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USA TODAY names Silver Dollar City No. 1 Theme Park

Silver Dollar City will keep the title No. 1 Theme Park in America, winning this year’s USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for a second consecutive year. The City took the top spot in a competitive field of 20 nominees including Disney, Universal and SeaWorld properties. Nominees were chosen by industry experts and then voted on by fans during a rigorous, four-week voting period.




"We are so thankful for our loyal, enthusiastic fans who visit us and vote for us," said Brad Thomas, president of the Silver Dollar City Company. “Our guests could travel to other states and other parks but choose to spend their family time making memories with us here in the Ozarks. Our Citizens strive to create unforgettable fun for folks. Their hospitality provides families an escape from daily routines and the opportunity to grow closer together as they experience our record-breaking rides, one-of-a-kind shows, award-winning festivals, homemade food and authentic culture in this breathtaking mountain setting.”



Silver Dollar City also received a second national nod in USA TODAY’s annual readers’ poll. The Rivertown Ramblers ranked No. 2 for Best Theme Park Entertainment. The toe-tappin’ show takes audiences on a joyful journey jam-packed with the sounds of Dixieland Jazz with a unique twist.



Silver Dollar City is an internationally awarded, 1880s theme park just outside Branson, Mo. The Ozark Mountains provide a beautiful backdrop for the park’s 40 rides and attractions, including the all-new Fire In The Hole — the largest indoor family coaster in the Heartland. Designated the “Home of American Craftsmanship” by U.S. Congress, The City also boasts a colony of more than 100 resident craftsmen demonstrating blacksmithing, glassblowing, pottery, furniture making and more, utilizing crafting methods of yesteryear.



Silver Dollar City kicks off its Bluegrass & BBQ Festival on May 2, followed by the Ozark Mountain Summer Celebration from June 8 to August 4. Other family-friendly festivals throughout the year include a scare-free Harvest Festival with tens of thousands of illuminated pumpkins spanning the streets during Pumpkins In The City. The park really glows in November and December for An Old Time Christmas, six-time winner of USA TODAY’s 10Best “Best Theme Park Holiday Event” with more than 6.5 million lights lining nearly every board of every building.



An operating calendar, along with more information, can be found at silverdollarcity.com or by downloading the free Silver Dollar City app on any mobile device.

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