Colleges in the Area
The Branson area is a popular area for live entertainment and family getaways, but it also a place of higher education for thousands of students. In Branson, the College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian liberal arts college, home to 1,500 students. The College of the Ozarks sits on a gorgeous, 1,000 acre campus overlooking Lake Taneycomo. The school is home to several popular historical attractions including the Ralph Foster Museum, the College Dairy Farming Museum, and Edwards Mill.
In nearby Springfield, Drury University sits in a large campus of eighty acres. This fine school offers over fifty majors and academic programs to its over 3,500 students. Evangel University also sits on eighty acres, offering a Christian based education to over 2,000 students from across the nation. In addition to boasting eighty programs in ten academic departments, Evangel University has been a proud supporter of racial diversity since its inception in 1953, bucking the trend in the 50s of segregation in schools. Missouri State University in Springfield is one of the largest schools in the state, with a student body of over 19,000. Missouri State University offers 150 undergraduate programs and 40 graduate programs.
Make plans to enjoy the exciting attractions, great restaurants, and live entertainment in the Branson area while you're visiting the schools. You can't visit Branson without experience the southern-style goodness served up at Lambert's Cafe, home of the threw rolls. You can also relax with a fabulous lunch or dinner cruise on board the Branson Belle, a paddle wheel boat on Table Lake. After a great meal, you can enjoy the live entertainment of the Broadway montage of ShowStoppers! while you cruise around the lake.
While you're visiting Branson, make plans to take in a live show or two. Enjoy great music with a live performance by SIX, the Righteous Brothers, Pam Tillis, or others. Or sit back and laugh along with the hilarious Yakov Smirnoff show. The whole family will love the world famous Kirby Van Burch magic show, known far and wide for its amazing acts of illusion.
Your whole family will have plenty of space to stretch out and relax at the Falls Resort. This lovely resort sits close to the natural serenity of Table Rock Lake, and offers you spacious, fully-furnished condos along with a amenities such as an outdoor pool and whirlpool. You can also enjoy proximity to the shows, shopping, and Lake Taneycomo when you stay at the Best Western Landing View Inn and Suites, the Hilton Branson Convention Center, and the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing.
Give your family a Branson experience to remember while you're scouting out area schools by adding in some of Branson's exciting attractions to your travel plans!