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Branson

Known for Entertainment, Live Music and Museums

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.

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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.

Activities in Branson

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.

Find out about the unusual work policy at this religious educational facility and admire the pleasant views around Point Lookout.

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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.

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Trek across swinging suspension bridges, cross walkways covered in the canopy and literally soar into adventure along numerous ziplines for a one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure in the heart of the Ozarks! You are led by an Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)-accredited Guide that adds Fun and Safety to the countless thrills experienced along the journey.

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Sit out under the stars in our rustic outdoor amphi-theatre to experience this action-packed, live reenactment of the famous historical novel The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright! Enjoy this heartwarming story, of love, revenge, tragedy and forgiveness, the story of the Ozarks.

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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.

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Let your imagination run wild in this toy-packed complex sure to bring your inner child to life. Stroll down memory lane as you check out toys, games, and gadgets spread over 26,000 square feet (2,415 sq m) in this dream destination for the young at heart.

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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.

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