Dollywood is a 160-acre park with over 50 rides and attractions right outside of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This things to do in Dollywood article will get you started on the essential attractions, food, and rides the park has to offer. We went for the rollercoasters but discovered it’s more than a rollercoaster park, it’s a top-tier theme park. Coming in at #6 for US Theme Parks, Dollywood beats out some Disney properties and it is the first entry on the list that’s not Universal or Disney.
They say Dollywood is America’s friendliest park, and we’d have to agree. It featured attractions that spanned all ages, with positive and encouraging messages throughout the park. We weren’t bombarded with branding but inspired to be all-around good human beings and celebrate life in the Smoky Mountains.