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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.


Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show - Branson, MO
We absolutely loved the show! This was our second time back and i think this one was the best. It is hard to say which is our favorite part. I must say the american indian section especially the flying eagle was so breathtaking. I think i literally held my breath the entire time she was flying, she was so graceful. My husband said he loved the pigs.....Lol it truly is amazing how you have worked so hard to get so many wagons and persons in that small space. Truly remarkable choreography on your part! Lastly, being a veteran your tribute to our country at the end with our flags and the lit up colors on the horses and the outfits of your personnel was simply beautiful. You have some fine singers and they were all energetic and were pleased to be providing us with a wonderful show. Of course lets not forget to mention our server samantha, she was awesome. She did a great job. A very sweet girl. Thanks again for making our vacation a wonderful and fun time! We hope to make the christmas show which we have heard is gorgeous. God bless you all.......
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-- Carolyn Snider - Grove, OK
Legends in Concert
Absolutely a great show for the entire family. My teens even enjoyed the show eventhough some of the acts were way before their time. Well worth the time and money. Will see again if we ever get a chance!!!
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Shoji Tabuchi Show
This was our 2nd time to see this show, and we loved it even more than the first time. There is such a variety that everyone should find something to love about it. I loved seeing christina so involved in the show, and her singing was very good. She was about 9 or 10 when we were here last. She sure grew up to be a very lovely young woman. The extras in the show are great and trained very well. So much goes into the production of every segment of the show, and i can't wait to see the christmas production. Loved the bathrooms. They are something to see. Thanks to all involved in helping the ladies out with so much space. Loved everything about the show--even shoji's humor.
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-- Joyce & Dale Howard - Colleyville, TX
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