Dollywood's spectacular Smoky Mountain setting offers the perfect backdrop for a diversity of theme park rides and attractions. Exhilarating roller coasters, adventurous water excursions, family rides and kiddie rides you'll find them all at Dollywood --- along with exclusive attractions that will let you really experience the Smoky Mountain lifestyle. With so much happening, no excuses are needed to go but here are 8 reasons to visit Dollywood.
1. Live Music
More than 30 shows are performed daily and for any music fan this has to be one of the top reasons to visit Dollywood. Naturally, country runs deep in the veins of the musical extravaganza as demonstrated by attractions such as Family Reunion that showcases Dolly’s own hits but there’s the whole range from classic to modern and a good dose of southern gospel too. Grab your gingham shirt and put on those dancing shoes.
2. Eating out
Southern cooking is a fine art form all by itself, and nowhere do they do it better than at Dollywood with delicious southern dishes prepared to order and stacked with flavour. Throughout the park you can choose from full service dining and fast food places, including fresh food from the BIG SKILLET™. Tasty!
Visiting Dollywood is best done from the comfort of your own luxuriously equipped Gatlinburg cabin where you can take off them boots and hang up that hat whilst relaxing in comfort and style. That´s the Blue Ridge Smoky Mountain reason for visiting Dollywood.
4. Hair-Raising Rides
If you’re a fanatic of ducking and diving, twisting and turning, rolling and rocking then Dollywood and its hair-raising coaster rides won´t leave you disappointed . From Mystery Mines to Tennessee Tornado, the Dollywood Roller Coaster rides deliver unforgettable experiences like falling off a mountain.
5. Family Friendly Rides
Dollywood has something for everyone especially the youngsters, and even the young at heart. What better reason to visit Dollywood than an awe inspiring train ride through the Great Smoky Mountains seeing phenomenal views and stunning scenery, the exclusive heritage of Tennessee?
6. Eagle Mountain Sanctuary
Soar to new heights and encounter the largest gathering of bald eagles in the country. Get a rare glimpse of some of nature’s most impressive birds of prey in this beautiful mountain setting, one of nature’s reasons to visit Dollywood.
Shopping at Dollywood IS The Dollywood Emporium - the last word in shopping experiences. Featuring the best from Dollywood's many unequalled shopping exclusives from tee shirts and hats to original gifts and homely decorations here’s the place for some very unique souvenirs.
8. Adventure Mountain
Make sure not to miss out on this adrenaline pumping reason for visiting Dollywood - the exhilaration of mountain ventures waiting to be conquered by anyone willing to accept the challenge. Find interminable combinations of energetic exploits to entertain all the family.
Reason number...... I could go on and on because there is such an innumerable amount of attractions, amusements and down right hot diggity dog things to do, you sure got enough reasons to visit Dollywood. What would be your reason for heading to the Smokey Mountains?
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