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Wild Bear Falls Waterpark

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Address: 915 Westgate Resorts Rd, Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5155
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+1 865-430-4800
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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A mountain-themed, world-class family indoor water park, Wild Bear Falls at...

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.

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Fun for a few hours

We did not have any children with us but, we had a great time. We were given weeklong passes for going on the timeshare tour. We went twice to rest in the lazy river and rest in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 November 2016
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Sanford, North Carolina
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Hayden, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in January 2017 and there was a really cold, rainy day that we took the kids to the Wild Bear Falls Waterpark. It is indoors with a lazy river, water bucket splasher, and a few water slides. The kids had a blast and played here all day while it rained outside. There is a food bar, lockers, and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so nice the kids I went with were 1 and 11 and they had such a fun time there was a lot of sitting areas, water slides ,jacuzzis, space we'll definitely be coming back its nice clean and affordable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have taken my children and family to this place we all loved it the water is great the waterslides are fun and the lazy river and hot tubs wonderful the even have a deli give it a try

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

My 8 year old daughter loves the lazy river and the slides!! She is finally tall enough to ride on them (48 inches) There is a pool with basketball hoops, a play area for little ones, hot tubs and a snack bar. There are a lot of places to sit if you are like me and don't to get in... More 

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Thank RealityEngaged
WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Falls Waterpark, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you and your family enjoyed our water slides and the many activities that we have to offer. We hope to see you again soon! Lissy More 

Titusville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

It was always clean and the life guards were very firm about safety. We were happy to bring the grandchildren here for the week, the 3 year old loved the hot tub area and the 2 year old spent most of his time in the little pool on the slides. We also rode the tubes in the lazy river every... More 

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Falls Waterpark, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our clean facilities and staff. It is great to hear that you visited the water-park throughout your stay. We feel honored that you would return and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Lissy More 

Sanford, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We did not have any children with us but, we had a great time. We were given weeklong passes for going on the timeshare tour. We went twice to rest in the lazy river and rest in the hot tub. Both times, there were very few people in the building. It is not a huge water park so I imagine,... More 

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Falls Waterpark, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. Wild Bear Falls water-park is a great attraction for the entire family to enjoy. We are pleased that you enjoyed our lazy rivers and water slides. We expect all of our staff to be nothing less than friendly and courteous to all of our guests and it is unfortunate to hear that you experienced... More 

Rockford, Tennessee
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We stayed in the resort and took our daughter and grand daughter to the water park. The GREAT thing about this water park is that no matter the weather outside, the park is opened because of the retractable roof. The lazy river is relaxing and fun at the sometime. They have 2 big water slides. Fun for little ones too.

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Thank cstanishia
WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Falls Waterpark, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review. We are thrilled to know that you and your family enjoyed a wonderful visit to our water park. It is certainly our hope that you come back to visit us again soon. Luna More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

My toddler enjoy it for few hours but I will not recommend it if you have kids 10 and above although there are two water slides for them. Also the smell of the chlorine was too much near the entrance. Little ones will enjoy because the pools are mostly 3ft and there is a lazy river.

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Falls Waterpark, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review. We are thrilled to know that you and your family enjoyed a wonderful visit to our water park. It is certainly our hope that you come back to visit us again soon. Luna More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We love visiting Wild Bear Falls. The staff are great. We celebrated a birthday there & loved it! Love the accessibility of the entire space for those with kids of various ages.

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Falls Waterpark, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to visit us! We are excited to hear that you enjoyed such a special occasion at our water-park. The next time you’re in town; we would love to exceed your expectations once again. Lissy More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I wanted to thank April the water aerobics instructor she was awesome and very friendly. I attended two classes this week and really enjoyed it.

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Thank Diane D
WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Falls Waterpark, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our water aerobics class along with our friendly instructor. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Lissy More 

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