Big families looking for the perfect vacation destination should look no further than Branson, Missouri. Located in the scenic Ozark Mountains, Branson offers adventure and entertainment for the whole family. While most often associated with country music, this popular mountain town is suitable for children and adults of all ages and tastes.
With over 13 hotels with rooms suitable for families of six and several that accommodate up to eight, big families will feel welcome in Branson. From basic budget motels to luxurious resorts, there is a room to suit any preference or budget.
“You can stretch your family’s vacation dollars with a trip to affordable Branson, Mo.,” said Lynn Berry, Director of Public Relations, Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB. “Just visit our website, ExploreBranson.com, to check out all the hot deals and special offers that will save you money.”
A number of Branson’s attractions are perfect for all ages, making it simple to please adults, teens, and the little ones. Old and young will enjoy Silver Dollar City theme park. This mountain themed park is home to 30 rides and attractions suitable for different ages, 60 craft shops, craft and culinary demonstrations, and much more. Cool off on hot summer days at one of Branson’s water parks. White Water offers 12 acres of outdoor fun, while Splash Country and Castle Rock feature indoor water-themed thrills. Castle Rock is not only a water park, but a full-service resort with rooms that accommodate up to eight people.
Theme parks are not the only attractions perfect for large families. Branson Imax features huge screen adventures, Hollywood blockbusters, 14 shops, and seven shows at the Little Opry Theatre. Family-friendly dining within the Branson Imax complex is available at McFarlain’s Family Restaurant and Montana Mike’s Steakhouse.
The Branson Scenic Railway takes passengers through 40 miles of spectacular mountain scenery in old-time luxury. Table Rock State Park offers swimming, boat and Jet Ski rentals, and much more in a beautiful natural environment. Country music fans will be spoiled for choice with the staggering variety of entertainment and dinner shows, while numerous dinner shows such as Dixie Stampede, Acrobats of China, and Amazing Pets will appeal to family members of all ages and tastes.
Because Branson is such a popular family destination, big families should book their hotel room as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Most of the attractions offer discounted rates for children and infants under age 4 are often free. Lunchtime and afternoon shows are often less expensive and more appropriate for children than evening dinner shows. With so much to do, the problem will not be finding attractions to please everyone, but choosing where to go!
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