Buzz·Posted on Jun 7, 2012The DOs And DONT's Of DollywoodThe ultimate guide to one of my new favorite places, Dollywood.by Matt StoperaBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink DO: Get barbecue. You're in the South. They do BBQ better than anyone else. DO NOT: Get pizza. You're in the South. DO: Dress in matching outfits with cowboy hats and fanny packs and totally own it. DO NOT: Stare at the roasting pig. Because there are so many other better things to see and it's kind of weird to watch a dead pig spin in circles. DO: Check out the replica of Dolly's childhood home. Who doesn't love a good replica? Check in there too. DO NOT: Stare at this picture for too long. Because this kid will probably steal your soul. DO: Tour Dolly's old tour bus. That's me taking a picture between a family. DO NOT: Snatch her wig. One of Dolly's wigs is in her old bus. Apparently she always kept one by her bed. DO: See Dolly's history of the Smokey's in "Heartsong". MUST. SEE. The theatre is beautiful and they have "fake" rain. It's probably one of the kitschiest things in the world. DO: Look at all the pictures of Dolly with celebrities in her museum. There are quite a few gems. DO: Go into Dolly's closet. It's a store dedicated to to Dolly's clothing. DO NOT: Buy anything. ... I think you get the point. DO: Pose like this little kid. DO: Check out the Dollywood swag. DO NOT: Buy hats like this one. DO: Ask for a Dollywood gift bag. Because yeah. DO: This tip. There are random cooking tips throughout part of the park. DO NOT: Stay in the gospel museum for too long. View this video on YouTube It's kind of terrifying. DO: Keep your eyes open for pictures of Dolly's dog, Popeye. There are pictures of Popeye throughout the Dolly museum. Popeye always has an expression like this one. DO NOT: Eat the free pork rinds. Samples were stale. DO: Pretend to die. DO NOT: Actually die. DO: Go on rides. The rides are legit. The roller-coasters are scary. Good stuff. This lumberjack thing was pretty cool, I've never seen anything like it before. DO: Pretend to be a bird. DO NOT: Eat all the pie. DO: Check out the bald eagles. Dollywood has a TON of bald eagles. At first I thought it was messed up that they were in a cage, but then I read a little (the sign) and saw that they're unfit to ever return to the wild... so I guess what they're doing is good. DO: Dip candles. Don't knock it till you tried it. It's fun and pretty cheap. Also look at the little kid's face. He gets it. DO NOT: Buy a knife. Because you probably shouldn't buy knives in an amusement park. Right? DO: GO TO DOLLYWOOD. Seriously. So much fun. Way more fun than I thought it was gonna be. The biggest downside is price. Like most amusement parks it's pretty pricey. BONUS: There were so many older couples at Dollywood. I've never seen old couples at an amusement park. Dollywood is for everyone, and I swear this post isn't an ad for Dollywood. <3 you Dolly PERFECTION. FYI, we’re on a road trip to Bonnaroo. See all the stuff we’ve stopped at a long the way here!