You will receive a QR code via email or text. This is your ticket for admission. It includes your walk date, time, number of adults, number of children and other purchases. Keep this information available, as it will be your admission when you arrive. We recommend you also take screenshots or print your ticket QR code.

You will also receive helpful links and interesting facts about Ozark Nights, the Owen family and the Sunday family, so you can learn more before your visit. Learn more about the Owen Ranch here.

Getting tickets online provides the best opportunity to secure your preferred date and time. If you choose to purchase at the ticket office or on the phone, we will do our best to accommodate these preferences but cannot make guarantees, as space often fills up quickly.

We strongly recommend you arrive at Ozark Nights no more than 20 minutes prior to the time on your ticket. Signs and/or staff will direct you to where you’ll begin your journey.

Ozark Nights is a timed event with walks departing every 15 minutes. If you are late, we will do our best to reschedule you for the next available time slot on the same evening or the next available date. 
Refunds will not be issued within 48 hours of your original walk date for missed walks, no shows or cancellations.

See the forest in an enchanting new light as you explore Branson’s newest and brightest nighttime mystery. When the sun sets, the forest comes alive with history and the unexplained. This immersive night walk sits on the former homestead of the Owen family, settlers in the late 1870s who soon disappeared without a trace, on the Winter Solstice. Ozark Nights takes you back in time to what the family encountered. You adventure includes:

  • A 7/10 mile paved self-paced walk along an illuminated and immersive trail
  • A chance to enjoy time around our Firepits, sharing stories and making S’Mores
  • Appetizers, refreshments, drinks and S’Mores kits are also available for purchase in the firepit areas
  • Getting closer to the beauty of the Ozarks’ woods – and the mysteries they hold

Because Ozark Nights operates when it’s dark, our hours vary by season and when the sun sets. Check our available walk times throughout the year by viewing our schedule here. 

You are welcome to visit our ticket office in advance to purchase tickets. We are open daily from 10 am until the last walking tour of the evening. On days without walks, the ticket office closes at 6:00 pm. Find more info on our tickets page here. 

Ozark Nights is a 7/10 mile walk, entirely outdoors on a trail that is a combination of hard surface material and natural terrain with moderate degrees of levelness. Guests should be comfortable walking approximately one mile on slightly varying elevations and slopes. The trail may not be suitable or recommended for those with reduced mobility.

Please wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing, based on the temperature and weather conditions.

Ozark Nights operates, rain or shine. We recommend wearing rain poncho’s or rain jackets with hoods. Our gift shop sells affordable rain ponchos for your convenience. 

Umbrellas are not allowed, as they impact the view and experience of your fellow adventurers.

Yes, see the weather alert banner on our homepage.  Ozark Nights is designed to operate rain or shine and only severe weather will prompt an alert. 

Yellow banner indicates a hold. It will include walk times impacted and when those walks will resume.

Red banner indicates a cancellation with specific walk times impacted. We will work with you to reschedule your walk for the next available time slot.

Ozark Nights operates rain or shine. Weather conditions that may alter your walk are monitored regularly. Notifications are posted to our website and sent to emails of guests who have walk times impacted. When walks are temporarily paused due to severe weather or cancelled, your walk can easily be rebooked through a link we will provide to you via email. Rebook that same evening (subject to availability) or for another date in the future. Only walk times cancelled by Ozark Nights are eligible for a refund. There is no exception. Missed walk times or no shows will not be refunded. You may also opt to receive a full e-credit for your next Branson visit. E-credits have no expiration date!

All ticket sales are final 48 hours before your walk time. If you do not show up or miss your reserved time slot, we do not provide refunds. Reservations made inside of 48 hours are final, however you may still reschedule your walk for another date by using the “Rebook” button on your original confirmation email. 

If you arrive late, we will attempt to reschedule you for another walk that evening or for another date subject to availability. You have an option to receive an e-credit equal to the full amount of purchase delivered to your email. Use it for your next visit to Branson. The e-credit has no expiration date.

Yes, there is no age limit for Ozark Nights! We encourage families and friends to discover Ozark Nights together.
Yes, we have a dedicated and well-lit parking lot, just a short distance from the entrance.

Yes! We encourage you to take as many photos and videos as you like, and we encourage you to share them on social media. However, flash photography is prohibited during the walk, as it interferes with the lighting effects and can disrupt the experience for those around you.

Yes, we offer the best rate for groups of 15 or more when purchased 48 hours or more in advance. Please fill out the Groups contact form or call 417-337-4809.

We also provide an Online Only Group discount under the 48-hour notice online (click here) Groups – Ozark Nights

Lighting effects are used at Ozark Nights. Therefore, it may not be appropriate for people with epilepsy or any other conditions that make them sensitive to light.
No smoking, vaping, marijuana or illicit drug use is allowed on the premises.
Pets are not allowed at Ozark Nights.

Service animals that are specifically trained to work or perform tasks for people with disabilities, as currently defined by the ADA, are welcome. 

The service animal must always be under the owner’s control and remain on a leash, be in a harness or be able to follow voice, signal or other effective control commands given by the owner. The owner is responsible for disposing of animal waste. Please note, comfort, therapy and emotional support animals are not considered service animals.

Restrooms are available at the main ticket building, on the main and lower levels. Additional restrooms are available at the Owens Outpost, along the trail.

The gift shop has pre-packaged food items and beverages, plus our signature freshly baked cookies. After your walk enjoy refreshments, food and beverages (to include wine, beer and mixed drinks) at the firepit area.

No, outside food and beverages are not allowed.
Yes! There is an Ozark Nights gift shop where you can purchase a variety of specialty merchandise items.
Ozark Nights is not ADA-compliant. This is due to the slope and grade of the terrain, which prohibits the safe operation of wheelchairs and motorized scooters. Additionally, the walking path may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.
Yes, you are welcome to bring strollers or baby carriers for infants or small children. Please note, wagons are not allowed.
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