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Dollywood Vacation Guide

Our Smoky Mountains Vacation Guide covers all the major place to visit including this comprehensive Dollywood Vacation Guide complete with all the resources you need to plan the ultimate family getaway to Tennessee’s most popular attraction, Dollywood!

Dollywood Vacation Guide
Dollywood Vacation Guide

Dollywood Vacation Guide For The Whole Family

If you’re looking for a fun-filled family vacation, Dollywood is the place to go! With roller coasters, shows, and rides for all ages, Dollywood offers something for everyone. Plus, there are plenty of places to eat and shop so that you can enjoy your stay even more. So what are you waiting for? Plan your trip to Dollywood today!

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Things To Do In Dollywood

This guide to fun things to do at Dollywood is perfect whether you’re a big fan of Dolly Parton or just looking for some fun while visiting the Smokies!

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Tripadvisor has finally confirmed what all East Tennesseans already knew – Dollywood is better than Disneyland. 

The queen of country music’s Southern amusement park is more popular than the so-called “Happiest Place on Earth,” according to this year’s Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards

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Dollywood Seasonal Attractions and Events


Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Celebration brings together the very best of the holiday season – music, food, millions of Christmas lights, and happy people all around.

Although it’s cold outside, there’s no reason to miss out on Dollywood’s most magical season. With our Winter packing list for the Smoky Mountains, you can be prepared for anything.


Come see spring blossoms and taste unique garden-fresh flavors at Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival


Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration is one of the best things to do in the Smoky Mountains in Summer! Here, days are brighter and nights sparkle!

  • See the return of Gazillion Bubble Show Aurora
  • Watch the Sweet Summer Nights drone & fireworks show
  • Relax and cool off at Dollywood’s Splash Country


Experience Dollywood’s Harvest Festivals filled with the beautiful colors of fall, the smells of apple and pumpkin treats, and fun rides that are perfect for the whole family.

Make sure you get our Fall packing list for the Smoky Mountains so you’re prepared for whatever comes your way.

Best Places To Eat At Dollywood

There are plenty of dining options at the park but if you want to avoid the hassle of choosing where to eat we already listed the Best Restaurants in Dollywood for you to try out.

Can You Take Food And Water Into Dollywood? Unfortunately, No. You are not allowed to bring food or drinks inside the park, with the exception of one unopened bottle of water per person.

You can always eat outside the park as there are tons of great Smoky Mountains restaurants in the area. Just make sure that you get your hand stamped and hold on to your admission ticket. That way, you can come back later on in the day.

Tip: Dollywood provides complimentary cups of water at all park food outlets to help you stay hydrated, you only need to ask.

Best Restaurants in Dollywood
Best Restaurants in Dollywood

Where To Stay In Dollywood?

As much as we all want to visit Dollywood year-round, the amusement park does shut down for a few months. So When Does Dollywood Close?

Dollywood may be closed for a few months, but that doesn’t mean fun has to stop in Pigeon Forge. Below are more attractions aside from Dollywood.

Attractions Near Dollywood

Beyond Dollywood lies endless opportunities for fun!

Dollywood Vacation Guide
Dollywood Vacation Guide

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