Dollywood Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Posted at 10:22 PM, May 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-30 14:23:04-04

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. - An East Tennessee icon celebrated turning 30!

Dollywood marked its 30th anniversary Friday with a concert featuring the theme park's namesake, Dolly Parton.

The East Tennessee-native performed several of her hit songs and also took part in the annual Homecoming parade.

The park began its life as Silver Dollar City, but Parton put her name on it back in 1986.

Dollywood has been the state's largest ticketed attraction with 2.5 million visitors every year.