Silver Dollar City is 5 mi. w. on SR 76W to Indian Point Rd., then about .4 mi. s. on Silver Dollar City Pkwy. to the entrance. This theme park combines the atmosphere of an 1880s Ozark pioneer village with 21st-century rides and thrills, and plays host to seven festivals throughout the year. Rides include the Outlaw Run roller coaster, which boasts the world's first triple inversions and double-barrel roll on a wooden coaster. Other attractions include the PowderKeg roller coaster, which goes from 0 to 53 mph in 2.8 seconds; the multi-looping WildFire; Thunderation, a runaway mine train; and the Giant Barn Swing, which launches riders more than seven stories and nearly upside down. Fireman's Landing features rides and attractions with a volunteer firefighter recruitment fair theme.
The Grand Exposition, modeled after the renowned World's Fairs and expositions held since the mid-19th century, features family-themed rides. Performances are given daily on various stages throughout the park, including music and comedy shows in the 4,000-seat Echo Hollow Amphitheater. Artisans demonstrate woodcarving, blacksmithing, leatherwork, pottery making, furniture making and glassblowing; many of their beautiful creations are for sale.
Silver Dollar City also has a well-deserved reputation for serving up some of the country's tastiest theme park food. The Culinary & Craft School presents courses on food preparation, including breads, cookies, pies and soups. Attendees can partake in hands-on demonstrations, taste samples and take home recipes compiled by the school's culinary artisans and guest chefs.
Allow a full day.
Food is available.
$62; $60 (ages 62+); $51 (ages 4-11). Culinary & Craft School classes $15. Prices are subject to change; phone ahead to confirm.
Hours: Park generally opens daily at 9:30 a.m., late May-early Aug., with closing times extended to 10 p.m. or later from mid-July to early Aug. Park generally opens Sun.-Fri. at 10 a.m., Sat. at 9:30 a.m. (closing times vary), early Aug. through Oct. 31. Park generally opens Thurs.-Sun. at 1 p.m. (closing times vary), Nov. 1-Dec. 30, with extended hours during the Thanksgiving holiday week. Schedule varies mid-Mar. to late May; phone ahead to confirm. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas.