Start Planning Your Branson Vacation Here
This is one of our staff’s favorite pages – There are so many, many things to do in Branson. From attractions to shows, outdoor activities to great shopping there will never be a dull moment during your Branson vacation. If you are planning a trip to Branson, we strongly encourage you to go to visit ExploreBranson.com, this is the Branson Chamber of Commerce website – the Branson Chamber constantly wins awards for one of the best chambers in the country . This website is very comprehensive and will lead you in the right direction to plan the perfect Branson trip. That said we wanted to give our guests a quick reference of all there is to do in Branson. Enjoy planning your trip to Branson, MO and remember that all of our locations offer quick and easy access to everything Branson has to offer, the best locations and properties in Branson, Missouri for vacation rentals.
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There is no way to begin to review even a small percentage of the things to do in Branson. The excitement of Branson is in the amazing amount of things to see and do. If you have never been to Branson, give us a call, we will help you understand why Branson is the “Live Entertainment Capital of the World”. Did you know there are more theatre seats in Branson than in Las Vegas or New York? There are over 125 live shows in the summer as well as museums and other indoor attractions. Some of our favorites are SIX, Shoji Tabuji, Legends in Concert and Pierce Arrow. We hesitate to put down favorites because we are so impressed with all of the shows and in fact have never been to one that disappointed us. Our staff and their families also have come to lobe Amazing Pets, Hamner-Barber and Cirque Montage but we encourage you to try bringing your kids to any Branson show as they are all family friendly and it sometimes surprises guests to see how much their kids enjoy all types of entertainment. There are other indoor activities in Branson too – like great cave tours – if you haven’t been on one before this is a great way to truly explore Branson. The Titanic Exhibit and the Butterfly House are amazing all times of the year also. Everyone we have ever encouraged to go to the Ripley’s exhibit has come out laughing!
Silver Dollar City
Don’t think Branson is all about being indoors at shows or attractions. There is so much more! Silver Dollar City amusement park, go-karts, miniature golf, golfing, boating, swimming, geocaching just to name a few. Missouri is known as the cave state and there are several caves to visit within a 15-20 min. drive. Silver Dollar City is a do not miss attraction; it is not just an amusement park, it is the best of Branson in one package. Great rides, including the new Outlaw Run which won best new ride in the world for 2013. There are also amazing shows – some happen during the regular day with multiple times so you can enjoy; the park also presents Great American Country Nights at the Echo Hollow amphitheater each night at the parks closing time, which is a show just like you would see in Branson and it is free and included in your ticket price. Don’t miss Marvel Cave – a wonderful cave tour, under Silver Dollar City – Marvel Cave is the reason Branson exists and if you get a chance read the history. There are also the artisans – glass blowers, carvers, weavers, blacksmiths, and candy makers and bakers. You can watch them all work their craft and learn more about 1855! Finally, several times a year there are festivals which focus on International events, Harvest Festival, KidsFest and of course the top-rated Old Time Christmas – which is one of the top 10 places to visit for the holidays in the US!
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Branson Golf Courses
Branson is also known for it’s golf courses and is recognized in golf magazines all the time for it’s challenging courses for all levels. You can typically golf in Branson most of the year and we always enjoy seeing A golfer out enjoying a round in February!
Boating, fishing and lake time is a huge favorite in Branson. Table Rock Lake is a Corps of Engineers Lake so there is not a solid row of homes on the lakeshore. Even though that makes it harder to find a place right on the water – it allows you to really enjoy the lake. It is not busy and you can enjoy the beautiful shoreline and rolling hills. The water is so clear and a reason top fisherman come from all over the country to fish! We always love tubing and waterskiing on the lake. Many of Table Rock’s marinas offer boat and water activity rentals.
Branson Outdoor Adventures
There are great outdoor adventures in Branson also. Ziplining has really taken off in Branson! There are several courses to enjoy all offering a thrill of a lifetime – all ages come away so glad they did it! There is wonderful hiking and we like to combine it with geocaching for a great treasure hunt! There is also fun bungi and swing rides; go karts that rival any in the country. There are enough mini-golf courses to keep you busy for days! See a new side of Branson with the helicopter rides! Don’t forget to Ride the Ducks – funny time with a great guide and a wonderful way to see all of Branson. Dogwood Canyon is an absolute do not miss activity! 10,000 acres of beautiful waterfalls, bridges, creeks and gardens. You can ride your bike, hike or get on a tram and just relax and enjoy! Horse back riding and ATV tours are also a great way to explore Branson.
Take a look at our recommendations for kids activities in Branson as well as our top picks for the entire family!
Shopping in Branson
Shopping is a great past time in Branson – there are outlet malls, high end shopping, craft and antique malls and great specialty shops for kids and adults. You can taste wine, build a replica car, buy famous paintings, find a butter churn, find the perfect dress to wear to your daughter’s wedding, buy Christmas ornaments year round and always find the perfect gift for your friend back home.
We hope this helps you see why Branson is such a great place to visit! Most of our guests run out of time way before they run out of things to do! Many guests come back 2 or 3 times of year to enjoy Branson all that we have to offer. Don’t hesitate to contact us for specific ideas for your group!
Still wanting more to do on your Branson getaway? Check-out some great day trips near Branson, here.