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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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Margaritaville Island Inn $199
Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019
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Margaritaville Island Inn

Margaritaville Island Inn

2735 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
     
    4.7 of 5
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    The property is very well maintained however we could not enjoy the balcony for the Spiders and cobwebs. This was not an issue because there was so much to do.

    Dollywood's DreamMore Resort $219
    Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019
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    Dollywood's DreamMore Resort

    Dollywood's DreamMore Resort

    2525 DreamMore Way, Pigeon Forge, TN
       
      4.7 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Complimentary life jackets and pool towels. Poolside service for drinks and food. Restaurant was excellent.

      NEW HOT Tub! Cozy & Perfect For A Romantic Getaway!
      Reviewed on Dec 24, 2018
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      NEW HOT Tub! Cozy & Perfect For A Romantic Getaway!

      NEW HOT Tub! Cozy & Perfect For A Romantic Getaway!

      Pigeon Forge, TN
         
        4.8 of 5
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        It was nice

        Best Western Toni Inn $110
        Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019
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        Best Western Toni Inn

        Best Western Toni Inn

        3810 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
           
          4.2 of 5
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          I love the two pools. My only complaint would be that the inside pool was dirty and there was standing water on the floor of the inside pool room.

          Tennessee Mountain Lodge $51
          Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019
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          Tennessee Mountain Lodge

          Tennessee Mountain Lodge

          3571 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
             
            3.8 of 5
            2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            It was a great location an clean an reasonably priced. Staff was great.

            Brand NEW Luxury Cabin Next TO Dollywood/hot-tub
            Brand NEW Luxury Cabin Next TO Dollywood/hot-tub

            Brand NEW Luxury Cabin Next TO Dollywood/hot-tub

            Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
               
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              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).

              Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Pigeon Forge $59
              Reviewed on Jun 9, 2019
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              Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Pigeon Forge

              Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Pigeon Forge

              3206 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
                 
                3.3 of 5
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                I liked the proximity to Gatlinburg/Smoky Mountains. I liked that a free breakfast was included. The carpets are in a huge need to be replaced. My girlfriend and I kept noticing our feet were dirty. We took a towel and rubbed it on the floor. Dirty...

                Luxury, Affordable, and Convenient to Dollywood Theme Park
                Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018
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                Luxury, Affordable, and Convenient to Dollywood Theme Park

                Luxury, Affordable, and Convenient to Dollywood Theme Park

                Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
                   
                  4.4 of 5
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                  OUR STAY WAS VERY NICE. VERY CLEAN CABIN