What is there to do in the Branson area?
Better question would be what is there not to do?
- 45+ Music Theaters.
- Three big lakes--Table Rock, Taneycomo and Bull Shoals-- offer some of the finest fishing in the nation and any freshwater activity you can imagine. You can enjoy boating, swimming, skiing, sailing, sunning, scuba diving, parasailing and sightseeing.
- Many excursion boats cruise on Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo providing passengers with breakfast, lunch, dinner or sightseeing.
- Silver Dollar City, an 1890's Ozarks village inhabited by a colony of unique crafters and artists, features rides and amusements, live comedies, great food, dozens of country musicians and an evening music show.
- Shepherd of the Hills Homestead and Outdoor Theater is named for one of the most popular novels in publishing history--Harold Bell Wright’s "The Shepherd of the Hills." Each evening 70 native players bring Wright’s novel to vivid life in the enormous outdoor amphitheater. Mutton Hollow Craft and Entertainment Village features an old-fashioned "country fair" area, amusement park, miniature train, crafts and shopping.
- White Water, a theme park with a tropical atmosphere, offers a large wave pool, a lazy river for relaxation and several faster, wetter rides for the more adventurous visitor.
- Bumper cars, amusement park rides, and many other youthful activities abound for family fun. Browse through several museums, watch wine makers, take a scenic helicopter ride and play a round or two of miniature golf.
- Ten golf courses are currently open in the Branson/Lakes Area.
- Shopping - three large factory outlet malls, a thriving downtown district and specialty stores throughout the city, shoppers can find contemporary goods and hand crafted items all year round. Branson ranks number three in the nation in the number of factory outlet stores.
- 390+ restaurants.
- See our blog post on how to avoid Branson traffic.