Top 4 Shops in Dollywood to Purchase a Unique Smoky Mountain Souvenir

While Dollywood is famous for thrilling roller coasters, fantastic live shows and delicious Southern food, the theme park is also home to some of the best shops in the Smokies for souvenirs! Here are the top 4 shops in Dollywood where you can purchase a unique Smoky Mountain souvenir:

1. The Mine Shaft 

Bear carved out of wood

No shopping trip to Dollywood is complete without a stop at The Mine Shaft, which is inspired by the dens of black bears in the Great Smoky Mountains! This store features a charming cabin atmosphere where you can find all types of mountain-related souvenirs to bring home with you. If you love stuffed animals, check out the display of plush bears to find the perfect one to snuggle with in the evenings! The Mine Shaft also has plenty of Dollywood shirts, hats, accessories, and jewelry.

2. Hillside General Store

You can find an amazing selection of old-fashioned goodies and treasures at the Hillside General Store, which is sure to remind you of your favorite five and dime store! This shop in the Craftsman’s Valley section of the park is like stepping back in time and has something for just about everyone! After shopping, relax on the porch to play checkers or take a seat to enjoy a few minutes of people watching. You can even send a postcard postmarked “Dollywood” to your friends back home from the post office within the Hillside General Store!

3. Rivertown Garden & Gifts

As one of the most unique shops in Dollywood, Rivertown Garden & Gifts features themed garden flags, stakes and stepping stones to add a special touch to your garden! This is the perfect opportunity to bring home a gift for your garden space so that you will be reminded of your vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains! If you are visiting during the colder months of the year, stop in Rivertown Garden & Gifts for an awesome collection of seasonal Fall and Christmas items!

4. Dollywood Emporium

For the ultimate shopping experience in the park, visit the Dollywood Emporium before leaving for the day! This huge store features the best of the shops in Dollywood all in one place, with a large selection of apparel, hats, gifts and accessories for everyone in the family. Whether you want a Dollywood T-shirt, a fun toy, a tasty jar of specialty jelly or a magnet for your refrigerator, you will find it all at the Dollywood Emporium at the front of the park on Showstreet.

Since you know where you can go to get some unique stuff, you’re ready to check out some unusual things to do in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains!

Where to Stay

Boulder Bear Lodge Cabin.

Stay close to all of the shopping options at Dollywood with a vacation at Acorn Cabin Rentals! We have cabins of all sizes to accommodate your needs, ranging from 1 bedroom cabins for a romantic getaway to an 8 bedroom cabin for a large family or group of friends. While staying in our beautiful cabins, enjoy a wide range of amenities, including private decks with scenic views, fully equipped kitchens, bubbling hot tubs, fireplaces, game rooms and more.

Check out all of our cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg today to plan a vacation near these wonderful shops in Dollywood. We hope to see you soon at Acorn Cabin Rentals!