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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 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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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Harlan, KY
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 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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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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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17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We are very happy with the team, we were running late and called to re schedule, costumer service was good, they wait for us to get there. We enjoy our ride, first timers, a little scared but we had fun, we hit rapids II IV, team very professional. I highly recommend this tour.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We called and made reservations because we were told that the water from the dam wasn't released ever day. When we got there, we were told that it wasn't a guaranteed water day, so we had to wait to see if the water would be released. We finally got word that we could raft and we suited up. (We had... More 

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