Disclosure: This post is part of an invitation by the Stone Castle Hotel, to attend the #BloggingBranson Event in exchange for my coverage. However, all opinions are 100% mine.
I am excited to share my experience of being whisked away to Silver Dollar City during my trip to Branson, MO. This was more than a theme park and if you get to venture to this location during your travelers, you’ll understand why I say that. Today I’m going to share a bit about Silver Dollar City and let you decide when to plan that vacation to see this theme park for yourself.
I’ve come to realize that no matter how full I felt during my Branson, MO trip, that we would be experiencing a whole lot of food. The visit here started with a tour of Eva & Delilah’s Bakery. I fully enjoyed being able to eat up the Time Traveler Cupcake, a specialty offered at Eva & Delilah’s Bakery. At this location within Silver Dollar City, you’ll be able to experience homemade treats that are whipped up daily for guests.
Silver Dollar City is a 1880’s-style theme park that has been internationally awarded. Here you will experience, I mean if you want to experience them all that is, over 40 attractions that include some thrilling rides. In addition to the attractions and rides, you’ll be able to enjoy live concerts and shows, demonstrations of America’s heritage crafts plus 60 unique shops and 18 award-winning restaurants located atop Missouri’s deepest caves.
It’s a wonderful place to experience the hospitality and friendly nature that Branson offers. Meeting the picker, Greg Becker, was an eye-opening experience to just how friendly the residents of Branson are. I enjoyed learning more about the history of Silver Dollar City over a buffet-style lunch.
Marvel Cave! What an experience!
An interesting fact about Silver Dollar City is that it was founded because of Marvel Cave! It’s a wet limestone cellar, complete with formations that are still alive and growing. Beautiful Cathedral Room and the largest cave in the United States. I was one of the brave ones to take a tour of Marvel Cave, which is included in the cost of your ticket. Oh Boy! What a great experience, going down 700 steps descending 500 feet below the surface! Luckily we didn’t have to climb the stairs back up, but rather we drove in a cable train! I was sore for a week but totally worth the experience! So if you too would like to experience the Marvel cave, tours depart about every half hour.
Time Traveler – World’s Largest Fastest rollercoaster!
I have a rollercoaster phobia. There I said it! Even though I didn’t ride the Time Traveler, it is a must do “ride”! It’s the world’s fastest, steepest & tallest spinning coaster. Costing $ 26M, Time Traveler reaches a height of 100 feet with a maximum speed of 50.3 mph and has a total track length of 3020 feet….what?? Take a look at what it would be like to ride this rollercoaster!
The Food! oh the Food!
Branson has such an excellent gastronomy! Make sure to enjoy the many food options at Silver Dollar City super tasty! It’s not your regular theme park food. I was happy to try Succotash, YUM!
During our visit to Silver Dollar City, we also had the opportunity to attend a cooking class taught by Debbie Dance Uhrig, Master Craftsman of Culinary Arts. The class lasted 60 minutes and it is offered for only $15, and we got to eat Thai Noodles with chicken, mushrooms and sweet peas in a burnt butter sauce along with lemon poppy seed bread. I told your Branson’s gastronomy is unique!
Silver Dollar City is a must visit theme park because it offers a peek into the mentality and friendly nature of Branson’s residents. This theme park is more than just your everyday attraction. You’ll be able to experience something that most of us only see in the theater. A 1880’s-style theme park that allows you to experience the kindness of people from that era, this is my summary of how Silver Dollar City is.
If you are planning a visit to Silver Dollar City visit this link for ticket prices and more information: https://www.silverdollarcity.com/theme-park/Tickets/Buy-Tickets