Beautiful Branson, Missouri is located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains. Surrounded by three pristine lakes and home to a variety of activities, there’s enough to keep your family busy for weeks. Looking for the best things to do in Branson for kids? Read on.
If there is one thing all kids seem to love its animals. Luckily there are several attractions in Branson allowing kids to see animals up-close. The Promised Land Zoo is home hundreds of rare and endangered animals. In addition, they have an area dedicated to babies and bottle feedings. Accordingly, the zoo is one of the most popular things to do in Branson for kids.
Mesmerized by tigers? I know I am. At the National Tiger Sanctuary, located just north of Branson, visitors can view exotic animals such as Bengal Tigers, Siberian Tigers, and African Lions. Another unique animal attraction is Branson’s Wild World. An interactive aquarium is home to sea life, including sea turtles, and Wolf Woods features a pack of wolf puppies that were raised and bottle fed. There’s even alligators, spiders and snakes to see – perfect for boys!
There’s plenty of wholesome entertainment in Branson. If you’re searching for a show that will captivate your kid there are three can’t miss options: Dolly Parton’s Stampede, The Haygoods, and Grand Country’s Amazing Pets. Dixie Stampede combines delicious food with trick-riding, friendly competitions, and spectacular music and comedy. The Haygoods are a highlight because their youthful, energetic and modern show appeals to a younger demographic while still pleasing mom and dad. The Amazing Pets show is a good pick because it stars rescued dogs and cats performing a variety of special (and silly) tricks.
Classic family fun is the signature of The Track Family Fun Parks. Challenge your kids to a go-kart race, splash around on bumper boats, hit the batting cages or play a round of mini-golf. Once you’ve covered all your bases at The Track board Ride The Ducks. The amphibious, open-air vehicles tour Branson by land and sea. All riders are given a wacky quacker and once you splash down into the lake (Taneycomo or Table Rock – depending on your ticket choice) a few lucky children get to drive the Duck!
Add these awesome things to do in Branson for kids to your vacation for fun that’s sure to please the whole family! Be sure to use Reserve Branson to score the best deals on everything from shows to attractions. Plus, you can get inside information on how to save, play and make the most of your trip on our Branson Travel Guide.
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