Traveling Thursday – Branson, Missouri

If you are looking for a family getaway with adventure and fun for every age, Branson is the place for you. This town boasts that it is the “live music capital of the world”, and hosts over 50 different shows from country music, to magicians and acrobats. My all time favorite show is the Baldknobbers, which is the first family show that began in Branson. Other’s that I like include the Presley’s and Dolly Parton’s Stampede.

Not only are there shows, but there are also plenty of outdoor activities as well. Table Rock Lake offers camping, fishing, boating, and more. The hiking offers beautiful scenery of the Ozark Mountains, or if hiking is too slow there is always the Shepherd of the Hills zipline for the more adventurous.

For the teenagers there is Silver Dollar City, an amusement park situated on 61 acres just north of the Branson Strip (Hwy 76). At Silver Dollar City you can take a tour underground of the Marvel Cave, a large limestone cavern that is the oldest attraction in the area. In 2018, Silver Dollar City also unveiled its newest roller coaster, the Time traveler. At the time of its opening it was the tallest and fastest spinning coaster in the country and was ranked the year’s 2nd best new coaster.

If rides are not your thing don’t worry. There are shops, shows, and demonstrations to entertain everyone. My husband’s favorite place is watching the blacksmith at work. Did I mention the food? There are many great places to eat inside the park. I always have trouble making up my mind.

Branson also is home to many different museums. I believe throughout my lifetime I have been in every museum multiple times. Branson has always been my family’s go to vacation spot. If asked what my favorite museum is, it would have to be the Hollywood Wax Museum. Other museums include the Titanic which hosts 400 artifacts form the actual ship and it’s passengers. This is a self-guided tour where you walk through the ship as a passenger. They give you a boarding pass at the beginning of the tour, and at the end you look for your name on the list of passengers to see if you survived or were a fatality.

Other museums include the Dinosaur Museum

My son Sam at the Dinosaur Museum

Ripley’s Believe it or Not

World’s Largest Toy Museum, Veterans Memorial Museum, Branson Farm and auto Museum.

My family has been coming to Branson for generations and it is a town that I consider my second home. I have enjoyed sharing this wonderful place with you and hope you get the opportunity to visit it sometime as well.


Published by Green Briar Girl

For 13 years I was a single mother until I married my handsome husband. Fast forward five years and we have added 3 sons and a daughter to our household. With all those kids I rarely have time to myself but my love of writing will always find a way. I have written books in the past. My range of genres is from romance novels to nonfiction historical, poetry, and children's books. I am currently working on a mystery book that should be a very exciting read I hope! I also love genealogy and have created my own forms which I will post later for people to download to use. I hope you enjoy my writings and recipes that I plan on sharing with you here.

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