9 Vacation Spots You Shouldn’t Miss in Branson, Missouri

Fun on Table Rock Lake
Fun on Table Rock Lake

Looking for the next getaway for you and your family. How about Branson?

Branson, Missouri is one of those vacation spots you can’t miss.

In this article, we’ll walk you through the 9 spots you should visit when you vacation in Branson.

If you’re ready to pack your bags, let’s get started.

1. Table Rock Lake

Did you know Table Rock Lake is a manmade lake?

In 1958, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built Table Rock Lake on the White River. The creation of this river came hand in hand with the construction of Table Rock Dam.

Since then, Table Rock Lake has become a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.

This lake features 800 miles of shoreline perfect for all kinds of water activities. People take out their boat to enjoy a day of fishing.

If you’re lucky enough to catch a fish, you can expect to find bluefish, bass, and catfish.

Table Rock Lake is a great place to go camping or spend the day if you’re looking for fun and free activities.

2. Branson Landing

Branson Landing is one of those vacation spots you can’t miss. Your visit to Branson will not be complete without walking the outdoor shopping stretch.

With over 100 storefronts, you can enjoy a day of shopping for the whole family.

Branson Landing runs alongside Lake Taneycomo. If you get tired of all the shopping, you can take a walk on the boardwalk.

The lakefront also features a water fountain show. These are not ordinary fountains. The fountains move to the sound of music and also feature fire and light in the show.

This is free entertainment the entire family will enjoy.

3. National Tiger Sanctuary

If you’re traveling with children, the National Tiger Sanctuary is one of those vacation spots you can’t miss.

When you visit Branson, you must stop and see these big cats.

The National Tiger Sanctuary is a permanent home to African Lions, Mountain Lions, Siberian and Bengal Tigers, Black Panthers, Leopards, and many more.

Not only do they rescue big cats, they also take in domestic animals in need of a forever home.

Visiting the sanctuary is a way to support the care of these animals while safely interacting with them.

4. White Water Branson

On a family trip to Branson, what better way to spend a warm day than a water park.

White Water Branson will open on May 26, 2018, to kick off the summer season.

This water park has activities for the entire family. If you feel like relaxing, then float along the Aloha River at Hula Hula Bay for the ultimate lazy river experience.

Enjoy unexpected twists and turns, fountains, bubblers, geysers, and more at this 800 feet long river.

If you’re more of an adrenaline junkie, then go to Kalani Towers drop slides and joy a drop of 75 feet at 40mph. That will make a splash.

5. Titanic Museum

Out of all the vacation spots you can’t miss in Branson, this one is the most surprising. Who knew a Titanic Museum resides in Missouri?

The Titanic Museum resembles the original ship but it’s only half the size.

When they enter, visitors receive a Titanic boarding pass with the name of an original passenger.

Visitors will get a chance to explore the museum and look at over 400 pieces rescued and preserved from the Titanic itself.

Some of the famous attractions include touching a real iceberg, you can dip your hands into the 28-degree water, and stand on one of the wet sloping decks.

At the end of the tour, visitors get to see if the original passenger on their ticket survived the sinking.

6. Silver Dollar City

Silver Dollar City is one of the many vacation spots you can’t miss in Branson.

This theme park will transport you back to the 19th century with its cool vintage vibe and decor. Don’t worry, the rides are not from the 1800s.

The rollercoasters are modern and they will have you screaming at the top of your lungs.

However, if roller coasters are not your thing, there are plenty of other attractions for you to enjoy.

Check you attractions such as McHaffie’s Homestead, Lost River of the Ozarks, Homestead Animal Barnyard, and many more.

If you visit Silver Dollar City and would like a little break from the rides, explore Marvel Cave. Going down to Marvel Cave is included in the Silver Dollar City ticket.

When the cave opened for tours in 1894, it became the first major tourist attraction in Branson.

So get ready to descend the 300 feet below.

7. Branson’s 76 Strip

When you drive into Branson, you must take Highway 76, also known as the Branson strip.

The strip runs from East to West which is the entire width of Branson. Driving through Branson Strip will give you a close look at the city’s top entertainment spots.

If theatre is what you’re looking for, expect to see popular shows such as Dolly Parton’s Stampede, The Haygoods, Presley’s Country Jubilee, and many more.

Aside from theatres, you can also find museums and some of the city’s best restaurants along this road.

8. Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery

Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery is not your typical conservation center. In this facility, they produce up to 400,000 pounds of brown and rainbow trout each year.

Visitors to the facility get the chance to learn about fishing and aquatic life. Besides learning and touring the facilities, you can also fish.

If fishing is not your thing, you can also buy some fish food and fish the fish. This activity is especially enjoyable to children.

Once you’re done touring the conservation center, explore one of the four hiking trails or enjoy a picnic in the picnic area.

9. Samson at the Sight & Sound Theatre

New in Branson for 2018, you can experience the classic Bible story, Samson,  in jaw-dropping scale at the Sight & Sound Theater in Branson MO. It’s brought to life by a world-class cast, spectacular special effects and live animals – on stage and in the aisles. You have a wonderful time and will remember it as unforgettable, uplifting thrill ride that literally “brings the house down!”

Branson Vacation Spots You Can’t Miss

Make sure to don’t miss these attractions on your next visit to Branson. This area has a lot to offer for every member of the family.

Ready to plan a visit to Branson? If you are, visit our page for a complete list of lodging and hotels.

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