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…

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Challenge Your Sense of Discovery

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Our beautiful park (lovingly know as “The City”) is NOT your average park…it is filled with adventures that our founders believed were best experienced as “surprises”. You’ll notice when you arrive that there are trees and lush landscaping everywhere that add to The City’s charm, but all that “nature” coupled with our winding and meandering pathways can sometimes make rides and attractions seem hidden to first time visitors until you get more familiar with the park. So, get ready to embrace your inner explorer and keep these tips for wayfinding in mind…

The park is really just 1 BIG CIRCLE with many little trails coming off it. The circle starts at the TOP of the park on The City’s Square and is completed at the BOTTOM of the park in the NEW Rivertown Area.

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?

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. 

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?


 

Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train
Mystic River Falls Mystic River Falls
Down By The Riverside Down By The Riverside

  

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… 

   


Find Selfie Spots & Instagram Gold


   

A family at Silver Dollar City A family at Silver Dollar City

   

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

Hazel's Blown Glass

It’s not just a name we gave ourselves…it truly is an earned accolade from the U.S. House Of Representatives because we are a genuine crafts colony over 100 strong dedicated to the preservation of our nation’s heritage crafts! Craftsmanship is what sets us apart and makes us special…you won’t find this level of devotion at any other theme park in the world. In fact, we take our LOVE of demonstrating to a whole other level…true master artisans can be found throughout our City.

Be sure to check out the demonstrating schedule in the pathfinder or posted in shops where demos can be found daily…there are too many to list them all here, but THE TOP 5 guest favorites that you have to see are: Hazel’s Blown Glass, Brown’s Candy, Wilderness Road Blacksmith, Hillcreek Pottery & Clara Belle’s Cinnamon Bread.

Check The Demonstration Schedule

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!