There's a smorgasbord of kid-friendly things to do in Branson; when it's time to let the kids run loose, it's time for the city's family-friendly attractions. A must-visit is the Silver Dollar City. About 5 miles west of Branson, this is the biggest and best of the area's theme parks, featuring more than 30 thrill rides -- such as the Powder Keg, which accelerates from 0 to 53 m.p.h. in 2.8 seconds -- imaginative playgrounds, 40 live shows daily, about 60 specialty shops, and resident craftspeople practicing their trades, all in a wooded, 1880s mountain-town setting. Marvel Cave, the site's original attraction, can be explored on a 1-hour guided walking tour. Kids of all ages love this place.
Family-style fun can also be had at the Track Family Fun Parks. This locally owned and operated park is so popular that it has five different locations around Branson. The go-cart tracks -- miniature versions of professional race tracks -- are the main attractions here. There are all sorts of tracks, including some wild multistory wooden tracks that look like mini roller coasters. There are a number of other attractions and activities such as bumper boats, thrill rides, ice cream parlors and miniature golf.
For music, laughter and more for the whole family, visit the Baldknobbers Theater. Even though the building is new, the show that is put on here is the oldest one in Branson, having started in 1959. During the action-packed two hours, you will tap your foot along to familiar patriotic, country and western, and gospel tunes. You will also roll on the floor laughing at the antics of some of the funniest comedians in town. Go ahead, let the little ones run loose. These kid-friendly things to do in Branson will surely keep them, and you, entertained the whole day through.
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