Visiting Dollywood for the first time? Even if you’ve been to the popular theme park before, it can be hard to choose what to do first, but we know all the best spots to visit! Here are the top 7 things you have to try when you visit Dollywood:
1. Visit Wildwood Grove
Wildwood Grove is the newest addition to the theme park and contains fantastic rides, restaurants, and fun activities for the whole family! Try one of the rides like the Dragonflier or the Great Tree Swing or find the best views of the grove at Treetop Tower. Check out Till and Harvest, a great restaurant featuring fresh Mexican dishes with a Southern Twist. Explore Wildwood Creek and cool off on a hot day in the refreshing mountain water or take your kids to investigate Hidden Hollow, a magical forest play area kids of all ages will love!
2. Take the Dollywood Express
The best way to tour the entire park is by taking the Dollywood Express. Riding this coal-fired steam engine gives you an authentic train experience and takes you through the entire park in about 20 minutes. This 5-mile ride shows you the beautiful scenery of the Smoky Mountains where you can learn about the history of mountain life and when trains like this were used.
3. Shop at Temple’s Warehouse and Old Fashioned Candy Store
You’ll find unique treasures and lots of candy at Temple’s Warehouse and Old Fashioned Candy Store in The Village. Fashioned after an old country mercantile, you can find all kinds of old toys, trinkets, tools, and much more. They also have the best selection of old-fashioned candy and sweets, making it the perfect pit stop for a sugary treat and a fun walk down memory lane.
4. Tour Dolly’s Home on Wheels
Dolly’s Home-On-Wheels is a fun attraction for the die-hard Dolly Parton fan! Located in Adventures in Imagination, this 1994 Prevost was Dolly’s home while she toured all over the U.S. You can tour the beautiful coach with its custom leather chairs, 2 bathrooms, and brass fixtures.
5. Ride the Wild Eagle
Looking for some adrenaline-packed action? Then you will definitely love the Wild Eagle Coaster at Wilderness Pass! This ride is unique to Dollywood because it’s the first wing coaster in the U.S. You can experience soaring over the mountains on this 21-story tall ride and truly fly like an eagle!
6. Watch the Wings of America Show Birds
One of the best entertainment shows in Dollywood is in Craftsman’s Valley! The Wings of America Show Birds put on a fabulous display that everyone will love and appreciate. It’s educational and entertaining, telling the stories of these majestic birds, and you can experience it up close!
7. Eat at Dogs N Taters
With so many food and drink options in Dollywood, Dogs N Taters is a classic choice that will satisfy everyone. Their menu is simple, featuring hot dogs, corn dogs, and french fries, but it’s delicious and satisfying! This quick spot in Rivertown Junction is perfect for a grab-and-go lunch or a late afternoon snack before an evening dinner show.
Since know what you should try when you visit Dollywood, reserve one of our cabins today and get ready to have some fun at one of the best theme parks in the Smoky Mountains!