Welcome to Branson, Missouri, where family fun is around every corner! Whether you’re visiting for the first time or you’re a seasoned Branson traveler, there’s always something new to explore in this vibrant city. At the Grand Oaks Hotel, we’re dedicated to helping you make the most of your family vacation, so we’ve put together a list of the top kid-friendly activities and attractions in the area.
Silver Dollar City
Located just a short drive from the Grand Oaks Hotel, Silver Dollar City is a must-visit attraction for families. This 1880s-themed amusement park is home to over 40 thrilling rides, live entertainment, delicious food, and more. Be sure to check out the park’s newest attraction, Mystic River Falls, a record-breaking water ride that will have you and your family soaring through the Ozarks. Also don’t forget – 2023 is the last year to ride Fire in the Hole, which was built a century ago.
Titanic Museum Attraction
Step back in time at the Titanic Museum Attraction, where you can explore the history of the legendary ship and its passengers. Kids will love the interactive exhibits, including a replica of the Titanic’s grand staircase, a virtual reality experience, and a chance to touch a real iceberg. Don’t forget to make a reservation before you go, as this attraction fills up fast during the busy seasons.
Dolly Parton’s Stampede
Tighten your bootstraps and experience a true taste of the Ozarks at Dolly Parton’s Stampede, a dinner theater featuring a live show with horses, music, and comedy. The whole family will enjoy the delicious four-course feast, including a tender whole rotisserie chicken, all to yourself. Arrive early at Dolly Parton’s Stampede to enjoy their Horse Walk and meet the four-legged stars of the show.
The Track Family Fun Parks
For a day of fun and excitement, head to The Track Family Fun Parks. This attraction features multiple locations throughout Branson, all of which are just a hop, skip, and jump away from Grand Oaks Hotel (you can even walk there!) and offers a variety of activities, including go-karts, bumper boats, mini-golf, and more. The whole family will have a blast racing each other around the tracks and trying to beat each other’s scores on the mini-golf course. Don’t forget to stop by the Ferris Wheel, which was originally Chicago’s Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, which opened in 1995.
Branson Scenic Railway
Take a relaxing ride through the Ozark Mountains on the Branson Scenic Railway. This vintage train offers a 40-mile round-trip journey that takes you through tunnels, over bridges, and past stunning vistas. Kids will love the chance to ride on a real train and see the beautiful scenery of the Ozarks.
NEW Kid-Friendly Attractions
Every year, Branson adds to its list of fun and exciting activities and attractions. Gear up for a new way to ride around the Ozarks feeling pretty in pink or grab some friends and enjoy party games, pro-style golf and brews at a new social venue! And do not leave without immersing yourself in the Sight and Sound Theatre’s new show. Whatever your jam, there’s always something new for you to enjoy.
Check out the complete list in our blog titled 5 New Things To Do In Branson 2023!
Conveniently Located Branson Hotel
At the Grand Oaks Hotel, we’re here to help you plan your perfect family vacation in Branson that’s close to many popular attractions. We offer spacious and comfortable rooms that are perfect for families, and our location makes it easy to explore all the best kid-friendly attractions and activities in the area. Don’t forget to sign up for our Loyalty Program for special offers! Contact us today to book your stay and start planning your Branson adventure!