Silver Dollar City is a 1880s-themed attraction in Branson, Missouri. It’s an ideal getaway place for families who want to embrace the joys of the fall season with a festive atmosphere, good food, amazing rides and celebrate the special Americana festival.
And so in this entry, we are going to share 7 of the things that you can do when visiting this exceptional theme park and have an overview of the things that you can expect to enjoy as you set foot in SDC with your family and friends.
Take Time To Attend Festival Events
If you want to appreciate the Western-like theme of the park, then we recommend that you take part in the National Harvest and Cowboy Festival, a world-class festival featuring the things that associated with the Wild West. And as you go back to the time of cowboys and gun-slinging outlaws, you will also be treated with the Western Stunt Show where professional stuntmen perform incredible feats right before your eyes. And of course, the festival wouldn’t be complete without visiting Buck Taylor’s Cowboy Emporium to complete your cowboy experience.
Aside from that, you are also recommended to attend the Pumpkin Nights event where lots of pumpkin heads are scattered across the entire theme to provide the fall ambiance to the visitors. In addition, kids can also enjoy their time with Peter and Penelope Pumpkin and take some pictures with the mascots.
Moreover, you can also watch Barry Brown as he shows his unique pumpkin-carving abilities to everybody.
Ride The Frisco Silver Dollar Steam Line With Your Family
SDC operates the Frisco Line all year ‘round, but it’s definitely a great ride to hop into with your whole family. Once inside one of their railcars, you and your family will be treated with a 20-minute ride through the Ozark countryside that’s surrounding the Silver Dollar City and marvel at the fall foliage of the Ozark Mountains.
We suggest that all your smartphones should be fully charged or bring and extra camera along as you’ll be surely taking a lot of pictures on this trip.
Participate In Culinary Classes
Surely enough, you may think that taking culinary classes may be an off-activity for a Western-themed park, but for just $15 you can participate in a 1-hour class to learn how to make Thai noodles and other delicious and extraordinary meals.
And the best thing about this activity is that children can participate with the permission of their parents. Or better yet, even take part in the classes as mother and daughter- father and son team and have a unique family bonding time together.
Take A Guided Tour At The Marvel Cave
One of the defining attractions in SDC is the Marvel Cave. In fact, cave systems are the main reasons why the park exists today.
Take a 1 hour guided tour inside this “marvelous” cave at no extra charge provided that you have the admission ticket to SDC. But you must make a reservation in advance as this is one of the popular attractions in the theme park that visitors want to visit. Just inquire at the information desk at the cave or at the Hospitality House to make a reservation.
Witness Craftsmen As They Showcase Their Skills To You
SDC is also widely recognized in Branson for their skilled and talented craftsmen who have mastered the art of making knives, jewelry, and glassworks. And during the National Crafts and Cowboy Festival, you can watch as 125 of their skilled craftsmen as they showcase their talents in making crafts and artwork in front of your audience.
And at the end of the show, you can choose from their creations as souvenirs and take a memento of your visit to SDC.
Feast On Delicious Fall Treats
Care to try apple dumplings? Well, this is just one of the many mouth-watering treats that you can enjoy in Silver Dollar City. And if you’re craving for savory meals, you can also find it here at this wonderful theme park.
Other Things To Enjoy At SDC
And finally, here are some of the other things that you can do once you visit Silver Dollar City:
- Ride the Time Traveler and Wildfire roller coasters and get a scenic top-view of the park as you go for a wild ride.
- Attend the Country Music Days where you can enjoy 13 days of premium country music.
- Attend Southern Gospel Picnic where you can choose to watch a fantastic line of concerts featuring 70 of the top-rated Gospel performers in the region.