Top 15 Recommended Things To Do In Branson With Kids

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There are so many things to do in Branson With Kids!  Whether you want to be outdoors, indoors, have a unique adventure, enjoy entertaining, singing, dancing, or enjoy a thrilling ride, there is something for you!

We love visiting Branson for a small staycation enjoying all the fun tourist adventures there are to offer. 

I have gathered the top 15 recommended things to do in Branson with kids, including our favorites!

Top 15 Recommended Things To Do In Branson With Kids

1. Silver Dollar City

Between thrilling rides, games, foods, shows, a train ride, splash pad, and more!  It is fun for everyone.  It even has a section of rides similar to a carnival that is perfect for young kids.  We started taking our kids starting around 1 year old, and my kids have always had a blast!

2. Showboat Branson Belle

Showboat Branson Belle is a nightly cruise on Table Rock Lake!  Your family can enjoy a 3-course meal while being entertained by a live show of live music, dancing, comedy, magic, and more!

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3. White Water

White Water was voted one of America’s best outdoor water parks!  It has over 13 acres of water rides, slides, and waves.  It is so much fun for the whole family.

4. Hiking Trails

There are many excellent kid-friendly hiking trails in Branson, MO, for your family to enjoy together.  A few of our favorites are the Ruth and Paul Henning trails, Shephard of the Hills Fish Hatchery, and the Branson Landing walking trail.  For more, check out my blog post “Top 4 Kid-Friendly Hiking Trails In Branson MO“.  Each of these trails has been tested and approved by our family with young kids.

5. Table Rock State Park

 Table Rock State Park is the perfect place for outdoorsy families to hike, bike on the local trails, go camping, fish, swim, or boat.  Our favorite swimming place is Moonshine Beach in Table Rock Lake State Park.

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6. Promised Land Zoo

The Promised Land Zoo allows families to interact with exotic animals, like camels, zebras, kangaroos, and more!  With over 50 special animals worldwide, kids can have a unique and personal experience with these fantastic animals.  The zoo also offers VIP access to visitors who want exclusive encounters with creatures like two-toed sloths and ring-tailed lemurs.

7. Shows

There are some fantastic kid-friendly Branson Shows for your family to enjoy.  I have gathered the Top 8 Recommended Branson Shows For Kid” HERE.  It mixes singing, dancing, magic, acrobatics, pets, and more!

8. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

Ripley’s, Believe it Or Not is a self-guided tour to experience the bizarre, explore the mysterious, and enjoy the weird through 8 galleries of ever-changing collections of 450 unique certifications, art, crazy illusions, and interactive activities. They also have a Ripley’s Super Fun Zone with unlimited all-day play with games, laser tag, maze, smash dash, and more!

9. Branson Landing Fountain Show

Branson Landing is a fun place to shop and enjoy the magnificent fountain show featuring the choreographed show of fire columns and 100-foot fountain geysers with musical hits and lights.

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10. Shepherd of the Hills Adventure Park

The Shepherd of the hills adventure park is known as “the country’s best aerial adventure park.”  It is filled with amazing adventures such as ATV tracks, zip lines, rope courses, a petting zoo, and live show venues.  It offers such a unique family-friendly adventure.

11. Branson Ferris Wheel

The Branson Ferris wheel is a 150-foot go up high and see all the views.

12. WonderWorks Branson

WonderWorks is a STEAM-inspired, 4 stories,  48,000 square feet indoor amusement park with over 100 hands-on exhibits that are educational and entertaining! 

13. Track Family Fun Parks

Track Family Fun Parks offers a family friend use go-kart rides, laser tag, batting cages, arcade games, and more! 

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14. The Butterfly Palace

The Butterfly Palace offers a unique tropical experience with interactive, educational, and entertaining activities for the whole family.  They have a butterfly aviary, banyan tree adventure, mirror maze, and science center for an opportunity to be close to thousands of butterflies and other rainforest animals and feel like you are exploring the rainforest.

15. Aquarium at the Boardwalk

The aquarium at the Boardwalk is on our list to do!  They have an interactive aquarium that is fun for all ages. You can take photos with a giant octopus, take a 5D submarine ride, explore fish, visit the jelly infinity room, get an expansive view of a beautiful coral reef, and more!

I hope this helps you find the best things to do in Branson with kids.

Need more ideas of what to do in Branson? Check out the following blogs
Best family-friendly hiking trails in Branson
Top recommended places to stay in Branson
Best Branson Shows For Kids
Best Indoor Activities in Branson
Best Waterparks In Branson

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