Year-Round Fun in Branson

Whatever the weather, there are year-round opportunities to check out some of Branson's most notable museums and attractions! From history buffs to pop-culture aficionados, adventure enthusiasts to adrenaline junkies, Branson is a go-to destination for endless fun and exploration all year.

Here’s a look at some of the museums and winter-friendly family attractions waiting for you on your next Branson vacation:


Aquarium at the Boardwalk

Aquarium at the Boardwalk

At Aquarium at the Boardwalk, guests will be captivated from up-close views of amazing sea creatures. You'll see colorful fish, stingrays, seahorses, jellyfish, octopi, eels, sharks and more! Some features that visitors can expect to enjoy are more than 250 different animal species, an original 5D submarine adventure, a 24-foot high Kelp Forest climbing structure for kids, a gorgeous 16-foot view of a coral reef, two mirrored art installations that give the sense of infinite ocean life, and more than 7,200 individual sea animals. Guests will also meet the Aquarium’s characters Aquarius, the wise and helpful Giant Pacific Octopus and Finn, the adventurous Golden Puffer. Not only will these animals be the first they see on the Boardwalk, Aquarius the Octopus is represented in numerous ways throughout the experience, beginning with the 55-foot tall stainless steel sculpture wrapped around the front of the building. Since octopuses are masters of camouflage, Aquarius can also be found hiding in nine fun ways throughout the experience.​


Hollywood Wax Museum


Strike a pose with some of your favorite movie, television, and music stars—not to mention a collection of some of tinsel town’s favorite ghouls—at the Hollywood Wax Museum. Oh, and if you’re not sure where to find this museum, just look up. You’re bound to see the huge replica of King Kong scaling the Empire State Building.


Titanic Museum


Each guest entering the ship at the Titanic Museum will receive a boarding pass of an actual Titanic passenger or crew. Embody a sliver of their lives in the galleries where over 400 personal and private artifacts are on display; a collection valued at over four and a half million dollars. Discover your passenger or crew’s fate in the Titanic Memorial Room where 2,208 names line this historic wall. This is truly a part of history worth experiencing, and the Titanic Museum truly does it in the best and most interactive way.


Butterfly Palace and Rain Forest Adventure


Perfect for families and couples, enjoy your interaction with more than 1,000 live butterflies along with birds and tropical plants as you stroll through the butterfly aviary and 7,000-square-foot garden at the Butterfly Palace. The Banyan Tree Adventure, Emerald Forest Mirror Maze, and Living Rainforest Science Center round out your visit to this interactive museum.


Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

A unique attraction to say the least, Ripley's Believe It or Not! includes hundreds of artifacts ranging from shrunken heads to one-of-a-kind artworks from the collection of Robert Ripley. The outside of the building is brightly colored and appears to be cracking with replicas of the unthinkable line the bottom of the exterior (you won't miss the huge Transformer leader, Optimus Prime, standing guard outside).


Veterans Memorial Museum


Learn more about the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces as you explore this patriotic museum. Thousands of artifacts and exhibits, including sculptures and artwork, are found inside, as are the names of more than 500,000 people killed in combat since World War II. Look for the P-51 Mustang fighter outside the museum.


Splash Country Indoor Waterpark at Grand Country

Grand Country Splash Country

Guests at Grand Country Resort can enjoy a 3-story treehouse complete with water slides, a 1,000 gallon tipping bucket, toddler pool, lazy river, basket ball pool, hot tubs, as well as a seasonal outdoor park! Also located at the water park is the Mining Company Grill, which features burgers, hot dogs, french fries, funnel cakes, and more! Come make a splash at Splash Country.


Branson Centennial Museum


To visually see and learn Branson's iconic transformation into the city it is today, check out the Branson Centennial Museum. Seeing Branson's historic and live music show timeline that displays past and present performers will make you fall in love with Branson even more! Admission is free to guests.  


World’s Largest Toy Museum 


With 1 million toys on display inside this museum, it’s clearly designed for the kids—and the kid in you. Whether you’re interested in classic Barbie dolls or Western heroes (such as Tom Mix) up through modern-day favorites such as the Incredible Hulk and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, chances are, you’ll find it at the World’s Largest Toy Museum.


Branson Auto & Farm Museum 


One of the coolest things about the Branson Auto & Farm Museum is you can take home the exhibits—if you can afford them, of course. From classic cars like 1950s Cadillac and Corvettes to farm implements from the 1940s and other memorabilia, you never know what you might find inside this 90,000-square-foot auto-lover’s dream.


Fritz's Adventure


Fritz's Adventure is a dynamic indoor family attraction that brings the excitement and challenges of outdoor adventure into a multi-dimensional indoor environment. Experience three stories and 80,000 square feet of hands-on climbing, tunneling, sliding, swinging, and zip-lining! These thrills feature bridges suspended stories above, an impressive parkour area, a massive ropes course, urban brick buildings for scaling, a life-size water tower with multiple slides, tunnels and tubes to burrow in, and an air-worthy airplane to explore among many other daunting feats. Fritz's Adventure delivers the sense of adventure with a perceived element of risk set in a strategically engineered and safe environment. Parents, teenagers, grandparents, toddlers, and kids alike are encouraged to explore and adventure together.

Additionally, Fritz's Adventure features a second floor restaurant with healthy menu choices and coffee drinks overlooking the indoor adventure park as well as party rooms for groups or special occasions. Fritz's Adventure opens its doors to the exciting challenges normally reserved for seasoned adventurers, adapted for every age and ability level. Experience a world of untamed indoor family adventure 365 days a year only at Fritz's Adventure!


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