Silver Dollar City in Branson Comes Out Swinging in 2007

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Silver Dollar City in Branson Missouri continues to grow and be a major tourist destination in 2007. Combining traditional crafts, music and entertainment with brand new amusement rides Silver Dollar City is an amusement park for the whole family.

Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri continues to grow. 2007 will be the biggest year yet with more shows, more old time fun, and more new rides including The Giant Swing. Travelers should start making plans now to visit Silver Dollar City for their biggest year yet. Visitors to the park will also want to make lodging arrangements at Thousand Hills Resort ( Thousand Hills is a condo and cabin resort in the heart of Branson--just a few minutes from any Branson attraction including Silver Dollar City.

Silver Dollar City is Branson's original amusement park. The 1880's themed park invites guests to travel back in time and see how pioneers of the American west lived. Learning about the past never gets in the way of the fun however--with dozens of live shows, comedy, food and thrill rides of all kinds everyone will find something they enjoy.

Silver Dollar City prides itself as being the home of American Craftsmanship. All day, every day guests to the park can watch as American craftsmen and women make goods from scratch whose skills have been passed down for generations. From silversmiths making custom jewelry, to bakers making homemade bread, to glass cutters making beautiful glass creations--all these craftsmen and more call Silver Dollar City home.

Thrill-seekers will want to visit Silver Dollar City in 2007 to try out a brand new ride--The Giant Swing--as Silver Dollar City continues to be on the cutting edge of amusement park rides. The Giant Swing takes 32 passengers on a swing unlike any they've ever seen. Shooting out of the new Great Barn area the ride arcs out at 45 mph taking guests swinging over 7 stories in the air. After swinging up until the riders are almost upside down the swing shoots back the other way to repeat on the other side. The Giant Swing promises to be a thrilling addition to the already thrilling rides at Silver Dollar City.

Those who don't want thrill rides are still in luck at Silver Dollar City. With over 40 live entertainment shows daily there is always something going on. Guests can listen to live music including classic country, Cajun, bluegrass, Christian and much more. Comedy shows are also readily available at the Silver Dollar Saloon and a wandering street troupe. After the shows guests may be getting hungry. Hungry guests have come to the right place--Silver Dollar City was rated among the best theme park food in the nation by Amusement Today Magazine. Diners can choose from many types of dining including ribs, seafood, and traditional home cooking--followed by a trip to the ice cream factory or bakery for dessert.

After an exciting day at Silver Dollar City, guests will need the comfort of nearby lodging to rest and relax in. Thousand Hills Resort is an ideal choice--located in the heart of Branson it is just a short distance from Silver Dollar City. Thousand Hills offers nightly condo and cabin rentals which are the perfect alternative to a cramped hotel room. Condos and cabins include a full kitchen and living room that guests can use to relax and unwind after a busy day. Thousand Hills offers luxury at an affordable price and makes the ideal complement to Silver Dollar City's excitement. Guests wanting to get more information on Thousand Hills or make reservations online can visit or call the front desk at (800)864-4145.

Silver Dollar City opens for limited weekends starting March 15th, 2007. Regular Season operating schedule begins May 12th. For more information on Silver Dollar City visitors can go online to


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