All along 76 Country Boulevard, curtains rise, bands take the stage, and comedians step up to the mic. It's just another day in the "Live Entertainment Capital of the World."
Branson is best known for its live shows, encompassing music, dance, comedy, and more. Just outside the city are three pristine lakes and hundreds of miles of hiking trails in the Ozarks Mountain Country, along with canyons and caves that count among the area's earliest attractions. Eclectic museums provide unforgettable urban experiences, and amusement parks offer plenty of thrills for all ages.
While overflowing performance event calendars make it hard to wonder what to do in Branson, music lovers should consider planning their visit around the Branson Music Festival. This two-day event in April showcases local talent with an international twist. If you go in the fall, check out the Branson Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts & Music Festival instead. It brings together unique handcrafted artwork, entertainment, and food with no admission fee.
Some of Branson’s history is on display at the Silver Dollar City theme park. Originally organized around the entrance to the Marvel Cave—which first drew people to what would later become the city—it has evolved into a modern attraction complete with roller coasters and water slides. Tours of the cave are included with the price of admission, taking you 500 feet underground to see impressive limestone formations that are still growing.
Speaking of impressive…a trip to Branson leads you to a famous unsinkable ship, or at least a half-scale replica of it (and an iceberg) at the Titanic Museum. When you walk into the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, you'll be greeted by a gigantic wooly mammoth before entering the huge collection of ancient animals and human artifacts. If cinema is your thing, visit the Branson branch of the Hollywood Wax Museum, which features a rotating cast of celebrity likenesses. These are just a few of the things to do in Branson before getting out to the show of the night.
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Accommodation in Branson
Branson has 169 hotels available, which you can investigate and book on Travelocity's Branson hotels guide.
Do you have a taste for luxury and style? The Lodges at Table Rock Lake by Capital Resorts and The Cabins at Green Mountain will be right up your alley. Alternatively, the Cabins At Grand Mountain By Thousand Hills Resort or the Village At Indian Point may be more what you're looking for this time around.