Branson tours are a good addition to your list of things to do during a vacation to this part of Missouri. If you’re planning a trip to Branson, you probably have your wish list for theater tickets all written out, maybe you’ve made a reservation for a tee time at a local golf course, or even booked a fishing charter. There are many Branson tour packages that are worth including in your itinerary as well. From sightseeing boat excursions to tours of the Ozarks to haunted tours that kids will love, there are many opportunities to learn from a local expert about some aspect of Branson culture. All you need to do is check with the Branson Tourism Center, and you choose which tour appeals most to you.
The most popular of all Branson tours is definitely the cruises. Visitors will have a variety of options of boat tours departing from Branson Landing, including lunch tours, sightseeing tours, dinner cruises, moonlit cruises, and even a pizza-themed tour. Recommended highly by the Branson Tourism Center, these boat cruises not only offer the chance to go for a sail on the lake, but also will expose you to the spectacular scenery and wildlife that Branson has to offer. Tours can last anywhere from one hour to four hours, and visitors can choose which of the available Branson tour packages is the best fit for them.
Beyond the traditional boat tour, there is another way to get out on the water as well. One of the most popular Branson tours is the Duck Tour, a tour that makes use of an all-terrain vehicle that can operate on land or on water. During this tour you will take a drive through historic downtown Branson as well as take a splash in the in Lake Taneycomo. There is also a second option for a Duck Tour that plunges right into Table Rock Lake. This is a great option for families looking for a little bit if extra excitement during a trip to Branson.
Another option highly recommended by the Branson Tourism Center is the Branson and Ozarks Tour. This bus tour will bring visitors to see the historic downtown, Table Rock Dam, Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, and more. This three-hour tour is narrated the whole time, and will provide excellent information on the history and culture of Branson from an insider’s perspective. If the kids need some thrills, don’t miss out on the Ghost and Haunt Tour in Branson. This 90-minute tour takes place on the streets of Branson, where you will explore the shadowy streets and hear some creepy tales.
There are also Branson tour packages available. These packages might include shows as well as tours all for one price. Often there are family tickets available as well, making these packages affordable if you’re traveling as a family. Not every visitor to Branson takes the time to learn about the history of this destination or to do any sightseeing at all – but this would be a mistake. Whether you climb aboard a paddleboat for a tour of the lake or go on a fishing tour, you will be glad that you saw another perspective on Branson. There is more to Branson than simply a town full of theaters, if you take the time to discover it.