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Guide to Branson for Families

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Branson is bursting with activities for the entire family. Whether you wish to take in some fun dinner theater, dive into history, or explore the great outdoors, this city has you covered. Here are some attractions where you can make great family memories!

Good for
  • Family
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Branson

Speciality Museums

Titanic Museum

Speciality Museums

Silver Dollar City

Water Parks, Theme Parks

Table Rock Lake

Bodies of Water

The Track Family Fun Parks

Auto Race Tracks

Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction

Dinner Theatres

Branson Murder Mystery

Dinner Theatres

Branson's Promised Land Zoo

Zoos

Greatest Adventures Mini Golf

Game & Entertainment Centres

Branson Landing

Shopping Malls

Tim A's City Tips

  • Most hotels offer huge discounts on shows if you are staying on property.
  • Make reservations for shows early, as they sale out quickly.
  • "Sparky" offers free trolley rides around downtown.
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Branson
    Speciality Museums
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    Tim A Says:

    More than 450 unique treasures from around the world await you at the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum. From shrunken heads to a spinning vortex tunnel, the items in this 12,000-square-foot 'Odditorium' will delight and shock!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Check the website for discounts or combo tickets.
    • Ripley's Museum is handicapped accessible.
    • Ripley's offers free parking.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #55 of 129 things to do in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Kids loved it! 11/12/2018
    • Great place 10/12/2018
    • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Branson
    Address:
    3326 West Highway 76
    Branson, MO 65616-3545
    Phone:
    +1 417-337-5300
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    09:30 - 21:30
    Fri - Sat
    09:30 - 22:00
    Other:
  • Titanic Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    Tim A Says:

    The Titanic's story is truly one that will last forever, and the Titanic Museum recreates the grandeur and the tragedy of that fanciful ship and her ill-fated voyage. Here, you can explore replica's of the ship's opulent staterooms, humble cabins, and, of course, its regal staircase. There are also more than 400 artifacts on display.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Check the website before visiting. There are a number of multi-attraction packages that will help you save on admission to the museum and other fun spots in Branson.
    • Guest will be assigned a historic passenger name, so make sure to see if your passenger survived.
    • On its website under "Education," the museum offers a scavenger hunt. Download and print it to make learning a fun game.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 129 things to do in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Inspiring 12/12/2018
    • Fascinating place if you have an interest in Titanic 12/12/2018
    • Titanic Museum
    Address:
    3235 W 76 Country Blvd
    Branson, MO 65616-3551
    Phone:
    +1 800-381-7670
    Other:
  • Silver Dollar City
    Water Parks, Theme Parks
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    Tim A Says:

    Silver Dollar City promises a fun-filled day, Old West style. The park offers all manner of 1800s-themed attractions, from wild rides for the thrill seekers to interactive play zones for the littlest in your brood.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If you plan to also visit the waterpark, book in advance to save on combo tickets.
    • Download the Silver Dollar City mobile app so that you can keep track of ride and show times.
    • There is also a Silver Dollar Wilderness, with camping and cabins, in case you want to stay awhile.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 129 things to do in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Cold day visit 12/12/2018
    • Best family fun for all ages 12/12/2018
    • Silver Dollar City
    Address:
    399 Silver Dollar City Parkway
    Branson, MO 65616-6151
    Phone:
    +1 800-475-9370
    Price range:
    US$61 - US$61
    Other:
  • Table Rock Lake
    Bodies of Water
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    Tim A Says:

    With more than 800 miles of beautiful shorelines, Table Rock Lake is an outdoors enthusiast's dream. Here, you can fishermen in training can cast out their lines and water babies can splash around. From hiking to swimming, boating to camping, this is the place to be.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Rent a boat and cruise around the lake.
    • There are restrictions on firewood, so make sure to check before bringing your own.
    • During the summer, there are often fun events such as free movies on the lake. Ask where you are staying for a list of what's happening.
    • Table Rock Lake is known for it abundance of bass, catfish, and bluegill.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 1,689 things to do in Missouri
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • SUPERIOR SHOWBOAT! 06/11/2018
    • Big and beautiful! 10/10/2018
    • Table Rock Lake
    Phone:
    +1 417-739-2564
    Other:
  • The Track Family Fun Parks
    Auto Race Tracks
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    Tim A Says:

    The Track Family Fun Park is truly fun for the whole family. Here you can ride the daring, 4-story high Heavy Metal High Rise go kart track, explore the mission impossible-style laser room, or crash into each other on bumper cars or bumper boats. Whatever you choose, it will be an unforgettable experience.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Family combo packages are available through the website.
    • There is something for the whole family at The Track, but some rides have restrictions on heights.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #49 of 129 things to do in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fun race tracks 10/12/2018
    • Heavy Metal Highrise 23/11/2018
    • The Track Family Fun Parks
    Address:
    2505 W 76 Country Blvd
    Branson, MO 65616-2165
    Phone:
    +1 417-334-1612
    Other:
  • Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction
    Dinner Theatres
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    Tim A Says:

    One of Branson's most visited attraction, Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show delights audiences of all ages with amazing stunts performed by some of the best horse riders in the world. If that's not enough, the food is sure to please any appetite.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Tickets tend to sell out fast, so make sure to make an early reservation.
    • Vegetarian items are available.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #48 of 155 Concerts & Shows in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • AMAZING Christmas Dinner & Show. A PERFECT 10! 12/12/2018
    • Breath Taking 12/12/2018
    • Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction
    Address:
    1525 West Highway 76
    Branson, MO 65616-3307
    Phone:
    +1 877-782-6733
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 19:00
    Other:
  • Branson Murder Mystery
    Dinner Theatres
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    Tim A Says:

    Welcome to the Wild Wild West. The Branson Murder Mystery dinner theater experience will test your investigative skills and get the family working together. While you nosh on a down-home buffet of barbecue and all the fixings, a troupe of excellent actors will lead you through a town hall meeting to discover who's been causing a ruckus in town. (Who knows? Maybe someone in your group has a wild streak!).

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Vegetarian meals are available upon request. You must give a 24 hour notification.
    • Shows start at 5pm, so make sure to arrive early for great seating.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #94 of 155 Concerts & Shows in Branson
    • Fun Entertainment 12/12/2018
    • Murder by Eggnog 07/12/2018
    • Branson Murder Mystery
    Address:
    2849 Gretna Rd
    Branson, MO 65616-3346
    Phone:
    +1 417-849-8331
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    09:00 - 19:00
    Other:
  • Branson's Promised Land Zoo
    Zoos
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    Tim A Says:

    Branson's Promised Land ZOO is a nice relaxing way to spend the day with the family. Kids can check out monkeys, kangaroos, camels, zebras, and other rare and endangered species from around the world.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Exclusive Encounters let you get up close with the animals, for a nominal fee.
    • Seating is limited at the live animal shows, so be sure to arrive early.
    • Discounts are available on the website.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 129 things to do in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fun for everyone 11/12/2018
    • Not your typical zoo, but it's a great place!! 11/12/2018
    • Branson's Promised Land Zoo
    Address:
    2751 Shepherd of the Hills Expy
    Branson, MO 65616-8103
    Phone:
    +1 417-544-0427
    Price range:
    US$19 - US$19
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    12:00 - 16:00
    Sat - Sun
    10:00 - 16:00
    Other:
  • Greatest Adventures Mini Golf
    Game & Entertainment Centres
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    Tim A Says:

    Greatest Adventures Miniature Golf offers two themed mini golf courses. The first features dragons and thatched houses of Medieval Times, while the second brings the Jungle to Branson.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Coupons are available to print right off the website.
    • Day and seasonal passes are available at discount prices.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 46 Fun & Games in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice courses 12/10/2018
    • Favorite Mini Golf Course 22/09/2018
    • Greatest Adventures Mini Golf
    Address:
    4800 N Gretna Rd
    Branson, MO 65616-7462
    Phone:
    +1 417-332-0888
    Hours:
    Sun - Mon
    11:00 - 17:00
    Tue - Thu
    11:00 - 19:00
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 - 20:00
    Other:
  • Branson Landing
    Shopping Malls
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    Tim A Says:

    Branson Landing offers a wide variety of food, entertainment, and shopping options. It's a great place to spend an afternoon, strolling and shopping, and kids will love the beautiful fountain and its water, fire, light, and music show.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Pets are welcome to all outdoor areas. Just please make sure to clean up after them.
    • Parking is available for a nominal fee.
    • The fountain shows take place hourly, from noon until 10pm. The theme and song is different each hour, so check the schedule online to decide what you want to see (or return back for a few shows).
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #36 of 129 things to do in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Evening with friends 11/12/2018
    • Nice relaxing place 11/12/2018
    • Branson Landing
    Address:
    100 Branson Landing Blvd
    Branson, MO 65616-2097
    Phone:
    +1 417-239-3002
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 21:00
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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