6 Fun Family Things to do in Branson, Mo. (PHOTOS)

There’s a reason it’s called “The Live Entertainment Capital of the World!”

You and your family are guaranteed to find all kinds of amazing things to do in Branson, Mo. This beautiful little city in the Ozarks has more than 40 live music theaters, a historic-themed amusement park, lakes and rivers for waterplay, the world’s largest museum attraction, 13 golf courses, and over 100 shops and restaurants… and that’s just the beginning. Keep reading for details and photos that’ll make you want to start planning your trip today.

Watch Incredible Live Shows in Branson

Branson’s famed 76 Country Boulevard is home to some of the most popular live shows in the world. A long-time family favorite is the Sight and Sound Theatre where the Bible’s most epic stories come to life. Through Dec. 29, 2018 visitors can check out the epic onstage adventures of Hebrew hero Samson.

Sight and Sound Theatre in Branson Missouri

Photo courtesy of Sight and Sound Theatre, Branson, Mo.

Or, if a date night is on your mind, Starlite Theatre should definitely be in your plan. This five-story glass atrium venue features live country music, comedy and holiday shows. Something for everyone.

starlite theatre in branson

Photo courtesy of Starlite Theatre, Branson, Mo.

Tour the Titanic

The Titanic Museum in Branson is the world’s largest museum attraction. Visitors experience an interactive tour that is full of surprises. Now through November 2018, the museum is featuring a collection of dresses worn by the women aboard the ship.

titanic in branson

Photo courtesy of Titanic Museum, Branson, Mo.

Ride Roller Coasters Through the Trees

Branson’s most popular theme park, Silver Dollar City, is named “One of America’s Top 10 Parks” by Fodor’s Travel. The 1800s-themed park has more than 40 rides and attractions, live shows and concerts, craftsmen demos all day, 18 award-winning restaurants and more. At Christmastime, Silver Dollar City becomes a winter wonderland illuminated with more than 6.5 million lights.

roller coaster in branson

Photo courtesy of Silver Dollar City, Branson, Mo.

Explore Caves

Branson is right in the middle of the Ozark mountains, which are filled with thousands of incredible natural caves. Cave tours in Branson abound, with dozens of companies offering adventures for all ages and every spelunker—beginner to advanced. One of the best, Marvel Cave, just happens to be inside Silver Dollar City. This eerily fun and fascinating cave was first discovered by the Osage Indians around 1500 AD.


dogwood caves in Branson

Photo courtesy of Silver Dollar City, Branson, Mo.

Hike, Bike & Ride Horses

Branson has over 200 miles of trails on more than 100,000 acres of gorgeous forest land. And it’s all just waiting to be explored. One of the best places to get all of the above off your bucket list is Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. It’s a preserve of epic proportions with waterfalls and views (and a few steep trails) that will leave you breathless. They even have tours of ancient burial caves.

horseback riding in branson

Photo courtesy of Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, Branson, Mo.

Shop ‘til You Drop

The Landing—located on the shores of Lake Taneycomo next to Historic Downtown Branson—has over 100 shops, all kinds of restaurants, and plenty of Branson-worthy entertainment for the whole family. Visitors love the Landing’s family friendly boardwalk, which runs 1.5 miles along the shores of Lake Taneycomo.

lake taneycomo at the landing missouri

No matter what you decide to do here, make sure you pick Branson lodging that’s the right fit for your family (and the right location for fun!). Our rentals are ideal for families and located nearby all the best stuff to do. Check out our Branson Vacation Rentals page to learn more!  
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