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One of the country’s most popular vacation destinations, there are literally hundreds of things to do and experience in Branson, Missouri!

Whether you’ve been visiting the area your whole life, or you’ve just heard about Branson and discovering everything that the popular vacation spot offers – you will find that there are plenty of things to see and do the next time you’re here!

World-famous as a LIVE entertainment destination, Branson, MO offers much more that shows… there are museums, incredible restaurants, amazing shopping, sightseeing, theme parks – more than what you can possibly fit in on one visit!

To help you plan out your trip and introduce you to all of the sights and sounds of this popular entertainment town, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular things to do for you to explore and visit when you arrive.


1. LIVE Shows

The unofficial “LIVE Entertainment Capital of the World,” Branson, Missouri is home to more than 130+ shows performing throughout the year!

Spread among 40+ theatres, these LIVE shows feature some of the most incredible talent and skill that you will ever see!

From magic and comedy to country and bluegrass, the diversity and number of options to choose from are unmatched anywhere!

Fun and family-friendly for all ages, these wholesome shows feature remarkable performances and some of the best value in entertainment that can be found in any vacation destination!


2. Attractions

The variety of things to do in Branson, is just one of the many reasons that the town has become such a popular travel destination.

In addition to the famous shows, there are dozens of attractions, activities, and things to do while you’re visiting.

Whether it’s experiencing educational and interactive museums, exhilarating outdoor activities (like ATV rides and ziplining), or leisurely sightseeing – you’ll have no problem finding fun for everyone traveling with you!


3. Museums

From the educational and interactive to the odd and unusual, Branson is home to some incredible museums.

Open year-round (and nearly every day), a visit to one of these properties is a great way to fill some time, spend an afternoon, or have some fun for a couple hours.


4. Shopping

An incredible shopping destination, you will find that there are hundreds of stores for every taste, style, and budget in Branson!

Spend an afternoon shopping and eating at the Branson Landing and take in their famous fountain show – or find some deals at Tanger Outlets, just a couple of the many shopping districts to be found in town.


5. Restaurants

With dining options for every taste and budget, there are plenty of options to choose from for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

From sushi to steakhouses and local favorites to national chain restaurants, you will find them all sprinkled around the town.


6. Things to do for Kids

Branson, MO is particularly popular for families traveling or looking for a vacation.

The family-friendly atmosphere, beautiful natural setting with plenty of outdoor activities, and amazing value – make it one of the best family vacation spots in the country.

Nowhere else can you find the value, location, and activities offered as what you will find in Branson!

Those traveling with toddlers, kids, or teenagers will find that there are more fun things to do for kids while you’re visiting than what you will have time to squeeze in!


7. Things to do for Couples

A popular choice for honeymoons, anniversaries, and romantic retreats – Branson is a great choice for couples wanting to get away for some fun, rest, and relaxation!

See some of the shows together, plan a romantic lake cruise, take in some of the beautiful natural sights of the surrdounding mountains and forests, and experience an unforgettable stay in the heart of the Ozarks!


8. Free & Cheap Things to Do

While already one of the most affordable vacation spots in the country, you can stretch your budget for things even further by checking some of the many free attractions & things to do in Branson.

From exploring the Ozark Mountains, forests, and wildlife, to fun activities for everyone – you’re sure to find something fun (and free or cheap) to do while visiting!


9. Outdoor Attractions & Activities

Famous around the world for its beautiful natural setting, Branson offers some of the most incredible outdoor attractions and activities!

From jet boating Lake Taneycomo or cruising Table Rock Lake to zipline adventures, mountain coasters, and snow tubing down mountains – there’s an outdoor adventure for every age!


10. Visit Branson Travel Office

Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning a visit to our welcome center, Branson Travel Office in downtown Branson.

At our office you can pick up free maps and brochures, get area information, and if you book anything with us you will get some incredible freebies like a Branson Guest Card (with $4,000+ in coupons and discounts), free attraction tickets, and more!

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