Dollywood

Dollywood, Tennessee’s most visited theme park and a favorite attraction for Smoky Mountain visitors of all ages is the innovative musical theme park created by country music legend Dolly Parton.

Designed to showcase the rich heritage of the Appalachian mountain area where Dolly was born and raised, Dollywood features lively music, spectacular shows, thrilling amusement park rides all packed into 10 themed areas. More than 2 million visitors each year visit Dollywood’s Showstreet, Rivertown Junction, Craftsmen’s Valley, The Village, The Country Fair, Timber Canyon, Jukebox Junction, Dreamland Forest, Adventures in Imagination and the Wilderness Pass.

Activities Just For Kids – Kids will love the 60-animal carousel, Dolly’s Demolition Derby bumper cars, the Dollywood Express authentic steam engine, Rockin’ Roadway, Tennessee Twister tilt-a-whirl ride and Wonder Wheel, and a 60-foot-tall ferris wheel. The park’s nearby Splash Country Water Adventure Park features amazing waterslides, interactive children’s water play areas, a lazy river ride, huge wave pool and more.

Live Performances Every Day – The park is also the home of the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame & Museum; as well as a number of live special events including the Dollywood Festival of the Nations in April, KidsFest in the summer, Harvest Celebration in September and Smoky Mountain Christmas in November. Dollywood’s Showcase of Stars features summer concerts from some of country music’s top superstars.

The Smoky Mountains offer the perfect backdrop to enjoy Dollywood’s never-ending live performances including:

The Great American Country Show
– GACTV and Dollywood team up to present this 40-minute show featuring six singers and a six-piece band showcasing country music favorites

Appalachian Christmas – An acoustic Christmas at the Back Porch Theater

Bluegrass Performers – A music-filled festival features 16 days and over 250 free concerts, all included with Dollywood admission

Carol of the Trees – Each night thousands of lights synchronize with holiday music to transform Dollywood’s Rivertown Lake into a “seasonal symphony for the senses”

Christmas in the Smokies – Dollywood’s musical Christmas tradition features a 12-member cast performing hometown holiday favorites that celebrate the joy of the season

The Kingdom Heirs – Celebrate a Southern Gospel Christmas as the Kingdom Heirs keep your spirits high with your favorite Christmas hymns and songs

Country Crossroads
– A cast of six performers highlights a variety of musical styles including traditional, classic and contemporary sounds that continue to shape today’s country music

Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors – A spectacular nightly fireworks display across the sky above Dollywood.