Top 10 things to do in the Smokies when it rains

The Smokies is a beautiful place to visit year-round, but its wide elevation range can contribute to unpredictable weather patterns. Some days it feels like you experience all four seasons in one day — with rain at any given moment. In fact, according to the National Park Service, the Smokies averages about 8-11 days of […]

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A review Dolly Parton’s Stampede — Plus tips how to plan and what to expect

The Dixie is no more.  One of Pigeon Forge’s signature attractions, formerly known as the Dixie Stampede, went through a rebranding a couple of years back in an effort to change, at least a little, with the times.  Now known as Dolly Parton’s Stampede, the dinner and theatre show still offers a four-course meal – […]

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Pirates Voyage and Dinner Show, a review (Caution me mateys, dad jokes dead ahead)

There are certain obligations that come with writing about Dolly Parton’s pirate-themed dinner and show located just a cannon-blast or two away from Dollywood in Pigeon Forge.  Dad Jokes are a must. If you don’t have pirate puns, get ready to walk the plank  Pirate Lingo. If the words Avast, swab or matey do not […]

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An overview of Dollywood theme park & attractions

Dollywood, located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, spans over 150 acres and features two award-winning parks (including an award for having the “friendliest park atmosphere in the world”.) Dollywood guests flock the world over to enjoy over 40 unique rides, world class entertainment and one-of-a-kind southern dining.  See Also: An Insider’s Guide to Dollywood; […]

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How Dollywood’s Wildwood Grove expansion embraces innovation, sets itself apart from any other theme park in the world

Among certain circles, the success story that is Dollywood is well known. The transformation over the last 20 years from fun, but kitschy, theme park, to full-blown amusement park has been remarkable. The park is continually recognized in the industry for being forward-thinking, growing and improving.  The park’s latest expansion, Wildwood Grove, however pushes boundaries […]

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