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!
Dollywood’s craftsmen invite you to enjoy their daily demonstrations as they work to create works of art and homespun masterpieces. If you’ve been to Dollywood, I hope you’ve timed it just right so you [...]
Today, we announced something very exciting: Dollywood’s 35th anniversary season will include a brand new springtime festival! This “budding” new event, the Flower & Food Festival (May 8-June 14), features brilliant splashes of spring [...]
I just read that Sevierville, Tennessee is the best place in the country to purchase a vacation home. Obviously, I agree because of its proximity to Dollywood, but peel back my bias and there’s [...]
From now through the end of the year is the time Dollywood literally GLOWS with excitement each night. A few years ago, we introduced Great Pumpkin LumiNights featuring thousands of illuminated pumpkins. It quickly [...]
Are you like me? Do you routinely walk (or drive) right by something so often that it becomes camouflaged? For years, I passed Lucky 7 Mine in Craftsman’s Valley without giving the shop a [...]