Branson

United States of America

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Photo provided by Missouri Division of Tourism

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.

Known for

Entertainment, Live Music and Museums

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Where to stay in Branson

Branson Theater District
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Branson Theater District

Entertainment, Museums, Shopping

Branson Theater District is a historic neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants. In addition to its friendly people, the neighborhood has many charming qualities. For a taste of the local culture, you can check out the museums and shopping.

Downtown Branson
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Downtown Branson

Shopping, Entertainment, Excursions

The Downtown Branson neighborhood welcomes visitors with convenient options for restaurants. In addition to its natural features, the neighborhood has many charming qualities. For a taste of the local culture, you can check out the shopping and live music.

Big Cedars
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Big Cedars

Big Cedars is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors.

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Top Hotels in Branson

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Grand Plaza Hotel Branson
3 out of 5
245 N Wildwood Dr, Branson
$79/night
Aug 5 - Aug 6
4.2/5Very Good! (3,423 reviews)

"Very clean. Employees were very nice. Great breakfast. Great views. Great price."…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Grand Plaza Hotel Branson
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Welk Resorts Branson Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1984 State Highway 165, Branson
$54/night
Aug 19 - Aug 20
4.3/5Excellent! (1,938 reviews)

"Kids loved the size of the pool. Carpet in the room could have been cleaner."…"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Welk Resorts Branson Hotel
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Radisson Hotel Branson
3.5 out of 5
120 S Wildwood Dr, Branson
$91/night
Jul 25 - Jul 26
4.2/5Very Good! (1,926 reviews)

"Just liked that it was clean... modern and comfortable everywhere except the room carpet."…"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Radisson Hotel Branson

Popular things to do in Branson

Silver Dollar City
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Silver Dollar City

Attend an old bluegrass or country music concert in this 1880s-style theme park full of exhilarating rides, intriguing shows and a friendly atmosphere.

Titanic Museum
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Titanic Museum

In this fantastic museum in Branson discover the secrets, mysteries and fascinating stories of one of the most famous ships in history. 

Sight and Sound Theatres
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Sight and Sound Theatres

Bringing Bible stories to life, this inspiring show is in an elaborate theater with a massive panoramic stage, spectacular sets and live animals.

Top activities in Branson

Legends In Concert
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Legends In Concert

$40

Enjoy one of the greatest live tribute shows, Legends in Concert, at Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater, and see a talented cast of all-star tribute artists. Located on the Highway 76 Strip in the heart of Branson, this intimate, state-of-the-art theater is the ideal place to house this award winning show.

Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai
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Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai

$40

Go on an enchanting journey through China with a show that combines beautiful costumes, stunning scenery, and the unbelievable art of acrobatics—right in the heart of Branson. Bring out the whole family for a performance that brings the excitement of Shanghai to life before your very eyes.

Lake Taneycomo Cruise with 3-Course Dinner
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Lake Taneycomo Cruise with 3-Course Dinner

$53

Experience Lake Taneycomo as the sun sinks beneath the horizon during a sightseeing dinner cruise. Climb aboard a luxury yacht and soak up the scenery before indulging in a memorable 3-course meal, with offerings like fresh garden salad, country-roasted chicken, and bread pudding for dessert.

Branson Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center
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Branson Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

$26

Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center is among Branson's best entertainment values, with plenty of fun for adults and children alike. Enter this spectacular facility and soak up everything it has to offer—with opportunities to snap photos you can look forward to showing off.

Butterfly Palace
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Butterfly Palace

$22

Step into a tropical paradise at Branson's Butterfly Palace, a lush and balmy indoor rainforest filled with thousands of colorful, fluttering butterflies. Explore the verdant plantlife with the whole family, and get in on interactive activities like the Banyan Tree Adventure and the Emerald Forest Mirror Maze.

The Haygoods
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The Haygoods

$43

Get the chance to see the incredible musical talent of the Haygoods, the smash-hit siblings who have been performing together for 24 years. With energetic choreography, tight harmonies, and over 20 unique instruments in each performance, it's easy to see why they're Branson's most popular show.

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