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7 August 2017

East Tennessee Eclipse Time!

By | 2017-08-08T10:51:11+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Nature|0 Comments

When you live in the Great Smoky Mountains, you get used to the spectacular sights from Mother Nature. But this time, she’s outdoing herself. On August 21, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible through a wide area of the United States, including East Tennessee. How does this happen? It’s when the [...]

4 August 2017

Dollywood’s Mission to Serve Others

By | 2017-08-04T15:01:25+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Editor’s note: This guest post is written by Joey Buck, Dollywood’s Chaplain, about the theme park’s value and mission of serving our community. Dollywood doesn’t have a lot of jobs. Jobs can be boring. Jobs often have little significance. Jobs are limited and finite. Jobs come to an end. It’s not a job that [...]

31 July 2017

Get the Most Out of What’s Left of Summer

By | 2017-08-08T10:53:08+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Attractions|0 Comments

You blink and it’s gone. Summer is almost gone! How did that happen? [How does it ever happen??] Okay, here’s what you need to do: be truly intentional with your time over the next six weeks and you still have the opportunity to squeeze out every drop of fun in the sunshine that you [...]

24 July 2017

Behind the Scenes: Wild Eagle

By | 2017-07-27T17:20:58+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Rides|0 Comments

  Editor’s Note: In the spirit of celebration of our country’s birthday this month, we thought it would be fun to take a closer look at one of our most popular attractions—Wild Eagle—because it represents one of our nation’s beloved symbols. This article by Pete Owens was originally published in Roller Coaster Magazine in [...]

14 July 2017

Our American Symbol Up Close and Person

By | 2017-07-27T17:22:18+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Attractions|0 Comments

Treasures abound in East Tennessee. Mountain vistas. Flowing streams. Fireflies lighting up a summer night. And the majesty of bald eagles in flight. A primary reason that the Great Smoky Mountains hosts scores of our national symbol, the bald eagle, is due to the work of the American Eagle Foundation (AEF). The Foundation makes [...]

13 July 2017

National Ice Cream Day at Dollywood

By | 2017-07-27T17:22:42+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Dining|Comments Off on National Ice Cream Day at Dollywood

I can pretend to need an excuse to talk about ice cream (National Ice Cream Day is always the third Sunday in July—which means THIS weekend!), but between you, me and everyone who knows me—I don’t need an excuse. I love ice cream. And, they say you talk about what occupies your thoughts, [...]

3 July 2017

Celebrations Abound for July 4th Holiday

By | 2017-07-27T17:23:16+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

When I start planning what to do for the 4th of July, I want it to truly be an All-American experience. A parade, fireworks, a baseball game, more fireworks, a roller coaster ride or two, some shopping and good food. My family and I can find all of those activities and options for celebrating the [...]

28 June 2017

What is Parent Swap?

By | 2017-07-27T17:23:44+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

Dollywood is hailed as a family-friendly park. And, my family of seven always puts that to the test. Parent Swap is one of the programs Dollywood offers that exemplifies why I love this theme park so much. Have you taken advantage of Parent Swap? Do you know what it is? Watch this short clip [...]

26 June 2017

Must See: Gazillion Bubble Show

By | 2017-08-08T10:50:40+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Entertainment|0 Comments

It's my girls' favorite time of the year - and for good reason - because the world renowned Gazillion Bubble Show is back at Dollywood! It's been one of our favorite shows for a few years and we always get excited when we see it on the schedule of events for the summer season. [...]

19 June 2017

Splashin’ Around Town

By | 2017-07-27T17:25:34+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Growing up in East Tennessee, summer has always been synonymous with long days by the pool, lake or local swimming hole: find your nearest body of water and park yourself for a refreshing day of aquatic fun. This summer, I’m even more determined to have a game plan for staying cool. Why? By the [...]

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