Dollywood is recognized as one of the world’s best theme parks. Spanning 150 acres, Dollywood offers more than 40 rides and attractions, including Lightning Rod, the world’s fastest wood coaster, Wild Eagle, the country’s first wing coaster, as well as Thunderhead wooden coaster, and the 110-ton Dollywood Express steam engine. Dollywood’s entertainment, recognized worldwide, has won more awards than any other theme park for its live shows featuring country, bluegrass, Southern gospel, and classic rock. Master craftsmen demonstrate the area’s rich artistry, from hand-blown glass to blacksmithing. Dollywood hosts several of the South’s largest festivals throughout the season. Operating days and hours vary; for more information visit Dollywood.com.