Welcome to Dollywood’s Blog!
Here, you’ll find information to help you make the most of your trip to the Smoky Mountains. Not only will we give you behind-the-scenes information, tips, and hints on the best things to do at Dollywood and beyond, but most importantly, we hope you’ll find ideas to help you plan an experience your family will remember forever.
You will see regular posts from a number of people about their favorite things to do and enjoy in the Smokies. With multiple people contributing to this blog, our hope is to provide a broad range of topics so everyone can find something of interest to them. Some of our contributors have lived here their whole lives, while some have moved here recently. Others are frequent visitors to the area, and others have only been here a few times. The one thing they all have in common? They all have a love and appreciation for the beautiful area we call the Great Smoky Mountains.
Check back often to see which new adventure we embark upon next. Also, please feel free to reach out to us with post ideas or other things you would like to know more about. This blog is for you, so let us know what you want to see!
There’s a reason our culture generally accepts this season as being “the most wonderful time of the year,” and that’s because IT IS. Christmas cheer softens us, opens our hands to generosity and warms [...]
One of the top Dollywood tips I always hear people share is, “Be SURE to go to the Grist Mill to get Dollywood’s Cinnamon Bread!” That’s sage advice. It’s world-famous, you know. It says [...]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Christmas-cookie-baking time! Sugar or butter cookies, gingerbread or macaroons—I won’t discriminate. They’re all delicious. Obviously, the best part of Christmas cookies is the eating. A close second [...]
What started as a hobby when Rob Parkin was 10 years old turned into a career crafting unique items and creating lasting memories for countless guests in four decades. His first job crafting glass [...]
Dollywood’s culinary team has been busy crafting a holiday menu that will delight you. New this Christmas season, Blue Ribbon Buffet is an all-you-can eat dining option located in Country Fair. The menu includes [...]