Silver Dollar City

Availability and Prices for Silver Dollar City

2012 Information

Buy a 2-DAY PASS for the price of one day! Ticket is valid for 2 full days. Second day must be used within two operating days of first day visit. (No cash value for second day.) Ask us about the bonus day available with each pass purchase!

Silver Dollar City is one of the most popular attractions in Branson, Missouri. Home to five family festivals, 20 heart-stopping rides, 40 shows, 60 specialty shops and a whole lot more, this amusement park is rated number one in the world!

The rides are one of the main attractions for young and old alike at Silver Dollar City. Set high above the hills in the Ozark Mountains, the rides here will catapult you above it all and then zoom you back down to earth in seconds. The new PowderKeg roller coaster cost $10 million to build and boasts unbelievable speeds. This ride will jolt you from zero to 53 miles an hour in under three seconds!

Silver Dollar City Festivals

Southern Gospel Picnic - August 24 to September 3, 2012

Southern gospel music runs deep through the Ozark Mountains. Get ready to enjoy the soulful sounds during America's Biggest Southern Gospel Picnic. As if great music isn't enough you'll also get to savor some of the best southern cooking out there! It's a "Feast For The Soul" at the one and only Southern Gospel Picnic at Silver Dollar City.

Enjoy the sounds of: The Inspirations, Soul'd Out Quartet, Legacy Five, Jeff & Sherri Easter, Mark Trammell Quartet, The Dixie Echoes, Crimson Gold and many more!

National Harvest Festival - September 13 to October 27, 2012

On a typical day Silver Dollar City has Master Craftsmen demonstrating a number of crafts such as glassblowing, candle making, pottery making, culinary arts and many more. During the National Harvest Festival over 130 additional visiting craftsmen from all over the country join them to demonstrate their art or craft. What would a National Harvest Festival be without America's food? The "Taste of America" menu will be featured throughout the park, providing guests an opportunity to experience food from all regions of our great Nation.

An Old Time Christmas - November 3 to December 30, 2012

Bring your entire family and celebrate the true meaning of this magical season amidst the glow of over 4 million dazzling lights. You'll take home beautiful holiday memories destined to last a lifetime! The #1 Holiday Light and Tree Show, a musical 5 story Christmas Tree, holiday light parade, It's A Wonderful Life holiday show, Dickens Christmas Carol show, Live Nativity, and Tastes of the Season!


Fun time at Silver Dollar City

Written by oldgram1

1. Beautiful park - decorated in beautiful fall arrangements.
2. Motel offered two days for the price of 1 which made it easier to see more of the shows.
3. Enjoyed the shows in the big building at the back of the park - especially Dusty Rogers (Roy's son). There were some singers on horses that were also terrific. There was also a female trick horse rider who did a nice job.
4. It was extremely hot both days we went - it was nice to escape to one of the air conditioned buildings.
5. The crafters they bring in from all over the country are interesting to watch.
6. Nice gift shops with unique and lovely items.
7. Food good - loved the homemade ice cream at the ice cream shop.
8. Down side - lot of uphill walking. They do have lots of places to sit though to take a rest.
9. Lots of restrooms and they are kept very clean.
10. We weren't into rides so didn't try any of them.

We had two very fun filled days there. It is nice to smell the open campfires and hear the music playing all around the park.


World Fest Review

Written by Jerm

This past Saturday may family and I went to SDC's World Fest. This was the first time that we've been this season. We wanted to check everything out to see what's new. We checked out the new ride "Powder Keg". The wait for the ride was over 2 hours long. While I didn't ride it this time, I did go and watch as they were being "launched". It goes really fast! The building itself is very entertaining, the roof of the ride looks as if one of the cars crashed into it, and fire shoots out of the building. None of us knew what to expect and we were walking along and all of a sudden fire shot out and my mom screamed! It was pretty funny!! I can't wait to ride this ride for myself.

We didn't go in to see any of the visiting groups while at Silver Dollar City this time but we did get to hear some of them as we were passing by. We did go and try some of the cultural food for lunch. We all had something different so we could try each others and EVERYONE had good food. I am now a new fan of Reuben sandwiches. My mother ordered this along with german potato salad that was hot and it was delicious as well. We even made Reubans the following night for dinner. SDC was PACKED on Saturday, people were everywhere enjoying the beautiful day. This was the first pretty weekend we've had in a while and everyone was out enjoying it.

We stayed until the park closed to check out the African Safari Circus in Echo Hollow (this is the show they have going on just for World Fest). I saw the show last year and some of it was the same but there were a few things that were different. There was a "fire eater" this time that I didn't remember from last year. Also, last year they did tricks on a pole, they had the pole there but they didn't use it Saturday night. This show had a HUGE attendance. If you get the chance to go to World Fest at SDC make sure and do it, you will not only come away from it with an appreciation for other cultures but you will have an ever greater love for the good old United States of America.


Tops in Branson

Written by Donsgal

I have lived in Branson since 1987 and never tire of going to SDC. When we have out of town guests, it is always our first choice for something to do.

The food and crafts are great, but far and away, the best thing about Silver Dollar City is the entertainment. If you go, try to make it during the fall craft and music festival where you can hear a plethora of outstanding musical talent that is "shipped in" just for the occasion.

If I would have a suggestion for improvement I would say that I wish they would quit spending all their money on building new (expensive) rides and concentrate more on increasing their crafts demonstrations and entertainment venues. You can ride a rollercoaster ANYWHERE but you can't experience the thrill of watching craftsmen or hearing fantastic music, performed live, in many places. Besides, SDC is a venue that people of all ages can enjoy (seniors too!), I hope that they don't turn it into just another kid-oriented theme park. Let Celebration City take that job.

Also, I hear a lot of griping about the price of tickets. Maybe if they quit building those big fancy-schmancy rollercoasters they wouldn't have to keep increasing the price of admission. Just a thought.

Definitely go! If you come to Branson and miss Silver Dollar City, your vacation isn't as good as it could have been.