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.

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Charleston, West Virginia
"Another winner for Dolly."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2017 NEW
Booked the show before leaving home. So glad we did. I do not regret one thing about Dolly's new dinner attraction. It has new music and some new lyrics to "These Old Bones" (One of my favorite Dolly songs, she knows how to tell a story) The show has features for all to enjoy, animals, comedy, stunts, etc. You will be entertained all while enjoying a great meal. Only thing missing is there is no pre show like at Dixie Stampede. We enjoyed show much we went again before going home.
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Eileen S
Seymour, Tennessee, United States
"A lot of fun and s lot of food"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2017 NEW
Very similar to Dixie Stampede. High wire acts, daredevil, lumber jack and a beautiful store of how Dolly's parents met. The food was more than filling and really good. Use your Dollywood season pass for a discount.
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"Best dinner show I have ever been to!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2017 NEW
Wow dolly partons smoky mountain adventure is so freaking awesome, the show that those actors put on is mind blowing, they do crazy stunts there is a guy that runs on a huge spinning wheel scary and awesome, they have dogs doing stunts, and also have a delicious meal I recommend dolly partons smoky mountain adventure dinner show to everyone and anyone looking to have a great time with family, friends or even just you and your wife/husband or girlfriend/boyfriend, well worth your money and time!!!
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Phil J
Shelbyville, United States
"Show was a disappointment"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2017 NEW
The actors were amazing but the story line was a farce. Seeing those pole dancers (lol) scurrying up those poles was unbelievable. I was expecting something like the She-kon-o-hey (spelling probably wrong) show from a couple of years back. It is billed as a story of Dolly's family history; that could not be how that relationship started. surely. The meal was passable (chicken was fantastic) but did not match the listed menu. I can't help comparing it to Dixie Stampede and it falls far short. We will see DS again & again but will not waste money on SMA. Show was 1 hour.
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"Very Exciting "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2017 NEW
The food is great similar to Dixie Stampede. The show is very good kiddos couldn't take their eyes off the stage. Lots of neat tricks and flips, the dog part of the show is pretty cool. Loved the acrobatics! Will keep you on your toes!
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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.