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Dollywood

This amusement park owned by country singer Dolly Parton lures fans with its roller coasters and children’s rides, museums and live music and theater shows. 

From adrenalin-pumping roller coasters to kiddie rides, seasonal festivals to live music , museums and historic buildings, find boundless fun for the entire family at the Dollywood theme park. Opened in 1986 by legendary country singer Dolly Parton, Dollywood is the highlight of the trip to Pigeon Forge for many people. It attracts over 2 million visitors per year.

The park spreads across 150 acres (60 hectares), so arrive early in order to see as much of the area as possible. Maps are available at the main entrance to help you plan your day as you explore the park’s 10 themed zones.

Go to the Country Fair for a host of family-friendly attractions or step aboard the Dollywood Express at the Village for a steam train ride around a mountain top. Thrill-seekers can enjoy roller-coaster rides and zip lines in Wilderness Pass or visit Timber Canyon where the Thunderhead ride reaches speeds up to 55 miles (88 kilometers) per hour.

Don’t miss Craftsmans Valley, where you can visit a blacksmith shop, eagle sanctuary and a replica of Tennessee’s first grist mill. Head to Owens Farm to see a reconstruction of Dolly Parton’s childhood home or ride the river rapids. 

Find live entertainment at the Adventures in Imagination and Showstreet venues. Some performances even feature Dolly Parton herself. Find the schedule on the website. Investigate the museums dedicated to gospel music and Dolly Parton’s entertainment career. 

Buy food or drink throughout the park from buffet restaurants to pizza joints or a 1950s-inspired diner.

Dollywood is a short 10-minute drive east from the center of Pigeon Forge. A convenient way to arrive is via the low-cost town trolleys. The park has a large parking lot, which you’ll have to pay to use. Dollywood’s opening times vary throughout the year, so check the park’s official website for full details. You can buy tickets for one day, several days or an entire season. Admission is free for children aged three and under.


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RiverStone Resort & Spa ¥17,134
RiverStone Resort & Spa

RiverStone Resort & Spa

212 Dollywood Ln, Pigeon Forge, TN
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Pigeon Forge hotel is located on the riverwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Patriot Park and Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction. Island at Pigeon Forge and LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Margaritaville Island Inn ¥16,083
    Margaritaville Island Inn

    Margaritaville Island Inn

    2735 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Pigeon Forge, this hotel is steps from Lumberjack Feud and The Comedy Barn Theater. Island at Pigeon Forge and LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge are also within 15 minutes.

      Dollywood's DreamMore Resort ¥22,822
      Dollywood's DreamMore Resort

      Dollywood's DreamMore Resort

      2525 DreamMore Way, Pigeon Forge, TN
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Pigeon Forge resort is located in a national park, within 3 mi (5 km) of Dollywood's Splash Country, Dollywood and Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction. LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

        Twin Mountain Inn & Suites ¥7,181
        Twin Mountain Inn & Suites

        Twin Mountain Inn & Suites

        3929 South River Road, Pigeon Forge, TN
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated on a river, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Island at Pigeon Forge. Dollywood and Titanic Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          Spacious 10BD 6BA in Heart of Smokies
          Spacious 10BD 6BA in Heart of Smokies

          Spacious 10BD 6BA in Heart of Smokies

          1025 Timeless Way, Pigeon Forge, TN
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Pigeon Forge, this cabin is within 1 mi (2 km) of Patriot Park and Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction. Island at Pigeon Forge and LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Cozy Bear Cove #288 by Aunt Bug's Cabin Rentals
            Cozy Bear Cove #288 by Aunt Bug's Cabin Rentals

            Cozy Bear Cove #288 by Aunt Bug's Cabin Rentals

            723 Golf View Boulevard, Pigeon Forge, TN
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Pigeon Forge, this cabin is within 1 mi (2 km) of Patriot Park and Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction. Island at Pigeon Forge and LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Almost Bearadise #289 by Aunt Bug's Cabin Rentals
              Almost Bearadise #289 by Aunt Bug's Cabin Rentals

              Almost Bearadise #289 by Aunt Bug's Cabin Rentals

              841 Golf View Boulevard, Pigeon Forge, TN
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Pigeon Forge, this cabin is within 3 mi (5 km) of Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction, Island at Pigeon Forge, and LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge. Dollywood's Splash Country and The Comedy Barn Theater are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Cozy Bear Cove #288
                Cozy Bear Cove #288

                Cozy Bear Cove #288

                723 Golf View Boulevard, Pigeon Forge, TN
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Pigeon Forge, this cabin is within 1 mi (2 km) of Patriot Park and Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction. Island at Pigeon Forge and LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge are also within 3 mi (5 km).