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Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Adventures in Pigeon Forge, TN

Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Adventures2713 ParkwayPigeon Forge, TN 37863
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Follow Dolly Parton and resident story-teller, Applejack, as they transport you back to when Dolly’s parents, Avie Lee Owens and Lee Parton, first met. This action-packed show features romance, theatrical performances, over-the-top acrobatics, and so much more. Arrive early to be transformed into a Mountaineer or Mountain Princess!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Pigeon Forge Travel Experts
  • Dinner includes fried chicken, pulled pork, corn on the cob, and unlimited drinks.
  • Visit the 1930s Bass Mercantile before the show for old-time fun!
  • Kids can be transformed into a Mountaineer or Mountain Princess before the show.
  • An action-packed family-friendly show.
  • Cheer on the Partons or the Owens throughout the friendly competition.

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Joan B.

A fun and energetic show with amazing acrobatics, plus lots of food so come hungry. They provide to-go bags if you can't eat it all. Kids, arrive early and get a mountain makeover in the Bass Mercantile.

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from Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Adventures
Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures Dinner & Show is a riveting, high energy and romantic production that takes guests on an exciting journey back to a time that tells a tale of Dolly’s own family history. Adventures and a spectacular old-fashioned Hootenanny feast await as the mountains are filled with high-flying action, music and more!

The great traditions of the Smoky Mountain people are proud and steeped in history. Food, Faith, and Family is the fiber that is woven throughout these mountains along with rivalry and romance. Our show includes a special love story on how Avie Lee Owens and Lee Parton got together and became Dolly’s Mom and Dad. However, it was not before a bit of competition had taken place between the Partons and Owens in the Great Smoky Mountain Family Contests.

Our story is filled with music, laughter, edge-of-your-seat special effects, thrilling specialty acts, competitions, and romance– the type that brings families together. Acrobatic performers will display their abilities on aerial silks suspended three stories above the stage; perform a balletic display above the stage on suspended hoops called Lyras; and will defy gravity in and on the amazing Electro-wheel, all within the context of Parton's exciting story.

Arrive early and enjoy the spirit of thrills and fun. Inside Bass Mercantile, kids of all ages can get a makeover and become a hearty Mountaineer or a beautiful Mountain Princess! We have snacks, music and more.

Every family gathering needs a hearty meal! Dolly’s family members have brought their best dishes for Avie Lee’s Sunday Dinner!

Avie Lee’s Sunday Dinner Includes:
  • Dorothy Jo’s Homemade biscuit

  • Grandma’s Creamy Vegetable Soup

  • Avie Lee’s Fried Chicken

  • Pulled Pork, scalded & cooked over at Grandpa Jake’s

  • Cabin Taters

  • Buttery Corn on the Cob

  • Aunt Martha’s Southern Peach Pie

  • All of this with unlimited Pepsi, Tea, and Coffee

  • At Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures Dinner & Show, you’ll make unforgettable memories as you cheer on The Partons or Owens in a world class dinner and show.

Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Reviews

Belinda S.
1 Review
"Fun, energetic show"
September, 2017 NEW
We have been vacationing in this area 27 years and are always trying the new shows. We were pleasantly surprised at the show. The performance had a good historical story and the acrobatics was outstanding! The food was tasty and plentiful. Our opinion is the dinner show was well worth the money spent. The size and layout of the arena offered good views for all.
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Tip: If you are easily chilled, take a sweater or jacket. Come with an appetite.

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Franklin, Tennessee
"Fun show, good food"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 24, 2017 NEW
We have seen every other dinner show in Gatlinburg so we were excited to see a new one on our latest trip. I loved that they served the same soup as Dixie Stampede as it's one of my favs. The rest of the food was good and the performers were great. It is difficult to clap for their performances while eating.
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Hershey, PA
"A real letdown"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed September 22, 2017 NEW
If you have already seen DP's Dixie Stampede, then you will be sorely disappointed with this dinner show. First, the seating is very, very tight for us well-fed Americans. It was elbow-rubbing at the trough. Our server was so distracted that she never offered a beverage and I had to lunge out into the aisle to grab a manager to get our drinks. The show was very confusing and I now know nothing more about DP's life than before. They are trying to be a hillbilly Cirque du soleil and it doesn't work. If you like swimming dogs and kilted audience members tossing stuffed skunks into a pail than this is the show for you.
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Dayton, Ohio
"Good but not great"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 21, 2017 NEW
First of all the food was very good. Show lasts 90 minutes. At 5:45 they start trying to seat everyone and take your picture as the show starts at 6pm. Helpful staff instructing where your section is. Our server Mackie was very friendly and attentive. Couple of items needed approved upon, seating..they have you so scrunched together it is hard getting your food/drink to your mouth without elbowing your neighbor. I know they want to pack in as much as they can $$$, but it would be nice to be comfortable. 2nd, there is a lot going on and while you eat you miss a lot, but that's the way the show is designed. All in all its good but not worth repeating.
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Morgantown, West Virginia
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2017 NEW
The food was exceptionally good; the wait staff was great; the show was spectacular! We were there an hour and a half but the time flew by! We loved it!!!
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Shirley D
"Great Dinner & Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2017 NEW
First time seeing this show. Entertainment was super. It was non- stop action. The food was great, and our server, McKenzie, was top notch. She did a fantastic job of getting us served in a timely matter. Drinks refilled promptly. We do a lot of shows while in Pigeon Forge each year, and this is one of the best. WE WILL DEFINITELY GO BACK!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Adventures

Is dinner included in the ticket price?

What is included in Avie Lee’s Sunday Dinner?
Get ready for a feast! Avie Lee’s Sunday Dinner includes:
•Grandma’s Creamy Vegetable Soup
•Dorothy Jo’s Homemade Biscuits
•Avie Lee’s Fried Chicken
•Pulled Pork Scalded & Cooked over at Grandpa Jakes
•Cabin Taters
•Buttery Corn on the Cob picked by Uncle Billy
•Aunt Marth’s Southern Peach Pie
•Unlimited Pepsi®, tea or coffee

How early should I arrive?
Please arrive 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to show time. Kids of all ages can get a makeover and become a hearty Mountaineer or beautiful Mountain Princess!

Are vegetarian meals available?
Yes. Please provide your request for a vegetarian meal when making your reservation.

I have a food allergy or dietary restriction. Can I be accommodated?
If given advance notice, the venue will do their best to accommodate your food allergy or dietary restriction.

Is the theater wheelchair accessible?
Yes. The facilities are fully accessible for individuals with special needs. If any members of your party have a wheelchair, hearing assistance, or other special needs, please make note of this when making your reservation so we may accommodate you.

Where is the show located?
You can find the venue at Traffic Light #3 — 2713 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.

I am bringing my toddler (younger than 3). Do I need to purchase a ticket for him/her?
Children ages 0-3 may sit on the lap of an adult during the performance. A limit of 1 lap child per paid adult applies.

Is this show appropriate for children?
Absolutely. Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures was designed to entertain audiences of all ages.

Does the theater offer parking?
Yes. There is ample parking space for all. Handicapped parking is available on a first come, first served basis. We recommend arriving early to secure a parking spot close to the venue.