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Give the Gift of Branson This Year

Needing gift ideas for the kiddos? Maybe even for your husband, brother, grandkids? Sometimes it can be hard to keep our hopes during the Christmas season intact – especially with the stress of Christmas gift shopping, bad weather cancelling our plans, or even dodging bullies like Ralphie dodges Zack Ward.

Whatever it is, we’re here to comfort you like Ralphie’s mom and provide you with all the answers and extraordinary Christmas gifts you need to purchase for anyone in your family this year. Like, gifts that will blow their socks off and grant you the champion of gift-giving this year. Besides, everyone knows long-lasting memories and days of belly laughs are better than anything you can wrap under the tree.

Rollercoasters and Good Eats

There’s nowhere better to watch your kiddo have fun than Silver Dollar City! Plus, there’s tons of fun for mom and dad, too. Whether it’s to play in the FireHouse Splash Yard with the little ones, or brave the twists and turns of Time Traveler, or to experience Mystic River Falls for the first time all together this summer, a ticket to Silver Dollar City is an irreplaceable gift for anyone in the family. Make sure you experience the entirety of the park and watch some shows, enjoy their amazing restaurants and special treats, and browse the craftsmen’s shops all around the park. Why not get a two-day pass?! View and purchase your tickets here!

All-Adventure Pass to Fritz’s Adventure

Who has adventurous, rambunctious, energetic kiddos who need to let off some steam every now and then? Rather than creating chaos in your home, make it a whole family adventure to Fritz’s! With 80,000 square feet of hands-on climbing, tunneling, sliding and zip-lining thrills, towering rock climbing walls, giant boulders and impressive warped walls, a massive ropes course, a life-size water tower and multiple slides, it’s fun for the whole family. Like we said, what’s better than unforgettable memories made with your closest family and friends? Spend the whole day there with the many menu choices at their restaurant on the upper mezzanine. The only thing that could potentially make your kiddos more excited than receiving a day at Fritz’s Adventure on Christmas morning would be Ralphie’s Red Ryder air rifle! Purchase your kids’ future Christmas present here!

Ride on the SnowFlex at Wolfe Mountain

Always wanted to take a family vacation to the slopes, but didn’t have time to make it to Colorado? No worries – just take a trip down the 400 by 60-foot Snowflex tubing slope, designed for maximum thrills to all ages, in the middle of the beautiful Ozarks scenery! The whole family can spend a day on the slopes, spinning and riding down the hill of synthetic snow while holding onto each others’ tubes. Just ask for an extra spin or push when you’re sent off! Get your passes to family excitement here!

A Day Ziplining Through the Trees

Want to spend a day in the trees, high above the rest of the town of Branson and take in the beautiful scenery of the Ozarks? Shepherd of the Hills has a variety of ziplines – take your big between the giant Vigilante Extreme ZipRider and a fun-filled zipline canopy tour! On the ZipRider, you get to sit in a chair-like apparatus that securely belts you in while you fly above the trees of Branson! Taking off from the Inspiration Tower, this zipline is unlike anything else in town! But maybe you want to spend more time together, or have some of your own control over your ziplines – choose Shepherd of the Hills Great Woodsman Canopy Tour!

Feast at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Looking for entertainment exciting enough to captivate your child, and feed them a four-course meal, too? Dolly Parton’s Stampede is a place like none other in Branson. See the Canine Capers, Stampede of the Buffalo, and so many more exciting and hilarious acts during the show. You’ll be served your own meal of a whole roasted chicken, hickory-smoked pork loin, creamy vegetable soup, hot corn on the cub, herb-basted potato, a handmade biscuit, and a specialty dessert! What could be better than that? Get your show tickets here!

Up-Close Encounters with Animals

At the Promised Land Zoo in Branson, there’s tons of opportunities for up-close encounters with unique animals from around the world! Experience the walk-through zoo, complete with Parakeet Paradise and opportunities to feed other animals by hand. You’ll see things like emus, goats, lions, and so many more! Then, venture out on the drive-thru safari where you’ll get to see animals like buffalo, alpacas, giraffes, and camels roaming in their homes! But if you’ve got a serious animal lover in the family, you can’t pass up on the VIP Admission. Experience a guided Tram Tour that goes inside the animal enclosures and lets you feed them by hand, as well as a VIP Animal Encounter where you get to hold and interact with 4-5 animals not on display! If that doesn’t sound good enough, our tickets at are Buy One Get One HALF OFF!

ATV Adventures

Who loves the outdoors and isn’t afraid of getting a little dirty? A perfect gift for your son, grandson, or even your husband is a day on the ATV Adventure at Shepherd of the Hills! After you learn to properly handle the ATV, you can take it out on your own into the backroads of the Ozarks! No tough terrain can stop these guys – come and see it for yourself!

Go-Karts, Mini-Golf, Laser Tag – all in one!

Needing a whole day of fun with lots of excitement and variety? The Track Family Fun Parks in Branson have fun and excitement at every turn! Between a high-rise go-kart track, a Laser Maze challenge, arcade games, mini-golf, and a 100-foot-tall Skycoaster, the kids will be asking to never leave! Plus, there’s four locations across all of Branson, so there’s a perfect spot for you, no matter where you stay! Purchase your passes from right here!

Branson Show Tickets

Whether they love magicians, country music or want to rewind to the 60’s, Branson has shows for every taste of every family member. From Sight & Sound’s amazing story of Noah coming in 2020, or Reza | Edge of Illusion bringing you to the edge of your seats, you’re sure to find something perfect for your someone special. Browse through our list of shows available in Branson to gift an unforgettable night to your loved ones. Plus – some of our show tickets are Buy One Get One HALF OFF! After all, who wouldn’t want a mini-vacation as a Christmas gift?

There’s nothing better than excitement, adventure, and family fun. Why not give it is as a Christmas gift?

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