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“the river”(103 reviews)
“changing rooms”(14 reviews)
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8224 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4302
+1 865-448-6286
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I decided to go tubing at Cowboys so we could tube different part of the river. The staff was friendly, clean changing rooms and restrooms and at $10 a person what a deal. Was informed class 2 rapids try to stay to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Penny F
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We have been coming to Cowboys for years- they are like family. Even down to their 18 year old dog! They have a picnic shaded area we use in between tube floats. We go down the river , eat our lunch and then do it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dentalgal
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

From the time my family and kids (10) and (6) arrived Cowboy Tubbing we were greeted in a promptly manner. The ladies at the front desk were very friendly, pleasant and informative. The kids were fitted with life vests and we went outside to pick...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Melissa C
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We loved our time with Cowboy tubing! $10 for each person. Life jackets are needed for anyone under 13. I would definitely recommend shoes, water shoes would be best! They sell them there or you could bring your own! When you are on the river,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Millytravels
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time. The staff was friendly and helpful. The facility was very clean. The river was great with several rapids. We used a coupon and only paid $8 compared to $15 at other area companies. We will be back.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Shelly N
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time with cowboy tubing. My family and I spent most of the day on the river. They have a small picnic area with tables. Changing rooms also.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cobbws14
Reviewed July 5, 2018

I have lived in Maryville all my life but for some reason never had gone tubing up in Townsend. My wife's family decided to come down and talked about how fun it was so we gave it a try and I'm glad we did! In...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Matt D
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

We are all enjoying the fast and slow of this treasured summer activity. Just enough exercise and relaxation to make a summer memory.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Leslee E
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Stopped to check this off the bucket list ...this place is great some of the nicest folks I have met...their trip down the river is longer and cheaper than anyone else ...they genuinely wanted us to ride as many times as we wanted to and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank jimrF2631PS
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Been to 3 tubing spots this being the 3rd definitely the best spot and the price is even better we went the day after a little rain but there are 3 or 4 good rapids for 10 bucks U can’t beat it we are from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Tonia S
July 17, 2016|
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Response from on2glory | Reviewed this property |
It takes about an hour and 15 minutes.
July 15, 2016|
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Response from Jamie E | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that is correct. The cost is $20 if you do not bring your tube back.
July 15, 2016|
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Response from inglettfamily | Reviewed this property |
I do not think there is a minimum age, however I did overhear the staff talking to another guest who had a toddler. The mother was asking if the child could ride in the tube with her and the staff advised against it but as... More