What was it before it became Dollywood?
It's taken nearly 60 years for Dollywood to become what it is today
In the 1960s, it began as a small park called Rebel Railroad
Rebel Railroad eventually became Goldrush Junction. Anything look familiar?
It became Silver Dollar City in 1976, a sister park to the one in Branson, Missouri
Dolly Parton got on board in 1986. Queue the harps and angel choir
Dolly's arrival gave the park an immediate boost of national recognition
Today, Dollywood is an award-winning park, one of the best in the nation
Read the FULL story about what Dollywood was like in its early days