Madison County Kids does Branson, Missouri
Stay in Branson, Missouri
- Lodges at Table Rock Lake: Comfortable suites with good views, plenty of space, and fantastic bedding. Free internet. Kitchen had dish ware and cooking supplies including a mixer, coffee maker, toaster, and blender. Bathrooms came minimally stocked. Daily cleaning was not included. Playground was under construction and pool was closed when we visited.
- Welk Resort: Book a room that includes the water park or you have to pay per use.
- Westgate Resorts
- The Village at Indian Point: Close to Silver Dollar City overlooking Table Rock Lake. Has a boat dock, outdoor pool, indoor heated pool and hot tub that is open year round. One or Two bedroom available. Some condos are dog friendly.
Play in Branson, Missouri
- Silver Dollar City: an impressive array of fun for all ages. With the littlest ones (under 5) you'll love
- Fireman's landing: has spinning rides, drop rides, climbing and a fun ball area that you have to see. Most rides allowed all ages. Great place for a range of different ages!
- Half Dollar Holler: has a Carousel, Treetop Trail, Sand Play, and Storybook Circle. TreeTop Trail is a maze of elevated dwellings for kids to climb over and through. Designed for ages 3-7. Does not allow taller children.
- Grandfather's Mansion: house with slanted floors, and funky mirrors.
- Geyser Gulch: 3 story building with foam balls and interactive ways to play with them. All Ages!!
- Flooded Mine: an interactive boat ride where you shoot at targets. All sorts of water spraying and around you.
- Brown's Candy Store: 1800s-clad staff make peanut brittle. Free samples.
- Frisco Steam Train: Has a hilarious show half way through. Try to Sit in the 2nd or 3rd Car to get the best view and interaction with cast members during the stick-up.
- Molly's Mill Restaurant: Kids 3 and under are free for the Buffett. 12.99 or salad bar and dessert for 7.99 kids 5.99
- Hospitality House: has free diapers, wipes, sunscreen, medicine, camera batteries and more.
- Nursing Stations: are comfortable and air-conditioned.
- Fritz Adventure: Has metal, net, and wood climbing structures throughout. Has climbing wall, indoor and outdoor ropes course, little tykes ropes course, around 5 slides, laser tag, toddler area, and underground tunnels. Great for all ages! Worth a trip in and of itself! (10% military discount. Foster\Adopted kids are free, 4 and under are free.)
- Branson Tracks: Go Kart tracks, bumper cars, spinning ride, bumper boats, an arcade, and the ferris wheel (from Chicago Navy Pier) are a few of the great offerings! We loved our time at Track 4! The ferris wheel takes a full 7.5 minutes for each rotation so it is relaxing for all ages. The go kart rides were well staffed and maintained to allow for very little wait and tons of fun! Our little loved the tiny ferris wheel and our biggest loved shooting people in the bumper boats! (Track 3 has toddler stuff, but opens at odd hours. Call ahead for open times to ensure you aren't arriving when a track is closed. Website may have inaccurate information.) Check website and facebook for discounted rates.
- Branson Wild World: Up close animal exhibits. I struggle with reviewing this site. Staff were well informed, kind, and seemed to care about the animals. On the other, enclosures seemed small and lacking places for animals to hide. Water had an oily film. Staff allowed us to hold and interact with snakes for free. There was a free petting area with carefully posted safety rules to interact with stingrays, sharks, coral, and horseshoe crabs. Additional feedings or interactions cost more. Had a light up mini golf course which was cute, and a bit tight of a squeeze for additional cost.
- Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery: Pay quarters for “Fish Food” and walk along runs to feed the various stages of trout.
- Branson Landing: FREE water fountains and music by the water's edge.State Marina: cheap pontoon rentals
- Branson Discovery Trolley: FREE trolley links Branson Landing and historic downtown Branson. Runs about every 15 minutes.
- Dewey Short Visitor Center: Little FREE museum with hands-on exhibits.
- Branson Scenic Railway: four course candlelit dinner aboard vintage rail cars Saturdays at 5:00 pm July 4th- October.
Eat in Branson, Missouri
Nearby Branson, Missouri
- Table Rock State Park: Visitor’s Center at the dam has historical film and interactive exhibits for FREE.
- Ha Ha Tonka State Park: a short drive from the Branson area.
- Dogwood Canyon: Waterfalls, fishing, hiking, tram tours, bike rental, and Segway rental. There is a cost to enter.