Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Adventures

Smoky Mountain Adventures + Stampede Special Combo

Limited Time Special Combo Smoky Mountain Adventures + Stampede!

We have big savings coming your way! Now for a limited time, see two great shows for one amazing price with this Special Combo* Smoky Mountain Adventures + Dolly Parton’s Stampede!

The Special Combo lets you see Pigeon Forge’s most exciting dinner shows for one great price! Cheer for the North side or the South side in the friendly competition at Dolly Parton’s Stampede. There, you’ll see 32 magnificent horses, daring trick riders, the Roman Rider and much more! Then visit Smoky Mountain Adventures for an action-packed show with jaw-dropping stunts, incredible acrobatic feats, dramatic aerial acts and more!

Remember to come hungry and arrive early for both shows. At Smoky Mountain Adventures we’ll serve up a Home Cooked Feast. At Stampede, SKEETER™ and his friends are preparing the Four-Course Family Feast.

Special Combo

For a limited time, see two great dinner shows for one amazing price with this Special Combo!*

Sharing exciting adventures brings families closer together. And what better place for family adventure than in the heart of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It truly is someplace special.

Don’t wait for the time, MAKE the time for your family today.

*Special price of one adult ticket to Smoky Mountain Adventures available only when purchased with regularly priced Dolly Parton’s Stampede adult ticket and only for a limited time. Cannot combine this offer with any other Smoky Mountain Adventures or Stampede offers. Only valid on online reservations. Offer valid at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Pigeon Forge location only. Not valid on prior purchases. ©2017 Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures. ©2017 Dolly Parton’s Stampede.

Leave The Juggling To Us!

Leave the juggling to us…book your tickets online and save time and money!

We all know the struggle is real when it comes to planning your family’s vacation. At times, it can feel like nothing short of a juggling act. That’s why we offer easy online reservations. It’ll make planning your Smoky Mountain trip easier than ever!

The Mountain and Holler families invite you to journey with them back to the 1930’s! Take an exciting family adventure together in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Our action-packed show will amaze your whole family with jaw-dropping stunts, incredible acrobatic feats and dramatic aerial acts. Plus we have a mouthwatering Home Cooked Feast waiting for you!

Book your tickets online today and leave the juggling to us! Because everyone knows Great Family Memories are made right here in the Great Smoky Mountains!

Family Adventure Fit For Kids Of All Ages

Treat your kids to a fabulous feast and fun-filled family adventure this summer at Smoky Mountain Adventures in Pigeon Forge, TN

When was the last time you sat down for a wholesome family meal together? When was the last time you shared an exciting adventure together as a family? Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures has both!

Summer vacation in the Smokies makes for happy kids with big appetites! Tame their appetites with our four-course feast and action-packed adventure, perfect for kids of all ages.

The Home Cooked Feast

At Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures each guest receives a mouthwatering four-course feast with dishes you don’t want to miss. Have a look at what’s included.

The Adventure

You’ll be on the edge of your seat as the Mountain and Holler families take you on their whirlwind family adventure. Travel back to the 1930’s when there was conflict between these two families and they competed in the Great Smoky Mountain Family Contest. It’s an adventure complete with jaw-dropping stunts, incredible acrobatic feats and dramatic aerial acts high above the audience. Adults and kids agree it’s the MUST-SEE family adventure in Pigeon Forge!

Sharing exciting adventures brings families closer together. And what better place for family adventure than in the heart of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It truly is someplace special.

Don’t wait for the time, MAKE the time for your family today.

Let’s Have A Family Reunion, Smoky Mountain Style!

Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures sets the stage for Family Adventure in Pigeon Forge

Family Reunions bring families together and fun, family adventure creates lasting memories worth repeating year after year.

This year, plan your family reunion at Smoky Mountain Adventures in Pigeon Forge, TN. Our story as told by our resident storyteller AppleJack, is filled with music, laughter, edge-of-your-seat special effects, thrilling specialty acts, competitions, and romance– the type that brings families together. This riveting, high energy production is a non-stop, exciting journey taking guests back to the 1930’s when there was conflict between the Mountain and Holler families and they competed in the Great Smoky Mountain Family Contest. 

We packed the show with exciting family games and contests. And what family gathering would be complete without a little showing off by some of your relatives? Of course, both families want to win and they need your help cheering them on. We may even ask you to take part yourself!

Did we mention the Home Cooked Feast? Every great family gathering needs a fantastic meal and we have a fantastic, four-course feast here at Smoky Mountain Adventures.

We all know there’s nothing more important than a healthy, happy family and there’s no better way to enjoy your family reunion than with good, clean family adventure at someplace special! Bring your family to the most exciting place to eat!

Don’t wait for the time, MAKE the time for your family today.

Bass Mercantile – More Than Just A Store

In 1939 Bass Mercantile was the center of everything for the Owens and Parton families.

It truly was more than just a store. Bass Mercantile and country stores of its kind served as the center of communication, exchange and much more. The tall shelves of the mercantile were stocked with gingham fabrics in every color. Customers could find sturdy work gloves, brand new overalls and much more. It was a place to shop for brogan shoes to wear in the winter and other store-bought items.

Mountain folks like Billy Owens could pick up a box of nails and a pound of sugar in one visit. It’s also where Applejack could find a new set of banjo strings. And if something needed to be ordered it could be found within the pages of the tried and true Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog.

The Mercantile also served as the hub of communication for the town. Often these stores housed the Post Office. They displayed everything from help wanted ads to wanted posters of outlaws. Folks gathered on the porch of the store to hear the latest news from Knoxville and Nashville, TN. Updates even trickled in from President Roosevelt in Washington, DC.

At Bass Mercantile, the Owens and Parton families would have eagerly awaited news about the Smoky Mountain Family games. And when Avie Lee and Lee announced their wedding, you can bet the news was passed around Bass Mercantile for days on end.

Today, the items on the shelves of Bass Mercantile have changed a little but the warm, friendly atmosphere is the same.

Harold Hawn Sr. (Third From The Left) Inside A General Store
New "Modernized" Store Has Just Opened
Simmons Sleep Magic Mattress Only $19.50
Sevier County Fair Sept. 19-24
Ketner Grocery Co. Sevierville, Tennessee
Train Tickets As Low As Two Cents Per Mile, Knoxville, TN
Sevierville Mattress Company Guarantees "All New Material"
Perry's Camp Near Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Royal Baking Powder - Still Available Today
Advertisements For Chipso, Ivory Soap, Crisco And Other Brands - Many Still Available Today


Photos courtesy of Sevierville Historical Society

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Life Beyond The Smoky Mountains In 1939

Fun facts about what life looked like across America in 1939 when Avie Lee Owens and Lee Parton fell in love and married.

In 1939, Avie Lee Owens and Lee Parton were just starting their life together. They had met and fell in love and were soon to be married. The young couple was ready to face the world together. And what did that world look like? In the heart of the Smokies, their lives revolved around food, faith and family. But what did life look like beyond the Smoky Mountains?

In 1939, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was only five years old, as it was dedicated in 1934. Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor Roosevelt were serving as president and first lady of the country. In November 1939, President Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Hewlett-Packard Company was founded and General Motors introduced the Hydra-Matic drive, the first mass-produced, fully automatic transmission as an option for new cars coming out the following year.

Here are a few more fun facts about life outside the Great Smoky Mountains in 1939.

Average Income & Living Expenses

  • Average wages $1,730 (per year)
  • New House $3,800
  • Home/Apartment Rent $28 (per month)
  • New Car $700

Food & Everyday Items

  • Gallon of Gas 10 cents
  • Postage Stamp 3 cents
  • One Loaf of Bread 8 cents
  • A Pound of Hamburger Meat 14 cents
  • Toaster $16
  • Hot Cross Buns 16 cents (per dozen)
  • Campbell’s Tomato Soup 25 cents (four cans)
  • Mixed Nuts 19 cents (per pound)
  • Fresh Peas 4 cents (per pound)
  • Cabbage 3 cents (per pound)
  • Sharp Wisconsin Cheese 23 cents (per pound)


Movie Ticket 23 cents

Newly Released Films
“Gone with the Wind”
“The Wizard of Oz”

Newly Published Books
John Steinbeck’s novel “The Grapes of Wrath”
Ludwig Bemelmans’ children’s book “Madeline”

Around The Country

The World’s Fair Opened in New York City with 206,000 people in attendance
The Golden Gate International Exposition opened in San Francisco, CA
LaGuardia Airport opened for business in New York City

Introducing Avie Lee and Lee

Introducing Diana and Andre, who play Avie Lee Owens and Lee Parton in Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures.

Each night, Diana and Andre wow audiences as Avie Lee Owens and Lee Parton at Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures. Together, they perform unbelievable aerial acts alongside an incredibly talented cast.

Here, they talk about how they met and developed their craft. They also chat about their different homes and share what they love most about living here in the Smoky Mountains.

Diana – Avie Lee Owens

Where are you from?
“I was born in Venezuela, and my family moved to Miami when I was nine years old.”

How is life in the Smokies different from Miami?
“It’s very different. I traded palm trees for mountains. We don’t have mountains in Miami.”

The Owens and Partons love to play family games. What types of games did you play as a child?
“I loved to draw and watched gymnastics and I danced a lot.”

So how does a girl from Miami end up starring in Smoky Mountain Adventures here in Pigeon Forge?
“I attended a special school for gymnasts. There, I was introduced to acrobatics and that’s where I started aerial training. Those things prepared me for the acts that are such a big part of the show.”

What is your favorite part of Smoky Mountain Adventures?
“I love performing the “Mountain Boy Holler Girl” scene with Andre and I really like the show opening too.”

Diana met Andre during her training in Miami, FL. The two hit it off and have been working together for about three years before joining the Smoky Mountain Adventures cast.

Andre – Lee Parton

Where are you from?
“I was born in Siberia and yes it is way colder there than here!”

Siberia! Wow, besides the temperature, what are some of the other differences between your home and your new life here in Tennessee?
“It is really beautiful here and the climate here is nice. The forest is beautiful. In Siberia, it is mostly hills and pine trees, so there are some similarities that remind me of home.”

What kinds of games were you interested in as a kid?
“We played army and sword fighting, you know, typical boy stuff.”

How did you find your way from Siberia to Pigeon Forge?
“Sure, when I was 14 years old, I started lifting weights and really got into gymnastics more and more. I did high bar and I loved to breakdance. Later, I came to the US for more training. Then, about three years ago, I met Diana and we started working together. Our three years of experience together really helped prepare us for our performances here.”

What is your favorite thing about performing at Smoky Mountain Adventures?
“Honestly, I love that I get to do so many things. We have a really talented cast and I love that I can learn so much from the people I get to work with every day.”

Do you have a favorite part of the show?
“Yes! I love the Hootenanny. It’s so fun and lively and involves everyone.”

Food, Songs & Dolly

Diana and Andre also sat down together to answer a few questions about the show, the dinner and, of course, Dolly Parton.

What’s your favorite part of Avie Lee’s Sunday Dinner?
Diana – “The fried chicken!”
Andre – “Yes, I like the chicken, too, and the corn on the cob.”

Do you have a favorite song from the show?
Diana – “I love ‘Something More’ I always sing it in my head during the show.”
Andre – “‘Clear Blue Morning’ that’s my favorite one.”

Outside of the show, do you have a favorite Dolly Parton song?
Diana – “Yes, ‘Jolene’ is my favorite, I love that song! I love singing it.”
Andre – “For me, it would have to be ‘9 to 5.’”

See Diana and Andre perform at Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures this summer in Pigeon Forge, TN!

Visit Dolly’s Home In The Smoky Mountains: Some Place Special

Dolly Parton invites everyone back to the Smoky Mountains – Some Place Special!

Visit the beautiful Smoky Mountains and experience nature’s renewal along with your own. Dolly invites families back to the Smokies and shares why they really are some place special. Here families can laugh, play and stay as they rejuvenate their spirit and make lasting memories together. Dolly says,

“Come on back; we’re here and better than ever.”

With the award-winning atmosphere of Dollywood theme park, America’s must-see water park, Dollywood’s Splash Country, and multiple lodging options, families can create a unique experience they’ll remember for a lifetime.

Families can also find world-class entertainment in Pigeon Forge at Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction and Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures – the all-new dinner and show now in its premier season.

Plan an exciting summer getaway in the Smoky Mountains – Some Place Special!

Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction

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The Owens and Parton families want you to know Pigeon Forge, TN is ready and waiting for you! Make lasting family memories when you visit the Great Smoky Mountains!

Now in our premier season, Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures has music, laughter and non-stop excitement. If you love seeing friendly family rivalry, live animals, breath-taking thrills and high-flying aerial acts, then book your reservations today.

Get ready for a summer of fun and adventure in Pigeon Forge, TN and be sure to pack your Bass Mercantile coupon for your next trip!

Visit Pigeon Forge, TN in 2017 and make reservations at “The Most Exciting Place To Eat!”

*Coupon MUST be printed and presented at the time of purchase in the Bass Mercantile Gift Shop at Smoky Mountain Adventures. No cash value. This offer cannot be combined with any other Smoky Mountain Adventures offers. Not valid on prior purchases. Limit one coupon per customer. ©2017 Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures.

Grand Opening Live Stream With Dolly

May 5 Grand Opening includes a special Facebook Live Event with Dolly Parton!

Dolly Parton will welcome guests to the Grand Opening show at Smoky Mountain Adventures on May 5 at 11 a.m. Watch this special Facebook Live Event from Dolly’s official Facebook page!

Also, starting at 6 PM, Dolly will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 32nd Annual Homecoming Parade that’s given in her honor. We are teaming up with Dixie Stampede to give away free combo tickets during the parade.

Dolly’s Dinner Shows Giveaway

We are celebrating our Grand Opening and the 30th Anniversary of Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge with Dolly’s Dinner Shows Giveaway!

How To Enter

Share a photo of yourself from the parade sidelines* to Facebook, Google+, Instagram or Twitter using #DollysDinnerShows for a chance to win a set of two (2) combo tickets to Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures and Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede (Pigeon Forge Location Only).

Winners will be chosen and announced during the parade. The parade starts at 6 PM. All winners will be announced between 6 and 8 PM on May 5 from the official social media outlets of Dixie Stampede and Smoky Mountain Adventures.

Official Dixie Stampede Social Media Links

Official Smoky Mountain Adventures Social Media Links

Official Contest Rules

To enter, share a photo of yourself taken along the parade route before or during the parade on May 5, 2017, in Pigeon Forge, TN, to Facebook, Google+, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag, #DollysDinnerShows.

By participating in this contest, you agree to abide by the following rules and give Dixie Stampede and Smoky Mountain Adventures permission to use your name and profile picture should you be chosen as a winner: (1) you must be 18 years or older to participate; (2) the winner cannot be an employee or relative of an employee of Dixie Stampede or Smoky Mountain Adventures; (3) six random winners will be selected using a hashtag monitoring platform selected by Dixie Stampede and Smoky Mountain Adventures; (4) the winners will be rewarded with two combo tickets to Dixie Stampede (Pigeon Forge Location Only) and Smoky Mountain Adventures; (5) winners will be notified on the official social media outlets of Dixie Stampede and Smoky Mountain Adventures; (6) winners must pick up their tickets at the Smoky Mountain Adventures box office on the same day before 8 p.m. EST and present a valid photo id. Prize ticket certificates are subject to availability and blackout show times; (7) This contest begins on 05/05/17 at 6 p.m. EST and ends on 05/05/17 at 8 p.m. EST; (8) This contest is in NO way affiliated with Facebook, Google+, Instagram or Twitter.

*You must maintain a safe distance from the parade route. You must remain in accordance with local law enforcement requirements at All Times. NO entries will be considered by anyone who crosses safety boundaries or barricades!

The Reviews Are In!

Angie Adams
12:13 26 Jul 17
The show was great! The food was good, our server was awesome! Worth the price of the ticket.
Billy Fuson
00:55 24 Jul 17
This was such a great experience...from the food to the show! Absolutely very enjoyable. I hardly ever give 5 stars. Awesome experience from the initial phone call to order tickets....all the way to the end! My children loved it as well. We paid a little more for preferred seating, and it was worth it. I don't think there's a bad seat in the house. read more
Mona Featherston
13:07 22 Jul 17
The show was fantastic family oriented and fun. The meal was hot and tasty. Great family place.
Angela Mumford
02:58 13 May 17
We walked in, and we were immediately greeted with a welcoming and cozy atmosphere. There is plenty of time to browse the gift shop or satisfy yourself with a fruity drink before you are ushered into the theater. Once we were seated, we were shown a video of why Dolly started the My People Fund. It was heartbreaking, but also filled us in on what the show was going to be about. I also got to see Dolly in person for the first time! How exciting! She is so down to earth and has such a kind heart. Then the show began. This is the story of how Dolly's parents met, and it is underlined with a theme of how different people can come together during hardships. During the show we were served sweet tea in mason jars, soup, biscuits, fried chicken, potatoes, pulled pork, corn on the cob, and fruit turnovers. It was all delicious, and you will certainly not leave hungry. The show was a series of jaw dropping aerobatics, contests, and humorous tricks that will leave you spellbound. The ending made it clear that the fires that happened not so long ago will not tear us apart, it will only make us stronger. That brought tears to my eyes. Absolutely wonderful and eye opening. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.read more
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