We got to spend the day in Branson, Missouri having fun at three different family-friendly locations.
First up was Talking Rocks Cavern (my favorite place out of all three), however, everyone gave it two thumbs up and would go back again.
The area surrounding the cavern is really pretty. They have a small putt-putt course you could try while waiting for your tour to start, as well as picnic tables outside and a play area for the kids. We spent a good hour in the gift shop looking at all the neat rocks and many other items they had. The restrooms were clean, which is a huge plus, and there is an indoor area to climb around in, which my family loved.
The tour starts at the same place it did when they first opened their doors, which is super neat. You get to hear the history of the cave and how it came to be before entering the cave itself. Once you enter you are met by a ton of narrow stairs, which I find fun, but this cave is certainly not for everyone. Anyone with any type of inability to walk through narrow, steep, sometimes slippery situations would not be able to complete the tour.
We walked as a group to certain talking points, then stop and listen to the science and history of the cave.Our tour guide was really nice. I have been to other area caves and I would put this at the top of my list for beauty and the different rock formations you get to see. It’s not the biggest, and you see most of it right from the get-go, but it was super fun. At the end of the tour our guide turned the lights out and they had a colored light show set to music.
Talking Rocks Cavern was worth the trip, and if you are able to walk up and down narrow, steep stairs, I would highly recommend it.
This was Lilly’s favorite place. We all enjoyed using the props and taking photos with some of our favorite celebrities. It was a fun place to visit and we were able to capture some cute photos to look back on.
We'd actually been to The Butterfly Palace before, so the kids knew what to expect and were excited to return. Their favorite place is the butterfly room and headed straight for it as soon as we entered the building. Most of their time was spent hunting butterflies. Then we pursued the gift shop area, the nature center, and the mirror maze. All a good time. This place is really enjoyable and highly recommend.
A day full of fun family memories was made and thank you to all the sponsors for having us.
Find out more about Talking Rocks Cavern, The Butterfly Palace, and Hollywood Wax Museum and discount offers in our Branson post here.
This post was sponsored by Talking Rocks Cavern, Branson Hollywood Wax Museum, and The Butterfly Palace through USFamilyGuide.*
My daughter and her lovely family enjoyed a day in Branson, Missouri for a homeschool field trip. The above post was written by Megan Dittmer for LeahSay's Views.*