Owner:Wilderness Development Corp.

Year opened:2008

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.