If you are planning a family reunion in the Midwest, consider Branson, Missouri. This small city has a reputation as a family-friendly vacation spot for a good reason, offering a huge variety of activities to fill your days. Thrill rides and other attractions keep the kids entertained, and nearby are the beautiful Ozark Mountains with plenty to do for those who love the outdoors.
Even when you have been to Branson before, each visit can be memorable when you incorporate these activities into your itinerary:
Branson Water Parks
If your Branson family reunion is in the summer, a visit to one of the city’s many water parks is a must. White Water, located at Silver Dollar City is especially popular with young kids and has water slides for all ages and swimming levels including a free-fall drop and one that simulates rapids. Another popular water park in Branson is the Castle Rock Water Park has an indoor area that is open year-round.
See Live Animals
Kids also enjoy visiting a zoo. And in Branson you have several destinations for seeing live animals. At the Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure you can walk among live butterflies, and its science center features informative movies and interactive features. There are also interactive attractions that kids will have fun with. All ages like Predator World, a grand showcase for reptiles.
Museums present great learning opportunities for kids, and Branson offers plenty of options. On your Branson family reunion, you can take them to Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium, where you can find bizarre items on display and replicas of world-famous attractions. The building itself is an ode to an earthquake that hit Missouri during the 1800s.
This is the main reason why tourists come to Branson – the opportunity to witness its natural beauty and attractions. You can go on a cruise or rent a boat for a day, hike, bike or go zip lining through the forest.
If you are planning a family reunion in Branson, don’t forget to incorporate these ideas into your itinerary.
About the Author: April Yap is an online publisher for The Cabins at Grand Mountain in Branson, Missouri. She often writes about camping, Midwest traveling, and log cabin experiences.