“natural wonders abound!”
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is an outdoor experience like no other. Acquire by Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris in 1990, the park stretches across the Missouri-Arkansas border, just south of Branson, Missouri. It is a shining example of Johnny Morris' commitment to protect and preserve our natural resources and reminds us all of our responsibility to do so as well.
Looked really pretty, we got there while it was drizzling and wanted to stop on our way home. Hoped on just checking it out for around 35 minutes. Nobody was at the booth to check us in so we walked around to the buildings to check in and got swarmed by like 10 workers. Went inside and was told it’d be $18 a person and that they would be closing soon due to rain but “we’d have time for one trail”. Decided to pass because of how expensive for a short period of time, decided to grab a snack for the road and they wouldn’t let us without paying the $18 a person:/ Bad experience but maybe it would’ve been better if we got there and had more time without the rain.
I had my reservations about going here, but I'm glad I did. Most of the park is man made with paved walking trails and mowed grass. But man, it was beautiful. We spent the whole day exploring the trails and viewing the waterfalls. There is one rustic bypass trail that takes you way high up top and that was really peaceful too. It was great to see all the families spending time together biking and exploring. I'd go again, and would want to do a tram tour to hear all the background info they share. Purchase in advance, they were sold out by 11:00.
Beautiful day trip with many waterfalls!
Take the tram to see it all
Must do if in Branson
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Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
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