Summer has arrived in full force, and there’s no better place for a summer vacation than Branson, Missouri. Millions of people a year travel to Branson for their family vacations making this once-sleepy Ozarks tourist town one of the country’s top driving destinations. With everything there is to do in Branson, you’re sure to want ways to beat the summer heat. Lucky for you, there are lots of ways to stay cool when it’s sweltering outside!
If you want to get out of the hot summer sun, why not take in a cool show? Legends in Concert is a great show for families who have a wide range of musical tastes. Legends in Concert comes to Branson by way of Las Vegas and has been playing in Vegas and in locations around the world since 1983, entertaining 30 million people worldwide. This amazing live tribute show has an impressive cast of performers who portray famous artists throughout the ages. Performers not only bear a resemblance to the artist they portray, they also use their own voices in the tribute. There is a rotating cast of performers throughout the year so, even if you’ve seen Legends in Concert before, there’s a good chance the show will be different on your next visit! Tributes to fan favorites Elvis Presley and the Blues Brothers play all year long and are joined by other artists like Adele, Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Johnny Cash, and Michael Jackson. Your whole family will hear songs they know and love in this high-octane, world-class production!
When you’re ready to take your brood outside for some fun in the sun, there’s no better place to beat the heat than White Water. Located right on Branson’s bustling Highway 76 Strip, White Water is Branson’s “beach within reach!” This 13-acre water park is jam-packed with rides and activities the whole family can enjoy. You can take a float down the Aloha River at Hula Hula Bay or zip down Ohana Falls on an inflatable raft. The more adventurous among your family will be thrilled at the Kalani Towers Drop Slides where riders reach speeds of over 40 miles per hour in a heart-pounding 75-foot freefall! The smallest members of your group will enjoy Coconut Cove, a brand-new kids’ play area featuring child-sized slides, water blasters, bubbler fountains, and more.
For an interactive journey through time, visit the Titanic Museum Attraction. The Titanic Museum has plenty of ways to stay cool, including touching a real glacier! This unique attraction tells the story of the RMS Titanic and its historic sinking in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. The museum plays host to over 400 exhibits and artifacts from the Titanic, some of which have never been displayed anywhere else in the world. On the self-guided tour you’ll learn all about the Titanic’s passengers and crew, see what it took to embark on the ship’s maiden voyage, ascend a replica of the majestic Grand Staircase, and get a glimpse into everyday life on the Titanic. Kids can also enjoy the Titanic Museum Attraction. A special audio tour and interactive exhibits geared toward the museum’s youngest visitors engage children in the history of the ship and assure they will remain interested until the very end. They’ll be having so much fun that they won’t even realize they’re learning a valuable history lesson!
At the end of a long day of adventuring in Branson, there’s nothing better than unwinding by the pool at any one of Branson’s Best Properties beautiful and affordable hotels. Each hotel provides its guests with the comforts of home including free wireless internet, complimentary deluxe hot breakfasts each morning, and complimentary sweet treats like ice cream, cookies, and cobbler each evening. You’ll have so much fun at your hotel, you may never want to leave!
There are plenty of ways to beat the summer heat in Branson, Missouri, if you know where to look. Don’t wait--make plans to visit Branson before the summer ends!