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This Fall, The Beauty Of The Smokies Meets The Best Of Dollywood

Fall is definitely calling!

The crisp fall temperatures and rich autumn colors offer the perfect blend for a Smoky Mountain getaway. With thrilling rides, amazing shows and award-winning restaurants you’ll never miss a minute of excitement during your Summer Vacation to the Smoky Mountains. For the best experience make your home base one of our luxurious rooms or spacious log homes available at the Dollywood's DreamMore Resort & Spa and Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins.

Throughout your getaway you'll be surrounded by the beauty of fall in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Leaves on towering trees in full autumn splendor reach for clear blue skies. Enjoy activities for all-ages ranging from hiking, zip lining, leaf-peeping and more.

What Can I Do At Dollywood & The Smoky Mountains

And You Thought
Hayrides Were Fun

Dollywood offers more than 40 rides and attractions, including the country’s first wing coaster, Wild Eagle, and the world’s fastest wooden coaster, Lightning Rod.

Treat Your Taste Buds
To An Adventure

From Southern Staples at the newly re-cast Aunt Granny's Restaurant to the fresh to table atmosphere of Front Porch Cafe, every taste at Dollywood is your chance to get lost in a culinary experience like no other.

Carve Out Time For
Fall's Biggest Event

When the sun sets this fall at Dollywood, intricately carved pumpkins, spectacular displays and fun-filled performances come to life during Great Pumpkin LumiNights from September 28th to November 3rd.

Enjoy Our Guest Favorites

World-Class Rides

Wild Eagle
America's First Wing Coaster takes riders on a unique experience that feels as if they are actually soaring high above the Smoky Mountains

Lightning Rod®
Themed after a tricked out 1950s-era hot rod, Lightning Rod® launches riders from zero to 45 mph more than 20 stories up its lift hill to one of the ride's first airtime moments.

FireChaser Express®
FireChaser Express - the nation's first dual-launch family coaster - blasting riders forward and backward!

Award-Wining Shows

Dreamland Drive-In
Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane at Dreamland Drive-In.

Kingdom Heirs
It’s Southern gospel music at its finest as Dollywood’s own award-winning quartet, the Kingdom Heirs, lift your spirits with beautiful four-part harmonies as they sing ageless gospel standards along with their own chart-topping hits.

Country Crossroads
A cast of six performers highlights a variety of musical styles including traditional, classic and contemporary sounds that continue to shape today's country music.

Mouth-Watering Dining

Front Porch Cafe
This full service menu features many of Dolly's favorite meals when visiting the park, along with seasonal specials.

Red's Drive-in
Menu classics from the '50s are today's favorites at Red's Drive-In.

Frannie's Famous Fried Chicken Sandwich
Frannie's Famous Fried Chicken Sandwiches offers an authentic food truck experience at Dollywood.

Celebrate the Spirit of the Smokies

Mountains Apart Just A Short Drive Away

10 Reasons to Visit the Smokies

"Did you know that Great Smoky Mountains National Park is within a day's drive for 2/3 of the U.S.'s population? It's only about four hours from Atlanta..."

By Amber Davis - Dollywood Blogger

Pigeon Forge

Known as the center of fun in the Smokies, Pigeon Forge is one of the best places around for family getaways or weekend trips for two.

Explore Gatlinburg
While You're Here

From scenic trails to amazing attractions, the Smoky Mountains are the best place to visit this summer!

Need A
Tour Guide?

Take a tour of the park with Atlanta WSB-TV Reporter Nelson Hicks as he explores our thrilling rides, great shows, and amazing food.

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Wait. How Close Am I?

Dollywood is conveniently located 35 miles southeast of Knoxville, Tennessee in scenic Pigeon Forge at the gateway of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Make yourself right at home, even before you arrive! Right at your fingertips, you can find all your favorite family fun spots and map out your family's vacation time in advance!

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