8 Ideas for a Perfect Weekend in Branson

Surya Yadav

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Over 10 million people visited Branson in 2021. The figure has been increasing steadily over the years, clearly indicating Branson is a popular weekend getaway spot. And why wouldn’t it be? Branson has a range of activities for both adventure enthusiasts and those who want to enjoy something new indoors. 

But because there are so many options, you’d want to select the best places, especially if you have a limited time there. 

So, to make things easy, here is a guide to Branson, so you can make an itinerary for your trip with places that you know you and your family will enjoy:

  1. Enjoy a Fun Day at Fritz’s Adventure

If you’re traveling with family, sparing one day for Fritz’s Adventure is a must. This indoor adventure park is a massive 80,000 square feet. And it’s not just for the kids. The activities inside cater to all ages, which is why it is a must-have on your itinerary.  

The 48’ Climbing Wall is a fun way to make some family memories. The park also features an indoor zipline where you can have the time of your life. Sliding and tunneling also make your time indoors worthwhile. 

The place also has an indoor café where you can refuel and get back to the activities again for your action-packed day. 

  1. Catch Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Show Attraction

If you’re a food and adventure enthusiast, there’s no better place for you than the dinner shows in Branson. These dinner shows feature stunning musical performances with trick riders and horses. Dolly Parton’s Stampede’s high-spirited adventure, coupled with the four-course feast, is something you simply cannot miss. 

  1. Delve into History at the Titanic Museum Attraction

If you’re a history buff or just a fan of the Titanic film, you wouldn’t want to miss the Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson. This attraction was created by John Joslyn, who is known for his affiliation with the Titanic. He visited the remains in 1987, and since then, he has attempted to gather artifacts from the site for this museum. 

The artifacts are worth more than $4 million! But the visit there and the memories you create will be priceless. You also get to touch a glowing iceberg in the museum, try steering the wheel, and experience the water at 28 degrees. Your visit there will be a tribute to the passengers and crew onboard the Titanic who went under on that fateful day.

You don’t need to clear the whole day for the museum. Two to three hours of your day is enough to enjoy everything the museum has to offer. 

  1. Turn Upside Down at WonderWorks 

WonderWorks is another indoor amusement park in Branson that offers activities for all ages. It has over 100 interactive exhibits that both children and adults can enjoy. 

The park has three floors, and the activities are all focused on edu-tainment. The most interesting part about the park is that it looks like it is upside down! With this interesting perspective and hundreds of things to explore, you and your travel buddies will have a truly memorable time. 

This is also a place where you want to spend 3-4 hours. You’ll have time to make it to an unforgettable dinner show after you’ve explored the place. With family, two places will pack your day. But if you’re traveling with adults, you’d want to add the next item on our list to your day too. 

  1. Enjoy a Thrilling Jet Boat Adventure

Visiting the stunning Ozarks is a must-do on your trip to Branson. The beauty of the woods that line the river will enchant you. Plus, the high-speed jet boat will have your adrenaline pumping. You’ll also want to hold on tight for a 360-degree spin that’ll have your heart skip a beat! 

But it won’t be a rollercoaster ride the entire trip. The captain will also narrate some captivating tales and folklore from the Ozarks. 

Given that, there’s not a dull moment during the ride, and you’ll be willing to experience it all again even after you’re done. 

  1. Cruise through the Lake Taneycomo

If you want to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature without the adrenaline rush, a cruise through Lake Taneycomo is a must-have on your list. This romantic boat trip is also perfect if you’re visiting with a partner. It is also a good choice if you are traveling with kids and don’t want to overwhelm them with a jet boat ride. 

The cruise trip offers a lunch or dinner option too. You can also just opt for the trip and enjoy a dinner show when you get off. 

  1. Hike through the Traverse Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

The gorgeous Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is a huge 10,000 acres. If the Ozarks captivate you, this park is a must-add to your itinerary. The park has beautiful bridges and cascading waterfalls, perfect for a quiet evening. You can even go glamping if you want to truly immerse yourself in nature. However, if you have kids, you might want to skip this destination because they might get bored. 

  1. Relive Childhood Memories at Silver Dollar City

If you’re with children, parks might be okay for a few hours. But if you want to make an itinerary that is kid-friendly, add Silver Dollar City to your list. This adventure theme park has thrilling rides that everyone can enjoy. The park has a market too, where you can get heritage crafts to take back home as souvenirs or gifts for family. 

The park also has 18 restaurants! So, you have sufficient choices to keep yourself fueled as you enjoy the entire day there. The park also hosts themed events that you and your family can enjoy.  

Final Words

Branson is a great place to visit whether you’re traveling as a couple, solo, or with family. However, depending on the people you’re traveling with and their ages, you might want to make an itinerary that is a mix suitable for everyone. 

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