6 Top-Rated Resorts in Branson

One way Branson remains the ideal vacation destination is by providing world-class resorts surrounded by family-friendly live entertainment, thrilling attractions and outdoor adventures.

Here are the top six family-friendly Branson resorts that offer on-property fun, and are conveniently located near Branson's Entertainment District.


​Located on the famous W 76 Country Blvd., Grand Country is a favorite for traveling families. The resort includes Splash Country, an indoor waterpark with more than 20,000 square feet of space and giant tube slides; the Fun Spot activity center that includes bumper cars, mini golf and an arcade; the Grand Country Music Hall with eight different live shows; and three scrumptious restaurants. With all the fun waiting, finding time to eat may be the most difficult part of your day!


Big Cedar Lodge is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. The resort offers a variety of lodging options like private cabins and glamping units. They also offer countless adventurous activities for guests like sightseeing cruises on Table Rock Lake or self-navigated golf cart tours at Lost Canyon Cave & Nature Trail. You can also play a round at one of five world-class Big Cedar golf courses, take a water skiing lesson or go on a fishing excursion. At meal time, enjoy classic American cuisine in a relaxed atmospher at Devil’s Pool Restaurant or a drink at Top of the Rock's Buffalo Bar. For unbeatable relaxation, don’t miss Cedar Creek Spa.


Another family favorite, Castle Rock offers a massive indoor waterpark, totaling over 30,000 square feet, and another outdoor waterpark that totals 10,000 square feet. The waterparks have features such as slides, a lazy river and attractions designed especially for younger children. The Tower Grill serves three delicious meals a day, making it almost unnecessary to leave the resort.


In addition to luxurious guestrooms, Chateau on the Lake offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, basketball and tennis courts, a movie theater and ice cream shop. The on-site Chateau Grille offers upscale dining and an extensive wine list, while the Atrium Café and Wine Bar offers more casual options in a relaxed atmosphere. Rent a boat at the resort's marine to explore Table Rock Lake at your own pace, enjoy the outdoor playground with your kids or take a rejuvenating escape at Spa Chateau.

5. Westgate Branson Woods Resort

Choose from a wide range of lodging like traditional guest rooms, studio villas or two-bedroom cabins at Westgate Branson Woods Resort. There's plenty of fun both on and off property. The resort will quickly become your children's paradise as they experience multiple pools, classic table games, yard games, a playground and a mini golf course.

6. Watermill Cove Resort

The Watermill Cove Resort is located just 2 miles from Branson's famous Silver Dollar City theme park. The resort has a lazy river and splash pad on property, as well as a brand new indoor arcade and updated outdoor seating amenities. Choose from a long list of free amenities like canoes, kayaks, fir pits, treehouse with slides, fishing equipment and so much more. Stay at one of their stunning lodges, each equipped with private hot tubs and screened-in porches.

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