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Silver Dollar City Voted Best in U.S.

Silver Dollar City leads the Web site “America’s Best and Top Ten list” as having the best Christmas light show in America.

It is the fourth straight year that Silver Dollar City has been listed No. 1 by the Web site.

Spokeswoman Crystal Hedrick says the theme park has also been recognized by Good Morning America, CNN.com and recently by the Travel Channel.

“We’re happy to be at the top of the list again this year. It’s quite an honor,” Hedrick said.

Silver Dollar City is joined by the Oglebay Festival of lights in Wheeling, W.V., Fantasy of Lights in Pine Mountain, Ga., the Smoky Mountain Winterfest in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and the Trail of Lights in Austin, Texas, rounding out the top five.

Seven other displays were given honorable mentions led by the 100 miles of Lights in Virginia Beach, Va.

During a special event at Silver Dollar City on Friday, Edward Grinnan, editor in chief of Guideposts magazine, was in awe by what he saw.

“The Christmas lights here are breathtaking. I’ve never been here before and it is amazing,” he said.

Silver Dollar City is famous for its holiday lights and five-story tall special effects Christmas tree that draws thousand of visitors every year.

“We always try to come up with something different every year,” Hedrick said. “This year we went green and used more energy efficient LED lights.”

Since 1996, America’s Best and Top Ten Web site, americasbestonline.net, has selected the best America has to offer.

The site contains the top national parks, beaches, vacation spots, hiking trails and more.

Information courtesy of Branson Daily News
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