Silver Dollar City Rides and Attractions
Silver Dollar City has over 30 fun-filled rides and unique attractions that make it one of the most entertaining places to visit anywhere in the world for all ages. From the unbelievable natural beauty of Marvel Cave, to the historical display of 1880′s Ozark life at McHaffies Homestead, from floating on a butterfly to the thrilling roller coasters, you will find something to entertain everyone.
Climb aboard a hollowed out log that takes you on a float trip through the Ozarks. Your log-boat floats along a water filled flume as it climbs five stories into the sky. You straddle your seat while using footrests and hand bars to brace yourself. What goes up must come down, and you get to experience a thrilling 50-foot drop at speeds of 35 miles per hour as you make the final drop into a splash pool that, as it stops your log-boat, will soak you and all of the spectators.
The sign over the Electro Spin says that it is” A Grand Marvel of Technological Wonder.” You will sit facing outward with your chest against a padded panel while riding a rotational vehicle that somewhat resembles a big sombrero. The “sombrero” spins at high speeds while it traverses 50-feet into the air along a U-shaped track that is the shape of a half-pipe for skateboarders. This ride is not for the meek and is located in the Grand Exposition Area
Climb aboard a flying elephant shaped vehicle that revolves much like a carousel around a central axis. Your elephant can rise up 10 or 15 feet or stay near the ground at the press of a button, which you control. This ride is part of the Grand Exposition Area
Elsie the Milk Cow
Kids love to pull on Elsie’s udders and retrieve their own
Look out, the Baldknobbers have set an Ozark town ablaze and the only way out is through the “Fire in the Hole.” This ride is the park’s first, and oldest, roller coaster and it remains a favorite. You ride this coaster through a dark building with scenes that tell of a town set ablaze by the Baldknobbers. Just as danger approaches, you abruptly make a change of directions to avoid trains, fires, and broken bridges.
On this family friendly ride, the setting is a dark, broken down prison mine where the convicts are escaping during a flood. The prison warden needs your help in shooting the escapees down. As you ride in a johnboat through the flooded mine, you have laser powered guns that count how many times you hit targets that pop up around every corner. At the end you can compare your “hits” against the score of your friends and family.
Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train
This authentic steam driven train takes a slow moving ride through the beautiful Ozark’s countryside until “Alf Bolin” and his accomplice stop the train and try their best to get on the train to rob the passengers. The wily conductor has a trick or two up his sleeve to save the day.
This giant playground includes the” World’s largest treehouse”, a Courthouse, and a 3 story Clock Tower where kids of all ages can shoot each other with water blasters, while dodging foam balls being thrown by other kids or shot through foam ball cannons. There are also bridges, ramps, crawl spaces, interactive gizmos and gadgets including moving targets, intermittent water spouts and more.
The Giant Swing
Set in a massive hay barn, the Giant Swing is like an old fashioned barn swing that has been taken to a whole new level. On this thrilling ride you are strapped to a huge pendulum that blasts through the barn doors at 45 mph. This flying machine will take you 7 stories up into the air until you are nearly upside down. As you reverse directions you will experience tremendous acceleration that produces back-to-back G-force kicks and sensations of weightlessness for a full-throttle, high-flying thrill ride.
The Grand Exposition Coaster
A small, 20-foot roller coaster located in the Grand Exposition area. This coaster is for youngsters and is a great “first “ride with speeds up to 20 miles per hour.
There is a lot of mysterious things going on in Grandpa’s Mansion. This funhouse is full of unique rooms with slanted floors, upside down rooms where the furniture is on the ceiling, mirrored walls, and many oddities like pool balls that roll uphill, and water faucets that flow water from the
thin air and more.
Half Dollar Holler
This new play area will delight your young children and will challenge their mind, as well as their bodies. It is a safe play area for kid’s ages 3 to 7 with a single entrance/exit and kid-friendly play structures. Kids can make their way through a wacky maze of elevated dwellings called the Treetop Trail. These fun houses have climbing nets and “Lil Swings” that are very popular. There is a sand play area where kids can be creative as the dig, build, and sculpt sand sculptures. Located at Half Doller Holler is a magnificent carousel that features hand- carved horses and bears called “Hugo and Mary’s Carousel”. In the heart of Half Dollar Holler is a place where your kids can take a break from the activity and settle down to hear tales that will captivate their imagination. This place is called “Storybook Circle”, and it is a place where reading and storytelling takes center stage.
This ride keeps kids hoppin. Riders sit in a frog shaped vehicle that revolves around a central machine. The frogs also hop up and down at the press of a button, which is controlled by the rider.
On this ride you sit with a companion on a seat and together you pull yourselves up a 20-foot cable to the top of the Silo, and then you let go and drop at a low speed back to the ground.
Homestead Animal Barnyard
This petting zoo, with animals such as goats, chickens, hens, and other farm animals, is located at the McHaffie’s Homestead.
Located at the Grand Exposition area, riders sit in a bug shaped vehicle that revolves around a central machine. These gentle creatures also ascend and descend at the press of a button, which is controlled by the rider. This garden getaway is for kids at least 36” tall and not more than 55” tall.
Lost River of the Ozarks
Prepare to navigate a whitewater river through the Ozarks. You climb aboard a raft and float down a raging river that propels your raft through rapids, twists, turns, and torrential tunnels. Look out for the water blasters on the shoreline aimed right at you. Powerful currents send you twisting, turning and dropping right into the deluge! Prepare to get soaked!
Magnificent Wave Carousel
Towering high above the Grand Exposition grounds, the Magnificent Wave Carousel is a beautiful ride on giant swings that provide a bird’s-eye view of the Exposition Grounds. This
high-flying journey will send you swinging up and out on a 40-foot flight above the treetops for one of the most breathtaking rides on park.
Marvel Cave is a natural Ozark wonder that has been attracting visitors to the Ozarks since long before Silver Dollar City sprang up around the entrance to the cave. With a unique recorded history that dates back to the 1500’s, Marvel Cave is a must see while visiting Silver Dollar City. The cave offers two types
of tours and they are included with your admission pass. The Traditional Cave Tour is a one hour guided tour through a half mile of lighted passageway 500 feet below the surface. Throughout the tour geological and historical information is explained. The Lantern Light Tour is a one and a half hour guided tour through a little over a half mile of unlit passageway.
McHaffie’s Homestead is an authentic 1880’s working homestead, including a garden, barn, and the Oak Trail schoolhouse. A feature of the homestead is the hand hewn log cabin built in 1843 that was preserved and reassembled on the Silver Dollar City Square in 1960. Step into this cabin and you can experience a look back into how life was for pioneer families living in the Ozarks in the 1880’s. Visit the barnyard out back, with goats, rabbits, turkeys, ducks and ponies. See an old steam tractor running a shingle saw, and a one-room schoolhouse where a schoolmarm presents the lessons of the day. You will enjoy the talented Homestead Pickers as they play and sing old hill country tunes on the front porch. At specific times, Aunt Judy will entertain you with tall tales and old-fashioned yarns.
Oak Trail School
In the 1880’s, most children attended classes in a one room schoolhouse and only went to school until 2nd or 3rd grade. Oak Trail School is a place to learn about what school was like in the 1880s.
This electrifying roller coaster has been called a “blast in the wilderness”. Riders experience a 0 to 60 miles per hour “blastoff” in less than 3.00 seconds. PowderKeg combines the shocking speed of the compressed air-launch with spiraling turns, negative gravitational or “G” forces, and “floater” hills at speeds up to 64 miles per hour! After the initial blast of speed, and 110-foot drop, riders soar through the trees over six acres on 3,500 feet of track for a truly wild ride experience.
This ride is a fast spinning carousel where boat shaped cars fly around a circular track with dips and crests that simulate waves. It is located at the Grand Exposition Area.
Royal Tea Party
If you like make yourself dizzy, this is the ride for you. Twelve spinning tea cups represent tea companies from around the world in countries such as England, India, China and Ceylon! Each teacup fits 5 riders. You can control how fast you spin, twirl your way to an afternoon of dizzying fun and laughter!
An original attraction from Silver Dollar City’s earliest days, this bridge originally connected the parking lot to Silver Dollar City’s main street. The origins of the swinging bridge date back to the days when admission was free. The walk across the bridge remains a fun attraction for everyone, even in today’s hi-tech environment.
The Mighty Galleon – All aboard for a rush of adventure traveling to new heights across the seven seas. Board this Spanish vessel and dare towering waves with the adventurous crew. Your ship will soar up to 40
feet into the air on a giant pendulum, before plunging back in the opposite direction!
Tom & Huck’s River Blast
Themed around Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, this wet and wild river adventure arms passengers and spectators with water guns. A battle is in store for you as you float along the river channel on a 60 passenger raft. You get plenty of chances to soak the spectators but beware, they will be shooting back. 150 targets line the action-packed waterway as well. Silver Dollar City describes this ride as “waterlogged chaos at America’s Biggest Water Battle”.
This 81 foot tall coaster is one of the most popular rides at SDC. Themed as a runaway mine train, this ride combines high speeds with scenic views of the Ozarks to create a ride that is a crowd pleaser. The train begins its journey of twists and turns propelled by gravity until cars reach the coaster’s only lift. The lift carries passengers 121 feet into the air before dropping them 81 feet at high speed (48 mph). The runaway mine train takes a spiraling drop and races through an underground tunnel before returning to the
As one of the original buildings of Silver Dollar City, this peaceful and charming chapel has a storied history. This old hand hewn log structure was originally built in 1849 along Bear Creek near Branson. The building was dismantled log by log, and then rebuilt in its current location in 1960.
There was once giant sycamore tree that stood next to the church that was hand carved into the church’s pulpit. This pulpit is still used today and stands in front of a large picture window that offers a beautiful view of the Ozark forest. Countless weddings have taken place here over the years. Step into the old church and you will feel a sense of calmness, even though you are in the center of Silver Dollar City.
This 15 story tall roller coaster is Silver Dollar City’s tallest, fastest, and most popular ride. This ride’s theme is based on an 1880′s Ozarks tale of Dr. Horatio Harris, an inventor who was working on a
flying machine. “Wildfire” was the name of the fuel he created for this machine. WildFire is a high-flying, multi-looping, cobra-rolling coastercthat will definitely get your adrenaline pumping! Traveling at speeds up to 66
miles per hour, WildFire features a vertical drop of 15 stories, followed by five inversions including a full loop, cobra roll, corkscrew and high-speed spiral.
Wings of Wonder
One of the ten rides located in the Grand Exposition area, this ride allows you to float through the air aboard a colorful butterfly. This ride is great for small children as they are allowed on this
ride if they are accompanied by an adult,