Historical Attractions in Branson

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Bull Shoals
Mountain Village 1890, an historic re-creation of an Ozark settlement, is a living tribute to the pioneers who first settled this remote part of the country. These were hardy men and women who followed the trails into our mountains from the Carolinas...
Pea Ridge
(43 Miles)
Garfield
Pea Ridge is the site of one of the most important battles of the American Civil War. Not only does it offer an outstanding 28 minute film about the battle but Pea Ridge is one of the most intact Civil War battlefields in existence. Inside the Vi...
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 everyday life of the 19th century, like dyeing, washi...
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 performing these works. Come play with us!
Little Rock
Since opening in June of 1995, The Aerospace Education Center has been dedicated to becoming an invaluable resource for Arkansas'teachers and students. Through Its changing exhibits, educational workshops and summer programs, it has continued to expo...
Scott
The Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park helps you and your family make memories that are lifelong possessions. Family programs include: spring & summer day camps, gardening workshops, candle making, Dutch oven demos, crafts, Fall Harvest Home F...
Scott
Arkansas's tallest remaining, prehistoric American Indian mounds are preserved at this National Historic Landmark site near Little Rock. The mounds and an earthen embankment are the remains of a large ceremonial and governmental complex that was inha...
Fulton
Provides a chronicle of the life and times of one of the world's most memorable political leaders in an accessible way for kids though it's still heavily educational, including a light and sound show and spy game.
Overland Park
Almost 200 animals and birds of prey, vegetable and flower gardens, a one-room country schoolhouse, an old-time fishing pond, pony rides and more.
Fort Osage
(184 Miles)
Sibley
Step through the gate at Fort Osage and begin your walk through history. This reconstructed historic Fort, overlooking the Missouri River is portrayed as it was in 1812. Located the farthest west of the twenty-eight factories in the United States' ...
Science City
(184 Miles)
Kansas City
Welcome to Science City, where play and education go hand-in-hand. Let curiosity be your guide through more than 50 interactive areas, providing some real hands-on fun. Science City is located in Kansas City\'s Union Station.
Bonner Springs
The 164 acre museum complex and park-like grounds features The Agricultural Hall of Fame, National Farmers' Memorial, National Poultry Museum, Educational Garden, and Farmtown USA; a recreated 1900s community which includes a farmstead, one room scho...
Lawrence
The Douglas County Historical Society is responsible for the operation, preservation and development of collections in the Watkins Community Museum of History. The Douglas County Historical Society is a private non-profit organization with a missio...
Broken Bow
Visitors to the Center's museum will find historical documents, antique forestry tools, wood art, homestead memorabilia, and a research library filled with books, periodicals, and other materials pertaining to forestry. The Center is also home to ...
Grants Farm
(205 Miles)
St Louis
There are many exciting animal encounters possible at Grant's Farm, the 281-acre ancestral home of the Busch family. The Farm is home to more than 900 animals representing more than 100 different species. The Farm has been a St. Louis tradition for o...
St. Charles
The Lewis & Clark Boat House and Nature Center is the Discovery Expedition's permanent home. Situated beside the Missouri River in charming historic St. Charles, Missouri, the educational facility features exhibits relating to the Lewis and Clark exp...
Memphis
Journey to distant galaxies, explore the solar system and settle back in a comfortable seat in the Sharpe Planetarium as you take a cosmic voyage through the universe. The Lida Gammill Sharpe Planetarium, a 165-seat theater-in-the-round, uses plan...
St Louis
Explore science and learning with your children as they begin to understand the world around them. Families can experience the remarkable natural world together in a nurturing child-friendly environment. The Discovery Room helps children focus on the...
The Gateway Arch
(215 Miles)
St Louis
The nation’s tallest monument at 630 feet, the Gateway Arch has beckoned visitors for more than 40 years with its iconic, awe-inspiring shape. Attractions within the Arch are the Journey to the Top, the Museum of Westward Expansion, educational pro...
Wichita
Exploration Place is dedicated to providing informal, enjoyable learning experiences with extraordinary resources for exploration for people of all ages. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Wichita for kid...
Goddard
Through the Observatory's 16-inch telescope you can view such wonders as the planet Saturn and its beautiful rings, and the Moon with its craters and mountains.
North Greenville
Winterville Mounds, named for a nearby community, is the site of a prehistoric ceremonial center built by a Native American civilization that thrived from about A.D. 1000 to 1450. The mounds, part of the Winterville society's religious system, were t...
Enid
Leonardos Discovery Warehouse is a hands-on arts and sciences museum located in downtown Enid, Oklahoma. Its fun for children of all ages! Build in the Carpentry Shop, create your own masterpiece in the Art Studio, observe our snakes, chinchillas and...
Abilene
Welcome to Great Plains Theatre! We are grateful to be presenting another exciting season of offerings and we hope you will take advantage of some, or all of the things GPT brings to Abilene, KS. Live theatre has always been our priority. With...
Manhattan
Enjoy a one-hour behind-the-scenes guided walking tour of the World's Most Famous Arena. With over 600 events each year, you never know what you'll see!
Hutchinson
This world-renowned, Smithsonian-Affiliated museum allows visitors to experience the thrill of space exploration. Plus Dr. Goddard's Lab, an explosively fun, rocketry demonstration for kids.
Adamsville
Just imagine! Clams, snails, crabs, sharks, and giant mosasaurs living in Tennessee! That would be the scene approximately 70 million years ago in what is now West Tennessee as the ancient Gulf of Mexico covered the land. How do we know? A visit to C...
Shreveport
Sci-Port Discovery Center is a 92,000 square-foot science and entertainment center in Shreveport-Bossier, featuring over 290 science, math and space exhibits, daily changing programs, an IMAX Dome Theatre, open-access, interactive, laser SPACE DOME P...
Sherman
Offer an 1800s educational sailing experience where part of the fun is learning about traditional sailing methods and the history of the times.
Springfield
A fascinating, historical and educational day with the whole family as you walk through the life and times of Abraham Lincoln.
Shiloh
Join Shiloh National Military Park's Junior Ranger Program. Please visit the Shiloh Battlefield Visitor Center to pick-up a booklet, which will help you learn more about the Civil War at Shiloh and the National Park Service. You will be certified as ...
Dover
Unconditional surrender of Fort Donelson created jubilation throughout the North and silence in Dixie. It was the North's first major victory of the Civil War, opening the way into the very heart of the Confederacy. Fort Donelson National Battlefi...
Duncan
Home of the largest monument in America, dedicated to the Chisholm Trail and the longest Chisholm Trail Walkway in the world.
Evansville
Take a tour of a significant historic amphibious vessel and learn about life onboard from the mess deck to the Captain's cabin! Guaranteed to fascinate imaginative kids.
Koch Planetarium
(323 Miles)
Evansville
A planetarium is a domed theater in which a realistic and scientifically-accurate simulation of the night sky is created, using a highly-specialized "star projector." One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kid...
Vicksburg
Vicksburg National Military Park commemorates the campaign, siege and defense of Vicksburg. Vicksburg was a fortress located on high ground guarding the Mississippi River. The Vicksburg battlefield includes 1,330 monuments and markers, a 16 mile tour...
Pella
Whatever your idea of a vacation is, you\\\'ll Experience it in Pella. Immerse yourself in the old-world charm of the Netherlands as you stroll along our brick streets visiting our Dutch storybook storefronts, the Molengracht canal, and our authenti...
Dallas
Experience nature’s adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium. The facility is home to a unique display of flora and fauna.
West Tuscumbia
Learn about Helen Keller and experience her environment in authentic fashion with plentiful artefacts and memorabilia.
Vincennes
History is boring! If this is what you think - then you need to visit George Rogers Clark National Historical Park.
Parkway Des Moines
Imagine. Experiment. Play! At the Science Center of Iowa, the experience is yours! From the inner workings of the human body to the outer reaches of the solar system, science surrounds you with dynamic live programs and hands-on interactive exhibits ...
Urbandale
Living History Farms tells the story of 300 years of agricultural history through three working farms - a 1700 Ioway Indian Farm, 1850 Pioneer Farm, 1900 Horse-Powered Farm and 1875 Town with eleven shops including a working blacksmith, general store...
Arlington
Get ready to bowl! Just across the street from Six Flags, explore early Egyptian bowling games, see what middle age lawn bowling was like and actually bowl on our 'Highway 66' mini lanes! You won’t forget your time at the bowling museum. It’s hou...
Dismals Canyon
(348 Miles)
Phil Campbell
Spend a day getting back to nature hiking the canyon floor past thundering waterfalls, wildlife spotting and swimming. Guided night tours allow visitors to view the glow-in-the-dark creatures known locally as Dismalites.
Panora
The Guthrie County Historical Village, located on a beautiful 4-acre complex near the Middle Raccoon River and old Lenon Mill Park on the southwest side of Panora, Iowa, features ten buildings and numerous exhibits that explore the history of Guthrie...
Wilson Castle
(354 Miles)
Brandon
This architectural masterpiece was built in the middle of the 19th Century in the heart of the Green Mountains. The Castle stands as a monument to the heritage of the past. The Castle has been the home of five generations of the Wilson family. It's ...
Nashville
Belle Meade Plantation is a 30 acre historic site 6 miles west of Nashville. The centerpiece of the property is the Belle Meade mansion built in 1853. This Greek revival house was home to five generations of the Harding-Jackson family, original own...
Lincoln City
Lincoln Amphitheatre is a completely covered outdoor theatre featuring the musical drama Young Abe Lincoln in 2009's bicentential of his birth.
Nashville
It is a pillar of imagination. It is a journey through science. It is smart, creative, athletic, musically gifted, and has an enormous heart. And It possibly has the best view in Nashville. It is the Adventure Tower at Adventure Science Center. An...
West Branch
Whether you have half an hour or half a day, there are many things to see and do at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. The future president was born in a small, two-room cottage in 1874. Today the Birthplace Cottage, along with other historic...

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