September 26, 2023
Peter Herschend will be honored as a 2023 inductee into the U.S. Travel Association Hall of Leaders, joining past prestigious honorees such as Walt Disney and J.W. Marriot, Jr.
September 18, 2023
Dollywood struck gold on Sept. 9 during the 25th annual Golden Ticket Awards presented by Amusement Today. Known as the Oscars of the industry, the Golden Ticket Awards recognize the top performers in the world of roller coasters and amusement parks.
September 11, 2023
Jack and Peter Herschend and business partner Dolly Parton were bestowed the Industry Legends Award by Amusement Today, a leading amusement industry trade magazine late afternoon on Saturday, September 9.
September 11, 2023
As the Harlem Globetrotters nears its centennial anniversary, the trick-shot exhibition team is revving up for all-new bilingual TV programming.
Committed for more than half a century to bringing families closer together by Creating Memories Worth Repeating®, we work daily to create wholesome, immersive entertainment experiences with soul and depth. Experiences for every generation of your family. Sometimes thrilling. Sometimes lighthearted. Always distinctive.
The company’s roots date back to 1950 when the Herschend family founded their first attraction, a small cave tour Branson, Mo., which later expanded into the famed Silver Dollar City®. Today, Herschend Enterprises’ is recognized as the largest family-owned themed attractions organization in the US., with 11,000+ employees across 26 properties that collectively entertain more than 14 million guests annually.
The company’s 70 years of success is a credit to the deep-rooted culture of “Love in Action,” built on the Herschend family values of kindness and caring. Love can be found at every Herschend property, every day, from the way guests are treated to how the company cares for its employees. These values are reflected in the Enterprises’ Leading With Love program and free employee tuition through Herschend GROW U.
Operating companies within Herschend Enterprises includes Herschend Family Entertainment (Dollywood® Parks & Resorts, Silver Dollar City®, Adventure Aquarium®, Newport Aquarium®, Kentucky Kingdom®, and Wild Adventures®), Herschend Live (Harlem Globetrotters®), Herschend Entertainment Studios (Splash & Bubbles® and Chuggington®) and Herschend Adventure Holdings, LLC (Pink Adventure Tours®).