This comes as a surprise to some people, but Branson, Missouri is just brimming with food, fun, and entertainment for the whole family. With a theme park, dozens upon dozens of theaters, unique dining experiences, and museums galore, Branson is truly a family playground. So for the uninformed, here is a short list of just a few of the many, many great things to see and do while you are in Branson, Missouri.
The Titanic Museum
With the 100th anniversary of the Titanic in April, there is no better time to go and visit this fascinating museum that preserves the memory of this great ship, documents the terrible disaster, and memorializes those who lost their lives in this tragedy. The Titanic Museum boasts over $4.5 million in Titanic artifacts, includes several interactive exhibits which give you a better idea of how it all went down, and even assigns you a replica ticket of an actual Titanic passenger, whose fate you get to learn at the end of the tour. If you have even a passing interest in the Titanic, visiting this museum should be on your list.
White Water Water Park
This epic water park has an 800 foot river running through it in addition to a 500,000 gallon wave pool, and several other water rides such as Splashaway Cay, Bermuda Triangle, and many more. If you are looking for a fun way to cool off in the summer heat, White Water is the place to be.
Top you vacation fun off with an exhilarating ride on one of Adventure Ziplines seven ziplines. They also have three rope bridges and a ATV course. You can even take a zipline ride at night. When you combine fast thrills, beautiful views, and family fun you cannot go wrong.
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum
If you like the odd and unusual, Ripley’s has got you covered. Ripley’s has always been the place to go to see the strange and weird, and their Branson location is no different. Even the building is a bit strange, as it was built with a giant crack in it to commemorate the earthquake of 1812 that ripped through Missouri. So add a little weird to your vacation, and visit Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.
Comedian Yakov Smirnoff
Comedian Yakov Smirnoff has been entertaining Branson visitors at his theater since 1992. His show and his theater show off his outlook on life and family in the United States. Being the winner of Branson’s Best Comedian Award two time, he is sure to make you laugh.
Thousand Hills Golf Course
If golf is your thing, Branson has got you covered. Branson’s premiere golf course, Thousand Hills Golf Resort, is an 18-hole public course that is fit for experts and amateurs alike. The golf course is laid out along the Ozark woods and forests, whose natural beauty is sure to let you forget about a bad slice or missed putt.
Silver Dollar Theme Park
What would a vacation be without a visit to a theme park? On that front, Branson has got you covered. Silver Dollar Theme Park features amusement rides, a cave to explore, live theater shows, Ozark Town, and even a water park. So unless you are allergic to fun, you should plan a trip to Silver Dollar during your stay in Branson.
So if you have overlooked Branson Missouri in the past, you no longer can claim ignorance of all it has to offer. So stop missing out on the fun and get to Branson today.
Guest author David Bryce is an online publisher for Thousand Hills Golf Resort in Branson, MO. He blogs on the topics of golf, travel, and vacations.