August isn’t leaving without a toasty 100-degree goodbye and that makes for an uncomfortable outdoor experience. Luckily, Branson offers a variety of options for those seeking to escape the scorching sun while on vacation. Try out some of these attractions and shows for an enjoyable (and cool!) Branson experience.
Branson’s White Water will be closing for the season after September 7 so take advantage of it while it’s still open! The family friendly water park is a perfect way to cool off on a hot August day and the 13 acres filled with more than 2 million gallons of exciting water rides won’t disappoint. Twist and twirl in the Aloha River, race the fast-moving waters of the Raging River Rapids or dare to try what’s been dubbed the biggest thrill in White Water history, the new KaPau Plummet. For tickets, visit http://www.bransonshows.com/activity/buyWhiteWaterTickets.cfm.
Besides the fact that the storyline revolves around a huge fish that lives in the cool waters of the sea, Jonah is a great way to keep your mind off the heat. One of Branson’s most popular family shows, Jonah boasts state of the art sets, performers, musical arrangements and special effects, making for an all around exciting family experience. Experience the well-known biblical story retold onstage in a way that you’ve never experienced before. For tickets, visit http://www.bransonshows.com/activity/buyJonahatSightandSoundTheatreBransonTickets.cfm.
Shopping at the Landing
Hit all the hot end-of-summer sales while browsing your favorite styles in the nice air conditioned shops of the Branson Landing. With more than 100 shopping choices and 16 different dining options, you could easily spend a day cooling off at this beautiful, lakeside retail center. Plus, beating the heat may be the only instance in which your young kids and/or husband will gladly follow you into your favorite retail shop, so soak it up!
Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline
While you’re at The Landing, stop by Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline for a refreshing zip across Lake Taneycomo. The exhilarating ride will not only provide you with a fantastic birds-eye view of the entire Historic Downtown area but a nice breeze to cool you down. Additionally, this zipline is a seated ride so it’s great for all ages and comfortable for the whole family. For tickets, visit http://www.bransonshows.com/activity/buyParakeetPetesWaterfrontZiplineatBransonLandingTickets.cfm.
What better way to cool down than by touring the Branson Titanic. Learn all about the historical story of the Titanic from the unique perspective of one of it’s passengers. Browse the interactive exhibits that fill the half-scale Titanic model and learn how much it would cost you for a third class ticket in today’s times or see how long you can keep your hands in the frigid water that matches the temperature of the ocean the night the legendary Titanic sank. For tickets, visit http://www.bransonshows.com/activity/buyTitanicTickets.cfm.
Hopefully just thinking about these Branson activities, shows and attractions has you cooled down already! There’s no reason the late-August heat should keep you from enjoying your trip to Branson. Enjoy each and every minute spent in the live entertainment capital of the world.