Branson, Missouri is one of the top family vacation spots in the country – with plenty of fun kids shows, attractions, and things to do while you’re here!
There are few vacation destinations that offer the wholesome and family-friendly experience that you’ll find when you visit Branson. It’s a perfect place to bring children and family because of the wide variety of things to see and do here. From roller coasters and museums to magic and comedy shows, there’s plenty of fun places to see and things to do for the kids!
No matter what time of year (or what the ages of the kids you’re bringing), you can easily fill your next trip to Branson with memories that they’ll keep forever! We’ve rounded up some of the best options that can help get you started planning the perfect getaway for the family. We’ve broken it down by category (shows and attractions) to help you make planning as easy as possible:
Great Branson Shows for Kids
1. Hamner Barber Variety Show
The kids will love this variety show that features magic, comedy, and one of the funniest ventriloquists you’ll ever get the chance to see at the Hamner Barber Show. Watch as the Hamners perform their breathtaking illusions and start the hysterics when Jim Barber takes the stage with his stuffed, talking friends!
2. Kirby VanBurch
World-renown for his magical mastery and hailed as the “Prince of Magic,” you can see the largest stage illusions in town at this magic show that’s sure to leave everyone guessing! In addition to the impossible illusions, the Kirby VanBurch magic show features Kirby’s furry friends – lions, panthers, and even white tigers!
3. Yakov’s Dinner Adventure
Take a trip around to the other side of the world and experience one of the most diverse shows in town at Yakov’s Dinner Adventure! Featuring jugglers, acrobats, and comedians among the cast – you can also enjoy dinner at this one-of-a-kind production.
4. Amazing Pets
The children will love the funny and entertaining Amazing Pets show that features a menagerie of animals from dogs to cats in a comedic performance that’s sure to keep everyone laughing!
5. Acrobats of China & Legend of Kung Fu
While these are both two completely separate and distinct shows, The Legend of Kung Fu and the Acrobats of China both feature an exotic mix of some of the best acrobatic and agile performers from the East! Be amazed and astounded by the abilities of the cast as they bend, twist, and contort themselves into positions that you just need to see to believe!
6. Buckets ‘n Boards
One of Branson’s newest shows for the family, Buckets ‘n Boards will keep you entertained and laughing as the two hosts of the show take you on a musical and comedic journey! Making music (and fun) out of ordinary, everyday objects – this summer show is a great choice for kids of all ages.
7. Dixie Stampede
As one of the most popular shows for kids and adults alike, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede features a fun combination of singing, dancing, horse riding and out-of-this-world food! From the pre-show to the moment the curtain goes down, you’ll see why this show is easily one of the most popular choices among visitors!
Where’s the band?! No band here, just a group of six brothers putting on one of the most popular new shows to hit Branson! Using only their voices, SIX will entertain the whole family with their amazing renditions of songs and the crazy hijinks of the brothers!
Fun Branson Attractions for Kids
9. Branson Zipline & Canopy Tours
Soar through the treetops of the Ozark Mountains as you experience the outdoors in an outdoor adventure that compares to no other! As one of the newest attractions in town, Branson Zipline & Canopy Tours offers a great way to experience the beauty (and thrills) of the area!
10. Silver Dollar City
One of the “don’t miss” items on your list should be Silver Dollar City, an 1880’s-styled theme park that features food, roller coasters, rides, and crafts in a huge park set against the Ozark Mountains. Plan on spending the whole day (or two) exploring the park as you are taken back in time. If you’re looking for a great deal, be sure to give us a call for our “2 Days for the Price of 1” special!
11. White Water
The Midwest’s largest outdoor water park, White Water water park sits on 12 acres right in the heart of Branson! From the giant wave pool to slippery slides, you can have a ton of fun in the sun at this great summertime attraction! Just like Silver Dollar City, be sure to call us for our “2 Days for the Price of 1” tickets!
12. The Hollywood Entertainment Center
Located at the Hollywood Wax Museum, Hannah’s Mirror Maze, Shoot for the Stars mini-golf, and the Castle of Chaos thrill ride would all make great additions to your itinerary. All of these are located in one centralized complex and provide a quick way to have some fun while you’re here, and no reservations are required!
13. Ride the Ducks
Take a tour of the town aboard this unique amphibious vehicle! Able to go both on land and water, Branson’s Ride the Ducks offers an unmatched way to see the sights of the city and visit one of the Branson area lakes!
14. Titanic Museum
See artifacts from one of the greatest oceanic tragedies of all time in this educational and interactive exhibit that features actual artifacts and stories from the ship that sunk 100 years ago. The Branson Titanic Museum is one of the top attractions to visit while you’re in town!
15. The Tracks
Zip, zoom, pass, and swerve your way as you race against others at one of Branson’s famous go cart tracks! With 5 different locations throughout town, the Branson Tracks offer go cart rides, amusement games, bumper boats, and miniature golf courses that can keep the whole family entertained!