Branson a Smile-Worthy Family Destination

With a variety of entertaining attractions that bring smiles for miles, Branson is an ideal destination for your family’s vacation.

With a variety of entertaining attractions that bring smiles for miles, Branson is an ideal destination for your family’s vacation.

Known to many as the “live music show capital of the world,” Branson is home to hundreds of talented performers and a variety of stage shows featuring diverse musical genres – from gospel to rock and everything in between.

While Branson’s reputation for fantastic live music is well known – and well deserved – it’s sometimes easy to overlook the fact Branson has some of the finest resorts, restaurants, golf courses, shopping destinations and attractions in the country.

If you’re looking for a family vacation that’s packed with fun, and smiles, Branson is the place for you.

Need proof?  Check out these experiences just waiting for you in Branson. You might want to start exercising those facial muscles. 

  • Branson parks, approved for all ages – Whether you enjoy demonstrations by skilled craftsmen, fantastic food, live music or jaw-dropping thrill rides, Silver Dollar City generates smiles that last long after the day is over. For more excitement, check out White Water, a great place to beat the summer heat. With thrilling slides, pools and the new Kapau Plummet, you’ll want to spend the whole day – better lather on the SPF. And don’t miss The Tracks Family Fun Parks, for a day full of go-karts, mini golf, lazer tag, arcade games and more.
  • Retail therapy – One of best the things about vacation is taking time to do a little shopping. Regardless of what you’re after, you find it in Branson. And with choices such as the Branson LandingTanger Outlets and Grand Village Shops, you can check off all the items on your shopping list … but that doesn’t mean you have to stop.
  • Delicious dining – There’s something for every pallet in Branson. Experience fine food and heavenly tastes at Devil’s Pool restaurant at Big Cedar Lodge, sample fantastic barbecue and mouthwatering burgers at Danna’s Bar-B-Q and Burger Shop, or get a taste of Mexico at Cantina Laredo, a popular place to enjoy a drink whether you’ve spent a long day working or playing.
  • Stylish stays – After a long day of fun, there’s nothing better than a relaxing swim, warm shower and cozy bedding. There are thousands of rooms available in Branson; the difficult part is choosing where to stay. Pamper yourself with a night at Chateau on the Lake and enjoy stunning views, stay in the heart of downtown at Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing, treat the family to a weekend at Grand Country Inn, and gear up for shopping, shows, family fun and a massive breakfast buffet at Welk Resort.
  • Grip it and rip it – Golf courses in Branson have been making golfers smile for years. It’s little wonder area courses are consistently ranked as some of the top public courses in Missouri. In fact, Branson Hills Golf Club was named the state’s best course in both 2012 and 2013 by Golfweek magazine. Elsewhere around Branson, check out Thousand Hills Golf ResortPointe Royale Golf Course and the Buffalo Ridge Springs Course, which will host players from the PGA’s Champions Tour from 2014-19.
  • Awesome attractions – With apologies to Leo and Kate, watching “Titanic” isn’t quite the same as exploring Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson. With artifacts and personal stories recovered from the ill-fated luxury liner and her passengers, it truly is a can’t-miss destination. From Titanic, it’s just two minutes to Branson’s Hollywood Wax Museum, where you rub elbows with everyone from movie stars like Brad Pitt to famous film villains, such as Count Dracula. Just kidding about the rubbing elbows thing; don’t touch the wax, you’ll get in trouble.
  • Grown-ups night out - Take a taste – and a tour – at Curling Vine Winery, a name that’s been synonymous with wines in Missouri since the mid-1800s. And speaking of taste, don’t miss Copper Run Distillery, in Walnut Shade, the first distillery in the Missouri Ozarks since prohibition ended in 1933. They specialize in moonshine, whiskey and rum, for those older than 21, of course.
  • Outdoors galore – Whether you’re taking in the scenic beauty of Table Rock Lake, angling for trout on Lake Taneycomo, taking a zipline ride at Wolfe Creek Preserve or simply marveling at the beauty of the Ozark hills, there are plenty of reasons to spend quality time outdoors in Branson.

Remember, these are just some of the options waiting for you in Branson. You can customize your Branson vacation experience online at The resulting smiles … they’re free.


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