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5 fall activities in Branson MO worth a weekend stay

There are plenty of fall activities in Branson that warrant at least a weekend stay in one of our comfortable and affordable hotel rooms. 

Whether you’re looking for something cheap, or even free, we’ve got you covered with a list of our favorite things to do when the weather starts cooling off in Branson.

Branson Fall Activities

We’ll start with some free activities, then we’ll add in the rest. Don’t worry, we’ve got the prices listed so you can budget accordingly.

Beautiful hiking trails for fall in Branson

There are hiking trails for all fitness levels and ages in Branson that get an added level of beauty when the leaves start to change. 

Check out our full guide complete with pictures and directions to the best hiking trails in Branson.

Of course, this activity is free. So, it’s a perfect addition to any Branson vacation whether it be a weekend getaway or a longer stay.

Fall foliage tours

Not quite up for a hike? You can still get out and see the beautiful Ozarks foliage from the comfort of your own vehicle!

Our friends over at Explore Branson have three different routes you can take. 

  1. Table Rock Lake
  2. Downtown, Forsyth, and Rockaway Beach
  3. Bull Shoals, Peel Ferry, and Mark Twain National Forest

The first two tours take 90 and 70 minutes respectively while the third takes four hours and crosses into Omaha and includes a ferry ride. So, be sure to plan ahead for at least option No. 3. 

Check out a local fall festival

Some of these festivals have already happened this year but towards the end of this article on fall festivals near Branson you’ll find some that are still to come!

Also, if you happen to stumble upon this article in the future, the links should help you find information on the following years’ events.

Tickets range from free to five bucks as of 2021.

Get lost in a corn maze near Branson

There are some super fun and super spooky corn mazes in the Branson area that you have to check out this fall. 

Whether you’re looking for kid-friendly or haunted attractions that are sure to get your heart racing, these corn mazes have something for everyone. 

Each of the farms in that article have so much more to do than try to find your way out of stalks of corn. They each have autumn activities that’ll have your little ones smiling all the way back to our hotel.

Take a train ride through Branson’s wilderness

The historic Branson Scenic Railway offers a 40-mile, round trip excursion through the foothills of the Ozark Mountains that takes about one hour and 45 minutes. 

During your ride on the vintage passenger train, you will see many landmarks and extinct communities that are described as they were in the early 1900s. 

Passengers are also encouraged to tour the entirety of the train as the cars have been  refurbished to the first-class beauty they offered riders 50-plus years ago. 

Tickets for adults are $29 for a regular, daily roundtrip excursion or $69 for the dinner train which is available on Saturdays at 5 p.m. through October.

Kids (3-12) tickets are $18.50 or $69, respectively. Refreshments are also available for purchase.

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