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Dollywood - a fun place for the kids

by /bio/caroline »

Dollywood is just outside Pigeon Forge, TN and about 10 miles from Gatlinburg, another favorite destination of many.   It is so close to the Great smoky Mountain National Park that it would be a shame to miss that too.  Dollywood is a theme park for the whole family where people still say please and thank you.   Most people probably know that Dolly Parton brought Dollywood to the area to help life the mountain people out of poverty and provide jobs for them.  There are many other things to do in the area, but another reason people love it is the cool evenings that are such a relief in the hot summer months.   There are lots of options as far as accommodations go.   There are campgrounds, hotels, motels, cabins, etc.  and most of them are reasonably priced.  .   The big new thrill at the park is the Wild Eagle Coaster. There's plenty of outlet Malls too in Pigeon Forge and nearby Sevierville if shopping's your thing.  As Dolly would say, 'Come on Down'.