Attractions and Things to Do on Vacation in Branson MO
Nestled in the rolling hills of the Ozark Mountains, Branson invites visitors to come and spend some time getting away from the grind of everyday life. With a choice between 40 theaters and 70 shows, Branson has earned the billing as the "Live Music Capital" of the world. But Branson is more than just shows and laughs, it also offers its guests a wide selection of activities to satisfy anyone looking for fun or relaxation.
Branson's live shows feature popular music from all the eras. Ragtime, big band, the 50's, country, Broadway, and gospel, are just a few of the types of shows one can choose from. Performers in Branson read like a Who's Who in Music. The World Famous Platters, and The Hughes Brothers are some of the names lighting up the signs in Branson. Catch the world-famous performance of the Shoji Tabuchi Show. And since all of Branson's shows and activities are based on family values, they are perfect for children and adults of all ages.
Branson is more than music and shows. If a change of pace is called for , step back into a time when life was more simple and relaxed and visit the "Old Time City," Silver Dollar City, a theme park centered around life in the 1880s. Strolling the winding paths of this city, visitors can see crafts old and new being fashioned by the hands of crafting masters. Glassblowers, basket weavers, potters, quilters and blacksmiths are just a few of the trades demonstrated in this old city. If it's an adrenaline rush you are seeking, Silver Dollar City also provides this with exhilarating rides. The new "Wildfire" is one example of heart stopping fun as the ride drops 15 stories, and reaches speeds of 66 mph all while racing through loops and turns.Not to mention, you're guaranteed to make a splash at White Water, where you'll find twelve acres of attractions and water rides.
Malls and Outlets
The fun doesn't just stop here though; Branson also offers a large selection of outlet malls including Factory Merchants Branson Outlet, Grand Village, Tanger Outlet and many more. Branson also features many small fun parks, and relaxing getaways. Don't leave those golf clubs at home. The Ozark scenery makes for a beautiful--and challenging--day at the links. The Pointe Royale Golf Course is one of our favorites. Table Rock Lake beckons many to its beaches offering fishing, swimming, and water skiing. Dogwood Canyon offers a chance to escape into nature. A 10,000-acre nature preserve, the canyon allows its visitors to immerse themselves into the beauty of nature and explore the splendor of the great outdoors.
Take a photo with your favorite celebrity at the Hollywood Wax Museum. Enjoy the beauty of a live butterfly display at Butterfly Place. And stop by to visit "Trigger" at The Roy Rogers - Dale Evans Museum. Branson offers an unlimited amount of options for entertainment and relaxation. The wide selection of choices keeps calling visitors back time after time.