The Chateau on the Lake Resort in Branson, Missouri is a beautiful property situated on an Ozark Mountain, overlooking scenic Table Rock Lake. The property is lavish in regards to both its size and amenities offered, creating an atmosphere Branson guests can truly enjoy. The beauty of the Chateau is highlighted throughout its many areas, beginning with its lobby. The massive interior landscaping is centered on a flowing waterfall that cascades through rocks and foliage. It is a beautiful sight to see, and superbly combines the elegance of the Chateau with the natural aspects of Branson’s Ozark Mountains.


Chateau_on_the_Lake_Resort_and_Convention_Center_(006)The rooms offered at the Chateau are of double/double or king varieties. The rooms are lavishly decorated and offer the utmost in relaxation. The Serta beds are very comfortable, and the style of the room, which features rich browns and maroons, creates an ambiance of comfort not many properties achieve with such distinction. The rooms are very spacious as well, offer mountain vista views, and come furnished with leather chair, executive desk with chairs, ’27 TV and in-room safe. The appealing aspects of the Chateau’s rooms are extended to its bathrooms, which are ornamented with stunning tile that compliments the other décor of the room. The spaciousness of the
bathroom is also extended with a curved shower rod addition.

Chateau_on_the_Lake_Resort_and_Convention_Center_(003)The rooms at Branson’s Chateau on the Lake Resort are just part of the experience. The amenities featured at the resort are all-encompassing. The beautiful landscape provides several ‘garden’ areas for relaxing, as do the wrap-around verandas offering picturesque views of Table Rock Lake. There are two tennis courts, a basketball court, movie theater (capacity=50 people,) a large indoor pool and Jacuzzi that is open 24 hours a day, a children’s playground area, outdoor pool of large proportion with Jacuzzi and plenty of lounging space, well-equipped fitness center with new equipment and round the clock availability, as well as a full service Spa.

Chateau-GrilleOn top of this extensive list of amenities, the Chateau on the Lake Resort also features a deli with poolside service, a Sweet Shoppe, two restaurants, including the Chateau Grille, and The Library Lounge, which has cocktail service, flat panel TV’s and gorgeous vistas that go one for miles.

The attention to detail at the Chateau creates an atmosphere guests will truly enjoy. From the bell service when you arrive, to the optional valet parking, this resort is in a class all its own.

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Summer has arrived in Branson! This means one thing: it’s time for vacation! Families flock to this destination for the laid-back yet entertaining atmosphere teeming with Midwestern hospitality. Some Branson attractions, like Silver Dollar City, are nationally known and easy to make a part of your itinerary. Other Branson activities might not be so familiar, which is where this handy checklist come in to play. Browse this list of activities in Branson MO for families to plan your vacation and get a head start on your family fun adventure.

Outlaw Run

Outlaw Run

1) __ Ride one of Silver Dollar City’s thrilling coasters such as Outlaw Run, WildFire and PowderKeg.

2) __ Indulge in a frozen custard concoction at Andy’s.

3) __ Play a round of putt-putt at one of Branson’s mini-golf courses. Recommendations include Lost Treasure Golf and Dinosaur Canyon.

White Water Wave Pool

White Water Wave Pool

4) __ Spend the day at the beach within reach – White Water!

5) __ Pose for a picture with a Transformer at Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum.

6) __ Captain a Ride the Ducks boat on Table Rock Lake.

7) __ Race go-karts at one of The Track Family Fun Park locations.

Race against family and friends on the go karts.

Race against family and friends on the go karts.

8) __ Watch the Harlem Globetrotters perform basketball tricks at Silver Dollar City.

9) __ Stomp, clap and cheer your side to victory at the Dixie Stampede.

10) __ Stay at waterpark resort like Grand Country Inn, Castle Rock Resort or Welk Resort for endless aquatic fun.

11) __ Eat at Billy Bob’s Dairyland for the best burgers and shakes in Branson.

Boat_and_WaveRunner_Rentals_by_Bass_Pro_Shops__Long_Creek_Marina__(70819)12) __ Rent a boat at the State Park Marina or Long Creek Marina to cruise around and swim at Table Rock Lake.

13) __ Visit the Promised Land Zoo, Butterfly Palace or National Tiger Sanctuary to view creatures large and small up-close.

14) __ Go underground into the cool caves of Missouri at Marvel Cave and Talking Rocks Cavern.

15) __ Let the little ones experience the all-new Fireman’s Landing at Silver Dollar City.

Lucky's Dizzy Dogs at Fireman's Landing.

Lucky’s Dizzy Dogs at Fireman’s Landing.

16) __ Watch a whale swim above you at the story of Jonah at Sight and Sound Theatres.

17) __ Swim at Moonshine Beach on Table Rock Lake.

18) __ Take a ride on Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline at the Branson Landing.

19) __ Buy some old-fashioned candy at Dick’s 5 & 10 in Downtown Branson.

20) __ Dine at the newly opened Pasghetti’s for a visual and culinary treat.

Use this activities in Branson MO check list to make the most of your Branson vacation.  From fun in the sun to one-of-a-kind attractions, this vacation destination is the place to be this summer.

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Titanic___World_s_Largest_Museum_Attraction_-002-As a history buff, touring the Titanic Museum while in Branson was at the top of my list. The half-scale replica of the ship stands out like a beacon on the Highway 76 Strip. It truly gives you an understanding of the sheer size of the RMS Titanic. Once inside Titanic Museum Branson, you discover so much about the ship, its passengers and its enduring legacy.

Touring the Titanic Museum Branson is an authentic history lesson that is both somber yet triumphant as it celebrates the human spirit. The museum does an excellent job of honoring the lives of those lost, as well as those of survivors. To make the experience even more poignant, visitors receive a boarding pass upon entering the museum complete with passenger information. The fate of your passenger is revealed at the end of your tour, driving home the true life and death fates bestowed to the ship’s many guests.

titanic_branson_musicians_gallery_rszAs you tour the Titanic Branson, you’ll be immersed in the stories of both the ship and its passengers. More than 400 genuine artifacts, totaling more than $4 million dollars, are on display. These authentic artifacts are quite impressive, some of which came from the depths of the ocean floor where the RMS Titanic now rests. They aide in the discovery of what it would’ve been like as a Titanic passenger, as do replicas of the third-class, second-class and first-class cabins. In addition, walking the Grand Staircase – built in a full-scale, grandiose fashion – makes you feel like Rose from the Titanic movie. Although I didn’t find Jack during my tour, the essence of all passengers – from poor to rich – can really be felt throughout the museum.

Titanic_Museum_Attraction_(022)Through interactive exhibits and detailed galleries, you get even closer to what the Titanic experience was like. Some of the standouts for me include walking the ship’s bow, which is surrounded by a starry night and cool night air, as well as testing how long I could handle the icy 28 degree water temperatures the Titanic passengers faced on that fateful night. After lasting only 90 seconds (and my finger was frozen!), the strength and resolve of survivors was made that much more real in my mind. Extensive photo galleries give a face to the many names aboard the RMS Titanic. Two of the best include the Musicians Gallery and the Children’s Stories Gallery. The musicians aboard the Titanic are legendary, as they continued to play as the Titanic. These eight musicians are honored, as are the children of the Titanic whose stories have never been told before. See the ship through the eyes of innocence, as children from crew to first class remembered.

Titanic___World_s_Largest_Museum_Attraction_(004)Speaking of children, the Titanic Museum Branson does a quality job of entertaining yet educating the younger set. Interactive exhibits simulating shoveling coal, sending a SOS distress signal, climbing the deck as it pitches and lists into the ocean, learning to tie rope knots and simply interacting with the knowledgeable, costumed staff bring the legacy of the Titanic to life for children.

Tip: The audio tour is included with tickets, and it’s very much worth a listen. Plan on spending around two hours at the museum to fully absorb all it has to offer. Don’t’ bring your camera, though, as photos are strictly prohibited inside the museum.

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One of the best times to vacation in Branson, Missouri is summer. The season highlights some of the best entertainment in town as well as the abundant outdoor activities the Ozark Mountain region has to offer. Things to do in Branson in the summer are ideal for families searching to create lifetime memories. Dive in to these summertime adventures and the whole family will be happy!

Outlaw Run

Silver Dollar City

The Midwest’s favorite theme park is the best place to spend your summer days. With thrilling roller coasters like Outlaw Run as well as cool rides like American Plunge, Silver Dollar City is an attraction full of fun. Plus, during the summer season you can celebrate a Star Spangled Summer with special shows, character meet and greets and late night hours. With over 40 rides and attractions, this Branson theme park is sure make summertime super fun. Check out these Silver Dollar City vacation packages for extra savings and to bundle with other family-pleasing favorites like Dixie Stampede.

Table Rock Lake

Table Rock Lake

One of the Ozark’s most beloved treasures is Table Rock Lake. The scenic landscape, secluded cove and meandering arms of the lake make it ideal for all sorts of water activities. You can spend the day cursing the lake, amp up your time with watersports, or head to Moonshine Beach for a relaxing afternoon of swimming in the sun. There are several local marinas on Table Rock Lake, including the State Park Marina and Long Creek Marina, where you can rent a boat or wave runner. You can even parasail over Table Rock Lake if you’d like. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure attraction!

White Water Wave Pool

White Water

Need more water adventures during your Branson vacation? Head to White Water! The aquatic attraction is packed with spectacular ways to make a splash. Kapau Plummet is the most daring ride at the park. Featuring a drop floor, you’ll free fall before sliding down a 2450-foot slide! It’s such a rush! The tropical oasis that is White Water is packed with twisting typhoons, thrilling slides, a 800-foot long lazy river and 500,000 gallon wave pool. It’s the coolest attraction in Branson during the summer season. Bonus summer fun includes extended park hours during Night Water and Dive-In Movies at the wave pool.

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The Track

Race to one of the The Tracks in Branson for classic family fun. Go-karts, bumper boats, mini-golf, arcades, a sky-coaster, laser tag and even batting cages are waiting for you to play. Each location has something different to offer, too, with Kids Kountry ideal for the younger set and Track 3 best for older kids who want to rev their engines on a four-story go-kart track.



The lush landscape of Branson is in full bloom during summer. Take advantage of the season and get a birds-eye-view of the Ozarks on one of the ziplines in Branson. I recommend Branson Zipline for a natural, exhilarating experience. Their zipline course features skybridges and a secluded setting so you really get a top-notch outdoor Ozark adventure. Kids can zip if they weigh at least 70 pounds so all but the little ones can zip!

Castle Rock Resort & Indoor Water Park

Waterpark Resorts

Add even more splishes and splashes to your Branson vacation by staying at one of the Branson Waterpark Resorts. Options like Castle Rock Resort, Grand Country Inn and The Welk Resort offer indoor and outdoor waterparks that are included with your room rate. Wake up, head to the park and dive in to a good time without leaving your resort. Your kids will love it! Good luck getting them to go home!

These are just a few of the things to do in Branson in the summer. Plan your vacation today and discover all the ways there are to play in the Ozark Mountains.

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

If you want to stay in the heart of the action in Branson, you’ll want to stay on The Strip (Highway 76). From your hotel you’ll be able to walk to numerous hotels, shows, and attractions like the Titanic Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, and the Hollywood Wax Museum. There are plenty of restaurants and theaters located on The Strip so you can avoid the traffic and spend more time enjoying your Branson vacation.

Some of the best Branson hotels on The Strip include:

MO092_EXT3_4a220a74-0d6e-4c6b-a0ce-a27a09e6387cQuality Inn on The Strip

A traditional hotel near Andy Williams Performing Arts Center and the Titanic Museum, Quality Inn on the Strip offers comfortable accommodations for the whole family to enjoy. All rooms offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV and coffee makers. Amenities include complimentary daily breakfast, a seasonal outdoor pool, an indoor heated pool and whirlpool spa, laundry facilities, free parking, and more.

Grand_Country_Inn__Indoor_Water_Park_(001)Grand Country Inn

Located in the heart of Branson, this exciting destination offers lodging and entertainment the whole family can enjoy. Grand Country Inn features spacious accommodations with free Wi-Fi, full-size baths, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers and other in-room conveniences. Guests can also enjoy the on-site indoor and outdoor water park, which offers a lazy river, spas, a waterslides and more.

Lodge-of-the-Ozarks-in-Branson-MissouriLodge of the Ozarks

Located just minutes from popular Branson amusement parks, live shows, restaurants and shops, Lodge of the Ozarks offers thoughtfully appointed guest rooms ideal for all traveler types. Guests can enjoy relaxing in the lobby area with seating near a fireplace, exercising in the fitness room, having a cocktail at the on-site bar, using some of the 16,665 square feet of event space, and more.

Hotel_Grand_Victorian_(001)Hotel Grand Victorian

Located just one block from the Tanger Outlet mall and 1 mile from Branson’s Theatre District, the Victorian-themed Hotel Grand Victorian features traditional-style accommodations off Highway 76. Guests of all ages can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, daily continental breakfast and afternoon snacks; a fitness center; an indoor pool and whirlpool spa; a game room; laundry facilities; and more.

1st_Inn_Branson_(012)1st Inn Branson

Situated just off of Highway 76 near The Grand Village, Andy Williams Performing Arts Center and more, 1st Inn Branson offers comfortable accommodations that feature complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, mini refrigerators, microwaves and more. Guests can also enjoy free daily hot breakfast, in-lobby snacks and on-site parking; an outdoor pool; a fitness center; and more.

Radisson-Branson-Exterior-ShotRadisson Hotel Branson

Featuring spacious accommodations within walking distance of the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center the Grand Village and Shorty Small’s, Radisson Hotel Branson offers an ideal lodging option for travelers of all types. On-site amenities include free Wi-Fi, an indoor and outdoor pool with a sauna and whirlpool spa, a sports lounge, a bistro, 15,000 square feet of event space, and more.

Stay at any of these hotels and you’ll have convenient access to all the things to do in Branson, Missouri. Plus, these hotels offer comfortable rooms with a multitude of amenities and perks for guests. Any of these hotels will ensure your Branson vacation is filled with both fun and a good nights sleep. 

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

School is out for summer. The office is closed for an extra day. The smell of fresh cut grass is in the air. It all must mean one thing: it’s time for Memorial Day Weekend! Plan your escape to Branson to enjoy family time, the great outdoors and even an entertaining attraction or two. Need some vacation ideas for inspiration? Read on to find three ways to play in Branson Memorial Day Weekend.



Family Fun in Branson

Branson is known for its family-friendly environment. The area not only has a polite Midwestern attitude, it offers a multitude of ways for families to have fun. And make memories! Kids of all ages can play at The Track, a fun center with arcade games, bumper boats, bumper cars, miniature golf courses and go-karts. Bigger kids will really love the thrill of the Xtreme Racing Center, a high-speed go-kart racing center where the engines run even faster.

Of course, a visit to Branson isn’t complete without a day spent at Silver Dollar City. The 1880s-themed park has over 40 thrilling rides and attractions, as well free live shows, demonstrating craftsmen and even a cave you can explore.  With the weather warming up, a tropical trip to White Water might be in order. Lounge on the Aloha River or take the plunge on the daredevil Kapau Plummet. If you’re planning on visiting both Branson theme parks, check out these money-saving Silver Dollar vacation packages.

Table Rock Lake

Table Rock Lake

Greet the Great Outdoors

Rolling mountains and vast lakes make the outdoor scene in Branson a veritable playground. Branson Memorial Day Weekend is an excellent time of year to take to the lakes – especially Table Rock Lake. Rent a boat at State Park Marina or Long Creek Marina to cruise around this pristine oasis, or hop on a rented jet-ski for a water-filled adventure. Just want to kick back and relax? At Moonshine Beach put your toes in the sand, soak in the sun and go for a swim. Nearby nature trails like the Table Rock Lakeshore Trails and Lakeside Wilderness Trails easily fit in to the weekend too.


The Haygoods

Spotlight on Entertainment

It’s no secret Branson has a lot of shows – over 100 in fact. Some are absolutely can’t miss and make for an entertaining getaway. Among them are Dixie Stampede, a friendly rivalry show with horses, singing, lively competition and a four-course feast; Moses, a larger-than-life stage version of the biblical story; and Prince Ivan, a brand-new, fresh, fun and all-original band with a unique Top 40 sound. Other favorites like the Haygoods, SIX, and The Presleys Jubilee are taking the stage too, and many of these shows feature discounts on tickets. Savings and a show? You can’t beat that!

Ready to travel to Branson Memorial Day Weekend? With these ideas, you’ve already got a great head start!

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.