A 150-acre, theme park in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, Dollywood offers an exciting day of adventure and fun for the entire family. Dollywood is an award-winning, mountain-themed, amusement park featuring more than 40 electrifying rides and amazing, fun-filled attractions.
Designed to blend into the scenic Great Smoky Mountain setting, the amusement park has several thrilling roller coasters and rip-roaring water rides for the more adventurous members of the family.
Roller coaster enthusiasts visiting the Smokies will definitely enjoy a day on the myriad of coasters at Dollywood including the Tennessee Tornado (an exciting, triple-loop coaster), Thunderhead (a bone-rattlin' wooden coaster), Blazing Fury (indoor coaster), Mystery Mine (steel coaster) and the Wild Eagle (the park's new steel wing coaster).
While smaller kids won't be able to ride some of the more intense attractions, the theme park offers a number of rides that the entire family can enjoy. At Dollywood, the little ones in the family will also find a myriad of exciting rides designed specifically for them.
At Dollywood you'll also discover exciting, water attractions including the Mountain Slidewinder (water toboggan), Daredevil Falls (67 ft drop at 50 mph), Smoky Mountain River Rampage (white water rafting adventure) and the River Battle (raft ride with water soaker guns).
The kids young and old alike will also enjoy more traditional family-favorites at Dollywood including the Demolition Derby (bumper cars), Scrambler (twists & turns), Waltzing Swinger (high gliding swings) and the Wonder Wheel (60 ft tall Ferris Wheel).
And of course, don't forget the Dollywood Express. The park's very own steam engine takes you on a scenic 5-mile excursion through the Smokies.
In addition to all the exciting rides, Dollywood is home to a myriad of family-friendly attractions including the Eagle Mountain Sanctuary (30,000 sq ft aviary with bald eagles), Smoky Mountain Home (a 2 room replica of Dolly's childhood home), Calico Falls Schoolhouse (an 1890's 1 room schoolhouse) and much more.
Master craftsmen and artisans will be putting on daily demonstrations. Stop by the blacksmith's shop as he creates hand-forged steel items. Other popular demonstrations include candle making, glass blowing and wood carving.
Looking to take some great Smoky Mountain crafts back home with you? Stop by Dollywood arts & crafts shops including the Blacksmith & Foundry, Custom Glassworks, Grist Mill, Mountain Slate Works, Old Flames Candle Shop, Rainbow Glass Factory, Smoky Creek Leather, Valley Carriage Works and the Woodcarving Shop.
A shopper's paradise, Dollywood has over 35 unique shops with home furnishing, specialty apparel, and more. Shops include the Dollywood Emporium, A Touch of Ireland, AEF Eagle's Nest Shop, Be Attitudes, Cas Walker's Store, Costner & Sons Magic Shop, Dolly's Closet, Wild Eagle, Gazebo Gifts, Granny Owens Toys, Gadgets, & Tools, Hillside General Store, Kaman's Airbrush Shoppe, Kaman's Art Shoppes, Kringle Kids Shopping Mall, Lucky 7 Mine, Old Time Flashbulb Photos, Personalized Memories Craft Shop, Ranger's Supply, Rivertown Trading, Temple's Warehouse and Dry Goods, The Batter's Box, The Mine Shaft, Uncle Bill's Valley Music Shop and the White Water Nature Shop.
Don't worry about going hungry, at Dollywood you'll find an array of dining options from full service restaurants to fast food joints. Park eateries include Aunt Granny's All-You-Care-To-Eat Buffet, the Grandstand Cafe, Miss Lillian's Chicken House, Hickory House BBQ, Big Skillet, Red's Drive-in, LumberJack's Pizza, World Passport To Food, Granny Ogle's Ham N' Beans, Miss Lillian's BBQ Corner, Sausage Works, Victoria's Pizza, Dogs n' Taters, Mini Melts, Country Cookers Kettle Korn, Spotlight Bakery, Crossroads Funnel Cakes, the Sweet Shoppe and more.
Dollywood is home to some of the best festivals in the south including the ever-popular Festival of Nations (entertainment from around the world), Barbeque & Bluegrass (great music and delicious food), National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration (free gospel concerts plus handmade arts & crafts) and the award-winning Smoky Mountain Christmas (exciting Christmas shows and an amazing light display).
Located next to Dollywood, you'll find Dollywood's Splash Country, an exciting water park. Nestled on 35 scenic acres, the award-winning water park features a myriad of slides and attractions for the entire family. In addition to exciting slides, Dollywood's Splash Country is home to Tennessee's first water coaster, a huge wave pool, a large lagoon style pool, a multi-level interactive water adventure, a lazy river and interactive play areas for the kids.
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