Welcome to the meant-for-family Las Vegas! Yes, what you have just read is totally true because of its neon light holdings, extravagant edifices, and countless shows. So, one thing is for sure, the Branson Missouri attractions have something to offer to all ages. If you are bored of watching shows, refresh yourself at one of the three lakes featuring recreational activities such as hiking, skin diving, boating, swimming, and water skiing.
Branson is actually all-time holiday destination to see blooming redbud, dogwood, and wildflowers in spring; enjoy outdoor activities in summer, and marvel at the changing leaves in fall. However, families like to come here from June to December, as against the winter time from January to March. For budget travelers who also love pleasant climate, spring is the best.
One of the most exciting Branson Missouri attractions is Silver Dollar City that is an amusement park that resembles ‘Dollywood’ of the Smoky Mountains. Besides rides, there are restaurants and shops selling arts and crafts. I recommend spending two days at minimum here. On the Devil’s Pool Road, the Cedar Mountain Stables on Table Rock Lake is amazing in its own right. Experience its fascinating pony rides, carriage rides, horseback rides, and campfire wagon tours. On the same road is the Big Cedar Spa that offers many rejuvenating services such as luxury spa massages and nail service. If you are here with your child, she or he will love the treatments here. If you love golf, bet at the Top of the Rock Golf Course that is a part of Big Cedar hotel on the Devil’s Pool Road. It is a Jack Nicklaus signature course at the Table Rock Lake.
Among the picturesque Branson Missouri attractions, the Branson Scenic Railroad is must a visit, which is outside the legendary Branson Train Depot in downtown. Get ready to enjoy a 40-mile ride that takes one via the wonderful Ozark landscape utilizing classic train engines and cars. Adding to your excitement, there are also nightly dinner trips during November and December along with the Polar Express tour. After a train trip, how about a boat trip? Well, be at the Branson Belle – ‘river boat’ on the Table Rock Lake offering lunch and dinner cruises along with music.
Want to see Hollywood in wax? Well, this is possible at the Hollywood Wax Museum – the only of its kind in the nation dedicated to the celebrities. Come close to few most popular idols in show business, be under the spotlight of the silver screen icons, and marvel at the eerie replicas of the TV personalities. I am sure you will get the feeling as if these statues are alive.
The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama, among the longest running highlights here, is worth a watch. Watch out the shows of Harold Bell Wrights classic novel, visit a replica of Old Matt’s cabin, and ascend the Inspiration Tower for soaking into the far away vistas of Arkansas, if the day is clear.
If you are with your kids, riding the Ducks would be their most wanted activity here. The ‘ducks’ are a World War II landing vehicle and will take you on a tour of the town along with a short cruise on the lake. Recently opened is Branson Landing mall in downtown on Lake Tanneycomo featuring many stores as well as restaurants. However, the main sight here is the giant waterfront fountain where after half an hour interval; light shows, choreographed fire, music, and water are worth a look. In the mall, you can watch a free show.
From here, walk for some minutes to have lunch or dinner in the Rocky’s Italian Restaurant on the North Sycamore Street. In this family-owned Italian restaurant, expect the best of the Italian food and affordable lunch. Other alternatives are Candlestick Inn on the hill over Branson Landing with views of the Lake Taneycomo as well as the downtown and Grand Country Buffet for $14.00 per two people.
Ria Motor Inn – $40 (budget)
Anchor Inn on the Lake Bed and Breakfast – mid-range
Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center – mid-range
Big Cedar – luxury
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