Branson, Missouri, is a family destination any time of the year. It is a fun place to visit, because there is always something going on in the town.
The town sits in the middle of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri. This site enables the town to have moderate temperatures, when the surrounding areas are hot and steamy.
The view from any place in Branson is spectacular. The mountains surround the town. The two lakes in the area add to the picturesque scenery. There are many outdoor activities available on these lakes. The fish are always biting, and the boating is superb. There are houseboats that can be rented, along with small craft. The Lakes offer relaxation for the entire family. The fish hatchery, located in the area, offers a chance to see some of the largest fish imaginable. A tour of the hatchery is offered daily. Table Rock Lake is home to excellent scuba diving, also.
A rather unusual occurrence on the Table Rock and Lake Taneycomo lake is the distinct temperature difference. Taneycomo is a deep cold water fishery instead of a natural temperature lake. Table Rock Lake’s temperature is warmer.
A dinner show is presented on the “Showboat Branson Belle” with clean family type entertainment. The food is delicious and the 2 Â½ hour cruise is enjoyable.
Branson offers two amusement parks that delight both young and old. Silver Dollar City is not an ordinary amusement park. It features Ozark Mountain type music and shows during the day hours. There are many rides for everyone, and the food is down home country style fare, not the usual amusement park fare. There is even an underground cavern in the park, which can be toured.
The other amusement park is Celebration City, which features night rides, when Silver Dollar City closes for the day.
There are several water parks. A unique feature is the indoor Splash Country, located on Highway 76. It has waterslides and other features including a lazy river. This park also has an outdoor area.
White Water is another water park. It is located near the outlet mall, Red Roof Mall, and has many unusual water rides. For additonal information, contact the park directly at 800-831-4386.
If you want to live on the milder side, museums might be your taste. The Titanic Museum is a treat for young and old. The museum features artifacts from the Titanic, along with “hands on” exhibits. You can actually touch an iceberg.
Another museum is Ripley’s Believe It or Not. It has many exhibits featuring unusual occurrences. The two headed cow, the matchbook structures, and the gigantic ball made of rubber bands are only a few of the things featured there.
Shoppers will enjoy the many gift shops that line the streets in Branson. “Dicks Five And Dime” is a nostalgic treat. The items featured are age old favorites.
There are two outlet malls, featuring discounted name brand merchandise. A new mall, located near downtown Branson, “Branson Landing,” features many stores, restaurants, and a large Bass Pro Shop.
Entertainment is king in Branson. There are many family type shows. The Fall schedule in Branson features Tim Conway, Michael Bolton, Vicki Lawrence, Johnny Mathis’s Christmas Show, and Daniel O’Donnel. For more information on these outstanding shows, contact the Branson Tourism Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lodging is no problem in Branson. There are many hotels, motels, resorts, and condos to choose from. The Branson Vacation Guide, available at www.ExploreBranson.com, is a good way to find the accommodations that you need for your stay in Branson.
Entertainment, good food, and a place to relax are the ingredients to make a great get-a-way. Branson offers all of these for a very inexpensive price.