Branson is a great vacation destination for the entire family, with it's picturesque scenery, fun-filled shows, and of course the go-carts.  
However, it's important to do some pre-planning packing for prospective vacation.
If you go to Branson during the summer months, make sure you pack light-colored clothes that breathe, because Branson during the summer is humid and hot.
The twinkly lights of the Christmas season completely transform the town into a magical wonderland.  Make sure you dress in layers, and bring an extra pair of gloves.  Branson in the Christmas season is awfully pretty, but also awfully cold.

Branson, MO Vacation Packing Advice

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Just about everywhere you go in Branson, you'll be able to dress for comfort, and not worry about a dress code. (Believe it or not, there is not one show, attraction, activity or lodging venue within the extensive listings on that has a dress code!) So when you're packing, the only thing you'll need to keep in mind--beyond your own preferences--is the weather!

The great thing about the fluctuating Branson weather is the changing of the seasons. There may not be a more beautiful place in the country to see the multi-hued foliage of Fall, or the budding blossoms of Spring. You can enjoy these color changes on the Branson Belle. Of course, winters can be downright cold. And even the locals will complain of hot, humid summers (although not as much as our 'northern transplants' do!). Whether you plan on spending most of your time outdoors at Silver Dollar City, or relaxing inside at a show like Acrobats of China, the weather is something to keep in mind while packing your vacation wardrobe.


You'll need a winter coat, hat, gloves and warm sweaters when visiting in Branson's coldest months. December - March, have average high temperatures that range from 41 - 51 degrees (all temps are in Fahrenheit) and average lows that range from 20 - 30 degrees. April, May, September and October all have moderate, 'light jacket' weather, with average highs anywhere between 60 - 85 degrees and average lows from 40 - 52 degrees. November can be a bit more chilly, but still 'nice'--highs range from 50 - 63 degrees and lows average around 30 - 40 degrees. Pack plenty of short-sleeved shirts, shorts, and a pair of sunglasses for June, July and August. Average high temperatures range from 81 - 91 degrees, and lows can be anywhere from 58 - 67 degrees.

Packing Tips:

  • The more you can roll your clothes, vs. folding, the less wrinkles you'll have!
  • Either pack plenty of neutral colors--for mix and match--or pack in 'sets' (matching shirt, bottoms, socks, even shoes, jewelry and underclothes) to ease 'what to wear worries' after you arrive.
  • To eliminate creases from hangers, fold a small to medium towel over the hanger before hanging your garments.
  • Use zip-lock bags for make-up, toiletries, and laundry detergent to save space and protect your clothes from accidental leaks.
  • Feed necklaces through plastic straws and clasp them closed to prevent tangling. (You can cut straws to half the length of your necklace for a perfect fit.)
  • Pack extra-large zip-lock bags, zippered bags saved from new linens, or heavy-duty garbage bags for wet or dirty laundry.
  • Keep a dryer sheet in your suitcase for fresh-smelling clothes.
  • Pack rolled belts and socks in shoes to save room.
Acrobats of China featuring the New Shanghai Circus
This is by far the best show in branson, bar none! It is entertainment from the beginning to the end. The performers are fantastic and almost unbelievable in their talents and strengths. The costumes are awesome. We are bring in our 3 sons and wives back in a couple of weeks to see them...And we'll enjoy them the second time.
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-- Bill And Dixie Gramke - Wichita, KS
Acrobats of China featuring the New Shanghai Circus
I didn't know that the human body could bend in that many places at the same time. Granted, those kids are at the flexible age but i don't remember ever being able to do that with my body. They seemed to float above the floor unaffected by gravity and their performance was olympic quality gymnastics. Everyone should take this show in.
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-- Ronnie Rutherford - Lawrenceburg, IN
Silver Dollar City
Me and my family have been going to silver dollar city for about ten years now there is so much to do, from fire in the hole to competing with the whole family in the great american shootout. The coolest thing for me was watching them make different things.
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