My family and I were sent on a press trip through USFamilyGuide.com in exchange for this post. All opinions listed are 100% my own.
Now that my trip to Branson is over, and I have shared with you all the amazing things we did, I wanted to take a minute and share 4 more reasons why I think your family would enjoy a trip to Branson, Missouri. These are totally different from the ones I shared before, so just add them to the list of all the wonderful reasons this would make a great family adventure for you and your household.
Overall Feel of Branson
Branson has this feel when you visit that simply says, “C'mon in — your family is welcome here.” Not once while we were there was anyone rude, obnoxious, or ill tempered. I honestly felt like I had stepped back in time to a place where people loved being friendly. It was such a breath of fresh air for me and my family to have workers smile at me and offer any help I needed, or just strike up a conversation like we were old friends.
The Food is Amazing
We visited several local restaurants while there, and I have to say that the food is far above what I expected for a tourist attraction. We had ribs at Shorty's and ice cream and pizza at the Grand Country Inn, and don't get me started about Fudruckers. Everything was absolutely scrumptious!
So Many Things to Choose From
If variety shows are not your thing, then there is so much more to choose from — such as amusement parks, movie theaters, comedy shows, museums like the Titanic — and so much more. Seriously — this city has left nothing out when it comes to tourist attractions. Even if you just want a quiet view, the gorgeous Table Rock Lake is perfect for the tourist who loves scenic views.
Feeling of Safety
My family and I felt so safe in Branson. I didn't worry about my kids scouting around our hotel and grounds because there were plenty of workers there. Yes — it was busy with tourists, but just knowing that when I was not around, they had their eyes on the kids making sure everyone stayed safe — was a win in my book.
Education at Every Turn
Branson is a gold mine for homeschooling families. My kids learned so much rich history while we were there — about war, Veterans (especially when they got to talk to Captain Woody who drove our Duck boat), the Jonah show we saw, and all the museums we visited. It was truly an educational experience that no book would ever have been able to teach them.
Will We Be Visiting Branson Again?
The answer is a big YES! My husband and I are planning on taking a trip together for our anniversary at Christmas time.
While we were there, many of the attractions were telling us how lit up at Christmas everything is and we LOVE twinkling lights and snow, so we are going to make a romantic vacation out of it.
So now that you have all my thoughts about Branson, when will you be going?