Ten Top Attractions in Branson

Branson, Missouri is one of America’s favorite vacation destinations, and gives new meaning to the phrase: families who play together, stay together.

With world-class entertainment for all ages, thrilling attractions around every corner, and genuine Ozarks hospitality that makes you feel right at home, create special memories for your family and friends to cherish for a lifetime — it’s all smiles in Branson. And with so much to see and do, there’s no wonder why families keep coming back year after year. Here are Ten Top Attractions to see in Branson. 

1. Silver Dollar City

Silver Dollar City, one of America’s great theme parks, is an 1880’s themed experience, putting the words “family” and “fun” at the heart of everything they do. Twist and turn on Outlaw Run or Wildfire, two of the park’s big roller coasters; or be amazed by the craftsmen and artisan demonstrations right before your very eyes. Fill your belly with good Ozark Mountain cookin’ from one of many tasty restaurants and booths; or become a volunteer at Fireman’s Landing, the park’s all-new family adventure area for 2015. Whatever you find yourself doing, you’ll be glad you visited Silver Dollar City.

2. Titanic Museum

The Titanic Museum Attraction is much more than a museum—it’s an unforgettable experience. Step inside the ship to climb the grand staircase, meet the crew, and become a passenger of the Titanic on her maiden voyage. Make your way through the Titanic and interact with the artifacts and displays, hear the stories and sounds of the musicians who played aboard this mighty vessel, and experience history right before your eyes. Step outside the ship’s walls and feel the 28 degree waters and take your picture with a real growing iceberg!

3. The Track Family Fun Parks

Burn out, put, soar, and play at the Track Family Fun Parks in Branson. With three different locations around Highway 76, three different high-rise tracks (including The Wild Woody, The Lumberjack, and Heavy Metal High Rise), bumper boats, mini golf, laser tag, the Sky Coaster and so much more, the Tracks are a top destination for families and groups of all sizes. Go ahead. Let loose a little bit, take a spin on the go karts and let the good times roll at the Track Family Fun Parks.

4. Promised Land Zoo

When was the last time you visited the zoo? With each admission to the Promised Land Zoo, guests can enjoy live animal shows, a foot safari, Parakeet Paradise, and even bottle feeding baby animals. The Zoo is focused on providing safe conditions for the animals, an entertaining experience for guests, but also a time of educating visitors on the importance of taking care of the animals in the world around us. Stop by the Promised Land Zoo and visit our furry friends up close, an experience in Branson like no other.

5. Branson Zip Line and Canopy Tours

Zip through the treetops of Wolfe Mountain at the Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours! Learn about the local wildlife and the Ozarks region on a photo safari, or choose from several different zip line tour options, all varying in length and time. But don’t forget to try out the Free Fall Xpress, a 100ft. vertical freefall experience that will leave you breathless! If you’re looking for adventure, nature, and extreme thrills, the Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours is one attraction you’re looking for.

6. College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks, founded as School of the Ozarks in 1906, is not your ordinary college. Students work at a campus job and graduate without ever spending a dime on tuition, earning a debt-free education. Enjoy a classic meal at the Keeter Center, the College’s 4-star restaurant and hotel, or tour the dairy and Edwards Mill. Walk through the Williams Memorial Chapel, visit the Ralph Foster Museum, gaze upon the Ozarks landscape from “The Point,” the scenic overlook, or taste the world-famous treats from the Fruitcake and Jelly kitchen on campus. With everything there is to see here, you’ll be glad you visited College of the Ozarks.

7. Shepherd of the Hills Homestead

Visit the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead and get a taste of what life in the Ozarks was like back in the good ol’ days of Old Matt and Little Pete. See the live production of Shepherd of the Hills in the outdoor theater, tour the historic homestead, visit the top of Inspiration Tower and see Branson from a bird’s eye view. Guests can also ride the Vigilante Zip Rider from the top of Inspiration Tower all the way back down to the ground. At the homestead, visitors can also take horseback rides, explore trails and much more. Visit the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead and experience some good, old-fashioned Ozark Mountain heritage.

8. Dixie Stampede Branson

Grab your cowboy hat and prepare for a fun family dinner, a great show, and boot stompin’ entertainment only to be found at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede in Branson. Watch a fun-filled feud between the North and the South through various competitions; be mesmerized by incredible horse stunts, special effects, and much, much more. After the show, guests can meet the horses in their stables. Visit Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction, and experience this unique, family-friendly destination.

9. Showboat Branson Belle

Step aboard the Showboat Branson Belle, the majestic riverboat on Table Rock Lake. On this 2-hour cruise, guests will receive a full 3-course meal prepared fresh in the galley, and an unforgettable experience of “Celebrate,” the brand new show for 2015, featuring mind-boggling magic, side-splitting comedy, and music to entertain the whole family. Experience the beautiful Table Rock Lake in that “grand old showboatin’ fashion” aboard the Showboat Branson Belle.

10. Table Rock Lake

With 800 miles of shoreline, Table Rock Lake has everything you’re looking for to enjoy a perfect day out on the water. Spend the day relaxing in the sand of Moonshine Beach, boating, fishing, or enjoying the many lake adventures and activities that take place every day at the Table Rock State Park Marina. Drop your anchor in a cove and go for a swim, or skim across the surface on a tub or wakeboard. Table Rock Lake is without a doubt Missouri’s premier lake for beauty, water activities, and family fun.

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