The state of Tennessee has lots of things to do and see. It may surprise some though with so much to do and see that the top ticketed tourist destination in the entire state of Tennessee is the theme park Dollywood. Dollywood brings in lots of tourism to Pigeon Forge Tennessee. It has helped to make Pigeon Forge Tennessee one of the top tourist destination in the state of Tennessee.
Dollywood is located at 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd, Pigeon Forge Tennessee. The park is also close to the Great Smokey Mountains. Being so close to other tourist sites in Pigeon Forge and being close to the Great Smokey Mountains make Dollyowood a great stop to other destinations.
Dollywood is more then just a theme park. The park also has a theme park next door and also focuses on traditional life and music of the area. The park is not open all year but from spring to Christmas. The park is also home of the Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame.
The park is separated into different areas. Rivertown Junction is where Smokey Mountain River Rampage a popular water rapid ride. Craftsmans Valley features lots of local cultural attractions but also some great rides as well including a flume ride, Tennessee Tornado Coaster, and the Blazing Furry Coaster.
The Country Fair has lots of rides. The rides are all common small rides like at fairs and other parks. This area is popular with kids and includes a kids roller coaster with Veggietales. Timber Canyon is all thrills with popular rides like the Mystery Mine coaster, Timber Tower, Lumberjack Lifts, and Thunderhead Coaster.
Wilderness Pass is a high adventure area. Dollywood ‘s Wilderness Pass includes the River Batller water ride, and Adventure Mountain the country’s largest rope course.
Dollywood has four festivals throughout the year. The festival of nations is a four week long festival that celebrates international entertainment. Kidfest is a summer event that is all about kids. From November to the close of the park in December Dollywood features a Smokey Mountain Christmas. The Christmas season is one of the biggest and best Christmas festivals. If you had to come for one festival only the Smokey Mountain Christmas is the festival to attend.
The park is more then just a theme park. Fans of the region will enjoy the local crafts, music, etc. Fans of country and gospel music will also enjoy the various attractions, and museums. Kids can fill that their kids are getting a fun time and getting a cultural experience seeing the rich Appalachian culture. Dollywood is a unique park that is not to be missed if you are in Tennessee.