Silver Dollar City is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and now, thanks to readers of USA Today, it has one more thing to celebrate. In a press release on July 31, Silver Dollar City announced that it had been voted the number one amusement park in the United States. Not only that, but USA Today readers also voted for the park's Outlaw Run roller coaster as number 10 in the nation's top 10, and Buckshot Annie's as the number 5 in a poll of best restaurants, according to the press release.
The USA Today award comes on the heels of the park opening its new Mystic River Falls, which features “The Tallest Drop on a Water Raft Ride in the Western Hemisphere”. The water ride is part of a whole new section of the park dubbed Rivertown, which includes the Rivertown Smokehouse, Clara Belle’s Cinnamon Bread and Dockside Grill.
“The roaring river experience, the adventure of the lift, the moments
spent in the elevated channel and then the climax of the final drop
combine to make this a unique experience only found at Silver Dollar
City,” says Brad Thomas,
President of Silver Dollar City Attractions, in the press release.
“Mystic River Falls is a family thrill ride, and joins our strong roster
of award-winning family fun rides—from our famed coasters Outlaw Run
and Time Traveler to a “City” filled with legendary adventures for the