With the scenic beauty of the Ozark Mountains, bright lights and endless entertainment, Branson, Missouri is always a top destination for Summer Vacations For Families. This destination in the Midwest is especially popular in the summer months.
Here are six great family summer attractions in Branson.
Step inside the Titanic, world’s most infamous luxury cruise liner, for an interactive experience like no other. The Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson gives you an opportunity to be a passenger for a day. Walk the hallways, enter parlors, climb the Grand Staircase, stand on sloping decks, shovel coal into a boiler, dip your hands in 28-degree water (the same water temperature Titanic passengers floated in), touch an iceberg and even send an SOS distress signal. This exhibit contains more than 400 artifacts from the ship and its passengers’ private collections. Embark on a self-guided tour with others that takes you through the ship and into the Titanic Memorial Room, where you can discover the fate of your passengers and crew.
Hollywood Wax Museum
Branson, Missouri is known as The Live Entertainment Capital of the World—so it’s only fitting that you’ll find the largest collection of wax figures devoted entirely to celebrities. Hollywood Wax Museum is home to some of the most familiar faces from the Silver Screen and television. All of the wax replicas have been carefully created to make you think you’re actually in the presence of stars. Rub elbows with the likes of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, John Wayne, Johnny Depp and more. Be sure to bring your camera, but not your autograph book.
Adventures Ziplines of Branson
There’s only one place to zip across the Ozarks inside the city limits of Branson—Adventure Ziplines of Branson. Enjoy beautiful and unique views from all seven lines as you zip along cables up to 2,000 feet long at speeds of up to 50 mph. This high-flying adventure is a great way to get your adrenaline flowing—and take a great family vacation to new heights.
Table Rock Lake
Spend a carefree day drifting across Table Rock Lake on a pontoon boat with your family, or speed things up and go water skiing. If you consider yourself an angler, cast your line and spend the day fishing. Thanks to an effective fish management program, Table Rock Lake has enjoyed a resurgence of largemouth, smallmouth and Kentucky bass. Reel in the prize catch and you just might find yourself bragging about the one that didn’t get away. Spanning more than 45,000 acres with 800 miles of shoreline, the lake offers swimming areas, boat launch sites, camping, recreational opportunities and places to picnic.
Talking Rocks Cavern
Venture into Talking Rocks Cavern and discover a geological wonder deep below the Ozarks. Glistening crystals formed by mineral deposits dot the beautiful landscape and highlight the natural wonder of this spectacular destination. The temperature inside Talking Rocks Cavern is a pleasant 62 degrees—perfect for guided tours that related to history and discovery. Tours last approximately 1 hour and are considered “edutainment.” That’s because every guide emphasizes both education and entertainment. Gemstone mining (sluicing) is also available. Whatever you find during this great family vacation experience is yours to keep.
Ride the Ducks
Get your quack on and go for a ride aboard Branson’s only Land & Lake Adventure. This 70-minute adventure takes you through the scenic beauty of the Ozarks while climbing hills and splashing down for a fun-filled cruise on Table Rock Lake. This sightseeing tour is considered the Best Show on Wheels in Branson and you can even take the captain’s place and drive the Duck if you dare. Ride the Ducks vehicles resemble WWII DUKW vehicles. Every Duck is inspected, tested and certified by the United States Coast Guard on a regular basis to ensure safety.