The Best Family Activites in Branson, Missouri

Surprise the kids with a weekend trip packed full of Branson fun.

By Katie Pollock Estes

Apr 2022

Rollercoaster at Silver Dollar City in Branson MO
Photo courtesy Silver Dollar CityEmbark on the ride of the century with the world’s tallest spinning coaster.

Ride the Time Traveler

Where: Silver Dollar City, 399 Silver Dollar City Pkwy, Branson
Who It’s For: The daredevil 
Why You’ll Love It: This roller coaster is wild. As it dips down a 10-story, 90-degree drop and soars at 50.3 miles per hour through a dizzyingly awesome track, the cars themselves spin and rotate. By the end, you won’t know what the heck just happened to you, but you’ll love it. Plus, who among us doesn’t wish we could time travel these days? Maybe to a less pandemic-y era? Just a thought. 

Branson Ferris Wheel

Where: The Track Family Fun Parks, Track 4, 3345 76 Country Blvd., Branson
Who It’s For: The kid who’s not afraid of heights 
Why You’ll Love It: This beautiful Ferris wheel takes riders 150 feet above the Branson skyline for a pretty view of the Ozarks hills. Visit at night to see the 16,000 LED lights in action. While you’re there, hop onto some of the other thrilling attractions, like the Heavy Metal High Rise go-carts, bumper cars, Skycoaster and more.

Titanic Museum Attraction

Where: 3235 76 Country Blvd., Branson
Who It’s For: The kid fascinated by history
Why You’ll Love It: This quarter-scale model of the Titanic houses a whole lot of learning experiences. Kids can plunge their hands into iceberg-cold 28-degree water, learn about Morse code SOS signals, walk the ship’s grand staircase and learn about the collected Titanic artifacts at the museum.

Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Where: 1525 E. 76 Country Blvd., Branson
Who It’s For: The budding equestrian
Why You’ll Love It: Well, we all know Dolly Parton is a national treasure. The dinner show is entertaining, especially for younger kiddos, and it’s a perfect indoor option for those days when the weather just isn’t cooperating. There are more than 30 horses down on the stage and talented trick riders that will inspire your equine-loving kiddos.

Board the Branson Scenic Railway

Where: 206 E. Main St., Branson
Who It’s For: The kid who has outgrown Thomas but still loves trains
Why You’ll Love It: This old-school passenger train leaves from a historic depot in downtown Branson that was built in 1905. Riders get to hang out and watch through the windows as they pass Ozarks hills, rumble across trestles and charge through tunnels on a 45-minute round-trip trek.

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