4 Things To Do This Spring

Spring has sprung in the Ozarks! Head to Branson for a spring vacation full of fun outdoor activities the whole family will enjoy.

Family of four hand-feeding a giraffe at an outdoor zoo in Branson.

It’s time to breathe in the fresh air of a new season. Surrounded by the beauty of the Ozark Mountains, Branson offers many varieties of springtime activities. Here are four great outdoor activities to do on a spring day in Branson:

1. Family Fun Parks


Bigfoot Fun Park is Branson's hotspot for wild thrills and exploratory adventures. Play a round on the Bigfoot Adventure Mini Golf course, face your fears on the Gravity Bomb, a 200' free fall, take a journey on an 8Di Action Cinema Ride and so much more. Who knows, you may even find Bigfoot himself!


The Track Family Fun Parks is fun for all! Each of the three locations on W 76 Country Blvd offer unique, family-friendly experiences like bumber boats, three-story, themed go-kart tracks, batting cages, the Branson Skyscraper, the Branson Ferris Wheel and more. 


Shepherd of the Hills Adventure Park was recently voted USA Today’s Best Aerial Adventure Park in America! Offering a beloved Outdoor Drama, Inspiration Tower - the highest point in southwest Missouri, the Copperhead Mountain Coaster and an exciting ropes course and more, Shepherd of the Hills truly has it all. Come see for yourself what all the buzz is about. 


At Silver Dollar City, you will find unbelievable live performances, skilled craftsmen, thrilling rides, scrumptious cuisines and themed festivals. The park opens in March 2022 so don't miss your opportunity to grab some of their famous cinnamon bread and catch a ride on the new Mystic River Falls Water Ride (when the sun's out, of course!).


2. World-Class Golf

Golf_Payne's Valley Golf Course

The Ozarks has quickly become a nationally recognized destination for golf. Praised by The Golf Wire, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Forbes, Branson’s golf courses have positioned the Ozarks as a Midwest hot spot for golfers of all ages and skill levels. With courses designed by golf legends like Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer, Tom Fazio, John Daly, Tiger Woods, Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, why go anywhere else to play? Get your golfing buddies together and spend a late morning out on the fairways. Here’s our list of our Branson courses that you’re sure to love. 


3. Zoo Days

Promised Land Zoo

There's no better way to spend a spring day than seeing unique animals at Branson's Promised Land Zoo! Both exotic and domestic animals are available right here in the Ozarks. Take a tour through the park, watch live animal demonstrations and walk through Parakeet Paradise, a free-flying area where guests can feed and play with Parakeets. A favorite guest experience at the zoo is the sloth encounter, where you get to interact with and hold a live sloth! Stop by the Promised Land Zoo today to meet Branson's favorite furry friends. Learn more about the zoo here


4. Nature Parks


Table Rock State Park, located off Hwy 165 on Table Rock Lake, is the ideal location for a picnic and light hike around the lake. Picnic tables, pavilions, and other amenities are available to guests. While you’re there, enjoy a nice walk on the Lakeside Trail or the Chinquapin Trail and soak in the Ozark Mountain scenery. End the day with a sand volleyball match in the upper field. 

Stockstill Park is one of the largest parks in Branson, built around Roark Creek. Stockstill is perfect for picnics with pavilions, wooded walking trails and open fields, perfect for laying out a blanket and a basket. Even more, the park includes tennis courts, softball fields, a dog park, a skate park and a large playground for your youngest family members' enjoyment.


Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is 10,000 acres of stunning scenery and fun activities found just 30 minutes outside of Branson. Walk, run, or rent a bike or Segway and take a tour through the hills. You can even stop to feed live buffalo, deer and elk on the tram ride! There are multiple on-site food options so come hungry. See more of what the nature park has to offer here

Alexander Park and Sunset Park are neighboring parks near Historic Downtown Branson. With a mixture of grassland, trees, fields and trails, these parks provide just the right space for a whole afternoon of fun activities for your group. The parks are along the bank of Lake Taneycomo, so fishing poles are also a great addition to your picking list.

Need a break from the outdoors or a great escape from a rainy day? Check out a few of Branson's world-class live entertainment options here

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