Friday, January 14, 2011

Dolly Parton Statue: a Roadside Attraction

Dolly Parton roadside attraction

No need to drive three hours out of our way to find a roadside attraction on our recent trip to East Tennessee- we nearly drove right past one.

When I asked for suggestions of things to do in the Sevierville/ Pigeon Forge/ Gatlinburg area, @SevierFun recommended that we have our pictures taken in Dolly Parton’s home town with her life like statue which is located on the courthouse lawn. It sounded like just the thing my family would be interested in, and @SevierFun wasn’t even aware of our love for roadside attractions! How could we resist?

The bronze statue of this larger than life, local legend was created by an artist from the area by the name of Jim Gray. He captured a young Dolly, barefoot and laughing with her arms lovingly wrapped around her guitar.  Somehow the statue wasn’t quite as… ummm…large…as I’d expected it to be.

If you find yourself near downtown Sevierville, why not swing by for a peek of the   superstar yourself?

You’ll find the statue located at 125 Court Avenue on the Sevier County Courthouse Lawn.


  1. Linked up your post to our field trips this week. Love to you.


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