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Rafting in the Smokies

3595 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753
800-776-7238
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Ranked #8 of 14 Attractions in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Water sports
Owner description: Inspired Fun in the Great Smoky Mountains! Offering whitewater rafting, family float trips, ziplines, a challenging ropes course, horseback riding,... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Midland, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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College Station, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Had a GREAT time today !!!! Me and my fiance went for the first time and was way more then we expected.... You got to ask for Taco as your guide... He is the man !!!!! We will definently be back. ...

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The staff is friendly, organized, educational and fun! Pay attention to the instructions they email you - they are detailed and important and leave you perfectly prepared if you follow them. We did the class 3&4 Upper Pigeon River trip. I have rafted 3 times before elsewhere...i've done class 1,2,3 and 4. This trip was exciting and invigorating in places... More

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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was our first time rafting and we had a blast. We are in our 50s and were a little apprehensive since the rest of the rafters appeared to be a lot younger. Our guide Chris Young put us at ease immediately. He was great. It was a busy weekend since it was a holiday. There were a lot of... More

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