The Time Traveler ride at Silver Dollar City.
Silver Dollar City
Opened in 1960, Silver Dollar City mimics an 1880 mining town, complete with themed rides and employees who dress the part. Visitors to the kitschy theme park will find more than 40 rides—the Time Traveler is the fastest, tallest, steepest spinning roller coaster in the world, but also make time for the family-friendly Fire-in-the Hole indoor coaster. After the rides, be sure to indulge in the surprisingly delicious food on offer, including tater twists, funnel cakes, and cast-iron skillets of succotash. Also be sure to swing by one of the many craftsmen shops, where you can catch woodworkers, glassblowers, and candy makers in action, and don’t leave without walking through Marvel Cave (this is Missouri after all) and posing for a tintype photo (props provided).