What do you do if the weather is not great and you have already been to the Wild Waterdome Indoor Waterpark? You take a trip over to the Adventure Forest Wilderness at the Smokies where you will find more to do than you can possibly do in a day. There is so much to do at this Adventure Park that will peak the interest of everyone, no matter what their age.

How big is Adventure Forest?

For an indoor area to accommodate all of the fun and attractions that the Wilderness at the Smokies Adventure Forest has in store for their guests, it cannot be a small area. In reality, you have about 25,000 square feet of space to enjoy the Indoor, dry fun like the Rock Climbing Wall or a Laser light obstacle course. Compare this to a Basketball Court that is about 5600 sq. feet and you could almost fit 5 of them in this building. One of the most popular attractions is the Tree Top Towers where you get to navigate a tough ropes course. This is where you can challenge other members in your family to see who can get through with the best time.

Golf anyone?

Technically it is mini-golf but everyone loves to play and with 2 different courses, it won’t get old during your visit. Take in the fun glow in the dark course or a full 18 hole course that runs outside around the Lake Wilderness Water Park. You will want to play them both to get the full experience during your visit.

Pricing and Passes

You should know that there are additional fees to get into the Adventure Forest. As a guest, you are able to get Day Passes or Stay Passes. The difference is minimal so if you are planning to stay for a few days, you will probably want to get Stay Passes for the trip. The other important tip is that anyone is able to visit the Adventure Forest Park, not just guests. They will only allow non-guests if there is ample availability but this is very different from the Water Parks where only guests have access. Individual attractions can be purchased but it is much cheaper to get a pass in the long run.

Be Aware

If you get a day or stay pass, it does not include these attractions:

Cataloochee Creek Mini-Golf
Fury in the Forest Laser Tag
Mega Arcade

Each of these attractions must be purchased separately.

Ropes Course the Tree Top Towers will strap you in and let you have fun at Wilderness at the Smokies
  • Height Requirement: 42″ Min and under 48″ accompanied by adult
  • Weight Requirement: Max of 300 lbs
  • Shoes: Closed Toe Shoes Required

Tree Top Towers

Get off the ground for a while and enjoy looking down on everyone below with the Tree Top Towers adventure. This is a Ropes course that is fun for the whole family. Suit up in a harness for safety and have the time of you life.

  • In-Air Lily Pads
  • Cargo Nets
  • Balance Beam
  • Rope Bridge

Conquer your fears and climb this wall of Mount Wild Adventure Forest
  • Height Requirement: 36″ Minimum
  • Weight Requirement: 40 lbs Min and 275 lbs Max

Mount Wild

Rock Climbing anyone? This indoor rock climbing wall is well suited for those who want a challenge. There are many different levels to choose from and even the option to challenge someone else to a climbing competition. Either way, it is something to try.

  • Safety Harness
  • Up to 4 can climb at a time
Toddler climbing and fun zone Wilderness at the Smokies
  • Height Requirement: 36″ Minimum
  • Weight Requirement: Not Listed

Cubs Climbing Den

If you have little ones with you, they might not be ready for some of the other adventures but that is okay, the Cubs Climbing Den is built just for them. This interactive clubhouse provides hours of fun.

  • Tube Slides
  • Climbing Ropes
  • Portholes
  • Observation Bubble

Family excitement with Fury in the Forest Laser Tag Game
  • Height Requirement: 42″ Minimum
  • Weight Requirement: None Listed

Fury in the Forest

Grab you laser and suit up for an exciting time of laser tag with your family and friends. Plenty of places to lie in wait while you take out the passers by. Prove you are the best by not hiding but go after everyone else.

  • Laser Tag Game
  • Ramps and Barrels
  • Plenty of space to hide

Laser Obstacle fun for the kids at the Wilderness Smokies lodge
  • Height Requirement: None Listed
  • Weight Requirement: None Listed


An obstacle course with lasers? Yes, that is right, but it is a very safe experience. In a normal course you might be able to bump around to get through but you can’t beat the lasers. Twist and turn your way through this course to show who is the most skilled.

  • Laser Obstacle Course
  • Beat the light to get to the end

Inside Mini-Golf course with Black Light and many glow in the dark features
  • Height Requirement: Under 36″ Accompanied by adult
  • Weight Requirement: None Listed

Moonshine Run

While it is not completely dark, the black light shining on the illuminated surfaces will give you a different feel for playing mini-golf. This indoor 9 hole course will be a challenge anyone.

  • 9 Indoor Mini-Golf Course
  • Lit with Black lights
  • Plenty of obstacles to putt around

Take on 18 Adventure Holes of Mini-Golf at the Wilderness at the Smokies
  • Height Requirement: Under 36″ Accompanied by adult
  • Weight Requirement: None Listed

Cataloochee Creek

Have you been inside long enough but still don’t really want to get wet. The Cataloochee Creek Mini-Golf course is where you should go next. This 18 hole course is set around the Lake Wilderness Outdoor Waterpark.

  • 18 Hole outdoor Mini-Golf Course
  • Near Lake Wilderness Waterpark
  • Family Fun for hours of enjoyment
4 Lanes of Mini-Bowling Fun at Wilderness at the Smokies
  • Height Requirement: Under 36″ Accompanied by adult
  • Weight Requirement: None Listed

Howlin’ Hound Dog Alley

Take to the lanes and have a great time at Mini-Bowling. If you are not familiar with this type of bowling, it is just like normal bowling except the pins and balls are smaller. This makes it much easier on the kids and more fun than you could ever imagine.

  • 4 Lanes of Mini-Bowling
  • Keep score to see who wins
  • Small bowling balls and pins

Over 100 Games to choose from at the Mega Arcate Adventure Forest
  • Height Requirement: None Listed
  • Weight Requirement: None Listed

Mega Arcade

You might not have ever seen an arcade of this size, at least not at a resort. There are over 100 different Games to keep the kids busy but you might actually find yourself playing some of them as well.

  • Over 100 Games
  • Win Tickets for Prizes
Ride up and down this 25 foot drop ride Daredevils Drop at the Adventure Forest
  • Height Requirement: 36″ Minimum
  • Weight Requirement: None Listed

Daredevils Drop

This is the only true ride in the Adventure Park but the little ones will want to ride again and again. Up they go to about 25 fee and here comes the drop. Squeals and Screams will be heard as the kids have a great time on this ride.

  • 7 Little Guests at a time
  • Takes the riders up 25 feet and then descends quickly