Best Views in Branson

The Missouri Ozarks has a unique character and pleasing scenery. You might not realize it, but attractions give an excellent, bird’s-eye views of this lively city and the area that surrounds it.

Here’s a look at some of the spots offering the best views of Branson:

Inspiration Tower at Shepherd of the Hills

Also known as Branson’s “landmark on the horizon”, this tower stands at 230’ tall and is currently the highest point in Southwest Missouri. Open year-round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., makes it the perfect place to visit during rain or shine.

Branson Ferris Wheel

Seeing the bright neon lights of Branson’s live-show theaters is impressive enough from the road, but it’s downright incredible from 150 feet up – the position you find yourself in as your Ferris Wheel gondola reaches its apex.

Route 465, the Ozark Mountain High Road

One of the highways into Branson from the north, this road (offering convenient access to Silver Dollar City) has sweeping vistas, as the name suggests. Gentle curves make this seven-mile drive a great route for motorcycle riders.

Table Rock Lake

Magnificent views of the lake and hills that surround it are highlights of an excursion with American Para-Sail, which operates out of Table Rock State Park Marina. Prepare to be surprised by the serenity of sailing 250 feet above the water.

Bigfoot Fun Park

This attraction on Highway 76 will take riders 200 feet up and bring them back down one of three ways. Adventurous folks will like the free-fall style ride and the option to go flipping end-over-end in a saddle swing. For those who prefer a slow-and-steady pace, there’s an observation cart that rotates 360 degrees to give more complete views of the area.

Scenic Overlooks

The first place to check out is Route 165 scenic overlook is part of a scenic drive that runs about 22 miles and includes stretches of Route 265. On the drive, you’ll see Table Rock Lake and the Table Rock Lake Dam. Secondly, located inside the Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area, a scenic overlook that’s less than a half-mile from the parking lot leads to a 40-foot-tall viewing tower atop a formation known as Dewey Bald, where views of the White River Hills await.

These are just a few of the ways to reach new heights and find unforgettable views in Branson. Check Outdoor Fun in Branson for ideas on other outdoor activities in Branson.

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