If the concept of traveling back in time in a DeLorean DMC-12 sounds appealing to you, first of all, you have good taste! Second of all, you need to head over to Retro Mania, a new museum/attraction in Branson, MO, that does everything it can to take you back to a time filled with great music, cult classic movies, and hairspray-ready hairdos.
From the moment guest(s) pull into the parking lot, they will come face-to-face with the best of 80s movie props and memorabilia, including the cop car from “Robocop” and the Harrier Jump Jet from “True Lies.” If you think that’s cool, just wait until you step inside Retro Mania.
To start things off, there’s the 80s Film Museum which is home to some of the best 80s movie characters, including E.T., Terminator, Darth Vader, Beetlejuice, and who-you-gonna-call Ghostbusters! Also downstairs is the Free Play Arcade which is exactly what it sounds like. It’s an arcade with a diverse variety of games to play – for FREE. Who knows, you might even run into the Simpson family while you’re down there. Anything can happen in Retro Mania.
If you get a little hungry or thirsty after traveling to a galaxy far, far away, you can turn your feet towards New Wave Cafe, where the food is excellent, and the lava lamps are always glowing. This cafe has several yummy food items, including burgers, sandwiches, and Nightmare Nachos (which will be served out of Freddie Cougars’ hands). New Wave Cafe also serves 80s themed drinks with names like Risky Business and Ecto-Plasm.
Sooo – whether you are eating, playing, experiencing, or discovering, Retro Mania provides a world of fun throughout that gets better the more you explore. For instance, on the second floor is the Gremlin Movie theatre where guests can watch movies with – you guessed it – Gremlins. New movies will be featured each week and include all of your favorite blockbuster hits such as “Ghostbusters,” “Karate Kid,” and “Back To The Future.” Also upstairs is blacklight mini-golf, a haunted house, and two escape rooms!
Other Fun Facts about Retro Mania:
- The motorcycle behind the ticket desk was ridden by Mel Gibson while filming “Lethal Weapon 3”
- There are over 9 attractions inside Retro Mania
- The purchase of one ticket covers all of these attractions
- Yes, you will get to see Darth Vader. No, he is not your father
Attractions waiting for you inside:
- Retro Rocker Mini Golf(blacklight)
- Free Play Arcade
- Gremlins Movie Theater
- New Wave Cafe
- 80s Film Museum
- 2 Escape Rooms: Escape From The Future & Escape Alien Encounter
- Haunted House with slasher characters
- Karaoke Stage with Alvin and the Chipmunks
- And more!
Current Hours are 10 AM – 6 PM Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Check their website for more details here at http://retromania.com/
Retro Mania Address: 3307 West Highway 76 Blvd
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