Dollywood Real Estate
Today, there are few people around who haven’t at least heard of Dollywood, and chances are good that a great number of folks who live within a day’s drive of the Pigeon Forge theme park have visited there at least once. It’s the most visited theme park in the state of Tennessee and one of the most popular parks in the entire Southeast region.
Dollywood started out humbly in 1961 as a small tourist attraction called Rebel Railroad. The park grew and evolved over the years, becoming Gold Rush Junction and then Silver Dollar City, before country music singer and Sevier County native Dolly Parton became a part owner in 1986. She lent her name to the venture as well, and the rest is history.
Over the past 30 years, Dollywood has grown and expanded on an almost annual basis. Its 35-plus acres offer thrilling roller coasters and themed rides; family-friendly attractions; a wide array of shops and restaurants; and, in keeping with Dolly’s country music routes, multiple stages throughout the park, where talented performers entertain guests with country music, bluegrass, gospel, oldies rock and more. Dollywood even has its own water park, Dollywood’s Splash Country, that operates between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Dollywood is also known for its seasonal festivals, which include the internationally themed Festival of Nations in spring; the National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration in fall; and Smoky Mountain Christmas in winter when the park is decked out in millions of colorful holiday lights.