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Historical Attractions in BRANSON

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Branson, Missouri!)

Branson is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Show Me State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Branson’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Branson when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Mountain Village 1890

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    (40 miles) Bull Shoals

    An historic recreation of an Ozark settlement, this fascinating attraction is a tribute to those pioneers who first settled in this remote part of the USA. Historic, and educational family fun!

  • Pea Ridge

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    (47 miles) Garfield

    One of the most important battles in the Civil War, and THE most intact Civil War battlefield in the USA, Pea Ridge is a fascinating, eye-opening and educational experience for the whole family.

  • George Washington Carver National Monument

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    (67 miles) Diamond

    A park dedicated to Carver's life, work and interests, made accessible to children hands-on programs to help us to imagine young George's life on the Carver Farm. Many activities here are from the ...

  • The Ozark Folk Center

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    (81 miles) Mountain View

    Our past is our present to you. Come and join us as we make crafts and music from the time between the Civil War and WWI. Learn crafts and music from people who spend their lives preserving and ...

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  • Hollywood Wax Museum Branson

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    (3 miles) Branson

    Rub shoulders with the stars at this Hollywood Wax Museum, with themed tributes to action, romance, sci-fi and comedy genres!

  • Ripleys Believe It or Not Odditorium

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    (4 miles) Branson

    The odd and unusual displays inside this Odditorium are not the only thing that draws visitors to see this place. The building itself is one of the most photographed buildings in the world!

  • General Sweeneys Museum of Civil War History

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    (35 miles) Republic

    Explore the rich Civil War heritage of the Ozark Mountain Country, at General Sweeny's Museum of Civil War History and adjacent Wilson's Creek National Battlefield. Our facility displays artifacts ...

  • The Discovery Center of Springfield

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    (39 miles) Springfield

    An interactive, hands-on museum where kids can discover about the world, science, and how things work!

  • Arkansas Air Museum

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    (69 miles) Fayetteville

    A Museum That Flies...Follow the colorful history of aviation in Arkansas through numerous displays of original artifacts and aviation memorabilia! One of the many fun family places to visit if ...

  • Powers Museum

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    (72 miles) Carthage

    Since 1988, the Powers Museum has focused on Carthage's history with changing annual exhibits on selected themes. Gift shop, tourist info, and reference library on site. Hands-on activities, ...

  • Harber Village Antique Historical Museum

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    (89 miles) Grove

    Offers an authentic pioneer village experience including some new hands on exhibits to keep kids interested plus the Ecology Center and scenic Nature Trail.

  • National Rod and Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum

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    (93 miles) Afton

    Welcome to the National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum, the only institution in the world dedicated to the preservation and display of classic Hot Rods and Custom Cars while honoring the ...

  • Dolly Partons Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show

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    (2 miles) Branson

    A fun-filled, action-packed Dinner and Show extravaganza for everyone! It's the perfect place for families, friends and groups to gather for spectacular special effects and amazing stunts by the most ...

  • 50s At The Hop

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    (2 miles) Branson

    If you're "Searchin'" for fun, take a trip with the Hottest show in Branson, where you can "Rock Around The Clock"! As the fabulous "50's At The Hop" show heats up the stage, you can Rock It...You ...

  • Titanic Museum Attraction

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    (4 miles) Branson

    Discover why so many Kids visit the Titanic Museum Attraction! Kids get to learn, explore and live history - all aboard this amazing ship-shaped classroom called Titanic. Walk the Grand ...

  • Bransons IMAX Entertainment Complex

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    (4 miles) Branson

    Branson's IMAX Entertainment Complex has three thrilling choices for Big Screen entertainment! Choose GIANT-Screen IMAX Adventures for jaw-dropping escapades throughout the world and thru history. ...

  • Bransons Promised Land Zoo

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    (3 miles) Branson

    Branson's Newest and Wildest Animal Adventure is opening this Spring! We will be featuring many fun and exciting exhibits unlike anywhere else! Get up close and personal with your favorite animals ...

  • Promised Land Zoo

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    (28 miles) Eagle Rock

    Home to hundreds of rare and endangered animals from around the world! Over 500 animals and 58+ species ranging from monkeys to kangaroos, large retptiles to cats in our drive thru and petting ...

  • Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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    (38 miles) Eureka Springs

    is a licensed safe haven mainly for big cats, with up close habitat viewing points, Education Station, and the exciting feeding time in the evening, which you may come back for free of charge.

  • Dickerson Park Zoo

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    (42 miles) Springfield

    Take a walk on the wild side at Dickerson Park Zoo. The zoo, located in Springfield, Missouri, is home to more than 500 animals representing 170 species. One of the many fun family places to go if ...

  • Wild Animal Safari

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    (44 miles) Strafford

    You can drive your own vehicle (or take the complimentary bus tour- seasonal) thru our Drive-Thru safari and get to experience hand feeding the animals. On the safari the exotic animals will ...

  • Wilderness Drive Through Safari

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    (75 miles) Gentry

    Wild Wilderness is a family park/zoo located in Gentry, Arkansas. There are over 85 different species of exotic animals placed on a beautiful 180-acre natural landscape with a 19 acre lake and ...

  • Silver Dollar City

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    (7 miles) Branson

    One of the most popular vacation destinations in the country. Travel back in time to the simplicity of 1880s America, and enjoy the best in Branson entertainment. One of the many fun family places to ...

  • White Water

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    (4 miles) Branson

    White Water fun at Branson's only outdoor water park! Kids and their families can spend the day enjoying very cool water rides & attractions!

  • Family Aquatic Center

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    (80 miles) Siloam Springs

    Enjoy a safe and enjoyable aquatic recreation experience. Swimming lessons, different course levels for Juniors. All staff, equipment, programs and services will reflect professionalism and the ...

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