What to do in Branson, Missouri

Disclosure: We were (or will be) hosted as guests at this location or event, provided complimentary or discounted access, and/or given compensation in exchange for our thoughts about it.

Recently, I was invited to Branson, Missouri to experience everything it offers. We were hosted by Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center in the heart of Branson. Branson has always been interesting to me, since my mother was born in Kansas and my grandparents are from Arkansas and Missouri. I was excited to go, since I sadly never get to visit many flyover states.

If you’re considering a visit to Branson, here are ten things you might want to do and see. Plus, we’re giving away a trip, so you can experience many of the things that we did too!

Ten things to do and see in Branson…

Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center
Stone Castle is located in the heart of Branson. It’s a unique hotel that offers several fun “themed” rooms to choose from. This family-friendly hotel will give you a great night’s sleep, and offer you a hot breakfast in the morning to start your day.

Silver Dollar City in Branson

Silver Dollar City
This 1880s theme park will offer an adventure for the whole family. Get lost in the caves, ride the rides, and eat all the unique foods they offer. If you’re feeling adventurous, don’t miss out on the famous Time Traveler ride.

Clay Cooper Show in Branson

Clay Cooper Theater
Enjoy local country music celeb Clay Cooper at his nightly show. Clay Cooper’s Country Express will entertain you with singing, dancing, and keep you laughing. You can find more of Clay over at the Stone Castle Hotel where Clay personally had his hands on the Clay Cooper Suite.

Fall Creek Steak and Catfish House

Fall Creek Steak and Catfish House
Home of the tossed rolls, you’ll also get a special treat if Jeremy is around to sign his heart out. The food is really great, the atmosphere is fantastic, and the entertainment is a bonus. My kids would love to try to catch a roll or two! You can see how amazing Jeremy was in our video.

Explore the Titanic Museum in Branson

Titanic Museum
The Titanic Museum was a really pleasant surprise. It’s full of artifacts and stories about the ship and its passengers. I highly recommend taking the tour so you can get the most out of the experience. Upon entry, you’ll get a boarding pass that you’ll keep with you to the end. At the end, find out if you survived the worst ship disaster in history.

Branson's Famous Baldknobbers

Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers Show
Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers, featuring the Mabe family, is a country music and comedy variety show. The show is performed in the new Branson Famous Theatre. The Mabe family began the Branson family entertainment phenomenon 58 years ago in 1959 and is still performing country, gospel, and comedy routines daily.

Lunch plate at McFarlands

Branson’s IMAX and Entertainment Complex
This complex felt like an old-school craft mall with a hip new theater. It’s really a great place to spend the day shopping, watching a movie, and getting a home cooked meal from McFarlands. We enjoyed a Branson IMAX exclusive, Ozarks: Legacy & Legend. This film is available for free most mornings at the IMAX theater. It’s a great introduction to the history of the Ozarks.

Andy's has the best frozen custard

Tracks Family Fun Park
This fun park offers go-cart racing, an arcade, and the famous Branson Ferris Wheel. Get a birds-eye view from the top of the Ferris Wheel. Afterward, enjoy a frozen custard from Andy’s.

Chicken Dinner at the Dolly Parton's Stampede

Dolly Parton’s Stampede
This dinner attraction was a lot of fun. However… there will be no silverware to eat with. You enjoy your entire meal sans cutlery giving new meaning to the term “pull-apart chicken.” Alongside your meal, you’re entertained by a show featuring horses, dogs, and cute little pigs. This show is high-spirited and offers a world-class performance. I loved that they take such good care of their animals, you can tell they are all well-loved.

Hughes Music Show

The Hughes Music Show
This family was born to entertain for sure. Put this show at the top of your list, it was one of my favorites. I wish my daughter had been there with me. This family of 50+ sings, dances, and entertains you all night long. You’ll find yourself singing along and tapping your foot. After the show, you’ll feel like you’re part of the family.

Branson is such a great place to take your family for a unique vacation. We want you to be able to experience the fun of Branson as well. We’ve partnered with Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center, The Hughes Music Show, and Clay Cooper to give you the ultimate Branson experience. Half Crazy Mama and I will both be giving away this awesome trip!


  1. I have never been to Branson or Missouri. I’d love to win and have the chance to take an empty nest adventure there with my husband. We’re huge foodies. Looks like the perfect place for us to visit. THANKS

  2. Jeni Brown

    I’ve been to the stone castle hotel we stayed there on our honeymoon almost 12 years ago we loved it! Silver dollar city is so fun! Also seriously Andy’s frozen custard is seriously the best place ever nothing else compares!!!!!

  3. Laurie O'Brien

    Just visited Branson again 5th time, and love it more each time. Crammed in alot of shows in our 4 day stay… I’m going to make it back twice a year..too much fun, shows and shopping…

  4. Deborah Breeden

    Great article on Branson, Missouri!

  5. Becky Coyne

    We’ve been to Branson quite a few times. It is a great place for a family vacation where you don’t have to worry about your kids seeing a bunch of inappropriate things.

  6. Louella Schuldt

    Anytime spent in Branson is time well spent. We love Branson and have always been blessed with every show, eating establishment, or attraction we attended. We totally enjoy ourselves and so appreciate the spiritual environment that is present throughout Branson

  7. Donna Frentz

    I would love to win a get away for my family! With everyone working it’s hard to spend time doing fun things together!

  8. Alice Faggi nuggetlands.com

    What a great list! I have a friend who lives in MO and she highly recommends Silver Dollar City.

  9. Marcia S

    Yes I love going to Branson with my family. My sons really enjoy it.

  10. Amiyrah 4hatsandfrugal.com

    Ahhh! This is drivable for us now, and it would be such a fun trip for the family. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  11. Angela Bishop thebiswolds.com

    We have never been to Branson! But have been to Missouri many times and would love to visit!

  12. Jennifer

    We visited Branson a few years ago. It ended up being so cold and rainy the entire time. I would love to take my family back so we can actually experience more of what the town has to offer. Thank you for doing this giveaway!

  13. Mary Brewer

    Have never been to Branson but have been wanting to go and get away for my 1 year anniversary, bringing along the kiddo so we can have a family adventure. Being small business owners we don’t get a lot of time to go out of town so Branson is the spot I chose. We want to visit silver dollar city, the titanic museum, the wax museum but most of all relaxing, making family memories, eating new food, and getting out of town and enjoying the country we live in the city st.louis)

  14. Janet W.

    We only live a few hours from Branson and it’s our go to place for a little getaway now and then. Every time we go there is something new to try out.

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