Surrounded by the breathtaking Ozark Mountains, Branson offers a wide range of exciting outdoor activities. Whether you’re a nature lover, a thrill-seeker, or just looking to enjoy the great outdoors, Branson has something for everyone. Get ready to explore the best outdoor activities in Branson!
Best outdoor activities:
Lace up your hiking boots and hit the ol’ dusty trails – Branson has lots of them. There are plenty of trails for every level of experience, and you can’t beat the views of the Ozarks! Scenic hiking trails in and around Branson include White River Valley Trail System, Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area, and Table Rock Lakeshore Trail.
Need a break from the hustle and bustle of Historic Downtown Branson and the Entertainment District? Check out one of Branson’s 3 pristine lakes and find some peace on the water. Lakes include Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo, and Bull Shoals Lake. Branson has world-class fishing where visitors can catch trout, bass, and other species.
Branson makes way for some of the best golf courses in the country! Whether you’re a beginner or expert, you should make your way over to some of these amazing courses on your vacation. Branson has many excellent golf courses, including the Branson Hills Golf Club, Buffalo Ridge Springs Golf Course, and Top of the Rock Golf Course. You can’t beat the views of the beautiful Ozarks as you tee off.
4. Water Activities
Branson has almost as much shoreline as the entire state of California, which makes it a great place for water activities. With our 3 pristine lakes, you can enjoy water activities like boating, water skiing, jet skiing, and parasailing on the many lakes in the area. For a relaxing view of the lake, you can rent kayaks, canoes or stand-up paddleboards at any number of Branson marinas. Or, if you’re looking for something a little more exciting, you can rent a boat to go tubing from Table Rock Lake Pantoons, Inc. or State Park Marina.
Experience the breathtaking views of the Ozarks as you zip through it going as fast as 50mph! This activity is great for the whole family. Branson is home to several ziplining courses, including Adventure Ziplines of Branson, Wolfe Mountain Zipline Canopy Tour, and Vigilante Extreme ZipRider.
6. Horseback Riding
Saddle up and enjoy the great outdoors on horseback! Horseback riding is a popular activity in Branson, and visitors can take guided trail rides through the Ozark Mountains to make it even more enjoyable. Tours are typically two hours and you’ll be accompanied by a guide. It’s a unique way to take in the beauty of the Ozarks!
7. Outdoor Theater
Outdoor theater: Branson is known for its outdoor theaters, including the famous Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Theater, where visitors can watch live performances under the stars. “The Historic Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama is the action-packed live reenactment of the famous historical novel by Christian minister, Harold Bell Wright. Published in 1907, this beautiful story tells of life in the rugged Ozark Mountains of Missouri in the late 1800s.”
These are just a few examples of the best outdoor activities in Branson, Missouri. There are many more activities to explore in this beautiful area. Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to start planning your Branson Getaway while enjoying the outdoors!
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