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.

Known for

Entertainment, Live Music and Museums

Top hotels in Branson

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark
Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark
3 out of 5
3001 Green Mountain Dr, Branson, MO
NZ$95
per night
27 Oct. - 28 Oct.
3.5/5Good! (1,801 reviews)

"room could have been cleaned a little better (pizza boxes left behind door,window had a lot of hand prints on it).kids loves the water park inside overall good stay will go back"…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct. 2019

Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark
Grand Plaza Hotel Branson
Grand Plaza Hotel Branson
3 out of 5
245 N Wildwood Dr, Branson, MO
NZ$121
per night
27 Oct. - 28 Oct.
4.1/5Very Good! (3,695 reviews)

"Hotel is in an excellent location to all activities. The rooms were clean. The breakfast area on the 9th floor offered good food and lots of seating with views of the area. There was also a lounge on the 9th floor open every evening with a full bar and menu. My only criticism is a minor one. The ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2019

Grand Plaza Hotel Branson
Welk Resorts Branson Hotel
Welk Resorts Branson Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1984 State Highway 165, Branson, MO
NZ$78
per night
29 Oct. - 30 Oct.
4.3/5Excellent! (1,956 reviews)

"The Well Resort has a nice layout, great off-season rates, close to good golf and the swimming complex is was magnificent."…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct. 2019

Welk Resorts Branson Hotel

Popular activities in Branson

Silver Dollar City
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Silver Dollar City

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

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

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

Top activities in Branson

Legends In Concert
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Legends In Concert

NZ$64

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.

The Haygoods
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The Haygoods

NZ$68

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.

Dublin's Irish Tenors & The Celtic Ladies
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Dublin's Irish Tenors & The Celtic Ladies

NZ$71

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.

The SIX Show
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The SIX Show

NZ$67

Discover SIX, the “Orchestra of Human Voices” that's really the Knudsen Brothers, combining the musical showmanship and boundless energy of Barry, Kevin, Lynn, Jak, Owen, and Curtis—all brothers! Be entertained by their tireless show blurring the line between human and instrument.

Track Family Fun Parks
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Track Family Fun Parks

NZ$62

The Track Family Fun Parks is celebrating 30 plus years of offering family fun entertainment in Branson. This year enjoy our new 2 hour pass (valid at select locations) for affordable, unlimited fun! 2 hour Pass details: -Unlimited go-karts, rides, l

Sinatra & Friends
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Sinatra & Friends

NZ$71

NEW! Sinatra & Friends This glamorous all singing, all dancing production takes you on a breathtaking musical journey through all of Sinatra’s greatest songs, together with the number one hits of leading recording artists of the Sinatra era.

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