Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Dolly is quite a business lady. According to the internet she is worth over $600 million. WOW! What a feat for a country girl. In traveling this area everything is Dolly, however it should be and the State of Tennessee needs to honor her for all she has done for their economy with her enterprises. Go, Dolly!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Stampede was another of Dolly’s ventures. Here Dolly has developed a dinner show with covered wagons, dancing ladies in formal dresses, a magic show, and comedians. There is a friendly rivalry between North and South with the arena split in half. While done in fun I found this irritating.

Food was tasty with delicious soup, corn bread, a small baked chicken, pork slice, and apple dumpling desert. Then there was unlimited sweet tea or lemonade. Service was excellent and prompt with waiters and waitresses scurry between the aisles in the dark arena.

All in all a fun night at $80 per person for the meal, and 2 hours of entertainment.

Dollywood – The Disney of Tennessee

Since Dollywood is a stone’s throw from Knoxville decided to stop by. Her theme park has been around 35 years and attendance remains robust. It has much to offer and is less costly than a day at Disney at $80. admission.

There is a variety of rides.

My favorite was the train ride.

The Park has much retail and everything is Dolly.

The park has a very Christian flare with gospel music venues, church service on Sunday, and definitely no cursing in the Park.

What I particularly liked was Dolly’s museum. Here you could spend hours checking out Dolly memorabilia. However, since time was limited here are a few pics to check out..

There were craft demonstrations which would interest children.

Make sure to stop and see the eagle show.

All in all Dolly gives you a bang for your buck in her Park.