Family Travel » Branson, MO

Family travel in Branson, MO

Families may visit the “Music Capital of the World” just to see a show, but many linger on in wholesome Branson for the unexpected attractions -- like the Butterfly Palace, the Titanic Museum and Ripley’s Odditorium.
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Branson Landing

Spend an entertaining afternoon with the family on Lake Taneycomo in downtown Branson. Discover waterfront dining, shopping and fun in this scenic and popular center. The shoppers in your family will get a kick out of more than 100 specialty stores, and everyone will marvel at the $7.5 million water fountain spectacular, synchronized to light, music, sound and fire!

Branson Scenic Railway

Spend a few hours journeying through the foothills and tunnels of the Ozarks on the Branson Scenic Railway. During the 40-mile roundtrip adventure, you’ll travel through the southwest Missouri wilderness, home to wildlife and old towns now named only on railroad maps. Special events include a dinner train and a magical “Polar Express” journey complete with caroling and cocoa.

Castle of Chaos

If your family is looking for a thrilling mystery in Branson, you won’t want to miss the Castle of Chaos, located in the Hollywood Entertainment Center. Be warned -- this 5-D interactive haunted experience isn’t for the faint of heart! Join the battle against evil on this action-packed ride, featuring special effects, animatronics and more.

Ride the Ducks

Climb aboard a Duck for an unforgettable 70-minute tour of Branson. Ride the Ducks, the nation's largest amphibious tour operator, offered their first tour in Branson in 1977. Your Duck will take you on a journey by land and sea through the Ozarks. This is the perfect family-fun experience in Branson, mixing music, history and breathtaking scenery.

Ripley's Odditorium

Get up-close-and-personal with the most photographed building in Branson! Once inside Ripley’s…Believe It or Not!, you’ll find 400 exhibits and artifacts, including a playing card replica of the Roman Colosseum, the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Forrestal made out of 48,000 matchsticks, shrunken heads, a two-headed calf and a gallery of illusions. 

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