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Chasing Rainbows Museum

Nestled inside of the famous Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, the Chasing Rainbows museum is a fascinating attraction—especially for lovers of country music and Dolly Parton! Read on to find out more below.


Attractions of Gatlinburg – Learn about the Life and Career of the Magnificent Dolly Parton

Serving as a tribute to Dolly Parton’s roots, the Chasing Rainbows museum gives visitors an in-depth look at the famous country singer’s life, from toys, photographs, and artifacts from her childhood through present to replica models of the buildings in which she grew up. It’s one of the top attractions of Gatlinburg!

Interactive parts of the Chasing Rainbows museum like the Videos, Wear Dolly’s Wigs, Imaginary Library, Ask Dolly, and Listening Station exhibits allow visitors to experience Dolly Parton’s vivacious personality, legendary music, and other aspects of her life as if she were right there in the room with them. Dolly Parton fans can see everything from the singer’s awards and items like photos and costumes from the peak points of her career to her birth certificate, family tree and bible, and the doll her father made for her as a child that inspired one of her first songs.

Walk through Dolly’s Attic and see Dolly Parton give a video introduction into the fan-made and personal items in the room, which is designed to look like an attic. See photos of Dolly Parton with her celebrity friends in the Dolly’s Friends section. Get a glimpse of what life was like for Dolly Parton as she grew up in Sevierville nearby through the replica home cabin, bus, church, and school house that mimic her childhood surroundings.

At the Chasing Rainbows Museum you can also see artifacts like the doctor’s bag of Dr. Robert F. Thomas, who delivered Dolly Parton when she was born, as well as the coat that Dolly’s mother made for her that inspired the famous song “Coat of Many Colors.” Her early career and her time on the Cas Walker Show, the Porter Wagoner Show, and the Dolly Show are also covered in the on-site exhibits. You can even see a rotating selection of costumes from her 1980s television show and other points in her career, including movies like Steel Magnolias, 9 to 5, and others.


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