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We all love a great day at Dollywood and Dollywood Splash Country. The Dollywood rides are a blast, and these parks are packed full of fun for visitors to enjoy, but if a trip to Dollywood just isn't in the cards for your next vacation, don't worry! There are plenty of similar experiences, restaurants and shows in Pigeon Forge to enjoy. Check out what attractions in Pigeon Forge match up best with your favorite things from Dollywood.

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Downbound Float Trip

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River Rat Tubing

River Rat Tubing

Downbound Float Trip is a lazy-river style float at Splash Country that provides a fun, cool escape on a hot summer day. If you're looking to beat the heat and relax at the same time on your vacation, look no further than Smoky Mountain River Rat. River Rat Tubing offers two tubing outposts to start at, one for thrill seekers and one for chill seekers. If you're looking for a lazy river type of experience, hit a real river and start at Outpost A.

River Rat

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The Wild Eagle

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Glider at Rowdy Bear

The Glider at Rowdy Bear

One of the most popular Dollywood rides, the Wild Eagle makes you feel like you are truly flying. Rowdy Bear's Mountain Glider in Gatlinburg is the world's first mountain glider. It lets guests soar through the trees around Rowdy Bear Mountain, combining free falling and hang gliding. The biggest difference: instead of riding alongside a bunch of other guests, you'll be in your own seat. You will really feel like a bird!

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Dollywood Rides at Country Fair

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Kids Country at The Track

Kids Country at The Track

Country Fair is a kids area that holds some of the best Dollywood rides in the park. The Track has a similar area named Kids Country that is perfect for little visitors. This part of The Track has kiddie carts for young visitors to race safely on, plus other fun rides like the Red Baron Airplane, The Train, Swings and Spin Tops. Bring the kids to The Track to have some fun on your next vacation.

The Track

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Cinnamon Bread

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Copycat Recipe

Comfort Food Recipes

Dollywood rides aren't the only thing we love about the park. Dollywood's cinnamon bread gets raving reviews from visitors and is worth standing in line for. If you can't pick any up on your trip, there is a great copycat recipe available online to try out. Try it this year when you book a cabin in Pigeon Forge.

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Lumberjack's Pizza

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Big Daddy's Pizzeria

Big Daddy's Pizzeria

If one of your favorite places to stop for a bite to eat in Dollywood is Lumberjack Pizza, you're in luck! You can find great, wood fired pizza made from gourmet ingredients at Big Daddy's Pizzeria. There are 3 locations (Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg & Sevierville), making Big Daddy's an easy stop no matter where you are in the Smokies. Whether you're craving a classic pepperoni pizza or a speciality creation, they have it all.

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Miss Lillian’s Smokehouse

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Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que

Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que

Miss Lillian's Smokehouse is the go-to spot for all you can eat fried chicken, smoked roast beef and more in Dollywood. If you're looking for similar delicious bar-b-que outside the park, make Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que your next stop. Bennett's pit master smokes chicken, ribs, sausage, beef and pork that will make your mouth water. Meats at Bennett's roast at 220 degrees and are basted in a secret sauce you'll only taste at their 2 locations.

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Dollywood Express

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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

The Dollywood Express is a coal-fired steam engine that takes you on a ride through the park. Outside Dollywood, you'll find the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad provides a similar experience. Operating out of Bryson City, the GSMRR takes you on a scenic journey through small towns, picturesque rivers, beautiful mountains and more. The train is perfect any time of year, providing incredible views of the fall colors and even a Polar Express themed ride in the winter.

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Demolition Derby

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Bumper Cars at The Track

Bumper Cars & Blaster Boats

Who doesn't love a classic round of bumper cars? The great thing about The Track in Pigeon Forge is the wide selection of activities for all ages, and with this particular activity you have the option to zoom around a classic bumper arena or change things up and cool off in a battle of bumper boats. Watch out for the water cannons!

The Track

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Costner & Sons Magic Shop

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Wonders of Magic

Wonders of Magic

Fans of magic love shopping at Costner & Sons for the latest and greatest tricks and supplies. Magic fanatics will also love the Wonders of Magic in Pigeon Forge. Located at WonderWorks, Master Magician Terry Evanswood will leave you in awe as he performs slight-of-hand tricks and grand-scale illusions. A true magician never reveals his secrets, but you'll be dying to know how he does it!

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The Tennessee Tornado

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Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

The Tennessee Tornado is one of the oldest and most popular Dollywood rides. If you enjoy the feeling of wind rushing through your hair as you zip around a track, you have to visit the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster. You can ride single or double cars at this great attraction. Sit down, buckle up in the driver's seat & get ready for a thrill as you glide along the mountainside in Gatlinburg, day or night.

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River Rampage

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Whitewater Rafting

Pigeon Forge Rafting

River Rampage is one of our favorite Dolllywood rides with tons of twists and turns. If you love the thrill of this water rafting adventure, Pigeon Forge rafting is for you. Grab your friends and family and head to one of the outfitters in the Smoky Mountain for the adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy rough rapids, refreshing splashes and a fun ride down the river in Pigeon Forge.

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Dolly's Closet

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Lid'l Dolly's

Lid'l Dolly's

Dolly's Closet brings you right inside of Dolly Parton's closet. If you're looking to embrace some southern fashion, Lid'l Dolly's is a great stop for your trip. Lid'l Dolly's dresses are handmade in store and are perfect for the little girls in your life. You'll also be able to browse a large collection of quilts, bedding, blankets and more.

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Granny Ogle's Ham 'n' Beans

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Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant

Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant

Granny Ogle's Ham 'n' Beans gives guests a taste of Southern food and hospitality in Dollywood. Outside of the park, Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant gives you a chance to experience some of the best cooking in the south. Puckett's serves up comfort food like barbeque, home-cooked dishes and delicious desserts. The service at Puckett's is top-notch and you'll want to come back again and again.

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Blue Ribbon Cones

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Rita's Italian Ice

Rita's Italian Ice

Blue Ribbon Cones is a great stop in Dollywood to satisfy your sweet tooth and cool off on a hot day. Rita's Italian Ice in Pigeon Forge also serves up sweet treats that you won't want to miss. Stop by to enjoy Italian Ice made with fresh fruit, creamy frozen custard or even some gelati. The options are endless and the flavors change every day. There is always something new to try!

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Funnel Cakes

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Maddog's Creamery & Donuts

Maddog's Creamery & Donuts

Funnel cakes are a classic amuseument park treat- but you don't have to go into an amusement park to get your hands on one in Pigeon Forge. Step into Maddog's Creamery & Donuts in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and you can grab a funnel cake with all of your favorite toppings to enjoy as you stroll the parkway. Maddog's also has ice cream, donuts and other sweet treats to devour.

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Busy Bees

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The Carousel At The Island

The Carousel at The Island

Busy Bees is one of the calmer Dollywood rides for kids. It's perfect for children of all ages to enjoy, going round and round in bee-shaped cars. Families will children may also love the carousel at The Island. This ride has 22 horses and chariots for kids to ride on a classic amuseuement park style ride. It may even bring back some nostalgia for older kids and parents.

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Musical Shows At Dollywood

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Country Tonite Theatre

Country Tonite Theatre

A trip to Dollywood just isn't complete without visiting some of the fun musical shows in the park. If you're missing the singing and dancing at these productions, you'll love Country Tonite Theatre. Country Tonite brings together a variety of musical performances, from country to gospel to modern hits. They put on an amazing show for families and are a must-see on your next trip.

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Craft Shops

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Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community

Gatlinburg Crafts

Dollywood offers a unique opportunity to watch craftsmen create beautiful pieces of art. Similarily, the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community gives visitors a firsthand look into the creation of beautiful crafts. It's a hidden gem in North Gatlinburg full of independent artisans showing off and selling their work. Things you'll find in the community include candles, willow and oak baskets, leather goods, pottery, dolls, jewelry and more.

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