A few years ago our young family experienced an attraction at Stone Mountain, Georgia called Ride the Ducks. It was an okay family experience at the time, but when we had the chance to Ride the Ducks again while in Branson, Missouri, it made me think of just how much our kids have grown.
The Missouri Department of Tourism arranged for us to experience Ride the Ducks in Branson and after we all took the tour, we decided it was much different than our previous adventure in Georgia. Before I go through a boring description of just what this attraction entails, I thought I’d share a snippet from my daughter’s travel journal.
“I got the chance to experience the ride called Ride the Ducks. Now you’re thinking, do I really get to ride a duck? Well, no. It’s actually cooler. You get in an automobile that can go on land or in water. They used these vehicles in WWII and the Korean War. It was used to carry weapons or for night attacks but now it’s used for enjoyment for all ages.
The funnest parts are the quackers that you get and you can drive! Moms, watch the kids quack like there’s no tomorrow! So go check out Ride the Ducks in Branson, MO.”
As you can read, she really enjoyed Ride the Ducks and even learned a few US history facts. My husband and I were surprised at the tour of the Branson area and the war history tour (which included a breath-taking view of Table Rock Lake). This tour is accessible for those with mobility issues and even includes a short cruise on the lake. Kids get the chance to captain the vehicle in boat mode allowing mom and dad to take plenty of photos. My kids’ favorite part? Quacking along to songs as we drove back through Branson. They liked it so much they continued to quack – all day.
The price for a family of four runs around $50 plus tax. There are also other family friendly attractions in the Branson area available in combo tickets which may save you a few dollars. Ride the Ducks attractions are available in other cities and are owned by Herschend Family Entertainment. I love how their mission statement is to “Make Memories worth Repeating”. We repeated the Duck experience and it was so worth it!