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“Such a WONDERFUL family park”
Review of Silver Dollar City

Silver Dollar City
Ranked #4 of 169 things to do in Branson
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Branson's #1 attraction for over 50 years, Silver Dollar City features six world-class festivals, 30 thrilling rides & attractions, 40 live shows daily, 60 unique shops, a dozen family restaurants and over 100 demonstrating craftsmen.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
St. Louis, MO
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Such a WONDERFUL family park”
Reviewed December 25, 2008

I am the mom of 4 young kids-ages 8 to 3 (the younger ones are twins). We have gone to SDC for YEARS at Christmas. This year was a little more trying, but it took us over an hour to get out of the park...too many people coming in and out at the same time. It was OH SO TRYING for the little ones, but in the 12 years we have gone, that has never happened. We opted to get season passes to SDC versus Six Flags in St. Louis because Six Flags is just an awful place to go with young kids. SDC has always made us feel welcome and adhere to a dress code and people there actually have manners. We love going there.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2008

This place has the most horrible employees, they made our trip a very bad experience!! We had to go to guest relations, there were about 50 people in line and 2 people working as slow as they could, they rudely asked us to close the door because they were getting cold. These people must get no training at all!!! They are horrible. STAY AWAY!!!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
“We had a great time!”
Reviewed December 19, 2008

December 13th we went to Silver Dollar City. This was both my and my wife's first time at SDC since we were young and our son's first time. I am so glad I read advice to avoid Saturday. We had no problems getting in and the lines were not long. I will say the parking and tram rides are confusing. This was especially so when leaving the park.

The place was beautiful with Christmas lights. I love how SDC has tried to keep as many trees as possible. We took our son to the young children's section and I rode the flying bugs and hopping frog rides with him. He had a blast and would start crying when we had to get off. We went to the Frosty show and he intently stared at Frosty the whole time LOL. He probably thought it was real. We also went to the tree lighting ceremony.

We enjoyed our dinner of skillet meals with sausage and watched the parade. Yummm! The food was excellent, especially for a theme park. I also love how they cook the food in big skillets with the windows open! We rode the train after it became dark. What an enjoyable experience! We stopped at "Grandpa's" place and heard his story. I thought it was very well done.

Unfortunately, the temperature dropped severely while we were at SDC and we had to head out early. It also started raining. We hope to go back next year.

3 Thank Cruise,J.D.
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“My favorite amusement park!”
Reviewed December 10, 2008

I have gone to Silver Dollar City all my life. This place make me feel completely at ease and comfortable. The rides are fantastic, its clean, not crowded, considerably cheap, and much cooler (temp wise) than most other amusement parks due to the large trees.
My grandparents have taken since I was a very small child. My last trip there was on my honeymoon. My husband had never heard of the place, outside of what I told him, and I knew that he would enjoy it. It is now OUR favorite amusement park.

The only downside I can see to Silver Dollar City is that it has spoiled me. I feel COMPLETELY uncomfortable and irritable at other amusement parks with their HUGE lines, rude attendees and staff, and lack of shade. To me all other places are overpriced and overrated. Silver Dollar City remains a wonderfully kept hidden jem. I hope to someday take my children to enjoy the experience as well.

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“Great place to visit when your in Missouri!!!”
Reviewed November 29, 2008

This attraction is a great theme park to visit. When you first walk in the workers greet you and are dressed up in old country clothing. Its Great. The country scene is seen throughout the park and gives people a remider of their childhood. Now to the rides. There are quite a couple a thrill rides that are so fun. For example, the powder keg was the best ride there in my opinon.It starts off fast and goes into a big drop.it was an adrenaline rush. I reccomend this park for anybody who wants to have a good time.

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