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Branson MO - Overview
Surrounded by pristine
lakes and framed by majestic mountains, the beautiful wooded region of the
Ozarks known as Branson, Missouri, offers great fishing, swimming, golf and
boating along with big time family entertainment. Branson attracts millions of
visitors each year, primarily families and retirees, and has become an
increasingly popular destination choice for vacationers from around the world.
Not only is it home to some of the best names in entertainment, such as Dolly
Parton’s Dixie Stampede, the Showboat Belle and the Scenic Railroad; it also
boasts unique attractions such as a hot air balloon ride over the city.
Branson offers four
individual seasons with summer being the busiest. Each season has something to
offer, making any visit memorable. One must-see popular attraction is the Dolly
Parton Dixie Stampede. Designed by Dolly herself, it offers a great show with
music and entertainment, great family fun as well as a good hometown meal. Many
attractions in the Branson area close in winter, but those that remain open are
often less crowded then.
If adventure is more to
your liking, why not consider a hot air balloon ride above the city? It’s truly
a unique experience and one that will be remembered for a lifetime. Day or
night, there is always something taking place in Branson. Hand clapping, foot
stomping, laughter-filled shows are a mainstay of Branson, and there are over 70
of them from which to choose.
One can select from
patriotic American music, magic, country music, oldies, gospel, bluegrass,
family variety shows, comedy, acrobatics and many, many, more. The choice is
yours. Overall, the town targets its offerings to its core audience of families
and seniors and will most appeal to those seeking a wholesome atmosphere and
middle-of-the-road entertainment. No matter what type or style of family
centered show interests you, Branson has it.
In Branson, many of the
noteworthy sights and attractions combine elements of Ozarks history and culture
with modern technology. Silver Dollar City, for example, preserves the culture
of the Ozarks through musical presentations, crafts demonstrations, storytelling
and conservation efforts. The region's past is also the focus of the Shepherd of
the Hills Homestead and Outdoor Theatre, a theme park and dramatic production
based on Harold Bell Wright's novel set in the Ozarks at the turn of the 20th
The signature film at
Branson's IMAX Entertainment Complex, Ozarks Legacy and Legend, has a
historical component, telling the story of a fictional Ozarks family during the
period 1824-1950. The Ralph Foster Museum at College of the Ozarks contains a
wide variety of items representing the Ozarks' heritage.
With its hometown feel,
great entertainment and beautiful scenery, Branson is truly a vacationer’s
paradise. So, pack your bags and “come a visitin”. Branson is waiting with a
friendly hello, a multitude of sights, attractions, great food, warm
hospitality, great scenery as well as some of the most enjoyable entertainment