When you’re looking to add a bit of entertainment and education to your family vacation in the Ozarks, a trip to the top Branson museums will do the trick.
Each of Branson’s intriguing museums houses educational and interactive exhibits on a variety of topics, ranging from historic discoveries to moments that will live on in infamy.
For a vacation your family will love and learn from, head to the five best Branson museums.
1. Titanic Museum Attraction
Known as the “World’s Largest Museum Attraction™”, the Titanic Museum is a permanent fixture in Branson, MO. This interactive museum pays tribute to the ship’s final voyage and unfortunate fate in 1912.
The self-guided tour includes recreated cabins, the magnificent grand staircase, and an abundance of kid-friendly exhibits. Although a somber topic, the museum sheds light on the time period along with the tragic events of the ship’s last sail.
Also, while you’re there, be sure to speak with any of the crew members dressed in Edwardian-era clothing. They know everything there is to know about the vessel and her passengers. Ask as many questions as you’d like!
Visitors spend approximately 2 hours touring the museum at their own pace.
2. World’s Largest Toy Museum
When it comes to Branson museums beloved by kids and adults alike, there’s nothing better than the World’s Largest Toy Museum. The museum is home to more than 1 million toys from the past and present! You’ll be able to find your favorite childhood toys and your kids can discover new ones.
And, the veteran-owned museum is also host to The National BB Gun Museum as well as a multitude of military and presidential toys and models.
From Barbies to checkers and every toy in between, you’ll find it at the World’s Largest Toy Museum.
3. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum
You can’t miss a trip to Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in Branson.
No, really. You can’t miss it. It’s the oddest building in all of the Ozarks!
This strange museum is home to thousands upon thousands of rarities, unbelievable artifacts, and straight-up jaw-dropping sights. And, you can’t forget about the trippy illusions and pranks. This museum has everything.
Plus, with the interactive nature of the exhibits, kids and adults alike enjoy roaming through the halls of this curious museum.
4. Branson’s Dinosaur Museum
Have you ever come face-to-face with a T-rex? Probably not.
But at Branson’s Dinosaur Museum, you can!
Located next door to the World’s Largest Toy Museum, the Dinosaur Museum houses gigantic, life-sized replicas of 50+ dinos. You’ll see everything from the teeny tiny Microraptor to the towering Tyrannosaurus Rex.
On top of the replicas, the museum also offers a Learning Center for visitors to discover more about our prehistoric friends through fossil exhibits and engaging videos.
5. Branson Auto & Farm Museum
This wouldn’t be a list of the greatest Branson museums without mentioning Branson Auto & Farm Museum.
The museum has two acres of iconic and vintage farm equipment and classic vehicles from the early 1900s and beyond. Visitors with an appreciation of automobiles and farming equipment will find themselves browsing the museum’s aisles upon aisles of inventory.
Guests are also invited to take as many photos of the farming equipment and iconic model cars as they desire.
Bonus Branson Museums
Looking for more Branson fun? Visit these other unique museums in the Ozarks:
- Hollywood Wax Museum
- Veterans Memorial Museum
- Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium
- The Ralph Foster Museum
- Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum
Quick Tips for Visiting the Best Branson Museums
To make the most of your trip to Branson’s educational and innovative museums, keep these quick tips in mind.
Buy Tickets in Advance
No one wants to wait in ticket lines while on vacation. Instead, buy your museum tickets online before you go. You’ll be able to walk right into the museum and into the fun!
Know the Museum Rules
Some Branson museums have strict rules about photography, outside food and beverages, and other restrictions.
While you should pick your wardrobe based on the weather forecast, be sure to also wear comfortable shoes while visiting Branson’s museums. You’ll be doing a lot of walking while browsing the exhibits and museum offerings.
Want to save more on your Branson museum tickets? Combine your museum tickets with a Branson hotel room for an added discount!
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