Things To Do In Branson

50% Off at Greatest Adventures Mini Golf

Greatest Adventures Mini Golf

$34 $17

36-hole mini golf course hosts USPMGA golf championships and features the Towering Smoking Dragon, an Egyptian sphinx, and waterfall cave

Up to Half Off at Thousand Hills Golf Course in Branson, MO

Branson

$118 $59

Take in the beauty of surrounding hardwood forests during an 18-hole round of golf complete with a GPS-enabled cart

Up to 46% Off Canoe or Kayak Rental

Indian Point

$35 $19

During two-hour rentals, guest can spot bald eagles, white-tailed deer, and other wildlife, while anglers can reel in an Ozark smallmouth.

Up to 68% Off Admission for 1, 2, or 5 to World's Largest Toy Museum

Branson

$17.90 $8

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More than one million toys including antique tin fire trucks and retro lunchboxes; museum honors author of The Shepherd of the Hills

51% Off a Fly-Fishing Trip on Lake Taneycomo from Flys and Guides

Branson

$275 $135

Local guides provide boat, fly rods, flys, and drinks to lead guests on four hours of day or night fishing year round

Up to 51% Off AdrenaLINE Zipline Tour

Indian Point

$36 $18

Ziplining individuals are thoroughly harnessed before traveling 2,700 ft. over trees and foliage on 60-minute tours

Half Off 1950s-Themed Mini Golf

Branson

$34 $17

18-hole mini-golf course sends visitors putt-putting through the past with iconic imagery, such as Elvis and a jukebox

51% Off All-Day Pontoon Fishing

Branson

$344 $169

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With its secluded location on the shores of Lake Taneycomo, pontoon provides a restful respite for all-day trout fishing for four people

Up to 54% Off an Airsoft Outing at So Go Airsoft

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

Play private airsoft games in a 10,000-square-foot indoor space

45% Off Dance Classes

Ozark

$125 $69

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Up to 46% Off Flyboarding Outing

Lake Ozark

$199 $110

Guests strap into a water-jet-propelled water board for half an hour of thrilling sky surfing

Up to 50% Off Watercraft Rentals at Iguana Watersports, Inc.

Multiple Locations

$299 $149

Jet Ski frees riders to motor solo over the waters of Lake of the Ozarks; Tritoon features tow bar and seating for up to 14

Up to 51% Off Beginner Pistol Course

Ozark

$80 $39

Knowledgeable staff fosters a friendly and safe environment where students can learn basic pistol skills and practice at the range

Up to 58% Off at Ageless Yoga

Nixa

$48 $20

Studio offers hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative classes to students of all ages and experience levels

50% Off Services

Multiple Locations

$280 $140

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Up to 66% Off Classes at Singularity Gymnastics

Nixa

$70 $24

Beginning gymnastics classes for adults and kids build flexibility, agility, strength, and coordination

50% Off at Trek Con Springfield

The Springfield Expo Center

$30 $15

Enter costume contests and join fellow Trekkies and sci-fi fans in welcoming celebrity guests from Star Trek, Face Off, and more

Up to 77% Off Martial-Arts Training

Springfield

$110 $25

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Students young and old learn the methods of self-defense, the importance of self-discipline, and a strong moral foundation

Up to 51% Off at Git Fit Headquarters

Springfield

$54 $27

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Members make use of top-of-the-line cardio and exercise equipment during a calorie-burning, 30-minute circuit workout

Up to 71% Off Adult Hip-Hop Fitness Classes

Springfield

$100 $29

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One-hour adult hip-hop fitness classes integrate the latest moves from groundbreaking choreographers

Half Off Personal Training

Springfield

$500 $250

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50% Off Indoor Simulator Golf

Cherokee

$30 $15

Golfers swing into accurate replicas of world-famous courses in indoor simulators

Up to 55% Off Women's Fitness Classes

Springfield

$50 $25

Fitness classes such as piloxing blend Pilates, boxing, and dance while burning calories, toning torsos, and increasing endurance.

Up to 83% Off Classes at Essential Yoga

Springfield

$58 $20

Experienced yoga instructors lead a collection of more than 10 different classes, with sessions available every day of the week

52% Off Two Weeks of Boxing and Kickboxing Classes

Springfield

$39.50 $19

One-hour workouts that focus on strengthening the core, honing balance, and burning fat and calories

52% Off Adult Keyboard Lessons at Piano Craft

Springfield

$60 $29

Adult students learn to play nine songs in eight one-hour group classes with two one-on-one 30-minute sessions

Up to 53% Off Art or Music Lessons

Springfield

$57 $27

Kids learn drawing, painting, and mixed-media art techniques; private lessons for voice, guitar, drums, piano, violin, and other instruments

51% Off Boot Camp at Big Time Results

Springfield

$160 $79

Certified trainers and registered dietitian lead informative classes that pair calorie-torching cardio with muscle-toning exercises

Up to 60% Off Personal Training

Strong Gym

$100 $49

Personal trainers give clients one-on-one attention to help them learn the best exercise routines

Up to 90% Off Small-Group Training at Fitness 4u

Springfield

$100 $10

Trainers lead exercisers through fitness sessions that focus on a specific area, such as strength, upper & lower body, or cardio endurance

Up to 50% Off at Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

$20 $10

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Hall of fame honors athletes from sports across the board, including baseball player Yogi Berra and former Dallas Cowboy Jackie Smith

Up to 54% Off Personal Training

Springfield

$300 $149

Unlimited personal-training sessions for 30 or 60 days with longtime trainer

Up to 57% Off at CrossFit Provision

Springfield

$150 $69

Basics classes introduce exercisers to CrossFit; access to childcare, facility, and Workouts of the Day

60% Off Four Weeks of Gymnastics Classes

Springfield

$72 $29

Students of all ages and abilities learn tumbling and gymnastics techniques in classes ranging from beginner to advanced levels

Up to 85% Off a Natural Weight-Loss Package

Springfield or On-Location

$460 $69

Tailored meal plans, healthy recipes, guided grocery-store tour, counseling, and cooking workshop from a holistic health coach and RN

Up to 79% Off at Step By Step Dance Studio

Springfield

$115 $25

Highly trained instructors lead students of all abilities through steps and techniques of ballroom, country, swing, and Latin styles

51% Off Music, Art, or Drama Lessons

The Conservatory of the Ozarks

$100 $49

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Experienced instructors teach students of all ages and experience levels during private lessons at this fine-arts academy

Up to 82% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Springfield

$99 $19

Aduts and children learn self-defense in a variety of ways from this martial-arts academy

76% Off Private Lessons at Palen Music Center

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

Pick up the fundamentals of guitar, piano, violin, or other instruments taught by talented instructors

Up to 60% Off Kickboxing & Jujitsu Classes

Willard

$50 $25

Kickboxing and jujitsu classes led by current and former law-enforcement officials help participants get fit and learn discipline

Up to 60% Off Fitness Classes

Southern Hills

$50 $22

Fun, varying cardio-fitness and resistance classes aim to develop muscle, burn fat, and build endurance, speed, agility, and strength.

Up to 67% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Springfield

$99 $39

Boot-camp classes whip bodies into shape with a fun combo of cardio and strength training, using body weight and barbells

Up to 59% Off at Fit For Life Boot Camp

Springfield

$60 $29.99

Certified trainer leads students of all fitness levels through boot-camp and group training sessions using high-intensity exercises

Up to 30% Off Talk-Show Filming of "The Mystery Hour"

Gillioz Theatre

$10 $7

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Jeff Houghton interviews celebrities large and small in his homegrown Missouri talk show

51% Off Private Dance Lessons

Rogersville

$80 $39

Private dance classes for individual adults or children, friends, or couples cover styles such as jazz, ballet, hip-hop, modern, and lyrical

65% Off CrossFit

Rogers

$125 $44

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Up to 55% Off Kids' Dance Classes

Rogersville

$95 $45

Brother and sister team run a dance studio that teaches hip-hop, lyrical, tap, ballet and a variety of other styles to students of all ages

Up to 52% Off Range Balls and Beer in Reeds Spring

Reeds Spring

$14 $7

325-yard driving range, 3,000 sq. ft. Bermuda grass tee area, and 400 sq. ft. of short game practice space on 15-acre former rock quarry

Up to 57% Off Driving-Range Balls

Ruth C

$20 $10

Golfers can work on driving distance, iron accuracy, and greenside finesse against a backdrop of the Ozark Mountains

Up to 77% Off at Paintball International

Kick N' Paintball

$80 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

50% Off Vintage Market

Fayetteville

$20 $10

Vendors from around the region share their original art, home decor, clothing, antiques, and edible treats with vintage enthusiasts

Up to 56% Off Admission to the Clinton House Museum

Fayetteville

$16 $8

Visit the home where Bill and Hillary's relationship and political careers first blossomed

49% Off Dance Lessons

Prairie Grove

$75 $38

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43% Off at Bolivar Golf Club

Bolivar

$30 $17

Golfers traverse 9-hole, par 36 course twice for an 18-hole round

36% Off First-Time Solo Skydive

417 SKYDIVE

$275 $175

Experience instructors teach students the basics in a four-hour, hands-on ground school, before taking to the sky for a solo jump

Up to 54% Off Zipline Adventure

Eminence

$75 $37.50

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Six ziplines send guests soaring over trees and fountains, past 60 ft. waterfalls, and along the Jacks Fork River

Up to 63% Off Pizza and Games at Tilt Studio Joplin

Joplin

$78 $29

Pizza and soft drinks fuel sessions of video gaming and glow-in-the-dark laser tag or black-light mini golf

Up to 73% Off Keyboard Lessons

College Skyline

$149 $40

Students learn and improve their keyboard prowess during hands-on lessons, and receive a DVD recording of each class

65% Off CrossFit

Pittsburg

$80 $28

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Celebrated by Golfweek as one of the 40 Best New Courses of 2010, the site where Civil War–bushwhacker Alfred Bolin and his gang once ambushed unsuspecting travelers is now John Daly’s Murder Rock Golf and Country Club. The 18-hole course plots an oscillating, 6,727-yard path over the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The first hole sets the tone for the round with an elevated tee box that looks out 363 yards downhill into the mountainous contours that ripple against the horizon. The par 71 course concludes at the daunting 18th hole—the course’s longest par four and most difficult hole—where an aggressive drive can cut off the corner of a dog-leg right on the way to a severely sloped green and portal into Space Jam.

Legs weary from ascending steep hills or squat-thrusting golf carts can take a load off at Glenn’s at Murder Rock. Amid dark-stained wood paneling and leather-upholstered chairs, the eatery serves an inventive grill menu including steak flatbread sandwiches and pitas stuffed with Cajun-seasoned chicken or shrimp.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 71 course
  • Length of 6,727 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 72.0 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 129 from the farthest tees
  • Four tee options
  • Scorecard

1250 Golf Club Dr
Hollister,
MO
US

Though the Ozark Murder Mysteries' plotlines center on dark whodunits, the actors' humorous takes on each story leave audiences of all ages grinning. Performers challenge audiences to pinpoint the perpetrator as they act out interactive scenarios during regularly rotating shows. A complete feast fuels deeper belly laughs, quicker thinking, and sprightlier backflips during Ozark Murder Mysteries' scheduled performances, and the troupe also travels to private events via its Murder Mystery To Go! program.

625 State Highway 165
Branson,
MO
US

Chopper Charter Branson's flights range from aerial photography to scenic tours and hands-on instruction and training. Each student learns on the Robinson R44 helicopter, touted as the most popular helicopter in the world. The FAA-certified air carrier meticulously maintains their choppers, taking all safety precautions and plopping them onto a treadmill for at least 30 minutes, three to five times a week.

3005 West 76 Country Boulevard
Branson,
MO
US

At Branson Boat Club, families and friends cast off into the waters of Table Rock Lake on leisurely personal retreats. Boaters bring family members along for a 90-minute orientation in which Branson Boat Club's harbormaster imparts hands-on boating-safety instruction and raps about his favorite episodes of Gilligan's Island. Afterward, families set sail aboard their choice of the club's six boats. Plumb the lake depths for fish in the 22' Fish Series pontoon boat with two fishing seats and a 9' canopy, or kick back on the 22' Cruise Model Relax pontoon boat with a canopy, stereo system, and CD player. Boaters must pay for their own gas (around $30–$75) and bring along their own wisecracking parrot navigator.

611 Rock Ln
Branson,
MO
US

Amid the dense woods and dramatic slopes of the Ozarks, the sun rises over an 18-hole golf course, casting 7,324 yards of Tour-worthy fairways and greens in golden hues. A mist rises up from the grass blades, a nearby bird calls out, and it becomes obvious how fitting of a memorial the setting is to the late Payne Stewart. The iconic knickers-clad Missouri native charmed the golf world and won two U.S. Opens and a PGA Championship before his untimely end in 1999. Today, the Chuck Smith–designed Payne Stewart Golf Club carries hole names such as “Payne’s Pit” and “Chelsea’s Kiss”—the latter a reference to Payne’s daughter—in tribute.

A serpentine creek gurgles between two sets of parallel holes—the 9th and 15th, and the 16th and 17th—placing a premium on confident swings and sand wedges that double as snorkels. The most difficult hole on the course, the 9th, boasts tricky shot-making challenges—the tee shot and approach must clear water—and memorable scenery as golfers traverse a footbridge to reach the green, which sits next to a waterfall. In 2012, such features helped the course top Golfweek’s list of best courses in Missouri.

Course at a Glance

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 7,324 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 75.1 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 135 from the back tees
  • Five sets of tees per hole
  • Scorecard

100 N Payne Stewart Dr
Branson,
MO
US

A replica of Mount Rushmore reigns over the Hollywood Wax Museum—but instead of bearing faces of American presidents, the mugs of John Wayne, Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis welcome visitors into the museum's collection of celebrity wax figures. Each lifelike figure is meticulously crafted over the course of three months, resulting in uncanny stand-ins for stars such as Lucille Ball, Samuel L. Jackson, Willie Nelson, and Will Smith. Counter to the velvet ropes and glass cases of most museums, guests of the Hollywood Wax Museum can walk right up and touch their favorite figures, getting a taste of fame as they share the spotlight with them for unique photo ops. Celebrity trivia accompanies each figure across the two-level, multi-million-dollar facility, such as stars' accomplishments, the names of their pets, or which moon of Jupiter they own a resort on. After patrons max out on wax, they can head next door to Hannah's Maze of Mirrors, where reflective surfaces obfuscate players' paths as they rescue Princess Hannah from a wicked spell.

3030 W 76 Country Blvd
Branson,
MO
US