Attractions Nearby Branson, Day Trips and Excursions
(Branson, Missouri - MO, USA)
There is a myriad of attractions in the Branson area to keep visitors of all ages and persuasions entertained. The spectacular mountain scenery and lakes close to Branson lend themselves to an array of recreational activities, and there are some awesome natural wonders, such as the Cosmic Caverns, in the vicinity.
The range of attractions nearby Branson is diverse with all sorts to keep visitors entertained, from historic villages and homes, to fish hatcheries and wineries.
Abundant Memories Heritage Village
Address: 2434 Highway 23 North, Eureka Springs, Arkansas AR, 72631, USA
Tel: +1 479 253 6764
The Abundant Memories Heritage Village consists of 25 picturesque buildings decorated with antique artifacts. The Historama Show is a live presentation of American history acted out on five stages.
Open hours: daily - 09:30 to 18:30
Admission: charge, discount for children and students
Address: 26386 Highway 21 North Berryville, Arkansas AR, 72616, USA
Tel: +1 870 749 2298
The fascinating Cosmic Cavern is within easy reach of Branson and attractions include regular guided tours, where visitors will see two 'bottomless' cave lakes, one of which has contained trout for over 50 years. The bottoms of these lakes have never been found and the caves contain stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones, sodastraws, helictites, cave bacon, draperies, and many other speleothems.
Open hours: tours depart every 25 minutes during the summer and every 45 minutes during the fall and winter
Admission: charge, discount for children, free for infants under four years old
Address: 485 Rose O'Neill Road, Walnut Shade, Missouri MO, 65771, USA
Tel: +1 800 539 7437
Visit the home of Rose Cecil O'Neill (1874 - 1944), famous illustrator, author, poet, sculptor, actress, suffragette and creator of the Kewpie Doll. The museum features over 50 original O'Neill drawings, letters, antique Kewpie memorabilia and more.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 16:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, free for children under 12 years old
College of the Ozarks
Address: Point Lookout, Missouri MO, 65726, USA
Tel: +1 417 334 6411
There are a number of attractions worth a visit at the College of the Ozarks. Situated 2 miles / 3 km south of Branson, the college boasts attractions including beautiful grounds, a neo-Gothic chapel, a museum, a fruitcake and jelly kitchen, a water wheel and a greenhouse containing an impressive collection of orchids.
Open hours: opening times of attractions vary
Admission: entrance to the grounds is free although there is a charge for some of the attractions housed on the campus
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery
Address: 483 Hatchery Road, Branson, Missouri MO, 65616, USA
Tel: +1 417 334 4865
Located about 6 miles / 10 km southwest of Branson, the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery is the largest trout production facility in Missouri. Occupying 211 acres / 85 hectares of land, the hatchery is home to a conservation center and large aquarium showcasing trout.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 17:00, seasonal variations apply
Stone Hill Winery
Address: State Highway 165, Branson, Missouri MO, 65616, USA
Tel: +1 417 334 1897
Missouri's oldest winery is a popular tourist attraction with its free hour-long tour. The tour guides visitors through the large winery complex and includes a short film. The tour ends with a wine tasting in one of the winery's six tasting rooms.
Open hours: daily - Monday to Saturday - 08:30 to 18:00, Sunday - 11:00 to 18:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: tours are free and run every 15 minutes