5+ Fun Attractions & Things to Do at Branson Landing

One of Branson’s most popular landmarks and hot spots, Branson Landing offers shopping, restaurants, attractions, and plenty of things to do and see when you visit!

Located in the historic downtown area, Branson Landing is a $400+ million lakefront development – and the area’s largest shopping, dining, and entertainment district!

Branson Landing is more than just shopping and dining, there are a handful of fun attractions and things to do when you visit!

Branson Landing is more than just shopping and dining, there are a handful of fun attractions and things to do when you visit!

Sitting along the edge of the famous Lake Taneycomo, it’s open year-round and offers enough things to see and do that you could easily spend an afternoon (or an entire day) exploring everything!

While its restaurants and shopping are some of the most popular in the area, Branson Landing also offers a handful of fun attractions and activities to experience while you’re there!

You’ll also want to check out all of the events planned this year as you never know if a special event will be happening while you’re in town!

Those wanting to stay near the downtown area will also want to check out our list of hotels and condos near the Branson Landing!

Ziplining, Lake Cruises, Sightseeing, & More!

Whether you’re searching for something more laid-back and leisurely like a hot air balloon ride, or you are looking for an exhilarating and thrilling experience like ziplining across the water or taking a cruise down Lake Taneycomo – there’s something that everyone can enjoy!


1. Branson Jet Boat Rides

Cruise down Lake Taneycomo as Branson Landing's jet boats take you on the thrilling, sightseeing ride of your life!

Cruise down Lake Taneycomo as Branson Landing’s jet boats take you on the thrilling, sightseeing ride of your life!

One of the most exciting, thrilling, heart-pumping, and adrenaline-rushing things to do in Branson – the Branson Jet Boats offer a one-of-a-kind lake cruise!

Departing from the Branson Landing boardwalk on the north end of the property, these adventure and sightseeing cruises provide a truly unforgettable experience that you won’t ever forget!

Your professional boat captain will zoom you down the waters of Lake Taneycomo, sharing information about the area and beautiful views of the Ozarks’ mountains, forests, and waters.

The sightseeing is only part of the tour though!

You will zoom, spin, and accelerate down the lake as your captain shows you what these high-powered jet boats are really capable of!

It’s a fun, safe, and family-friendly water attraction unlike anything you’ve ever experienced!


2. Branson Landing’s Hot Air Balloon

Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon is the area's only hot air balloon ride and is located at the popular Branson Landing shopping, dining, and entertainment district

Parakeet Pete’s Steampunk Balloon is the area’s only hot air balloon ride and is located at the popular Branson Landing shopping, dining, and entertainment district

See everything in downtown Branson from a one-of-a-kind vantage point as you slowly ascend in the specially-made hot air balloon.

Located at the north end of Branson Landing near the entrance, this “Steampunk” balloon offers incredible panoramic views of the shopping, dining, and entertainment district, Lake Taneycomo, and historic downtown Branson!

Rising almost 200′ in the air, it’s a unique experience and something fun for all ages!


3. Parakeet Pete’s Zipline

Parakeet Pete's Zipline is located near the southern end of Branson Landing and offers thrilling rides over Lake Taneycomo!

Parakeet Pete’s Zipline is located near the southern end of Branson Landing and offers thrilling rides over Lake Taneycomo!

The only one of the ziplines in Branson that takes you over a lake, Parakeet Pete’s offers a one-of-a-kind ziplining experience!

Able to seat up to two people at once for tandem rides, the zipline whisks you away over Lake Taneycomo to the top of the bluffs that overlook the lake and Branson Landing.

Once you’ve reached the top you can take in breathtaking views of the nautral scenery and landscape below, until you’re whisked back down to the launchpad from where you started.

Because of the unique setup of this zipline, it’s able to accommodate many different types and ages of riders – as you are seated in a custom-built lift during the entire ride!


4. Bass Pro’s Freshwater Aquarium

The Bass Pro Shops at Branson Landing is home to a freshwater aquarium that is free to view and showcases some of the local fish of Missouri

The Bass Pro Shops at Branson Landing is home to a freshwater aquarium that is free to view and showcases some of the local fish of Missouri

Free for everyone, Bass Pro’s freshwater aquarium (located inside Branson Landing’s Bass Pro Shops) – offers an up-close look at some of Missouri’s indigenous fish!

Open the same hours as the store, it’s a fun way to see some wildlife up-close and check out some of the store’s famous outdoor gear!


4. Branson Landing Fountains’ Fire & Water Show

The fountains at Branson Landing put on an unbelieve show that incorporates fire, water, and light in a breathtaking and unforgettable display!

The fountains at Branson Landing put on an unbelieve show that incorporates fire, water, and light in a breathtaking and unforgettable display!

The most visitied and popular free attraction in Branson, Missouri, the Branson Landing’s Fountain Water & Fire show is the centerpiece of Branson Landing!

These $7.5 million fountains designed by the same people that created the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas, offer an incredible display of light, fire, and water that has been carefully choreographed to music!

Starting around noon with shows every hour until closing time, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that all ages will be enthralled and captivated by!

Located in the center of the town square at the middle of the Branson Landing, it’s a free attraction that gives you something fun to do while you’re downtown!

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