The Empty Nesters' Guide to Dollywood The Empty Nesters' Guide to Dollywood

The Empty Nesters' Guide to Dollywood


March 03, 2023

Dollywood Theme Park is a fun destination for families with kids, but did you know that empty nesters can have a blast at Dollywood, too? This popular Tennessee theme park is the perfect destination for couples looking for a fun and unique experience. It also is a great place to find some joy as you adjust to your children leaving home. From thrilling rides and spectacular shows, to delicious Southern-style food and plenty of shopping, Dollywood has something for everyone.

If you are on the fence about whether or not to book a trip to Dollywood without kids, this list will help confirm that you need to make the trip. Here is the ultimate guide to Dollywood for empty nesters that will have you ready to purchase your tickets right now!

Ride Dollywood Express

Enjoy a train ride aboard the Dollywood Express coal-fired steam train around the theme park to get a great view of the attractions and scenery. This 20-minute train ride gives you the opportunity to see some breathtaking views and get a better idea of the attractions you might want to visit while you are there.


Enjoy the Roller Coasters

Dollywood is known for its thrilling roller coasters, and it is a great way to get your adrenaline pumping. Empty nesters can choose the fastest and wildest rides since they don't have to cater to young children.


Insider Tip

Be on the lookout to take advantage of Single Riders or Groups of 2 lines that are available at some attractions.


Dine at One of the Many Delicious Restaurants

Dollywood has a wide selection of delicious eateries. Whether you prefer quick-service or full-service restaurants, you will find it inside Dollywood. From Southern comfort food to classic theme park fare, Dollywood is a foodie's park. You and your partner are sure to enjoy one of the park's award-winning restaurants.



Take a Leisurely Stroll Through Craftsman's Valley

Craftsman's Valley is a popular area inside Dollywood. It's full of artisans who create unique and beautiful items right in front of guests. You can take your time and enjoy all the different shops and demonstrations in Craftsman's Valley and even try your hand at making something special for yourself such as a blown glass ornament, a leather bracelet or a knife made from a railroad spike.


Check Out the Shows

Dollywood offers amazing live performances from a variety of talented performers and styles of shows. This is a great way for empty nesters to spend some time together at Dollywood.


Explore the Many Shops

Dollywood has a variety of stores and boutiques where you can find some great souvenirs and gifts. You will be amazed by some of the items you'll find as you explore the amazing shops inside the theme park. From home goods to children's toys, from fashion to crafts, you could shop for hours.

Dollywood is a great place for empty nesters to enjoy some fun together. Whether you are looking for a day of adventure or a laid-back experience, there are plenty of attractions to help you reach your goal. So, if you're looking for a fun and memorable empty nesters' outing, go to Dollywood! There's something for everyone, and it's sure to be an experience you'll never forget.


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