Dollywood is 1.5 mi. n.e. off US 441 at 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd. The 150-acre theme park evokes the homespun fun and traditions of the Smoky Mountains. Conceived and operated by Dolly Parton, the Smoky Mountains family adventure offers craft demonstrations, award-winning entertainment, five seasonal festivals and more than 40 rides and attractions. The Wild Eagle steel wing coaster, the Thunderhead wooden coaster, Whistle Punk Chaser junior roller coaster, SkyZip, a coal-fired steam train ride, the FireChaser Express coaster that launches passengers backward and forward, various water rides and a large aviary dedicated to eagles are popular. Visitors also will enjoy Drop Line, a 200-foot-tall free-fall attraction.
The Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame recounts the origins of Southern Gospel music and highlights its most influential songwriters and performers. Chasing Rainbows traces Dolly's rise to stardom. Live performances take place daily.
Allow a full day.
Food is available.