Tag Archives: Tennessee

Wildwood Grove Brings Largest Expansion in Dollywood History

No matter how many times I visit Dollywood, I am always impressed with just how charming the place is. Real or manufactured, it never gets old. Recently I got a chance to visit Wildwood Grove, Dollywood’s largest expansion to date. As the story goes, a young girl wandered into the woods near Timber Canyon (the

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Dolly Parton’s Unheard Song To Be Released on Her 100th Birthday Sits Practically Hidden at Dollywood

Recently I got to spend some time at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Even though it’s one of my top 5 favorite parks on earth, I had never visited Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort. If you’ve never been, the resort is breathtakingly gorgeous. DreamMore is just a few steps away from Dollywood Park. Naturally, there are tributes

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Dolly Parton Expands Her Empire Outside of Dollywood in Pigeon Forge

If you’ve ever been to Pigeon Forge (and you should), you’ll see all kinds a smattering of advertisements for various dinner theater shows along the Parkway. One of the successful and longest running dinner theater attractions of all time, Dolly Parton’s Stampede. That offering along with the new (debuting Spring 2019) Pirates Voyage Dinner and

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Soaking In The Views From Anakeesta in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

This year we took another trip to Anakeesta in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It still remains our favorite attraction to visit while in the Great Smokey Mountains and from the pictures you’ll see in this post, you can quickly figure out why! Anakeesta, the attraction, is named after the mountain upon which it sits. Guests take “chondolas”

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Year Round Winter Fun at Pigeon Forge Snow

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee isn’t exactly known for being a winter wonderland. Sure, they do one or two snowfalls a year. However, at best you could call them a “light dusting” that disappears in a matter of days, if not hours. Having snowball fights or going tubing down a hill is a rare occurrence. Until Pigeon

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Dollywood Announces Largest Expansion Ever for 2019 – Wildwood Grove

In what is being called the largest expansion in the 33-year history of Dollywood, the park announced it’s new land for 2019: Wildwood Grove. In total, Wildwood Grove will have eleven experiences throughout the new land. The $33 million expansion is designed to be a new space for family attractions. Black Bear Trail is an

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Big Maw Bertha’s in Gatlinburg – Best Escape Game on Earth

After playing escape rooms all over the globe from London to New York, Los Angeles and beyond, what’s my favorite, you ask? There are a lot of great games out there. For example, in London there’s a game where your job is to find a bottle of wine hidden by the corpse of a headmistress

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A Very Dollywood Christmas

Recently I was lucky enough to cross off an item on my theme park bucket list. Without question, my favorite regional theme park on the planet is Dollywood.  I have had a chance to visit this gem nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, but never during the holidays. This year I finally got the chance

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Anakeesta Attraction Opens in Gatlinburg Tennessee

On a recent visit to Gatlinburg, Tennessee I got a chance to visit the city’s newest attraction known as Anakeesta.  The 70-acre park is located on top of Anakeesta Mountain and can be accessed through the park’s Chondola system. This brand new lift was built with 8 six-person gondola cabins and 104 four-seater chairlift seats

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New Book Allows You to See Rock City’s History

A small piece of my childhood arrived at my doorstep yesterday and I couldn’t be happier. If you grew up nearly anywhere in the Southeast United States, no doubt you’ve seen three words scattered across rooftops and billboards: See Rock City! For those not fortunate enough to know about the amazing Rock City, let me

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