Year-Round Fun at Branson Museums

Winter weather might put the kibosh on your outdoor plans, but it doesn’t mean you won’t find plenty of fun things to do in Branson.

Museums designed to appeal to everyone from history buffs to pop-culture aficionados and automobile enthusiasts make Branson a go-to destination for year-round museum fun.

Need proof? Here’s a look at some of the museums waiting for you on your next Branson vacation:

Hollywood Wax Museum 

See some of your favorite movie, television and music stars – not to mention a collection of some tinsel town’s favorite ghouls – at this attraction. 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 EmpireStateBuilding.

Titanic Museum

Each guest entering the ship will receive a boarding pass of an actual Titanic passenger or crew. Feel their spirit presence in the galleries where over 400 personal and private artifacts are on display. This collection is 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.

Butterfly Palace and Rain Forest Adventure 

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. The Banyan Tree Adventure, Emerald Forest Mirror Maze and LivingRainforestScienceCenter round out your visit to this interactive museum.

Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Odditorium 

A unique attraction to say the least, the Odditorium includes hundreds of artifacts, ranging from shrunken heads to one-of-a-kind artworks, from the collection of Robert Ripley. It’s hard to miss the Odditorium, located on Branson’s famous Highway 76. The building appears to be cracked, and a huge replica of Transformer leader Optimus Prime stands 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.

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 LargestToyMuseum.

Branson Auto & Farm Museum 

One of the coolest things about this 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.

Branson museums – they’re awesome, and they're also open year-round! Plan your visit today and remember to share your museum pics with us on Instagram using #ExploreBranson.

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