Entertain the entire family with crowd-pleasing, kid-friendly fun in Branson, Missouri.
Stay and Eat at The Keeter Center
Staffed by College of the Ozarks students, The Keeter Center has fantastic amenities—from a nightly turndown service with homemade cookies, fresh-ground coffee and Pacific Sea bath salts, to unlimited complimentary ice cream for kids 11 and under from Nettie Marie’s Homemade Ice Cream Shop in the lobby. Be sure to get dinner while here. The homemade apple butter is spot on.
See Big Cats at National Tiger Sanctuary
Visit the National Tiger Sanctuary in nearby Saddlebrooke, a nonprofit rescue organization that provides a safe home for exotic animals. Go behind the scenes with a walking or riding tour, or help feed the animals on a splurge-worthy You Feed tour.
Make Memories at Silver Dollar City
Take the family to Silver Dollar City. Admission is free for kids younger than 4, and kids ages 4 to 11 get a discount at $62 per ticket. If you have little ones in tow, make sure to stop by the Grand Exposition area with kid-friendly rides.
Ride Go-Karts at The Track
If your kids still have the wiggles after a trip to SDC, take them to The Track Family Fun Parks. There, they can choose from go-karts, blaster boats, mini golf, thrill rides and arcade games at Fat Daddy’s Arcade.
Eat at Billy Bob's Dairyland
Treat the family to some rib-sticking diner cuisine at Billy Bob’s Dairyland (417-337-9291), a 1950s-inspired diner with milkshakes that’ll have you casually looking up Branson real estate for next summer.