the greatest.

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went the summer of 2014, it had rained for two weeks before we got there and the water was up. Our ride wasn't a float, it was a rafting trip. The guide did an excellent job with all of us including my two young grandchildren. He made sure that we saw all the sights and all of us got... More 

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Midland, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I am a true blue believer in TripAdvisor, and i always research everything I want to do before I go. I know you can believe the "regular" folks compared to people who are compensated. It seemed like they had great reviews. The first issue i have with them is they advertise they are in Gatlinburg and that is not anywhere... More 

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gina m, Public Relations Manager at Rafting in the Smokies, responded to this review

Hi Gina, thank you for your feedback on Rafting in the Smokies. I apologize your experience was short of spectacular. I do hope to get the opportunity to host you at RITS during our 2015 season. Please know it is our goal to exceed our Guests expectations. I'm sorry we didn't meet those. I would like the opportunity to talk... More 

College Station, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The poeple that work at Rafting the Smokies could not have been nicer people. My problem is they should not have taken us down the river that day. We were the last day they were opened. The water was very low not through their own fault. The damn that feeds the river is run by a power company that they... More 

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Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

We did the zip line tour and had a great time! The guides work really hard to make sure everyone feels safe and is having a great time.

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Alvarado, Texas, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We greatly enjoyed our rafting trip. The guides and the whole experience proved to be better than we expected. Even though it wasn't quite as much white water as I was hoping for, it was still fun. I think any age and athletic ability would enjoy the trip. This company is also big enough to be capable and trusted (as... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was our first time doing this (as it was something on our bucket list) and WOW it was so awesome!! We had a great time and our guide was excellent, so fun and informative!! Definitely make a reservation, and also try their zip lining experience!! Can't wait to go back!!

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