Branson, Missouri is a playground for all ages, from elders who swing to Country Western music and the live magic shows, to couples who swoon over crooners, to young families whose kids love the theme parks. Several hotel choices that work well for families make Branson, Missouri an ideal weekend with (or away from) the kids. Here are a few hotels that are conveniently located and for other suggestions, visit these tourism office websites: Branson Tourism, Downton Branson, and Explore Branson. Note that Branson is one destination that is always represented on the discount hotel sites, so you’ll have plenty of choices when you’re ready to go.
Grand Country Inn
1945 W. Highway 76
Branson MO 65616
Located in the heart of Branson on 76 Country Boulevard, Grand Country Inn has an indoor swimming pool as well as indoor and outdoor water parks as well as a toddler pool. All facilities are free to hotel guests. There are nearby restaurants such as the Grand Country Buffet. After dinner you can visit the Grand Country Market for unusual and creative gifts.
Best Western Music Capital Inn
3257 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway
Branson, MO, 65616
Best Western Music Capital Inn is located in downtown Branson, right across the street from the Shoji Tabuchi Theater. There are many other theaters and restaurants within walking distance, so you won’t have to worry about parking. Although there are many exciting attractions outside of the hotel, guests are tempted to stay indoors because of the wonderful indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, game room and a small exercise facility. Spa tubs are available in king suites.
Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing
3 Branson Landing
Branson, Missouri 65616
The brand new Hilton Promenade is located in the new shopping and entertainment district on the shores of Lake Taneycomo. Visitors will enjoy a variety of unique retail shops, and a wide range of dining choices. The hotel is also a short driving distance to Branson Theaters, Table Rock Lake, Silver Dollar and Celebration City Theme Parks.
The hotel’s rooms and suites include a 32-inch TV, high speed internet, and more. Guests will have access to the fitness center and an indoor pool, and enjoy fine dining at the Liberty Tavern Restaurant (located on the first floor of hotel; 417/336-1112) which offers an All-American meal. The hotel is within walking distance of Historic Downtown Branson, and the Discovery Trolley serves this area by connecting the Historic District and Branson Landing. The trolley is free; stops are at Commercial and Main Street, Commercial and Pacific Street, Bass Pro Shop parking lot and Belks Department store parking lot and it runs about every 10 minutes.
Big Cedar Lodge
612 Devil’s Pool Rd.
Ridgedale, Missouri 65739
If being out in the wilderness around Table Rock Lake sounds enticing, check out this winner of Family Travel Forum’s 2004 “Top 10 Getaways for Family Reunions” award. The appealingly rustic, split log Big Cedar Lodge has a variety of lodging, including adjoining rooms and suites, handicapped-accessible accommodations, and two-bedroom cabins (a real favorite for families with children). This is a great choice for larger groups who want to combine a bit of nature and relaxation with the excitement of nearby Branson attractions.
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