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9 September 2022

Interesting Facts You Might NOT Know About Great Smoky Mountains National Park

By | 2022-11-15T16:10:23+00:00 September 9th, 2022|Nature|0 Comments

As the most visited national park in the country, there is a lot to know about Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Facts like how big the park is, how many species of trees there are, how many people visit annually and some of the best places to take a hike to enjoy the bounty [...]

22 April 2022

Behind the Scenes: Story of the Gift Shop Tree

By | 2022-11-15T14:51:24+00:00 April 22nd, 2022|Nature|0 Comments

Editor's Note: This blog was originally posted April 22, 2019. Whether or not you’re a “detail person,” I think you’re going to appreciate the thought that went into Wildwood Grove. Our creative team looked for every opportunity to showcase East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains. When you visit the new land, spend some time [...]

26 October 2021

Family-Friendly Hikes Near Dollywood

By | 2021-10-26T14:24:54+00:00 October 26th, 2021|Nature|0 Comments

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Evan Reed, Dollywood Parks and Resorts Public Relations Intern. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to approximately 800 miles of hiking trails. Though I’ve traversed some of the difficult terrain through the years, I mostly remember all the fun my parents and I had going on family-friendly [...]

14 October 2020

Where, When and How to See the Best Fall Colors in the Smokies

By | 2022-03-29T11:47:44+00:00 October 14th, 2020|Community, Nature|0 Comments

Every fall, the Smoky Mountains turn beautiful shades of gold, orange and red. And though it happens every year, each autumn we are still just as awestruck by the natural beauty of the Smokies. At Dollywood and Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, we are surrounded by this fantastic fall foliage—the park is quite literally [...]

6 October 2020

Did You Notice? Dollywood’s New Zones of Color

By | 2021-05-13T08:33:21+00:00 October 6th, 2020|Festivals, Nature|0 Comments

We took a fresh, new approach to our daytime Harvest Festival décor this year. And, let me tell you: I’m here. for. it. After scrolling through several Pinterest boards and flipping through some of my favorite magazines, I’d say Dollywood is on the cutting edge of this trend. For decades, the word “fall” has [...]

18 October 2018

Fall Colors at Dollywood

By | 2021-08-25T12:20:48+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Nature|0 Comments

If you haven’t visited Dollywood yet this fall or haven't even made plans on things to do this fall, but coming before the end of our Harvest Celebration—you’re in luck! We’ve had unseasonably hot temperatures so far this October, so that’s pushed back the timeline for fall foliage. According to Great Smoky Mountains National [...]

26 June 2018

What’s Blooming at Dollywood

By | 2018-06-26T17:20:26+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Nature|0 Comments

Dollywood’s landscaping team just finished planting all of our summer flowers. Summer planting is the largest planting season of the year for us. A team of 12 landscapers begins at Dollywood’s Splash Country the first Tuesday in May and once they’re done there, they move to Dollywood. It takes them about a month to [...]

17 April 2017

Wildflowers in the Smoky Mountains

By | 2021-07-18T12:23:02+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Nature|0 Comments

April in the Smokies features many wonderful things – longer days, warm sunshine, cool evenings, rain, new leaves on the trees, and of course, wildflowers. Visitors often come to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in spring specifically to see the wildflowers, which bloom for a few short weeks each year. Hillsides dotted with delicate white, [...]

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