Friday, March 14, 2014

The Best Thing about Spring!

Spring is almost here and with it comes longer days, warmer weather, and Spring Break Days at Silver Dollar City. Every year, after the Old Time Christmas Festival, Silver Dollar City closes its gates for two long months and fans across the country begin the long wait for spring and the return of our favorite theme-park. Well, the time has finally come! Silver Dollar City reopens tomorrow, March 15 with Family Spring Break Days.

Photo credit goes to +Martha Curtis Thanks Mom!

We have been planning our trip to Branson, MO for weeks now; Munchkin has had her bag packed since the first of March and she packed one for little man too. We plan to stay at the Colonial Mountain Inn in Branson West. We love that it is American Owned and Operated, there is a swimming pool with a slide (when the weather is warm enough), the prices are reasonable, and it's right up the road from Silver Dollar City. We have always had clean rooms and friendly service when we visit. To top it off, the hotel is beside a Taco Bell, so when we come in late from the park, we can get our late-night taco fix with a couple of Doritos tacos and a large Mountain Dew.

Spring Break Days is an excellent time to visit Silver Dollar City; the weather is usually nice, and the crowds aren't as big as they are in the summer. Even if you have to wait until summer to visit, Silver Dollar City has mature shade trees growing throughout the park so, even on hot days, you can usually find a cool place to sit. During the hottest hours of the day, I love to visit Marvel Cave, where the temperature stays cool year round. If spelunking isn't your thing, there are loads of air-conditioned shops too, so you can watch glass-blowers at work, or peanut brittle being made, or just search for the perfect souvenir. With package pick-up services, you won't even have to lug your purchases with you to the Great American Country Nights show in Echo Hollow. Just pick them up on your way out.

Whether you visit for the rides and attractions, the toe-tapping shows, perusing the shops, watching the craftsmen at work, the excellent food, or the one-of-a-kind festivals, Silver Dollar City has something for everyone. I hope your family loves it as much as mine does.

+Silver Dollar City Attractions +Taco Bell +Branson Missouri +Doritos®

 (Disclaimer: I have not been paid or otherwise compensated for my opinion.)


  1. Hi! It is such fun to find and read a post about SDC. I live in the Ozarks not far from the amusement park and suppose I view it differently than those who actually plan to visit here. We headed south to the beach for our spring holiday. It was cold here. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

    1. Kelly, I actually lived in Springfield for most of 2013 and we went to SDC monthly. I never got tired of it! We love the family-friendly atmosphere and variety of things to do. Stepping through the gates, I am instantly transported to another time. I can hear the clanging of the blacksmith's anvil, smell the mouth-watering aroma of baking bread, feel the cold smoothness of a slate in the schoolhouse, see the flag waving proudly on it's pole, and taste the fresh peanut brittle at Brown's Candy Factory. SDC is an experience like no other in my opinion. I become a child again every time I visit. Thank you for your comment!