There are Branson museums both for those who love to learn and for those who love to see examples of the wacky and weird. Two of the best museums in Branson MO are the Titanic Museum, one of the largest Titanic attractions in the world, and the American Presidential Museum, which is a valuable educational opportunity. There are plenty of other museums to interest visitors of all ages, and spending some time at one is a terrific addition to any list of things to do in Branson.
American Presidential Museum
The American Presidential Museum documents the history of the nation through the lives of America's past presidents. Visitors can visit replicas of the Oval Office, Air Force One, and see hundreds of artifacts that came from past presidents' belongings. You can learn about important documents such as the Declaration of Independence and admire examples of past First Ladies' gowns.
Branson Auto Museum
The Branson Auto Museum is one of the newest Branson museums, and is unique in that many of the cars inside and outside of the museum are for sale. Automobile fans will be in paradise as they peruse the array of historical vehicles, including cars from the 1920s, and even horse-drawn buggies.
The Dinosaur Museum is one of the best Museums in Branson MO for kids, as long as they don't mind the roars and screams of the prehistoric lizards! Life-sized models of the ancient dinosaurs and a vast collection of fossils and bones make the experience both educational and exciting.
Hollywood Wax Museum
The Hollywood Wax Museum in Branson is one of the funniest and kitschiest Branson museums. It is entirely dedicated to wax models of celebrities such as Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, and other stars, including classic film actors such as Charlie Chaplin.
Ralph Foster Museum
Ralph Foster Museum is one of the best museums in Branson MO to learn about the history of the Ozarks region—in fact, it has been dubbed the Smithsonian of the Ozarks. Located on the campus of the College of the Ozarks, the Ralph Foster Museum collects memorabilia, artifacts, and other items pertaining to the history of the area. Its most famous exhibit is the 1921 Oldsmobile truck used in the television series, Beverly Hillbillies.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not
Ripley's Believe it or Not museum in Branson, also known as Ripley’s Odditorium, has one of the most interesting buildings in the world, as it is designed to look like a crumbling building cracked in several places. You can get your fill of the weird and bizarre at this unique Branson museum, from the enormous ball of twine to the Roman Colosseum constructed of playing cards.
Veterans Memorial Museum
The Veterans Memorial Museum pays tribute to the nation's troops, and has a huge collection of historical objects, one of the best places to get a glimpse into the country's past. Veterans Week is one of the biggest events in Branson as well, so if you visit in early November, try to tie in a trip to the museum with the rest of the festivities.
World’s Largest Toy Museum
The World's Largest Toy Museum will appeal to young and old alike with its collection of antique toys. See if you can spot toys from your childhood or your grandparents' childhood, and marvel at the assortment of unique cars, dolls and action figures.
There are a host of other museums to visit in Branson, not least of which is the Titanic museum, a truly unique attraction. For visitors looking for the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum, that museum has unfortunately closed after a long and successful run as a tribute to Roy, the singing cowboy, and his wife and co-star, Dale.