Branson, Missouri is proud to be the home of Silver Dollar City, one of the World’s Top Theme Parks. People of all ages ask whether or not Silver Dollar City would be a fun activity for them on their Branson vacation. “YES” is heard from toddlers to great Grandpas and Grandmas.  The park provides non-stop days of fun for the entire family.  Visitors step back in time to an 1880’s craft village filled with the best crafts, thrill rides, family attractions, and festivals. Silver Dollar City hosts bluegrass & BBQ festivals, southern gospel music festivals, harvest festivals, old time Christmas festivals, and more – all against the backdrop of the Ozark Mountains in scenic Branson, MO. Tucked into the hillsides at Silver Dollar City are adventures waiting beyond your imagination!

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Silver Dollar City Overview

Silver Dollar City is rooted in the tradition of exploring Marvel Cave and showcasing local craftsmen. Since its earliest days, you can be sure that both these cornerstones to the park will be present. Marvel Cave, discovered nearly 100 years ago and now open for visitor tours, is a living piece of history that you can experience during your Silver Dollar City visit. It does contain quite a bit of walking, so be prepared with the appropriate footwear.

Over 100 craftsmen showoff their skills each day at Silver Dollar City. Many of the craftsmen will allow you to get hands-on, and they love sharing the secrets of their skills with you. From candle making, basket weaving, wood carving and silversmithing, taking home a piece of handmade work from Silver Dollar City is a real treat.

Surround yourself with the sounds of each season. Silver Dollar City has over 40 Live Shows Daily so there’s live entertainment around every corner. You’ll find toe tapping harmonies, hilarious comedy and traditional favorites.  Seven festivals with special happenings, shows, and events throughout the year means there are at least seven times you need to return to Silver Dollar City!   

Entertainment for the whole family

Silver Dollar City is also home to the world’s most daring roller coasters. New in 2018, Silver Dollar City unveiled the Time Traveler roller coaster.  This world-record-breaking coaster is the world’s fastest, steepest, and tallest complete circuit spinning roller coaster.  Don’t miss a chance to brave this new ride!  Outlaw Run is a wooden roller coaster that boasts the world’s only double barrel roll and is the world’s second fastest roller coaster reaching speeds over 68 miles per hour. At Silver Dollar City you’ll also find roller coasters Wildfire and PowderKeg.

Fireman’s Landing is an “old-time volunteer firefight recruitment fair”. Here you are able to experience 6 family rides and 4 interactive play zones. This is a hit for children and parents alike. Soar high into the sky on the 8-story “Firefall”, ride or watch the kiddies on the “Up the Ladder” ride, a much smaller tower drop ride. The “Fireman’s Flyer”, “Fire Spotter”, “Fire Wagon Frenzy”, and “Lucky’s Dizzy Dogs” are among the rides that little ones love. You can also race each other in the “Firefighter’s Fire Drill”, “Firefighter’s Fire Escape”, or “Firefighter’s Junior Fire Escape”, all fun play areas and obstacles courses for the whole family.

When you have seen and done it all in Fireman’s Landing, cool off in the “Firehouse Splash Yard” after a long day of exploring the park.

The Grand Exposition area is a family-friendly destination within the theme park. In this area you’ll find carnival style games and rides. There is something for all ages from a kiddie coaster to rides that nearly turn you upside down! This area is beautifully decorated and a great place to stop for a rest during your fun filled Silver Dollar City day.

Along with adrenaline pumping rides, Silver Dollar City is known for its entertainment. Each festival or special event brings different performance groups, so rarely will you see the same entertainment twice at Silver Dollar City. Besides touring acts, Silver Dollar City produces its own world-class shows. The Saloon, which has a been a favorite for decades, will be back in 2019 with new rollicking comedy and hilarious adventures.  End your day with an all new evening variety show in Branson’s largest theater.  On select days during the 2019 season, the 4,000-seat Echo Hollow Amphitheatre hosts a star-studded show featuring music, dancing, comedy, and world-class acts.  These are just a few of the entertaining shows you can see during your Silver Dollar City visit.

An Old Time Christmas

Celebrate the true meaning of this magical season amid the glow of over 6.5 million dazzling lights including the awe-inspiring Christmas in Midtown Light Spectacular, a nightly parade featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and so much more!  An Old Time Christmas is a three-time winner of USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice poll for the nation’s Best Theme Park Holiday Event!  Silver Dollar City announces an even bigger & brighter Christmas debuting an all-new 8-story, state-of-the-art Christmas Tree–the centerpiece to the new Joy on Town Square!  The custom-designed, towering tree will soar 80 feet into the night sky featuring hundreds of thousands of dancing high-resolution lights with infinite ability to combine color, music, light, and animated imagery.  The designers–global leaders in high-tech lighting–say there will be no other experience like it on the planet!  You’ll not want to miss the Broadway-style productions of  “A Christmas Carol” nor “It’s a Wonderful LIfe.”  All the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and merriment of Christmas await you at Silver Dollar City!

Where to stay when you visit Silver Dollar City

Silver Dollar City is located a few short miles west of the main Branson area. Traffic can back-up on the busiest days, so we suggest staying at one of Branson’s Best hotels or motels:  Branson’s Best, Lodge of the Ozarks, Savannah House, or Brookwood Inn. Our knowledgeable front desk staff can give you a map and outline the best time-saver routes to Silver Dollar City. Each property offers a hot deluxe breakfast every morning, saving you money on breakfast. Each location gives easy access to Branson attractions, shows, and Silver Dollar City. To learn more about lodging choices when you visit Silver Dollar City, click here.