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Silver Dollar City Theme Park Located in Branson Missouri

Below is a list of the best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.


Huge Pancakes at Billy Gail's Located in Branson Missouri

Billy Gail's - Branson on 265

5291 State Hwy 265, Branson, MO 65616

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Meat Lovers Omelette: Bacon, Sausage, Ham & Cheddar Jack Cheese $15.49

Billion Dollar Bacon: Four Slices of their Signature Hardwood Smoked Apple Bacon Baked with Brown Sugar, Black Pepper, Cayenne, and Maple Syrup $7.99

Sloppy Chicken & Biscuits: Two Buttermilk Biscuits, 8 oz Hand-Breaded Chicken Breast, Famous Billion Dollar Bacon, and Two Eggs Over Easy, Topped with Gravy $16.99

Catfish & Eggs: Two Pieces of Famous Sutchi Catfish, Two Eggs, Hash Browns, and Bread $13.99

Billy's Belly Buster: Three Eggs, Two Sweet Cream Vanilla Pancakes, Hash Browns, Meat, and Bread $17.99


Mon to Thu 7 am - 3 pm

Fri & Sat 7 am - 9 pm

Sunday 7 am - 3 pm

Order Online: No

Pumpkin Spice Donut at Hurts Donut Company Located in Branson Missouri

Hurts Donut Company

1600 State Hwy 76, Branson, MO 65616

Sample of the Donut Flavors

  • Apple Pie

  • Red Velvet with Cream Cheese

  • Pink Lemonade

  • Grape Balls of Fire

  • Salted Caramel with Chocolate

  • THE Brownie

  • PB Oreo

  • Maple Bacon Bar


Daily 24 hrs

Order Online: Yes


Silver Dollar City

Short Summary

Silver Dollar City is a popular theme park known for its immersive experience showcasing 19th-century Ozarks heritage. The park features thrilling rides, live entertainment, craftsmen demonstrating traditional skills like glassblowing and blacksmithing, as well as various shops and eateries. Visitors can enjoy attractions like roller coasters, water rides, and themed areas reflecting the charm and culture of the region. Silver Dollar City offers a blend of history, entertainment, and excitement, making it a favorite destination for families and tourists alike.

The Top 3 Rides at the Park

  • Time Traveler: World's Fastest, Steepest & Tallest Spinning Coaster

  • Outlaw Run: Only Wood Coaster to Twist Upside Down Three Times

  • Mystic River Falls

Cost of Admission

Adult Admission: $89

Preferred Parking: $20

Marvel Cave Lantern Tour: $16

Trailblazer Front-of-the-Line Access: $60

Silver Dollar City Theme Park Located in Branson Missouri

399 Silver Dollar City Pkwy, Branson, MO 65616


March to December

Check Their Website for Hours

New Spring 2024: Fire in the Hole ~ Indoor Family Roller Coaster

TITANIC Museum Attraction

Short Summary

The museum offers a unique and immersive experience centered around the RMS Titanic, the famous ocean liner that sank in 1912. Visitors can explore detailed replicas of the ship's interior, view artifacts recovered from the wreckage, and learn about the passengers and crew through interactive exhibits and displays. The museum aims to educate guests about the Titanic's tragic story while honoring the lives lost and the lessons learned from this historic event.

Admission Cost

Adult (13+): $35

Child (5-12): Free

Titanic Museum Attraction Located in Branson Missouri

3235 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616


Daily Opens 9 am

Closes 4 pm to 6 pm

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

Short Summary

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is a picturesque outdoor oasis spanning over 10,000 acres of pristine wilderness, the park offers visitors a tranquil escape into nature. With its lush forests, sparkling streams, and cascading waterfalls, Dogwood Canyon provides ample opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, and wildlife viewing. Visitors can explore the park's scenic trails, encounter native wildlife such as bison, elk, and deer, and admire the natural beauty of the Ozarks. Additionally, guided tram tours and horseback riding expeditions offer immersive experiences for guests of all ages. Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts seeking adventure and serenity amidst the stunning landscapes of southwestern Missouri.

Single Day Tickets

Adult: $14 - $20

Child: $9.75 - $14

Trout Fishing: $20/Hour

One-Hour Horseback Riding: $40

Wildlife Tram Tour: $30

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park Located in Lampe Missouri

2038 State Hwy 86, Lampe, MO 65681

Hours (2.26.24)

Daily 9 am - 4 pm

Closed Tue & Wed

WonderWorks Branson

Short Summary

WonderWorks Branson is an interactive attraction offering a unique blend of entertainment and education. Housed in an upside-down building, WonderWorks features over 100 hands-on exhibits and experiences that engage visitors of all ages. From mind-bending optical illusions to physical challenges and science experiments, the attraction encourages guests to explore and learn in a fun and immersive environment. WonderWorks Branson also includes a laser tag arena, a ropes course, and a 4D motion theater, providing a diverse range of activities for families and groups. With its blend of entertainment and education, WonderWorks Branson offers an exciting and memorable experience for visitors seeking adventure and discovery.

All Access Ticket

Adult (13-59): $32.99

Child (5-12): $23.99

Senior (60+): $15.99

The Largest WonderWorks is Located in Branson Missouri

2835 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616


Mon to Thu 10 am - 8 pm

Fri to Sun 10 am - 9 pm


Gettin' Basted, a BBQ Hot Spot Located in Branson Missouri

Gettin' Basted

2845 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616


Daily 11 am - 9 pm

Order Online: Yes

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Pork Tacos (starter): BBQ Pulled Pork, Cilantro Coleslaw, and Smoked Pineapples $12.00

Blackout Sandwich: Brisket, Smoked Turkey, Sausage, Pulled Pork, BBQ Sauce, Slaw, and Pickles $21.00

Miami Sandwich: Pulled Pork, Sliced Ham, Mustard, Swiss, and Pickles. Pressed and Toasty $13.00

Moo Burger: Brisket, Jack Cheese Sauce, BBQ Sauce, Onion, and Pickle $19.00

Judges Plate: 1/3 lb Brisket, 1/3 lb Pulled Pork, 1/2 Rack Ribs, 1/4 Chicken, Sausage Link, 1/3 lb Turkey, Two Large Sides and Texas Toast $64.00

Mel's Hard Luck Diner Located in Branson Missouri

Mel's Hard Luck Diner

2800 West Highway, W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Grand Village Cheesesteak: Tender Slices of Roast Beef Smothered in Grilled Onions,

Red and Green Peppers, Mushrooms, and Cheese. Served on a Sourdough Hoagie with Fries.  $15.49

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Burger: Topped with Bacon and Melted Sliced Cheddar.

Served with Barbeque Sauce. Served with fries. $14.49

Love Me Tender Fried Steak: An 8 oz Tender Chicken Fried Steak, Topped with

Peppered White Gravy, Served with Mashed Potatoes, and Gravy, Vegetable of the Day, and Bread. $16.49

Hard Luck Cheeseburger: Their Original Burger with American Cheese. Served with fries. $13.49

Mel's Favorite Carrot Cake: Gourmet Cake Loaded with Coconut, Pecans, Spices,

Pineapple, and Cream Cheese Frosting; a Scoop of

Vanilla Ice Cream Drizzled with Caramel. $10.99


Mon to Thu 11 am - 8 pm

Fri & Sat 11 am - 8:30 pm

Sunday Closed

Order Online: No

Andy's Frozen Custard Located in Branson Missouri

Andy's Frozen Custard

3415 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616

Sample of the Ice Cream Flavors

Triple Chocolate Concrete: Andy's Chocolate Frozen Custard Blended with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Melted Chocolate Chip.

Mint Chip Concrete: Andy’s Frozen Custard Blended with Mint Syrup and Melted Chocolate Chip.

Cherry Bash Concrete: Andy's Frozen Custard Blended with Chocolate Syrup, Maraschino Cherries, Heath® Bar and Almonds. 

James Brownie Funky Jackhammer: Andy’s Frozen Custard Blended with Creamy Peanut Butter and Brownies, then Filled with Hot Fudge. 

Andy's Hot Fudge Sundae with Pecans: Andy’s Frozen Custard Covered with Hot Fudge, Roasted Pecans, and Topped with a Cherry.


Mon to Thu 11 am - 11 pm

Fri & Sat 11 am - 11:30 pm

Sunday 11 am - 11 pm

Order Online: No

Feb Highlight: Try the Girl Scouts Thin Mints Concrete

Places to Stay

FYI: The hotel prices are estimated and will most likely fluctuate since I looked them up on their website.  I will keep them updated the best I can every three months.  I look for the cheapest available room, usually a queen bed. I typically look at book rates two months in advance and in the middle of the month to get average rates. Reminder: It is an ESTIMATE

Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center

  • Located within Driving Distance of the Silver Dollar City, Table Rock State Park, and Lost Canyon Cave

  • From their Website: "Step into our iconic resort in Branson, Missouri. Whether you’re visiting with friends, seeing all your relatives at a long-overdue reunion, or mixing business and leisure, Chateau on the Lake invites you to discover why our comfortable suites and thoughtful amenities make guests return time and again."

  • Food/Drinks Options: Chateau Grille (award-winning signature restaurant ), Atrium Cafe (casual menu), and Hungry Hunter Restaurant (nearby breakfast)

  • Who is this for: Hikers, Thrill Seekers, Lake Lobbyist, & Cave Dwellers

Chateau on the Lake Resort Located in Branson Missouri

415 N State Hwy 265, Branson, MO 65616

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)

King in April 24' - $161.00

Big Cedar Lodge

  • Located within Driving Distance of the Thunder Ridge Nature Arena, Golf at Top of the Rock, and Lost Canyon Cave

  • From their Website: "At Big Cedar Lodge, you'll find world-class accommodations, spectacular views, and adventure for the whole family just south of Branson, Missouri. Inspired by a commitment to conservation, Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, created Big Cedar Lodge as a unique destination for families and friends to connect in the great outdoors."

  • Food/Drinks Options: Devil's Pool Restaurant (southern homestyle cooking), Arnie's Barn (Mexican-inspired cuisine), and Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill (pizza/burgers)

  • Who is this for: Golfers, Concert Goers, Outdoor Adventure Seekers, & People with Padded Wallets

Room View at Big Cedar Lodge Located in Ridgedale Missouri

190 Top of the Rock Rd, Ridgedale, MO 65739

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)

King in Aril 24' - $492.00

21 and up fun

Smith Creek Moonshine Branson Landing Located in Branson Missouri

Smith Creek Moonshine Branson Landing

1209 Branson Landing Blvd, Branson, MO 65616


  • Apple Pie

  • Strawberry Shortcake

  • Orange Cream

  • Peach

  • Salted Caramel

  • Cinnamon


Daily 10 am - 7 pm

Food Menu: Yes

Turkey Creek Brewery Located in Hollister Missouri

Turkey Creek Brewery

1865 US-65 BUS, Hollister, MO 65672


Moonshine Blonde Ale

Turkey Creek Classic American Wheat

Common Folk Amber Lager (popular)

Raspberry Sour (popular)

Black Bear Stout


Mon & Tue Closed

Wed & Thu Noon - 8 pm

Fri & Sat Noon - 9 pm

Sunday Noon - 8 pm

Food Menu: Yes

 Again these are just few of my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn

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