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BransonUnited States of America

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

Jim Stafford Theater which includes signage

Branson Theater District

4.5/5Wonderful!(2,906 area reviews)

Travelers to Branson Theater District praise its popular shops. If you've got some more time to explore, be sure to make a stop by Titanic Museum and Hollywood Wax Museum.

Branson Theater District
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Downtown Branson

4.5/5Wonderful!(317 area reviews)

Downtown Branson is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Branson Landing and Branson's Scenic Railway while in the area.

Downtown Branson
At the Top of the Rock there are some incredible sights to be seen at the Lost Canyon Nature Trail.  You can either walk the trail or take a golf cart and stop along the way to take photos or take in the breathtaking scenery. 

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Big Cedars

5/5Exceptional!(2 area reviews)

When in Big Cedars, you can plan a visit to Table Rock Lake State Park and Welk Resort Theatre, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Big Cedars

Top Hotels in Branson

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Welk Resorts Branson Hotel
Welk Resorts Branson Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1984 State Highway 165, Branson, MO
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $77 per night

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,303 reviews)

"We stayed 7 nights. The staff were amazing, all of them were constantly smiling and ready to help with anything at all. Checking in and out was a breeze. We got the room with access to the splashatorium and it was great. The kids loved the water slide and splash pad. We also loved the free mini golf. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Welk Resorts Branson Hotel
Lodges at Timber Ridge By Welk Resorts
Lodges at Timber Ridge By Welk Resorts
4 out of 5
1984 State Hwy 165, Building B, Branson, MO
The price is $134 per night

This family-friendly Branson condo resort is located in the entertainment district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Welk Resort Theatre, Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (700 reviews)

"What a beautiful way to stretch out and feel like your home away from home. This resort is tucked away from all the noise and people from the strip. It also has two pools and miniature golf for the family. I would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Lodges at Timber Ridge By Welk Resorts
Radisson Hotel Branson
Radisson Hotel Branson
3.5 out of 5
120 S Wildwood Dr, Branson, MO
The price is $108 per night

Located in the heart of Branson, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Highway 76 Strip, Titanic Museum, and Hollywood Wax Museum. White Water and Dolly Parton's ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,108 reviews)

"I really liked the location being next to the water and fountains... I did not like it that there was no restaurant In the hotel to go to for breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Radisson Hotel Branson

Popular places to visit in Branson

Silver Dollar City
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Silver Dollar City

4.5/5(1,179 reviews)

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

Branson Landing
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Branson Landing

4.5/5(1,774 reviews)

When you visit Branson Landing, a favorite shopping spot in Branson, you can enjoy some retail therapy. Stroll along the area's lakeside or experience its entertainment choices.

Titanic Museum
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Titanic Museum

4.5/5(494 reviews)

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

4.5/5(801 reviews)

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

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
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Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

4.5/5(184 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, a popular green space in Lampe. Amble around this relaxing area's lakeside or experience its entertainment choices.

Table Rock Lake State Park
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Table Rock Lake State Park

4.5/5(323 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Table Rock Lake State Park, a lovely green space in Branson. Experience the entertainment choices and lively festivals in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in Branson

Titanic Museum Attraction - Branson, MO
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Titanic Museum Attraction - Branson, MO

$30
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure
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Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure

$22
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Legends In Concert
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Legends In Concert

$41
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Rick Thomas - Mansion of Dreams
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Rick Thomas - Mansion of Dreams

$49
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Missouri
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Missouri

$10
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Skip the Line: Branson Dinosaur Museum Ticket
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Skip the Line: Branson Dinosaur Museum Ticket

$12
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Branson

4.5

Top Destination

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4 - Good 37.57949508575833%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 4.548082482173829%
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2 - Disappointing 0.5588745423010214%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 22, 2020

Nice place to visit

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 7, 2020

I will return soon.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 5, 2020

We love Branson for a quick family get away. There is always so much to see and do. Our only complaint is there is not much free or low price options like say St. Louis or Kansas City. Much of Branson has admission fee which can add up quickly.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 5, 2020

The top of the rock was worth the trip, and easy to navigate around. Sunset cruise was nice, nice ppl everywhere

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

I love Branson!! My favorite place in Missouri!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

Lots of fun activities and a bunch of little shops that make Branson unique.

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