We are so excited to be able to hold our Homeschool Weekend once again! Please note changes that are being made. We are no longer partnering with Silver Dollar City. God has opened doors for us and we are thankful for the new doors He is opening.

We hope that you will be able to join us for the whole weekend but you are able to join us for all of it or for the parts that you would like to do. All tickets must be purchased by August 1, 2022.

Please, DO NOT CALL the different venues with your questions. The arrangements have been specially made for us and the ticket offices do not have that information. Contact us if you have questions.

We have blocked 20 rooms at Rodeway Inn (The Brick House Hotel) in Branson for Wednesday thru Saturday night. Must call the number below with our group name.

Rodeway Inn
2651 Shepherd of the Hills Expy
Branson, MO 65616
(417) 339-3000
Must say you are with MATCH Group
We are getting the rooms for 20% off ($60 + tax).
Must be reserved by July 17th!

Please pass this information around to your homeschooling friends! This is open to all homeschoolers throughout the USA.

The Wonders of Wildlife

Guide your students through the entire Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium experience. With 1.5 miles of paths, WOW will bring you up close to over 800 species of animals and eye-to-eye with the greatest collection of record-setting game animals ever assembled. While touring you will have the opportunity to touch stingrays and engage with guest engagement guides throughout the facility. Tours celebrate conservation efforts across the globe and inspire visitors to enjoy the great outdoors.

*Includes both the Aquarium, Nature Best Photography and Wildlife Galleries tours, allowing for a break in between

You MUST have a student/teacher ID when checking in. ALL MATCH members can get a free one on the members site. If you aren't a member, please contact me after you make your reservation and we will help you get one.

August 17, 2022
10:00 am

Students (4-18) - $18.75
Adults - $25.85

500 W. Sunshine Street
Springfield, MO 65807

Tickets must be bought through MATCH. See below.
Supper at Cici's Pizza

Come join us for supper at Cici's Pizza. This is where you will pick up your badges, tickets for the rest of the weekend and the kids will get a goody bag. Even if you don't want pizza, stop by the party room for your goody bag and your tickets. We hope that everyone will join us if possible. We would love to have this be a big event where we can get to know each other.

August 17, 2022
5:00 pm

Adults $10.80
Child (4-10) $8.00

(includes all you can eat pizza bar, dessert bar and salad bar and drink)

3460 W. Hwy 76
Branson, MO 65616

Tickets must be bought through MATCH. See below.
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

Explore Dogwood Canyon on your terms. Follow the paved trail as it passes by towering bluffs and waterfalls, crosses over beautifully crafted stone bridges, and stops to see rainbow trout in crystal clear waters. Bring a packed lunch, then visit our educational Nature & Conservation Center and the Treehouse built by Animal Planet's TV Show, Treehouse Masters.

You MUST have a student/teacher ID when checking in. ALL MATCH members can get a free one on the members site. If you aren't a member, please contact me after you make your reservation and we will help you get one.

August 18, 2022
10:00 am

Students (4-18) - $5.45
Adults - $10.80

2038 West State Hwy 86
Lampe, Missouri 65681

Tickets must be bought through MATCH. See below.

Wacky Walks Scavenger Hunt

Wacky Walks is a royalty themed scavenger hunt. It is similar to a board game, in which the power, or control, of the game shifts from one player to another and instead of a board, you'll be exploring the streets of your city with your smartphone to complete the game.

​The objective of the game is to have fun, find some cool places in Branson, and enjoy the company of whoever you are playing with. Wacky Walks will start out by designating who will be the first King or Queen. The Royal Highness will then direct the other players to locate items and participate in challenges throughout the kingdom (Branson). You'll use our scavenger hunt app to prove you've found correct items and completed the challenges correctly. MATCH will have its own private app so all posts will be only available to those that are playing from MATCH's group. We want to get everyone involved and have some fun and learn new things about Branson.

​Wacky Walks is done completely on foot and usually takes about two hours to complete. But don’t worry, you won’t be alone. You’ll have a remote/virtual guide that will be available in case you get stuck.

August 18, 2022
6:00 pm


Branson Landing
1001 Branson Landing Blvd
Branson, MO 65616

Tickets must be bought through MATCH. See below.

Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium features the largest collection of the odd and unusual from all corners of the world.

See a genuine shrunken head, see how you measure up to the world’s tallest man, and a two-headed calf!

Join Ripley’s on a journey through the strange, the bizarre and the downright unbelievable!

Believe it or not, you can take a bit of the Ripley’s Odditorium home with you. Everyone will get a collection book. It features incredible full-colored photos of our eye-popping exhibits. From Ripley-fied activities and strange facts, you’ll never want to put this book down!

August 19, 2022
10:00 am

Child (4-11) - $7.80
Adults (12+) - $13.40

3326 76 Country Boulevard
Branson, MO 65616

Tickets must be bought through MATCH. See below.

Acrobats of Shanghai

Shanghai Circus (featured by Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai, celebrating 22 years in Branson) parades a new production to audiences exercising more variety than ever before witnessed. The show honors the essence of the old historic Shanghai Culture through the dynamic artists’ dazzling performances which includes but not limited to breathtaking acrobatics, colorful dance, comedy, mystifying magic, and numerous aerial feats of strength. Shanghai Circus will deliver a higher level of entertainment by combining stage LED technological innovations with exceptional artistic performances.

Children ages 0-3 are free but must sit on a parents lap.

August 19, 2022
1:00 pm

$16.15/person (4+)

3455 West 76 Country Blvd.
Branson, Missouri 65616

Tickets must be bought through MATCH. See below.

Shepherd of the Hills

August 19, 2022

7:30 pm (Doors open at 7:15 pm)

Branson’s Favorite Comedy Murder Mystery Show! The gang is throwing Aunt Bell a surprise birthday party but biggest wing ding in these parts takes a hilariously dark turn. Legendary Fiddler Squeeky Bowman meets his mysterious demise, and the list of suspects is longer than a mules tail! Come have a delicious dinner and lots of laughs, and who knows…you might figure out Who Dun It!

Supper Menu
  • BBQ Pulled Pork
  • Herb-Roasted Chicken Breast
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Vegetable D'jour
  • White Birthday Cake
  • Dinner Roll with Butter
  • Choice of Beverage (tea, water, lemonade)

Tickets must be bought through MATCH. See below.

Come join us on a journey that you will never forget! You will get to see extra on this adventure than the regular farm tour.

You will get to hop on a jeep-drawn tram to take a guided tour of Old Matt's Historic Homestead; visit the Inspiration Tower; visit an authentic chuckwagon and talk with a trail hand who will discuss the history of the cooking meals over an open fire for cowboys on the trail; get to see some off the animals up close; discover some of the special effects used in the outdoor drama and some surprises that will be added.

You don't want to miss this tour! It will be 3-4 hours long but a lot of fun involved. This is something planned just for us.

(Note the farm tour and Inspiration Tower is included in this price.)

August 20, 2022

Adults $18
Child (4-16) $13.75 (4-16)

5586 W 76 Country Boulevard
Branson, MO 65616

Tickets must be bought through MATCH. See below.

August 20, 2022

8:30 pm

(pick up tickets before 6:00 pm)
    Outdoor Drama


  • $21.50/Adults
  • $12.95/Children 4-16
    (trams start loading 45 mins before the show)
The Historic Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama is the action-packed live reenactment of the famous historical novel by Christian minister, Harold Bell Wright. Published in 1907, this beautiful story tells of life in the rugged Ozark Mountains of Missouri in the late 1800’s.

Over 90 actors and actresses, horses, sheep, mules and donkey’s perform on a stage the size of a football field. There’s a shoot-out, the actual burning of a log cabin, a love story, a mystery and a moral message that is as true today as it was over a century ago. Over 8 Million Tickets Sold!

Your drama ticket covers:
  • Lil' Pete's Playground
    (including mini golf, petting zoo, and more)
  • Pre-show honoring our veterans
  • Self-guided tour of the Historic Farm
  • Jeep Tram Ride
Tickets must be bought through MATCH. See below.
August 20, 2022

Tickets must be bought through MATCH. See below.

Historic Farm Tour

Adults $10.80
Child (4-16) $6.50

The Shepherd of the Hills was the beginning of the Branson phenomena. People began pouring into this area to meet the characters and see the beautiful landscape Wright has so vividly described. Now you have an opportunity to visit the farm where the book was actually written! Enjoy a ride in an open-air Jeep-drawn tram through the wooded 160-acre farm with our Ozark Native tour guide. NEW FOR 2022! The Historic Uncle Ike’s Post Office will be a stop on the tour, as it is now restored on our property.

(Note this is a 1 hour tour and won't be done as a homeschool group. We will be doing the Ultimate Historic Farm Tour as a group.)

Inspiration Tower

Adults $6.50
Child (4-16) $3.30

Inspiration Tower is Branson’s “landmark on the horizon” — a massive 230′ tall structure located on Inspiration Point, which is the highest point in Southwest Missouri.

Take a glass elevator to the spacious, enclosed observation deck. The panoramic views are absolutely phenomenal in any season. On a clear day, you can see over 90 miles.

Sky Trek Challenge Course


Adventure awaits for families or solo-explorers on our Sky Trek Challenge Ropes Course. This outdoor structure stands tall next to the iconic Inspiration Tower and boasts the same incredible views coupled with an exciting ascent.

Copperhead Mountain Coaster

  • Driver $12.95
  • Passenger $8.60
  • Reride $8.15

  • The newest, fastest, most scenic, and longest downhill family-fun thrill ride!

    Branson’s longest downhill Mountain Coaster snakes through riveting loops, drops and curves in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. Plus, the newest & latest advanced safety technology on any mountain coaster! Opened in May 2021.

    Please note: All riders must sign waiver first and then check-in at ticket booth, whether tickets are purchased in advance or at the door.

    Vigilante Extreme Zip-Rider


    Are you brave enough for the adventure of your life? Come “fly” from the highest point in Missouri at up to 55 mph and see why we call our zip line style thrill ride “The Vigilante! Voted #1 Aerial Adventure Park in America 2019, 2020, 2022 by USA Today.

    This adventure is sure to make your vacation memorable! Simply take your seat, remove any any loose objects, sit back, and experience the Vigilante. From the highest point in Missouri to your landing point 1/2 mile away, you’ll see the Ozarks from a breath-taking sky-high view.

    Zipline Canopy Tours


    Enjoy the beauty of the Ozark terrain as you soar from tree to tree on the top-rated Zipline Canopy Tour. Guests will experience breathtaking views and thrills as they zip their way across the horizon from 8 unique tree-suspended platforms. For folks just looking to try out zip-lining for the first time, we have a beautiful tour which only requires some light uphill and downhill hiking.

    Tour holds up to 12 people (we can only accommodate 2 children with a tandem per tour).

    Keep your PayPal receipt as confirmation. All sales are final, NO REFUNDS!

    You will receive an email a few days before the the event with more information. All tickets will be picked up when you arrive. Please be at each event 15 minutes early.

    Wonders of Wildlife (Adult)
    Wonders of Wildlife (Child)(4-18)
    Dogwood Canyon National Park (Adult)
    Dogwood Canyon National Park (Child) (4-18)
    Cici's Pizza (Adult)
    Cici's Pizza (Child) (4-10)
    Wacky, Wacky Scavenger Hunt
    Ripley's Believe it or Not (Adult)
    Ripley's Believe it or Not (Child) (4-11)
    Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai (4+)
    WhoDunnit Hoedown A Murder Mystery (Adult)
    WhoDunnit Hoedown A Murder Mystery (Child) (Ages 4-16)
    Ultimate Historic Farm Tour (Adult)
    Ultimate Historic Farm Tour (Child) (4-16)
    Farm Tour (Adults)
    Farm Tour (Child 4-16)
    Inspiration Tower (Adult)
    Inspiration Tower (Child) (4-16)
    Sky Trek Challenge Course
    Copperhead Mountain Coaster Driver
    Copperhead Mountain Coaster Passenger
    Copperhead Mountain Coaster Re-Ride
    Vigilante Extreme Zip-Rider
    Zipline Canopy Tours