PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Monday, May 16, 2022) — Dollywood again has earned a top honor from the National Amusement Park Historical Association (NAPHA), being named as one of the association’s favorite theme parks in the country.  Dollywood finished in a three-way tie for the NAPHA Favorite Theme Park of 2021. Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Busch […]

Park Launches Science Communications Podcast Smoky Signal 

“Storytelling is a time-honored human tradition, and a key part of how park rangers engage with visitors when they come to Great Smoky Mountains National Park,” said Stephanie Kyriazis, Chief of Resource Education. “Launching a podcast allows us to share Smokies stories about science and culture with a broader audience, even when they are far […]

Cades Cove Vehicle-Free Wednesdays Begin May 4

Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites the public to enjoy the Cades Cove Loop Road on Vehicle-free Wednesdays beginning May 4 through September 28, 2022.  Participants are encouraged to visit in the afternoons and early evenings to spread use out throughout the day. Parking on-site is limited, with parking lots often filling to capacity during […]

Spring Showers Bring More Than a Million Blooms to Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival Beginning April 22

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Monday, April 18, 2022) – For a third year, Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival presented by Covenant Health (April 22 – June 5) blossoms against a Smoky Mountain backdrop to deliver brilliant floral hues to guests. During this year’s installment of the festival, guests can appreciate the vibrant beauty of more than […]

Grand Marshal Cal Ripken, Jr. Leads Return of Pigeon Forge Music in the Mountains Spring Parade on April 29

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (April 12, 2022)—Following a two-year absence, Pigeon Forge’s Music in the Mountains Spring Parade makes a triumphant return on Friday, April 29, at 6 p.m. (EST), with Cal Ripken, Jr. (pictured above) as grand marshal.  The parade will travel the Pigeon Forge Parkway and feature entries from Tennessee, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, […]

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show Ready to Set Sail for Fourth Season in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge, Tenn.  (Thursday, February 3, 2022)– It’s time again to set sail on a daring and exciting Pirates Voyage in Pigeon Forge. Final preparations are underway as the dinner show gets ready to debut its fourth swashbuckling season on February 11, 2022. From the show’s Buccaneer Bay, a colorful and fearless crew of characters combine […]

Pigeon Forge’s Chuck Wagon Cookoff Promises Heaping Helping of Campfire Cuisine March 26-28

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Feb. 22, 2021)–Preparing lunch begins long before breakfast at the Pigeon Forge Chuck Wagon Cookoff competition March 26-28. Authentic chuck wagons, the original food trucks, will gather for the family-friendly competition on Saturday, March 27, at Clabough’s Campground (405 Wears Valley Road). Chuck wagon cookoffs aid in the preservation of cattle drive […]

WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge Unveils New Origami Exhibit with STEM Focus

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee – (Sept. 16, 2019) WonderWorks, located in Pigeon Forge, is adding more fun and educational opportunities. The new feature will have an origami exhibit that has an education focus on math (STEM). The STEM exhibit will introduce guests to the relationship between math and the art of origami. The new exhibit will be available to […]

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa To Host Lyrics & Lore

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018) — Prepare for an unforgettable experience at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa as its third annual Lyrics & Lore event brings the beauty and inspiration of songs and stories to the Great Smoky Mountains. Taking place Jan. 17-19, 2019, join the Dollywood Entertainment team, The International Storytelling Center […]