Branson Winter Activities

With outdoor activities, indoor attractions, live music shows, and more, explore Branson's many winter activities while planning your next frosty vacation!


With generally mild weather throughout the winter months, Branson has several activities, attractions, and entertainment for you and your family to enjoy. Here some of our favorite ideas to help you build your most unforgettable winter memories in Branson.


Escape in the Ozarks


Grab a blanket, your favorite pair of cozy socks, and nestle up near a fireplace in a cabin, deep in the Ozark Mountains. Rejuvenate with some much needed rest and relaxation by treating yourself to a day at the spa. Find yourself lost in a good book or a hot drink at one of our local coffee shops. Enjoy your evening viewing the natural beauty and breathtaking sunsets across Table Rock Lake at Top of the Rock. No matter your interests, you can find your escape here in Branson. 


Stay Warm with an Indoor Attraction

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As much as we love to show off our local beauty, sometimes it's just more enjoyable to stay indoors on a cold winter day. Visit one of our many indoor attractions, such as Beyond the Lens, which will take you on a trip through time exploring the changes in pop culture through what they like to call "techno-tainment." The best part is, there are selfie stations throughout the building that take your photos for you! Step into the bewildering world of Ripley's Believe It or Not! with their unusual and fascinating exhibits collected by world-famous traveler Robert Ripley! Other popular indoor attractions include Fritz's Adventure, Hollywood Wax Museum, the Branson Scenic Railway, Fun Mountain at Big Cedar, and Bigfoot Fun Park. Explore more Branson attractions here!


Learn About History & Local Culture


Visit the Shepherd of the Hills and explore through their historic self-guided trail the book (The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright) and fascinating history that made Branson what is it today. Learn about the Ozarks at the Branson Centennial Museum or honor service members by visiting the Veterans Memorial Museum. Discover the story of the White River and the Table Rock Dam, one of the region’s largest, at the Dewey Short Visitor Center. Take an adventure beneath your feet at Talking Rocks Cavern, a local cave system bursting with fascinating formations and colors showcasing ancient area history. And for a truly unforgettable walk through time, visit the infamous Titanic Museum Attraction, complete with a full replica of the Grand Staircase!


Outdoor Winter Activities


With three pristine, world-class fishing lakes, Branson is the perfect place for a winter fishing trip. Enjoy a casual fishing experience, rent a boat, join a tournament, or let a local fishing guide show you his favorite tricks and tips. Choose from 200 miles of publicly accessible trails and take an invigorating, brisk walk or bike ride (the views will be far-reaching since the trees have lost their leaves). Try your luck at Big Cedar's ice skating rink, go "sledding" without the snow at Snowpflex Park, and take a ride on one of our many ziplines and mountain coasters in the area! See all Branson's outdoor activities here.


Enjoy the Show


The stage is set and waiting for you in Branson. Whatever your taste in entertainment (Pop, Country, Rock, Bluegrass, Comedy, Illusion), Branson has an impressive line-up of amazing shows and jaw-dropping family entertainment. For winter visitors, you won't want to miss out on the Hot Winter Fun Big Show, a complete showcase of Branson stars!

To top it off, the Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex projects movies on a 6 story tall, 83 feet wide screen! Their dual 4K laser projection systems deliver maximum resolution, sharpness, and unparalleled brightness. Did we mention the 12 channel sound technology? Grab some popcorn, a drink, and watch this year’s biggest films on the region’s biggest screen, only at Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex.


Wineries and Distilleries 


Branson has numerous wineries and distilleries for you to visit and enjoy, all producing specialty wines and spirits from local and regional farms and vineyards. Some even allow you to take a wine tour, join a class, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy some local entertainment. Stop by Ozark Hills Winery, Smith Creek Moonshine (at both locations), and St. James Winery, just to name a few, and see what Ozark Mountain wine, moonshine, and spirits are all about. 


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