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Rafting in the Smokies

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Address: 3595 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753
Phone Number: 800-776-7238
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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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KP was the best guide we could have asked for! The trip was amazing and I cannot wait to do it again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

KP was the best guide we could have asked for! The trip was amazing and I cannot wait to do it again.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear you had such a wonderful time on your adventure with KP! Thank you for visiting Rafting in the Smokies and we hope to see you again on your next visit to the Great Smoky Mountains. Kindest regards, -RITS team More 

Sevierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Shout out to the crew and especially Fletcher, our most awesome guide!Thank y'all for the incredible experience. You excelled professionally, personally, and essentially - from the time we booked, checked in and checked out, amazing job! 5 stars!

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear you had such a great time on your adventure with Fletcher! Thank you for visiting Rafting in the Smokies and we hope to see you again on your next visit to the Great Smoky Mountains. Kindest regards, -RITS team More 

clayton, michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful experience taking my husband, myself, 3 children plus my daughters boyfriend on a rafting trip. Our guide Fourtner (sp) was wonderful and knowledgeable and helped everyone have a great time. Highly recommend.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear you had such a great time on your adventure with Fortner! Thank you for visiting Rafting in the Smokies and we hope to see you again on your next visit to the Great Smoky Mountains. Kindest regards, -RITS team More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I booked with Rafting in the Smokies due to their excellent reviews; however, we had an experience this week that I hope I forget as soon as I write this review. I spoke to a manager afterward and this is what I have concluded resulted in our horrible experience. They are experiencing drought conditions in the area so water is... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience with Rafting in the Smokies. I know you and the manager have spoken and again, I do apologize for any actions taken by the raft guide that was less than professional. Safety is a top priority for us and I assure you we will use this as a coaching opportunity to improve and evaluate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The trip down the river was all that we thought it would be. Jason w the pink hat was awesome and really enhanced our experience.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear you had such a great time on your adventure with Jason! Thank you for visiting Rafting in the Smokies and we hope to see you again on your next visit to the Great Smoky Mountains. Kindest regards, -RITS team More 

Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Just came back from an awesome White water ride with our guide 'Hobbit' who made the whole experience fun and exciting. He know every dip along this 5Mile ride which took about an hour but was over before you knew it. Don't miss this.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear you had such a great time on your adventure with Hobbit! Thank you for visiting Rafting in the Smokies and we hope to see you again on your next visit to the Great Smoky Mountains. Kindest regards, -RITS team More 

Huntsville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

After weeks of anticipation, it was worth the wait. Austin our guide was very awesome!!! He was the only person lost from our boat. I had never been rafting and nerves were at the highest. Once in Raft and a few practice rows this was awesome. Will definitely go again and definitely with Rafting in the Smokies!!!! Guides were very... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear you had such a great time on your adventure with Austin! Thank you for visiting Rafting in the Smokies and we hope to see you again on your next visit to the Great Smoky Mountains. Kindest regards, -RITS team More 

New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Everyone here was very professional. We all had a great time and we loved our guide Mackenzie. I highly recommend this company!

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear you had such a great time on your adventure with Mackenzie! Thank you for visiting Rafting in the Smokies and we hope to see you again on your next visit to the Great Smoky Mountains. Kindest regards, -RITS team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had a great time. The guides were knowledgeable but also funny. Our guide was Jason in the pink hat he was really great!

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear you had such a great time on your adventure with Jason! Thank you for visiting Rafting in the Smokies and we hope to see you again on your next visit to the Great Smoky Mountains. Kindest regards, -RITS team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Good trip, plenty of water was released for the upper trip. Not sure if the rapids were as large as advertised. Guide was great, facilities were great, good value with the $12 off fall rate.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear you had a great time on your adventure with us! Thank you for visiting Rafting in the Smokies and we hope to see you again on your next visit to the Great Smoky Mountains. Kindest regards, -RITS team More 

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