If you and your family are looking for a fun place to visit, look no further! Let me introduce you to Branson Missouri. My family and I just came back from a vacation there and we had a BLAST!
Branson is a town filled with tons of fun things to do! While we were there, we had the opportunity to visit some of the attractions there.
Fun Places to Play
Ride the Ducks
Our family really enjoyed the history lesson and scenic boat ride on the Ride the Ducks Tour.
An underlying theme that I noticed while in Branson is that they are big supporters of the Veterans, so everywhere we went, somehow, it was tied in, but honestly, they deserve all of that recognition considering all that they have done to ensure my family’s freedom.
My son really enjoyed this portion of the Ride the Ducks tour because he has always been fascinated with Army life and the vehicles used.
If you love the movie Titanic as much as I do, you will want to definitely visit the Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri.
During our visit, there was a special exhibit dedicated to the eight musicians onboard who famously serenaded the guests until the very last minute of the ship being afloat. They went down playing from what I understood. This was a moving tribute to these eight men, and the knowledgeable staff shared their stories and made them feel real and relatable.
WhiteWater Water Park
If your kids love a good water park, then they will want to check out White Water.
White Water also hosts a bunch of fun events throughout the summer, like Night Water, Dive-In Movies, and Red, White and BOOM Fireworks. You can see their special event calendar here.
We had a great time, and loved everything White Water had to offer!
World’s Largest Toy Museum
If you want to take a trip down memory lane and take a step back in time, you HAVE to visit The World’s Largest Toy Museum.
I thought that Stephen and I would be excited to visit here, but my teenagers’ excitement for these nostalgic toys and relics really made my day.
Each room and wall is filled to the brim with toys that people all over the world have worked hard to preserve and bring here for the enjoyment of others.
The Butterfly Palace
If your daughter loves butterflies like mine does, you will want to make an extra special trip to the Butterfly Palace.
Once you walk inside, you are transported to another place and time — a tropical rain forest filled with frogs, lizards, and beautiful, beautiful butterflies.
Silver Dollar City
If you love amusement parks like my family does, you will not want to miss all that Silver Dollar City offers.
Our trip to Silver Dollar City was so amazing and fun. I love the 1880′s theme that everything is set in. For me, it reminds me a lot of Opryland which we used to have a long time ago, but when the new Opry Mills Mall came in, they took it down. Now — I know that I can have that feeling again by visiting Silver Dollar City.
From rides to crafts and delicious food like Twisted Tater Dogs and everything in between, we explored as much of the park as we could. There are also shows to watch, but because I have teenagers — their first response was — ROLLERCOASTERS!
Hollywood Wax Museum
I love seeing celebrities as much as the next person, so when we took a tour of the Hollywood Wax Museum, I was in heaven.
All of the wax figures inside are true to size and life like. The face stubble looks SO real and the amazing life likeness will seriously blow you away.
It takes about 30-45 minutes to cruise through looking at all the actors and actresses. I really enjoyed it because some of my favorite movie characters were portrayed through the museum.
Musical Attractions to See
While in Branson, we had the privilege to check out a couple of the musical attractions while there.
Sights & Sound Theater
Right now, Jonah is playing at the Sights & Sounds theater. I love that they make stories from the Bible come alive.
The theater itself is HUGE! From the moment you pull into the parking lot, everything will make your jaw drop. From the eqxsiite statues and gardens outside, to the high ceilings and beautiful decorations inside, you will feel like you are in another place and time and almost as if you are in New York at a big fancy production.
Showboat Branson Belle
Nothing prepared me for the amazing dinner and show we had aboard the Showboat Branson Belle. I want to go back!
Operating for almost twenty years now, the Showboat Branson Belle takes passengers on a two-hour tour of the gorgeous Table Rock Lake– you have to see it to really admire the beauty. Passengers eat dinner while onboard, with meals prepared fresh in the ship’s galley. There is live entertainment during the meal, followed by a chance to tour the ship and enjoy the views. After stretching your legs, the entertainment resumes with award-winning shows that celebrate our American heritage.
Where to Stay
There are many places to stay when you visit Branson, but my favorite was the Grand Country Inn. I loved it because it had EVERYTHING there. Shows, restaurants, shopping, swimming, places to play and more. It was the perfect resort stay.
They offer indoor and outdoor water parks for the kids, 3 different places to eat including real custard ice cream and pizza, 3 different mini golf courses, a game room, bumper cars and more.
This hotel is a kid’s dream.
Branson is the perfect place to take your family on vacation, and if you need MORE reasons to visit here, check out my post on 5 Reasons You Should Visit Branson, Missouri.
So — what are you waiting for?