Have you ever been to Dollywood before? If you haven’t, we want to tell you why you should! There are so many great things about this theme park in the Smokies, and you won’t want to miss out on any of them! Here are the top 5 reasons why you should visit Dollywood on your next trip:
1. Something for Everyone
No matter who is going with you to Dollywood, you’ll find something at this theme park in Pigeon Forge that will please everyone! There are plenty of rides for the kids to enjoy that aren’t scary and a ton of thrill rides for teenagers and adults. You’ll find all kinds of food, from barbeque to pizza to southern favorites. Plus, grab baked goods, kettle corn, or pretzels for a snack! Animal lovers will want to see the Birds of Prey show while music lovers will want to stop by any of the concert shows throughout the park. There’s really something for everyone to enjoy!
2. Variety of Rides
Dollywood has a variety of rides. You’ll find a carousel, swings, and many other kid rides in the Country Fair and Wildwood Grove section of the amusement park. Want to do something that won’t jostle you? Ride the Dollywood Express train, something everyone can enjoy! If you’re looking for thrills, ride any of the roller coasters, from the Wild Eagle to the Thunderhead. Are you here during the summer? Don’t forget to ride the River Rampage and Daredevil Falls!
3. Great Places to Shop
Is shopping your thing? You’ll be glad to know there are plenty of shops for you to look around while you’re visiting Dollywood! At Mountain Laurel Home, you’ll find all kinds of decor you’ll want to decorate your house with! Have you always wanted clothes like Dolly Parton wears? Stop by Dolly’s Closet to see if there’s an outfit for you! There are shops with packaged foods, clothes, home decor, souvenirs, and so much more throughout the park.
4. Multiple Shows to See
Want to take a break from riding or walking? Check out one of the many shows Dollywood has! Live at the Back Porch has all the chart-topping songs you know, while Dreamland Drive-In takes you back in time to the 1950s. If you’re here during the holidays, there are so many themed shows you’ll want to check out! See what event is going on while you’re in town to see if there are any special shows you can catch!
5. Places to Eat Delicious Food
If you spend a whole day at Dollywood, you’re going to need to know where you should eat! At Aunt Granny’s, you will find all your southern classics, from fried chicken to meatloaf. Red’s Diner has burgers and shakes unlike any other. Miss Lillian’s Smokehouse has mouth-watering pulled pork sandwiches. Where should you go for snacks? You’ll find all kinds of snack carts throughout the park, but you can’t miss out on the kettle corn or funnel cakes. You definitely don’t want to skip the cinnamon bread at the Grist Mill!
You have plenty of reasons to visit Dollywood on your next trip! You may be wondering what else you should do while you stay with us. Here are a bunch more fun things to do in Pigeon Forge!