6 Ways To Play This Summer

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Summertime goes by fast and, if you don’t take some time to savor it, this glorious season will be gone before you know it. Break out the sunglasses and sandals and fire up the grill because it’s time to slow down, relax and enjoy long sun-drenched days that stretch into mellow summer nights. It’s also time to get your family out and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun full of new experiences destined to become some of their all-time favorite memories.

There is no better time or place for carefree family fun than summer in Branson! From outdoor adventure on Table Rock Lake to Branson’s best shows and attractions, there’s no end to the opportunities for excitement. We couldn’t possibly detail them all, so here are our top 6 ways to play this summer at Silver Dollar City Attractions.

1.  Explore A New Part of Town

Make sure you take time to explore the newest part of Silver Dollar City – Rivertown. This lively new district is situated around the park’s newest family attraction, Mystic River Falls™ – featuring the tallest drop on a raft ride in the Western Hemisphere!

Rivertown is also home to The City’s newest show, Down By The Riverside, a showcase of beloved river-themed songs with a Dixieland twist performed by the Riverside Ramblers. 

And, sink your teeth into the distinctive flavors of this vibrant area including slow-smoked meats and handcrafted sides at Rivertown Smokehouse and world-famous cinnamon bread in a variety of decadent flavors at Clara Belle’s.

2.  Experience An All-American Summer Festival

Summertime is family time during Silver Dollar City during Star-Spangled Summer presented by Arvest Bank, June 12 – July 25. Don’t miss incredible family entertainment including the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, back by popular demand, in Red Gold Heritage Hall! The basketball superstars premiere their All-New Harlem Globetrotters Skills Showcase June 12 - August 8 (Fri-Wed). Get ready to make some noise!

And, of course, enjoy over 40 thrilling rides & attractions, see family entertainment on stages throughout the park, and take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey with the NEW Tasting Passport! The Summer Tasting Passport lets you choose 5 tasting-sized items from a menu that features the best of Silver Dollar City’s signature flavors including skillets, barbecue, concession treats and much more!

3. Add A Little Water

With 13 acres of rides, slides and activity pools, it’s easy to see why White Water is a top spot for summer fun for the whole family. If you’re a fan of big thrills, you can’t miss the excitement of slides like Kalani Towers and KaPau Plummet®. For little ones, there are areas just for them including Coconut Cove and Splashaway Cay. Plus, enjoy adventures for the whole family like Aloha River at Hula Hula Bay, Ohana Falls and the 500,000-gallon Surf’s Up Wave Pool.

And, make sure you’re there for Night Water, July 14 -17, with extended park hours through midnight! This midsummer celebration is 14 hours of water-drenched adventure with special extras including glow tubes and a spectacular fireworks display each night, weather permitting.

4.  Take To The Lake

Table Rock Lake is the jewel of Southwest Missouri with calm, clear water and over 800 miles of pristine shoreline. Enjoy panoramic views of the picturesque Ozark hills and cool summer breezes from 4 grand decks during your unforgettable cruise aboard the Showboat Branson Belle.

Each cruise features a delicious 3-course meal, an incredible variety show and, of course, plenty of top-deck time of soak up the beauty of Table Rock Lake. Seating is limited so book your seat today.

5.  Find A Shady Spot To Relax

Plan your family’s Ozark Mountain getaway in a tent, cabin or RV at the Silver Dollar City Campground. This shady Ozark Mountain haven is close to all of the best Branson activities and features unbeatable amenities including a free shuttle to Silver Dollar City!

6.  Stay Up Past Your Bed Time

Ride into the night with extended ride hours until 10pm during summer’s biggest party – Silver Dollar City’s Moonlight Madness, July 24 – August 8. You can blast through the night on over 40 rides and attractions, enjoy nightly street dances on the Square, see special entertainment and take advantage of special deals on food and merchandise and more. Join us each night of Moonlight Madness for a concert featuring a Fireworks Finale brought to you by Humana®. See Grammy-winning worship leader Chris Tomlin on July 24 and up-and-coming country artists Eastern Heights each of the other nights!

Plus, enjoy two Midnight Madness dates when the park is open until MIDNIGHT – July 31 & August 7!

So what's the best way to maximize your summer fun? Here are some great ticket options to choose from including:

  • Silver Dollar City & White Water Multi-Park Tickets: Enjoy the flexibility to come and go between both parks for 1, 2 or 3 days. 1 park Silver Dollar City or White Water tickets are also available for 1, 2 or 3 days. Plus, add-on a Showboat Branson Belle cruise for only $40 plus tax (ages 12+/general seating).

Start planning your perfect summer today!

Star-Spangled Summer and Echo Hollow® Amphitheatre are presented by Arvest Bank.