- Published on Sunday, January 19 2014 3:32 PM
Written by Klaire Bruce
Posted by Mark Ruda
Group Activities in Branson
Group activities are something that nearly everybody enjoys. Humans are herd animals – much like wolves or elk or horses, humans like to travel in packs. Being in a group makes us feel safe, included and secure. Being in a group can also help us problem solve better – the term ‘two heads are better than one’ is very often true! Groups are also very often more fun than just being by yourself, since you have more people to have fun with. And Branson, Missouri, is a great place to have fun with your group! If you are in town and looking for some fabulous crowd activities, read on for some places to take your Branson group.
Bear Creek Trail Rides
Do you have a group that is ready to take on a rugged outdoor adventure sport? Then make an appointment to saddle up and go for a horseback adventure on the trail in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks at Bear Creek Trail rides. Located just off of Highway 65 and right on the banks of Bear Creek, about ten minutes north of Branson, Bear Creek Trail rides offers rides to both beginning riders and folks who have prior riding experience. The trail will lead you through the forested hills, and up to lookouts with a sweeping panoramic view of the valleys below. Call for pricing, age and weight requirements, and booking info.
Silver Dollar City
If you have a mixed group who like to shop, ride thrill rides, eat, and watch shows, historic and beautiful Silver Dollar City is the place for your Branson group! Silver Dollar City offers a multitude of group discounts on admission and ticket pricing – and they are built to handle a crowd. Make plans to attend one of the many live shows that play throughout the operating season at the Red Gold Heritage Hall. Stop in at Browns Candy Shop to watch a peanut brittle making demonstration – and get a sample! Tackle the adrenaline rush of Powder Keg or the new world famous wooden coaster, Outlaw Run. Pick up some hand thrown pottery from the potters shop, or a hand turned baseball bat or rolling pin from the woodcarver’s store. If you have little ones, pop in at the petting zoo to pat the bunny! Whatever the interests of your group, Silver Dollar City is sure to suit.
College of the Ozarks
Does your group like stained glass, homemade fruitcake, and dairy cows? Then set up a tour of the beautiful College of the Ozarks campus, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, just a few miles south of Branson! Visit the inspiring Williams Memorial Chapel, and admire its vast stained glass windows and vaulted ceiling. Spend some time wandering though the Ralph Foster Museum, known as ‘The Smithsonian of the Ozarks.’ Poke your head in at the Fruitcake and Jelly Kitchen and get a free sample to nibble on. Come on over to the Tractor Museum and marvel at relics of a bygone era. And don’t forget to stop in over at Edwards Mill to watch students looming and weaving! Tour buses are welcome. Contact the admissions office for your group tour today.
And A Place To Stay
If your Branson group is planning on staying in town for a while, call Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort to book on of their group cabins or condos. These homey venues are built to comfortably hold a crowd, and come with all the amenities a Branson group might need!