Whether you’re a Dolly Parton fan, a dreamer, or you just love cheering for the unlikely hero, Chasing Rainbows Museum is an attraction you need to see. Dolly and her team created this museum to tell the story of her life and career. It features interactive elements and behind-the-scenes collections and keepsakes—from her humble beginnings to her legendary opportunities.
Chasing Rainbows is included with admission to Dollywood. Guests take self-guided tours, though knowledgeable hosts are staffed throughout the experience to answer questions. While you can quickly walk through the museum, to fully appreciate all the displays, you may find you’ve spent hours before you reach the last exhibit! Dolly greets every museum guest—she appears as a hologram! You will see pictures with her celeb friends, handwritten love notes from her childhood courters, costumes from her movie sets including 9 to 5, Coat of Many Colors, and Straight Talk. You won’t miss Dolly’s lavishly-sequined gowns worn during concerts, award shows and special events. There’s an entire case containing her many awards, and you can even walk through her former tour bus!
Until you’re able to join us at Dollywood in person, I offer this quick walk-through of Chasing Rainbows Museum to whet your Dolly Parton intrigue.