June 23, 2023
Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel guidance platform has named Silver Dollar City the number 1 amusement park in the United States! Utilizing traveler reviews and ratings for experiences, tours, activities and attractions on their site over a 12-month period (May 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023), as well as an additional editorial process, earned the Ozark Mountain theme park top status.
May 24, 2023
Adventure Aquarium announced that Jennifer Porter, formerly Director of Sales and Marketing, has been promoted to VP, Executive Director for the organization.
May 12, 2023
Dollywood’s Big Bear Mountain, the largest single attraction investment in the park’s history, opened Friday to the general public with much fanfare, a nod to the Great Smoky Mountains, and of course, a visit from Dolly Parton.
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®).