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Visiting Tennessee, Spending money
State reports all-time high in tourism dollars
The roller coasters at Dollywood are one reason the theme park attracts more than 3 million visitors during a typical season. Its located in Sevier County, which generates more than $2 billion in tourism dollars annually.
Visitors keep flocking to Tennessee.And they keep spending money.Tourism revenue reached an all-time high of $18.4 billion in Tennessee last year, according to Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Kevin Triplett. The two were in Sevier County to make the announcement Tuesday morning near the iconic Dolly Parton statue.The state’s tourism revenue in 2015 is up 3.7 percent from the year before.