You'll find more than 40 rides plus live country music and working craftsmen at the popular theme park near Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In 2013, Dollywood won five of Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Awards including Friendliest Park and Best Shows. Next door, Dollywood's Splash Country offers water adventure including RiverRush, Tennessee's only water coaster. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, this water park has slides and a wave pool, perfect for water play.
Dollywood Admission: $58, $46/ages 4-11, free/0-4
Splash Country Admission: $47/adults, $42/ ages 4-11, free/0-4.
Best Deal: Buy one-day admission to either park after 3 p.m. and get the next day free. Or look into a Splash & Play ticket ($92/$75).