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 Museum
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.
Try out the tastes of the Ozarks at some of the best wineries around Branson, and then dine out at one of the most delicious restaurants in town. This tour takes you out in comfort for a great introduction to the city, with a luxurious ride and a chance to meet the area's great chefs and winemakers.
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.
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.
Dublin's Irish Tenors & The Celtic Ladies has taken Branson by storm with gorgeous harmonies and uplifting melodies. Immerse yourself in the joy of Irish music with this special performance.
Let yourself be serenaded by the chart-topping hits of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons during New Jersey Nights, a fabulous stage show that pays tribute to the band. It's a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest-selling groups of all time.
Immerse yourself in the 3-generation legacy of the Baldknobbers, the stage show that started it all in Branson. Fall in love with the Mabe family as they wow the crowd with their unique blend of contemporary country, classic gospel, and family-friendly comedy—a show that perfectly represents the attitude of the Ozarks.