Branson, Missouri Area Attractions
There's always something to do at Branson, Missouri ! Whether you are looking for family
fun, a new adventure, something educational or exciting - Branson has it all!
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Discover uncharted waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment adventures at Branson Landing, located on the waterfront of beautiful Lake Taneycomo in downtown Branson. At
Branson Landing, you will have a whole new world to explore, with the Belk Department Store, Bass Pro Shops, a new convention center, a 1,500 seat amphitheater, and over 100
specialty stores and restaurants, PLUS... the NEW Hilton Promenade! Don't miss the magnificent towering, lighted water fountain spectacular, synchronized to light, sound, music and
fire, serving as the Landing's entertainment headquarters - offering nighttime extravaganzas from Lake Taneycomo. Click here for more about
Branson Landing Cruises
Branson Landing Cruises is conveniently located at Branson Landing in historic downtown Branson, Missouri. They offer sightseeing cruises and scenic tours around Lake Taneycomo.
Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic Ozark Mountains and take in the immense diversity of Branson's wildlife while cruising past the Branson Landing waterfront. They
offer lake cruises ranging from lunch or dinner cruises to narrated sightseeing tours to special events and holiday cruises throughout the year. Whether it's fun for the whole
family or a special night out for two, Branson Landing Cruises has a trip that's perfect for any occasion.
Branson Scenic Railway
All Aboard the Ozark Zephyr on a 40 mile round-trip excursion thru the
Ozark foothills. Learn the history of the area as you cross bridges and trestles and experience the unspoiled beauty of the Ozark's open valleys and ridges. Stroll through the
train's variety of cars and see the different styles and features of the fleet from the 40's and 50's. Each Saturday an unforgettable experience is yours on the Dinner Train
featuring delicious beef, chicken and fish entrees. On the regular excursions, snacks are available. Enjoy the ride that will make your visit to Branson memorable. All excursions
depart from the 1906 Train Depot in historic downtown Branson.
Ride the Ducks
Branson's original land and lake show on wheels. It's the best way for families to
enjoy Branson because we combine fun and music with history and sights. Adults and seniors will have just as much fun as kids. It's the best way for locals and visitors to see all
that Branson has to offer. As you board the vehicle, you will be given your very own quacker so you can play a song as you ride the duck. While riding in these "ducks" your captain
will tell you stories about the history of Branson, the stars, and the shows! Still with all the excitement and scenery you get to see, the ride gets even more thrilling as the
captain will drive you straight onto Table Rock Lake or Lake Taneycomo for a cruise. You may even get to pilot the boat! This is truly an experience you will never forget. Now
boarding at the Duck Docks at 2320 W. Hwy. 76 and next to Arvest Bank at Branson Landing!
Make a big splash at Branson's largest
water park. Dive into THE family ultimate water-filled playground - White Water, Branson! With two million gallons of water-drenched indulgence, Branson's Beach Within Reach is an
aquatic oasis. Thrill seekers young and old will find plenty of fast-paced rides and 5,000 feet of slides. Water-blasters, speed-slides, twisting typhoons, great geysers and lil'
soakers - there are water-wonderful rides for everyone at Branson's only outdoor waterpark! Enjoy these rides and attractions plus so much more. When you need more fuel for an
afternoon of cool water rides, relax out at the outdoor cafés, where you can choose from pizza and cheeseburgers to your family's favorite snacks, thirst quenching drinks and
refreshing ice-cream treats. With rides for all ages plus BBQ areas, sand volleyball courts and a 500,000 gallon wave pool there is always something to do! Gather your family or
group for the adventure of a lifetime!
Titanic Museum Attraction - Open Year round except for Christmas and January 14-17, 2013.
New For 2013! See Titanic as Never Before.....through the eyes of her littlest heroes. For the first time anywhere, the Titanic
Museum Attraction will share the stories of the 133 children on board Titanic. Beginning January 2013, a whole new gallery,
dedicated to the memory of The Children of Titanic will take its place among the museum's galleries. The often overlooked
children's stories about Titanic will be told through the words and actions of the children themselves. Your guests will be
captivated by their stories and inspired by their faith and hope.
"Titanic Museum is not to be missed!" -USA Today
Shepherd of the Hills
The Shepherd of the Hills brings to life the novel made famous by Harold Bell Wright. The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama is the timeless story of love and life in the
Ozarks, performed outdoors on a set the size of a football field by over 80 actors and actresses with 40 horses, a flock of sheep, 30 guns and rifles, an actual burning cottage and
a vintage 1908 DeWitt automobile. Plus visit Inspiration Tower, built in 1989 to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of Harold Bell Wright's book. It stands over 230'
tall and you can see for over 90 miles. Take a 90 minute jeep tour and see Old Matt's Cabin, Inspiration Tower, a quaint
church resembling the one in which Harold Bell Wright preached in Kansas. Peek inside Little Pete's cave, see a real working still, visit the horses in the stables, take
in a live music show or browse through one of the wonderful shops. With all there is to see and do is it any wonder that visitors to Branson come back year after year
to relive the drama that is The Shepherd of the Hills!
Hollywood Entertainment Center - Hollywood Wax Museum
Grab your camera and join your favorite stars for pictures that will make the best
Facebook postings from Branson ! From Lucille Ball to Lucy Lui, John Wayne to Johnny Depp, and Will Rogers to Will Smith, you'll rub elbows with the stars and step right into the
most famous scenes in entertainment history. Skip down the Yellow Brick Road, sail aboard the Titanic, enter the ring with Nacho Libre, encounter Frankenstein and Freddy, sing for
the American Idol judges, beam aboard the Starship Enterprise, and more. Combo tickets available with Castle of Chaos and Hannah's Maze of
Castle of Chaos
If you're ready for a thrill, join the battle against evil inside Castle of Chaos, the world's first 5D adventure. The heart-pounding experience spins you into the world of 1920s
horror film star Carli Winepeg, who mysteriously disappeared with her crew while shooting a movie in the castle. Once securely buckled into your armchair with your 3D glasses on
and pistol ready, you'll see, hear, feel and smell the chaos as you shoot for the highest score. It's a fate worth discovering! Combo
tickets available with Hollywood Wax Museum and Hannah's Maze of Mirrors.
Hannah's Maze of Mirrors
Find your way through the mirrored corridors hidden deep within the Castle of Savannah. Discover 288 potential turns among hundreds of mirrored walls and archways and several
sections where no matter which way you turn, you see infinite reflections in every direction. It's about gallantry and fun where you'll get lost in a modern day fairy tale and come
out smiling! Unlimited daily visits with each admission. Combo tickets available with Hollywood Wax Museum and Castle of Chaos.
The Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure
Step into Branson's newest rainforest filled with tropical plants, shimmering water, and over 1,000 live butterflies from around the world! Here, explorers of all ages will
experience the adventure of a lifetime as they watch these amazing butterflies flying freely from flower to flower right before their very eyes! Each journey through the Butterfly
Palace & Rainforest Adventure also includes a 3-D movie about bugs and butterflies, a chance to check out some amazing creatures inside the Rainforest Critter Center, and a chance
to get lost inside the Emerald Forest Mirror Maze. This is an educational, fun, interactive, and exciting journey the whole family will love!
Ripley's Believe It Or Not
Enter the world of Robert Ripley, who for over 40 years
explored the uncanny and amazing mysteries of the earth in search of the unbelievable and inexplicable. Creatively themed galleries provide a journey of discovery and
entertainment. You will witness unusual artifacts that document man's customs, hobbies, and experiences around the world. A unique display of wacky oddities and quirky collectibles
that will keep you talking for years. It is probably one of the strangest places you will ever see in the world! Unless, of course, you happen to visit one of the other 27 museums
in 10 other countries of the world. Each museum is 100% unlike any other. Robert Ripley's in Branson is the most amusing, and enticing museum we have. You see it right there in
front of your eyes, but you have to look again just to make sure your eyes aren't playing tricks on you! See Robert Ripley's ghost, the world's tallest man, a 2-headed calf, and
more...and ask yourself if you, "Believe It or Not!"
The Haunted House and Monster Asylum
The Haunted House is one of the newest attractions in Branson, Missouri and shares space with the Dinosaur Museum. Enter into a world caught somewhere between midnight and dawn,
where terror never ends. State of the art animatronics provide spine tingling fright, while modern construction has provided realistic monsters that will have you running in fear.
Ghosts, goblins and other frightful beasts provide you with the adrenaline rush that only comes from truly being afraid. The haunted house features darkened hallways, creepy sound
effects and eerie lighting. Get the thrills and chills that you crave with the only Haunted House in Branson.
Stone Hill Winery
Tour Missouri's largest and most awarded winery and experience an informative hour. You will get a fascinating historical and often humorous look at wine making plus seeing
authentic historical pieces and memorabilia. The winery's bottler will give you a firsthand look at the process of carbonating our own award winning Spumante. Be sure to sample for
yourself Stone Hill Winery's most awarded wines. Each sample is presented with enlightening background information and serving hints. Stone Hill's very own grape juice is served to
the kids. Conveniently located at Hwy. 165 and Green Mountain Drive, tours depart every 15 minutes.
Mount Pleasant Winery
Mount Pleasant Winery was established in 1859, and their
wine has literally spanned the globe. The new 9,200-square-foot Tasting and Bottling Experience in Branson includes shopping space, wine tasting rooms, and large common areas –
perfect for individuals, small groups and motor coach tours! Not only can Branson visitors enjoy tasting award-winning wines, you will have the opportunity to learn about the wine
making process through a video presentation and to taste the award winning fruits of Mount Pleasant Winery's labor. Plus, groups can bottle their own dessert wine for a unique
souvenir of their visit!
The College of the Ozarks
The college was founded in 1906
as an agricultural school to give worthy students an education, especially those without sufficient means. While maintaining its agricultural heritage, in 1965 it expanded to a
full four year college. C of O, better know as Hard Work U, epitomizes the Christian values, hard work and earnestness that underlie so much of the culture of southwest Missouri.
Every student works on campus providing the work force to run the entire campus including their own fire department. A tour of the campus will take you to many sites of
historical significance including the gothic limestone chapel built by the students in 1956 and Edwards Mill which is still in operation, where students grind
whole grain and upstairs produce beautiful works in the weaving studio. Next door to the mill you can browse through the greenhouses collection of 7,000 plants including the
orchids grown for Shoji Tabuchi. College of the Ozarks is also home to the Ralph Foster Museum and the Boger Gallery and Museum. All the goods produced on campus are on sale
at the Friendship House at the entrance to the college where you can also enjoy the great food at the restaurant.
You can experience the beauty
of Dogwood Canyon, a pristine 10,000 acre nature preserve, by guided tram tours or on your own by walking or biking on the 3˝ mile asphalted track which winds along the
trout stream. Cross the water on lovely rock bridges and see the trout swimming in the stream. Stop at the Glory Hole and see trophy-sized rainbow and brown trout. You will also
see herds of elk, Texas longhorns, American bison and white-tail deer as well as the deep hollows and sheer limestone bluffs covered in oak, pine & cedar and displaying numerous
caves. There are any number of things you can do at Dogwood Canyon, including walking and biking, horseback riding, tram tours, trout fishing - with or without a guide.
Lodging is available in one of their rustic log cabins. Be sure to have lunch at the Lodge, check out the gift shop, Indian artifacts & Civil War displays. You will go home with
memories to last a lifetime.
The Ozarks Discovery IMAX Theater puts the audience in the middle of all the action, drama and comedy. The six-story tall and 83 feet wide screen will intrigue you and the
2,200 watt surround sound system will make you feel like you are a part of the movie. IMAX films change throughout the season but the one IMAX film that shows continually is
"Ozarks Legends and Legacy." It is a great introduction to the regional history and culture. The special projector and lens system makes it possible to also show regular first
run major motion pictures every evening. The Imax theater is also a great entertainment complex for live theatre shows in the Little Opry Theatre, the food court, shopping,
and a triplex movie theatre.
Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours offers visitors of all ages an exciting Eco-Adventure in the Ozark Mountains. The range of
thrilling options includes the 2 ˝ hour Ozarks Xplorer Canopy Tour®, which features a guided excursion across numerous zip lines,
platforms and walkways; and the Blue Streak Fast Line®, a thrilling zip that stretches from the top of the mountain to the base of
the property. The adventure includes information about topographical, ecological, and historical features. Branson Zipline is a unique and
family friendly compliment to Branson's existing vacation opportunities. The course and the guides will be certified by the Association for
Challenge Course Technology (ACCT).
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