What’s New in The Smokies

Sevierville, TN Offers Exciting New Activities for Late 2022

Summer fun is in full swing with plenty to see and do. From shopping and restaurants to outdoor adventure and family fun attractions, Sevierville is quickly becoming a go-to destination in the Smoky Mountains. Later this summer, the town will unveil even more to experience. Make plans now for a vacation the whole family will love.

Race on The Edge at Soaky Mountain

Soaky Mountain Waterpark is adding a new attraction for 2022, a first-of-its-kind dual water coaster called “The Edge.” This thrill slide is set to open in July and pits riders against one another on side-by-side slides for a fun race to the finish. The 50-acre park also features a massive wave pool, waterslides, and family-friendly activities – perfect for a day (or two) of fun. Just across the street, Soaky Mountain’s sister property, Wilderness at the Smokies, is a family-friendly waterpark resort with over 700 rooms plus indoor and outdoor waterparks that are included with your stay.

Ride up to skyland ranch

Set to open in the late summer of 2022, SkyLand Ranch invites guests to ride a scenic chairlift to a hilltop farm where a mile-long mountain coaster, suspension bridge, canopy walks, foods, shops, and more await. SkyLand Ranch will also be home to a variety of rescued animals including miniature cows and donkeys.

Regeneration + Education: Axolotls at Rainforest Adventures

You may know the Axolotl from the popular video game, Minecraft. But did you know that the Axolotl is found in only one place on earth and can regenerate its body parts – including its jaws, spine, and even brain?! Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo features a spectacular Axolotl exhibit to share the story of these incredible animals. The zoo has plans to expand its current exhibit later this year into what will be North America’s largest Axolotl exhibit. Rainforest Adventures is focused on conservation and preservation and gives guests a chance to get up close and personal with some of the most unique creatures in the world – including lemurs, giant turtles, rare Golden Headed Lion Tamarins, and more.

Enjoy the Hops at Iron Forge Brewery

For food and craft brews, Iron Forge Brewery is set to open this summer in Sevierville. Helmed by award-winning Brazilian brewmaster Herus Schultz, the new brewery can make up to 30,000 barrels of beer annually and will feature a warm and inviting dining experience with a traditional American menu of appetizers, burgers, entrees, and kid-friendly options, plus Brazilian menu items. Located on the banks of the Little Pigeon River, the restaurant will have an indoor tasting room, outdoor patio, and enclosed beer garden with dramatic views of Mt. LeConte.

Play (& Stay) at Sanctuary Treehouse Resort

Sanctuary Treehouse Resort is set to open its first phase of development in the late summer of 2022. This unique Sevierville lodging property will be the firstever treehouse resort in the Smoky Mountains. Located on 40 acres situated on two golf courses in the Smokies, Sanctuary Treehouse Resort features three types of treehouse rentals that sleep from two to six guests and feature working amenities like spiral slides, telescopes, escape hatches, rope climbs, and more. The resort will be accessible by golf cart and future amenities to be added include walking trails, an enchanted forest for group events, and much more. For more information about everything there is to see and do in Sevierville now and what will be opening soon, go online to VisitSevierville.com.

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