There are so many Museums in Branson of so many different types. Visitors could spend two weeks in Branson just visiting museums and still not see them all. Some of the museums make sense, like the Branson Centennial Museum or the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, or even the History of Fishing Museum. After all, the Branson/Tri-Lakes area is a great fishing spot. But we are incredibly blessed to have museums like the Titanic Museum Attraction and the World's Largest Toy Museum. The town does, though, have an incredible amount of museums of a wide variety. Let us help you sort out the many museums in the Branson area so you can decide which ones you wish to visit on your Branson Getaway.
Here is our list of the Top Eleven Museums in Branson in no particular order.
Located on a bluff overlooking the Ozark Mountains and Table Rock Lake, Top of the Rock preserves Missouri’s history and natural beauty. Top of the Rock features the world-class Top of the Rock Golf Course, Top of the Rock Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail, and the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum. The Museum features displays and artifacts that tells the history of the Ozarks from the prehistoric era up to The Civil War. Kids and adults will love it. Open Daily as of August 25, 2020.
When one enters the Titanic Museum, she can choose a name from among the list of passengers and crew aboard the RMS Titanic when she sank over 100 years ago. Then one can look for displays and artifacts connected with the name. At the end, one can discover that person's fate. Did the person survive the shipwreck? Were they lost? Were they a hero? Tour the Titanic Museum Attraction at your own pace and study the hundreds of artifacts and special collections on display. It is a mesmerizing experience. Open Daily as of August 25, 2020.
For one day last spring, I became a kid again. That is the effect that The World's Largest Toy Museum has me. I saw all of my favorite kids' toys and thousands of others from my parents' and grandparents' generations. A visit to The Toy Museum allows you the opportunity to see The National BB Gun Museum, The Stearnsy Bear Museum, The World of Checkers Museum, The Harold B. Wright Museum, and The Paul Harvey Jr Museum. Open Daily as of August 25, 2020.
Get to know stars screen, music and sports in a way that is unattainable anywhere else. Walk up and look into the eyes of life-size wax figures that began as clay sculptures and are now lifelike presences. Find props and costumes to give you the right look for your pictures with current and classic stars. Whether you’re walking the red carpet, taking a selfie at an A-list cocktail party, or singing with a pop star, the Hollywood Wax Museum is full of experiences that bring you inside Hollywood. Open Daily as of August 25, 2020.
I could spend days drooling over the cars in the Branson Auto & Farm Museum. They display cars and farm machinery from every decade since 1900. Not just cars and tractors, but motorcycles and even firetrucks. They feature a few models that I have never heard of and certainly many that I have never seen in person. My favorites are the classics. The only thing I didn't like about this museum is that they wouldn't let me drive one, no matter how much money I offered. Open Daily as of August 25, 2020.
The Branson / Tri-Lakes area is known to have some of the world's best trout and bass fishing, so it is only natural that it also has one of the world's best fishing museums. The History of Fishing Museum displays a collection of over 40,000 pieces valued at over $5 million. One could spend days taking in this collection . Some of the pieces go back to the 18th century and many many more are from the 19th and 20th centuries. As incredible as that is, one will find the stories behind them even more fascinating. Open Daily as of August 25, 2020.
Are you a movie or TV fan? If so, you shouldn't miss The Celebrity Car Museum in Branson. Remember the car chase from The Blues Brothers movie, the utility vehicles from Jurassic Park, the Batmobile, or Mater from Cars? You can see them all here along with dozens of other cars that will make you smile or laugh out loud. They even sell some of these cars, which means that the display is continuously renewed with cars that will awe you. Open Daily as of August 25, 2020.
The Veterans Memorial Museum in Branson, Missouri is a national tribute to the brave men and women who defended our liberties during the 20th Century. A visit to the museum is a powerful, emotional experience. As you wander the great halls of the museum you’ll be captivated by the stories of these men and women who gave us so much. The museum is filled with the most incredible collection of wartime exhibits covering the heights and depths of human experience. Open Daily as of August 25, 22020.
The Shipwrecked Treasure Museum is filled with authentic artifacts and priceless treasures seen on National Geographic & Discover Channel specials. Explore the secrets of the deep and discover treasures found deep beneath the surface at Branson’s new Shipwrecked Treasure Museum. This expansive two-story museum features items from the Roman Empire through World War II, and see the Largest Civil War treasure trove ever discovered. Open Daily as of August 25, 2020.
The Ralph Foster Museum, at the College of the Ozarks, grew from humble beginnings in the 1920's to become one of the Midwest’s foremost institutions of historical preservation. The primary focus of the museum is to collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit items relating to the Ozarks region. One of the more famous exhibits is the original vehicle used in the television series "The Beverly Hillbillies." In addition, visitors will find antiques, weapons, dolls, and other items from around the world. Temporarily Closed as of Aug 25, 2020.
The Centennial Museum features rotating exhibits throughout the year and a small gift shop. Admission is free; however, donations are welcomed and needed. The Museum will educate visitors and residents alike on not only the history of Branson, but of Taney County. A small bookstore/gift shop is also onsite. Now located in the heart of Downtown Branson in the former Branson Mercantile/Reish Shoe store. Temporarily Closed as of Aug 25, 2020.