Branson Travel Guide

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You're Going to Love Branson

Branson, Missouri is often called the "family-friendly" Las Vegas - without the casinos. Just like Nevada’s Vegas, this Taney County hotspot has its own "strip" lined with glittering show venues, music halls and theaters.

The city is blessed with an excellent location on the banks of the White River in the heart of Ozark Mountain country. The region’s three magnificent human-made lakes are a major attraction for anglers and water sports enthusiasts. Branson is also within easy reach of several conservation areas, such as Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.

Golf is also big news in Branson and the town boasts a Jack Nicklaus signature course. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional you can tee off on some of America’s most scenic courses.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Branson

Terrific museums specializing in the unusual and the unique, shows, theme parks and the great outdoors, Branson has something to appeal to every age group.

What to do in Branson

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Top activities in Branson

When to Visit Branson

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The city enjoys four distinct seasons with warm summers and pristine snow in winter. Peak season, from May until September, is the most popular time to visit Branson but the city can be busy, and prices for accommodation will reflect that. Many people choose spring between March and April or Autumn from October to November when good deals on hotels and flights can be found. The festive season from mid-December to New Year is also popular thanks to events like ‘The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Parade" in historic downtown Branson and "Breakfast with Santa" at the Chateau on the Lake.

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How to Get to Branson

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Where to Stay in Branson

There is accommodation to suit absolutely everyone in Branson, from RV parks and campgrounds for outdoor fans to luxurious resorts like Still Waters Lakefront Resort and the Chateau on the Lake Spa and Convention Center. Branson is home to popular national brands like Best Western and Quality Inn, and these affordable hotels are ideal for family vacations. You’ll also find traditional bed & breakfasts and original boutique hotels within easy reach of the city’s outstanding attractions.

Popular Neighborhoods in Branson

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How to Get Around Branson

Most of the shows are centred around 76 Country Boulevard and other attractions are within walking distance. Renting a car is the ideal solution if you plan to explore the surrounding countryside.

The Cost of Living in Branson

Branson is cheaper than many major US cities for food and basics. Shoppers can find everything from the latest designer clothing to fishing rods in the city’s malls and specialty stores.

Branson’s Hottest Shopping Streets

Branson Mall is the ideal solution when you’re in need of a little retail therapy; over 100 outlets including the Belk department store and Bass Pro Shop, plus restaurants and coffee shops serving snacks or full meals. Pick up designer bargains at The Shoppes at Branson Meadows or Tanger Outlets, or head to historic Downtown for antiques and curios. Be sure to stop off at Dick’s Old Time Five and Dime; Dick is said to have over 175,000 items in stock, ranging from quaint retro toys to the downright unusual.

Groceries and Other Necessities

Branson is not home to many national chains, although there is a Walmart Superstore where you can pick up food and essentials on Branson Hills Parkway. Smaller stores, which are more popular with locals, include Country Mart at Cedar Ridge and Harter House on Gage Drive. Be sure to check out Pepper Palace at Branson Landing Boulevard for an impressive selection of condiments.

Where to Eat in Branson

From famous dinner shows like Dixie Stampede to steakhouses and family restaurants, everyone is well catered for in Branson. Try delicious Japanese-inspired cuisine made with fresh, locally produced ingredients at Mitsu Neko in the Village Plaza or enjoy a fabulous show and three courses of classic American dishes on the Showboat Branson Belle.

Ice cream lovers can sample a wide range of flavors at Marble Slab or Mrs. B’s Ice-cream Parlor; though Andy’s Frozen Custard is a great alternative. If you’re looking for something a little more substantial treat yourself to a dinner show at Dixie Stampede or tuck into sizzling steaks at the Outback Steak & Oyster Bar.

Most popular restaurants in Branson

Landry's Seafood House - Branson
American
Excellent (154 reviews)
Level 2 Steakhouse
Contemporary American
Excellent (125 reviews)
Chateau Grille - Chateau on the Lake
Contemporary American
Excellent (99 reviews)
Famous Dave's - Branson
American
Excellent (25 reviews)
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