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.
Entertainment, Live Music and Museums
Attend an old bluegrass or country music concert in this 1880s-style theme park full of exhilarating rides, intriguing shows and a friendly atmosphere.
In this fantastic museum in Branson discover the secrets, mysteries and fascinating stories of one of the most famous ships in history.
Bringing Bible stories to life, this inspiring show is in an elaborate theater with a massive panoramic stage, spectacular sets and live animals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.