About Branson


Branson is located in the picturesque Ozark Mountains and has a history dating back into the late 19th century. The city has long been a popular destination for vacationers from Missouri and neighboring areas, but the growth of local wineries and entertainment venues along 76 Country Boulevard (and to a lesser extent along Shepherd of the Hills Expressway) has increased Branson's popularity as a tourist destination. Branson now draws visitors from all regions of the country.

Besides the numerous entertainment theaters for which Branson is famous, other local attractions include the Hollywood Wax MuseumSilver Dollar CityWhite Water, Waltzing Waters, Mount Pleasant WineryStone Hill WineryRide the DucksDolly Parton's Dixie Stampede, Ziplines, Cave Tours, National Tiger Sanctuary, Go-Karts, Mini Golf, Horseback Rides, Butterfly Palace, and Rainforest Adventure. Ripley's Odditorium is housed in a building that has been made to look as if it is cracked wide open by an earthquake or other disaster, while the Titanic Museum is a half-scale replica of the famous ship and iceberg.

Branson Landing opened in the summer of 2006 on the Lake Taneycomo waterfront in downtown Branson. The lakefront project includes a new convention center and an outdoor shopping mall of stores and restaurants.