Have you always wanted to get up close with animals, or is there an animal lover in your group?  If so, here are some great ways to enjoy animals in Branson.

Amazing Pets

Amazing Pets

A fun variety show that kids will especially love is Amazing Pets at Grand Country Music Hall.  This show stars an amazing troupe of furry creatures who will win your hearts as they perform for your love and laughter.  In addition to dogs and cats doing what they like to do, you’ll see beautiful exotic birds and many other magical surprises that will put a smile on your face.

Butterfly Palace

Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure

This tropical encounter brings you face-to-face with thousands of live butterflies.  As you enter the aviary, leisurely stroll along the lush tropical plant-lined path or get geared up in a real pith helmet, grab some kid-sized binoculars and magnifying glass (all provided), and enjoy the marvel of butterflies as they land on you and fly all around you.

Stampede Charge

Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction offers an exciting dining adventure that is a favorite for animal lovers of all ages.  From the moment you enter the arena, the magnificent horses and talented riders will engage you with their trick riding and competition.  While being served a delicious four-course meal, you will be entertained with music, dancing, comedy, special effects and more animal fun.  You’ll want to arrive early to meet the horses and see the Carriage Room Pre-Show.

Tiger Sanctuary

National Tiger Sanctuary

The National Tiger Sanctuary, located a few miles north of Branson, is a non-profit rescue organization that provides a permanent home for exotic and domestic animals.  As a visitor to the sanctuary you can take a guided walking tour to learn more about their mission and meet big cats.  National Tiger Sanctuary also offers opportunities to feed the cats yourself or even go behind the scenes to learn more about animal care with different tour options.

Promised Land Zoo

Promised Land Zoo

Experience an up close, personal and fun encounter with unique animals at Promised Land Zoo. Regular admission includes their foot safari, parakeet paradise, and drive-thru safari which allow you to get closer to animals than you would normally at a regular zoo.  For an extraordinary experience, ask about their VIP Encounters, VIP Tram Tours, Exclusive Animal Encounters, and Ultimate Excursions.