Explore the Life of Dolly Parton at Museum in Pigeon Forge

Sunset in the Smoky MountainsDuring your visit to the Smoky Mountains, make sure to visit Dollywood’s Chasing Rainbows museum in Pigeon Forge! With your ticket to the Dollywood amusement park, you will have access to a unique Dolly Parton museum in Pigeon Forge, Chasing Rainbows.

Chasing Rainbows Museum in Pigeon Forge

Contrary to what you may think, Dolly Parton did endure a difficult, but loving, childhood. She was not born into fame, but she was always rich in the love of her family. She earned her recognition, but she has never too proud of her East Tennessee roots.

The museum is filled with awards, costumes and Dolly Parton artifacts. The museum in Pigeon Forge allows visitors to explore Dolly’s life, from her East Tennessee roots to her proudest moments on stage. The museum showcases Dolly’s personal items, even including some fan-made items. Visitors will see items such as a copy of Dolly’s birth certificate and a copy of her first record on display.

Coat of Many Colors

Being one of the most popular exhibits at the Chasing Rainbows museum in Pigeon Forge, this coat draws a lot of attention. One of Dolly’s popular songs, ‘Coat of Many Colors,’ explains Dolly’s early life. In the song, her mom sews small, colorful rags into a coat for Dolly. The original coat is the one seen in the image to the right. It is also on display at the Chasing Rainbows museum in Pigeon Forge.

Dolly’s Closet

On display, visitors to the museum in Pigeon Forge will find Dolly’s stunning and sequined stage costumes! There is also an area to wear Dolly’s wigs! The touch-screen interactive exhibit allows visitors to wear Dolly’s many hairstyles!

Tennessee Mountain Home

This area is a replica of the cabin where Dolly spent her childhood. Here, visitors will find dolls like the ones made by her father. Her home is a reminder that it is possible to go from rags to riches.

Dolly’s Home on Wheels

Visitors to the Chasing Rainbows museum in Pigeon Forge will be able to spend time in Dolly’s tour bus! In the bus, visitors will find cherry cabinets, brass fixtures, three bunks, two bathrooms and a shower. Visitors are welcome to take pictures, too! So, make sure you take your camera with you!

After a day at Dollywood, you can relax in one of our Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge cabins! View our Cabin Specials for the best deal for your stay! You can book your stay online or contact us at 1-877-369-9694 to speak with one of our reservationists. We would be happy to help you create a perfect Smoky Mountain vacation!