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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.

Top Hotels in Branson

Welk Resorts Branson Hotel
Welk Resorts Branson Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1984 State Highway 165, Branson, MO
The price is CA $104 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,364 reviews)

"Pushy receptionist for 2 hour seminar. Had to make reservations for pool and was put on waiting list."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

Welk Resorts Branson Hotel
Grand Plaza Hotel Branson
Grand Plaza Hotel Branson
3 out of 5
245 N Wildwood Dr, Branson, MO
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $91 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27

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 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,500 reviews)

"Good staff nice room third time staying here and will be back"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

Grand Plaza Hotel Branson
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 CA $144 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

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

4.6/5Wonderful! (756 reviews)

"Stayed in a villa that looked like it was brand new. The layout was perfect! Appreciated all the special touches--beautiful pieces of art work spread around the villa, the unique lighting fixtures, two fireplaces and two large TVs. All furniture was super-comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

Lodges at Timber Ridge By Welk 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.

Vacation Rentals in Branson

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 CA $144 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

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

4.6/5Wonderful! (756 reviews)

"Stayed in a villa that looked like it was brand new. The layout was perfect! Appreciated all the special touches--beautiful pieces of art work spread around the villa, the unique lighting fixtures, two fireplaces and two large TVs. All furniture was super-comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

Lodges at Timber Ridge By Welk Resorts
The Suites at Fall Creek by Diamond Resorts
The Suites at Fall Creek by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
1 Fall Creek Dr, Branson, MO
The price is CA $65 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

This family-friendly Branson condo is located on a lake, within 3 mi (5 km) of Titanic Museum and Table Rock Dam. White Water and Tanger Outlets are also within ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,420 reviews)

"We found everything to be totally acceptable. We like the location. It was quit, clean and customer service was all good. I would recommend it to those I know."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 10, 2020

The Suites at Fall Creek by Diamond Resorts
Stonebridge Village COA
Stonebridge Village COA
3 out of 5
1 Oak Lane, Branson West, MO

Situated in Branson West, this golf condominium resort is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Mark Twain National Forest and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Silver Dollar City. Table ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (864 reviews)

"The property and the unit was very clean. The process was easy."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 5, 2020

Stonebridge Village COA
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.

Popular places to visit in Branson

Silver Dollar City
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Silver Dollar City

4.5/5(3 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.

Titanic Museum
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Titanic Museum

4.5/5(6 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 Theatre
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Sight and Sound Theatre

5/5(10 reviews)

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

Top things to do in Branson

Motown Downtown tribute show
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Motown Downtown tribute show

CA $45
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Branson Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center
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Branson Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

CA $37
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
New Jersey Nights
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New Jersey Nights

CA $63
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure
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Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure

CA $30
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Dublin's Irish Tenors & The Celtic Ladies
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Dublin's Irish Tenors & The Celtic Ladies

CA $64
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Branson Dinosaur Museum Admission Ticket
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Branson Dinosaur Museum Admission Ticket

CA $16
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Branson

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 11, 2020

Can't wait to go again. Loved it.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 25, 2019

We have been there every year for the last 8 years and will continue to visit well into the future

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jul 25, 2019

I have been here multiple times and it is always evolving and changing to add new things. It is a relaxing place to visit and is a beautiful place to experience the Ozarks.

5/5 - Excellent

Irene

Sep 14, 2018

Beautiful scenery. So many venues to go to. Excellent shopping and restaurants

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