Lightning Rod will not be open to the general public at this time due to extended ride commissioning. Learn More
Lightning Rod will not be open to the general public at this time due to extended ride commissioning. Lightning Rod is an innovative ride featuring new technology never before used on a wooden coaster. The ride manufacturer asked for additional time to commission the ride. Keep watching Dollywood.com for future updates.
Blacksmith & Foundry
Hundreds of years ago, folks who settled here in the Smoky Mountains relied on the skills of the area ironsmith to create many of life's necessities.
Today, you can watch as Dollywood's master craftsmen use those same skills to forge iron into art. Watch as they create hand-forged steel items including collector knives, intricate customized metal gifts and home decor. Craftsmen also produce hand poured aluminum cast personalized signs right before your eyes.