Our Favorite Family Getaways
Neon and nature in Branson, Missouri
Neon marquees light the night sky above Branson, Missouri, where more than 50 theaters stage 100 different splashy, family-friendly shows. If that's not enough entertainment, the Ozarks-style Silver Dollar City theme park mixes history and crafts with cool rides. Plus, visitors are drawn to the area's plentiful shops, including outlet malls and the new upscale, lakeside Branson Landing.
But there's another side to this Ozark Mountain destination (35 miles south of Springfield): the area's natural attractions. Surrounding Branson, man-made Table Rock is so vast that you can boat all day without seeing all of it. Coves offer fishers opportunities for undisturbed casting. Parks are so quiet that you might not guess that all Branson's attractions and commotion are minutes away.
The next three slides have information on what to do, where to eat and where to stay in the Branson area.