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2 Must-See Attractions in Branson

A special thanks to the Branson CVB and the amazing shows listed below for this complimentary experience.

Branson, Missouri is world famous for live entertainment options, but there are also lots of ways to stay busy between shows when visiting the Ozark Mountains. There are plenty of outdoor adventures, such as go-karts, Segways, mini-golf, zip lining, and must-see attractions in Branson, but since it was pretty cold when we visited in December, we decided to stick with indoor attractions and shopping.

Must-See Attractions in Branson

The Titanic Museum Attraction is the largest museum attraction in the world. Built in 2006 by John Joslyn (who was part of the Titanic expedition back in 1987), it has become a family favorite for millions of visitors. A second Titanic Museum Attraction opened in Pigeon Forge, TN in 2010. We visited the Pigeon Forge location two years ago and were very excited to get the chance to see the original attraction in Branson.

As you board the ship you are given an audio device. It is simple to use, even for young children, and provides tons of details and explanations as you wander through the exhibits. You also receive a special boarding pass which tells the story of a passenger from the actual maiden voyage. This is one of the most fun parts of the whole experience. Throughout the self-guided tour we looked for our passengers, and this time we actually saw a few of them mentioned in different displays.

Must-See Attractions in Branson Missouri

The museum itself is beyond description, it’s truly one of those things you have to experience for yourself. Walking through the museum is a magnificent lesson about a fascinating time in history. My daughter is so enthralled that she even wants to have her wedding on the beautiful grand staircase replica (someday). Yes, they do host events!

Must-See Attractions in Branson Missouri

My boys were probably too young to fully comprehend the experience a few years ago since even though they enjoyed themselves, they barely remember it. This time they were completely engaged and learned so much. There are interactive displays throughout the museum that make the tour really fun for kids. We were all pretty excited to learn if our passenger lived or not in the memorial exhibit. I loved reading stories about the passengers and crew. We had a wonderful time. I highly recommend everyone to visit a Titanic Museum Attraction at least once!

Another a must-see attraction in Branson is the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium. We have been to several Ripley’s attractions in the past, and each one is always unique, interesting, and fun.

Must-See Attractions in Branson Missouri

Some of our favorite highlights included the gigantic Hulk made from recycled parts and the world’s largest roll of Charmin. That thing was huge, over a million square feet of tissue, weighing nearly 4,000 lbs!

Must-See Attractions in Branson Missouri

We also saw real shrunken heads along with jewelry and instruments made out of human bones. They were kind of gruesome, but interesting to learn about.

Must-See Attractions in Branson Missouri

There are also plenty of other odd but intriguing things to see, such as portraits created out of toast or painted on butterflies. I always wonder where people get the ideas for those types of things! Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is a great family activity that offers very reasonable admission. Kids of all ages, myself included, love getting a glimpse of the bizarre and unusual.

Have you visited either of the must-see attractions in Branson?


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26 thoughts on “2 Must-See Attractions in Branson”

  1. Tammy says:

    We always enjoy visiting the Ripley locations when we travel and there is one nearby. They are fun and educational and our daughter was always excited to walk through them.

  2. Missy says:

    We love pretty much all the Ripley’s attractions, have been in several locations, and I agree, they are fun and educational!

  3. Michelle F. says:

    Those are some great places to visit. I have been to the Ripleys in Atlantic City and it was pretty entertaining.

  4. Michele says:

    I would love to see that Titanic Museum. Your daughter is correct –that is one magnificent staircase!! Ripleys Believe it or not I’m not too sure about wanting to see–maybe I could avoid the shrunken heads?

  5. Kelly Hutchinson says:

    We have the only other Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge and it is spectacular. I could go over and over again.

  6. Missy says:

    Yes, the Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum is spectacular as well! If you ever get to Branson you will love it, the displays are similar but there are plenty of unique artifacts to see. I loved it!

  7. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) says:

    Branson is such a fun place! You’ve listed some great things to see there!

  8. Liz Mays says:

    Oooo, those shrunken heads are pretty gross, but yep, they’re also kinda cool. What an interesting place to visit!

  9. Claudia Krusch says:

    Sounds like a great place! So much to do!

  10. Vanessa: The Queen of Swag says:

    Oooh I would love to go to the Titanic Museum. I’ve always been fascinated by the titanic and it would be so interesting to take the family to.

  11. Emily P. says:

    I’ve never been to Branson but I’ve heard so much about it. I will definitely have to plan a trip!

  12. Debi @ Life Currents says:

    Wow that looks like fun! The gigantic Hulk made from recycled parts would be my favorite! That’s awesome!

  13. Wow…that staircase looks beautiful! We’re planning a trip to Branson next fall…will keep these spots in mind!

  14. Debra says:

    The staircase replica is gorgeous! What a wonderful museum!

  15. Christine Tolhurst (@SavedXgraceblog) says:

    My daughter would go CRAZY over the Titanic museum! She is pretty much obsessed with that movie. I think it’s because of Mr. DiCaprio myself. Should I tell her he is in his 40’s now? lol ?

  16. Kristin says:

    Our family has a time share there. I’ll have to tell them about these!

  17. Anne - Mommy Has to Work says:

    Branson is one place we would love to visit one day.

  18. Caitlin says:

    I’ve never really understood the attraction to those that go to Branson – but these activities look fun!

  19. HilLesha says:

    I’d love to visit the Titanic Museum next time I am in Branson! ?

  20. Debi says:

    My husband talks about going to the Titanic Museum all the time. He is dying to go.

  21. Raijean says:

    I didn’t get a chance to check these out while, I was there… I have to go back! Looks like fun

  22. Jeannette says:

    This looks like such an amazing place to visit! I’d love to take the family!

  23. Kait says:

    That titanic museum looks amazing! I’d love to be able to check,that out.

  24. Jenn says:

    I would love to see both of these places, how fun!

  25. Donna says:

    We’ve talked about going to Branson before and now I really want to go. Might check into making a quick trip during spring break.

  26. HilLesha says:

    I wouldn’t mind visiting Branson again!

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