Rainy Day Activities in Branson

You’re ready to make the most of your time in Branson, but the weather’s not cooperating. Don’t fear! Check out our ideas for awesome rainy-day activities!

Although Branson is known for its outdoor beauty, you don’t have to worry if Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate with your travel plans. Museums, live shows and fun entertainment options await when your day outdoors gets moved indoors. Check out the attractions and activities that make rainy days enjoyable in Branson, where fun is delivered — regardless of the weather.

Animal Adventtures

For a fun indoor experience for your animal lovers, head to the Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure, where you can interact with thousands of butterflies and see up-close some incredible creepy-crawlies in the insectarium. Or check out Branson’s Wild World, where you can interact with a variety of animals including exotic sea creatures, wolves and more.


Branson is home to a variety of museums that will delight people of all ages and interests. Kids and kids at heart will enjoy the World’s Largest Toy Museum, which include overs 1 million toys from the 1800’s to now. Budding paleontologists will love Prehistoric Fossils and the Dinosaur Museum. And tweens and teens will love Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and the Hollywood Wax Museum.

If you’re into interesting vehicles, check out the Celebrity Car Museum, a collection of over 100 iconic movie and T.V. show vehicles, or the Branson Auto & Farm Museum, an exhibit of over 100 car and antique tractors. Those who want to “cast to the past” will enjoy the History of Fishing Museum, a 40,000-piece collection.

Those interested in the history of the Ozarks will enjoy the Ralph Foster Museum at the College of the Ozarks, the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum at Top of the Rock and the Branson Centennial Museum located in Historic Downtown Branson. You don’t have to be a history buff to love the interactive Titanic Museum Attraction, with one of the largest collections of authentic Titanic artifacts.

Relax and Unwind

Sometimes a rainy day calls for simply relaxing and being entertained! Check out the Hollywood blockbuster films, IMAX adventure films and live shows at the IMAX Entertainment Complex. For additional Hollywood movie choices, head to Branson Meadows Cinema. Or take in one of Branson’s incredible live shows.

Or spend a rainy afternoon wine tasting at one of Branson’s lovely wineries: Curling Vine Winery, Lindwedel Wine Garden or Bear Creek Wine Company. Prefer spirits over wine? Try Crown Valley Distillery, Smith Creek Moonshine, or Copper Run Distillery.

Fun and Games

For a little interactive entertainment to brighten a rainy day, try one of the many places in Branson that is geared toward indoor family fun! Head to Andy B’s Bowl Social at Branson Landing for boutique bowling, private karaoke rooms, table games and more! Also at Branson Landing are Arcade City, The Mirror Maize and the 7D Dark Ride Adventure.

Along Highway 76 in the Entertainment District, you can find Fritz’s Adventure—three stories of climbing, tunneling and swinging—and lots of fun at the Grand Country complex: Fun Spot that features an arcade, laser tag, indoor mini-golf and bumper cars and Splash Country Indoor Waterpark. New for fall 2019 is WonderWorks, four-stories of over 100 STEAM-focused (science, technology, engineering, art and math) hands-on activities.

Or try your expertise at one of the escape rooms in Branson. The Escape Code, located at the Shoppes at Branson Meadows, also features The Axe Game where you will learn how to stick your axe! Other escape rooms include Cryptex Branson on Highway 76 or The Escape Branson in Historic Downtown, where you also find the Boardgame Cafe, where you can select from over 650 games to play!

Of course, these are just a few of the fun outings waiting for you in Branson, rain or shine. No matter what the forecast calls for, there’s always a 100 percent chance for fun in Branson. Learn more and start planning your getaway today at ExploreBranson.com, and don’t forget to order your Official Branson Vacation Guide.

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