Kara Williams of the VacationGals blog (www.thevacationgals.com) ranked Branson as one of the top 10 family destinations on the Fodor travel blog (http://www.fodors.com/news/story_3794.html). Other destinations in the top 10 included Hawaii, any national park, Colorado, Italy, Germany in winter, and Washington's Olympic Peninsula.
Here's what Williams wrote about Branson:
"Sure, the "live music capital of the world" is a little hokey, but according to everything I've read about this touristy city, my kids would love it-from the permanent Titanic museum, to the plethora of mini-golf courses and go-kart tracks, to the area amusement parks. The Branson Airport debuted in 2009, with low-cost flights from AirTran and Sun Country. And 2010 brings a new zip-line tour and Branson Auto Museum, plus live shows "Yakov's Moscow Circus," "The Legend of Kung Fu" and "Cirque Montage," aerobatics from Cirque du Soleil alumni. When you get your fill of man-made attractions, you can always seek out local lakes and recreation trails for fishing, boating, hiking, horseback riding and biking."