Tagged: tennessee

Trip Report: Tennessee State Fair

When you live down the street from the local fairgrounds, you have no excuse not to visit the fair when it comes to town. So I suppose I was “obligated” to spend the afternoon at the nearby Tennessee State Fair, which opened on Friday....

Zippin Pippin: Then and Now

My first ride on the Zippin Pippin was a blur. Only five years old, I was unknowingly coaxed onto the old wooden roller coaster at Libertyland in Memphis, Tennessee. I remember seeing the backs of the riders in front of me....

CityWalk-ish Proposal for Former Opryland USA Site

As a native Tennessean, my heart has never quite healed since losing Opryland USA after only one visit as a five-year-old. And I’m sure many Nashville residents would feel the same. Proposals have come and gone over the years for...

Dollywood Exceeds Expectations

Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains lies Dollywood, Pigeon Forge’s most visited attraction. Unlike the many overpriced tourist-traps in the area, Dollywood exceeds expectations and blows its visitors away with their kind service and family atmosphere. They really...

Dollywood RiverRush Construction

Dollywood’s under-construction water coaster, RiverRush, is progressing quite nicely. The park recently shared photos of the construction on its Facebook page. Below is are a few of the photos posted. The four-story water coaster is a first for Tennessee. It...

A Day at Dollywood July 2012

I visited Dollywood over the weekend after what seemed like a very long three-year hiatus from visiting the park. During that three years I missed two important additions to the park: Adventure Mountain and Barnstormer. Click here to see my...

Dollywood to Open Snow/Water Park in Nashville

Since Opryland USA closed in 1997, there has been a void left in the Nashville area as far as tourism/entertainment options go. However, Dollywood announced plans today to open a snow/water park near the Gaylord Opryland resort hotel. The park...