We have lived in this area for a total of 9 years now and decided it was time we finally went to Dollywood. Our homeschool group had good deals on season tickets so we spent a couple of visits there now. The park is owned by country music singer Dolly Parton who grew up in the town it’s in. It’s themed around Appalachian/crafts and old timey kind of things.


I have to say the park itself is really nice. Good rides with lots of shade and places to sit down. Even water fountains and people who wander around asking if you need help or directions. The shows we have seen have been good as well. Some of the visitors to the park are “interesting” but if you view it as a good sociological study of the varieties of human kind, it takes the edge off!

Glad dad doesn’t mind getting wet:


Charlotte is a little speed demon but Max and I are quite happy on the carousel!