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

Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Adventures2713 ParkwayPigeon Forge, TN 37863
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Overview

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, cured ham, macaroni and cheese, 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.
  • In November and December, the show transforms into a special holiday performance!

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Insights from Reserve Direct's own team members

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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Description

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:
  • Our very own Creamy Vegetable Soup

  • Homemade Biscuit

  • Sugar Cured Ham

  • Mountain Fried Chicken

  • Signature Macaroni and Cheese

  • Sweet Potato Delight

  • Our very own Specialty Dessert

  • Unlimited Coca-Cola, Tea and Coffee


  • Note: In November and December, Smoky Mountain Adventures transforms into a sensational new holiday show, complete with a mouthwatering feast!

    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 Gatlinburg Customer Reviews

5 Reviews
Judith Sharp
Oak Ridge, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"We took our whole family 18 of us !"
February, 2018 NEW
The best show ever!! Everyone loved it including the 3y/o!!
It was very entertaining !Music ,skating ,dancing,acrobats jokes Christmas Story very well done !!
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Tip: It's Fabulous!!

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DeAnna Hale
Morristown , TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great family fun"
February, 2018 NEW
We arrived and it was very nice outside and inside. They take your picture almost as soon as you get there. From there everyone that works there was very courteous. I was blown away with such pleasant people. They started putting food on our plate. There was a lot of food. It was all delicious. The show was great. Very entertaining. We will go back again. We went for the Christmas show and it got us in the Christmas mood. The decorations were so pretty. Just a lovely experience.
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Tip: Come hungry. They serve a lot of food and it’s delicious.

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Phyllis Akers
Montgomery, AL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Dolly Parton’s Smokey Mountain Adventures"
January, 2018 NEW
We had terrific seats in the front row on the side for a delicious meal and a really great show! It was a wonderful place to celebrate my sister-in-law’s birthday
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Tip: Dress warm since there is an ice skating show.

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Craig Gross
EVANSVILLE, IN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Our Favorite Show"
January, 2018 NEW
My wife and I absolutely love traveling to the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area. We usually go at least twice a year. The Smoky Mountain Adventure show is our favorite production in the area. We highly recommend the Smoky Mountain Adventure for the whole family or a date night!
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Tip: Be sure to show up early and enjoy all the fun before the show! Lots of things to do and see!

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Belinda S.
1 Review
"Fun, energetic show"
September, 2017
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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Christy I
United States
"Good show"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2018 NEW
This is the new show where the Lumberjack feud was playing. 2 totally different shows!!! This show is a lot of dancing and cirque du soleil style entertainment, not something we are used to but we did enjoy the show. The staff was super friendly and helpful.
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Starla M
Cosby, Tennessee
"Company Christmas Party here was Excellent!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 04, 2018 NEW
Our company Christmas Party was awesome here! The food was great! The service was terrific and the Show! Wow! We were amazed at the many talented performers they have. We have been to all of the dinner show venues & this was hands down the best! Run, Run Rudolph was my favorite! If you get the chance, Go to this dinner show!
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Christopher A
Grove City, Ohio, United States
"Dolly did not fail to deliver"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2018
We were very skeptical about going to this show due to the disappointment we had at Dixie Stampede, but decided to go. There was a mess up with our reservations, but it was very well handled, we went the following night but it actually worked out best for us as about an hour after we would have been seated, I started having issues with my heart. When we did go, it was fully accommodating, they made sure to seat us in an area that allowed my service dog to be with me and sleep at my feet, well, when he wasn't eating my chicken that is ;) The food was what I am used to eating at my own table, and the soup was the best I have ever had. Our server was incredible in making sure all our needs were met, She offered to bring me a bowl for the dog to have some water while he was there, but I keep one in my bag along with a bottle of water. The show was so spectacular that there were times that I forgot that I was supposed to be having my dinner. The thrills of all the performers were of the highest caliber. My favorite parts were with all the aerial work that was done. This is a must see.
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ginniedroz
Lady Lake, Florida
"Dolly's Smoky Mountain Adventures Christmas Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 17, 2018
A must see attraction. I thoroughly was entertained throughout the entire show. The cast, sets and scenes were absolutely splendid. We loved the fellow playing the elf in between skits. He was so funny and kept the audience entertained. They even had live animals in the nativity scene skit. The dinner was excellent and our server was most gracious to us during dinner. Everyone did an outstanding job.
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Crystal L
West Virginia, United States
"The BEST show in Pigeon Forge"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 05, 2018
Before this trip we would have said Dixie Stampede was the best dinner show ever, but not after seeing this show. We saw the Christmas show, have not seen the regular show. Our server was great, the food was great and the show itself was spectacular. The only bad thing about this show is they serve alcohol.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Adventures

Is dinner included in the ticket price?
Absolutely.

What is included in Avie Lee’s Sunday Dinner?
Get ready for a feast! Avie Lee’s Sunday Dinner includes:

  • Our very own Creamy Vegetable Soup
  • Homemade Biscuit
  • Sugar Cured Ham
  • Mountain Fried Chicken
  • Signature Macaroni and Cheese
  • Sweet Potato Delight
  • Our Very Own Specialty Dessert
  • Unlimited Coca-Cola, Tea and 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.