Unique as its namesake Dolly Parton, Dollywood theme park is a one-of-a-kind Smoky Mountain Family Adventure! Spanning 125 acres and nestled in the lush foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, near Gatlinburg, Dollywood is one of the most popular family vacation destinations.
Seventy percent (70%) of the Earth is covered with water and whether it is a mountain stream or tropical lagoon, water is essential to life. Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies is literally teaming with life - our 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprise more than 350 individual species. There are more fish in this aquarium than there are people living in the entire town of Gatlinburg.
The Apple Barn really is a barn, it was built back in 1910 and was part of the farm that the Hicks and Kilpatrick families bought in 1972. We planted our first trees in 1976 and we plant more every year. Our orchard now numbers over 4,000 trees. We began renovating the old cattle barn in 1980, scrubbing it clean as a whistle, one board at a time. Structurally, we left it pretty much as it was, merely putting a clear sealer on the black walnut and wormy chestnut wood, and retaining the stables and feeding rack. The sturdy old barn began a new era as The Apple Barn in 1981.
Visitors and locals agree that Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a fun-filled, action-packed extravaganza that everyone should experience! It’s the perfect place for families, friends and groups to gather for spectacular special effects, amazing stunts by the most talented performers in the area.
Fannie Farkle's" is located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg. You are truly going to experience a very unique concept in food and entertainment every time you visit "Fannie Farkle's"! Fannie's has grown into a FUN PLACE to visit for people of all ages. Here you can be certain to have affordable food and amusements at your fingertips from 8:00 a.m. until late in the evening, 365 days a year.
Located within one of the largest shopping experiences in the Southeast, the Bass Pro Shop offers the outdoors man, and woman in every family something amazing. From fishing and hunting to camping and apparel, you can find what every outdoor lover is looking for.
During the winter of 1962, vacationers wound their way slowly and precariously up snow covered Mt. Harrison en route to Gatlinburg's new ski resort. Fighting exhaust fumes from heavy traffic and passing one stalled vehicle after another, visitors reasoned there must be a cleaner, safer, quieter, and certainly faster and more comfortable way for people to travel up the steep mountain. That winter the idea for Gatlinburg's Aerial Tramway was born. Construction of the Aerial Tramway started in September of 1972 and the tramway began operation in August of 1973.
Ridge upon ridge of endless forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park.