When searching for your next family adventure, travel to Branson, Missouri to find thrills for every member of your group. Fresh Ozark Mountain air plus family fun equals big travel adventures. From nature parks and lakes to theme parks and underground caves, there’s plenty to do and see.
Acres and acres of parks and conservation areas await you in Branson, Missouri, including miles of trails and more to explore. Climb in the saddle and take a horseback ride through Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. A horseback ride takes you to parts of this 10,000-acre park that you can’t reach by tram, bike, or foot. You can also lace up your hiking boots or rent a bike to discover 15 miles of paved and unpaved trails. Or, take a wildlife tram tour to catch a glimpse of local animals like bison, elk, deer, and Texas longhorn.
Table Rock State Park is another great option for anyone looking for family adventure travels in Branson. Hit the hiking and biking trails — including the challenging 11-mile White River Valley Trail System or the more level, paved Table Rock Lakeshore Trail — or take a dip in the waters of Table Rock Lake.
Get nearly everything you need for lake time at State Park Marina. Rent a boat — choose from ski boats, pontoons, kayaks, paddleboards, and more — to cruise around the lake at your own speed. You can also hop aboard a 48-foot catamaran, Spirit of America. The two-hour, sail-swim cruise is perfect for family members of all ages. You can travel down a giant water slide, paddle around in kayaks, and splash around in the waters of a nearby cove.
Attractions & Theme Park Excitement
For unmatched family adventure, travel to one of the nearby attractions or theme parks. At Shepherd of the Hills Adventure Park, you can get on board a mountain coaster to sail through the Ozark Mountains, get a bird’s-eye view with a zip line tour (those brave enough can ride the highest zip line in the state of Missouri), or navigate an exciting ropes course.
The 1880s-themed Silver Dollar City has rides and attractions with something for everyone in the family from a butterfly-themed ride for little ones to the world’s fastest, steepest, and tallest spinning coaster for thrill seekers. Head 500 feet underground to explore the Marvel Cave beneath Silver Dollar City, take a lantern light tour to listen to stories, and hear about the cave’s history.
Talking Rocks Cavern is another cave hot spot in Branson. Take the hour-long “edutainment” tour to view mineral formations and learn about the cave’s discovery. When you return to the surface, climb up the lookout tower, play a round of mini golf, or let the little ones pan for gemstones. You can even get a taste of caving by crawling through a SpeleoBox maze!
Where To Stay In Branson
These three Club Wyndham resorts provide a comfortable spot for your group to rest and recharge before heading out on another family adventure traveling around Branson:
Club Wyndham Branson at The Meadows
Club Wyndham Branson at The Falls
Club Wyndham Mountain Vista