Outdoor Fun in Branson

When the sun is out and the weather is warm, the Ozark Mountains is the best place to be.

Man sitting on the back of a speed boat while holding a surf board in Branson.

Branson has dozens of activities to enjoy in the great outdoors! Here is a list of the fun outdoor activities to do during your visit:

Spend The Day On The Lake

With two great lakes within minutes of the Branson city limit, Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo are a great way to cool off in the heat. You can visit Moonshine Beach or Dewey Short to soak up the sun while having a relaxing day at the lake. 

For kayaking, canoeing or stand-up paddleboarding, check out Kayak Branson, near Table Rock Lake. White River Kayaking and Outdoors offers amazing rentals for Lake Taneycomo. 

Want something even more exciting? You can rent a boat to go tubing from Table Rock Lake Pontoons, Inc. or State Park Marina. If you want to spend time on the lake without having to rent a boat for the day, just enjoy a ride on Branson Jet Boats.


Man and women sitting on the front of a speed boat on a lake in Branson.

Golfing In Branson

Finding good golfing facilities can be difficult when traveling. Branson has many world-class golf courses for you to choose from, including Mountain Top Course, Branson Hills Golf Club, Holiday Hills Golf Resort and many more. To see the full list of Branson golf courses, click here.


Scenic golf course in Branson.

Ride A Mountain Coaster

You will experience the rolling hills of the Ozarks in a whole new way when you ride a mountain coaster. The Runaway Mountain Coaster, Branson’s first mountain coaster, uses gravity to pull you downhill and through two 360-degree loops over 5,000 feet of tracks. Race to the finish on North America’s first double mountain coaster, The Branson Coaster at the Branson Sawmill, where the tracks twist and turn so close you’d think you were going to collide!


Blue mountain coaster car gliding on the track in Branson.

Take A Hike

Hiking is a great way to get the whole family outside and moving. Table Rock State Park is not only a boat access to Table Rock Lake but also has many hiking trails to choose from. When you go to Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, there are hiking trails along with several other activities available so that you can spend the whole day in the sun. Find more hiking trails in Branson here


man and woman on a hike standing on the ledge of a scenic pathway in Branson.

See The Sights While Ziplining

You will feel like you are flying through the trees when you zipline in Branson. With many great places to choose from, such as Vigilante Extreme ZipRider at Shepherd of the Hills and Adventure Ziplines of Branson, it is not difficult to see that ziplining is a great way to spend your day. If you are looking for a lake view during your zipline tour, Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline is the perfect choice.

Click here to check out more zipline adventures!


Man riding on outdoor zipline at an adventure park in Branson.

Visit The Zoo

Branson’s Promised Land Zoo is the “#1 Animal Adventure” in Branson and a great opportunity to see animals from around the world up close. There are many ways to experience the 75-acres of natural Ozarks landscape, such as: Foot Safari, Parakeet Paradise, 2-Mile Drive Thru Safari, Guided Tram Tour, VIP Animal Encounters, Bottle Feeding and more! Interactions with animals fosters a love for wildlife while educating visitors of all ages.


Young girl feeding a sloth at a zoo in Branson.

Outdoor Attractions

Harness your competitive side, when you visit The Track Family Fun Parks. With everything from go-carts, bumper cars, laser tag and more, this is one place the family can spend hours exploring. But if you are in search for a unique way to race one another, Snowflex Tubing Park at Wolfe Mountain is one place you will have to check out. This attraction is a 400-ft tubing slope that feels like tubing down a snowy hill, even in the middle of summer! Looking for something a little more challenging? Shepherd of the Hills Homestead Adventure Park has ATV rides and guided homestead tours that will get your blood flowing. For a full list of Branson attractions, click here.


Three girls driving go-karts at a family fun park in Branson.

From adventures to leisure, Branson has all the best outdoor activities. While you're here, make sure you check out one of Branson’s famous live shows!

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