Things to Do in Branson

The Best Branson Attractions, Activities, and Points of Interest

 

weekend getaways near kansas cityBranson, Missouri is one of the best places to visit as it offers endless activities and attractions to enjoy. There is a wide range of things to do in Branson, MO which guarantees that there is something for every type of visitor. Choose from active Branson activities including hiking, biking, horseback riding and more. For those looking to visit some of the most famous Branson, MO points of interest there are a number exciting landmarks to see. Take a ride on any of the thrilling Silver Dollar City theme park or take a tour of the Titanic Museum. No matter what kind of vacation you desire, there are Branson, MO attractions for everyone to enjoy.

To ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the best things to do in Branson, we have compiled a list of our favorites. For more information or even more fun Branson points of interest to visit, check out our blog, or feel free to contact our knowledgeable and friendly staff! Then, explore our Branson vacation cabins and start planning your trip!

 

Big Cedar Lodge

Big Cedar lodge offers a number of fun things to do in Branson and is only a short, five-minute drive from our cabins. Big Cedar features Worman House Restaurant, a delicious dining experience. They also have a spa for those looking to relax with a massage, or two.  Big Cedar also offers a stable for horseback riding! 

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede

One of the most well-known and popular attractions in Branson is Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, a fantastic, family-friendly dinner show owned by the country music legend. The show offers horses, dancing, special effects and music, and is accompanied by a delicious dinner.

Silver Dollar City Theme Park

silver dollar cityLocated not far from our cabins are all the thrills of Silver Dollar City Theme Park, one of the most famous Branson attractions in the area. Silver Dollar City offers thrills, rides, family fun, and festivals for adventure seekers. For the summer months, there is an exciting water park and every night you will find some of the best shows available in Branson.  

Dogwood Canyon

Dogwood Canyon is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts looking for nature-focused things to do in Branson, MO. There is hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, guided tours, and even shopping at the general store. These beautiful 2,200 acres spread across the Missouri – Arkansas border.

Showboat Branson Belle

All aboard the magnificent Showboat Branson Belle dinner cruise in Branson, Missouri! This beautiful, two-hour lake cruise is filled with amazing dining and some of the best shows in Branson. The Showboat Branson Belle is the perfect Branson activity for the entire family, including the kids.

Branson Scenic Railway Train Tour

Experience all the beauty of the Southwest Missouri on the Branson Scenic Railway. Take a trip through tunnels, over trestles, and through the wilderness that is still full of wildlife. Known on of the best things to do in Branson, passengers get a full look at the state’s rich history with views of the ruins of old communities no longer found on your average map. Do all of this while eating dinner in the dining car or just grabbing a snack and drink in the snack car.

The Titanic Museum

The Titanic Museum is a must visit Branson points of interest as it is one of the most famous parts of the state. With it towering 100 feet over the street and 20 different rooms made to look historically the same. Walk the grand staircase, touch an iceberg, or view the 400 artifacts that are on board this exciting ship.

Branson Landing Shopping & Shows

Branson LandingWith so much going on it will be hard to decide between all the things to do in Branson Landing. For those looking to shop, the Landing offers 100 stores in their large shopping mall that is located near the lake. The Landing also features the Fire and Water Show that ties fire, water, light, and music into one awesome spectacle. There are also free outdoor concerts, trolley car rides, and an amphitheater to enjoy.

Table Rock State Park

Table Rock State Park offers a number of things to do including having a quiet picnic or just a spending the day relaxing in the sun. You can explore the Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail, or venture into Talking Rocks Cavern. Table Rock Lake is also available for swimming and other water fun!

Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum

The Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum is a fun way to learn about the ancient history of our area. From the prehistoric creatures that lived here over 12,000 years ago, to the earliest inhabitants, all the way up to the Civil War. This museum is a great way to have a fun day while also learning about the incredible history of the Ozarks.

The Andy Williams Performing Arts Center

There are numerous shows and venues here in Branson, but the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center is one of the most well-known and well-regarded. From illusionists and magicians to singers and dancers, this theater hosts performances that always delight. They are also known for hosting spectacular Christmas shows!

Even More Things to Do in Branson, MO

Table Rock Dam -Crowds gather daily just to gawk at this engineering colossus holding back the waters of the old White River.

Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery – Believe it or not, this is one of Branson’s most popular tourist sites, located below Table Rock Dam. A visitor’s center has some beautiful aquariums displaying Missouri’s game fish. A walk through the trout hatchery (which raises over a million trout yearly) is an especially big hit with families.

Fritz’s Adventure Family Attraction – A new premier indoor attraction for all.  Scale a city wall, explore a myriad of underground tunnels, climb ropes course or walk the suspended bridges, see the air-worthy airplane and much more.

The World’s Largest Toy Museum – Relive your childhood and explore the fantastic and strange toys of past generations at this fun-filled museum filled with over 1 million toys!

Dewey Short Visitor Center– Just across the dam, the Dewey Short Center, located on the shores of Table Rock Lake, offers exhibits about the dam’s construction, displays of native wildlife, and interactive displays. The grounds offer picnic areas and sites for fishing or swimming, all at no cost.

Moonshine Beach -Across Table Rock Dam. Swim at a tree-shaded, sandy beach, picnic, hike the trails, or just sit and watch the passing sailboats and the majestic Showboat Branson Belle cruising by.

Henning State Forest – Hiking and bird watching and nature displays.

Historic Downtown Branson -A small-town, charming glimpse into historic Branson This popular area is filled with shops, restaurants and quaint stores filled with treasures. Now, visitors can take advantage of the Discovery Trolley, which runs a 15-minute loop through downtown Branson, including stops at the Branson Landing.

Lindwedel Winery– This winery is located in the Ozark Mountains, high on a hill overlooking beautiful Branson. Guests are invited to tour the winery, sample the wines and relax on the veranda while absorbing the terrific scenic views.

 

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