Plan Your Visit
Know Before You Go!
We are SOOOO excited that you’ve chosen to spend your family’s quality time with us and can’t wait to welcome you on the day of your visit. But before that, we want to give you some insider tips on how to navigate your adventures and make the most of your day…
Challenge Your Sense of Discovery
Tip: If you are going downhill you are going deeper into the park, if you are heading uphill you are heading back to The City’s Square and the park entrance.
Looking To Get On a Coaster First?
Start On Hill Street...
Or Head Down Valley Road
Needing To Find A Kid-Friendly Area?
If from the TOP of the park on The City’s Square go RIGHT first, this is Valley Road and is the fastest path to our 3 kid friendly areas, plus Thunderation and Time Traveler.
Half Dollar Holler
The Grand Exposition
Tip: If it is your child’s first ever official coaster ride on either the little coaster or one of our bigger giants…let our ride attendants know so we can celebrate with you by presenting your child with a ribbon to commemorate this special first!
Want Fun For The Whole Family?
No matter the age, sprinkled throughout The City there’s something for all speeds and thrill levels to be able to enjoy together.
Starting at the TOP of the park head RIGHT down Valley Road, cross the truss bridge and take the first left by the Christmas Shop where just behind it is the Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train’s Depot.
Tip: This is a don’t-miss ride on a genuine steam train that just might include a fun surprise half way through the trip around the rails. Hold on to your valuables!
And, right next to the Train Depot is the Flooded Mine…this old-fashioned float trip has guns aboard that allow families to have a friendly competition as they target practice along the trek.
At the BOTTOM of the park is the All-NEW Rivertown Area where the family-raft ride NEW Mystic River Falls resides with a nearly half-mile river journey complete with an epic splashdown finale…sure to cool off everyone in your party. And, just up the road is RiverBlast where your family can take aim at passersby along the shore for some good ole’, water-blastin’ fun!
And, together you can take a break from all the rides and walking with shows…must-see, crowd favorites are the Silver Dollar City Saloon currently performing Sadie’s Traveling Review in the Boatworks Theatre and Down By The Riverside starring the Rivertown Ramblers at the Dockside Theatre.
Don't Miss Hidden Gems
We’ve heard it before from newbies, I had no idea about…
Guided Tours of Marvel Cave
That Weird Up-side Down House
YES, we know you are on vacation AND YES, we know it’s early… get there 15 minutes prior to park opening on The City’s Square at the TOP of the park, but it’s worth it to kick your day off right and help us open the park! Join the Street Troupe to honor our veterans, raise the flag and have some guaranteed fun…plus the earlier you arrive the better to avoid traffic into the park. Plus, start your day off right with a hot and hearty breakfast buffet served from 8:30-11am each morning at Molly's Mill located on the Square.
Tip: If it happens to be your birthday while you’re visiting, stop in the General Store…it’s open early too, and pick up a Birthday Button so that we can make you feel special all day long!
The Swinging Bridge
Once you’ve crossed it, it becomes a tradition every time you come! There are not too many of these around any more and it’s a family favorite everyone can enjoy. Remember, the true purpose of a swinging bridge is to connect 2 places that could otherwise could not be accessed and/or to significantly cut down on the time it takes to get from one area to the other. So, you can either enter down Valley Road next to the Christmas Shop OR in Midtown by Sullivan’s Mill pick your location.
Don't Look Holes & Talking Bucket
That’s right, from time to time as you wander around our City you’ll see signs that say “Don’t Look Here” usually above a hole in the wall…well, of course, you just have to take a peep! These could even be in ride queue lines, so be on the lookout for these extra fun surprises! And, be sure to find the Talking Bucket just up from the Train Depot as you head toward Midtown…kids especially get a big kick out of this one!
Find Selfie Spots & Instagram Gold
There’s all sorts of super cool photo spots all over The City that will make your followers envious, but more importantly will create memories you can keep for a lifetime! They are tucked all over the park but if you can’t find these ask a City Citizen to direct you to the following that are favorites…
1) The Log & Ax at The City’s Entrance (of course you have to get a photo here, everybody does!)
2) Homestead Ridge (a legit homestead with multiple cabins, barnyard, schoolhouse and church…this is the jackpot of genuine 1880s photo ops that make it appear that you’ve stepped back in time!)
3) The Silver Dollar City Stagecoach (on the porch of the Ashley’s Tintype Photography)
4) The Coffin In Midtown (next to the exit of Grandfather’s Mansion
5) WildFire’s Viewing Deck (you don’t have to ride but you can get a super cool shot that looks like you did!)
6) The Stocks At The Flooded Mine’s Entrance (both fun to take and fun to pose with others)
7) The Ghost Trap In Midtown (behind Grandfather’s Mansion and White River Ladies Mercantile
8) Anywhere Inside The Cave (you heard right…take a cave tour, you won’t regret it. There’s a reason it’s a register natural landmark!)
9) The Jailhouse In Midtown (don’t worry about the inmate snoozing inside, he won’t mind if you squeeze in for a photo behind the bars!)
10) With Our Zany Citizens…yes, they’d love to take a photo with you—just ask!
Tip: Battery running low after all the photo taking, never fear—OZARK VOLTAGE TREES (aka Charging Stations) are located throughout the park. Look for the “tree stumps” or ask a City Citizen to direct you to the closest one!
Explore The Home of American Craftsmanship
We can't wait to see you! For even more planning information please visit our City Guide, a place for information designed to help you plan a great day at the park.
And, don't forget to download our Mobile App before your visit. It's your perfect park companion with a GPS-enabled map, show schedules, ride wait times and more!