17+ of the Best Branson Shows, Activities, and Attractions for Kids
(Last updated: 09/13/2017)
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 (first by shows and then by attractions) to help you make planning as easy as possible.
1. Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Show Times, tickets, & more
The kids will love Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Show – featuring magic, singing, dancing, variety acts, and some of the funniest comedy you’ll ever get the chance to see!
Featuring the incredible illusions and magic of Dave and Denise Hamner – this show features some of the most incredible talent you will ever see performed on any stage!
2. Amazing Pets Times, tickets, & more
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!
One of the few morning shows in Branson, you will still have plenty of time for things to do in the afternoon and evening.
3. Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai Times, tickets, & more
The Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai features 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!
It’s as entertaining for the adults as it is for the kids!
4. Buckets ‘n Boards Times, tickets, & more
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 featuring their hilarious antics, impressive musical skills, and amazing percussion talents!
Making music (and fun) out of ordinary, everyday objects – this show is a great choice for kids (and audiences) of all ages.
5. Dixie Stampede Times, tickets, & more
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 until the moment the curtain goes down, you’ll see why this show is easily one of the most popular choices among Branson visitors!
6. SIX Times, tickets, & more
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!
7. Rick Thomas Times, tickets, & more
Master magician and showman extraordinaire Rick Thomas will amaze you with his unbelievable feats of illusion, magic, and showmanship!
Touring the world with his act, he has been on TV’s Rachel Ray show, toured Broadway, Australia, Asia, and around the globe – it’s a must-see show that has Branson audiences raving!
Fun Branson Attractions for Kids
8. Silver Dollar City Times, tickets, & more
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!
9. Branson Zipline & Canopy Tours Times, tickets, & more
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. White Water Times, tickets, & more
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!
11. The Hollywood Entertainment Center Times, tickets, & more
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!
12. Ride the Ducks Times, tickets, & more
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!
13. Titanic Museum Times, tickets, & more
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!
14. The Tracks Times, tickets, & more
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!
15. The Runaway Mountain Coaster Times, tickets, & more
Experience Branson’s original Alpine Coaster when you take a ride on the Runaway Mountain Coaster at Adventure Park!
View the beauty of the Ozark Mountains as you’re transported safely to the top of a ridge before twisting and turning down the mountainside!
Perfect for even the youngest riders (who can ride along with an adult), it’s a thrilling one-of-a-kind experience that you can’t miss on your visit!
16. Branson Ferris Wheel Times, tickets, & more
Direct from Chicago’s famous Navy Pier, the Branson Ferris Wheel allows you to catch a view of Branson like you’ve never before seen!
Towering over the popular Entertainment District, the Ferris Wheel takes you up and gives you a never-before-seen vantage point with sweeping views of the town and the area’s beautiful landscape.
17. The Fun Spot at Grand Country Stay at Grand Country Inn
The Fun Spot is one of Branson’s most fun place to take the kids!
Featuring laser tag, arcade games, miniature golf, and indoor soft play area (as well as a pizza buffet and frozen custard inside) – it provides hours of fun anytime of year, especially for the really warm or cold days you might be in Branson!
18. Promised Land Zoo Times, tickets, & more
One of the largest attractions in Branson, the Promised Land Zoo offers an amazing and unique up-close experience with some of the most exotic animals on the planet!
Encounter these incredible creatures in a one-of-a-kind exhibit that provides fun, education, and will make memories you won’t ever forget!