A Holly Dolly Pigeon Forge Vacation

It’s no secret that Pigeon Forge loves Dolly Parton, and she returns the love right back to the city! Dolly has added her special touch to Pigeon Forge for many years, and each year gets better and better. She is an iconic figure in the city and you will quickly see why with her entertainment, dining, and lodging options. Here are the ways you can experience everything Dolly Parton on your next visit.


Wildwood Grove

Dollywood has been around since the 1980’s and has grown into an award-winning park through the years with its rides, entertainment, and dining options. The park hosts many different festivals and events throughout the year, including Smoky Mountain Christmas where the park is lit up with millions of lights and celebrates the true meaning of Christmas. Dolly recently announced their biggest expansion in history, Wildwood Grove, which will open in 2019 and show “the natural beauty of the Smokies combined with the power of pure imagination.” Once you enter through the 55-foot tall Wildwood Tree, you will find music, six unique thrill rides, a splash pad, and more. At night the Wildwood Tree will light up for more added fun to the area. Dollywood is definitely a must-do when you visit Pigeon Forge!


Splash Country Dollywood’s Splash Country, a water park settled in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains, is a great place for your family to stay cool this summer. The park opens in May and closes around Labor Day. There are family raft rides as well as thrill-seeking slides, and even Little Creek Falls which has plenty of water activities for the little ones. Pro Tip: Rent a canopy for a perfect spot to rest and take a break from the sun.


Dolly keeps the entertainment going with her two unique dinner shows. Dolly Parton’s Stampede is the “most fun Stampede place to eat in the Smokies!” You will start off with a four-course meal, and then be entertained by a friendly competition between the North and the South. The show features amazing stunt riders along with plenty of lights, music, and comedy. It is an experience to remember! Celebration! Dinner Show is her newest venture in Pigeon Forge. This show offers high-flying acrobatics and musical numbers along with comedy and of course, a delicious four-course meal complete with a special dessert. It will end with a finale that will have you “celebrating” fun for days!


Make your stay in Pigeon Forge memorable by staying at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa or Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins. DreamMore Resort and Spa was rated #1 Best Theme Park Resort by USA Today 10Best! Guests receive complimentary transportation to and from Dollywood and Splash Country as well as a free TimeSaver pass so you spend less time in line for the rides. Kids will enjoy nightly storytelling around the fireplace, the onsite playground, and of course, the indoor and outdoor pools. The spa is full service and is the perfect place for pampering and relaxation. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins offer a welcoming Smoky Mountain feel and are perfect for families or big groups. You will love sitting in the hot tub on your porch while soaking up the fresh mountain air. Guests will receive free parking at Dollywood and Splash Country as well as discounted TimeSaver passes.

Experience all things Dolly on your next visit to Pigeon Forge!