Dollywood: A Smoky Mountains Theme Park

Dollywood pays homage to iconic country music star Dolly Parton and her well-known Appalachian heritage. Just a short 30-minute drive from Gatlinburg, this Pigeon Forge amusement park boasts over 50 exhilarating rides, from thrilling roller coasters like "Lightning Rod" to family-friendly favorites like the "Dollywood Express." 

The live entertainment is a standout feature, showcasing everything from bluegrass ensembles to performances by Dolly Parton herself. Don't miss out on the seasonal festivities like "Smoky Mountain Christmas," and be sure to indulge in some mouthwatering Southern fare, including the renowned cinnamon bread. With its dedication to accessibility and genuine Southern hospitality, Dollywood promises an unforgettable adventure right in the heart of Tennessee.

To make the most of your trip, check the park's website for hours and ticket information. Consider purchasing tickets in advance to skip lines. And don't forget, when you stay with Mountain Laurel Chalets, you can get a free ticket to Dollywood (an $89 value) through our partnership with Xplorie!

Dollywood welcomes all visitors, offering amenities like stroller rentals and a baby care center, as well as special senior rates. Whether you seek thrilling rides like the Big Bear Mountain rollercoaster, live entertainment, or southern flavors, Dollywood promises a day filled with memories in the stunning backdrop of the Smoky Mountains.