The tranquil beauty of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri have made it a favorite family vacation destination for decades. Its rolling vistas, rushing waterfalls and forested hills and valleys create the perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature through a range of outdoor activities, from hunting and fishing to horseback riding, hiking, golfing and just about anything that involves the great outdoors. Attractions near the communities of Ridgedale and Hollister include the Dogwood Canyon nature preserve and Top of the Rock, a mountaintop nature preserve featuring a museum, fine dining and world-class golf. And then there’s Table Rock Lake, a massive reservoir and the regional center of recreational watersports. With 745 miles of sparkling shoreline and some of the best bass fishing in the world, the lake is a big draw for boating enthusiasts, anglers, jet skiers, kayakers, paddleboarders and anyone wanting to enjoy a sunny afternoon on the water.
The other big draw is Branson–the “Live Music Show Capital of the World.” Branson is home to more than 100 shows in over 50 theater venues covering all genres of musical entertainment, plus comedy and dance performances. and comedy. Branson is also home to a range of family-friendly attractions including theme and water parks, museums for every interest, zip lining, cavern exploration and much more. A Missouri Ozarks getaway offers you the best of the great outdoors plus great entertainment and attractions.
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Explore 10,000 acres of Ozark wilderness offering horseback riding, kayaking, tram tours, hiking, trout fishing, elk and bison pastures and an Indian burial cave.
Silver Dollar City®
With thrill rides, attractions, a water park, BBQ, shopping and plenty of live entertainment, this mecca of family fun is one of Branson’s top destinations.
Johnny Morris' Top of the Rock
Perched atop a bluff overlooking Table Rock Lake, this unique destination created by the founder of Bass Pro Shops® features the Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail, natural history museum plus a world-class golf course and upscale dining venues.