4. Branson, MO
With amusement parks, museums, and fun dining, Branson, MO, is one of the country’s most family-friendly vacation spots.
Silver Dollar City
Map: 399 Silver Dollar City Parkway, Branson, MO 65616
This 1880s theme park combines roller coaster thrills with entertainment and American frontier history. Open year-round, Silver Dollar City is one of the top places to visit in Missouri, with families and friends. You’ll enjoy exploring the theme park, riding rides such as one of the world’s fastest and tallest, spinning roller coaster, catching a show, and watching craftsmen demonstrate 19th century-era handiwork.
Map: 3235 76 Country Blvd & Hwy 165, Branson, MO 65616
Chances are, there’s a history buff in your road trip group—or, at least, a Leonardo DiCaprio fan. Either way, stop at Branson’s Titanic Museum for an experience to remember. Step back in time and tour a replica of the Titanic, learn the stories of the passengers and crew, and view artifacts recovered from the wreckage. This museum is kid and family friendly.
Table Rock State Park
Map: 5272 State Highway 165, Branson, MO 65616
Table Rock State Park is a must-see road trip travel destination while you’re in Branson. Stop at this beautiful lakeside state park to rent water skiing boats, go on a parasail ride, or scuba dive. If you’d rather stay dry, rent a bike and ride along a paved trail or take a relaxing hike, for a sampling of the Ozark woodlands and glades. Try spending the night in a lakeside yurt for the full Table Rock experience.