Dollywood is celebrating its 25th season this year, according to The Asheville Citizen Times.
According to the article:
But it took Parton’s star power to transform a small-town attraction into Sevier County’s biggest employer and the state’s top paid tourist draw with 2.5 million annual visitors — and turn Pigeon Forge (population 6,000) into a hillbilly version of Myrtle Beach.
Read the whole article here for an in-depth look at Dolly Parton’s life and the transformation of the Silver Dollar City amusement park into Dollywood. It’s interesting and light-hearted!