The Track Family Fun Park & Branson Ferris Wheel – Fun for Everyone!
No trip to Branson would be complete without taking a ride on the Branson Ferris Wheel and visiting the Track Family Fun Park. It’s impossible to miss when driving down the main drag of Branson. As you turn the curve and see it looming in the distance, you’ll instantly want to ride. Higher than the eye can see on a bright summer day, riding the Ferris Wheel during the daytime, or at night, is an absolute must on your next visit to Branson, MO. Not only will the Ferris Wheel get your heart pumping, it will get you intrigued and ready to ride all the other rides that The Track Family Fun Park has to offer. Make certain that you take the time to ride the go-karts and all the other fun rides located close by the Ferris Wheel as well. If you and your family are looking for a day packed full of thrilling and fun rides, spending a day at The Track Family Fun Park is an absolute must. This post is written in partnership with Stone Castle Hotel but all opinions are our own.
Branson Ferris Wheel – All the Way from Chicago
With over 16,000 LED lights, the Branson Ferris Wheel is truly something that you have to see. During the day, the size is breathtaking in itself, but at night, those thousands of LED lights can be seen from any Branson hill scattered all around the land. The awesome part about the LED lights is that they change color and patterns, making it truly a beautiful sight that one could sit and watch easily for several moments in time. There are even “shows” that match the LED lights to music! Those showtimes are at 8 PM, 9 PM and 10 PM every night. If you are out and above exploring everything that Branson has to offer, seeing the light show at the Branson Ferris Wheel needs to be an item on your to-do list.
A bit of History about the Branson Ferris Wheel
Long before the Ferris Wheel arrived at Branson, it was quite famous for drawing large crowds at the Chicago Navy Pier. In fact, over the time span of 20 years, while being at the Navy Pier, it was ridden by over 17 million people. When a bigger Ferris Wheel took its place in Chicago, Branson welcomed the Ferris Wheel with open arms. It’s been providing tourists and locals the opportunity to ride one of the tallest Ferris Wheels in the US, open daily.
Branson Ferris Wheel – Sturdy and Built to Last
There is no chance that this Ferris Wheel is going anywhere! Built with over 4 million pounds of concrete in its foundation, and constructed with 80,000 pounds of steel, longevity is the key for the Branson Ferris Wheel. Arrive early and be prepared to get full 15 minutes per ride when you hop on the Branson Ferris Wheel! Don’t forget your camera. You can get some truly stunning photos!
Go-Karts at The Track Family Fun Park are some of the fastest around!
Go-karts know no age when vacationing in Branson. With 3 different tracks to choose from, The Track Family Fun Park offers something for everyone in your family. You can go fast, slow, or just drive along at whatever speed you want at The Track Family Fun Park. How much fun would it be to challenge your family on a little driving race on the go-karts? Put the peddle to the metal and have fun speeding away on all the go-kart track options!
Batting Cages, Bumper Cars, and The Skycoaster await you at The Track Family Fun Park
If go-karts aren’t your scene, no worries. There is something for everyone at The Track Family Fun Park. If you are feeling especially daring during your visit, why not give The Skycoaster a try? At 100 feet tall, you’ll get to experience the combination of flying through the air at 70 mph as a skydiver and hang-glider, all before you can change your mind. You can ride solo, or bring along one or two of your friends. Plus, you’ll get some super stellar views of those Branson Hills! They offer several batting cages and super fun bumper cars as well.
Save some Change to Play at the Arcade at The Track Family Fun Park
With over 250 arcade game to choose from, there won’t be a dull moment from the second that you step inside one of the three arcades offered by The Track Family Fun Park. Try your aim at skee-ball or challenge another member of your family in one of the biggest Connect Four games that you’ve possibly ever seen. Keep those tickets safe and secure so you can choose from some pretty awesome prizes when your time at the arcade is finished.
Andy’s Frozen Custard – A Refreshing End to a Busy Day
After spending the day exploring everything that the Branson Ferris Wheel and The Track Family Fun Park have to offer, it’s a must to explore all the varieties of custards and toppings at Andy’s Frozen Custard. If you’ve never tasted custard, you are in for a treat. Try a cone or quart of their vanilla or chocolate custard and choose from one of the many toppings from their expansive menu. If you can’t decide, let them do it for you! It’s no surprise that TripAdvisor ranks Andy’s Frozen Custard as one of the top places to visit in Branson, MO!
If you are looking for a family-friendly adventure that everyone in the family will have a blast at, make certain to check out the Branson Ferris Wheel and The Track Family Fun Park. From stellar views to thrilling rides, you’ll be amazed at how much fun is waiting for you and your family to try!
Location of Branson Ferris Wheel:
Tracks are located at varying locations but are all on West 76 Country Blvd. in Branson, MO.
For further information, contact 417-334-1612
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Pam Wattenbarger says
I absolutely loved that Ferris wheel. It’s really neat to see it at night when the city is lit up and they feature the light show.
Pam Wattenbarger says
I love how they brought the ferris wheel down from Chicago and kept it running. Such an great iconic piece of the past!