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5 Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains in Summer to Cool Off

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May 31, 2019

When you want a break from the heat during the summer months in the Smoky Mountains, there are plenty of easy ways to cool off while staying in a cabin with us! Our affordable cabins are just minutes away from several fun and refreshing options to beat the heat on a warm summer afternoon! Here are 5 things to do in the Smoky Mountains in summer to cool off:

1. Visit Dollywood’s Splash Country

dollywood's splash country sign

One of the best things to do in the Smoky Mountains to cool off this summer is take a trip to Dollywood’s Splash Country ! This 35-acre waterpark has fun water activities for all ages, ranging from a relaxing lazy river attraction to thrilling water slides! If you have toddlers in your family, they will love splashing around in Little Creek Falls or exploring the interactive elements of the Cascades lagoon style pool. Older kids and teens can also get into the action with slides such as the Big Bear Plunge, Fire Tower Falls, Mountain Scream, and the Slick Rock Racer!

2. Go Snow Tubing at Pigeon Forge Snow

If you thought that snow tubing was just a winter activity, just wait until you step through the doors of Pigeon Forge Snow ! This indoor snow tubing facility is the first indoor snow park in the country and offers an entire hillside of snow tubing hills that are open all year long! Since the temperature inside is kept between a comfortable 60 to 70 degrees, you can just come as you are, even if you are dressed in shorts and a t-shirt! Pigeon Forge Snow also features a Snow Play area where you can build snowmen and snow forts, so be sure to visit this attraction when you want to cool off!

3. Enjoy Ice Skating at Ober Gatlinburg

girl in short sleeves and shorts ice skating

Another one of the best things to do in the Smoky Mountains during a summer vacation is to go ice skating at Ober Gatlinburg ! While this mountaintop amusement park has plenty of awesome outdoor activities, the indoor ice arena is open year round and is the perfect way to stay cool on a hot day! The large ice skating rink features a handrail that goes around the perimeter, which makes it perfect for both beginner and professional skaters. Admission to ice skating at Ober Gatlinburg comes complete with rental skates, and kids under 5 are admitted for free with an adult!

4. Ride the Blaster Boats at The Track Pigeon Forge

Experience an action-packed battle where you might just get soaked on the Blaster Boats at The Track Pigeon Forge ! This bumper boat style attraction takes the fun to the next level by featuring water cannons in each boat! You can battle your family and friends by soaking them with sprays of water, which feels great on a hot summer afternoon! There are also water cannons posted along the perimeter of the pool, so don’t be surprised if you are drenched by the end of your ride!

5. Stay in Our Cabins with Indoor Pools

indoor pool Cajun Castle cabin

The easiest thing to do in the Smoky Mountains to stay cool during the summer season is stay in one of our cabins with indoor pools! These amazing cabins offer a private place for you and your family to swim during your vacation, and you don’t even have to worry about getting a sunburn! After enjoying the pool, you can simply toss your wet bathing suits into the cabin’s laundry facilities so they are dry for your next swimming session! These cabins provide hours of entertainment and provide the perfect way to enhance your summer vacation!

Check out all our cabins in the Smoky Mountains today to plan your summer adventure to the Smokies! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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