Nestled deep in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks is a family-friendly, all-American destination presenting an ideal grad trip opportunity. Branson serves up a sensational menu of local attractions, historic points of interest, dazzling live entertainment showcased in 40+ theaters (housing more seats than all of Broadway) and endless opportunities for an outdoor adventure set against a breathtaking backdrop of lush green woods, inviting waters and dramatic skies.
Since the grand opening of landmark Marvel Cave in 1894, family-friendly Branson has been drawing the crowds who come to experience this dynamic little city’s uniquely charming blend of star-studded magic, Midwestern charm, and down-home hospitality. Explore Branson top to bottom, your way: hike, bike or ride miles of breathtaking nature trails, paddle pristine waterways, hop on a Segway, “Ride the Ducks” for a semi-amphibious twist on conventional sightseeing, “zip” through the treetops for a bird's eye view of the countryside or board the elegant Branson Belle for an unforgettable showboat experience on Table Rock Lake.
A hands-down favorite theme park, Silver Dollar City promises a rootin’ tootin’ good time set in a 19th century Ozark theme while area water parks are a refreshing treat during the hot days of summer. Great eats abound in The Live Entertainment Capital of the World from outstanding BBQ and local specialties to pizza, seafood, steaks and classic diner fare so good you’ll look forward to each refueling stop. Shopaholics will find their urge to splurge well-served at Branson Landing, a stunning waterfront showplace “Where Shopping, Dining and Entertainment Take Center Stage.” From there, catch the free trolley and step off into the days-gone-by wonder of the lively Downtown District - a destination tendering visitors a wholesome taste of yesteryear with 50-year-old mom-and-pop shops and historic landmarks.
Let Adventure Student Travel show your grads the very best of this enchanting Ozark retreat where some of the biggest names in the music industry call home – and celebrate!