Theme Parks

Wild EagleLike a lot of tourist areas, the theme park seems to have grown in the shadow of the mountains that have brought people to this area.  From sprawling parks like Dollywood to more compact parks like Santa’s Land, the theme parks in the Smokies area are as diverse as they are fun.  Silhouetted against the backdrop of the Smokies these theme parks are made all the more interesting for the history they have helped to write in the moutains.

  • Tweetsie Railroad - You know, Dollywood isn’t the only theme park in the Smoky Mountains. A quick drive east in the charming mountain town of Blowing Rock, NC, you’ll find Tweetsie Railroad – one of the most original Wild West attractions in the nation. Since the 1950s, Tweetsie’s famous steam engine, No. 12, has taken park-goers on the … Continue reading "Tweetsie Railroad"
  • Dollywood - Don’t miss out on the Dollywood experience if you’re going to be coming through the Pigeon Forge/Great Smoky Mountains area during the summer. With a theme park and Dollywood’s Splash Country Waterpark all on site, there’s something for everyone. Based in the picturesque Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood is a 150-acre family adventure park open nine … Continue reading "Dollywood"

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