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16 October 2017

Come Home – It’s Suppertime!

By | 2017-10-16T09:05:09+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Festivals|0 Comments

Editor's Note: This is a guest post written by Dollywood’s Entertainment Manager, Roger White. When I was a teenager, I worked at a small 1000-watt AM radio station located in a mill valley town in South Carolina. Being so small, the station was only allowed to operate during daytime hours. Each morning it had [...]

9 October 2017

Picture Perfect Pumpkin Photos

By | 2017-10-09T15:48:56+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Festivals|0 Comments

Picture perfect. When you take a family vacation or just an afternoon adventure, you want to make sure that the memories you made can be relived again and again through the photos you take. One of the best places I have found in forever for capturing memorable moments is the new Great Pumpkin LumiNights. [...]

25 September 2017

New Harvest Traditions

By | 2017-10-09T15:51:39+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Festivals|0 Comments

Don’t get me wrong—I love summer as much as the next girl. I love summer clothes, summer vacations, summer cookouts, the warm summer sun… But, there’s something exciting when you feel that first fall breeze of the season. Fall ushers in newness: a new school year, new football season, new wardrobe rotation, new traditions. [...]

18 September 2017

Top 5 Places Kids Like to Eat at Dollywood

By | 2017-09-18T13:22:43+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Dining|0 Comments

Parents, can we just be honest? Even when we treat our kids to a fun-filled day at Dollywood, oftentimes, there’s still whining involved, isn’t there? Allow me to help you out with food options that will (hopefully) save you some family strife. Miss Lillian’s Smokehouse and Fried Chicken (located in Craftsman’s Valley) - There’s [...]

4 September 2017

Don’t Miss Our Cinnamon Bread

By | 2017-09-20T09:01:31+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Dining|0 Comments

Dollywood has been known for its unique food offerings steeped in southern flair. Its signature item isn’t traditionally savory like some southern dishes but it is slap your mama good. What am I talking about? The four sections of pull apart gooey goodness that makes people flock to the Dollywood’s Grist Mill. Dollywood’s Cinnamon [...]

28 August 2017

Last Weekend of Smokies Summer is Packed with Fun!

By | 2017-09-05T12:15:14+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Labor Day weekend - still feels like summer with the warm sunny days, but you know by the cooler morning temperatures that fall is just around the corner. I also love this last hurrah of summer, because it means there are so many fun activities planned to celebrate the season that just was and [...]

4 August 2017

Dollywood’s Mission to Serve Others

By | 2017-09-27T08:55:20+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 | 2017-09-22T09:40:42+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 | 2017-09-04T11:38:00+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 [...]

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