10 Things to do in Branson, Missouri

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Many people are not aware of all the attractions and things to do that Branson Missouri has to offer. The truth is that there are endless ways to entertain yourself and your family in Branson. Here are ten fun and exciting options.

Silver Dollar

Branson, MOBranson’s Theme park boasts an amusement park, a cave, live theater shows, and a water park. The amusement park features thrilling rides and roller coasters that are sure to get your heart racing. Tom & Huck’s River Blast is Silver Dollar’s own water park that features a 567’ river channel where America’s biggest water war plays out. You can also tour the Marvel cave, visit Ozark town, experience seasonal festivals, and more. There is truly no end to the things to see and do at Silver Dollar theme park.

Thousand Hills Golf Course

Branson, MOIf you like golfing, you will love Thousand Hills Golf Resort. Thousand Hills is the most popular golf course in Branson for good reason. This 18-hole course is open to the public and was rated as a 4 star course by Golf Digest. The golf course covers hardwood forests, rock formations, Ozark streams, and plenty of natural beauty. The course is great for all skill levels due to three tee pads on each hole.

Adventure Ziplines

Zipline adventures for the whole family in Branson. Adventure Ziplines features 7 ziplines, 3 rope bridges, and an ATV ride. They even feature night ziplining! If you like thrills and great views, Adventure Ziplines is the thing for you.

Titanic Museum

The Titanic Museum in Branson features interactive exhibits, $4.5 million dollars of Titanic artifacts, and a Titanic memorial room. The interactive exhibits will have you shoveling “coal” in the boiler room, learning how to send an SOS signal, standing on the sloping decks of the sinking ships stern, and touching 28 degree water that the Titanic passengers were submerged in. You also receive a replica boarding pass from an actual Titanic passenger.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum

Experience the odd and unusual displays of this famous museum of the strange and weird. The museum building itself is an oddity. The building is cracked, by design, to commemorate the earthquake of 1812, one of the worst in US history. The museum is everything you have come to expect from Ripley. So if you are looking for something a bit different, Ripley’s is the museum for you.

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. Yakov has been named Branson’s Comedian of the Year two times. If you are looking for some laughs in Branson, you cannot go wrong with Yakov.

Theater Shows

Branson features over 60 theaters with over one hundred and fifty shows available with anything from comedy, tribute acts, and martial arts displays. With all this going on, there is sure to be something entertaining for everyone in your family!

Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede provides dinner and a show in a family-friendly atmosphere. Your Show Ticket gets you access to The Carriage Room Opening Act, a four course meal, and the spectacular Dinner Attraction while you eat. The four course meal includes a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory smoked barbecued pork loin, and corn on the cob among other things. The Dinner Attraction features horses, music, lights, and amazing stunts. There is not a more fun way to dine in Branson!

Showboat Branson Belle

Branson, MOWhat could be better than a fantastic lake cruise aboard a steamboat that features delicious dining and spectacular shows? The Showboat Branson Belle gives you panoramic views of Table Rock Lake with the Ozark Mountains as a backdrop. The current entertainment features the new production Made In The USA which showcases violinist Janice Martin and the male vocal group ShowMen in a patriotic tribute to America. With all this on offer, Showboat Branson Belle is great fun for all.

White Water

White Water Branson features an 800 foot river feature, a seven story water slide, a half million gallon wave pool, and a 700 gallon dousing at their Splashaway Cay. If are looking to get wet in Branson, White Water is the place to be.

So get yourself and your family to Branson Missouri and dig in to all the great fun and entertainment that this incredible town has to offer. You will be glad you did.

Photo credits: Shane Adams, Ungaio, Ronda Del Boccio

David Bryce is an online publisher for Thousand Hills Golf Resort in Branson, MO. He blogs on the topics of golf, travel, and vacations.

2 Comments

  1. Sevinc

    June 14, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Thanks for your kind words! Not only do I LOVE The Hollywood Wax Museum, but ALL of my family does too! When we have caopmny in town we always suggest or even take them there! Not only that but, having 7 jobs this season, I suggest it to any & all I encounter who ask, What is there to do in Branson? Thank you for having such a quality place that is ever changing making us want to go back time after time. You are the BEST! Always, Terry Wayne Sanders

  2. DavidArkham

    July 2, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    These are great! Thanks for the great advice! My family and I recently took a trip to Branson, and while planning I found a great site with a guide for everything Branson! Thought it might help other readers: http://bit.ly/BransonGuide, be sure to check it out!

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