- Published on Friday, March 08 2013 7:51 PM
Written by Nichole Russell
Posted by Mark Ruda
The Top 5 Branson Attractions
Silver Dollar City
Possibly the most popular attraction in Branson is Silver Dollar City. The City has a little bit of something for everyone. They have crazy rollercoasters like WildFire features “high-flying, multi-looping, cobra-rolling coaster that will leave you breathless,” boasts the Silver Dollar City website, http://www.bransonsilverdollarcity.com. This coaster travels up to 66 miles per hour, and drops a vertical drop of 15 stories with five full upside down loops, a cobra roll, cork screw and high-speed spiral. If this ride is a little too intense for you could spend some time in The Grand Exposition. This part of the park features 10 different family focused rides with swings, a mini-roller-coaster, and classic teacups. While at the City, be sure to take in some traditional American delicacy – skillet potatoes and funnel cakes. While you are sipping your frozen lemonade and munching on poke salad, stop by and see one of the City’s many shows, which change with the six different festivals Silver Dollar City features. Operating hours for Silver Dollar City change from month to month, so be sure to check http://www.bransonsilverdollarcity.com for ticket prices and times.
If you are looking for a one-stop attraction where you can enjoy a great show and delicious food look no further than Dolly’s Parton’s Dixie Stampede. “Visit Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction in Branson, MO for a family feast and fantastic show fun for all ages,” states Dixie Stampede’s official website, http://www.branson.dixiestampede.com. “Filled with friendly North and South competition, thrilling horse riding stunts, spectacular special effects, phenomenal musical productions plus a mouth-watering four-course dinner complete with a delicious dessert!” Start the night out with a pre-show entertainment in Dixie’s world famous Carriage Room with rotating opening acts to get you all riled up before the big show in the Stadium include many different animals, performers, and comedy. Dixie’s scrumptious down-home cooking with corn, a full chicken, potato wedges, and apple turnovers will leave you absolutely stuffed.
Titanic The Museum Attraction allows you to interact with history and become a passenger or crew member of the Titanic ship. With over 400 different artifacts from the ship, it is an amazing way to fit in a little history with your trip to Branson. Not only will you be assigned a person from the original ship, but also you can explore how your passenger lived, what they would have done on the ship, and see what it would have been like during the sinking of the Titanic. This self-guided tour through this over four and a half million-dollar collection ends with you discovering whether your passenger made it out or not, but you will surely be returning to this Branson classic.
Sight & Sound Theatres
The Sight & Sound Theatre has not been in Branson, Missouri as long as some of the other attractions on this list, but has certainly made a huge impact on the community and the visitors. The Sight & Sound Theatres started in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Eshelman family, creators and operators of the Sight & Sound Theatres Experience, opened a theatre in Branson in 2008 with the production “NOAH – The Musical.” The Theatre is currently playing “The Story of Joseph,” which tells the biblical story with amazing sets, many different animals, original songs, and experienced actors. Some of the animals used in the shows currently include: “Vietnamese potbellied pigs, Angora goats, Barbados sheep, baby doll sheep, Corriedale sheep, llamas, camels, Scottish Highlander cattle, Jersey cattle, donkeys, miniature donkeys, goats, horses, ponies, dogs (Saint Bernard and Welsh Corgi), Himalayan cats, skunks, macaws, rabbits, chickens of various breeds, doves, white pigeons, Peking ducks, geese, Crescent ducks, turkeys, alpacas, and zebus.” Check the Sight & Sound website, http://www.sight-sound.com, for specific times and ticket prices.
Ride the Ducks
A fun and unusual Branson attraction is Ride the Ducks. Get but by the adventure bug and take a riding tour of Branson in an amphibious vehicle. “Ride through the scenic Ozarks, Climb to the top of a mountain (aboard our Duck, of course) and Splash down and Cruise Table Rock Lake,” states the Ride the Ducks website, http://www.branson.ridetheducks.com. “While on the lake you can drive the duck, if you want.” Ride the Ducks has been operating for 33 years, has had over 14 million passengers, and completed over 700,000 tours. Ride the Ducks has two ticket locations; one is located at 2320 W Hwy 76 near Wal-Mart, and another at the Branson Landing next to Arvest Bank. Each tour location offers a different experience for visitors, so if you gone on one, go on the other! Its sure to be a great time for all.