And all of the pastries! It was UNBELIEVABLE!
Silver Dollar City also has 7 festivals and events throughout the year.
*Bluegrass and BBQ
*Southern Gospel Picnic
*National Harvest Festival
*An Old Time Christmas
Outlaw Run was voted "Best New Ride" of 2013! You know what is even cooler?? Silver Dollar City also got honors like #2 in Best Christmas Event, #3 in Friendliest Park, #4 in Best Shows, #4 in Best Food and #5 in Cleanest Park! Pretty impressive! I have been to a lot of parks though and I would give them a #1 in all of those areas!
Additional rides include PowderKeg which was AMAZING! It was names the Best Family Thrill Coaster on the Planet bythrillride.com! Rightfully so! Another fantastic one was Wildfire pictured below.
There are plenty of rides for everyone in the family. A lot to keep the thrill seekers busy! But...there is a lot more to Silver Dollar City. I already mentioned the festivals.....but there are permanent crafters that showcase and sell their unique items, all in era clothing. There is also the Culinary and Craft school which gives guests a behind the scenes look at the culinary classes in home-style cooking!
Here is one picture of one of the kids' play areas!
Here is a wood carver carving a statue of "Father Christmas". Amazing. There is also an 1800s Homestead area. The McHaffie Cabin. There is Gospel Singing in the 164 year old church, kids getting deputized, Succotash cooking on outdoor skillets, lye soap being made, blacksmiths hammering, and even this one room school house with a teacher that was there to tell us all about it!
This house was SO cool as it had been built around a tree!
Birdle's Cabin was truly unique. All of the buildings, except the school house I believe, were very authentic. The actual buildings that were moved piece by piece and very carefully to Silver Dollar City. Birdles Cabin was one of those....but hers is even more unique in that everything inside was also authentic. Nothing had been touched.
Then we saw this. What IS this??
Here we are watching one of the resident glass blowers, blow glass! And their glass blowing shop has an amazing Christmas area to check out the ornaments!
After a very filling, homestyle type lunch that Silver Dollar City offered us, we were off to the Western Stunt Show "The Pinkerton Man". It is a musical production with live demonstrations of action stunts such as 3 story falls, hero fights, pyrotechnic effects and explosions and live animals! It is presented in the 4,000 seat Echo Hollow Amphitheatre and also features comedy and live music from 3 very talented men!
Then...we accidentally found this little crooked house. It was so fun!
Finally it was time to go. Here is another picture of the Kids area....more decorations, and then a final farewell....but not forever! I can't WAIT to take my kids to Silver Dollar City in the very near future! Like them on facebook at Silver Dollar City. Or on TwitterHERE.
MORE PICTURES TO FOLLOW!