Owner:Wilderness Development Corp.
Size:60,000 square feet
Staff:Approximately 500, peak season
Wilderness Resort is located in Sevierville, Tenn., known as the gateway to the Smoky Mountains. It now includes approximately 1,500 guest rooms and the Wild Waterdome, a 6-acre, indoor waterpark.
There are also two outdoor waterparks — Salamander Springs
and Lake Wilderness — and two arcades, as well as meeting
space at the adjacent Sevierville Events Center. New this year is
an outdoor minigolf course. Wilderness at the Smokies is part of
Bridgemont, a 1,000-acre development that includes Eagle’s
Ridge championship golf course. Planned additions include a 75-acre
shopping, dining and entertainment complex.