Branson Ferris Wheel: Star Snap Tour of Branson, MO

 We’ve placed nine star-shaped ground graphics around Branson that mark the best spot for the perfect photo. We’re calling them Star Snap Locations.

Star Snap Featured Location: Branson Ferris Wheel

Beautiful shot of the Branson Ferris Wheel at night by our Instagram friend @valdez.719

A great time lapse video of the light show by instagram user @719productions!

The newest addition to the Branson, Missouri skyline is the Branson Ferris Wheel. Originally located at Navy Pier in Chicago for 20 years, the Ferris wheel was moved to Branson in early 2016. Standing nearly 15 stories tall, it’s the perfect opportunity to get some amazing photos (and selfies) of the area from high above. It’s situated in the heart of the Branson entertainment district and has amazing views of not only the city but the Ozark mountains as well.

Each night you can also check out a music and light show at the Ferris wheel. At 9 pm, 10 pm, and 10:55 pm you will be entertained by a 144,000 LED light show set to music. It is something you can enjoy from blocks away too! Take a look at this preview from our Facebook page!

The Branson Ferris Wheel is located on “Track 4” at the Track Family Fun Parks in Branson. Be sure to check the schedules as operating schedules are subject to change depending on temps, weather and crowd levels.  Adults will pay $12, kids (11 and under) pay $8 and toddlers (3 and under) are free. 

See Branson’s latest addition built from the ground up in this great video from The Track Family Fun Parks on YouTube!  It’s sure to help you understand the true scale of this beacon of light now located on the main drag in Branson, MO.

Fun Facts about the Branson Ferris Wheel:

The Branson Ferris Wheel features 40 gondolas, can hold up to 240 passengers and contains more than 144,000 LED lights!

The foundation of the Ferris wheel was constructed with more than 4 million pounds of concrete, 6 million pounds of gravel and 80,000 pounds of steel.

When the Ferris wheel was located in Chicago it was ridden by more than 17 million people between 1995 and 2015.

In the spring of 2016 a team of engineers from the Netherlands were called in to help install the Ferris Wheel at the Track Family Fun Parks in Branson, MO. The total cost of the project reached to 4 million dollars.

“Loved the new Ferris wheel!”

That’s what TripAdvisor user Richard B. proclaimed!

Check out the full review below.

“A great place to take the family. The new Ferris wheel is great and the light show on the wheel was fantastic. They also have an arcade, bumper boats, a giant sling and go-carts. You don't want to miss this if in Branson, MO.”

With reviews like that there’s no wonder why the Track Family Fun Parks, the home of the Branson Ferris Wheel maintains a 4 Star rating on TripAdvisor!

Follow the Branson Ferris Wheel on Social!

Want to see more from the Branson Ferris Wheel regularly? Follow the Track Family Fun Parks on their social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. You can also follow (and use) the #ExploreBranson on Instagram to see exciting shots daily!

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More Star Snap Locations!

The Branson Ferris Wheel is just one of the many great experiences you’ll have when you visit Branson, MO. 

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the other Star Snap locations we've featured!

State Park Marina

Instagram user @_taylormade92 snapped this epic giant lawn chair photo before a fun day at State Park Marina on Table Rock Lake. Be sure to share your Star Snaps with #ExploreBranson!

Branson Airport

Arriving in Branson (BKG) is just the first stop of many Star Snap locations. Snap your aiport arrival photo and tag with #ExploreBranson, or else it didn't really happen. Thanks for sharing this creative shot @lizmabe!

Silver Dollar City

The first stop before you head into Silver Dollar City is this welcome sign. Snap a picture with your friends, family, or a stranger & tag it with #ExploreBranson for a chance to be featured. Come on, you know you want to. Awesome photo @mandybrunke!

Branson Landing

Everyone loves a good selfie, and that's exactly what Instagram user @jmhowell08 captured at the Branson Landing. Find this selfie star location & be sure to tag us by using #ExploreBranson. 

Titanic Museum

The Titanic Museum in Branson is the one place you can leave your identity at the door. Confused? Take on the life of a passenger aboard the Titanic in 1912 and continue through the end to find out his/her fate. But first, you have to take a selfie. Thanks @elizabethbell05

Dixie Stampede

You can't miss the giant butterfly at the entrance of Dixie Stampede. Thanks to our Twitter friend @kathpenney for snapping this great selfie before the pig races, horse tricks, and finger-licking feast!

Sight & Sound Theatres

Instagram user @alsvirgun has the right idea - snap your picture at Sight & Sound Theatres for a chance to be featured! Don't forget to tag your photos with #ExploreBranson. 

Dick's 5 & 10

A popular spot among many, Dick's 5 & 10 has everything you want and need. Find the selfie star & snap your picture before you head inside to pick up your bacon-scented air freshener. Thanks for sharing this photo @hollynelson!

Now that you know where to go to get your very own Star Snaps, it’s time to clear your phone memory to make room for your best Branson photos. All you need to do is share your Star Snaps with us by using #ExploreBranson and you could be featured on our social media channels!

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