July Family Fun in Branson

Branson, Missouri is known far and wide for its entertaining attractions and shows and is sometimes referred to as “The live music show capital of the world.” However, for families, especially during the month of July, it just might be the “Family fun capital of the world.”

Comparatively speaking, there is more for families to do in Branson, year round, within a smaller conveniently accessible area than just about anywhere else in the country. Where else can a family go and find a world class theme park like “Silver Dollar City”’ an outdoor water park like “White Water,” two indoor water parks, a full service recreational Lake like Table Rock Lake with public beaches and world class fishing, and attractions as diverse as “Branson’s Titanic, the world’s biggest museum attraction,”’ “Branson Scenic Railroad,”’ “The Butterfly Palace,”’ “The World’s Largest Toy Museum” “Dixie Stampede” and many more all located within minutes of each other.”

Silver Dollar City is Branson’s largest and most popular attraction. Even with no festivals going, it has craftsmen, food, and 30 themed rides and attractions offering excitement, thrills and adventure. There are high-speed coasters such as the explosive-launch coaster PowderKeg, named the Best Family Thrill Coaster on the Planet by Thrillride.com, the multi-looping coaster WildFire, the seven story super-swooping Giant Swing and mega-splashing rides like the American Plunge and the Lost River raft ride. Families particularly like it because there are activities and areas that all members of the family can enjoy.

During the month of July through August 9, Silver Dollar City is holding KidsFest featuring the first U.S. performance of JEERK, a Swedish super group that has become a phenomenon in Europe. KidsFest is the most popular of all Silver Dollar City’s Festivals for families because it is specifically designed for kids and families and is held during the peak time of the year when lots of kids and families are in Branson.

There are many things families can do in Branson that are free or at minimal cost. Three that do not cost a thing are the Shepherd of the Hills Trout Hatchery at the foot of Table Rock Dam, a walk along the Branson Landing Boardwalk, and a ride on the free Historic Downtown Branson’s Discovery Trolley.

Branson has a number of other activities from a variety of miniature golf courses, with at least two of them indoors, museums, go cart tracks, and just about any other activity a family could want to do, from cruises on the 278 foot “Show Boat Branson Belle” to Branson’s most popular show and attraction, “Dixie Stampede” with its exciting interactive show featuring 32 horses, stunts and special effects along with a four course meal to movies, helicopter rides, fishing, golfing and shopping.

Branson is fun for families anytime of the year, but July in Branson for families is special. For additional information on activities available for families in Branson call the Branson Tourism Center at 1-800-785-1550 or click here to visit their website www.BransonTourismCenter.com.


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