Branson is known for its lakes – in fact it’s called the Tri-Lakes area as there are three main lakes surrounding the area. You can make a splash on your Branson vacation when you reserve tickets to one of the water adventures in Branson. From water parks to aquatic recreational vehicles, there are a wide range of water adventures to take advantage of in the Ozarks.
One of the most popular Branson water adventures is Ride the Ducks. The amphibious vehicles are based on the classic WWII DUKW amphibious design and create an amazing sightseeing experience that crosses both land and lake. During your 70-minute tour you’ll get a duck’s-eye view of the Branson entertainment district, cruise over Table Rock Dam and make a rolling entrance into Table Rock Lake. Every sightseeing adventure includes about 30 minutes on beautiful Table Rock Lake, a scenic, natural, Ozark treasure. During the lake cruise, you can take the wheel of your Duck as it tours the calm and clear waters of Table Rock Lake.
Looking for more water adventures? Spend the day at White Water, Branson’s premier water park. It is home to 13 acres of water rides and slides.
Spend your vacation days in Branson engaging in interactive attractions that are fun for the whole family. Interactive attractions feature unique, one-of-a-kind experiences. From ziplining to 5D attractions to butterfly-filled adventures, you’re sure to find a special way to spend your day in Branson.
- Branson Zipline
- Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure
- Castle of Chaos
- Shepherd of the Hills Vigilante ZipRider
Add tickets to any of these interactive Branson attractions to make your vacation in the Ozarks even more exciting!
|Photo Credit: Grand Country Music Hall
The Grand Country Music Hall is a one stop destination for all your Branson show needs. Home to eight shows, the theater features live music every day of the week. From gospel to country to comedy, you’ll find it all at the Grand Country Music Hall.
Featured shows at Grand Country Music Hall include:
Grand Jubilee: Voted Best Variety Show, audiences love the harmonies performed by Branson’s Best Quartet – New South. From Country and hand-clapping Gospel, to decades of Rock & Roll favorites and family-friendly comedy the Grand Jubilee surpasses expectations of any age.
Comedy Jamboree: Join Comedy Jamboree for clean family comedy those of all ages enjoy.
Starring funny guys Applejack, Harley Worthit, and Stretch McCord; the Jamboree Singers; pianist extraordinaire, Tracy Heaston, and the award winning Grand Band, Comedy Jamboree packs a comedy punch.
Grand Country’s Amazing Pets: Featuring exciting acts and tricks from a troupe of skilled dogs and trained housecats, Grand Country’s Amazing Pets stars an amazing troupe of furry creatures who will win your hearts. Many have been rescued from dog pounds and humane societies across the country. Exotic birds also perform for your entertainment.
Other shows available at the Grand Country Music Hall include Ozark Mountain Jubilee, Down Home Country, Sunday Gospel Jubilee, Branson Country USA and New South Gospel.
Celebrate the music of the 60s at the Happy Together Tour. The Happy Together Tour, featuring Monkees lead singer Micky Dolenz, The Turtles, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap Band and Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders will be at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre on Friday and Saturday, October 18th and 19th.
In the three years since The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie brought back some friends for the 25th Anniversary Tour in 2010, “Happy Together” has become one of the most successful tours in existence, constantly hitting the road and celebrating the music of the 60’s for thousands of “Happy” fans to enjoy across North America.
In total, the artists performing at this year’s Happy Together Tour have combined for more than 60 Top 40 hits, with more than 30 of those reaching the Top 10 and six of the songs reaching number one on the charts. With tickets to the Happy Together Tour in Branson you can look forward to hearing hits like “I’m a Believer,” “Young Girl,” “Just Like Me,” “Good Thing, “ and of course, Happy Together, among others. Take a journey to the 60s during this limited engagement show in Branson, Missouri.
|Dean Zeligman as Elvis
Put on your dancin’ shoes this Memorial Day weekend in Branson, Missouri. Entertainers from several theaters are joining forces to present “Jailhouse Rock.” The show will pay tribute to the life and times of Elvis Presley.
Dean Zeligman, who portrays Elvis at Legends in Concert, will headline the show. Elvis’ early 50s, rockabilly style is examined during the concert experience featuring stories and songs that transformed Elvis into The King of Rock and Roll. Pivotal moments from Elvis’ career are highlighted throughout the show, including his appearances in movies and his comeback in 1968. The group New South, from Grand Jubilee, will join Zeligman to perform as Presley’s backup singers The Jordanaires.
With tickets to this performance, you’ll not only hear songs from Presley’s early career. Songs from films such as “Viva Las Vegas” and “Spinout” will be performed, as well the best tracks from the 1968 comeback special.
Tickets for the show are on sale now. Cost is $25 for visitors; $10 for locals. This original production will be performed for one night only at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater on May 25th at 11pm.
The Oak Ridge Boys Theater in Branson, Missouri is hosting a variety of special concerts this year. Legendary entertainers will take the stage to perform signature hits, cowboy classics and family-friendly comedy.
The full line-up of entertainers scheduled to appear at the Oak Ridge Boys Theater include:
Three Dog Night: July 13
The Oak Ridge Boys: September 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26; October: 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24; November: 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers: September 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26; October 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 29, 30; November 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20; December 4, 5
America: September 20
Sawyer Brown: September 21, October 19, November 23
Diamond Rio: October 5
Kenny Rogers: October 10 and November 11
- Jim Belushi: October 25
- John Michael Montgomery: October 26
- Bill Cosby October 12
- Neal McCoy: October 2, 4, 17, 18, 23, 24, 31; November 1, 21, 22; December 6, 7
- John Anderson: November 2
- The Charlie Daniels Band: November 8
- Ronnie Milsap and Connie Smith: November 9
- Johnny Mathis: November 15, 16
Note: Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers have cancelled their series of performances at The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre. Neal McCoy will fill in at 3pm on November 13 and 14.
Make plans to attend the final year of America’s biggest KidsFest – only at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. The fun starts June 8 and lasts until July 21, 2013. During the festival, there will be special meet and greet sessions with favorite cartoon characters such as Dora and Diego, SpongeBob and Patrick and Team Umizoomi. Plus, thrilling attractions like the all-new Outlaw Run Coaster, The Giant Swing, Wildfire, PowderKeg, The Lost River and the American Plunge will be open for family fun!
During KidsFest at Silver Dollar City special shows are also planned. Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience features amazing canine athleticism and a powerful message about pet adoption. Perondi’s adopted and talented pets have performed on shows such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with David Letterman.
Character meet and greets will take place in the Carousel Barn on the Riverfront.
The full schedule of appearances by Silver Dollar City’s cartoon friends includes:
- SpongeBob and Patrick: May 30-June 1
- Tom & Jerry: June 6-8
- Dexter and DeeDee: June 13-15
- Backyardigans: June 20-22
- George Jetson and Astro: June 27-29
- Scooby Doo and Shaggy: July 4-6
- Team Umizoomi: July 11-13
- Fred, Barney and Dino: July 18-20
- Yogi Bear and Boo Boo: July 25-27
- Dora & Diego: August 1-3
Championship cloggers will take the Gazebo Stage during KidsFest. See some of the nation’s most talented clogging groups perform, including the Red River Cloggers and Capital City Cloggers. Then, head over to the Riverfront to see Wacky Science. Hosted by David Wiley, Wacky Science showcases the wacky side of science. Educational yet entertaining, kids love watching his amazing experiments happen right before their eyes! Wednesday through Monday you can end your visit to Silver Dollar City Branson with GAC Nights in Echo Hollow. It’s the only live stage version of the popular television show.
Downtown Branson hosts Plumb Nellie Days May 16-18, 2013. The 53rd annual festival features more than 100 crafters and artists from throughout the Midwest.
Jewelry, wood crafts, quilts, clothing, crocheted and knitted items, toys, floral arrangements, hats, purses, ironworks, and collectible art work will all be on display and for sale. A food court with everything from fried Twinkies to steak sandwiches will be serving up tasty treats all day long. New for this year is a chuckwagon food vendor serving up tasty items like beef tips, pulled pork and fried taters.
The Plumb Nellie Days stage hosts a full line-up of local entertainers. A meet and greet booth will be available so attendees will have a chance to talk with many of the performers. Adding to the fun is a street dance planned for Friday night.
As May 18 is Armed Forces Tribute Day Plumb Nellie Days is also hosting a salute to military ceremony at noon. The ceremony will feature performances by Roy Morris and Barbara Fairchild.
The three day event is in downtown Branson at the corners of Commercial and Main streets, an entire city block.
June 8 – July 21: Silver Dollar City KidsFest
Be part of the biggest national KidsFest at Silver Dollar City. See family-friendly shows, meet your favorite cartoon characters, and have fun on over 30 rides and attractions in the park. Plus, you can ride the all-new Outlaw Run Coaster!
June 14: KHOZ 102.9 Texaco Showdown Competition
America’s largest country music talent search and radio promotion begins at 4:30pm on the Town Square at the Branson Landing.
June 15-16: Titanic Museum’s Father’s Day Boat Show
This free even features some of the newest, fastest, and hottest models on today’s market. Bass Pro Shops’ Tracker Boat Center anchors in the Titanic Museum parking lot from 9am-6pm each day.
June 23: Tim McGraw Live in Concert
Tim McGraw, with special guests Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft, performs live at the Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater. General admission tickets start at $35.
June 30: Honor America Day
College of the Ozarks will be honoring America with an All-American Barbeque from 5-8 p.m. at The Keeter Center. There will be live music, kids’ activities, a special patriotic program, and a fireworks display at dark. Reservations for the All-American Barbeque can be requested online or by calling 417-690-2146.
Branson is known for its championship golf courses. In 2012, three of the courses were recognized by national golf magazines. Play a round of golf at any of these Branson golf courses to test your skills on the green.
Both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine have praised the Payne Stewart Golf Course. The unique tribute course is dedicated to the life of Payne Stewart, who called Springfield, Missouri home. Plaques on each tee recall a story from Stewart’s life. At the clubhouse, Stewarts’ championship memorabilia is on display as are his trademark outfits.
|Payne Stewart Golf Course
Branson Creek is another award-winning Branson golf course recognized by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. It has top the Missouri public courses list for fourteen consecutive years. Golfweek has also named it one of the best courses in the state. The high-quality playing experiences available at Branson Creek are highlighted by the natural, scenic beauty of the Ozarks.
Ledgestone Country Club was named to the prestigious “Best Courses You Can Play” by Golfweek. The 18-hole championship course features lush fairways and bentgrass greens. Ledgestone is open for public play. Designed by Tim Clark, this upscale course features first-class service, facilities and conditions.
Play one some of the best golf courses in the Midwest when you visit Branson, Missouri. The combination of rolling Ozark hills and valleys, along with incredible vistas, make the golf courses in Branson not only challenging but breathtaking as well. Book a Branson golf vacation to experience championship course and a leisurely getaway on the greens.