No matter the time of year, Pigeon Forge is the place to be for a fun family getaway. The community calendar is always jam-packed with seasonal events, and dozens of great local attractions offer entertainment for kids and adults of all ages. Adding to the excitement of the area is Dolly Parton’s newest dinner show — Smoky Mountain Adventures!
Meeting the same high standards as Dollywood, Dollywood’s Splash Country, and Dolly’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction, Smoky Mountain Adventures presents a show like no other with a special focus on family – and a hearty meal, too! Plus, in November and December, the entire show is transformed into a momentous holiday celebration, featuring Christmas stories, famous characters, figure skating, and a few other surprises.
Given Parton’s flair for over-the-top outfits and her larger-than-life personality, it’s no wonder everything she touches shines with success. You can expect no less from Smoky Mountain Adventures, which features incredible acrobatics, aerial performances, mountaineer skills, joyful dancing, stunt dogs, explosive pyrotechnics, axe juggling, and more. Get ready for a rowdy night of family fun, inspiring athletics, and thrilling adventures!
From the state-of-the-art sound and lighting effects to the multimillion-dollar sets, Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures offers only the best, wowing from start to finish. Of course, the impressive sets, enchanting sounds, fantastic lights, and creative costumes aren’t the end of it. Dolly continues to impress by incorporating a captivating tale of her family history as the basis for the show — with a touch of romance for all the lovebirds out there.
Taking guests back in time to the 1930s, AppleJack (the lively narrator), with a little help from Dolly, tells the story of the Great Smoky Mountain Family Contests — a prideful competition between the Partons and the Owens. Cheer for your favorite family as you witness the awesome strength and agility of the talented performers. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be invited to showcase your gravity-defying skills on stage, too!
They say love conquers all... Will the 2 families be able to put aside their differences for the sake of the ever-growing love between Lee Parton and Avie Lee Owens? With plenty of surprises in store to keep you entertained, you’ll be on the edge of your seat with anticipation throughout the entire show!
Interactive Fun for Kids
Want the kids to have the ultimate dinner show experience? Luckily, Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures is also home to the Bass Mercantile, an old-fashioned country store (like the one often visited by the Partons and the Owens) where the little ones can dress up for the show at Mountain Makeover — complete with face paint and costume pieces!
Arrive early and let the boys get in full mountaineer mode with manly beards on their cute faces and racoon hats on their adorable heads. Share a mother-daughter moment as your little girl changes into a mountain princess for the evening. Imagine their expressions as the actors come out on stage dressed just like them — they’ll be thrilled!
Enjoy the Pre-Show
After the kids are dressed and ready in their mountain costumes, attend the pre-show at the Bass Mercantile with musical entertainment — complete with old timey player pianos. If you can’t wait for the mouthwatering meal to come, purchase a few yummy snacks and specialty drinks from The Canteen. Grab a few memories with a game or three on the antique arcade units at Back Porch Games and grab a few souvenirs from the shop while you’re at it — it is a mercantile after all! Boy, getting there early sure does pay off, doesn’t it?
On the Menu
If you’ve visited Dollywood, you know that Dolly Parton knows how to feed a crowd. With her Southern roots and love of traditions with family and friends, her meals are all about time with the ones you love and delicious, hearty meals that leave you not only full but also fulfilled.
At Smoky Mountain Adventures, you’ll enjoy a home-cooked feast (4 courses!) that is sure to fill up even the hungriest of mountaineers. Don’t forget to watch the amazing acrobatics and daredevil stunts while you chow down! Here’s what’s for supper at Smoky Mountain Adventures:
Avie Lee’s Sunday Dinner
- Dive into Grandma’s Noodle Salad.
- Add a little honey to Dorothy Jo’s Homemade Biscuits.
- Wolf down Avie Lee’s Fried Chicken.
- Savor the smoky flavor of Grandpa Jake’s Pulled Pork.
- Drool over the tasty Cabin Taters.
- Munch on Uncle Billy’s Buttery Corn on the Cob.
- Gobble up Aunt Marth’s Flaky Southern Peach Pie.
- Drink to your heart’s content with Unlimited Pepsi®, Tea, or Coffee.
Not a meat eater? No worries. A vegetarian menu is available upon request, complete with all your favorite sides! Just let them know if you’d like a vegetarian meal when you make your reservation.
Special Accommodations for Large Groups
Due to the many attractions, restaurants, shops, and events, Pigeon Forge is always popular with large groups. Whether you’re here for a reunion, retreat, big family vacation, corporate weekend, or sporting event, there is always something to do. At Smoky Mountain Adventures, accommodating your group is not only possible but also affordable!
This fun Pigeon Forge attraction can accommodate groups of up to 750 people, and groups of 20 or more will receive discounts on tickets (call 844.322.4400). You can even rent the entire place for a truly memorable night!
What can the Smoky Mountain Adventures crew provide for you? How about…
- Banquet services
- A themed meeting space
- Dinner shows just for you!
- 2 meeting spaces accommodating 50-750 guests
- Entertainment for school field trips
- Choir and band performance opportunities
- Value-added services for special groups
- Special programs personalized for your group!
Lodging shouldn’t be a hassle, so be sure to check out our large group cabins at Cabins for YOU, which feature the amenities you want and the space you need — with mountain and wooded views to boot! Keep groups entertained with private home theaters, indoor pools, outdoor hot tubs, and rec rooms loaded with games. Keep them happy and fed with fully equipped kitchens and spacious dining rooms, and keep them rested and relaxed with comfy beds and TVs in many of the bedrooms.
At Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures, the staff works to accommodate guests of all needs, providing fully accessible facilities. Just let them know ahead of time if you’ll have guests with a wheelchair, needing hearing assistance, or any other special needs.
For even more information about Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures, check out their website. Look over the show schedule, buy tickets, pre-purchase your kids’ mountain makeovers, request group reservation information, and more. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Located at Traffic Light #3 on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge
Cabins in Pigeon Forge
Take inspiration from Smoky Mountain Adventures and go for a real mountain experience by staying in a Pigeon Forge cabin. Even if you’re not here with a large group, Cabins for YOU has a cozy place with your name on it, offering a wide selection of 1-2 bedroom and 3-5 bedroom cabins — ideally sized for smaller parties or families.
From charming décor and unique amenities to waterfront views and mountain sunsets, we’ll help you find the perfect cabin for you. Some are peacefully tucked away within the trees, while others are located just minutes from downtown Pigeon Forge and the new Smoky Mountain Adventures! Whatever you’re looking for, we most certainly have it!