Whether you are a first time guest or a frequent visitor to Branson, the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, as the city is often referred to, offers a stunning array of activities and attractions to keep you entertained during both a short stay and a longer vacation. As all of these activities and entertainment venues are based on family values, Branson vacations enjoy the greatest popularity with couples, families and larger groups of vacationers who aren't likely to find anything embarrassing or unpleasant here.
Some of the greatest attractions that are definite must-sees during your Branson vacations or shorter stays include Branson Landing - a new entertainment complex that features restaurants, shops, a convention center and a hotel, established in spring 2006 on the shores of Lake Taneycomo. For art lovers Branson offers a wide range of museums, notably the Veterans Memorial Museum honoring all those who had served in World War I and II, Vietnam and Korea, and displaying personal histories, photographs, weapons and memorabilia.
Visitors, who remember one of the most beloved couples of America, may consider the Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum featuring the couple's collection of personal effects and memorabilia, including guitars, cars, guns, cowboy clothing and boots.
Outdoor and sport enthusiasts consider Branson vacations to be one of the greatest possible ways to enjoy great fishing and swimming, horseback riding and kayaking trips. Thus, anglers will be offered Lake Taneycomo for trout and Table Rock Lake for bass, while water sports enthusiasts will definitely enjoy State Park Marina, the closest marina in Branson that features everything from wave runs and fish boats to ski boats and pontoons.
A few swimming areas are also available at Table Rock Lake. A popular venue, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is a well-favored 10,000-acre wilderness refuge for deer, Texas longhorns, bison, elk and other wildlife species. The park is accessible by biking and hiking paths and two-hour Branson bus tours. Golfers should by all means take advantage of 18-hole Branson Creek Golf Club, recognized as one of top public courses in Missouri.
For theme park enthusiasts Branson vacations are primarily a great chance to enjoy three parks within the city: White Water, Celebration City and Silver Dollar City. The newest theme park centers focusing on top events of the 20th century America are a place for great family fun, with over 30 rides and attractions and nightly fireworks display and outdoor laser. Some five miles west of Branson is the largest and the best theme park in the area, offering over a dozen thrill rides, live entertainment at numerous arenas, imaginative playgrounds, more than 60 specialty shops, some 100 craftspeople practicing their trades and top restaurants specializing in traditional cuisine.
For you stay in the city, consider the following lodging options: Candlestick Inn, Indian Point Resorts, Grand Country Inn, Branson Hotel Bed and Breakfast and Big Cedar Lodge, all of which maintain excellent reputation for hospitality and world-class service.