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The Ultimate Guide to Dollywood

Your Guide to the Best Rides, Restaurants, and Attractions at Dollywood

About The Book

A must-have for Dolly Parton fans everywhere, this unofficial guide features 100 of the must-try restaurants, iconic rides and attractions, and important landmarks at Dollywood and its sister parks.

Dollywood is a unique and incredible theme park that’s best known for its amusement park thrills, traditional Smoky Mountain inspiration, and, of course, insight into namesake and owner Dolly Parton. There’s a lot to see and do—and it can be easy to miss out on all Dollywood and its nearby sister parks have to offer. The Ultimate Guide to Dollywood is your one-stop shop for all things Dollywood! You’ll get insider advice on everything from the food to the rides and learn all the best tips and tricks to make the most of your visit.
-Want to try the world’s fastest roller coaster? The Lightning Rod is not only the fastest…it’s also the first wood launch coaster.
-Looking for an attraction that will really excite the biggest Dolly Parton fans? Check out Dolly’s $750,000 tour bus that was her “home” for fifteen years of touring, parked right in the Adventures in Imagination section of Dollywood.
-Are you a history buff? The Dollywood Express, which takes visitors on a five-mile ride through the Great Smoky Mountains, actually played a key role in America’s war effort during World War II.
-Searching for the inside scoop on all things Dollywood? Check out Red’s Drive-In, where you’ll be able to impress fellow visitors with the fun fact that this restaurant was named after Red’s Café, where six-year-old Dolly ate her first hamburger.

Whether you’re a longtime Dolly Parton fan looking to learn something new about the iconic musician or planning to make the most of your first trip to Dollywood, this book is the perfect companion.

About The Author

Photograph by Matthew Browne

Erin K. Browne is the blogger and photographer behind Brownie Bites, where she shares approachable, easy recipes that are as fun to make as they are to eat. She especially loves pop culture and fandom-inspired recipes, with Dollywood being a major source of such inspiration as the park is just a short drive from her home. Outside of the kitchen, Erin enjoys reading in a cozy chair, hiking in the mountains, and exploring the country in her family’s RV. She currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with her husband, Matt, her two children, Jasper and Shelby, her goofball corgi, Dewey, and the sweetest kitty who ever lived, Ham. Learn more at

Why We Love It

“Get to know Dollywood and Dolly Parton herself more than you’ve ever known them before with the help of The Ultimate Guide to Dollywood. From the rides and attractions to the history and the delicious food, you’ll learn insider tips to make the most of your trip, fun facts about Dolly Parton and her life, and discover little known highlights of the park itself. Whether you’re planning your next trip to the park or just looking for a little more Dolly Parton trivia, there’s something for everyone in this book!”

—Julia B., Editor, on The Ultimate Guide to Dollywood

Product Details

  • Publisher: Adams Media (September 3, 2024)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781507222232

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