No matter what you are looking for in a vacation destination, chances are Branson will fit the bill
What Makes Branson So Special?
The town of Branson, Missouri has a long and storied history and plenty of charm to offer its visitors. Branson was not always the hot spot it is today, and it has grown enormously over the past couple of decades. From senior citizens to families with young children, everyone loves Branson, and for a good reason.
Where are the Branson Hotspots?
The entire town of Branson is something special, but some areas are more heavily traveled than others. The famous 76 Country Boulevard is a real hotspot in Branson, and the city is home to many of the best theatres and concert venues.
When is the best time to visit Branson?
Any time is a great time to visit Branson, but some seasons are better than others. Late summer and early fall are particularly good times to be in town, with fewer crowds, warm weather and lots of hot shows. Plus the changing of autumn leaves is absolutely spectacular in the Ozarks this time of year!
What are some of the best family-friendly activities in Branson?
Silver Dollar City
Ride the Ducks
The unique location of Branson makes it a perfect spot for an attraction like Ride the Ducks. These popular tours feature special amphibious vehicles that are equally at home on land or water, and they promise lots of fun for the young and young at heart.
Extreme Racing Center
If you need speed, just head down to the Extreme Racing Center. This family-friendly racing adventure will take your breath away and let you channel your inner race car driver driving European karts. Featuring one of the longest concrete raceways in America, this Xtreme 3,500 foot track offers a sophisticated timing system to track speeds to the one-thousandth of a second. The Junior Track offers riders 7+ under the opportunity to test their driving skills.
Branson Ferris Wheel
Promised Land Zoo
Big Foot on the Strip
Talking Rocks Caverns
What are the most popular entertainment venues in Branson?
Sight & Sound Theatres
With an ever changing lineup of concerts, theatrical performances and music acts, Sight & Sound Theatres is revered for its breathtaking 300-foot stage production, thought-provoking content, and sense of fun and adventure. Whether they are bringing beloved Biblical stories to life or hosting the best of country, folk, and rock music, the performers and actors at Sight & Sound Theatre take their jobs very seriously. Just check them out to see what is one stage, then book your tickets right away.
Buckets and Boards Comedy Percussion Show
Presley's Country Jubilee
This unique combination of music and comedy is a real show stopper and a delight for the whole family. Whether you are visiting Branson for the first time or coming back after a long absence, you are sure to experience a great time laughing the night away and stamping your feet to the Presley's Country Jubilee. Entertaining in the Ozark's for over 50 years, these folks patterned the foundation of Branson shows.
Branson, with more than 20 unique museums, is a haven for the culturally aware!
Branson Veterans Memorial Museum
Hollywood Wax Museum
No matter where located, wax museums are lots of fun, and the Hollywood Wax Museum in the heart of Branson is no exception. Where else can you take selfies with celebrities or have your picture taken with a famous politician? From iconic singers to famous presidents, you will find them all at the legendary Hollywood Wax Museum.
Ripley's Believe It or Not
Ralph Foster Museum
Branson Auto and Farm Museum
History of Fishing Museum
Explore The Natural Wonders of the Branson Area
Shepherd Hills Hatchery
Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area
TableRock Dam and Lake
The humble butterfly plays a significant role in the local ecology, and these beautiful winged creatures thrive at the aptly-named Butterfly Place. This celebration of all things butterfly is a delight for the senses and the perfect place to spend quality time with the kids. No matter where you are from, you are sure to leave with a smile on your face after watching the butterflies frolic and play.
What are some popular and historic landmarks in Branson?
The town of Branson is filled with historical landmarks and sites of natural beauty. Whether you are visiting Branson for the first time to coming back for more fun, here are some of the best landmarks the region has to offer.
College of the Ozarks (Point Lookout)
Branson Landing Fountain Show
Branson Landing is a hub for people watching, strolling and family fun. While there, be sure to check out the famous Branson Landing Fountain Show, a waterborne adventure that is sure to leave you awestruck.
Shooting 120-feet into the air, the fountains are combined with bright blasting fire cannons and choreographed music with colorful lights. The fire and water show is a creation by Wet Designs, the same producers of Las Vegas Bellagio's show and Downtown Disney in Orlando. A variety of performances start at noon daily. Don't miss this amazing show!
What are the best sightseeing tours in Branson?
The town of Branson covers a vast area, far more extensive than you can explore on foot. That is why taking a sightseeing tour is such a great idea. On a sightseeing tour, you can get the lay of the land and plan your future adventures, all while learning about the region from experienced tour guides who genuinely love the town.
VIP Tours of Branson
Main Street Lake Cruises
Branson Scenic Railway