2022 Guide to Spring Break in Branson: Where to Go & Things to Do

February 2, 2022

A midwestern oasis of merriment awaits the whole family when you head on over to Branson for Spring Break.

Feast your eyes on stunning natural attractions like Table Rock Lake and the rugged beauty of the Ozark Mountains as you hike, zipline, and fish your days away. Then, read on to discover the very best kid-friendly activities, live entertainment, and spring break fun to be had in Branson, Missouri, this year!

Those seeking the charm and history of an 1880's Ozark Village will fall head over heels for a day at Silver Dollar City. 

While art and theater lovers will lap up, the variety of world-class comedy, music, and dance shows up for grabs in the 'live entertainment capital of the world.'

Mountains, museums, and tons of adrenaline-pumping outdoor adventure make Branson a picture-perfect Spring break destination.

When to Go

Spring Break comes early to Branson, MO, around mid-March and can last through early April, depending on the school district. 

Considered a 'shoulder season,' the pleasant temperatures, waning crowds, and affordable lodging rates make Spring a desirable time of year to visit this Ozark Mountain Retreat. 

Conveniently located within a day's drive of ⅓ the U.S. population, this epicenter of family fun is no longer a well-kept secret!

Branson Hotels

Romantic cabins on Lake Taneycomo, luxurious resort accommodations complete with water slides, whirlpools, spas, or budget hotels just minutes from downtown Branson. 

Whatever Spring Break accommodations you are seeking, we have a bevy of options when it comes to Branson Hotels & Lodging. 

Never stress about your reservations, knowing you are always guaranteed our lowest rates online. 

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Outdoor Attractions & Activities

Table Rock Lake

Wakesurfing, paddle boarding, fishing, oh my! Depending on your tolerance for chill, you may or may not opt to get wet on your Spring Break vacation.

However, no matter the weather, the glittering waters of Table Rock Lake make for a welcome destination. Spend an afternoon angling for bass, explore over 800 miles of shoreline, or pitch a tent and gaze up at the stars.

aerial view of table rock lake in the fall near Branson, Missouri, USAHiking

Inhale that fresh mountain air and get in those steps when you hike any of the over 200 miles of publicly accessible trails in Branson. Witness cascading waterfalls, seek out the real-life setting of Shepherd of the Hills, or feast your eyes on acres of lush oak-hickory forests.

Promised Land Zoo

Animal-obsessed kiddos will go absolutely 'ape' for a day at the Promised Land Zoo. Baboons, lemurs, zebras, and more await you at this 75-acre family-owned and operated wildlife facility.

Cuddle baby animals, hop aboard an RTV-guided safari or experience a VIP animal adventure. 

Mountain Coaster

Faster, stronger, and longer than ever, the Copperhead Mountain Coaster is sure to top any thrill-seekers list. One of the newest attractions at Shepherd's Adventure Park, Copperhead is Branson's longest downhill mountain coaster.

Zip through the scenic Ozark mountains experiencing gravity-defying loops, drops, and curves.

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Branson Ziplines

Breathtaking mountain views, tree suspended platforms hundreds of feet in the air, and rugged forest scenery await you when you tackle any of Branson's exhilarating ziplines.

Whether you're a zipline novice or a seasoned pro, there are a variety of challenging and fun-filled tours to choose from. 

outlaw run roller coaster at silver dollar city in Branson, Missouri, USA

Silver Dollar City Branson

Silver Dollar City

Roller coasters, artisans, and world-class festivals. It doesn't get any better than a day at Silver Dollar City. This award-winning 1880s themed amusement park boasts more than 40 rides and attractions, 40 daily live shows, and an abundance of eateries and shops.

Feel the explosive power of the Powder Keg coaster, watch real blacksmiths at work, or indulge in some tantalizing brisket at the Rivertown Smokehouse. Springtime in Silver Dollar City is especially sublime as it means the commencement of Spring Ride Days and many seasonal festivals:

Spring Ride Days

Woo hoo! Celebrate warming temperatures and the blooming flowers in Branson at beloved Silver Dollar City from March 16-20 and March 23-27 at Spring Ride Days. Featuring over 40 of their high flying, adrenaline-pumping coasters. Take a spin on Outlaw's Run, try to escape time on the Time Traveler, or feel the heat on Wildfire! 

Street Fest Festival

Stilt walkers, plate spinners, folk music, and tons of funky, full-on country flavor make the Street Fest Festival a can't miss experience! Stop by Silver Dollar City from April 14 - May 1, 2022, to be swept away in the spirit of Spring. Feel the beat of the percussion crew, gasp in awe at the aerialists, and sample unbelievable street food creations. 

Bluegrass & BBQ Festival

Want the recipe for a perfect all-American festival? One heaping helping of Bluegrass and one ample serving of BBQ! Prepare your ears (and your palate) for some sensational talent when you witness some of the best names in Bluegrass perform at Silver Dollar City from May 4 - 30, 2022.

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Rainy Day Fun

Fritz's Adventure

Don't let dark skies rain on your spring break plans! Instead, make like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible and accept your death-defying mission as you traverse tree houses, laser mazes, half pipes, and more.

Boredom will be banished as kids of all ages run wild in this epic 80,000 square foot indoor facility. Pretend you're a pilot in a 1959 Twin Beech airplane, scale a 48 ft indoor urban wall, or swing through 32 obstacles and 11 ziplines. 

Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure

Learn all about Monarch migration, revel in the vibrant colors of exotic butterflies, and discover the secrets of the Banyan Tree Bungee Adventure Maze at the Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure.

An interactive and educational haven of 1,000 colorful live butterflies, exotic live reptiles, and amphibians, this palace will enthrall you with the enchantment and beauty of the rainforest. 

Family at Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure in Branson, Missouri, USATitanic museum attraction

Cue my 'heart will go on.' History buffs and Leonardo Di Caprio lovers alike will flock to the 'World's Largest Museum Attraction' right here in Branson. Uncover the magic, mystery, and history of the Titanic as you witness a growing iceberg and touch 28-degree water.

Meanwhile, waltz down the magnificent grand staircase. Snap tons of photos as you want to document the crew in their period dress and the over 300 artifacts on display. 

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Irish Fairy Cottages at the Titanic Museum March 2022

Looking for a little bit of the luck of the Irish? This March count your blessings and your four-leaf clovers, as you witness the whimsy and wonder of the wee fairy builders at the Titanic Museum.

A moving and magical tribute to the 187 Irish passengers onboard this fateful ship, these fantasy cottages have been lovingly created and placed through the museum. Designed by renowned Missouri Design Studio, these petite edifices are thoroughly unique and borrow elements both from modern-day architecture and fairytale-like influences.

Truly a labor of love, each cottage takes approximately 50-60 hours of work to construct.

Come glimpse these charming cottages before they disappear!

WonderWorks Branson

An upside-down educational escapade that will leave little ones entertained for hours. WonderWorks Branson contains four stories of science, technology, engineering, art, and math exhibits.

Step into augmented reality, tackle a laser maze or make magnificent bubbles in a real science lab. 

Dinner Shows

Showboat Branson Belle

Awe-inspiring sunsets on Table Rock Lake and the majesty of an 1800s showboat. Combined with unparalleled live entertainment, come together to make dinner aboard the Showboat Branson Belle an unforgettable evening interlude.

Sway to the four-piece band's music and clap along to the rhythmic toe-tapping of the dancers. Meanwhile, savor your meal of pot roast, fresh rolls, and ooey gooey butter cake. For an even more luxurious culinary experience, you can opt for the Captain Club's Premium menu.

branson belle on the Table Rock lake at sunset in Branson, Missouri, USA

Showboat Branson Belle

Hughes Brothers Country Show

A lot of country, with a splash of gospel and a dollop of doo-wop, make the Hughes Brothers Show an irresistible Branson attraction.

These four brothers were born to entertain. Their harmonies, fancy footwork, and side-splitting comedy will have you captivated the moment you enter the theater. Hear your favorite country covers past and present as you tuck into finger-licking good pulled pork, coleslaw, and baked beans. 

Dolly Parton Stampede Dinner Attraction

All hail Dolly! Everyone's favorite blonde has done it again! Saddle up for a spellbinding evening of equestrian talent, racing pigs, and canine capers. Audience members of all ages will be hootin and hollerin as they revel in the magic of this once-in-a-lifetime dinner attraction.

Tear your eyes away from the four and two-legged stars for a moment to enjoy your heavenly four-course meal. Enjoy hearty rotisserie chicken, buttery corn on the cob, and flaky apple pastry.

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Live Music Shows

Legends in Concert

Watch Michael Jackson moonwalk, Elvis swing those hips, and Taylor belt out heartfelt lyrics when you watch one of the world's greatest live tribute shows. Music lovers from all generations will be in heaven hearing the hits of today and yesterday at the illustrious Dick Clark American Bandstand Theater.

In addition, elevate your special night on the town by upgrading to a VIP experience. Or indulging in celebratory pre-show drinks at the theaters newly remodeled 2nd-floor landing. 

Michael Jackson impersonator performing on stage at Legends in Concert in Branson, Missouri, USA

photo credit: Legends in Concert Branson via Facebook

Grand Jubilee

Country, gospel, or comedy? If you can't make up your mind, you don't have to, at the Grand Jubilee. This 2-hour award-winning variety show features an intoxicating mix of powerhouse vocals, glorious gospel, and laugh-out-loud comedy.

Winner of both 'Branson's Best Variety Show' as well as Quartet of the Year. The Jubilee is a jubilant explosion of down-home jokes, country music, and rock and roll favorites. 

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Peaceful mornings angling for bass at Table Rock Lake or doubling down on bluegrass and BBQ at Silver Dollar City.

Once just a sleepy mountain retreat, Branson's beauty, adventure, and culture are no longer under wraps! This mecca of live entertainment and heart-pumping outdoor thrills is now a Spring Break hotspot. It's just begging to be explored.

Families from all over the U.S. will have their hands full as they spend days enjoying Silver Dollar City. Or get their honky tonk on at Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction.

From the death-defying twists and turns on the Time Traveler. To indoor laser tag madness at Fritz's Adventure. There are untold ways to commemorate Spring Break in Branson.

So don't wait another moment to begin your Missouri excitement. Book your Branson Vacation today!


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Written By Isis Maya

A New York native, Isis-Maya spent most of her professional life working in TV production until a vacation whisked her away to Central America and her love o ...

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