With so many great shows and attractions packed into a relatively small area, going to Branson is one of the best family vacations you can take. From golf courses, to zoos, to skateparks there is truly something for everyone in this charming Midwestern city.
1984 Arcade- If you want a hassle free afternoon of vintage gaming travel over to the 1984 arcade, which offers games from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Pay a small fee at the door and you are good to go for the rest of the day, no tokens and no quarters needed.
A Neil Diamond Tribute- Fans of Neil Diamond agree, look-and-sound-alike Keith Allyn is the next best thing to seeing the legendary artist himself. Get a little more insight into some of your favorite Diamond hits, such as "Cherry, Cherry" and "Sweet Caroline."
Bill Cosby at The Mansion- Legendary comedian Bill Cosby joins Branson's Mansion Theatre for a night of laughs, wit, and family entertainment. Join this hilarious stand-up comedian for a night of passionate humor.
Brady Lunch- Barry Williams, more commonly known as Greg Brady, comes to Yakov Theater for a lunch filled with stories of his climb to fame. Enjoy delicious dishes while you listen to the Brady bunch star tell his story through music, comedy, and heart-warming stories.
Branson Creek Golfcourse- Voted the #1 best public golf course in Missouri, Branson Creek consists of 18 holes that dot the beautiful Ozarks landscape. Be sure to book your tee time in advance, and don't forget to visit the restaurant and golf shop.
Branson Skate Park- Newly opened in April 2006, Branson Skate Park is a haven for skateboarders and those who love to watch them. Open to the public, there are rails, ramps, and tons of concrete that create one of the finest skateboarding parks in the area.
Buck Trent Morning Show- Two-time CMA Instrumentalist of the year Buck Trent presents a country music morning at the RFD-TV Theatre. His banjo and guitar sounds can be heard in songs such as "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You," as sung by Dolly Parton. This morning show is sure to bring great music, comedy, and entertainment.
Buckets N Boards- Join Matt Levingston and Gareth Sever for comedy singing, tap dancing, percussion, and more at Buckets N Boards. Both Levingston and Sever took up music at an early age and now perfect a sort of "musical wizardry" as they drum on buckets, tap dance, flip, and use body percussion.
Bull Shoals Lake- Just 20 minutes from downtown Branson, Bull Shoals Lake offers some of the best freshwater fishing in Missouri year round. There are also camping facilities, swimming areas, jet ski and boat rentals, and so much more!
Cassandre Haygood & Friends- Cassandre Faimon Haygood brings her incredible vocal talents to the Americana Theatre. Listen to pop, Broadway, gospel and more as she belts out beautiful melodies, backed by an eight-piece orchestra.
Christmas with The Lennon Sisters- Sisters Kathy, Janet, and Mimi stir holiday spirit in this heartwarming performance. Known as "America's Sweethearts of Song," these three sisters are dedicated to bringing you the most magical holiday season ever.
Crystal Cave- Crystal Cave is a Greene County Historical Site, located just north of Branson. Many unique formations can be found in Crystal Cave including: Rainbow Falls, the Cathedral, and many authentic Indian symbols.
Dickerson Park Zoo- Located in nearby Springfield, Mo the Dickerson Park Zoo houses over 170 species of animals. The zoo offers a train ride around the park, as well as a reptile house that features almost every species of snake and lizard. Peacocks freely roam the grounds, making you feel as if you've really stepped into an animal paradise.
Fantastic Caverns- Discovered in 1862 Fantastic Caverns has been thrilling visitors ever since. As you are taken through the cave on a jeep driven tram you will see everything from stalactites to salamanders on the one mile journey.
Finalists Live!- Join American Idol finalists for an incredible performance at Finalists Live! this year. Sing along with your favorite AI contestants when they are brought back together on stage for this amazing concert opportunity.
Fountain of Angels at Precious Moments- Colorful water effects go as high as 80 feet in the air at the Fountain of Angels. This seasonal attraction brings viewers from all over to see the dancing water and listen to the beautiful music accompanying it.
Grand Palace Theatre- The Grand Palace Theatre sits 4.000 and is the biggest theatre in Missouri. Stars such as the Oak Ridge Boys and Jeff Foxworthy have performed on the huge stage. An impressive southern mansion, it is almost worth the trip to see the plush interior and 10,000 piece chandelier.
IMAX Entertainment Complex- With three different screens and over a dozen movie choices that are projected in giant form for the stadium seating, the IMAX Entertainment Complex has a little bit of everything. Live entertainment can be found just down the hall at the Little Opry Theatre. There are also several restaurants in the complex, including the McFarlain's Family Restaurant.
Indian Creek Caverns- With over two miles of twisting rock and 10 caves, Indian Creek Caverns one of the best outside attractions in Branson. With different difficulty levels, and several tour options, you can choose the package that is best for you and your family.
Lake Taneycomo- Lake Taneycomo was created in 1913 by damming, and has been pleasing people who come to the Ozarks every since. From famous trout fishing, to picnic lunches, there is no shortage of things to experience while visiting Lake Taneycomo.
Marvel Cave in Silver Dollar City- At over 500 feet in depth, Marvel Cave is the deepest cave in Missouri. It was discovered by the Osage Indians in 1500 and since then has been turned into one of the most visited caves in the state. This limestone cave would be a marvelous addition to any vacation itinerary.
Mel Tillis- A true legend of country music, Mel Tillis, takes the Branson stage by storm in a musical performance you won't forget. Sing along to "Ruby," "Detroit City," "Coca-Cola Cowboy" and other favorite award-winning songs.
Mollie B Polka Party Christmas- 2008-2009 Female Vocalist of the Year Mollie Busta hosts a cable TV show, Mollie B Polka Party. Each year, she also throws a Christmas Party that is full of holiday spirit, Christmas carols, and incredible polka music.
Oh What a Night!- The musical hits of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons are brought back to life with this incredible performance at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre. Hear "Oh What a Night," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Grease" and more in ways you've never heard them before, while eating a delicious lunch, provided by the event.
Precious Moments Chapel & Park- By blending murals, paintings, stained glass, and statues Precious Moments Chapel & Park creates a work of art that is one of the most beautiful you will see. Take time to see how they make the famous Precious Moments figurines, or view paintings in the art gallery. There are also many paths to stroll down, accented by pools and fountains.
Presleys' Country Jubilee- The whole Presley family takes the stage for a country music festivity unlike any other. Fantastic stage costumes, brilliant lighting, and inspirational music join together for this incredible Jubilee.
Price Is Right Live!- Become a part of your favorite show at The Price Is Right Live! show. America's longest running game show is coming to Branson for a limited time. Win prizes, like cash, appliances and even a new car, by playing some of the country's most popular games.
Pythian Castle- A certified haunted house, Pythian Castle is sure to frighten and delight all who go there. Once used as an orphanage, this local legend boasts 55 rooms and 40,000 square feet of space. The Pythian Castle regularly hosts murder mystery dinners, and dance lessons are given in this monstrosity of a house.
Rankin Brothers- Matt and Mark Rankin take the stage with various talented vocal and band members, admiring the popular hits of the Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and more. A comedian also joins the brothers for a world-class night.
Red, Hot...& Blue!- Snap along to classic jazz, boogie to upbeat disco, and doo-wop to the music of the 50s at Red, Hot...& Blue! High-energy acts and patriotic salutes to America's veterans make this show one you will not want to miss out on.
Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum- Home to some of the most bizarre oddities, Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum is a guaranteed incredible time every visit. Find something new every time you go, from two-headed cows to Vampire killing kits from the nineteenth century.
Rockaway Beach- Home of the famous Baldknobbers Theatre, that is only one of the many things that you can do in Rockaway Beach. Music shows, art galleries, and festivals are just some of the things you can see. Take a boat out on Lake Taneycomo and fish for trout, or stay inside at the Rainbow Haven Resort and relax.
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery- Located just below Table Rock dam, this facility gives tours daily. The Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery produces 301,000 pounds of fish years. Over 250,000 people a year come and view the production of trout, and of course to feed the fish.
Silver Dollar City- With over thirty rides and attractions and more than forty entertaining shows, Silver Dollar City is the perfect destination for fun. Feel the rush of the wind as you soar down the tracks on PowderKeg or take a relaxing float trip before plummeting into a big splash on American Plunge. Enjoy popular shows like Great American Country Nights and the comedic Street Troupe.
Skaggs Community Health Center- Ranking in the top 5% of national hospitals for clinical excellence, Skaggs Community Health Center provides a wide range of services from an emergency room to diabetes education.
Skateworld- Rollerskating at Skateworld is an experience you will never forget. Bring your own skates, or rent some and you are on your way to rolling around the smooth, polished floor. Skating burns over 600 calories an hour, and is recognized by the President's Council on physical fitness.
Stained Glass Theatre- Whether you are religious or not, the Stained Glass Theatre is an amazing place to visit. Originally established in 1983 this facility shows Christian plays to all who wish to see and learn. Every Saturday they offer a dinner theatre, which includes a delicious meal and a feel good show.
Stone Hill Winery- The third largest winery in the world, Stone Hill Winery is a site of history and scholarship. The Stone Hill Winery produces over 200,000 gallons of wine yearly and offers tours showing how it is made.
Stonegate Glass Chapel- 10 miles outside of Branson sits the Stonegate Glass Chapel. A nondenominational chapel with glass walls make this a perfect place for a wedding. The southern decorated Meadows of Eden reception hall is located right next door, and a DJ, bartenders, and full service facility are included with use of the Chapel.
Table Rock Lake- Table Rock Lake has 745 miles of shoreline and is a perfect place for water-sports and fishing. Daily tours are offered, including a trip on the Showboat Branson Belle, or you could Ride the Ducks.
Talking Rocks Cavern- Including gemstone mining, mini golf, and family games there are many things to do at Talking Rocks Cavern. Take a tour of the caves, pan for precious gems, or just hang out and play a round of mini golf. A great vacation destination.
The Grey/ Cambell Farmstead- Just thirty minutes north of Branson, this homestead was the home of the founder of Springfield, MO. See Civil War artifacts and see a tour guided by costumed experts.
The Recplex- This 42- acre recreation center boasts an aquatic center, two gymnasiums, an indoor track, and a game room. Great for all ages The Recplex even offers a concession stand so you can stay for a full day of fun.
The Statler Brothers Revisited- God and Country Theater welcomes the Statler Brothers tribute artists for popular tunes of yesterday's and today's country hits. "Susan When She Tried," "I'll Go to My Grave Loving You," and "Do You Know You Are My Sunshine" are just a few of the tunes these tribute artists will be performing.
Thousand Hills Golf Course- Championship style golf has never been better than at the Thousand Hills Golf course. Rated as one of Golf Digest's Places to Go, Thousand Hills has a Robert E. Cupp design. Go to the clubhouse and listen to locals tell their golf stories, or head to the green and make one of your own.
Three Dog Night- After four decades together, the members of Three Dog Night are still ready to give their all in Branson this year. Grammy-nominated, this band has mixed older sounds with twenty-first century music technology for an unforgettable performance.
Veggie Tales- Bob and Larry are back in Silver Dollar City for a family-friendly show kids and parents will love. Zany antics, comedic songs, and incredible stories are just a part of the exciting adventure this show presents.
Wonders of Wildlife- Located just in front of Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Mo the Wonders of Wildlife features over 225 live species. They say to leave at least an hour and a half to explore this exhibit because there is just so much to see.