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What to Do in Branson: Must See Attractions

Branson Attractions

If you like classic American cities with a distinct regional flavor, you should plan on placing a trip to Branson, Missouri, on your bucket list. Known as the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, Branson is home to many top quality performing venues.

Attractions in Branson include the Glen Campbell Goodtime Theatre, Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede, the Black Oak Amphitheatre, the Branson Variety Theatre, and the Grand Country Music Hall.

Other Branson activities include the largest Veteran's Day celebration on Earth, tours of nearby wineries in the Missouri countryside and enjoying water sports in Table Rock Lake. Among other well-loved Branson excursions is a visit to Marble Cave, which features square dancing and realistic replica of an old western town. Ozark Mountain culture is also well-represented in Branson.

Although most experts agree the best time to be a tourist in Branson is during the summer when the popular waterfront area is teeming with activities, there are plenty of things to do in Branson during the winter as well - particularly if you are visiting the area with the object of taking in some of the to-quality entertainment.

If you love old buildings, you should get a map of the Branson's historic downtown and go exploring. You'll find plenty of interesting places to peruse, and you will be able to ride the trolley for free. Among the must see spots are the Centennial Museum, the Branson Scenic Railway, the Titanic Museum, and the Ripley's Odditorium.

Whether you are looking for activities in local Branson neighborhoods or want to take the family on some of the more well-known Branson tours during your visit, calling our office here at Expedia is an excellent first step in your Branson adventure.

Things to Do in Branson with Kids

There's fun for the whole family wherever you wander in Branson. Here are a few family friendly experiences to enjoy together that'll make your break unforgettable:

Free Things to Do in Branson

Sightseeing on a lean budget in Branson? Spend time instead of money on terrific experiences.

Branson Centennial Museum - Packed with thought-provoking displays and objects, this place is heaven for knowledge-hungry minds.

Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery - Attention animal lovers — here's your chance to spend time with some interesting new friends.

College of the Ozarks - Drop by this historic site and learn something about the cultural heritage of the area.

Lake Taneycomo - Spend a little time near the water to rest and recharge.

Branson Convention Center - Look up your guidebook and learn why this place is worth adding to your to-do list.

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church - Take a moment for some prayer or meditation at this revered spiritual site.

Marvel Cave - Contemplate the stark contrast between busy city life and nature's wild beauty at this breathtaking place.

Stockstill Park - Arrange a picnic date and enjoy a relaxing walk around the trees and shrubs.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Branson

Branson Theater District

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.


Downtown Branson

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.


Big Cedars

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Branson on a sunny day?

You wouldn't want to be locked up in your hotel room when you could be outdoors enjoying an Ozarks Explorer.

What to do in Branson on a rainy day?

If it's pouring down out there, throw yourself into some indoor activities, like a Decades Show presented by Pierce Arrow or a Branson's Famous Baldknobbers Country Show.

What should I not miss in Branson?

You'll want to put these attractions toward the top of your sightseeing list to make the most of your trip:

  • Silver Dollar City
  • Titanic Museum
  • Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction
  • Hollywood Wax Museum

Are there cheap things to do in Branson?

If you're looking to make your travel funds go further, treat yourself to a Ripley's Super Fun Zone.

What can you do in Branson for free?

You could leave your credit card in the hotel safe for the day, because these great attractions won't cost you a thing:

  • Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction
  • Branson Landing
  • Tanger Outlets
  • Table Rock Lake