The unexpected always throws you for a loop, especially when it comes to the weather. In Branson, it’s unpredictable and can be sweltering one moment and raining the next. But what happens when you’re on vacation and it suddenly starts raining? Your plans for Silver Dollar City are as good as sunk and you don’t want to spend all day in your condo. Now what?
Luckily, Branson has plenty of attractions and things to do when you’re stuck indoors. Branson Family Fun Factory, Hollywood Wax Museum, and the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum are options for you and your family when the weather is keeping you inside.
If you’re about fun and games, look no further than Branson Family Fun Factory for something to do on a rainy day. Branson Family Fun Factory is a family owned and operated miniature golf course and laser tag arena. The best part about their mini golf and laser tag is that both are inside a cool, air-conditioned building, so you can get the best experience when its rainy or when its sweltering. Their mini golf course takes you through six different rooms, each of them featuring a theme. You’ll see the Enchanted Forest, and an under-the-sea adventure, and everything glows in the dark! The laser tag arena next door is also glow-in-the-dark and blacklit, so you can hide in the shadows and attack when know one’s watching! A game of mini golf or laser tag costs $9 per person. Get one game of each for $12.50, or two games of laser tag for $14.00. Kids aged 4 and under get in free. Branson Family Fun Factory is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the summer.
Rain can also get you close to the stars if you’re traveling down the famous Highway 76. Hollywood Wax Museum is located on the Strip to visitors from 8 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. You’ll step into the spotlight with your favorite stars like Morgan Freeman, Lucille Ball, Johnny Depp, and more. You’ll learn about the lives, pets, pet peeves, and accomplishments of the stars as you travel through the 15,000 square foot museum. Take photos along the way and create some memories with your family on a rainy Branson day. Tickets for the Hollywood Wax Museum are $17.95 for adults, $8.95 for children (ages 4 – 11), and $15.95 for seniors (ages 55+). Children 4 and under are free. For more information, visit www.hollywoodwaxmuseum.com/branson.
Another awesome museum in Branson is Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. Filled with oddities and amazing things, Ripley’s Believe It or Not is home to over 400 artifacts that are outrageous and sometimes odd. Some of the most notable pieces are a playing card replica of the Roman Colosseum, a model of an aircraft carrier made from 48,000 matchsticks, a two-headed calf, and the human unicorn from Manchuria. The Ripley’s building even commemorates the New Madrid earthquake, which made the Mississippi River run backwards and church bells ring in Philadelphia. You and your family can definitely spend a day exploring this attraction in Branson. Tickets for Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum are available online or at the box office. Visit www.ripleys.com/branson to get more information or order tickets.
If it’s raining outside and your family needs something to do, look no further than these family friendly attractions that are sure to bust the rainy day blues. Make sure to check them out while in Branson, raining or not!