Best places to stay and visit in Branson MO with family

Best places to stay and visit in Branson MO with family

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With plentiful options for live entertainment, dining, and attractions, Branson, Missouri is a perfect place to visit with your family this summer. 

If you’re curious about COVID-19 restrictions, the City of Branson has allowed the face covering ordinance to expire as of April 16, 2021. 

This means there is currently no city-wide mandate for face masks or business occupancy limits. Currently, it’s up to each local business to determine safety requirements for both staff and customers. 

If you and your family are ready to return to Branson, or if this will be your first time, we have recommendations for a few of the best places to stay and visit with family.

Family-friendly hotels in Branson MO

Grand Oaks Hotel

Best places to stay in Branson MO with family

Grand Oaks Hotel is a locally-owned, family-friendly hotel in Branson that provides luxury you can afford.

We have indoor and outdoor pools, public or private, in-room jacuzzis, a fitness center, and so much more. 

If you’re bringing lots of family and/or friends, we do offer adjoining rooms. 

All guests enjoy cable television, in-room high speed internet, guest laundry, and a complimentary, hot breakfast.

Welk Resort

If you’d rather go with a resort, The Lodges at Timber Ridge by Welk Resorts offer floor plans with up to three bedrooms.

Amenities include fireplaces, full kitchens, and balconies.

When you’re not exploring all Branson has to offer, your family will have entertainment options on-site with a 2,300-seat theatre, a miniature golf course, and the “Splashatorium,” which is an indoor/outdoor pool complex with water slides, splash zones and a hot tub.

Kid-friendly restaurants in Branson MO

Papa Grand’s Pizza

Featuring both a full salad bar and a hot pizza bar, Papa Grand’s Pizza is located at The Fun Spot in Grand Country. 

After filling up at the buffet, you can run over to the on-site arcade, bumper cars, mini-golf course, and laser tag arena. 

Andy’s Frozen Custard

Kid-friendly restaurants in Branson MO
Photo from Andy’s Frozen Custard Facebook page

Looking for the best dessert in Branson? Look no further than the famous Andy’s Frozen Custard.

Andy’s was born in nearby Osage Beach and has spread across the country offering a slice of hometown Americana where it’s fun to be a kid for a while.

Enjoy concretes, conest, malts, splits, sundaes and more.

If neither of these options sound appetizing, we have extremely detailed guides for cheap places to eat as well as where you can get the best breakfast in Branson.

Things to do in Branson MO with kids

Outside of the obvious — Silver Dollar City, the nearby lakes, and all the shows — there’s still a ton of things to do in Branson with your family. 

If your family is into more outdoorsy activities, we recently wrote about the best hiking trails in Branson and included photos, how long the trails are, and what you might see on them. 

However, if you’re looking for more traditional attractions, we have a couple of recommendations.

Fritz’s Adventure

The place families adventure in Branson has added over 300 feet of tunnels, 32 new obstacles, 11 new ziplines, six new bridges, and two new free falls. 

This is in addition to the already 80,000+ square feet of explorable space.

Fritz’s Adventure is a fun, weatherproof way kids of all ages can have fun and burn up all their energy.

The Track Family Fun Parks

Things to do in Branson MO with kids
Photo courtesy of Branson Visitors Bureau

Rides, games, and go-kart racing await you and your kids at The Track Family Fun Parks.

The Tracks is home to The Branson Ferris Wheel, which was transported from Chicago’s Navy Pier. It features 40 gondolas decorated with 16,000 LED lights. 

They also offer rides on The Skyscraper that spins two vertical windmill-like propeller arms reaching 170 feet into the air and spin up to 60 miles per hour.

Feeling competitive? You can hit one of their 12 go-kart tracks, the mini-golf course, batting cages, or laser tag maze. 

There’s so much to do at The Track Family Fun Parks!

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