Branson attractions for kids are just as plentiful as the city’s things to do for adults, including plenty of opportunities for adventure from mini-golf and water parks to haunted houses and fun museums. Among the many things to do in Branson MO for kids, there are plenty located within an easy distance from one another, which allows visits to multiple attractions in one day. There are also plenty of family-friendly shows, particularly variety shows, on stage in Branson, which are sure to be entertaining for the adults as well.
Originally called The Devil’s Den, this ancient cave allows visitors to take a trek through its mysterious inner walls. Walk down a series of ramps and stairs to the Cathedral Room descending into the depths of the earth where Indians and Spanish explorers once explored. A cable train takes you back to the surface. The cave is located at Silver Dollar City, which makes it easy to visit the water park or ride a few roller coasters after exploring the cave.
Think of Jurassic Park to envision what you will be seeing at one of the educational Branson attractions for kids. Using original dinosaur skeletons, artists recreated the bodies of the towering creatures. Displayed among natural-like settings, observe over 50 dinosaurs including the 42-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Castle of Chaos
Another of the exciting things to do in Branson MO for kids is the spectacular Castle of Chaos 5D adventure. Take a ride through the realistic medieval castle and experience the elements as you use the interactive system to shoot the hoard of castle inhabitants on screen as you fight your way out of the castle.
World’s Largest Toy Museum
The Toy Museum (pictured) is a step back in time when adults can reminisce and see toys from their childhood. The museum has a large selection on antique toys dating from the Civil War era. Kids will see toys from the past and present. The collection includes doll trains, cars, dolls, action figures, dollhouse furniture, cap pistols, and much more.
Branson IMAX Complex
Everyone enjoys a good movie and at the Branson IMAX complex, not only will you see the latest flicks on multiple movie screens, the complex has live shows, food court with everything from ice cream to a steakhouse, shopping, and over a dozen specialty shops.
Haunted House and Monster Asylum
Even if you’re not visiting around Halloween, the Haunted House and Monster Asylum is a delightfully spooky activity. The detailed animatronics are creepy in this haunted house, and there’s also a scary trip through the historic Branson cemetery, dark crypts where you might see ghouls, and a haunted castle.
Hollywood Wax Museum
Always an exciting attraction, you will see detailed wax examples, past and present, of your favorite stars, sports figures, and famous monsters, including Freddy Krueger and Frankenstein or the 40-foot King Kong figure. The other two branches of this museum are in Gatlinburg Tennessee and Hollywood itself, and at the Branson attraction, recent stars such as Johnny Depp stand alongside classic film stars such as Charlie Chaplin and John Wayne.
Use one of two glass elevators to get a bird’s eye of the city from the observation deck or the open-air deck at the top of the 230-foot tower. The tower is the perfect place for taking pictures against the scenic backdrop. Weathering permitting, you can see more than ninety miles away.