Once called “The live music capital of the entire universe,” Branson is home to dozens of attractions and country music venues, as well scores of theaters that host every kind of show you could ever imagine. Marty Stuart has played the RFD-TV Theater with regularity, while Tony Orlando spent 20 seasons in Branson putting on one of America’s most patriotic and heartfelt Christmas shows. It’s not just music in Bronson—it’s live theater, as well. In fact, Branson has more theater seats than New York City’s Broadway. Most attractions in Branson can be found to the west of historic downtown Branson on 76 Country Boulevard, which is the city’s main drag. This strip is where you’ll find everything from the Osmonds’ shows at the Andy Williams Moon River Theater to the Branson Hollywood Wax Museum, the Titanic Museum and plenty more Branson attractions that are as unique as they are amazing! There’s plenty to do once you pass through town, too, as you’ll soon come to Silver Dollar City, a 1880s-themed park that first opened its doors in 1960. Originally based around Marvel Cave, a National Natural Landmark, the park has grown to include several shows, rides and historical attractions. A visit here may just be one of the most fun things to do in Branson!
There is far more to Branson than just the glamour and music for which it has become so well known, however. Based in Ozark Mountain Country, on the shores of Table Rock Lake, Branson also offers a wide variety of day trips and outdoor activities, such as horseback riding, trout fishing, water skiing, hiking and biking. We’ve heard that the golfing is pretty good, too! One of the most original ways to enjoy a Branson sightseeing adventure is to board the Branson Belle riverboat. On top of a three-course meal, the two-hour cruise includes live entertainment and breathtaking views of Table Rock Lake and the serene landscape of the Ozarks.
There are several day trips and Branson bus tours that explore both the idyllic forests of the Ozarks and the many historical nearby towns. One of the most popular trips is the Eureka Springs tour, which allows you the chance to see the beautiful, Victorian homes of this quaint, Arkansas town. Yet another great destination for a day trip is Springfield, the third largest city in Missouri. One of the first episodes of the "Wild" Old West occurred here when, in 1865, Wild Bill Hickok and Davis Tutt had their famous duel. Springfield is also where you’ll find more than 1,000 restaurants and a reputation as being one of the culinary capitals of a state known for its food.
Gray Line Branson
Gray Line Branson offers several Branson tours, as well as Branson Airport transportation and a Springfield Airport shuttle. Our Historic Branson tour visits several landmark theaters within town, as well as some of the most important sites outside of the city’s center and main strip. We make sure to stop at Branson Landing, Historic Downtown Branson, Table Rock Dam and College of the Ozarks. We also visit the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, which produces more than 350,000 pounds of trout each year. This is great tour that will get you acquainted with the tranquil Ozark landscape, as well as the live music show capital of the world.
Our most popular daytrip travels from Branson to Eureka Springs, a serene, mountainside town in Arkansas. After taking an hour-long tour that visits the numerous Victorian homes throughout the town, you will get the opportunity to explore the beautiful downtown area, which is home to several specialty shops that specialize in everything from candle making to quilting. It is an absolute must for anyone who loves to see and support local artisans.