Around the world in a day at Dollywood

One of the joys of traveling is getting a taste of other cultures so it’s great when you can do that without having to travel very far.  Each year when Dollywood opens for a new season, the world comes to the theme park in the Great Smoky Mountains. The Festival of Nations offers park guests a taste of music, entertainment, and food from around the world without leaving the park.

Dollywood's Rides of the Past

The 2019 addition of Wildwood Grove at Dollywood (the park’s biggest expansion to date) is sure to delight long time Dollywood fans and inspire new ones. But with more than three decades coming before this addition there have been many other big additions that have come and gone. Here is a look at some of them.

Bristol State of Mind

With one foot in Tennessee and the other in Virginia you’re not just in Bristol, you are in a special STATE of mind.  Here the music of the mountains made history, chasing outlaws moved to the last great colosseum, and nature’s wide paintbrush created a backdrop of sparkling waters and majestic mountains.  Bristol may be small on the map but it’s BIG when it comes to things to do.