Branson is a beautiful Ozark spot in Missouri. It is quite well-known for musical entertainment, its amusement park and pretty scenery. The town is definitely kid friendly and is a popular family destination. The really amazing thing that many people are unaware of is how many activities are completely free to enjoy. If you are watching your budget, but still want to give the kids a great summer break, a Branson vacation could be the perfect answer.
The Branson Landing Spectacle
At the Branson Landing they hold free concerts so you should be sure to check that out to see who might be playing. You never know, you just might catch a show by the next hot new star of tomorrow! There are also geysers of water that shoot up 120 feet into the air and cannons with fire, all in time to a variety of music. You can see this every day hourly from noon onward.
The Dewey Short Visitors Center
They call this “the crown jewel of Table Rock Lake” and it is true. It houses an interactive map, gorgeous murals on the walls and a Native American exhibit. Just don’t tell the kids it is educational. There is also a deck overlooking the lake with chairs you can take a break in and take in the charm of the lake.
Tour of Copper Run Distillery
Taking a tour of the distillery is a must see. They have won many awards for their whiskey (a.k.a. moonshine) as well as making molasses rum and vodka. This is another of the freebies that abound and they are willing to share a few of their secrets. Oh yes, they do definitely hand out samples for moms and dads. All of this and more can be found and Rooms101 can certainly help you with affordable lodging in cabins, hotels or condos. However you want to sleep and no matter how large or small a party, they have you covered.