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Dolly Parton on Dollywood

Dolly Parton, dressed in a sequined lilac pantsuit with black piping and matching butterfly wings, stood on an outdoor stage on a recent Friday morning. Behind her was a 52-foot sculpture of a “Wildwood Tree,” with 620 acrylic butterflies.

She was commemorating Wildwood Grove, a new 6-acre addition to Dollywood, her theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Based on Parton’s childhood “daydreams and imaginations,” the $137 million expansion is intended for families, especially those with younger children. (Teenagers are welcomed, Parton said, “as long as

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