An Unforgettable Ride: How Klondike Kate and Dolly Shaped Pigeon Forge Tourism

Primary tabs

Age Group:

Teens, Adults
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.

Program Description

Event Details

Pigeon Forge is nearly synonymous with Dolly Parton and her famous theme park in the mountains. Some may be surprised to learn that Dollywood has its roots in three theme parks on the same site: Rebel Railroad, Goldrush Junction, and Silver Dollar City. All three parks are linked with the iconic Klondike Katie and the 5-mile track of mountain railroad. But how did an Alaskan train find its way to East Tennessee? And what does the homecoming of another iconic train, Tweetsie, have anything to do with Pigeon Forge? Find out in this TAMIS screening that interweaves commercial footage and home movies along with newspaper research and ephemera from the McClung Collection.