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River Rage

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Tubing is great, but River Rage is in decline

We've been coming to River Rage for several years, and the quality of this business is in serious... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Joel M
Tubing in Townsend

Beautiful scenery and a slow ride down the river with some small rapids to make it interesting... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Knoxville, Tennessee
via mobile
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible28%
Aug 6, 2018
“Tubing is great, but River Rage is in decline”
Jul 5, 2018
“Under new management”
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8303 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4308
+1 865-448-8000
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We've been coming to River Rage for several years, and the quality of this business is in serious decline. I do want to say that the employees we interacted with were knowledgeable, helpful, and incredibly hard working. However, the grounds were in disrepair. The bathrooms...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Joel M
Reviewed July 5, 2018

We have been going to River Rage for many years (4-5 times a year). Yesterday, July 4th, we took the whole family (14 of us) to go tubing and we were told that they don't have a Military discount anymore due to new management. We...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank cschrimshaw
Reviewed July 2, 2018

This is NOT a lazy river and that is why we like it! It is fun to go over the rapids but you do have to pay attention. There are places that you must watch or you will flip over and there are rocks because...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Amy T
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

We went with 10 families and all had a great time. They made sure we all got tubes and got dropped off together. We had children of all ages as well as adults. Definitely recommend. We also packed lunches and drove through Smoky Mountain and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Stronggirl48
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful scenery and a slow ride down the river with some small rapids to make it interesting. Spots along the way to stop and relax make this 1 1/2 mile journey a perfect way to spend the day. At $10 per person you can ride...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Pbecho
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Too many rafters and the and they leave trash. They also use river for bathroom. Need guides and discipline.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank 7459chef
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

We took our 4 teenagers and we had a blast. Definitely do the upper river which has some rapids. The river was low when we were there so it was slow at times, but very fun. All the tubing companies are the same. We chose...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank kerrie h
Reviewed August 15, 2017

DO NOT BRING KIDS. I can't emphasize this enough. On the very first rapid I witnessed a young girl about 13 y.o flip out backwards, hit her head on the rocks and struggle through the current. Next rapid I saw two kids each about 6-7...More

Date of experience: August 2017
8  Thank berny297
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Easy to pay, sign up, restrooms were nasty, changing room lights were burned out. I should have run. They state anyone 3 and above will be fine. I am not a strong swimmer and when I asked about a life jacket, they were fairly non-commital....More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank JVP1963
Reviewed August 8, 2017

We went tubing again through River Rage about a week ago. I was not able to find a coupon anywhere for them. I also noticed that the competitors in the area had coupons making the rate about $1 different per person. A year ago suggested...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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