Week-Long Trip in Branson

Your week-long family vacation in Branson is a go, and now it's time to fill your trip with fun and memorable activities for everyone. Need some guidance creating an itinerary for the week? We've got you covered!

Check out our lineup of must-do's for your next Branson vacation:

Day One: A mid-to-late-day check-in at your chosen lodging site means you'll have a few evening hours to spend exploring Branson. Begin your activities for the night at the Hollywood Wax Museum, and pose next to celebrities (made of wax, of course!) ranging from Brad Pitt to Lucille Ball. Appearances can be very convincing! Don't be afraid of King Kong, he won't carry you up any skyscrapers. After you wrap up your tour, take a ride on Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline and the Steampunk Balloon at the Branson Landing. The Landing's assorted shopping and dining options will round out your evening perfectly.

Day Two: Spend your first full day of vacation at Silver Dollar City, Branson's popular 1880s theme park. With thrill rides and roller coasters such as Time Traveler (the world's fastest, steepest and tallest spinning coaster!), themed festivals, craft demonstrations, excellent food and live shows, Silver Dollar City knows how to entertain visitors of all ages. Remember to take your sunscreen and comfy shoes during the warmer months, and prepare to dress for the weather during the holiday season if you're visiting during the theme park's An Old Time Christmas celebration.

Day Three: Consider devoting this day to Branson's live shows, which feature a variety of genres such as comedy, country, dinner shows and more. After breakfast, kick off the day with the Grammy-winning Blackwoods at the Branson Famous Theatre. For afternoon entertainment, enjoy The Duttons at the Dutton Family Theatre. From bluegrass to contemporary rock and dance, this family does it all! If you're in the mood for dinner and a show, see Dolly Parton's Stampede, complete with a cast of 32 horses, canine races, a patriotic grand finale and a four-course meal. If you're still energetic, pop in on the Branson Country Late Show USA, which starts at 10:30 p.m. at Grand Country Music Hall each Friday.

Samson character from Sight and Sound theater pushing down the pillars of a building
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Day Four: See the sights of Branson from a variety of vantage points. You can experience Branson's newest outlook on Skyscraper, a windmill-like ride featuring arms that rotate vertically and reach up to 170 feet in the air! From there, ride the nearby Branson Ferris Wheel, which stands 150 feet tall. For a true bird's-eye view of the area, take flight on a Chopper Charter helicopter ride, and ride above amazing aerial scenery of the Ozarks. 

Day Five: Now that you've seen some of Branson's outdoor beauty, dive even deeper into the heart of the Ozarks when you visit outdoor attractions such as the Top of the Rock Ozarks Heritage Preserve, Ruth & Paul Henning Conservation Area and Table Rock State Park. Fish or go for a boat ride on Table Rock or Bull Shoals lakes, or try your luck at landing a trout on Lake Taneycomo. For more water adventures, book a sightseeing cruise or watercraft rental at Main Street Marina by the Branson Landing. Playing Branson's golf courses is another excellent way to experience the surrounding Ozarks.

Day Six: It's all about the water today. During the summer months, water-based fun is the ultimate way to stay cool at White Water, home to huge slides, wave pools and exciting activity areas. Moonshine Beach on Table Rock Lake is another popular area for those seeking a little fun in the sun. Some of Branson's indoor waterparks include Splash Country Indoor Waterpark at Grand Country Resort, Castle Rock Resort and Waterpark and the Splash-a-Torium at Welk Resorts. If you want to be on the water but don't necessarily want to get wet, rent a kayak from Kayak Branson.

Day Seven: It's your last day in Branson, and there's still so much to see! You can't leave without stopping at unique museums such as the Titanic Museum AttractionRipley's Believe It or Not!Ralph Foster Museum at College of the Ozarks, The Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure and the World's Largest Toy Museum. Other last-minute stops should include shopping for unique and vintage finds at Dick's Old Time 5 & 10, exploring the ropes course at Fritz's Adventure and watching a movie on the big screen - the really, really big screen - at the Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex.

Branson offers fun and excitement for your family to explore year-round! To see more itinerary ideas for your next Branson vacation, visit here

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