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.
Hillside General Store
Once you make your way to Craftsman's Valley, make sure to stop by the Hillside General Store. It's a step back in time with our wonderful selection of old-fashioned goods and treasures that remind you of your favorite five and dime store. Relax on the porch playing checkers or take a seat and watch the folks stroll by. While you're there, let the folks back home know how much you're enjoying your visit to the Great Smoky Mountains with a postcard postmarked "Dollywood" from our post office inside.