A handful of Branson's shows and attractions stay open during the winter months, but many others open their annual seasons in the spring.
Year-round you can visit the famous Branson Titanic Museum Attraction, Hollywood Wax Museum, Ripley's Believe it or Not, Bigfoot Fun Park, Grand Country's Fun Spot or Splash Country Indoor Waterpark. The new Aquarium at the Boardwalk, Ripley's Super Fun Zone, Wonderworks, Big Air Trampoline Park, Fritz's Adventure, Promised Land Zoo, Butterfly Palace, the free Downtown Branson trolley and more are open whenever you visit Branson.
Here's some of the 2021 opening dates for Branson's seasonal attractions.
The Track Family Fun Parks - Feb. 20
Beginning on Feb. 20, the family favorite Track Family Fun Parks opens with limited weekend-only schedules for Track 4 and the Branson Ferris Wheel. Just in time for Spring Break, Track 3, Track 5 and Kids Kountry open for select dates starting March 6.
This attraction is actually spread across five separate sites along the Branson 76 Entertainment Distict "Strip," and there's no admission charge ... just pay when you're ready to play! In addition to the popular go-kart tracks, there's also mini-golf, indoor arcades, indoor glow-golf, laser tag and bumper boats.
Parkakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon and Waterfront Zipline - March 1
The giant golden balloon is the perfect ride for adventurers of all ages! Step into the basket and let your spirits rise with you as you float 188 feet above Branson Landing! Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon guests are rewarded with an amazing bird's eye view of the beautiful Lake Taneycomo and the Ozark Mountains.
Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline is perfect for those of all ages who crave a little adventure! Hop into one of the comfy seats and you’ll find yourself zipping up to a gorgeous height. You can enjoy the beauty of Branson Landing and Lake Taneycomo spread before you as you fly back into harbor!
Runaway Mountain Coaster - March 1
Branson Mountain Adventure Park is home of the Runaway, the first mountain coaster in the Branson area. This unique family friendly thrill ride takes you on over 5,000 feet of track as gravity pulls you down hills, around corners and through two 360° horizontal loops as you race to the bottom at speeds up to 30mph. Riders can choose to go at full speed for maximum thrills or use a personal braking system to travel at a more moderate pace and enjoy the Branson natural beauty and spectacular views as they descend down the mountain.
Branson Scenic Railway - March 7
This popular downtown attraction departs from the historic Branson railway station (over a century old). Riders are treated to a 40-mile roundtrip excursion thru Ozark foothills and tunnels. You will learn the history of the area as you cross bridges and trestles while you experience the luxury of rail travel from days gone by.
Silver Dollar City - March 17
The Midwest's best and most popular theme park* has been celebrating its Diamond Jubilee since last summer, and the 60th anniversary celebration is continuing into 2021. And the park is opening just in time for Spring Break on March 17.
The 1880s-themed park opened a historic ride and an all-new area in 2020: Mystic River Falls. Still new to most visitor, the ride is considered an engineering marvel and includes a rotating 4-platform, 8-story lift and massive waterfall drop – creating the “Tallest Drop on a Water Raft Ride in the Western Hemisphere.”
Through June 2021, it's not required to make advanced reservations to visit the park. However, starting in July it may be necessary for the park to take advance reservations to enforce attendance limits and provide adequate social distancing.
* Don't just take our word. Silver Dollar City was rated the #1 theme park in the land by 10 Best/USA Today readers' poll in July 2020.
White Water - May 29
Branson's summertime staple White Water opens every year beginning on Memorial Day weekend. The park, located directly on the Branson Strip and nearby to many of our theatres, is open daily through August 15, and then on weekends through Labor Day.
Don't forget the shows!
So whether you're looking for shows or attractions, no matter whenever you come visit, you'll find lots of things to do! Visit BransonShowTicketsDirect.com for up-to-date schedules for Branson's best shows!