Explore Branson – Inside and Out – This Spring (Branson, Missouri)

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Branson, Missouri has well known theatres and live entertainment, but also is an unexpectedly amazing outdoor destination. Along with Branson’s great outdoor offerings, they have many Spring Break attractions to enjoy with the whole family.

The Branson Aquarium at the Boardwalk

Whether you prefer a lively attractions-and-entertainment scene or the natural beauty of the outdoors, Branson truly perks up in the spring.

Nestled in the lakeside beauty of the Ozark Mountains, Branson, Missouri is one of America’s greatest family destinations. There’s always something new to discover here. Whether you prefer a lively attractions-and-entertainment scene or the natural beauty of the outdoors, Branson truly perks up in the spring. In Branson, the well-being of residents and visitors is our top priority. We’ve shared our current safety measures here so you can feel confident in traveling.

Just minutes away from the bright lights of Branson’s well-known theatres and live entertainment is an unexpectedly amazing outdoor destination. Boasting a trio of pristine lakes – Table Rock, Taneycomo and Bull Shoals – the Branson/Lakes Area is the perfect place for boating, fishing, sailing and more (especially when the water warms up a bit later this year). For those who prefer to explore on land, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park features 10,000 acres of rugged, unspoiled Ozarks landscape for walking, biking, horseback riding and tram tours. For a slower-paced outdoor experience, golf lovers are sure to enjoy the Branson/Lakes Area’s outstanding golf courses.

Along with Branson’s great outdoor offerings, here’s a snapshot of family-friendly Spring Break attractions throughout the destination:

Silver Dollar City
399 Silver Dollar City Parkway, Branson, MO 65616
This celebrated family-owned park with an 1880s theme opens for the season on March 17. Known for such innovative rides as Time Traveler, the world’s fastest, steepest and tallest complete-circuit spinning roller coaster, the legendary park is also home to award-winning food, top-of-the-line entertainment and an incredible team of 100 demonstrating craftsmen. Don’t miss the new Mystic River Falls, which debuted last year as the only water ride of its kind. The park shares how it’s maintaining a safe and healthy environment through a “play safe” commitment you can read about here.

Aquarium at the Boardwalk
2700 76 Country Blvd, Unit A, Branson, MO 65616
Visitors can observe more than 250 different animal species at the new Aquarium at the Boardwalk, including such sea creatures as seahorses, jellyfish, octopi, eels and sharks. In addition to an up-close view of approximately 7,200 individual sea animals, the Aquarium also features a 24-foot-high Kelp Forest climbing structure for kids, a 16-foot view of a coral reef and two mirrored art installations that help guests envision the sense of infinite ocean life.

2835 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616
Dubbed “an amusement park for the mind,” WonderWorks is one of Branson’s newest indoor attractions in the destination’s Entertainment District. The building’s iconic exterior – with a massive upside-down columned porch – is just the beginning of this 48,000-square-foot experience where visitors can enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits. Displays feature American Innovation, Ozarks Area History and Geography, and a new Full STEAM Ahead exhibit, exploring such STEAM careers as becoming an astronaut.

Fritz’s Adventure
1425 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616
Founded by the parents of five boys as a place for families to be daring together, Fritz’s Adventure is an indoor adventure park dedicated to family fun and creating memories. Within its 80,000-square-foot space, Fritz’s offers explorable, climbable spaces for all ages. In addition to a multi-story ropes course, underground tunnels, a laser room, rappelling, giant treehouses and multi-story slides, Fritz’s has just introduced new attractions, including more than 300 feet of new tunnels, 32 new obstacles, 11 new ziplines, six new bridges and two new free falls. Fritz’s fan favorite Aerodium Outdoor Flying Adventure, a vertical wind tunnel skydiving simulation, will open for the season in May.

Branson Ferris Wheel
3345 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616
Riders of the 150-foot Branson Ferris Wheel, which was relocated from Chicago’s famous Navy Pier in 2016, enjoy a relaxing 15-minute scenic rotation offering beautiful views of the Ozark Mountains. The attraction’s 40 gondolas hold up to 240 riders, and the attraction lights up the night with 16,000 LED lights.

Runaway at Branson Mountain Adventure Park
935 State Highway 165, Branson, MO 65616
Home to the region’s first mountain coaster, the Runaway is a family-friendly thrill ride at Branson Mountain Adventure Park. It features more than 5,000 feet of track with speeds of up to 30 mph and the unique option for riders to choose their speed by way of a personal braking system.

Big Air Trampoline Park
3300 North Gretna Road, Branson, MO 65616

Featuring more than 57 fun attractions, including dodgeball, a mechanical bull, battle beam and more, Big Air Trampoline Park has something fun for everyone. The attraction also offers such premium attractions as a flight simulator and zip line.

About Branson, Missouri
Branson is a one-of-a-kind family vacation destination nestled in the lakeside beauty of the Ozark Mountains with dozens of live performance theatres; three pristine lakes; championship golf courses; an international award-winning theme park; family attractions and museums; a Historic Downtown district; shopping galore; a full range of dining options; and a host of hotels, motels, resorts, RV parks, campgrounds, sports venues, and meeting and convention facilities. Branson is located less than one day's drive for a third of the United States’ population. It’s also accessible via flights to the Branson Airport (BKG) and nearby Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF). Call 1-877-BRANSON for help planning your next vacation, sporting event, meeting, convention, or reunion. See more at http://www.explorebranson.com

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