New Smokies Attraction Makes for Family-Friendly Meetings in Tennessee

A new multi-million dollar indoor fun park — Adventure Forest — is celebrating its first fall and winter seasons at Wilderness at the Smokies resort in Sevierville, Tenn., it announced last week.

Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the new attraction is adjacent to a 200,000-square-foot conference, convention and event center, making it an ideal destination for family-friendly meetings. Opened in March 2012, it provides families with climate-controlled indoor entertainment options, including mini-bowling, a 23-foot climbing wall, black light mini-golf, a three-story ropes course, an enclosed laser tag arena, more than 100 arcade games and a laser maze — all of which complement an adjacent indoor water park, Wild WaterDome, that includes a 10,000-square-foot wave pool, a number of large water slides, a surfing simulator and a special Foil Tec roof that makes indoor tanning possible year round.

"There is absolutely nothing like Adventure Forest anywhere in this region," said Wilderness at the Smokies General Manager Steve Cruz. "If it were a standalone attraction, it would be an amazing addition to the local tourism market — but when combined with everything Wilderness already offers on property, we have further cemented ourselves as the premier year-round destination in the Smokies."