As a theme park that seems to have frozen in time, the family friendly Silver Dollar City has dozens of rides, live shows, and festivals for visitors to choose from. There’s everything from steam trains to wooden roller coasters, alongside a massive natural cave and historic log cabins. The park is inspired by 19th century Ozark life, and the historic details come to life.
The live shows also have range — visitors can see a Bluegrass concert, a horse show, theatrical dancing, and circus acrobatics in the same day. Other available activities include midwestern cooking classes, unique shopping and dining, and demonstrated crafts, along with seasonal celebrations such as the National Harvest and Cowboy Festival.
Over 100 craftsmen on site preserve traditions such as glass blowing, candle making, candy making, ceramics, wood carving, and blacksmithing that all date back to the 1880s. With so many activity options, there truly is something for everyone at the park.
Located just outside of Branson, you can find Silver Dollar City on the Indian Point peninsula of Table Rock Lake. Get there on Missouri Route 76, and free parking is available (with shuttle) once you arrive. The open season runs from mid-March to late December, and though hours can vary the park is generally open from 10 am to 6 pm. Admission costs $61 for adults and $50 for children, and includes admission to Marble Cave.