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Of the many attractions in Branson, Missouri, Silver Dollar City ranks as a must see destination. This pioneer village theme park built in the Ozark Mountains offers a glimpse into how people lived in this area a century ago. While it has many exciting rides to be expected of a large theme park, it has unique attractions that make it a regional favorite for tourists and locals alike. It has demonstrating craftsmen including a silversmith, a blacksmith, a candle maker and a taffy maker. It also boasts a culinary and crafts school where you can learn to make foods and crafts unique to the heartland. It has over sixty specialty shops to buy unique items like apple butter or lye soap. Between watching the craftsmen hand-make everything from candles to candy and browsing for unique gifts in the specialty shops, you will really feel like you took a trip back in time!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|