One of the best times to vacation in Branson, Missouri is summer. The season highlights some of the best entertainment in town as well as the abundant outdoor activities the Ozark Mountain region has to offer. Things to do in Branson in the summer are ideal for families searching to create lifetime memories. Dive in to these summertime adventures and the whole family will be happy!

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Silver Dollar City

The Midwest’s favorite theme park is the best place to spend your summer days. With thrilling roller coasters like Outlaw Run as well as cool rides like American Plunge, Silver Dollar City is an attraction full of fun. Plus, during the summer season you can celebrate a Star Spangled Summer with special shows, character meet and greets and late night hours. With over 40 rides and attractions, this Branson theme park is sure make summertime super fun. Check out these Silver Dollar City vacation packages for extra savings and to bundle with other family-pleasing favorites like Dixie Stampede.

Table Rock Lake

Table Rock Lake

One of the Ozark’s most beloved treasures is Table Rock Lake. The scenic landscape, secluded cove and meandering arms of the lake make it ideal for all sorts of water activities. You can spend the day cursing the lake, amp up your time with watersports, or head to Moonshine Beach for a relaxing afternoon of swimming in the sun. There are several local marinas on Table Rock Lake, including the State Park Marina and Long Creek Marina, where you can rent a boat or wave runner. You can even parasail over Table Rock Lake if you’d like. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure attraction!

White Water Wave Pool

White Water

Need more water adventures during your Branson vacation? Head to White Water! The aquatic attraction is packed with spectacular ways to make a splash. Kapau Plummet is the most daring ride at the park. Featuring a drop floor, you’ll free fall before sliding down a 2450-foot slide! It’s such a rush! The tropical oasis that is White Water is packed with twisting typhoons, thrilling slides, a 800-foot long lazy river and 500,000 gallon wave pool. It’s the coolest attraction in Branson during the summer season. Bonus summer fun includes extended park hours during Night Water and Dive-In Movies at the wave pool.

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The Track

Race to one of the The Tracks in Branson for classic family fun. Go-karts, bumper boats, mini-golf, arcades, a sky-coaster, laser tag and even batting cages are waiting for you to play. Each location has something different to offer, too, with Kids Kountry ideal for the younger set and Track 3 best for older kids who want to rev their engines on a four-story go-kart track.

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Zipline

The lush landscape of Branson is in full bloom during summer. Take advantage of the season and get a birds-eye-view of the Ozarks on one of the ziplines in Branson. I recommend Branson Zipline for a natural, exhilarating experience. Their zipline course features skybridges and a secluded setting so you really get a top-notch outdoor Ozark adventure. Kids can zip if they weigh at least 70 pounds so all but the little ones can zip!

Castle Rock Resort & Indoor Water Park

Waterpark Resorts

Add even more splishes and splashes to your Branson vacation by staying at one of the Branson Waterpark Resorts. Options like Castle Rock Resort, Grand Country Inn and The Welk Resort offer indoor and outdoor waterparks that are included with your room rate. Wake up, head to the park and dive in to a good time without leaving your resort. Your kids will love it! Good luck getting them to go home!

These are just a few of the things to do in Branson in the summer. Plan your vacation today and discover all the ways there are to play in the Ozark Mountains.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.