Dollywood

Planning for a Day at Dollywood

Planning for a Day at Dollywood

Dollywood parks offer an amazing experience and escape into the Great Smoky Mountains with thrilling rides, a water park, food and the high-energy entertainment and expert craftspeople. Like other popular amusement parks, Dollywood can be crowded and require a part of your vacation budget. Keep reading for ideas to save. Dollywood covers 150 acres and has more than 40 world-class rides, high-energy entertainment, award-winning dining and the “friendliest park atmosphere in the world.” The park won Friendliest Park at Amusement Today’s annual Golden Ticket Awards for seven years in a row in 2018. Visit the Dollywood website here for up to date pricing. DISCOUNTS Everyone loves a discount…. Read more »

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge History

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge History

  1. William Ogle Visits “The Land of Paradise” William Ogle traveled to the future site of Gatlinburg, TN, a place he called “The Land of Paradise” in 1802.  He was from South Carolina.  He, his wife, Martha Jane, and seven children, has a vision of a bright future.  He cut and hewed logs for a new home. In 1803 he returned to South Carolina, he fell ill and passed away. Martha Jane brought her family to the Smokies in 1807 and finished building the cabin. This historic cabin, the first log home ever built in Gatlinburg, is still standing… Read more »

5 Must Do Winter Activities in the Smoky Mountains

5 Must Do Winter Activities in the Smoky Mountains

Trolley Ride – Be Wowed by Winterfest Holiday Lights Go to http://www.pigeonforgetrolley.org and buy your tickets for a climate controlled trolley ride, or pick them up at the Trolley Office or one of the Pigeon Forge Welcome Centers. Sit back, relax and have fun with other visitors to the area and be mesmerized by Winterfest lights in Pigeon Forge. The tour begins at the north end of the Parkway. Every Chistmas season, Pigeon Forge becomes daylight at night with over five million lights. This is a family event for young children all the way to those who are young at… Read more »