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  • Writer's picturePamela Guffey

Exploring the USA: Branson

Updated: Feb 26, 2021

Have you ever considered a family trip to Branson, Missouri? If not, you are missing out. Branson is a favored destination for a weekend or a week-long vacation of family fun filled with live entertainment, thrilling attractions, outdoor beauty, delicious food and a genuine Ozark hospitality that may tempt you just to stay around even longer. Just take a look at just a sampling of what you can experience!

Exploring Branson

Silver Dollar City

Branson's theme park that transports guests back to the 1800's adventure like no other.

  • Climb aboard the Time-Traveler where even the biggest thrill seeker will be on the edge of their seat on this rollercoaster that reaches speeds of 50 mph while taking a 90 degree, 10 story vertical drop.

  • Tap your feet to the sounds of bluegrass and country music during one of the many fabulous shows.

  • Wander through the shops filled with local artisans and craftsmen showcasing their beautiful creations.

Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction

Grab your cowboy hat and prepare for a fun family dinner show at Dolly Parton's Stampede. Be amazed by 32 horses, large cast of talented trick riders and incredible country-style food. You even get to be a part of some friendly competition as each side of the arena cheers for their competitors to steal the show. Before and after the show, you can visit the outdoor Horse Walk and meet the four-legged stars.

Bigfoot Fun Park

A little bit of everything awaits visitors at this fun park.

  • The Bigfoot Super-Sling launches riders high above the park with a return to Earth filled with a few twists and turns.

  • The Yeti Fun Zone has whole families navigating underground tunnels, spiral slides, climbing structures and the Yeti treehouse to escape undetected by the Big Footed creature himself. At the end, those wishing to celebrate their escape in style can hurl themselves off the top of Monkey Jump Tower into a huge inflated bag below.

  • Ride with the Bigfoot Research Team to take a look at the largest Scottish Highland cattle herd in the Midwest.

  • Try your skill at the arcade, mini-golf or the 8di interactive gaming center

Live Entertainment

From country and bluegrass to aerial and comedy, Branson is full or live shows and entertainment. You could enjoy a show every night of your visit and see only a fraction of the great toe-tapping, audience thrilling, death-defying live entertainment that Branson has to offer. Whatever your desire, it can be seen here.

Enjoy the Scenery

Branson and the surrounding area is full of beauty. Take some time to explore. Whether by rail, boat or all-terrain vehicle, there are a number of scenic tours available to enjoy. Is one or two calling to you?

This list of things to do and experience in Branson could go on and on; we've actually just hit the surface. Look at these additions to the list:

  • Titanic Museum

  • Hollywood Wax Museum

  • The Runaway Mountain Coaster

  • Shows

  • Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

  • More Shows

  • Fun Mountain

  • Butterfly Palace

  • Even more shows

And don't forget the super shopping, restful resorts, soothing spas, leisurely lakes, and delicious dinners that we haven't even addressed here.

Who knew that Branson had so much to offer? Are you ready for a visit? How will you ever figure out exactly what you want to experience? Your Diserella Travel Consultant is ready and waiting with the knowledge necessary to put together just the right Branson travel itinerary for you. Contact us today to get started!

About the Author, Pamela Guffey

Pamela has been visiting the Walt Disney World parks for over 30 years, first as a child herself and most recently with her granddaughter.

Contact her today to start planning your magical vacation.

Photos courtesy of the Branson Convention and Visitors Bureau


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