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Extreme Rides - Finding Branson’s 10 Biggest Thrills!

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Extreme Rides - Finding Branson’s 10 Biggest Thrills!

If you’ve been to Branson’s Silver Dollar City, then you’re familiar with all the incredible coasters and other exciting rides to be found - but did you now that Branson is brimming with other thrills just waiting to be conquered?  If you haven’t been in a while, just one quick trip down the Strip and around town is all it takes to discover how many exciting attractions and activities have popped up in recent years! From fascinating, fun attractions like museums, mini-golf, go karts, and ropes courses, to the more strenuous pursuits like kyaking, hiking, and swimming, Branson overflows with action.  But sometimes, you want to get your heart-racing on some mind-blowing rides, and now there’s a plethora of thrills in Branson everywhere you turn! We’re sharing a quick bit of info on the 10 absolutely-must-do extreme experiences, including the wildest rides at Silver Dollar City, for the ultimate in thrill-time fun time! (You’ll be wanting to eat well, too: “Branson’s 10 Best Diners - Finding Comfort Food Favorites!” -- “Branson Buffets - 16 Places for Belly Fillin’ Fantastic Food!”)

Here’s our list of 10 huge Branson thrills to bring out the hidden daredevil in all of us:

1. AERODIUM Get your dream-of-flying fix in this exciting vertical wind tunnel!  There’s nothing quite like jumping out of a plane at 18,000 feet, but if you want to start a little closer to the ground, here’s your chance!

Location:  Fritz’s Aventure - 1425 West Highway 76

Schedule: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday, and from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

2.  Blue Streak Fast Line Zipline canopy tours are a blast, but for a fast-paced rush, check out the quarter mile Blue Streak, the fastest line at Wolfe Creek, plus you finish with the “step off” 100-foot FreeFall Xpress!  

Location:  Branson Zipline at Wolfe Creek Preserve - 2339 US Highway 65 - about 10 minutes north of Branson

Schedule:  9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily

3.  Branson Buzzsaw:  As many as 24 riders in two-person swings are taken atop a 123-foot tower to spin at 10 revolutions per minute 120 feet above the ground - this isn’t the playground swingset of your childhood!

Location:  Branson Sawmill - 2115 West Highway 76 (across from Walmart)

Schedule:  10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday -- 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Friday & Saturday

4. Gravity Bomb:  A true free fall drop experience, the Bomb takes up to eight riders an astonishing 200 feet into the air, only to drop them in an exhilirating, mind-blowing fre- fall descent!  

Location:  Big Foot Fun Park - 3608 West Highway 76

Schedule:  10:00 a.m. until midnight or later - daily

5.  KaPau Plummet:  With two side-by-side slides of 245 feet launched in a 70-degree plunge from a 40-foot tower, riders experience a free-fall of up to 26 feet per second before splashdown...stunning!

Location:  White Water - 3505 West Highway 76

Schedule:  Can vary by month - typically:  10:00 a.m. to 6:00 or 7:00 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday -- Night Water Special: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday

6.  Outlaw Run:  A first drop of 162 feet at 81 degrees, a 720-degree double barrel roll, twisting upside down three times, zipping along at 68 mph, and that’s not all this record-breaking wood coaster has to offer!

Location:  Silver Dollar City - Indian Point Branson - 399 Silver Dollar City Parkway 

Schedule:  Park schedule varies - typically:  9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily

7.  Runaway Mountain Coaster:  You have control over your speed as you round curves, spiral, and speed coast down this 3,000 foot track that rises 330 feet in elevation to the hilltop reaching speeds of 30 mph!

Location:  Branson Mountain Adventure Park - 935 Missouri Highway 165, just a couple of minutes from The Strip

Schedule:  9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday -- 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday (year round)

8.  Skyscraper:  This 80-foot-tall windmill-style propeller has arms extended 170 feet and reaches speeds up to 60 mph - appearing to woosh down close to the street, it practically stops traffic on Branson’s Strip!

Location:  The Track Family Fun Park Track 3 - 2505 West Highway 76

Schedule:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight daily - schedule can change based on crowds

9.  Time Traveler:  Another record-breaker from Silver Dollar City, this doozy was custom-designed for the Ozarks terrain, dropping 10 stories at 90 degrees and reaching speeds up to 50.3 mph...mind blown!

Location:  Silver Dollar City - Indian Point Branson - 399 Silver Dollar City Parkway 

Schedule:  Park schedule varies - typically:  9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily

10.  Vigilante Extreme ZipRider:  Launching from Inspiration Tower at 170 feet up, this zip monster is more than a half mile long, reaches speads of 50 mph, and offers a cozy, non-harness seat and a spectacular view!

Location:  Inspiration Tower - Shepherd of the Hills Homestead & Adventure Park - 5586 West Highway 76

Schedule:  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily

Our post would be endless if we included everything, like the Super Sling at Big Foot Adventure Park, PowderKeg at Silver Dollar City, the Mountain Coaster at Branson Sawmill, the Branson Ferris Wheel at The Track Family Fun Park, KaPau Plummet at White Water, and so on, so forth, and so much fun to be had in Branson, what in the world are you waiting for?  Get up, get the gang together, get going, and get ready for the freakin’ fun time of your’s only possible in Branson Missouri!