Alcatraz East Crime Museum To Display Alcatraz Island-Themed Prison Artwork

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (July 30, 2019) –Each year, tourists visiting San Francisco make the journey across the water to the must-see Alcatraz Island. Since it’s closing in 1963, the former federal penitentiary continues to intrigue people of all ages, and likewise, there is a huge fascination with the artwork of prison artists. This summer, the […]

DOLLYWOOD OFFICIALLY OPENS LARGEST EXPANSION IN PARK HISTORY Guests experience $37 million Wildwood Grove for the first time   PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (May 10, 2019)— Dollywood again solidified its place among the nation’s premier family destinations as Dolly Parton today officially opened Wildwood Grove, the largest expansion in park history. Parton opened the fascinating new […]

Dollywood Officially Opens Largest Expansion in Park History

Guests experience $37 million Wildwood Grove for the first time  PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Friday, May 10, 2019)— Dollywood again solidified its place among the nation’s premier family destinations as Dolly Parton today officially opened Wildwood Grove, the largest expansion in park history. Parton opened the fascinating new land to visitors ready to enjoy its 11 […]

New Temporary Exhibit Memorializes Nicole Brown Simpson, Highlights Domestic Violence

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (April 29, 2019) – Murdered 25 years ago this June, Nicole Brown Simpson would have celebrated her 60th birthday on May 19, 2019. In her memory, Alcatraz East Crime Museum is turning the focus on domestic violence, offering a temporary exhibit dedicated to who Nicole was as a daughter, sister, and mother, and the […]

New Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show Looking Ship Shape in Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (April 18, 2019)—Ships fit for holding plenty of pirates’ loot have begun arriving in Pigeon Forge as Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show continues to take shape. After eight weeks of construction by the creative team, everything is looking ship-shape and making its way to East Tennessee aboard 10 semi-trucks. The first truck […]

Dolly Parton, Dollywood Sponsor Richard Childress Racing’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Team during Saturday’s Alsco 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (April 3, 2019)— It’s no secret when Dolly Parton puts her name on something, success follows. NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Tyler Reddick hopes the same holds true during Saturday’s Alsco 300 (TV coverage on FS1) at Bristol Motor Speedway. For the event, the hood of Reddick’s No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet […]

My People Fund Provides $200,000 to Sevier County Volunteer Fire Departments

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (March 19, 2019)- The Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund continues to provide for the local community with Dolly Parton most recently presenting $200,000 to the fire chiefs of the eight volunteer fire departments located in Sevier County. The money, which Parton donated on Saturday, will be used to support the volunteer fire […]

Festival of Nations Kicks Off Dollywood’s Biggest Season Ever

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (March 15, 2019)-Dollywood’s thrilling 2019 season begins with one of the park’s greatest Festival of Nations lineups ever! The event, which runs now-April 14, features exhilarating new headline shows, the return of the Passport to Foods and special cooking demonstrations, including opportunities to see world-renowned Chef Pepin whip up his favorite dishes. […]

Dollywood Begins Season-long Celebration of Biggest Year in Park History

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (March 15, 2019)—Dollywood’s 34th season—and undoubtedly the park’s biggest ever—opened today with a special preview day for season passholders and a surprise visit from Dolly Parton. In a year that also includes the opening of the largest addition in Dollywood history later this season—the $37 million Wildwood Grove—the award-winning park’s range of […]