Dollywood nominated for USA Today’s 2022 10Best Readers’ Choice awards

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Dollywood has recently been nominated for USA Today’s 2022 10Best Readers’ Choice awards!

A leader in the theme park industry, Dollywood once again has been selected as a nominee in a variety of categories in USA Today’s 2022 10Best Readers’ Choice awards. A panel of experts and USA Today 10Best editors selected Dollywood Parks & Resorts properties and attractions in six categories.

The Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, properties have earned much praise during the last several years from USA Today readers in 10Best voting, with all of the Dollywood nominations typically landing near the top of the order. In 2021, Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, as well as Aunt Granny’s Restaurant, both won their respective categories. Dollywood, Dollywood’s Splash Country, “Dreamland Drive-In” and Lightning Rod all earned top-five placement. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins, also competing in the same category as DreamMore Resort, finished seventh.

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Dollywood nominated for USA Today’s 2022 10Best Readers’ Choice awards

Each of the Dollywood properties is a perennial favorite, with the list of the current nominations very similar to 2021.

This year’s nominations are:

  • Best Amusement Park- Dollywood
  • Best Amusement Park Roller Coaster- Lightning Rod
  • Best Amusement Park Entertainment- “Dreamland Drive-In”
  • Best Amusement Park Hotel- Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa; Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins
  • Best Amusement Park Restaurant- Aunt Granny’s Restaurant
  • Best Outdoor Water Park- Dollywood’s Splash Country

Dollywood already earned great praise in 2022, being named to Travel + Leisure’s 20 Best Amusement Parks in the World in early March. Dollywood Parks & Resorts already also was named one of Forbes’ Best Midsize American Employers as well as one of USA Today’s National Top Workplaces.

Voting for this year’s awards opened today at noon and runs through Monday, April 25 at 11:59 a.m. A page with links to each voting contest can be found at Anyone is eligible to vote and may do so once per day per device. Nominees for all categories are chosen by a panel that includes a combination of editors from USA Today, editors from, relevant expert contributors and more.

For more information about Dollywood’s 2022 season, operating calendars, and more, please visit or download the Dollywood app.


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