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“Great staff”

Wild Bear Falls Waterpark
Ranked #28 of 109 things to do in Gatlinburg
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Owner description: A mountain-themed, world-class family indoor water park, Wild Bear Falls at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, features a state-of-the-art retractable roof, taking Mother Nature out of the equation! Guests can enjoy comfortable conditions year round. Imagine splashing in the heated water when it's freezing outside! At more than 60,000 square feet, Wild Bear Falls is the largest indoor water park resort in the South and the fifth largest in the country. A total of 300,000 gallons of water flow through Wild Bear Falls daily. An idyllic break for both parents and kids, Wild Bear Falls offers an atmosphere that sets aside bonding time and a safe, supervised yet independent kid-friendly atmosphere that allows parents a chance to relax with children visible nearby. Lodging and accommodations are available at both Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort and River Terrace Resort. Attractions at Wild Bear Falls include a lazy river, a variety of different slides, an amazing treehouse play feature that dumps gallons of water periodically and more. Plus, a snack bar.
Jonesboro, Arkansas
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

We really loved it, our toddler really really loved it. The staff was so very nice and helpful. The tunnels were my kids favorite but the outdoor hot tub was mine. My 9 year old got sick so we had to leave early but I think we could have made it an all day thing if he hadn't have gotten sick.

Visited December 2012
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Falls Waterpark, responded to this review, February 22, 2016
Thank you for posting a review of your visit. We hope you are able to revisit us to see what new and exciting changes we have made.

Ray
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Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great way to spend the day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

The indoor/outdoor hot tub was perfect even in December. The lazy river water was too cold for my liking, I bet it would be great during the summer when the roof is open though. The water was ice cold where the big bucket dumps on you, which is ironic because its a kiddie area. Nonetheless, we look forward to going back in the summer.

Visited December 2012
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5 Thank Mamaof03
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Falls Waterpark, responded to this review, February 22, 2016
Thank you for posting a review of your visit. We hope you are able to revisit us to see what new and exciting changes we have made.

Ray
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Delmar, Maryland
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great year round”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Not busy during the off season which makes for a great experience with no waiting. Indoor so you can visit no matter what the weather and temperature outside is.

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Joshua K
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Falls Waterpark, responded to this review, February 22, 2016
Thank you for posting a review of your visit. We hope you are able to revisit us to see what new and exciting changes we have made.

Ray
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Louisiana
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fun even in the cold”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is a great place for adults and kids. You gotta go see this waterpark. The jacuzzis are great and the water-slides are a must! To have a huge bucket of water splash on you makes it even more fun! Try the lazy river, it is so relaxing!!

Visited October 2012
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Thank Legs2938
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Falls Waterpark, responded to this review, February 22, 2016
Thank you for posting a review of your visit. We hope you are able to revisit us to see what new and exciting changes we have made.

Ray
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Newland, North Carolina, United States
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good for kids 10 and under”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Very nice waterpark. I have an 8 year old and a 12 year old. They both had fun but my 12 year old got bored pretty fast. Better for younger children. I do think that it is crazy that you have to pay the same amount to enter the park and watch your kids. Other than that it was a nice place. Probally won't return due to the price.

Visited November 2012
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Falls Waterpark, responded to this review, February 22, 2016
Thank you for posting a review of your visit. We hope you are able to revisit us to see what new and exciting changes we have made.

Ray
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