So my mini and I headed to Branson, Missouri with my mom and my niece in tow. As soon as we arrived, I found myself in social media heaven – so many photo opportunities. As a mom blogger and influencer, I made it my mission to capture as many of them as possible on my 4 day stay. Here are some of my favorites.
Located on Highway 76 also known as “the strip, my family did not post the fee to ride the ferris wheel.” We did, however, take the moment to capture a photo or two.
2. Pasghettis’ Meatball
Also located in the strip, Pasghettis meatball makes for the perfect social media backdrop. We did actually eat at Pasghettis. I thoroughly enjoyed my shrimp primavera where I subbed out the Alfredo for red sauce. The red sauce was AMAZING. My mom did not enjoy her grilled chicken and potatoes. This is not an ad, just my true experiences that I decide to document. Also, the pasta came with peas which I picked out. (I like peas but not in pasta). I would still go back for another serving.
Still on the strip, my mom, daughter, niece and I entered the Toy Museum. It did not disappoint. Every toy you can imagine from any generation made an appearance within those museum walls. As far as Instagram photo ops inside, there were two booths, a Barbie booth and a superhero booth of some sort. You could also, of course, use the cases and cases of toys as backdrops and any of the interactive activities the museum setup inside. However, besides, the Barbie booth, outside was much more my cup of tea with murals, vintage movie theatre posters/ads all around, an oversized Barbie skate, Vintage cars, and a bus with windows of some historic toy favorites.
(located in front of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!)
The Ripley’s Art Garden consists of elephants, werewolves, gorillas, and a few other statues made completely of car parts, pennies, and car tires. It is also located on a highway 76 on the strip. We did not visit the inside of this museum, but Hulk was just who I needed to grace my Instagram feed.
The final location on the strip (for now) that could certainly find a featured spot on your Instagram feed or stories in either photos or videos is the Hollywood Wax Museum. With its large Hollywood sign topped with Godzilla, its fun Hollywood themed neighbors, and the fake celebrity faces that mimic Mt. Rushmore, the Hollywood Wax museum offers plenty of chances for awesome pictures. The museum also has its own photo props in front that allow visitors to capture the entire scene.
With a giant sized Octopus and singing fountain, the aquarium was a hit for more than just Instagram pictures. We did not go into the aquarium but we stayed for about an hours, snapping photos, watching the water and headed to the back for a few snapshots and a boardwalk setup right behind the aquarium. My daughter and my niece could have stayed even longer.
Located inside the College of the Ozarks, the Scripture Garden had stones peppered with Bible verses throughout, benches, a gazebo, a mountainous view and much more.
8. Branson murals inside of the Branson Landing
Chrisara Designs painted 4 beautiful murals that sit on top of each other inside of the parking lot at the Branson Landing. I took the opportunity to find and get photos at all four. It was like my own adult version of a photo scavenger hunt.
Back to the strip – Beyond the Lens! has a giant size camera that is fun for social media pictures.
The true, final location we captured on the Strip, I screamed at my mom to stop when I saw none other than the legendary “Mystery Machine” from Scooby Doo. Outside, they also had Lightning McQueen and Mater as well as the Ghostbusters’ car.
I am quite sure there were tons of other Instagram photo spots that I did not capture, but these were more than enough. Have you been to Branson? What are some of your favorite Instagram spots?
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