The Missouri Ozarks are an integral part of the Branson, Missouri experience. The lush forestry, biodiversity, and available activities make this landmark valuable beyond measure. For more ideas on Ozark attractions and how to enjoy the natural beauty of the Ozarks, see our following list of attractions found in the Ozarks.
On the Black River, guests can canoe, kayak, or tube down the river and enjoy a breathtaking scene of the Ozarks. The scenic float includes sites of crystal clear water, wooded forests, green meadows, caves, fern greenery, and winding cliff walls. The Black River will truly provide a magical experience for all nature lovers.
Ride on thousands of acres of property, either on your own horse or with a provided horse with your very own guide! For those that are more seasoned in the sport of riding, come out for the annual week long ride with your family! If you’re a newcomer, another option is to come out for weekend and explore this new and exciting opportunity! Either way, the Ozarks provide everybody with the opportunity to be a cowboy or girl!
For a gorgeous hike, go for a climb at Taum Sack Mountain State Park. The park offers a paved path to Missouri’s highest peak in the Ozarks. Its peak reaches its highest point at 7,500 feet. Hikers looking for a challenge will love this summit. The park consists of several trails and even has a specific Ozark trail that winds through the state park with awe-inspiring views of the countryside. At Taum, take a leisurely walk or push yourself to your limits!
Of the 800 species of birds in America, over 400 species reside in Missouri! For those that take joy in the sport of bird watching, the Ozarks are your Disneyland! The open space of the Ozarks permits the diversity of habitat needed for you to spot your favorite bird. Take a trip to the Ozarks to delight in your favorite pastime!
If you love hunting, the Mark Twain National Forest is for you. The forest attracts hunters, trappers, anglers, and anyone who loves learning about flowers and wildlife! The forest has a wide variety of species to hunt, which includes white tail deer, turkey, quail, doves, geese, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, and more! Beautiful spring-fed rivers run in the area giving visitors natural beauty to wonder at during their hunt. Come see for yourself!