A trip to Branson is exciting from start to finish, and Silver Dollar City is no exception! Rides, games, food and much more are in store at Branson’s popular all-ages attraction! To get the most out of your trip to Silver Dollar City, here are some of the best kept secrets that you’ll want to know!

Culinary & Craft School Classes

If roller coasters aren’t your thing, fear not, because you won’t be stuck on the sides watching all day. Tap into your inner house guest and take a Culinary and Craft School class! You’ll get a taste of the Midwest and learn how to cook a variety of dishes for yourself! This year’s schedule includes a Mexican cooking feature, a cast iron skillet cooking class, and more. Click here for more information.


Plan your trip accordingly, because Silver Dollar City is home to some great festivals. Whether you attend the Bluegrass and BBQ Festival, Southern Gospel Picnic, or the National Harvest & Cowboy Festival, you don’t want to miss 2016’s roster of Silver Dollar City festivals!

Educational Events

Who says a theme park can’t be educational too? Silver Dollar City hosts multiple events throughout park season, like Math and Science Day for example, where students can explore Marvel cave, enjoy interactive math and science lessons, and much more. Pioneer Day is another can’t-miss event, where students can relive the lives of early Ozark settlers. Lesson plans for teachers are available too! Other events scheduled for this year include Country Music Weekend, Homeschool Weekend, Career Day, and many more!

Craftsmen Shops

What do a baker, a master potter and a blacksmith have in common? They’re all among the craftsmen at Silver Dollar City! On Valley Road, you can see June Ward make candy or Shawn Watts perform the art of glassblowing. At Midtown you can taste freshly baked goods from Frank Capps, or head to Main Street and watch blacksmith Wayne Rice at work. All across the park, you’ll find shops where you can watch these craftsmen demonstrating their craft.

Dining at Silver Dollar City

It’s easy to get distracted by the park’s exciting atmosphere, with all the rides, shows and shops, but sooner or later, you’ll need to eat. Great dining might not be the first thing you think of when you think of Silver Dollar City, but your tastebuds will be pleasantly surprised at the smorgasbord of eating options! Tempting baked treats from Eva & Delilah’s, classic American food at Lumbercamp restaurant, beef brisket from Lucky Silver Mine restaurant, hand-made Crossroads Pizza, and more can be found in the park. You won’t go hungry here!


It’s no secret that Silver Dollar City is a must for anyone visiting Branson, but the amidst all the excitement of the many shows and rides that make the park so great, there are quite a few attractions that you might miss if you’ve never been. Use the list above as a starting point to finding the park’s best kept secrets!


To get the most out of Silver Dollar City, you’ll need to visit more than once. Why not make a weekend of it and let Amazing Branson Rentals handle your lodging? Enjoy the peace and quiet surrounding our cabins while you recover from the fun you’ve had all day! Contact us about our cabins today!