Dollywood’s 2020 Season Begins March 14 with Festival of Nations

Dollywood, the theme park that bares singer/songwriter Dolly Parton’s name, opens for its 2020 season on Saturday, March 14, with food, fun, rides, and song and dance. Spanning 150 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood offers more than 40 world class rides, high-energy entertainment, award-winning dining and the “friendliest park atmosphere in the world.” Dollywood wins awards for […]

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The 10 Best Smoky Mountains Towns You Need to Visit
smoky mountains towns

With its signature blue mist and rugged landscape, the Smoky Mountains are a true gem in the South. But hidden throughout this beautiful landscape are dozens of quaint mountainside towns that are perfect for quick trips and weekend getaways. If you’ve ever wanted to visit the Smoky Mountains, read on for our guide to the […]

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7 Reasons to Ditch the Passport and Plan a Smoky Mountain Vacation
sunrise above the peaks of smoky mountains

Longing for an exotic getaway? You imagine some far-flung locale with mystic smoke rising up from a land of lush green vegetation, teeming with wildlife and adventure around every corner. We’ll let you in on a little secret… that bucket-list destination might not be so far after all. Mystic smoke… check. Lush landscape…check. Wildlife galore…check. Non-stop […]

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Summer Getaway Ideas in Pigeon Forge
The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge, TN

  Nestled against the beautiful Smoky Mountains in Tennessee is the town of Pigeon Forge. Long summer days and wide open spaces make this quaint mountain town a popular destination. Whether you’re in need of some rest and relaxation or outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone in Pigeon Forge. Ready to take a trip? Read […]

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: Dollywood Sweeps 2013 Golden Ticket Awards with Five ‘Best of the Best’ Honors

Dollywood won five “best of the best” awards, ranked as finalists in five additional categories and landed two coasters on Amusement Today’s annual Best Steel and Best Wooden Coaster lists at the magazine’s prestigious 2013 Golden Ticket Awards on Saturday, Sept. 7. The awards, presented by trade publication Amusement Today, were handed out at Santa […]

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A Step Closer to Completing the “Missing Link” of the Foothills Parkway from Walland to Wears Valley, Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains National Park celebrated the completion of Bridge 2 on the Foothills Parkway near Wears Valley, TN with a ribbon cutting event on Monday, June 24. The completion of Bridge 2 marks a significant milestone bringing the park one step closer towards finishing the “missing link,” a 1.65-mile section of the Parkway between […]

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Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – Summerlong Extended Operating Hours with Nightly Fireworks, Season-Long Marquee of New Shows Lead the Biggest Entertainment Year In Dollywood’s 28-Year History

From spring’s Cirque Shanghai to Dollywood’s A Christmas Carol, and The Great American Summer in between, Dollywood’s award-winning entertainment takes center stage. Pigeon Forge, TN – March 2013 / Hospitality 1ST / Dollywood treats its 2013 guests to more shows and more time to enjoy them as the Smoky Mountains theme park introduces a spectacular […]

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