Our Top 7 Family Friendly Activities in Branson

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Branson, Missouri became famous for its live entertainment but there’s so much more to do than see a show. Capital Vacations’ employees recommend Club Members visit these hidden gems in Branson.

Dive on over to Aquarium at the Boardwalk. Not only is there a unique jellyfish room but there is a stellar coral reef. Witness the sea up close and have the chance to feel the marine life in touch pools. This is a popular attraction so make sure to purchase tickets online as tickets sell out quickly.

Thanks to the latest technology, Beyond the Lens has quickly become a family favorite. Beyond the Lens is a techno-tainment complex where technology and entertainment collide. Enjoy spectacular attractions and discover an astounding 150 interactive exhibits plus Flyride, a state-of-the-art fully immersive adventure. There are two Beyond the Lens locations for Club Members to enjoy: Branson and Pigeon Forge.

Learn more about the area’s diverse geology, its evolution, and all of the prehistoric creatures — think saber tooth cats and short-faced bears — who once called Missouri and America home at the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum. Established by Bass Pro Shop founder Johnny Morris, this museum is located at Top of the Rock and contains such exhibits as local Native American cultures, early Ozark settlers, the Wild West and much more. Open year round.

Looking for an introduction to the local Ozark scenery? Visit Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail. Whisk around the park in a guided golf cart taking in the natural beauty, trails, stunning scenery, and geology. Steer underground to check out the cavern and gawk at the stalactites.

Take an afternoon to drive the Branson Scenic Overlook. The Overlook offers panoramic views of the Ozark Mountains and Table Rock Lake and is a must for nature lovers and photographers. It’s the perfect spot to pack a picnic and enjoy the beauty of the Ozarks.

Stroll down memory lane at the World’s Largest Toy Museum Complex. The museum houses more than 1 million pieces of nostalgic toys and collectibles in its 30,000-square-foot complex. Items include Matchbox cars, Pez dispensers, Star Wars figurines, Tonka Trucks, Barbie dolls, GI Joes, Cabbage Patch dolls, Disney toys, BB guns, 50s era toys and much more. Open year-round.

This list would not be complete without a recommendation to visit the ultimate in amusement and family-fun, Silver Dollar City. Unique to the Branson area, this internationally acclaimed amusement park can fill an entire day with its 40+ attractions, water park, live entertainment, crafts, shopping, dining and more. Open year-round with special events throughout the year.