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Latest Pigeon Forge News

New Aerial Act Adds Even More to Dolly Parton’s Stampede This Summer 

PIGEON FORGE, TENN. (June 27, 2022) – For guests taking in Dolly Parton’s Stampede during its 35th season this year, an all-new thrilling and moving performance segment has been added to this dinner show – combining the show’s equestrian stars, breathtaking aerial acrobatics and original new music from Dolly herself.  This addition truly multiplies the excitement […]

Dolly Parton Shares Her “Heartsong” about Dollywood’s Newest Resort

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (June 24, 2022) — Dolly Parton today visited the construction site of Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort, marking her first media appearance at the property which is slated to open in late 2023. During the media-only event, Parton also accepted an award from the American Chestnut Foundation on behalf of her late uncle, Bill […]


PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (June 15, 2022) — With a wide range of new experiences and returning favorites occurring throughout the day and into the night—and with its new recognition as Tripadvisor’s number one park in the nation—Dollywood finds itself atop the list for best family road trips this summer. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration presented by Bush’s® […]

Tripadvisor Users Recognize Dollywood as Top U.S. Theme Park

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (June 14, 2022)— Tripadvisor officials named Dollywood as the number one theme park in the United States and the number eight theme park in the world during the 2022 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards. It’s an honor that probably doesn’t come as much surprise to Dollywood’s guests, who frequently compliment […]

New Antics Add To the Family Fun This Summer 

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (June 8, 2022) – At the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud this summer, more shenanigans and fun take flight — literally! — when the mayor brings the sheriff a new high-flying contraption he calls a billy-copter to the Smokies to keep up to date with the goings-on between the Hatfield and McCoy […]

Park reopens Parson Branch Road after six-year closure  

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials celebrated the reopening of Parson Branch Road with a ribbon-cutting event honoring the crew who performed the needed work and the Friends of the Smokies who provided critical funding to support the efforts. The historic gravel road, originally constructed in 1838, is now reopened to the public after a […]

Pigeon Forge Named No. 3* Top RV Getaway for 2022

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (May 19, 2022)—When RV travelers take to the open road, one of their favorite destinations is Pigeon Forge (Tennessee) in the Great Smoky Mountains.  Pigeon Forge ranked No. 3 in a list* of top RV getaways that features some of the most scenic and convenient camping locations across the country.  The 16 Pigeon Forge RV […]

Old Forge Distillery To Celebrate Synchronous Fireflies With Special Release

(Pigeon Forge, Tennessee) – In celebration of the synchronous fireflies, an annual natural phenomenon in the Great Smoky Mountains, Old Forge Distillery is releasing a special edition White Lightnin’ Bug Moonshine. A distillery exclusive and limited release, White Lightnin’ Bug comes in at 140 proof and features a glow-in-the-dark label.  Synchronous Fireflies can be seen […]


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 […]