Things To Do In Branson MO For The Adventurous Traveler
Think a visit to The Ozarks Mountains is just for the elderly crowd? Boy… do I have news for you. This town is filled with fun for all ages. After my recent visit, I left with a renewed sense of self, a soul invigorated, and a full list of fun things to do in Branson, MO for the adventurous traveler.
What Is There To Do In Branson MO?
This popular destination for vacation travelers of all ages has a plethora of things to do. Stroll downtown W. Main St. in Branson visiting unique restaurants, boutiques, and Dick’s Old Time Five and Dime. This Branson staple has been family owned since 1961. Dick’s features retro items, old fashion candy, and unique gifts for even the most difficult on your list.
What Should You Not Miss In Branson MO?
Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline is a unique experience where you zipline across Lake Taneycomo in a chair similar to a ski lift. The views of Branson are simply stunning and like no other in the world. Plus, sitting in the open chair high above the ground gives a feeling of flying as if you were a bird. The feeling is exhilarating.
Fritz’s Aerodium Outdoor Flying Adventure is one of only a few outdoor vertical wind tunnels. With the help of very skilled instructors, you can do inverted skydiving. I was terrified to fly at first. Self doubt set in… what if I’m to old? What if I’m not flexible enough? What if I fall flat on my face? I’m not the most graceful… ya know? The instructors at Fritz’s put all my worries at ease. The staff at Fritz’s are very skilled with bounds of patience. My flight instructor facilitated an exhilarating experience I will never forget. My teens were totally impressed to see my adventurous side at Fritz’s.
Silver Dollar City is a family owned theme park. The historic location became a travel destination due to Marvel Cave. Enjoy delicious food, thrilling rides, and meet the craftsmen. These skilled workers honor age old traditions of creating wares. Watch the craftsmen create and then purchase their goods to take home with you. If you love coasters, I highly recommend Time Traveler at Silver Dollar City. I’ve been to almost every amusement park in America and the Time Traveler is my all time favorite. The Time Traveler defies gravity with a 95 ft tall vertical loop. Add in three inversions during the ride while you are spinning. This coaster is absolutely epic!
The Branson Ferris Wheel provides magnificent views of Branson. Take a spin on Chicago’s former Navy Pier Ferris Wheel to see the Ozark Mountains at a whole new angle. Featuring over 16,000 LED lights and 150ft tall, this ferris wheel is a delight for all ages.
What Is The Best Time To Visit Branson MO?
The best time to visit Branson, MO depends on what your goal is. Are you looking for low crowds? Then I would recommend visiting in January or February.
Are you looking to see the biggest display of Christmas trees, lights, and displays? Then plan to visit during November and December.
Will you be on a multigenerational trip? You best bet would be to visit during the summer months. This will prevent school age children from missing school if you schedule your visit during summer break.
What To Do In Branson If It Rains?
Fritz’s Adventure is a great place to spend the day indoors during inclement weather. Explore three story treehouses, underground tunnels, and climb through tunnels 30ft above the ground. Warped walls, slides, ropes course, and an actual World War II airplane are all waiting to be explored and conquered! Do you have what it takes for Fritz’s Adventure?
Showboat Branson Belle is a two hour cruise on Table Rock Lake. Enjoy a delicious three course meal, stellar entertainment and delightful views aboard this impressive riverboat.
If you’ve visited my top two choices, then it’s time to take in a show. Branson is home to some of the best entertainers around the country that rival shows in Vegas. Grab an umbrella, your tickets, and enjoy the show!
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