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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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Black Fox Lodge

Black Fox Lodge

3171 Parkway, Pigeon Forge
4.7
of 5, from 190 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the Strip, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Xtreme Racing Center and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Dollywood. Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf and Fantasy Golf are also within 10 minutes.

$41
Tennessee Mountain Lodge

Tennessee Mountain Lodge

3571 Parkway, Pigeon Forge
3.5
of 5, from 135 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Pigeon Forge, this motel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Big Top Arcade and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Dollywood. Patriot Park and Fantasy Golf are also within 15 minutes.

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

1624 Racoon Den Way, Pigeon Forge
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Pigeon Forge, this historic cabin is within 3 mi (5 km) of Dollywood, Dollywood's Splash Country, and Parrot Mountain and Gardens. Patriot Park and Big Top Arcade are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Log Heaven At Golf View by RedAwning

Log Heaven At Golf View by RedAwning

741 Golf View Boulevard, Pigeon Forge
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Pigeon Forge, this cabin is within 1 mi (2 km) of Patriot Park and Dollywood. Big Top Arcade and Fantasy Golf are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$68
Best Western Toni Inn

Best Western Toni Inn

3810 Parkway, Pigeon Forge
4.1
of 5, from 271 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated on the Strip, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Big Top Arcade and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Dollywood. Patriot Park and Fantasy Golf are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Dollys Dream 284 by RedAwning

Dollys Dream 284 by RedAwning

739 Golf View Blvd, Pigeon Forge
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Pigeon Forge, this cabin is within 1 mi (2 km) of Patriot Park and Dollywood. Big Top Arcade and Fantasy Golf are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Near Dollywood IN Pigeon Forge!!!

Near Dollywood IN Pigeon Forge!!!

818 Golf View Boulevard, Pigeon Forge
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Pigeon Forge, this romantic condo is within 1 mi (2 km) of Patriot Park and Dollywood. Big Top Arcade and Fantasy Golf are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Almost Bearadise 289 by RedAwning

Almost Bearadise 289 by RedAwning

841 Golf View Blvd, Pigeon Forge
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Pigeon Forge, this cabin is within 1 mi (2 km) of Patriot Park and Dollywood. Big Top Arcade and Fantasy Golf are also within 2 mi (3 km).