Yesterday, I visited the Ozark Medieval Fortress. It takes about 4 hours to get there from Jefferson City and is about 45 minutes south of Branson. If you and/or your children are interested in the Middle Ages or architecture, it is worth the visit. Our guide had a degree in medieval history and was very interesting. Artisans are in a twenty year process of building the castle using medieval methods. Much like the Rennaissance Festival, there are artisans such as weavers, blacksmiths, and stonecutters in costume practicing their craft. If you're interested, check out this link!