Branson, Missouri Attractions
Visit Silver Dollar City in Branson for good-old fashioned family fun

Branson, Missouri isn’t just for the older folks, or the Country-Western music lovers. It’s a great family vacation destination for all ages. 

Great Fun for the Kids

(Toddlers to Age 10)

Kirby VanBurch Show
1835 W76 Country Boulevard
Branson, MO 65616
417/544-9075
Award-winning magician Kirby VanBurch is the “Prince of Magic.” In Branson he has been awarded with the distinction of being the #1 Show of the Year and Best Family Show. The Kirby VanBurch Show promises never-before-seen illusions such as “The Secret of the Pharaohs,” “Levitation on Water,” and “The Unbelievable Appearing Helicopter.” Watch Kirby and his wife Bambi make a helicopter appear right before your eyes. Kirby VanBurch also presents live animals including his rare Royal White Bengal Tiger named Branson.

Grand Country
1945 West Highway 76
Branson MO 65616
888/514-1088
Grand Country presents entertainment and fun for everyone from tots to grands with music, comedy, juggling, animal acts and more. The Family Amusement Center offers a lazer maze, black light mini golf, mini bowling, Lazer Tag, spin-zone bumpercars and a play area.  The Amazing Pets Show is great for kids and all pet lovers, and features new acts and tricks by skilled dogs and trained house cats that will capture the heart of the audiences. The affiliated Splash Country Waterpark is an option for water lovers.

National Kids Festival
Silver Dollar City Theme Park
399 Indian Point Road
Branson, MO 65616
800/475-9370
Calling all Kids! In June and July each year, it’s National Kids Festival at Silver Dollar City Theme Park. This is one of the largest child-focused festivals in America, and it’s a summer full of adventure. Experience the Giant Swing that will send you soaring at 45mph and seven stories into the sky, and their newest attraction, Outlaw Run, the world largest and most daring wooden coaster. Check out Chris Perondis Stunt Dog Experience and save some time for Wacky Science. There’s plenty of little-kid fun during the rest of the year as well.

The Track Family Fun Parks
3388 Green Mountain Drive
Branson, MO 65616
417/ 334-1612
This park features big fun for the little ones. Go-Karts are one of the more popular attractions in which the tracks are arranged by different age levels, and each go-kart is double-seated so you and your child can experience the excitement right next to each other. Kiddie Karts are for kids 38″ tall and at least 4-years-old.  Rookie Karts are for kids at least 48″ tall. Kids Kountry is the reason why this is a true family fun park. This ‘mini’ park within the park offers a variety of amusement rides for kids ages 2 and up. Other attractions include bumper boats, an IMAX theatre and the new Skycoaster. Ask about the “Go Card” and special packages.


Fun for Older Children

(Up to Age 18)

Silver Dollar City Theme Park
399 Indian Point Road
Branson, MO 65616
800/475-9370
Silver Dollar Theme Park is one of the most popular family vacation destinations. This park is one-of-a-kind in the country, and attractions range from the presentation of over 100 crafts, thrill rides, family attractions, festivals, and more. There’s always a major festival going on between the months of April and December, such as World Fest (America’s largest international festival) and The Southern Gospel Picnic. Every visitor must experience at least one of the 30 fun-filled rides. The Powder Keg will send riders into thrill zone, going from 0 to 53mph in just 2.8 seconds. If the Powder Keg isn’t intense enough, try Wildfire which sends riders looping and flying at 66mph. After all the thrilling excitement stop by the many restaurants and shops for a unique style of country and home-style cooking.

Marvel Cave
399 Indian Point Road
Branson, MO 65616
800/475-9370
Silver Dollar City Theme Park evolved around the entrance of Missouri’s deepest cave, Marvel Cave, a tour of which is always included with your Silver Dollar City ticket. You will travel 300 feet below the surface to the Cathedral Room entrance, and discover formations that are still alive and growing. The tour will last for about an hour and as it requires a lot of stair climbing, it is not recommended for visitors with little kids, heart or lung conditions or weak backs, knees and ankles.

Talking Rocks
423 Fairy Cave Lane
Reeds Spring, MO 65737
417/272-3366
Get ready for a family adventure at the Talking Rock Cavern. Take the 45-minute tour and experience the exquisite underground wonderland. As you explore the cave, discover thousands of beautiful living crystal cave formations of many kinds of colors and textures. In addition to the tour, there are other activities both under and above ground such as the Speleo Box Maze. This is a perfect activity for the kids, in which the little ones are able to step into the shoes of cavers as they crawl 150 feet of winding and twisting passage ways to experience and practice safe caving through techniques.


Fun for the Whole Family

Dixie Stampede
1525 West Highway 76
Branson, MO 65616
417/336-3000
Enjoy a fun-filled family dinner and show at the Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. Visitors and locals of Branson, Missouri agree that it’s an extravaganza that everyone should experience. Each ticket includes the special opening act, the main show, and a four-course dinner with dessert. Imagine eating delicious Hickory Smoked Barbecued Pork Loin while enjoying live entertainment. Thirty-two magnificent horses, hilarious ostrich races and live buffalo are the stars of the show. Please take precaution because the shows do involve live animals, dramatic sounds and lighting.

Shoji Tabuchi Family Show
3260 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway
Branson, MO 65616
417/335-7469
The Tabuchi family sings, dances, and plays musical instruments on stage, bringing true family entertainment to Branson, Missouri. Shoji, his wife Dorothy, and daughter Christina each has a unique talent to bring to the stage, and will capture the hearts of fans of all ages. This performance includes ballads from the 50’s and 60’s and professional choreography. All shows are performed at the Shoji Tabuchi Theater called “The Showplace of Branson.”  Don’t forget to check out the Lady’s and Gentlemen’s Lounges.

Legends in Concert
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater
1600 West Highway 76
Branson, MO 65616
417/339-3003 or 800/374-7469
This show features performers impersonating famous acts such as The Blues Brothers, Britney Spears, Stevie Wonder, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and many more. This original celebrity impersonator show is known as the world’s greatest live tribute show.

Table Rock Lake
5272 State Highway 165
Branson, MO 65616
417/ 334-4704
Table Rock, one of the largest lakes in the state, is located about 6 miles southwest of Branson, Missouri. It is great for rafting, canoeing, jet skiing, and many other water activities, so families can enjoy a cool day by the water. Boat and equipment rentals are available. Table Lake is nationally known as a top bass fishing lake. Many national and regional fishing tournaments are held here throughout the year.

For more general information, visit these tourism office websites: www.bransontourismcenter.comwww.downtownbranson.org/, and www.explorebranson.com.


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