Branson Activities On a Budget

October 16, 2009


Branson IMAXIn these unsure economic times many families are hesitant to take a vacation or a weekend getaway. While it may help to tighten your spending, there is no need to cut out family fun. There are nine attractions in Branson your family can enjoy that won’t break the bank. In fact, the tickets to these attractions cost less than $25 each!

Branson Auto Museum

If  you have a car enthusiast in the family, you may want to check out this museum. The Branson Auto Museum displays over 100 cars inside and another 15 to 20 just outside the doors. You’ll see everything from a 1923 Ford Roadster T-Bucket to a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS. The best part is admission is only around $16.

Branson Country USA Late Show

Branson Country USA Late Show is unique in Branson. This show, co-hosted by Jim Dandy and Mike Patrick, offers a range of talent each Friday night. Performers from all over Branson have visited the show and the list just keeps getting longer. The rotating cast has included Mickey Gilley, Roy Clark, Jackie Brown and New South. With a ticket price of only about $25, your family will love this show. Not to mention, if you buy your tickets before October 31, you will get a discounted price!

Branson IMAX

If you are planning to take the family to a movie, why not see it on the biggest screen in the Ozarks? Not only does Branson IMAX offer newly-released Hollywood blockbusters, but the theater also  offers specialty shows. There is an on-site food court if the family gets hungry. Branson IMAX is definitely worth a Saturday trip and the tickets are just under $20 each. 

Cosmic Cavern

This beautiful cave just outside of Branson is the perfect year-round family activity. The cave is naturally temperature controlled, so it’s always right around 65 degrees. The whole family will love all of the formations that the guides will point out and the two bottomless lakes you will get to see. The guides leading your tour will point out interesting facts about the cave. Tickets cost just under $22 and if you buy your tickets soon, you can take advantage of the “buy one get one half off” promotion! 

Dinosaur Museum

Anyone interested in history, dinosaurs or just plain cool museums will love this one. The Dinosaur Museum features life-sized sculptures of many different dinosaurs ranging in size from the one-foot-tall Microraptor to the gigantic Tyrannosaurus Rex. Children will love some of the hands-on stations and the whole family will love the movie about the life and times of dinosaurs. Sure to be a fun day for the family, admission to the museum is right around $21.  

Hollywood Wax Museum

Have you ever wanted to explore famous movie sets or meet your favorite celebrities? You can in this two-story museum filled with more than 170 life-like wax figures. You and  your family will get to see scenes from The Wizard of Oz, actors like Marilyn Monroe and Johnny Depp, and so much more. Don’t forget your camera! Tickets to this memorable museum ring up at just under $25. 

Ricky Boen & Texas Mud

This show usually costs more than $25, but if you purchase your tickets before December 12 you can take advantage of the “buy one get one free” offer. With this offer, you will receive two tickets for just under $40! This fabulous show features good old Texas swing music complete with fiddle. Featuring the 1983 World Champion Fiddler, this show is sure to have your family smiling and tapping their toes.  

Veterans Memorial Museum

This museum is not your average war memorial. The Veterans Memorial Museum features more than 2,000 artifacts and items from every war and major conflict of the 20th century. These items represent the wars and the soldiers that fought them. On the walls of the ten great halls, you will see the names of every soldier who has died in the name of freedom. With hundreds of sculptures and several murals, this museum is a must-see with admission costing $22.

World’s Largest Toy Museum

Children of all ages love the World’s Largest Toy Museum! While touring the museum, you and your family will see thousands of toys, some dating back to the 1800’s. Take this opportunity to show your kids the toys you played with at their age and get a good laugh out of the toys your parents played with. Your whole family will feel like care-free kids again after visiting this museum for around $20 each.

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Leave a Comment on “Branson Activities On a Budget”

  1. Jessica Says:

    With the economy the way it is, it’s nice to know that there are still some fun things to do. I’m really glad I saw this.


  2. Mike Says:

    Wow only A$20 for the dinosaur museum I have to go to that!


  3. Yesenia Says:

    World’s Largest Toy Museum!! i want to check that out and same with the Veterans Memorial Museum


  4. Missy Says:

    My 2 kids and I went to the Dinosaur Museum and loved it! The giant dinosaurs, activities, and bouncy room were a big hit! We will definitely go again.


  5. Ashley Says:

    I love the IMAX theatre! Its the best place to watch a movie, you’ll feel like your in it!


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