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Things To Do, Restaurants and Shows in Branson, MO

Whether you come to Branson for the weekend or for a longer vacation, there is no shortage of unique, enjoyable things to do. You'll be kept busy and having fun at all the shows, attractions and museums in the beautiful setting of the Missouri Ozarks.

Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Branson is its reputation for great musical performances. Here at the live music capital of the world you have a chance to witness the musical talents of varied and gifted performers of all ages and backgrounds. At Legends in Concert, some of the most talented celebrity impersonators bring to life some of your favorite stars, including Elvis, Celine Dion, Bing Crosby and Buddy Holly. For a more theatrically-themed musical show, consider Broadway - The Star Spangled Celebration, with performances of the most famous and well-loved numbers from Broadway hits such as Cats, My Fair Lady and Grease. Branson is especially well-known for its country music heritage, and the Country Tonite Show is one attraction that highlights everything country, from music to rope tricks to comedy and skits. Other Branson musical shows include the Braschler Music Show, Elvis and the Superstars, Number 1 Hits of the Sixties and the Shoji Tabuchi Show. No matter what your musical tastes, Branson is sure to have several shows just for you!

In addition to shows focusing mostly on music, there are several well-known performances that combine music with other interesting elements, such as magic, acrobatics and animals. The Acrobats of China featuring the New Shanghai Circus showcase their supreme flexibility and strength by combining acrobatics and suspenseful magic. For a family-oriented production, visit The Haygoods, 7 brothers and one sister, age 26 years to 10 years old, who display their mastery of various instruments, musical styles, gymnastics and dance.

If you'd like to enjoy a savory meal at the same time you take in first-class entertainment, consider attending one of Branson's dinner shows. Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show will serve you a 4-course Southern-style meal as you enjoy an exciting Western-themed show, featuring horses, ostriches and buffalo alongside its human stars. Another quality Branson dinner show features a cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle; enjoy dinner on this showboat as you drift across Table Rock Lake, and enjoy the music and acrobatics of the stars of Steppin' Out.

Once you've enjoyed some of the top-notch entertainment in Branson, it's time to visit some of the interesting museums of the city. At the World's Largest Toy Museum, visitors see thousands of toys from the 1800s to the present, complete with trains, lunch boxes and tin wind-ups. At the Butterfly Place, you'll get to observe a living collection as over 50 species of butterflies from around the world flit and flutter around you in a 9,000-square-foot glass building. At the Hollywood Wax Museum, you'll think you're seeing a living collection, when in actuality, the 170 historical, sports and movie stars are actually life-size wax renditions of some of your favorite personalities. With all the museums and shows in Branson, you'll never run out of things to do!

Branson is known as one of the best sites in the country to experience family-themed shows and attractions that can be enjoyed year-round. So pack your bags and get ready to punch your ticket to some of the best entertainment you'll ever experience.


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
Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show - Branson, MO
This was by far the best activity we did as a family on our vacation to branson. Our boys, 3yrs and 6yrs, loved every minute of it. I was very surprised that it held our 3yr old's attention as well as it did, he was mesmerized. We almost skipped the pre-show but were so glad that we didn't because it was great! The food was good and the animals beautiful. The riders were skilled and great at what they do. I would highly recommend it to anyone!
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-- Jaime Davis - Gardner, KS
World's Largest Toy Museum
Excellent collection of toys
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-- James Metras - Durand, IL
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