Extreme Branson Vacation: 6 Thrilling Adventures for Families

A Branson vacation gives visitors opportunities to explore the best of the Ozark Mountains in Missouri. From different ziplining courses to mountain roller coasters, families can pick their own adventures and make memories that last a lifetime. So before planning a Branson vacation, check out these six extreme adventures.

Top 6 Branson Vacation Activities for Thrilling Adventures

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Race to the Finish

Drive European racing karts at speeds as much as 40 miles per hour at the Xtreme Racing Center. Select from two different kinds of karts and drive on the 3,500-foot concrete raceway, competing against other racers. No driver’s license is required. Even junior drivers can get in on the action and race on their own track.

Zip Through Mountains

A mountain vacation won’t feel complete without ziplining through miles of trees at 50 miles per hour. Available for ages 3 and up, up to 275 pounds, Adventure Zipline of Branson offers two-hour zipline trips ranging from 200 to 2,000 feet. Guests can choose to zip upside-down! Most Branson ziplining adventures run two hours. Those looking to take it to the next level should try the Zip at Night tour through the Ozarks.

Other Branson zipline options include Branson View Zipline, Ozarks Xplorer Zipline Canopy Tours and Branson Zipline Canopy Tours. Each company features different lengths and experiences, giving guests the freedom to choose what best fits their comfort levels.

For a different zipline experience, head to Parakeet Pete’s. Located in Branson Landing, Parakeet Pete’s offers waterfront ziplining, showcasing scenic views of Lake Taneycomo and Branson Landing. Instead of being strapped in, visitors sit in a lift chair and gently ride to the top of Mount Branson. On the way down, riders enjoy a faster-pace and more thrills. When visiting Parakeet Pete’s, check out the steampunk balloon, a balloon ride that offers 360-degree views of Branson.

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Fight a Good Fight

Ride the world’s first 5-D adventure at Castle of Chaos. This thrill ride places visitors in the role of Carli Winepeg and her crew, who mysteriously disappeared while shooting the planned film Castle of Chaos.

Strap in, put on glasses, ready a pistol and protect yourself from the evil that awaits. Each player racks up points, and the top five scores are shown at the end of the ride. Families can also purchase a combo pack that includes admission to the ride and Hollywood Wax Museum, Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors, and Shoot for the Stars Mini-Golf. These attractions are must-dos on any Branson vacation.

Fly Above the Water

When most people think parasailing, they think of the beach. However, Branson offers parasailing adventures at Table Rock State Park Marina via American Parasail. Passengers ages 5 and older strap in and launch into the sky at as much as 250 feet above the water on 500 feet of line. A typical flight lasts 10 to 15 minutes. Getting soaked is optional.

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Go on the Fritz

Fritz Adventure Center is an indoor family adventure facility that measures more than 80,000 square feet. No matter the weather, the attraction allows guests to experience outdoor adventures year-round.

Inside Fritz Adventure, families climb, tunnel, slide, swing and zipline. Take kids to the water tower and slides, and compete on the large ropes course, adding friendly competition to the trip. No matter the age, Fritz Adventure provides a custom indoor adventure.

Add More Adventure to Your Branson Vacation

Ready for more? Spend the day at Branson Mountain Adventure Park, home to the Runaway coaster, the only alpine mountain coaster in Missouri and the Ozarks. Hang on tight or raise arms high while experiencing 5,000 feet of pulls, twists and loops. Riders can choose their speed, too.

Experience maximum thrills at full speed or use the personal braking system and travel at a moderate pace down the mountain. Other action-packed things to do at the park include ziplining, zip coasters and a ropes courses.

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