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 over 100 specialty stores and restaurants. Don't miss
the lighted water fountain spectacular, synchronized to light, sound, music and fire, serving as the Landing's
entertainment headquarters. Attractions you can enjoy at Branson Landing include Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Balloon, Parakeet Pete's
Waterfront Zipline and Ride the Ducks-Lake Taneycomo Adventure. Click here for more about
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!
Branson's Wild World
Branson’s Wild World offers several hands on experiences with exotic species like sharks, turtles, snakes, insects and birds. Kids and adults alike will enjoy opportunities to interact with the animals, feed them, hold them and learn about them. Here you can even see a display of live wolves!
On the outskirts of Branson you’ll find two unique stops that you might want to consider. Lindwedel Winery is
an enjoyable stop for a glass of wine while taking in beautiful views. Throughout the year during warmer
weather Lindwedel will have live music. If you’re looking for a place to have a special event like a wedding,
reception or party, this is an ideal location. Ask about their Wine & Food Pairing for groups of 10 or more.
National Tiger Sanctuary
The National Tiger Sanctuary offers a unique experience where you can learn about the environment as you
interact with the big cats. They have done this by creating a safe and protected environment in which all ages
can enjoy the delight of discovery. Guided tours are offered Wed.-Sun. at 10am, 1pm and 3 pm. Tours range
from their "Awareness Tour" to the "You Feed Tour" where you can feed the cats yourself!
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 - They've built a ship-shaped permanent, interactive Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson, Mo. Everyone knows
the name Titanic. Everyone knows that Titanic hit an iceberg. Everyone knows that Titanic was lost. But
there is so much more to her story. Discover the stories of the passengers and crew who sailed Titanic, as the
crew and interactive galleries bring them to life. It is more than just a museum; it is a Permanent,
Interactive Attraction for all ages.
"...did not disappoint...loved it." - Facebook Fan
Promised Land Zoo
A favorite outdoor stop located in the heart of Branson is the Promised Land Zoo. Here you can get up close and
personal during live animal shows, bottle feed baby animals plus feed parakeets and other creatures. Visitors
of all ages truly enjoy exploring the grounds of Promised Land Zoo. Ask about their Exclusive Encounters for a
one-of-a-kind behind the scenes experience.
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. At Round Up on the Trail you'll enjoy an authentic chuckwagon feast and your toes will be
tapping to good ol’ Country and Western music in no time. During November and December, this show turns its
attention to celebrating the season. You won’t want to miss Christmas On The Trail. With all there is to see
and do is, no wonder visitors come back year after year to relive the drama that is The Shepherd of the Hills!
Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery
Located below Table Rock Dam, Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery features a Conservation Center, hiking
trails, and lakeside activities. Visitors can learn about the trout production process and hand-feed the
hungry fish. Be sure to bring an empty cup and quarters so you can feed the hungry fish!
Top of the Rock Ozarks Heritage Preserve
Top of the Rock is more than a golf course; it is an entire experience. Designed by Bass Pro Shops founder,
Johnny Morris, it has been named an Ozarks Heritage Preserve. The grounds are stunning with awe-inspiring
views of Table Rock Lake, native rock formations, and lush Ozark forests. In addition to the Jack Nicklaus
signature course, Top of the Rock features an Arnold Palmer Driving Range and a Tom Watson Himalayan Putting
Green. Visitors can also explore the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum and tour the Lost Canyon Cave and
Nature Trail by electric cart. Top of the Rock restaurants feature some of Missouri’s finest cuisine with
casual to fine dining options, perfect for enjoying the spectacular views of the lake.
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.
Shoot for the Stars Mini-golf
Enjoy a round of miniature golf on Hwy. 76 or create a combo package by including a round of golf with the Hollywood Wax
Museum, Castle of Chaos, or Hannah's Maze of Mirrors with a Pick Two, Pick Three, or Pick Four VIP Pass.
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!"
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 with their
Wine 101 Class. 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 known 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 3½ 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. After a visit to Dogwood Canyon,
you will go home with memories to last a lifetime.
Imax Theater Entertainment Complex
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 part of a great entertainment complex that includes live theatre shows in the
Little Opry Theatre, shopping, and dining at McFarlain's Restaurant.
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 ½ 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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