Why Visit Silver Dollar City? If you have never experienced Silver Dollar City, I am thrilled you are here.
I hope by the end of this post you will see why my family and I love to visit Silver Dollar City. There is always a celebration going on in the park but I am telling you do not miss the Crafts & Cowboy Festival nor the Christmas Festival.
First Of All:
Because visiting Silver Dollar City theme park is one of my favorite things to do, I added a second post on my recipe blog, Recipes For Our Daily Bread, with additional information about Silver Dollar City Culinary School.
More About Silver Dollar City Culinary Classes On My Recipe Blog, Recipes For Our Daily Bread.
No Place Like Branson And Silver Dollar City For Christmas
My family and I will be experiencing Silver Dollar City’s Old Time Christmas Festival and Lights in December. I look forward to sharing a post and pictures with you soon.
Picture Provided By Silver Dollar City
This year, 2017, is the perfect time to visit Silver Dollar City during the Christmas Festival. Silver Dollar City is adding another 1.5 million lights to its already 6 million lights. I am rarely speechless but the amazing light display leaves me breathless. It is fabulous! Lights line every inch of every building, rooftop, tree, and so much more. It is seriously difficult to describe. If you do not read any further, it would be O.K. as long as you are checking out more information on Christmas at Silver Dollar City.
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Do Not Miss Some Of My Favorite Things While Visiting Silver Dollar City At Christmas
Revel in the warmth and beauty of the all-new Christmas In Midtown® light spectacular, featuring 1.5 million twinkling lights.
Silver Dollar City’s musical adaptation of the famous classic novel by Charles Dickens.
Silver Dollar City presents our biggest light show ever including the 5-story special effects Christmas tree.
Below picture provided by Silver Dollar City.
Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade glides through Silver Dollar City’s streets twice each evening, weather permitting.
George Bailey discovers the true value of life, family, and friends with a little help from his guardian angel, Clarence.
Silver Dollar City is a family-friendly theme park.
My family and I have been visiting this park for over 20 years. It is rare to find a place where kids, teens, parents, and even grandparents will have lots to do in the same place. The park offers rides for all ages including several roller coasters, shows, food, craftsmen and even a Culinary school. You can also watch silversmiths, bakers, candy makers, blacksmiths, glass blowers, basket makers, and much more.
Why do I love Silver Dollar City especially during the fall?
I cannot think of a better way to celebrate fall than walking around Silver Dollar City theme park. Autumn in the Ozarks is beautiful! I love spending time in the fresh fall air while observing all the sights, sounds and smells that Silver Dollar City has to offer. The Ozarks are breathtaking in the autumn with rolling hills of brilliant colors. Silver Dollar City is located in the Ozarks in Branson, Missouri. On top of the natural beautiful fall colors that fill trees everywhere, Silver Dollar City is decorated with festive fall decorations. Happy scarecrows and pumpkins line the streets, and scream fall is in the air.
HAPPY FALL Y’ALL! I Love All The Fall Decorations At Silver Dollar City
The fall decorations make beautiful backdrops for pictures.
Speaking of Scarecrows
My special needs son could not get enough of the scarecrow who was pretending to be part of the fence. As we entered the park, the scarecrow below came alive. He started talking to us while hanging on the fence. He surprised us by jumping down off the fence. After getting down, he had his picture made with my special needs son, Caleb. Thank you, Mr. Scarecrow.
Notice the lights in the picture. Silver Dollar City is ready to celebrate Christmas with millions of Christmas lights.
Why Do My Kids Love To Visit Silver Dollar City?
Silver Dollar City is home to some thrilling rides. My teens and young adults get to the park early to visit their favorite rides including:
Silver Dollar City’s indoor roller coaster which has high-speed drops and thrilling surprises around every corner.
Their roller coaster that will launch you from 0 to 53 mph in 2.8 seconds!
Silver Dollar City’s newest roller coaster is wooden and includes three twists upside down.
On a warm sunny day, they also love to ride Silver Dollar City’s water rides including:
Silver Dollar City’s float trip with a soaking five-story splash down at 35 mph.
Lost River of the Ozarks which is a rapid whitewater ride.
If you love roller coasters, make plans to visit Silver Dollar City in 2018.
A new ride called Time Traveler which will be the World’s Fastest, Steepest and Tallest Complete-Circuit Spinning Roller Coaster.
Time Traveler will be world record-breaking:
- Fastest – Top speed of 50.3 miles per hour
- Steepest – A 10-story, 90-degree vertical drop…straight down. Custom-engineered to have
Silver Dollar City Visiting Craftsmen During Crafts & Cowboy Festival
Silver Dollar City is the home of the nation’s largest festival of demonstrating craftsmen, with entertainment and activities saluting the Great American Cowboy: If you enjoy craft festivals, you will enjoy over 125 visiting craftsmen from around the country.
CowBoy Festival Activities
- Wild Mustangs – Learn about these beautiful horses and their rescue.
- Silver Dollar City’s Wild West Show features trick riders, Native American dance with 8-time World Champion Native American Hoop Dancer Nakotah LaRance, comedy canines, and trick roper and bullwhip artist A.J. Silver.
- Legendary Western actor and watercolor artist Buck Taylor hosts “Buck Taylor’s Cowboy Emporium,” featuring a variety of Western crafts.
- Plus Chuck Wagon & Food Network Chef Kent Rollins and Extreme Mustangs are featured in the Red Gold courtyard.
- A Western Barn Dance with a live band.
- Western music is played by The Malpass Brothers, The Home Rangers, Belinda Gail and Kristyn Harris, 2016 Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year.
Stop by my recipe blog, Recipes For Our Daily Bread, for details on Silver Dollar City Culinary School.
OTHER BRANSON REVIEWS
Roark Family Favorite Branson Shows
- TOP OF THE ROCK BRANSON
- SAMSON IN BRANSON SIGHT & SOUND
- SILVER DOLLAR CITY THEME PARK
- SILVER DOLLAR CITY CULINARY CLASSES
- Sight & Sound Theater
- 90,000 sq ft Of The Best Classic Cars
- Crafts & Cowboy Festival Silver Dollar City
- Dogwood Canyon Pictures Review Pt 1
- Missouri Nature Park at Dogwood Canyon
- The Haygoods
- Dixie Stampede
- IT show
- The Branson Belle
- Rent A Boat Table Rock Lake State Park
Roark Family Favorite Branson Restaurants
- College of the Ozarks – Best Dinner and Sunday Brunch Branson
- Danna’s BBQ – Best BBQ
- Billy Gail’s – Best Breakfast
- Billy Bob’s – Best Hamburgers
- Freddy’s – Best Patty Melts, fries, and Sundaes
- Hook and Ladder Pizza
- Mel’s Hardluck diner – Great Singing Wait Staff
This is strictly my opinion of great places to visit in Branson, Missouri.