I was invited to Branson for a Media Event to experience everything Branson had to off during the holidays but it wouldn’t have been the perfect Branson adventure without these two experiences. I was thrilled that they managed to fit these into our tight schedule because they both offer such unique experiences. I’m always up for a new experience, even if I am scared of heights, ha.
Branson Ferris Wheel
The Branson Ferris Wheel is just one of the fun things you can experience at the Track Family Fun Park. You can seriously take your family there and spend a day of eating, go carts, Ferris Wheel, mini golf and more. Honestly, I am not a fan of heights so I may have freaked out for a minute but I never turn down an opportunity to try something new and I’m glad I did! The views from the top of the Ferris Wheel were incredible. We rode it early morning but I so wish we had time to come back at night because it features a music (through a local radio station) and light spectacular created by a local favorite and member of The Haygoods.
Other Fun Facts
“The Branson Ferris Wheel was formerly Chicago’s iconic Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, ridden by nearly 17 million people from 1995 to 2015. Standing 150 feet tall, its 40 gondolas hold 240 riders, and it lights up the night with 16,000 LED lights. The Branson Ferris Wheel boasts spectacular views of the famed entertainment corridor and the picturesque Ozark Mountains.”
Check out these views!
So. Much. Fun. Make sure you add the Ferris Wheel to your list of things to do when visiting Branson! Riding at night or during the day, it’s totally worth your time!
The Titanic Museum
I don’t know about you, but I have seen the movie approximately one hundred times. I can sing all of the words to My Heart Will Go On in my sleep. Nothing prepared me for the emotions I would feel when walking through the Titanic Museum though.
As soon as you enter, you are given a ticket with the name of someone who was actually on the Titanic, following their journey, understanding where they slept, where they ate, etc..
The museum allows you to step back into time and relive this important day in history in 1912. With over 400 artifacts valued at over $4.5 million dollars, you get a good understanding of what lead up to the sinking of the Titanic. The tour ended with a walk down Titanic’s Grand Staircase. I felt a little under dressed for such an experience. It was quite amazing.
Make sure you stop by the gift shop too for some amazing Titanic finds!
I was overcome with emotion by the end of the tour. It was an experience I will never forget!
If you are interested in visiting Branson, check out my overall review of things not to miss here. Happy travels!
**This was a hosted trip but all opinion are 100% my own.