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Dollywood

Key information

Location:
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

Operator:
Dolly Parton and Herschend Family Entertainment

Official website:
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Co-owned by country music star Dolly Parton and Herschend Family Entertainment, Dollywood is located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. While the park is home to a museum featuring exhibits that celebrate Parton's career, its main offerings are more traditional theme park attractions. This includes the impressive Mystery Mine roller coaster, the Barnstormer "Screamin' Swing" ride and the first Bolliger & Mabillard Wing Rider coaster in the US, Wild Eagle. The park's emphasis on immersive theming extends to its variety of restaurants, many of which offer traditional Southern fare.

History: The park was originally opened in 1961 as Rebel Railroad, featuring a steam train (now the Dollywood Express) and a handful of themed stores. After being renamed as Goldrush Junction in 1970, it was acquired by Herschend Family Entertainment in 1976. It was rebranded once more as Silver Dollar City Tennessee, becoming a sister park to the original Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. A decade later, Parton came on board, and the park is now home to a variety of musical festivals throughout the year.

Top Rides and Shows:

Lightning Rod
Your rating: None (9 votes)
2 reviews
FireChaser Express
Your rating: None (14 votes)
0 reviews
Smoky Mountain Home
Your rating: None (3 votes)
0 reviews
Dollywood Express
Your rating: None (16 votes)
1 review
Mountain Slidewinder
Your rating: None (17 votes)
0 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Grist Mill
Your rating: None (9 votes)
0 reviews
Lumber Jack's Pizza
Your rating: None (6 votes)
0 reviews
Spotlight Bakery
Your rating: None (6 votes)
0 reviews
Granny Ogle's Ham N' Beans
Your rating: None (8 votes)
0 reviews
Hickory House Bar-B-Q
Your rating: None (7 votes)
0 reviews

More information:

New attraction opening dates
Find out the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new rides at Dollywood.

Refurbishment schedule
Check for any scheduled temporary ride closures at Dollywood.

Latest News:

This month brings a pair of big updates from Universal Studios Hollywood, plus new information about upcoming rides at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Dollywood and more!

There are some amazing new roller coasters coming to theme parks during 2014 - find out the details and latest updates on 6 of the most exciting.

Dollywood has released a stunning new animated video showing off the full ride experience for the FireChaser Express roller coaster, which will open in 2014.

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