MILLIONS OF DOLLARS in Branson, MO!
The media and Branson Chamber have boasted that 200-300 million dollars will be spent in Branson, MO this year alone! And it’s coming to fruition! Branson continues to be devoted to bring the best of the best to the Tri-Lakes area to keep our guests busy, happy, and to generate income to make this the greatest place to live in the Midwest! So where is this money being invested?
Mountain Adventure Park
The creation of Mountain Adventure Park has begun and they are bringing a brand new ride to Branson. A gravity projected roller coaster consuming 60 acres of land will adorn Highway 165 and this Mountain Coaster is just a start! The developer plans to add a unique treetops course with zip coaster zip lines, a ropes course, and mountain segways. This $5 million dollar project is sure to bring a smile to your face while you zip the mountainside!
What used to be the Silver Fountain Inn, which has sat vacant for a decade, is now Fritz Adventure! A $10 million dollar, 80,000 sq ft indoor climbing facility for families of all ages. It’s not a rock climbing gym…it’s a rock climbing city! A place the Swiss Family Robinson’s grand kids will enjoy! Get ready to crawl and climb your way under, around, through, and to the top! This family attraction will be open all day and evening…all-year-round!
15-Story Ferris Wheel
From Chicago’s Navy Pier, the Track Family Fun Parks along with $4 million dollars, disassembled the iconic 15-story Ferris Wheel and piece by piece it traveled south across Missouri to Branson. The Grand Opening was a site to behold with live entertainment, media, and crowds that kept the Ferris Wheel filled to brim for hours late into the night. The techs at the Haygood Theater also had a surprise up their sleeve when they activated a custom light show they developed on the sides of the Ferris Wheel! Movement, colors, and even heart shapes! Check out their amazing video from build to light show!
Branson’s Escape Code
Channel your inner detective! Escape Code is the newest in strategy mind games. Perfect for families with older children, date nights, and corporate team building, test your skills while trapped in a room. Will you get out in time? Let’s see!
Ballparks of America
Say bye bye to the old Red Roof Mall and hello to a $30 million dollar Multi-Baseball Stadium version of Disney’s Epcot Center! Branson’s Ballparks of America will host traveling youth baseball teams in a variety of tournaments and competitions. They are already hosting teams as they continue to finish the last stages of construction. It’s so big we’ve already blogged about it! Check out all the juicy details here!
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
If you haven’t taken a stroll at Dogwood Canyon for awhile, you’re in for a BIG surprise! The park was once a beautiful place to hike, bike, ride horses, and catch a fish complete with numerous waterfalls and wildlife to meet. It still is, but with a grand facelift! With preservation and conservation at the forefront, the park has morphed into it’s own wilderness theme park! Complete with a working gristmill, general store, education center tree house, and restaurant with waterfall view. It truly is one of the best kept secrets in the Ozarks. Check it out and share with a friend!
If the Branson Ferris Wheel wasn’t enough to change Branson’s skyline, here comes Bigfoot! A 200 foot high tower complete with THREE! That’s right THREE epic rides! Perfect for any thrill-seeker, Bigfoot encompasses: The Drop Ride (take in the view…then free fall 15 stories! OH YEAH!), The Saddle Sling Ride (shot up from the ground it’s the biggest bounce you’ll ever feel at 150 feet high!). Or for the less enthusiast thrill-seeker: The Aerial View Ride (enjoy a slow gondola ride to see the highest views of Branson and gracefully lower back to the ground). Add food trucks to this attraction and you’re sure to have a great time in this $10 million dollar attraction.
A New Face
With over 75,000 visitors each year, Branson continues to mold it’s streets and attractions to give our guests the best experience in the Midwest. That dream is coming to life through the Spirit of 76. The streets of “The 76 Strip” will be transformed over the next eight years in a $75 million dollar project to increase walkways, park benches, landscaping, and unique interactive corridors and landmarks.
The ground is growing, the skyline is changing, and the attractions are coming! But regardless of what structures come to Branson, to our community it’s our tourists’ experiences and our next door neighbors that we care about the most. Genuine Ozarks Hospitality – In Branson, that is one thing that will always remain a constant. We’ll always say hello, we’ll always wave you in, we’ll always show you a good time and when you realize you love it here more than anywhere else…we’ll be here with our welcome pie, waiting at your new front door.