Branson, Missouri has been drawing tourists and visitors long before it became an incorporated town in 1912.
Home of Marvel Cave, now the site of the Silver Dollar City theme park, the cave was opened for public tours in 1894. Ozark Beach Dam was constructed in 1913 allowing the creation of Lake Taneycomo and turning the entire area in a beautiful pristine locale for outdoor enthusiasts.
The entertainment industry found a home in Branson in 1954 and never stopped growing in popularity. In 1991 Branson was given the title “Live Music Capital of the World” by the 60 Minutes television show. Now populated by over three dozen theaters offering every genre of entertainment from magic to animals, country music to jazz, Branson is truly a fun-filled experience.
Branson Belle Luncheon Cruise
This fantastic two-hour lake cruise around Table Rock Lake includes outstanding views of the lush Ozarks Mountains, gourmet cuisine and a fun-filled and entertaining variety show.
“Hard Work U.”
Keeter Center Lodge, an open to the public hotel and conference center is located on the campus of The College of the Ozarks. Offering unique programs for students who demonstrate financial need, over 1,500 students work at the Lodge in exchange for tuition, room, board and books.
Ride the Ducks Tour
Have fun touring the town in an amphibious vehicle and then splash into either Lake Table Rock or Lake Taneycomo where you can even drive the Duck if you want! And make sure to get your Duck License at the end of the tour!
Precious Moments Chapel
Often called the “Sistine Chapel of the Ozarks,” the Precious Moments Chapel is home to original frescoes by Samuel L. Butcher, the Precious Moments characters creator. Enjoy the Precious Moments Singers, see the Fountain of Angels and marvel at the exquisite Precious Moments stained glass.
Shoji Tabuchi Show
Shoji Tabuchi, his wife Dorothy and daughter Christina are Branson’s first family of musical entertainment. With a repertoire that encompasses all genres from country to classical, the Shoji Tabuchi Show with its world class musicians and dancers will have your toes tapping, your hands clapping while you sing along.
Andy Williams Show
Though this beloved entertainer is no longer with us, his spirit and style lives on at the Moon River Theater. Family friendly entertainment with headlining entertainers, the Andy Williams Show is a must see when visiting Branson.
No trip to Branson is complete until you sit a spell and enjoy a meal at Baldknobbers. True Southern cuisine, homemade cobblers and plenty of sweet tea, plus a gift shop and lots of warm hospitality greet you as soon as you enter. And don’t forget to pick up a Baldknobber cookbook!
Tony Orlando Show
Performing at the Welk Resort Theater, Orlando is just as entertaining and mesmerizing as he was during his television days. Depending on the when you visit you might get a Christmas wish of hearing Orlando performing his Christmas special or in the middle of summer, his golden voice honors the birth of our country during his Fourth of July performance.