When you Google top family destinations across the country, one of the search suggestions belongs to Branson, MO. That’s because this one of the best cities to have an R&R with the family. The city itself was built for this kind of activity. Every corner is riddled with establishments for relaxation and entertainment. There are lots of wonderful attractions to visit like museums, theatres, theme parks, and many more.
Here are some of the things to see in Branson, MO which are perfect for that family getaway you’ve always been planning.
Silver Dollar City
A family vacation is not complete without a trip to the city’s premier theme park— the Silver Dollar City. It is filled with all sorts of rides that the whole family can enjoy. What’s unique about this amusement park is that it has an 1800’s vibe as seen in its rides. These are perfect for those who seek thrill and adventure.
Meanwhile, kids can also enjoy their visit at SDC because there are areas intended for them. For instance, there’s a park where kids can play and partake in some activities prepared by staff. Crafts and shows for kids and adults too are always available in SDC.
Apart from rides and kiddie activities, the family can also take witness shows prepared to its guests. Entertainment is a forte in Branson and Silver Dollar City has prepared shows suitable for the whole family. There are fireworks show, dive-in movies, and entertain cruises. In addition, the family can spend the night in the wilderness of SDC where camp sites are available.
Table Rock Lake
For a perfect family getaway, include Table Rock Lake in your itinerary. This is the best place to visit if you are looking for an experience close to nature. Created in the 50s, the lake has been a destination among locals. Now, it is also being marketed as one of Branson’s tourist spots.
The Table Rock Lake is composed of 50,000 acres of crystal clear and serene water. Folks can snorkel or fish on the lake or they can also set a camp site at the lake shore.Boating and fishing are also popular in Table Rock Lake. Visitors can climb aboard Branson Belle a regular showboat in the area. This showboat offers amazing cuisine and entertainment that will surely please everyone.
Branded as the ultimate nature park, Dogwood Canyon is one of the premier family tourist destinations in Branson, Mo. Families will surely love the 6 mile hiking and biking trail with a stocked trout fishing stream on the side. It also boasts a wide picnic and camping area for those looking to dine with nature. What’s amazing about the place is that the locals have preserved the area well despite being visited by thousands of tourists annually. It was the place that English settlers used to traverse and the tourism board of Branson has kept its essence for the enjoyment of today’s tourists. The best activity to accomplish here is to ride a horse while traversing through the path made by the English settlers. Visitors can also marvel at the magnificent sights offered by Ozark Mountains while horseback riding. Meanwhile, bike rentals are available to those who wish to explore the place through biking. On the other hand if they wish to explore it by foot, Dogwood Canyon has paths intended for hikers.
These are some of the attractions to include when visiting Branson, MO. There are other destinations for the family to discover as well. What’s great about having a family vacation here is that it can be realized any time of the year as Branson’s family destinations are open all year round.
Author Bio: April is an online publisher for The Cabins at GrandMountain in Branson, MO. She often writes about camping, Midwest traveling, and log cabin experiences.
Photography provided by Mellisa Swigart of MomLuck.com, a fellow blogging friend who often writes about travel on her site! I highly recommend checking her out for firsthand stories of her visits to Branson, like her recent zip line adventure!