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.
Showboat Branson Belle Lunch & Dinner Cruises
The whole experience was the best i have ever seen. The singing, dancing, magician and all the ones putting on the show was fantastic. I will say that everyone that performed loved what they were doing with the looks on their faces. They were living out their dream of being there and making people smile through the whole thing. The food was excellent and the waiters were at the top. They were courteous and enjoyed making people happy being waited on. Being on the boat was a good experience also. The calming atmosphere of the speed we were going made it enjoyable looking at the water and the scenery from the boat. All thumbs up on all of it. I'm coming back again. Thank you very much for making my vacation a wonderful experience. Cheryl hobbs
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-- Larry Atkinson - Winfield, KS
Silver Dollar City
A wonderful family getaway!! Silver dollar city is so much fun even though the lines are long the park is full of wonderful things to do. I would highly recommend the saloon show, both of my kids loved it (3yrs and 5 years ) . We will be coming back again very soon. I would recommend silver dollar city and branson to anyone i knew.
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-- Stephanie Yule - Gary, TX
Silver Dollar City
A great place. The old west town is like stepping into a time machine. Saw the child magician show and it was ok. The highlight was marvel caves. I have done the daylight tour and it is good, don't get me wrong, but if you get the chance do the lamp light tour. You have 90 minutes to go through marvel cave. It is dark and you have but a little lantern. You get to hear a lot more about the history of the caves and the ghost stories rock.
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-- Hugh Applegate - Winchester, IN
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