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Branson offers visitors a whirlwind of activities, including exciting stage shows, fascinating museums, and thrilling attractions. For those with shopping on the brain, Branson will not disappoint either, with myriad crafts handcrafted by local artisans, and even factory outlets. And when dinner time rolls around, options abound, meaning no one will leave Branson hungry!

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

15 Places

3 City Tips

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15 Places

Day 1

Silver Dollar City

Water Parks, Theme Parks

Molly's Mill Restaurant

Restaurants

Marvel Cave

Caverns & Caves

The Butterfly Palace

Nature & Wildlife Areas

Showboat Branson Belle

Dinner Theatres, Performances

Day 2

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Branson

Speciality Museums

Titanic Museum

Speciality Museums

Hollywood Wax Museum

Speciality Museums, Game & Entertainment Centres

Mel's Hard Luck Diner

Restaurants

Mount Pleasant Winery

Wineries & Vineyards

Day 3

World's Largest Toy Museum

Speciality Museums

White Water

Water Parks

India Clay Oven

Restaurants

Ride The Ducks of Branson

Duck Tours

Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction

Dinner Theatres

Angela A's City Tips

  • Many shows book up, so be sure to make advance reservations.
  • The downtown area features a free trolley!
  • Most of Branson is best navigated by car, although many shows and attractions are within walking distance.
    Day 1
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    Silver Dollar City
    Water Parks, Theme Parks
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    Angela A Says:

    Silver Dollar City is set in the 1800s, and it offers shows, thrill rides, dining, shopping, and much more. While you could easily stay here the entire day, it is also possible to visit its highlights with a tighter time frame — the choice is yours!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Download the mobile app to view ride wait times!
    • Check out the website for day-discount information.
    • Check out the Show Lover's Pass, which enables guests to reserve specific seats at certain shows.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 173 things to do in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good Times 22/02/2018
    • Fantastic Varied Theme Park 21/02/2018
    • Silver Dollar City
    Address:
    399 Silver Dollar City Parkway
    Branson, MO 65616-6151
    Phone:
    +1 800-475-9370
    Price range:
    US$61 - US$61
    Other:
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    Molly's Mill Restaurant
    Restaurants (American)
    Angela A Says:

    Molly Mill's Restaurant was the first dining establishment to pop up in Silver City, and it is one of the few remaining, original buildings on Main Street. Guests may expect a delicious, all-you-can-eat buffet, featuring all the American favorites.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be sure to sample the famous fried chicken!
    • Children three and under eat free.
    • The buffet also includes a full salad bar and dessert.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #152 of 283 restaurants in Branson
    • Breakfast buffet at SDC 07/02/2018
    • Good food 27/12/2017
    • Molly's Mill Restaurant
    Address:
    399 Silver Dollar City Pkwy
    Branson, MO 65616-6151
    Phone:
    +1 417-475-9350
    Other:
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    Marvel Cave
    Caverns & Caves
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    Angela A Says:

    Marvel Cave is a Registered National Landmark, and it began booking tours back in 1894. The cave lies below Silver Dollar City, and it offers guests a wonderful look at impressive formations, rooms and passageways, and more.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Cave tours depart every half hour and last for one hour.
    • The tour does include 600 steps, so be aware of your limitations.
    • Lantern-lit tours are offered 90 minutes prior to closing.
    • Regular tours are included with Silver Dollar City admission.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 173 things to do in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A Truly Gorgeous Cave! 20/02/2018
    • Love 07/02/2018
    • Marvel Cave
    Address:
    399 Indian Point Rd
    Silver Dollar City, HCR 1 Box 791
    Branson, MO 65616-6172
    Phone:
    +1 417-338-8220
    Other:
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    The Butterfly Palace
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Angela A Says:

    The Butterfly Palace is home to over 1,000 butterflies, plus numerous live reptiles and amphibians. Visitors can explore several different areas here, from a mirror maze to a living rainforest, as well as learn more by viewing a 3D educational documentary.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to check out the gift shop for fun souvenirs.
    • Don't skip the educational film, it's in 3D (which is sure to win over the kids!)
    • The Great Banyan Tree Adventure should not be missed! It simulates a walk through a Great Banyan Tree!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 173 things to do in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great first visit! 20/02/2018
    • Beautiful 19/02/2018
    • The Butterfly Palace
    Address:
    4106 W 76 Country Blvd
    Branson, MO 65616-8474
    Phone:
    +1 417-332-2231
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Showboat Branson Belle
    Dinner Theatres, Performances
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    Angela A Says:

    The Showboat Branson Belle offers delicious lunch and dinner cruises! There are three decks to explore on this picturesque two-hour cruise on Table Rock Lake, before guests sit down to indulge in a three course meal and exceptional entertainment.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The show, "Celebrate," incorporates music, comedy, magic, and more!
    • There is a special Princess and Pirate Cruise for the kids.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 154 Concerts & Shows in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • a very nice experiance 08/02/2018
    • Wonderful time 22/01/2018
    • Showboat Branson Belle
    Address:
    4800 State Highway 165
    Branson, MO 65616-8934
    Phone:
    +1 800-475-9370
    Other:
  • Day 2
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    Ripley's Believe It or Not! Branson
    Speciality Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    The Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum offers over 12,000 square feet of bizarre fun to delight families of all ages! In eight galleries, guests will see over 450 artifacts that completely bend reality.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Check the website for valuable discounts!
    • Do not miss the 22 foot tall Transformer sculpture, made entirely of scrap car parts.
    • Free parking is offered in the adjacent lot.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 173 things to do in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Love 19/02/2018
    • So much to see!!! 19/02/2018
    • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Branson
    Address:
    3326 West Highway 76
    Branson, MO 65616-3545
    Phone:
    +1 417-337-5300
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    09:30 - 18:00
    Fri - Sat
    09:30 - 20:00
    Other:
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    Titanic Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    The Titanic Museum offers a peak into what it may have been like to sail on this massive ship's maiden voyage. Visitors may roam the hallways, explore the cabins, and view over 400 original artifacts.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to visit the Memorial Room, where you can discover if your assigned passenger survived or not, at the end of the tour.
    • Don't forget to touch the iceberg!
    • Children love sending the SOS signal!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 173 things to do in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • So Neat! 22/02/2018
    • Great Tour... Definitely Water Tight! 21/02/2018
    • Titanic Museum
    Address:
    3235 W 76 Country Blvd
    Branson, MO 65616-3551
    Phone:
    +1 800-381-7670
    Other:
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    Hollywood Wax Museum
    Speciality Museums, Game & Entertainment Centres
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    Angela A Says:

    The Hollywood Wax Museum allows visitors to get up close and personal with wax replicas of their favorite celebrities. Be sure to really take in the experience, and take plenty of photos as you go!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • When there is a space on a bench next to a figure, take a seat for your photo! Guests are encouraged to even drape an arm around John Wayne!
    • Check out the gift shop, where guests may even purchase a replica Oscar award!
    • Other onsite attractions include miniature golf, maze of mirrors, and a 5D ride. Combination tickets are available.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 36 Fun & Games in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fun Experience 20/02/2018
    • This was great! 19/02/2018
    • Hollywood Wax Museum
    Address:
    3030 W 76 Country Blvd
    Unit A
    Branson, MO 65616-3542
    Phone:
    +1 417-337-8277
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    08:00 - 22:30
    Fri - Sat
    08:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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    Mel's Hard Luck Diner
    Restaurants (American, Diner)
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    Angela A Says:

    Mel's Hard Luck Diner not only offers delicious food, but the servers sing and entertain guests while they dine in this 50s inspired restaurant. Many of the servers are in professional productions, so expect top notch entertainment here!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be sure to be generous with gratuities! These servers are beyond deserving!
    • All of the burgers are tasty, but the Patty Melt takes the prize!
    • Save room for something from the soda fountain.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 283 restaurants in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Mistake Experience !!!!! 20/02/2018
    • Good food and singing servers! 19/02/2018
    • Mel's Hard Luck Diner
    Address:
    2800 West Highway 76
    Branson, MO 65616
    Phone:
    +1 417-332-0150
    Price range:
    US$9 - US$19
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:00 - 20:30
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Mount Pleasant Winery
    Wineries & Vineyards
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    Angela A Says:

    The Mount Pleasant Winery offers tastings of many of their wines at absolutely no charge. Be sure to take home a bottle or two!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • There is a small fee to sample the Estate Wines.
    • Wine classes are also offered.
    • Guests may also bottle their own dessert wine!
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #67 of 173 things to do in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Visited twice, two different experiences! 11/01/2018
    • Curling Vine is better. 09/01/2018
    • Mount Pleasant Winery
    Address:
    3125 Green Mountain Dr
    Branson, MO 65616-3817
    Phone:
    +1 417-336-9463
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:00 - 18:00
    Mon - Sat
    09:00 - 19:00
    Other:
  • Day 3
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    World's Largest Toy Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    The World's Largest Toy Museum is great fun for kids of all ages! You can view over one million toys here, as you fondly remember your childhood. Some toys even date back to the 1800s!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Do not miss the Disney toys!
    • Tickets can be purchased online to save some of that precious vacation time!
    • Closed on Sunday.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 173 things to do in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Better than I imagined 20/02/2018
    • Closed for no reason. 10/02/2018
    • World's Largest Toy Museum
    Address:
    3609 West Highway 76
    Branson, MO 65616
    Phone:
    +1 417-332-1499
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    09:00 - 20:00
    Other:
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    White Water
    Water Parks
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    Angela A Says:

    White Water offers a fun day in the sun with slides, a wave pool, and more! White Water includes over two million gallons of water on 13 acres, so rest assured there's plenty of action to choose from here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Don't miss the KaPau Plummet!
    • Be sure to check height restrictions for specific slides before joining the line.
    • Check out the discounts for nighttime visits.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #43 of 173 things to do in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • When you can't go to the beach... 19/01/2018
    • It's no Noah's Arc, but still was fun 18/12/2017
    • White Water
    Address:
    3505 W 76 Country Blvd
    Branson, MO 65616-3554
    Phone:
    +1 800-475-9370
    Other:
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    India Clay Oven
    Restaurants (Indian)
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    Angela A Says:

    India Clay Oven offers authentic Indian cuisine in an inviting atmosphere. The plates are plentiful, and guests may even choose between mild and spicy ingredients, ensuring the whole family will be satisfied here.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • There is a buffet during lunch hours.
    • Be sure to try one of the organic wines.
    • The Shrimp Kaba Masala is absolutely divine!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 283 restaurants in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Indian Food! 23/01/2018
    • Good Indian Food, Ambiance 22/01/2018
    • India Clay Oven
    Address:
    2005 W 76 Country Blvd
    Branson, MO 65616-2146
    Phone:
    +1 417-973-0044
    Price range:
    US$15 - US$19
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 14:30
    17:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Ride The Ducks of Branson
    Duck Tours
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    Angela A Says:

    Ride the Ducks is a unique, exhilarating way to see Branson from land and lake, These amphibious vehicles offer a 70-minute tour of the picturesque Ozarks, and kids may even get the chance to drive while they're on the water!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Purchase tickets online to avoid the convenience fee, and to ensure there is space for the date and time you prefer.
    • Check the website for discounted combination tickets.
    • Be sure to ask whether your kids can take a turn driving when on the lake.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 25 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very fun! 18/01/2018
    • Really was a lot of fun 09/01/2018
    • Ride The Ducks of Branson
    Address:
    2320 W 76 Country Blvd
    Branson, MO 65616-2160
    Phone:
    +1 877-887-8225
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction
    Dinner Theatres
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    Angela A Says:

    Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede is one of Branson's most popular attractions! You can indulge in a tempting meal, before being encouraged to cheer on the trick riding and other stunts on display in this huge arena... all at one great-value ticket price!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The Carriage Room opening act begins 50 minutes prior to the start of the show. Don't miss it!
    • Children under three go free if they share a parent's seat and meal.
    • Booking advance tickets online is strongly suggested.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 154 Concerts & Shows in Branson
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great time had by all 10/02/2018
    • Fun entertainment for the entire family 09/02/2018
    • Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction
    Address:
    1525 West Highway 76
    Branson, MO 65616-3307
    Phone:
    +1 877-782-6733
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 19:00
    Other:
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