The 2014-2015 school year has officially started for most students and that’s even more of a reason to come to Branson! Many of the biggest attractions are filled with educational value for all ages so next time you take a classroom, youth group or your children to Branson, visit some of these attractions and soak up all the interesting and informative information (and fun!) to be found.
Learn all about these big cats’ diets, natural habitats and temperaments. Choose from the Awareness Tour, Feeding Tour, Behind-The-Scenes Tour or the You Feed Tour and experience these incredible lions and tigers up close and personal. Make sure you bring your camera for some amazing photos at the National Tiger Sanctuary! For tickets or more information visit http://www.bransonshows.com/activity/buyNationalTigerSanctuaryinBransonMOTickets.cfm.
Who knows, all the random information here might come in handy one day. The Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum has the most eclectic collection of artifacts from around the world and you really won’t believe your eyes. Browse the incredible exhibits and see real shrunken heads, a two-headed calf, vampire killing kits and so much more. For tickets or more information visit http://www.bransonshows.com/activity/buyRipleysBelieveItOrNotMuseumTickets.cfm.
Experience some of the world’s most rare and endangered animals at the Promised Land Zoo. Animal handlers will teach you all about the exotic birds, sloths, large cats, zebras, kangaroos, reptiles and more interesting creatures. A day spent bottle feeding baby animals, watching live animal shows and exploring the zoo with an on-foot safari is a day well spent! For tickets or more information visit http://www.bransonshows.com/activity/buyBransonsPromisedLandZooTickets.cfm.
Brush up on some local history at the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead where you can tour the property and see many of the historic sites mentioned in Harold Bell Wright’s famous novel Shepherd of the Hills, watch Ozarks residents act out the novel at the outdoor theatre, or dine on delicious down home country fare at the Round-Up On the Trail Dinner Show while you’re entertained by talented musicians onstage. For tickets or more information visit http://www.bransonshows.com/activity/HistoricHomesteadTour.cfm.
Producing more than a million trout every year, the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery is a fantastic well-rounded learning experience. With self-guided tours detailing the trout production process, lakeside activities, hiking trails available and opportunities to hand feed the hungry fish, a visit to the hatchery could easily fill several hours.
With so many attractions that are student friendly, Branson is the perfect location for an educational and fun day trip.