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Silver Dollar City nominated for best amusement park in America

Fans of Silver Dollar City in Branson can cast their votes in the 2021 #1 Amusement Park in America by USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards. The park already holds the title from previous voting.

The park goes into the competition as it celebrates 60 years of operation in the hills of the Missouri Ozarks.

Silver Dollar City is widely known for presenting ever-changing, top-quality entertainment, legendary rides, homestyle foods, a demonstrating crafts colony, festivals ad events and family fun. Its Christian owners also heavily re-invest in the community and prioritize entertainment all ages can enjoy. The park’s “Star-Spangled Summer” begins on June 12.

“There are plenty of reasons to visit Silver Dollar City this summer,” said Brad Thomas, president of Silver Dollar City Attractions. “Our new, one-of-a-kind Mystic River Falls offers four experiences in one ride — a nearly half-mile river ride, an eight-story lift tower, an elevated channel and the grand finale, a four-and-a-half story waterfall drop, making it the tallest river raft drop in the western hemisphere.”

Also, premiering a new show created exclusively for Silver Dollar City, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are setting up to present new tricks and new skills in the Harlem Globetrotters Skills Showcase. Billed as superstars with super skills, select members known for their astounding athletic abilities will tip off their best new plays starting opening day of Silver Dollar City’s summer festival on June 12 and running through August 8.

Stepping into Silver Dollar City is like stepping back to an 1880s mining town. Covering more than 100 acres, the park is the largest family-owned amusement park in the nation, attracting some two million visitors annually with its combination of on-park entertainment, festivals, 100 resident craftsmen and more than 40 rides and attractions. The park debuted a new rafting ride inspired by the Ozark waterways, Mystic River Falls, in 2020

The park was chosen as a nominee by a national panel of amusement and theme park experts of USA Today 10 Best editors and additional influencers from around the country. Fans can vote online HERE.

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice