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Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum

Created to celebrate the fascinating history and stunning natural beauty of the Ozarks, Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum features artifacts, images, and interactive exhibits that chronologically walk you through the development of the Ozarks.  As you explore the museum, you will learn about the people and animals that have inhabited the region for over 12,000 years.  Featured attractions include carbon-dated skeletal remains of a woolly mammoth, a saber tooth cat, a giant ground sloth, and prehistoric cave bears.  Located at Top of the Rock.

Branson Auto Museum

Branson Auto & Farm Museum

With two acres of vintage farm equipment and vehicles dating from the 1900’s all the way to the 2000’s, you’re sure to find something that takes you back to your childhood and keeps you talking about the good ol’ days for hours. Half of the 90,000 square foot building is dedicated to classic & antique automotive history; the other half to farming implements and equipment history. The museum inventory changes regularly, and many of the cars are for sale.

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Branson Celebrity Car Museum

The Celebrity Car Museum is an immersive collection of over 100 iconic movie and TV show vehicles. Featuring a large variety of instantly recognizable cars, there is sure to be something for everyone in the family. You can get behind the ropes and take photos inside the DeLorean or have a chat with Scooby inside the Mystery Machine. With costumes, props, and famous signatures covering the walls, it’s easy to spend an hour exploring the history and the excitement of Hollywood and the world-famous entertainment it has provided.

Hollywood Wax Museum

Hollywood Wax Museum Branson

Get up close and personal with your favorite TV and movie stars while hamming it up for fun photos. For the best value and the most entertainment, ask about the All Access Pass. This pass allows visitors to not only experience the Wax Museum but includes access to Castle of Chaos, Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors, and Shoot for the Stars-Mini Golf, all located at the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center.

Ralph Foster Museum

Ralph Foster Museum

The Ralph Foster Museum, located on the campus of College of the Ozarks, is one of the Midwest’s foremost institutions of historical preservation featuring 3 floors of unique collections and exhibits related to the Ozarks region.  One favorite of visitors includes the original vehicle used in the television series “The Beverly Hillbillies”.  Interesting exhibits include the Hall of Natural History, History of the Ozarks, Firearms Through the Ages, Children’s Discovery Room, and so much more.

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Discover the strange, the shocking, and beautiful at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Branson.  This fascinating odditorium features an ever-changing collection of over 450 exhibits in eight uniquely themed galleries.  Pose with Vampire Woman, get lost in the spinning vortex tunnel, and even come face-to-face with a genuine shrunken head!

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Shipwrecked Treasure Museum

Come and explore the secrets of the deep.  Located at Branson Landing, this interactive museum features over 500 artifacts and treasures from many historical shipwrecks from around the world.  Interactive exhibits let you recover coins from the ocean floor, immerse yourself in a level one hurricane, test your pirate knot skills, and more.  Discover what life was like for pirates.  There’s so much to learn!

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Titanic Museum Attraction

New in 2021-Titanic Museum pays tribute to the Jewish passengers and crew. Titanic had a kosher kitchen & kosher chef. Plus, Titanic had five kitchens with sixty chefs & assistants including soup cooks, roast cooks, vegetable cooks, and 14 different types of pastry chefs! The Titanic Museum Attraction is a ship-shaped permanent, interactive Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson, Mo.  Everyone knows the name Titanic.  Everyone knows that Titanic hit an iceberg.  Everyone knows that Titanic was lost.  But there is so much more to her story.  Discover the stories of the passengers and crew who sailed Titanic, as the crew and interactive galleries bring them to life. It is more than just a museum; it is a Permanent, Interactive Attraction for all ages.   “…did not disappoint…loved it.” – Facebook Fan

*2021 UPDATE–Due to COVID-19 , ADVANCE RESERVATIONS and FACE MASKS are now required to visit the attraction.  

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Veteran’s Memorial Museum

Veterans Memorial Museum in Branson is a national tribute to the brave men and women who defended our liberties during the 20th century.  A visit to the museum is a powerful, emotional experience.  As you wander the great halls of the museum, you’ll be captivated by the stories of men and women who gave so much.  For those who lived through these wars, the memories brought back are vivid and overwhelming. For those who viewed the 20th century wars through the prism of history, the museum is awe-inspiring. The museum covers wars and conflicts fought during the 20th century beginning with World War I, progressing through World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and more.

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World’s Largest Toy Museum Complex

The World’s Largest Toy Museum Complex holds an eclectic collection of toys ranging from the 19th century to present day. Everyone, no matter their age, will find something to appreciate. This unique complex of six museums includes the World’s Largest Toy Museum, Harold Bell Wright Museum, National BB Gun Museum, Stearnsy Bear Museum, World of Checkers Museum, and Paul Harvey Jr. Museum. Nothing says nostalgia better than toys that take you back to your childhood.

History of Fishing Museum 

The History of Fishing Museum is the largest collection of antique fishing lures, rods, reels, boats and motors entirely collected by one man and his wife, Karl and Beverly White. Karl began collecting at the age of eight. The first lure Karl bought was the James Heddon’s Crazy Crawler (the most expensive lure to produce at the time). The lure is still in the collection today – nearly 70 years later!  The museum is comprised of more than 40,000 pieces and valued at nearly $5 million. The museum is considered to be the world’s most complete and diverse tackle collection. While many collectors specialize in one area (i.e. ice fishing) or one company (James Heddon & Sons), the Whites’ collection represents everything that is “collectible” in antique tackle and fishing paraphernalia.

Bonniebrook Historical Society and Kewpie Museum

On the National Register of Historic Places, Bonniebrook Homestead not only displays the artwork of world-famous artist, writer, suffragist, activist, and philanthropist, Rose O’Neill, but also includes a full-size scale recreation of O’Neill’s 14-room Ozarks mansion.  O’Neill created the Kewpie character at Bonniebrook in 1909. Hundreds of antique Kewpie products, including dolls, figurines, comic pages, dishes, etc. are on display at the museum.

Branson Centennial Museum

This museum features rotating exhibits and a small gift shop with the largest selection of local books in Taney County.  See for yourself how Branson evolved into the hometown it is today.  Featured is the historic timeline of Branson as well as the music show timeline of stars and entertainers who have, and are today, entertaining visitors young and old.  Admission is free; however, donations are welcomed and appreciated.

Gaetz Tractor Museum

If farming is in your roots, you’ll want to visit and reminisce about all the antique tractors and old farming equipment on display.  Located on the campus of College of the Ozarks.

Creation Experience Museum

Maintained strictly by visitor donations, Creation Experience Museum in Branson exists to educate and inspire people with the authority and reliability of the Bible.  The museum uses science to showcase the existence of the Creator and conveys the message of the Gospel.  Free guided tours and a bookstore with the largest collection of creation resources in the Midwest.