Plan Your Summer Visit

Plan Your Summer Visit

As the Smoky Mountains transition to extra daylight and warmer temperatures, there's a feeling of adventure in the air. The growing season lifts our spirits and calls us to celebrate together as a family. At Dollywood Parks & Resorts, we invite you to our backyard to experience sun-kissed days and spectacular nights full of the sights and sounds of this exciting time of year. To see and do it all, we recommend a resort package which combines day tickets to our award-winning parks with an overnight stay at one of our well-appointed onsite resorts.

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So Much To See And Do Across Our Parks & Resorts

Stay at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa or Dollywood's HeartSong Lodge & Resort for exclusive perks and benefits while you explore the Great Smoky Mountains. Dollywood theme park and Dollywood’s Splash Country water park are nestled in the Smokies, so you’ll always have a great view of the mountains while you enjoy world-class roller coasters, festivals, delicious culinary offerings, and live entertainment at Dollywood and waterslides, a wave pool, a lazy river, special events, and more at Dollywood’s Splash Country.

Dollywood Parks & ResortsDollywood Parks & Resorts
Best Theme Park
Best Theme Park In The World
Top 10 Outdoor Water Park
Top-10 Outdoor Water Park
2 Award-Winning Onsite Resorts
2 Award-Winning Onsite Resorts
More Than 60 Rides and Slides
More Than 60 Rides and Slides
Show-Stopping Seasonal Entertainment
Show-Stopping Seasonal Entertainment
More Than 50 Dining Locations
More Than 50 Dining Locations
More Than 30 Shopping Locations
More Than 30 Shopping Locations
Local Demonstrating Craftsmen
Local Demonstrating Craftsmen
5 Festivals Throughout The Year
Guest-Favorite Summer Festival

"If you see someone without a smile today, give 'em yours" - Dolly "If you see someone without a smile today, give 'em yours" - Dolly

Exciting Things Happening During Summer

Dollywood Parks & Resorts is the place to be this summer thanks to beautiful festivals, events and so much more all season long.

Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration Presented By Food City

Now - Aug. 11, 2024

Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration brings family fun to a place everyone can enjoy. Summer comes alive in the Smokies where refreshing new ways to play and inspiring bursts of summer color meet family-favorite shows to create unforgettable memories.

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New Dolly Parton Experience

Now Open

In this all-new area, discover a number of interactive experiences and elements to make you feel as if you were alongside Dolly as she journeyed from Locust Ridge to stages around the world.

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Dollywood's Splash Country

Now - Sept. 15, 2024

Dive into sun-drenched fun for all ages at the most trusted water park in the Smokies! Plunge down towering slides like Firetower Falls, relax as you float down the lazy river, or race your family down TailSpin Racer. Even little ones can make a splash on the Little Creek Falls splash pad.

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Things To Do

Dollywood Parks & Resorts are nestled in the heart of the Smokies and full of exciting things to do around every corner. A theme park, water park and two resort hotels make up Dollywood’s destination experience in and around the mountains. From unique dining, entertainment, and shopping to rides, slides, and attractions for every age, you'll never tire of things to do.

Best Park and Best Guest Experience

Best Park and Best Guest Experience

— Golden Ticket Awards, 2023

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Find the experience that best suits your budget, desired length of stay and offerings for the best Smoky Mountain vacation ever!

Wait, How Close Am I?

Dollywood Parks & Resorts are conveniently located just half-a-days drive from most of the eastern U.S. in scenic Pigeon Forge, TN at the gateway of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Additionally, McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville offers flights from across the country. and is located less than an hour away. Make yourself right at home, even before you arrive!

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What Else Is There To Do In The Area?

The Smokies are home to a number of outdoor festivals, shows, family entertainment options, inviting hotel stays, and cabins, drawing visitors from all over the world every season to the towns of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Visitors will get a glimpse of the Great Smoky Mountains from wherever they stay. A few minutes’ drive separates secluded mountain experiences from the hustle and bustle of the heart of town, where visitors and locals alike enjoy the comfort of Southern cuisine and genuine mountain culture.

Dinner Shows

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show invites you to join the most famous pirate, Blackbeard, and his quartermaster, Calico Jack, as they lead their crews in a battle on land, on deck, in water and high above full-sized pirate ships in an indoor hideaway lagoon! See Dolly Parton’s Stampede where 32 magnificent horses and a cast of top-notch riders take you on a thrilling family-friendly adventure. Both shows include a fabulous four-course feast!

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