Travel back in time to the simplicity of 1880s America, and enjoy the best in Branson entertainment plus a host of festivals and events:
- The Culinary and Craft School featuring cooking and craft classes.
- 30 thrilling attractions and rides.
- 60 unique craft shops.
- Live entertainment featuring more than 40 shows daily.
- Branson Craftsmen demonstrating skills in pioneer crafts.
- A dozen family friendly restaurants offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Visit the Silver Dollar City Mom's Blog for more inside scoop:
http://www.silverdollarcityblog.com/Second only to Disney I absolutely fell in love with Silver Dollar City. It reminded me of Knott's Berry Farm, the theme park I grew up with in California, before it became corporate and lost all of its charm. The park's setting is beautiful, with plenty of shade and green scenery in the Ozarks. The park offers rides, shows, and even a cave which will entertain all ages but my favorite part of this park was visiting all of the craftspeople who have tremendous talent. Many parks have people dressed up like artisans but these folks are the real deal. Where else can you watch a knife worker hand-hammer a blade, a fiber artist weave a masterpiece, and a woodworker hand carve a mantel in between roller coaster rides? Nowhere! Another thing that should be noted is that this theme park has some really good food. Everything we tried including rootbeer-basted barbeque ribs, double-battered fried chicken, cinnamon ice cream, and that world famous succotash tasted great. You can tell that the people that work at this park take great pride in what they do. Festivals run at this park all season long, featuring all sort of special themes and entertainment. the Harlem Globe Trotters are new on the docket for this year. As you can imagine, even with the ample shade the park gets quite during the middle of the summer so try to visit on the shoulder seasons or during the Christmas holiday if you can't take the heat. If you do come in the summer, there are plenty of water rides and the cave is always a great place to cool off. Bottom Line: I absolutely fell in love with this park. It is beautiful, the rides are well-rounded, the theme is fun, the food is ample and tasty, and the craftsmen and women really do make this park someplace special. Definitely make time for this park if you are in Branson. Disclosure: I visited Silver Dollar CIty as part of a media tour for the Society of American Travel Writers. I appreciated the hospitality but all opinions are my own. I really did fall in love with this park.