Fodor's Expert Review Dollywood

Pigeon Forge Amusement Park/Water Park Fodor's Choice

Since 1986, more than 2 million visitors a year have walked through the gates of Dollywood for its family-focused theme-park entertainment. It started as a tiny attraction featuring Klondike Katie (a coal-fired steam train), a general store, a blacksmith shop, and a saloon, but now has expanded to more than 150 acres with millions spent on additions and improvements. You can still ride a steam locomotive, catch a live show at the Back Porch Theater, visit old buildings, and ride the Smoky Mountain River Rampage—or head for the newest thrill ride, the Family FireChaser Express dual-launch coaster, which is a huge dollop of frosting on a tasty array of attractions, live shows, dining, shopping, and crafts displays. Wheelchairs and electric convenience vehicles are available to rent—reserve online 48 hours in advance.

Amusement Park/Water Park Fodor's Choice Family

Quick Facts

2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee  37863, USA

865-428–9488

www.dollywood.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $58, Park hours vary by season and according to weather; call or visit website for details, $68

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