Dollywood is a theme park owned by entertainer Dolly Parton and Herschend Family Entertainment. It is located in the Knoxville-Smoky Mountains metroplex in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Hosting over 3 million guests in a typical season-Presidents' Day to the Christmas holidays-Dollywood is the biggest "ticketed" tourist attraction in Tennessee.
The Great Smoky Mountains get their name from the blue-like smoky mist that surrounds them. These beautiful peaks make a picturesque backdrop for Pigeon Forge. In the Smoky Mountains, you will discover 500,000 acres of Southern Appalachian wilderness on one of the oldest uplands on earth! The mountains are 95-percent forest and home to diverse wildlife. Here you can uncover breathtaking streams, waterfalls and flowering plants. Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers a variety of activities throughout the year including 800 miles of trails for hiking, exploration and plenty of sightseeing. There are countless photo opportunities along the park's beautiful scenic routes. Weather conditions in the mountains tend to be moderate making it a favorite vacation spot for couples and families alike.
Parrot Mountain is a direct result of a vision the owner had in July, 1995. He left Mississippi with his family and came to the mountains of Tennessee and was led to the land that is called Parrot Mountain and Gardens.The vision was to build a garden that would encompass glorious gardens and beautiful birds. With scriptures to read planted throughout the gardens as you stroll down beautifully landscaped trails.
The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is the longest downhill ride in the United States, with over 1 mile of track!The vehicles are designed to carry two visitors in comfort but can be handled easily by one alone.The riders are in control of the velocity (up to about 30 mph) and this gives them a unique hands-on experience!
Park Tower Inn Pigeon Forge