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Branson, MO
Travel Guide

Sight and Sound Theatres showing outdoor art, heritage architecture and a garden

With over 50 theaters putting on as many as 100 shows at any one time, this city calls itself the Live Entertainment Capital of the World.

Music revues, stand-up comedy, variety, circus acts and magicians are all on offer at Branson, Missouri’s many theaters. It’s not all about theaters though; Branson also has a wide range of family-friendly attractions such as theme parks, fishing and watersports.

Many of Branson’s 50 theaters are along the 76 Strip, a great place to start your visit. Visit the American Bandstand Theater which is like stepping back into the 50s. There are cars from the 50s, less than one thousand seats, and before the show, projection screens show the theater’s history.

Move into the 70s with the Cabaret Theater’s “70s Music Show,” which showcases some of the best tunes of the 1970s, or enjoy a 3-D laser and video show at the Jim Stafford Theater. If live country music sounds more appealing, visit the Circle B Theater or the Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show.

There is more to Branson than theaters and music, though. Visit attractions such as the Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure, the Hollywood Wax Museum and Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors. For families, Silver Dollar City is a good place to visit; it has six festivals throughout the year featuring bluegrass music, barbecues and kids’ activities.

Outdoor activities in Branson often center on its three large lakes. Between them, Table Rock, Lake Taneycomo and Bull Shoals offer excellent fishing, boating and water recreation. Fish for trout or largemouth bass, or go wildlife spotting on a replica paddle steamer. Otherwise, board the old Branson Scenic Railway for a narrated round trip of downtown and the adjacent countryside.

Because of its many indoor attractions, Branson attracts visitors all year round. The lakes are at their busiest during the warm period (May to October); however, ongoing residencies and seasonal shows keep it busy in the winter as well.

Where to stay in Branson

Grand Plaza Hotel Branson
Grand Plaza Hotel Branson
3 out of 5
245 N Wildwood Dr, Branson, MO
The price is NT$3,603 per night from Jun 23 to Jun 23
Located in Branson Theater District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Highway 76 Strip and Hollywood Wax Museum. Titanic Museum and Dolly Parton's Stampede ...
4/5Very Good! (2,620 reviews)
"Great location! Staff was very helpful."

Reviewed on 2021/6/17

Grand Plaza Hotel Branson
Welk Resorts Branson Hotel
Welk Resorts Branson Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1984 State Highway 165, Branson, MO
The price is NT$4,162 per night from Jun 23 to Jun 23
This family-friendly Branson hotel is located in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Welk Resort Theatre and Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. Branson Craft ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,437 reviews)
"staff not very friendly room cleaning was an issue, room cleaning was not available even upon request. Water park was nice for the kids Breakfast was horrible, Over priced for what we paid for the room EVERY SHORTFALL IS BLAMED ON COVID..."

Reviewed on 2021/6/21

Welk Resorts Branson Hotel
Chateau On The Lake Resort Spa and Convention Center
Chateau On The Lake Resort Spa and Convention Center
4 out of 5
415 North State Highway 265, Branson, MO
The price is NT$5,624 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated near the airport, this spa resort is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Showboat Branson Belle and within 6 mi (10 km) of Titanic Museum and Branson Ferris Wheel. White ...
4.4/5Excellent! (958 reviews)
"The property is very clean. Staff are friendly and helpful. The food was fantastic! Love that the hotel is family friendly with so much given to the children activities. Awesome experience was had by all."

Reviewed on 2021/6/20

Chateau On The Lake Resort Spa and Convention Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Mill Creek Resort on Table Rock Lake
Mill Creek Resort on Table Rock Lake
3 out of 5
548 Old Mill Road, Lampe, MO
This Lampe cabin is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Table Rock Lake, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Dogwood Canyon Nature Park and Silver Dollar City. White ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (8 reviews)
Nice getaway stop
"Very nice quite property on the lake. Short drive to Dogwood Canyon which is awesome. Very easy checkin and checkout. Bedroom was a little close so left suitcases in living room. Bed was surprisingly comfortable. Actually better than some hotels we’ve stayed at. Water pressure in shower was weak ..."

Reviewed on 2020/10/18

Mill Creek Resort on Table Rock Lake
Green Valley Resort
Green Valley Resort
3 out of 5
87 Greenvalley Lane, Branson West, MO
Situated on a lake, this cabin is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mark Twain National Forest and Table Rock Lake. Silver Dollar City and Talking Rocks Cavern are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (94 reviews)
"The view of the lake was good and it was so peaceful!"

Reviewed on 2021/4/20

Green Valley Resort
Palace View Resort by Spinnaker Resorts
Palace View Resort by Spinnaker Resorts
3.5 out of 5
700 Blue Meadows Drive, Branson, MO
This family-friendly Branson condo building is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Branson Craft Mall, Titanic Museum, and Hollywood ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (208 reviews)
"The room are dated commode is for children not seniors no hand rails in bathroom noisy from within and outside. Staff was great."

Reviewed on 2021/5/31

Palace View Resort by Spinnaker Resorts
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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