Is it still there? A look at the icon's real Tennessee mountain home

Dolly Parton's Childhood Home in TN

It's no secret that Dolly Parton came from humble beginnings 

Photo by Kathy Hutchins/ Shutterstock

But did you know her real childhood home still sits in the Great Smoky Mountains of TN? 

Dolly owns it and jokes that she's spent millions making the home look as poor as it once did 

Although the real home is closed to the general public ... 

(Not the actual fence)

There's an exact replica at her theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, TN 

It's decorated with real items from her childhood ... 

And designed by her mother Avie Lee and brother Bobby 

Learn more about Dolly Parton's childhood home (and see a video tour!)