A living legend, Dolly Parton is an inspiration to many — boasting 9 Grammys, an actual Living Legend metal, 25+ country hits, plus the Lifetime Achievement Award. Many of Dolly’s classic songs were inspired by her childhood in the Great Smoky Mountains, making it a great place for admirers to vacation and experience. With the Smokies close to her heart, Dolly loves sharing her home with fans, locals, and visitors in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Over the years, this renowned music icon has created a few family-friendly attractions, perfect for a day of Dolly Parton in Pigeon Forge, TN. You can visit a museum all about Dolly, ride roller coasters, shop for handmade Appalachian crafts, dive into a 4-course Southern feast, enjoy live entertainment, and splash on water slides…for starters. There’s even a bronze statue in her honor you can visit in neighboring Sevierville.
Filled with Smoky Mountain charm, Dollywood is a classic Pigeon Forge attraction that welcomes visitors of all ages to make memories together. First opened in 1986, this family-friendly theme park boasts all you expect from an amusement park and then some — including thrill rides, roller coasters, fun just for kids, Southern treats and eats, shopping galore, live craft demos, seasonal festivals, and Sunday morning church services.
On top of it all, Dollywood features an eagle sanctuary that houses and cares for non-releasable bald eagles, 2 museums that share about gospel music and Dolly’s impressive career, a tour bus that chauffeured Dolly around the country, and the magical Dollywood Express that takes you on a scenic ride through the mountains.
You can also reserve a spot for your doggies at Doggywood for a day of play while you venture throughout the park. Dollywood is a great place to spend time with family, friends, and all things Dolly Parton in Pigeon Forge!
Dollywood’s Splash Country
Open every summer since 2001, Dollywood’s Splash Country is the perfect place to cool off under the summer sun in Pigeon Forge, TN. Complementing Dollywood in Smoky Mountain taste, Splash Country aims to provide a place for everyone to swim and enjoy the mountains during the hottest months of the year…and it’s awesome!
From epic water slides and a giant wave pool to splashy rides and a relaxing river, there’s plenty to keep you entertained at Dollywood’s Splash Country. You can even reserve a waterside retreat or canopy, where you can relax in the shade, dine, and watch TV.
Plus, there are plenty of eateries to grab ice cream in all varieties, including cones, Dippin’ Dots, floats, cookie sandwiches, and milkshakes. Forgot your towel? Pick up a new one plus sunglasses, souvenirs, and more at the Splash Country shops.
Dolly Parton Statue
While checking out Dolly Parton’s fun attractions, consider driving into nearby downtown Sevierville that features a bronze statue of Dolly Parton on the courthouse lawn. It’s a jolly tribute to the star’s Appalachian roots and features Dolly smiling with her acoustic guitar in hand. Plus, it’s a neat place to snap a selfie with Dolly Parton!
To reach the life-size Dolly Parton statue, go south on The Great Smoky Mountains Parkway to traffic light 15.5. Take a left onto Bruce Street, then another left onto Court Avenue. The Dolly Parton statue is on the East Lawn of the Sevier County Courthouse.
Sevier County Courthouse
125 Court Avenue
Sevierville, TN 37862
Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction
Eat a finger-licking 4-course Southern feast while live entertainment impresses at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction — the most-visited dinner attraction in the world! Put on your cowboy boots and hat as you enter the 35,000-square-foot arena where horses and trick riders perform stunts, musical productions dazzle, special effects liven things up, comedians get you tickled, and wild buffalo stampede.
Not only a one-of-a-kind performance, Dolly Parton’s Stampede centers around a friendly competition between the North and the South, where YOU get to cheer and participate. You can also meet the horses on the Horse Walk, attend a pre-show performance, and take home a souvenir cup that looks like a boot!
A sneak peek of Dolly Parton’s Stampede!
Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show by Dolly Parton
Knocking another dinner show out of the park, Dolly Parton presents Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show — a seafaring adventure in Pigeon Forge, TN. Join the Crimson or Sapphire pirate crews as they battle on deck, in the sea, on land, and in the air with spellbinding acrobatics, funny antics, and animal acts.
While rooting for ye’ favorite pirate crew to find Davy Jones’ treasure beneath the sea, chow down on a mouthwatering 4-course dinner that serves fried chicken, corn on the cob, an herb-basted potato, a peach turnover, and more! The show also features mermaids, 2 full-size pirate ships, and costumes with face paint for the kids.
Ahoy! Take a closer look at the Pirates Voyage.
Pigeon Forge TN Cabins
Enjoy the place Dolly Parton loves most — the Great Smoky Mountains — by staying in a local Pigeon Forge TN cabin. Whether you’re traveling with fellow Dolly fans, want to take your family to the mountains, or just want to escape with your partner and pup, we have a cabin for every vacation. Our Pigeon Forge cabins range from 1-16 bedrooms and budget-friendly to luxury to suit every need. We even have pet-friendly cabins in Pigeon Forge!
- Mountain, river, wooded, or city views
- Private indoor swimming pool
- Outdoor hot tub
- Indoor jetted tubs
- Gas/electric fireplaces
- Outdoor firepit
- Arcade games
- Pool, foosball, and air hockey tables
- Home theater
- Big screen TVs
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Gas/charcoal/dual grill
- King, queen, full, and twin beds
- FREE high speed Wi-Fi
Take a day to enjoy all things Dolly Parton on your next Smoky Mountain vacation in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee — you won’t regret it. And don’t forget to book a Pigeon Forge cabin rental before you go!