The Ultimate Guide To Dollywood
Dollywood is a theme park, named after its co-owner and country superstar Dolly Parton, located in the Knoxville-Smoky Mountains metroplex in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Besides the typical thrill rides, Dollywood features some traditional crafts and music of the Smoky Mountains area and hosts several concerts and musical events throughout the year. It’s also home to the Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame.
Address: 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, Entrance Fee: There are multiple options, find more here
Must See And Do in Dollywood
Themed Areas: There are around eleven different themed areas: Show street, Timber Canyon, Rivertown Junction, Craftsman’s Valley, The Village, Country Fair, Wilderness Pass, and the Jukebox Junction; representing various historical eras and cultures of Tennessee.
The Rides: You will find all the classic amusement park rides, including roller coasters, giant swing, bumper cars, carousels, twisty teacups, and much more. If you’re really into roller coasters, I suggest you check out – FireChaser Express, Lightning Rod, Tennessee Tornado, and Wild Eagle.
Dollywood Express Train Ride: The Dollywood Express steam engine, an authentic 110-ton coal-fired steam engine, takes you back in time on a breathtaking five-mile ride through a portion of the Great Smoky Mountains. The train ride offers relaxed seating, breathtaking views of the area, and departing at the top of every hour for a thirty-minute memorable train ride.
Live Music and Performance: There are a lot of live shows and entertainment in the park, including live bands, music, comedy shows, theater, and more. I recommend checking the event calendar or getting a brochure while entering the park and plan out your day accordingly.
Other Dollywood Attractions
These attractions require a separate ticket and not included in Dollywood theme park tickets.
Splash Country: Right next to Dollywood theme park, there’s Dollywood’s Splash Country featuring several water attractions, including thrill rides and poolside lounges. It’s a popular water park, Open mid-May through Labor Day, offers 16 different water experiences.
Dolly Parton’s Stampede: Thrilling horse-riding stunts, spectacular special effects, phenomenal musical productions along with a mouth-watering four-course meal.
Pirates Voyage: Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show is simply amazing! You get to enjoy a four-course meal, and at the same time, you get to watch the famous pirate, Blackbeard, and his quartermaster, Calico Jack, lead their crews in a battle above full-sized pirate ships. I was amazed by the stunts, special effects, birds, and so much more. This dinner show is also available in Myrtle Beach, SC.
This is a magical place, fun for the entire family, and I highly recommend visiting Dollywood in Tennessee, you can find more on the official website – Dollywood.
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