Mystic River Falls at Silver Dollar City
Mystic River Falls, the Tallest Drop on Water Raft Ride in the Western Hemisphere, is now open!
Come aboard the long-awaited raft ride that winds, twists and plummets through Mystic River Falls. After adventuring through thrilling rapids and Ozark Mountain scenery, riders will be met with a four-story waterfall drop.
This $23-million investment is considered an engineering marvel in the industry with its unique rotating, 4-platform, 8-story lift that prominently meets you halfway through the excursion.
Mystic River Falls is the centerpiece of Rivertown, a new area inside Silver Dollar City. Here, you will also find Rivertown Smokehouse, offering delectable meats smoked on site, and a new cinnamon bread bakery, Clara Belle's Cinnamon Bread, where the smells alone are almost too good to be true.
Catch the daring history of Mystic River Falls below:
A Theme of Legacy & Lore…
Silver Dollar City is home to the massive Marvel Cave, which, indeed, has a Mystic River in its depths. Intensively studied throughout the ages, Marvel Cave’s passageways, water features and crannies are detailed in words and drawings as far back as 1893 through the documented work of the botanist, artist and scientist S. Fred Prince. His book and work of art, “The Story of Marvel Caverns 1893-1942,” is safely stored within Silver Dollar City’s archives to this day.
As specified in several places in the book, Prince, enthralled by his inability to find the headwaters of the Mystic River, kept searching to no avail. To this day, following study by modern- day scientists, the end of the river remains a mystery.
With the Mystic River headwaters unknown, the adventurers of today seek to find a fabled waterfall that could mark the end of the raging river. They follow the path of Pearl, a young adventuress, along the challenging, winding waterways in pursuit of the legendary headwaters. At long last, Pearl and her riders discover Mystic River Falls -- and the town erupts in celebration!