‘Silver Dollar City’ News

2016 Season Begins March 12

IMG_2576 Silver Dollar City will open for the 2016 on Saturday, March 12. While there aren’t any new rides or attractions to look forward to this year, we do have all of the wonderful festivals and events to look forward to.   Of special note this...

An Old Time Christmas Begins Nov. 7

IMG_3182 Everyone’s favorite time of the year is right around the corner. Silver Dollar City’s world famous Christmas festival, An Old Time Christmas, is back again with over 5 million lights, 1,000 Christmas trees, a light parade, 2 amazing stage productions worthy of Broadway, and of...

Silver Dollar City Hosts Firefighter Event and Honors Fallen Firemen

This weekend Silver Dollar City was host to the third annual Springfield Area Stair Climb. Firefighters from 5 different states converged at the park to participate in the event, which involves climbing sets of stairs over and over again to simulate climbing 110 stories. The...

Southern Gospel Picnic Starts August 27

IMG_2982 One of the nation’s biggest gospel music events happens at Silver Dollar City each Fall: Southern Gospel Picnic. This festival features dozens of gospel bands from across the country including some of the biggest names in the genre.   Gospel music not your thing? Don’t...

Attraction Spotlight: Marvel Cave

Marvel Cave is the original attraction on the Silver Dollar City property, and the historical activities related to this cave are the basis of the park’s overarching theme and the theme of a number of individual rides and things within the park. The history of...

Throwback Thursday: Runaway-Ore-Carts

The Runaway-Ore-Carts was Silver Dollar City’s original kiddie roller coaster. The coaster stood from 1989 to 2005 in the Huck Finn’s Hideaway section of the park next to the corkscrew pass in what is now just an open smoking area overlooking River Blast. RCDB indicates that...

USA Today’s 10-Best Website Poll Includes 2 SDC Attractions

USA Today has a yearly tradition of running various online polls focusing on the best places and things around the U.S. The polls are hardly scientific, but they do add exposure and a small marketing boost for the covered attractions. As expected, each attraction appeals...

Silver Dollar City Featured on DIY Network’s Salvage Dawgs

DIY Network’s hit show Salvage Dawgs filmed two episodes at Silver Dollar City during the dismantlement of the former Geyser Gulch attraction last winter. The show features a dynamic duo of salvage experts who dismantle various structures ahead of the wrecking ball to uncover hidden...

Harlem Globetrotters Now Performing at SDC

2015-HGI-RedGold2-670 As part of 2016′s Great American Summer festival, the Harlem Globetrotters will be showcasing their skills inside Red Gold Hall all summer long. The Globetrotters are the newest addition to the Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation’s growing array of entertainment properties and activities. This is the...

Fireman’s Landing has Grand Opening and Dedication

IMG_3390 Fireman’s Landing has been open to guests since the beginning of the season, but on Saturday the park was host to hundreds of firefighters from around the country to present an official grand opening ceremony and dedication. Uniformed firefighters led a parade through the streets...