Silver Dollar City, an 1880s-style theme park in Branson, Missouri, has been internationally awarded for excellence in theme, presentation and operations, including the worldwide Applause Award for excellence, the THEA Award (Themed Entertainment Assoc.) for theming, and the Golden Ticket award as the “Friendliest Park” in the entire theme park industry.
Silver Dollar City began as a re-creation of the mining town that once stood at the mouth of Marvel Cave, which lies under the park, and has been one of the state’s leading attractions for nearly six decades, now encompassing more than 100 acres and drawing about two million visitors each year with over 40 rides & attractions. It is the original property of Herschend Family Entertainment, the nation’s largest family-owned theme park corporation.
Ten festivals and events offer a variety of entertainment and activities throughout the year, from The Festival of Wonder in the spring to the acclaimed An Old Time Christmas. Proclaimed by the U.S. Congress as the “Home of American Craftsmanship,” Silver Dollar City showcases America’s heritage crafts with a demonstrating colony of 100 resident craftsmen.
The park’s 40-plus rides and attractions include the revolutionary coaster Time Traveler, the ground-breaking wood coaster Outlaw Run, the explosive launch roller coaster PowderKeg, the multi-looping roller coaster WildFire, and the high-flying Giant Swing, plus themed family ride areas such as Fireman’s Landing and The Grand Exposition.