I am not a fan of winter. I don’t do well in the cold and I’ve never been coordinated enough to love winter activities such as skiing. Knowing this, it should come as no surprise that one of my favorite seasons is spring. Between the warm weather, ample sunshine, and blooming flowers, spring simply can’t be beat — especially in Branson. With the nice weather and abundance of attractions, there is plenty of things to do in Branson during spring.

From extraordinary festivals to show-stopping performances, Branson is booming with excitement during the wonderful season of spring. If you’re planning to visit the greater Branson area this spring, make sure you visit the following events, attractions, and activities.

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All aboard! The Lost River is ready to ride at Silver Dollar City.

1) Enjoy Spring Ride Days at Silver Dollar City

Start the spring season off right Silver Dollar City. On March 15-19, 22-26, 31 and April 2, 2017, guests are treated to a wide assortment of entertainment in addition to the exhilarating rides and attractions as part of the park’s Spring Ride Days. Plus, on these select days, Silver Dollar City is celebrating by throwing Pop-up Parties all throughout the park. You never know when or where the next pop-up celebration will be!

2) See The Festival of Wonder at Silver Dollar City

If you thought Spring Ride Days was exciting, wait until you hear about Silver Dollar City’s newest festival.

From April 6th to April 30th, 2017, visitors will marvel at acts of curiosity, watch over-the-top performances, and experience jaw-dropping feats of illusion. Festival of Wonder brings oddities, the extraordinary, and the unbelievable to the stage. If the roller coasters don’t make your jaw drop, these acts will.

Perhaps the most unbelievable part of this festival is the food. After all, Silver Dollar City is known for their delectable meals. Duri Festival of Wonder, the park will offer new and innovative culinary masterpieces from kabobs to extreme cinnamon rolls. If you visit Branson in spring, you know where to find me… I’ll be devouring the food at this extraordinary festival!

3) Chow Down at Bluegrass & BBQ at Silver Dollar City

It’s no secret that Silver Dollar City is the reigning champion of festivals in Branson. Every spring they host one of the most popular festivals in the area: the Bluegrass & BBQ Festival. The renowned music and food festival, hosted from May 4th to May 29th, 2017, features the biggest names in Bluegrass music and BBQ that will make your tastebuds party.

This annual festival is one of the top things to do in Branson during spring. You don’t want to miss it! From roller coasters to unparalleled festivals, visiting Silver Dollar City during the spring season is a must.

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Rock along to Branson’s top-rated shows this spring.

4) Get Tickets for a Show

When visiting Branson in the spring, you have to get your tickets for a show. After all, you can’t visit Branson and not see a show.

The city is filled with high-quality productions such as Dixie Stampede and Legends in Concert. Known throughout the world for their top talent, incredible production value, and superior level of entertainment, the shows in Branson are not to be missed. Plus, many of the shows begin their season in the spring, so you’ll see the new dance numbers, musical performances, and theatrical equipment before anyone else!

Visit Reserve Branson to get your discounted tickets to top shows such as:

 

5) Head to the Hills

The minute the warmer weather begins, you can find me on a hiking trail somewhere in the world. Some of the best hiking trails in the spring are found right in Branson. Exploring the trails in the Ozarks are a bucket-list item for any hiking fanatic.

To get in touch with your wild side this spring, head to these exemplary hiking spots and trails:

 

6) Ride the Runaway Mountain Coaster

Perhaps you’re looking for more exhilarating things to do in Branson during spring. If that’s the case, I highly suggest riding the Runaway Mountain Coaster. When you fly along the track of this alpine coaster, you’ll feel the wind in your hair and experience the Ozarks like never before. Not a speed demon? The braking system allows riders to control their entire coaster experience. This ride is perfect for everyone looking for thrilling things to do in Branson during spring.

When it rains, don't worry! Head to Fritz's Adventure in Branson.

When it rains, don’t worry! Head to Fritz’s Adventure in Branson. Image via Fritz’s Adventure / Facebook

7) Go On an Outdoor Adventure Inside

While we imagine spring as a constant ball of sunshine, we know it’s just not true. The fact is, rain is abundant during the springtime. If it rains during your Branson vacation, don’t worry! New to the area, Fritz’s Adventure is perfect for fun on a rainy day.

This attraction brings the fun of the outdoors inside with a ropes course, underground tunnels, warped walls, massive slides, and more. The entire family will love spending time at Fritz’s Adventure, no matter if it’s sunny or down-pouring.

8) Visit Table Rock State Park

When compiling your list of things to do in Branson during spring, make sure a trip to Table Rock State Park makes the cut. From camping to lounging the day away by the lake, there is so much to do at this marvelous state park. If you love spending time outdoors, there’s no better way to enjoy the spring season in Branson than at Table Rock State Park.

9) Sit Back, Sip, and Relax at Branson’s Wineries

Okay, maybe there is a better way to celebrate the spring season. Branson is home to multiple wineries, each boasting their own unique wines, blends, and scenery. To celebrate the beautiful weather, head out to one of Branson’s relaxing wineries, including:

 

At each winery, you and your group can take a tour, learn about the winemaking process, and of course, participate in a wine tasting.

Ready for a round of springtime golf? Image via Top of the Rock Golf Course / Facebook.

Ready for a round of springtime golf? Image via Top of the Rock Golf Course / Facebook

10) Go for a Round of Golf

Branson is known for its world-class golf courses and spring is the perfect time to hit the links. With the Ozark Mountains as a backdrop, you can’t go wrong when you go for a round on one of the pristine courses. Plus, the PGA tour stops at Big Cedar Lodge’s Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge course!

11) Cruise Table Rock Lake on the Showboat Branson Belle

While the Showboat Branson Belle is a staple for all visitors, the iconic boat is now offering a brand new experience. Starting in May, an all-new show–Country on the Lake–will be featured during the noon cruise. In addition, the Showboat has undergone a complete interior transformation as well as a menu update. All in all, these changes enhance the experience making your day on the Branson Belle that much better! 

Start Planning Your List of Things to Do in Branson During Spring

Ready to plan your spring trip to Branson? Remember to check Reserve Branson for discounted activities, attraction tickets, and hotel rooms.

 

One of the best things about Legends in Concert is the way the show constantly changes its line-up, creating a fresh new show for Branson visitors year after year. In 2017, Legends in Concert Branson shakes up the tribute artists performing. Old favorites will return as will the trend of bringing in more contemporary artists. Ready to find out who is performing at Legends in Concert? Read on.

The full 2017 Legends in Concert Branson spring tribute artist line-up includes:

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Spring Line-Up: February 3 – May 16
George Strait (Larry Turner)
The Blues Brothers (Clint Nievar and Danny Z)
Elvis Presley (variety of performers)
The Temptations (Talmadge Pearsall, Earl Welch, Greg Laster, Ditannual Hutchinson, Grady Harrell III): Feb. 3-May 11
Dusty Springfield (Katy Setterfield): Feb. 3-March 31
Prince (Frank Moore): Feb. 16-March 2
Adele (J.C. Brando): April 1-May 16
Michael Jackson (Michael Knight): May 12-16

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Summer Line-Up: May 22– September 6
The Blues Brothers (Clint Nievar and Danny Z)
Elvis Presley (variety of performers)
Celine Dion (Elisa Furr)
Michael Jackson (Michael Knight)
Brooks and Dunn (Doug Brewin and Larry Turner)
Bruno Mars (Isaiah): June 1-July 31

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Fall Line-Up: September 7 – October 31
Frank Sinatra (Robbie Howard)
Nedgra Culp (Aretha Franklin)
Alan Jackson (Doug Brewin)
The Blues Brothers (Clint Nievar and Danny Z)
Elvis Presley (Dean Z)

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Winter Line-Up (November 2 – December 31)
Michael Jackson (Michael Knight)
Alan Jackson (Doug Brewin)
The Blues Brothers (Clint Nievar and Danny Z)
Elvis Presley (Dean Z)
Barbara Streisand (Sharon Owens): Nov. 2-Dec. 30

Legends in Concert Branson is hosting a variety of Elvis tribute artists in 2017 in order to showcase all of the talented artists who fill the role of the King of Rock. Several Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champions will take the stage, including Cody Slaughter, Dean Z, Bill Cherry, Ted Torres and Travis Powell.

Legends in Concert Branson is one of the first shows to open in Branson, with the 2017 show opener set for February 3 at 8pm. Tickets are on sale now.


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.

Looking for a great way to ring in 2017? Branson New Year’s Eve events and shows celebrate with special performances, while hotels are hosting dance parties and special dinners. Take a look at what’s planned to get a head start on your Branson New Year’s Eve. 

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Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark’s 8th annual New Year’s Eve Party
From 9pm-1am, Castle Rock Resort is hosting a New Year’s Eve Party in the waterpark. The party features a live DJ, karaoke, buffet, soda, games, prizes, party favors, professional photo booth and midnight ball drop. Admission is $30 per person, $100 for 4, $130 for 5-6, and add $30 for each additional person after 6. Space is limited so call to reserve your tickets today at 417-336-6000 or 888-273-3919.

Chateau on the Lake New Year’s Eve
Ring in the New Year at the Chateau, where you can enjoy an evening filled with entertainment, food, a balloon drop, fireworks and more. Begin the night dining on specialties from the executive chef, then dance the night away to live music from The Tributes. Hotel packages are available. Call 1-888-333-5253 to make reservations to attend.

Hamners’ New Year’s Eve Fiesta Party
Spend the night a laughing, dancing and singing the night away at Hamners’ New Year’s Eve Fiesta Party on December 31, 2016. There will be an extra special performance of Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Show starring Dave & Denise Hamner, and featuring Jeff Brandt, Tamra Tinoco, Vadim & Mariya Serykh, Brenda Hahne, AJ Heard, and Ken Brown. Adding to the festive them is a catered meal from Qdoba Mexican Grill. This is a family-friendly experience featuring fun contests, party favors, games, and a magical laser show countdown to 2017. Dinner begins at 8pm, with the show starting at 9pm.

Hughes Brothers New Year’s Eve
The Hughes Brothers will take you on a journey as they go ‘From Christmas to New Year’s Eve” during this special performance. Festivities are from 9pm to Midnight. Both “it starring the Hughes Brothers” and the “Hughes Brothers Christmas Show” are featured. Before the show starts you can dine on a boxed dinner or a table top, candlelight dinner, depending on the ticket package your purchase. To top it all off, there will be party favors a midnight balloon drop. Afterwards, stay for the Cut-A-Rug and Boogie Down Dance.

Legends in Concert New Year’s Eve Show
Don’t miss the spectacular Legends in Concert New Year’s Eve Show at the iconic Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater! Rock in the New Year with your favorite Legends in Concert stars.

The line-up for the 2016 event includes Frank Sinatra, George Strait, Adele, The Blues Brothers™, and Dean Z. as Elvis! And as a special treat, Kelly Smith as Cher will grace the stage. Several ticket packages are available, with a variety of seating and menu options.  Along with dinner, champagne, beer, wine and mixed drinks will be available in the lobby before, during, and after the show.  The experience begins at 7:30pm, with the show starting at 9:30pm.

Million Dollar Quartet New Year’s Eve
For Branson New Year’s Eve, the Million Dollar Quartet is hosting a special show at 9:45pm. Prior to showtime, though, guests can enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres in the theater lobby from 8:30 to 9:45 pm, as well as light beverages: coffee, tea, and water. A cash bar will also be available. Party favors will also be handed out, adding to the festive spirit of the night.

Pierce Arrow Theater New Year’s Eve Show
The extended New Year’s Eve show will start at 9:00pm. It will feature comedian extraordinaire, James Sibley; special guest, Doug Gabriel; one of Branson’s best quartets – Tony Turner, Scott Fraker, Travis Spratt, and bass singer, Dan Britton; and the stunning Shonna Bonds. In addition, the three hour show will have fun and games, giveways, party favors, a live countdown with a balloon drop, and hors d’oeuvres.

The Clay-Goods Jambor-Eve
Join The Haygoods and Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express for a one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve celebration.  The night kicks off at 8:30pm, with The Haygoods performing.  Then, enjoy a hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar before Clay Cooper takes the stage. At 11: 50, both entertainment families perform as they countdown until midnight.  A non-alcoholic toast at midnight and balloon drop, as well as party favors and hats, make the evening even more festive! Call 417-332-2529.

These are best things to do for a Branson New Year’s Eve. Happy New Year!


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.

It’s always a good time to start thinking about a Branson MO vacation. The Midwestern destination offers everything from first-class entertainment to beautiful outdoor pursuits, and everything in between. When should you visit? What are some of the must-see’s and must do’s? Follow my guide on how to plan the best Branson MO vacation ever to get a head start on your getaway.

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Timing is Everything

A trip to Branson is ideal any time of year, but certain events and seasonal shows might appeal to you more than others. For instance, Spring Break and summertime are opportune times for families to visit. The weather is wonderful, special family events like Spring Ride Days and Great American Summer Festival are held at Silver Dollar City. Plus, family-centric shows like Buckets ‘n Boards, Prince Ivan and the all-new Moses are in full swing. Retirees, however, love visiting during the fall and winter months. Legendary entertainers like Bill Engvall, Loretta Lynn, Ronnie Milsap and more stack the show schedules in the fall, while come November Christmas season officially begins ushering in festive favorites like Dixie Stampede Christmas.

Must-See Shows

Dixie Stampede

Dixie Stampede

The Branson show scene mixes new favorites with popular classics, creating a bevy of entertainment choices. Which Branson shows receive rave reviews again and again?

Dixie Stampede: Experience with your family equestrian feats, friendly competitions, singing, dancing, racing pigs, stampeding buffalo, and a delicious four-course feast.

Six: SIX features a complete experience filled with unbelievable vocal harmonies and exceptional showmanship by the talented Knudsen brothers.

Haygoods: This high-energy show highlights the talents of the Haygoods family—five brothers and one sister—combined with elaborate visual effects, more than 20 different instruments, energetic choreography, beautiful harmonies, and more.

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Presleys Country Jubilee: Created by one of Branson’s original performing families, the talented Presley family sings and plays instruments to songs in the style of foot-stompin’ country, soulful gospel and lively bluegrass

Legends in Concert: One of the world’s greatest live tribute show, Legends in Concert offers exciting entertainment by uncanny impersonators of world-renowned performers from many eras. Hear classics from Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Taylor Swift, and more.

Baldknobbers: This family-operated revue has been popular since its opening in 1959. Baldknobbers Jamboree is an upbeat live show that features contemporary country music and side-splitting comedy acts all performed by the Mabe family.

Appealing Attractions

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Silver Dollar City

Branson is an ever-changing landscape of things to do, but there are still some unequivocal visitor favorites. A Branson vacation isn’t complete without a visit to Silver Dollar City, the Midwest’s premier theme park. A rotating festival schedule, on-site shows, demonstrating craftsmen, and, of course, some of the best thrills rides anywhere make a visit to Silver Dollar City appealing to those of all ages.

Families also love to challenge each other at The Track. Here, they can race to the finish aboard go-karts, play a friendly round of mini-golf, and even have old-fashioned fun on bumper boats and cars.

New attractions like Fritz’s Adventure, opening Fall 2016, is a dynamic indoor family attraction that brings the excitement and challenge of an outdoor adventure into a multi-dimensional indoor environment. The three-story, 80,000-square-foot building will include suspended bridges, a rock wall and utility poles for climbing, a full-size water tower, an “air-worthy” airplane for exploring, slides, tunnels, a parkour area, urban brick buildings to scale and a massive ropes course.

Reserve the Right Hotel

Still Waters Condominium Resort

Still Waters Resort

There are thousands of rooms in Branson, all located at resorts with amenities and comforts designed with you in mind. That said, which Branson hotel is right for you? For families, you can’t go wrong with a booking at a Branson Waterpark hotel. They keep the kids busy for hours with their splashtastic fun! For couples looking for a romantic retreat, the Chateau on the Lake and Hilton Branson are obvious choices. Retirees who like to be catered to will enjoy a stay at Brookwood Inn and Savannah House. These hotels offer a secluded location, free hot breakfast and a complimentary cobbler and cookie bar in the evening. Lake enthusiasts will love Still Waters Resort and Indian Point Resort. Both offer easy access to the jewel of the Ozarks—Table Rock Lake.

Stop the Search for Savings

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Save your hard earned cash with Reserve Branson

We all like to save money when we travel but it can be exhausting to search (and search) for discounts. Luckily, with Reserve Branson, you can stop the search. Our attraction passes, show tickets and hotels offer savings direct to you—no coupon code or email sign-up needed. Even better, these Direct Deals are included with Branson MO vacation packages. You’ll be surprised to see just how adorable a Branson vacation can be.

Need even more tips on how to plan the best Branson MO vacation ever? Don’t hesitate to call our customer service team at 1-800-590-0155 for assistance.


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.

Share your gratitude with family and friends this year with a Branson Thanksgiving celebration. You’ll be treated to cool autumn weather, beautiful scenery and plenty of things to do in Branson Thanksgiving day such as Branson shows. In true country style, there are also delicious thanksgiving dinners being served at various Branson restaurants.

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Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

If you’ll be in town this Thanksgiving, use this handy guide to find a place to feast. These restaurants will be open and serving up scrumptious holiday dinners.

Bob Evans Restaurant
Special Thanksgiving meal served 8:00am-8:00pm

Buckingham’s Restaurant
Thanksgiving Day Brunch served 11:00am-6:00pm

Castle Rock’s Tower Grill
Thanksgiving Day spread from 11am-6pm.
Pricing is $15.99 (12+), $7.99 (ages 4-11), free (ages 3 and under). It will include a traditional Thanksgiving spread and the price includes a drink. Save 10% when you call 417-336-6000 to make your reservation by Monday November 21st.

Chateau on the Lake
Thanksgiving Brunch served 11:00am-3:00pm
Selection of salads, fruits, cheeses, shellfish, entrees, side dishes, carved meats and dessert! Adults are $52, children ages 6-12 are $24 and children 5 and under eat free with an adult. Remember to call early for reservations as space is limited. Contact 417-333-5253 for further details.

Cracker Barrel
Open 6:00am-10:00pm

Devil’s Pool Restaurant (Big Cedar Lodge)
Open 11:00am-3:00pm

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Sit down to a Thanksgiving feast in Branson

Fall Creek Steak House
Thanksgiving Meal served 11:00am-8:00pm

Florentina’s Italian Ristorante
Thanksgiving Meal served 11:00am-8:00pm

Golden Corral
Thanksgiving Buffet served from 10:00am-8:00pm

Grand Country Buffet
Thanksgiving Buffet served from 11:00am to 8:00pm

Great American Steak & Chicken House
Open 11:00am-9:00pm

Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks
Thanksgiving Day Brunch served from 10:00am-8:00pm
$34.95-Adults, $13.95-Children (6-12), 5 & under are complimentary
For more information please call 417-690-2100.

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Celebrate fall y’all!

Level 2 Steakhouse
Thanksgiving Brunch (Reservations preferred) served 10:00am-3:00pm.

McFarlain’s Family Restaurant
Thanksgiving Day feast served 11:00am-9:00pm

Outback Steakhouse
Open from 11:00am-9pm

Plaza View at Grand Plaza
Thanksgiving buffet served all day

Shoney’s
Open from 11:00am-9:00pm

Stage Door Restaurant
Thanksgiving meal served from 11:30am-7:30pm. Adults $21.95 and kids ages 4-12 $8.95.

Texas Land and Cattle
Special Thanksgiving dinners are on the menu. Open from 11am-8pm.

Top of the Rock
The Osage Restaurant, Arnie’s Barn Restauarant and the Buffalo Bar will be open 11:00am-7:00pm. Each will be hosting an unforgettable Thanksgiving Day meal.

Worman House (Big Cedar Lodge)
Thanksgiving dinner served from 10am-3pm. Adults $42.95 and kids ages 4-12 $18.95.

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The Haygoods

If you’re searching for Branson shows to see on Thanksgiving day, you’re in luck! Numerous shows, including Branson Christmas shows, are open and waiting to entertain you.

Morning shows
Hughes Brothers Christmas Show
Twice Adopted

Matinee shows
Acrobats of China
Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai
Dixie Stampede Christmas
Grand Country’s Amazing Pets
Legends in Concert
Puttin’ on the Ritz
Showboat Branson Belle
The Legend of Kung Fu
The Lettermen

Dinner shows
Christmas on the Trail Chuckwagon Dinner Show
Dixie Stampede Christmas

Shows at 7:30pm

70s Music Celebration
Grand Jubilee
Reza The Illusionist
Shoji Tabuchi Christmas Show
The Haygoods

Show at 8:00pm
Acrobats of China
Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai
Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza
Dixie Stampede Christmas
Duttons
Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Show
Legends in Concert
Liverpool Legends
Million Dollar Quartet
New Jersey Nights
Pierce Arrow

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‘Tis the season for shopping!

While you’re in town over the thanksgiving holiday be sure to check out the Branson shopping scene. Steep holiday discounts can be found at the Branson Landing, Tanger Outlet Mall and at big box department stores like Kohl’s and Best Buy. You never know what kind of Black Friday deals you may find.

It’s also a great time to take advantage of the Christmas celebrations happening in Branson. See dazzling holiday displays at the drive-through Trail of Lights, then visit Silver Dollar City for An Old Time Christmas. This popular annual event features more than five million twinkling lights, special attractions including the Dickens Christmas Carol musical and a Living Nativity.

The things to do in Branson during Thanksgiving combine the best of the holiday season. See why this Midwest vacation destination is a charming place to give thanks this November.


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.

Since the early 1990s, Branson has been known for its vibrant entertainment scene. From variety shows to tributes, big-name stars to traditions, Branson shows offer a variety of performances. Which shows are for you? Discover the top 10 must-see shows in Branson MO with my list.

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The Dixie Stampede has become one of Branson’s most popular dinner shows thanks to its interactive fun, talented performers and delicious food. Experience with your family our 32 magnificent horses, Return of the Buffalo, hilarious racing pigs, the Rumble in the Treetops lumberjack relay, equestrian feats, friendly competition and a fabulous four-course feast. Owner Dolly Parton guarantees it’s “Branson’s Most Fun Place to Eat!”

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Witness the parting of the Red Sea, the Burning Bush, the Plagues, the Ten Commandments—all at Sight & Sound Theater in Branson. The all-new production of Moses journeys back in time to the golden splendor of Egypt, immersing audiences in an adventure of epic proportions. This story highlights the humanity of Moses and the children of Israel, all while revealing the mercy of God and his healing.

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Created by one of Branson’s original performing families, this upbeat live show is widely praised for its hilarious comedy acts and incredible music. The talented Presley family sings and plays instruments to songs in the style of foot-stompin’ country, soulful gospel and lively bluegrass. The attraction also features an entertaining pre-show routine and a memorabilia store for souvenirs.

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Attracting thousands each year to the Mickey Gilley Theatre, SIX features a complete experience filled with unbelievable vocal harmonies and exceptional showmanship by the talented Knudsen brothers. Guests can enjoy slick dances moves, funny stories, slapstick humor and superb songs from Elvis, Frankie Valli, Coldplay, MC Hammer, and more for a complete range of entertainment for the whole family.

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One of the world’s greatest live tribute show, Legends in Concert at the Dick Clark American Bandstand Theater offers exciting entertainment by uncanny impersonators of world-renowned performers from many eras. Hear classics from Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Taylor Swift, and more. Guests can also find priceless memorabilia in the lobby before or after the show.

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Since 1959, this incredible outdoor live-action show at The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Theatre has been a family favorite to millions of visitors. Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama is an extraordinary tale by Harold Bell Wright that offers themes of love, power, hardship and life’s true meaning, featuring more than 80 actors, 40 horses, sheep, a log cabin, a 1908 DeWitt automobile, and more.

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A family-operated revue, popular since its opening in 1959, Baldknobbers Jamboree is an upbeat live show that features contemporary country music and side-splitting comedy acts. The revue is hosted and performed six nights a week by the second and third generations of the Mabe family, as well as other talented musicians, singers and actors. It’s a show fit for the whole family!

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Featured exclusively at the Clay Cooper Theatre, this high-energy show highlights the talents of the Haygoods family—five brothers and one sister—combined with elaborate visual effects, more than 20 different instruments, energetic choreography, beautiful harmonies, and more. The Haygoods show is one of Branson’s best in family entertainment, featuring country, rock and pop hits of today.

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Featuring Grammy Award-winning Billy Dean and his drummer/comedian sidekick, Jarrett Dougherty, the one-of-a-kind Billy Dean LIVE show at the Starlite Theatre is ideal for visitors of all ages. With 11 top 10 singles and five #1 songs, and multiple Grammy Awards, Billy Dean puts on a quality show, with hits like “Only Here for a Little While,” “Somewhere In My Broken Heart,” and more.

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This unforgettable two-hour performance, a popular Branson show since 1990, is a high-energy experience featuring the many talents of the Tabuchi family. Guests of the Shoji Tabuchi Show can enjoy incredible violin numbers, beautiful vocal harmonies, world-class choreography, elaborate costumes and more. Guests get a true variety of musical genres as country, polka, gospel, Cajun, Hawaiian, rap, patriotic, and rock are all included.

Add these must-see shows in Branson MO to your vacation for an entertainment-filled getaway. For the best prices on tickets, be sure to browse the deals available through Reserve Branson.


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.

When you’re on vacation, every minute is dedicated to you. Whether it’s day or night, you can make the trip exclusively yours with activities that are a guaranteed good time. In years past, the Branson nightlife scene consisted mainly of shows and a few local bars and lounges. All of that’s changed, though, with the addition of new places and things to do in Branson at night. With so many attractions and activities, the fun in Branson doesn’t end once the sun goes down.

During your next vacation to the Ozark Mountains, check out these 6 unexpected things to do in Branson at night.

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1) Top of the Rock

At first, the name Top of the Rock might illicit visions of New York City. However, in Branson we have our very own Top of the Rock. The superb views, though, are of the Ozark Mountains and Table Rock Lake rather than skyscrapers and city lights. In addition, Top of the Rock is home to several restaurants, like The Osage, and bars, such as The Buffalo Bar. An absolutely ideal way to spend an evening in Branson is by dining at the authentically crafted Osage, followed by drinks on the patio which features fire-pits, a cozy setting and the perfect setting to watch the sun set.

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2) Ernie Biggs Piano Bar

When searching for things to do in Branson at night for the livelier set, Ernie Biggs Piano Bar is it. With a location at the Branson Landing, the bar gives easy access to pre-partying dinner options. If you’ve never been to a piano bar, prepare for a boisterous crowd! You can tip piano players to play your favorite songs, sing-a-long and generally have a rousing good time. The bar has two levels; I prefer the upper deck for the crowd watching but the club-style seating downstairs is nice too. Either way, when you go to Ernie Biggs Piano Bar you can guarantee the music will be flowing just a smoothly as the drinks.

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Inspiration Tower at Sunset

3) Shepherd of the Hills Homestead

The Shepherd of the Hills Homestead is perhaps the oldest attraction in Branson, Missouri. Its home to the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama, a classic play based on the novel by Harold Bell Wright. It tells the story of life in the Ozark Hills circa 1900, complete with a cast of over 80 actors, 40 horses, sheep, a log cabin, a 1908 DeWitt automobile, and more. As the show is held outside, it’s seasonal with the last performances occurring at the end of October. Don’t worry, though! There’s more reasons to go to this Homestead. Take a trip to the top of Inspiration Tower, a 230-foot tall enclosed lookout with 360 degree views of Branson. During the Christmas season in Branson, take a tour of the Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights. It’s an old-fashioned drive through light display sure to add cheer to your holiday vacation in Branson.

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4) Copper Run Distillery

Way out yonder, far off the beaten path, you’ll find Copper Run Distillery. This is a place to go for true Ozark moonshine and craft cocktails. The location is quaint cabin out in the middle of the woods, where you can sit on a porch and listen to the crickets chirp or stay inside and listen to local musicians. No matter where you sit and sip, a trip to Copper Run Distillery is sure to be a memorable experience.

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Haygoods performing live in Branson

5) See a Show

Even with all of these things to do in Branson at night, there’s no doubt about it: Branson is still a show town. So, it makes sense that one of the most popular activities is seeing a show. Over the years, the Branson show scene has evolved. No longer are there just country music shows to see. Now, shows that bring the biggest audience have a modern feel and feature a variety of music. In addition, theatrical productions have taken the town by storm. For an entertaining night out, these shows are sure-fire picks:

 

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The fountain show at the Branson Landing

6) Dinner with a View

When the Branson Landing opened 10 years ago, it brought about big changes to the nightlife scene in Branson. With a lakefront location on Lake Taneycomo, and a multimillion dollar fountain show, it’s a fabulous place to enjoy dinner with a view. There are variety of restaurants, bars, and attractions at your disposal. You can start your night with dinner at one of these delicious restaurants:

 

All of these restaurants have lakefront patios, too. Grab a seat outside for an after dinner cocktail, and soak up the starry night. Likewise, all of the mentions above, except Garfield’s and Black Oak Grill, are prime spots to view the dazzling fire and light fountain show.

Your night doesn’t have to end there. Top if off with a quick, seated zipline over Lake Taneycomo. Or, take to the sky via a tethered balloon ride. Both are operated by Parakeet Pete’s, and both are tame yet definitely not lame.

There’s So Many Things to Do in Branson at Night

There’s no doubt that there’s an abundant amount of things to do in Branson at night. While it may be difficult to choose what to do in Branson at night, it’s easy to reserve your entire trip with Reserve Branson. Plan your entire trip, from the hotel to the activities, online today.


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When you visit the entertainment capital of the world you’ll have access to dozens and dozens of shows, including Branson variety shows. Variety shows are some of the best shows to see in Branson because they combine a little bit of everything, showcasing comedy, dancing and singing. Reserve Branson variety show tickets in advance to take advantage of exclusive discounts.
Variety shows in Branson include:

Dixie Stampede

Dixie Stampede

Dixie Stampede
Experience with your family our 32 magnificent horses, Return of the Buffalo, hilarious racing pigs, the Rumble in the Treetops lumberjack relay, equestrian feats, friendly competition and a fabulous four-course feast.

Legends in Concert
During the Legends in Concert show, you’ll experience such Legendary stars as The Blues Brothers, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Johnny Cash, Brooks and Dunn, Adele, Taylor Swift, Elvis Presley and many more stars from yesterday and today.

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Grand Jubilee

Grand Jubilee
Audiences fall in love with the tight harmonies and dynamic performance of Branson quartet, New South! From Country and hand-clapping Gospel, to decades of Rock & Roll favorites, this show really shines.

Pierce Arrow
Pierce Arrow is a family-friendly Branson show, touted for it’s rock the house tunes, hilarious comedy, sensational gospel and hot country hits.

Haygoods
The hits of todays Country, Rock, and Pop artists along with the music of the last 5 decades, are showcased in an electrifying ride of song, rhythm, and sound that you won’t soon forget.

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Haygoods

Clay Cooper’s Country Express
Featuring 24 Veteran entertainers, Clay Cooper’s Country Express gives you high energy live music, singing, dancing, and hysterical comedy. with a variety of artists covered from George Jones to Hunter Hayes, the Doobie Brothers to Bruno Mars.

Reserve Branson variety show tickets in advance to take advantage of exclusive discounts and get the bests seats for your show time.

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Legends in Concert is consistently one of the first Branson shows to open for the season. On top of that, they change their line-up four times a year to keep the show fresh and entertaining. For 2015, even more changes are planned. Read on to find out what’s in store for this Branson show.

For the first time in nearly two decades, The Blues Brothers are not showcased for in the spring line-up. In years past, The Blues Brothers closed out every show. After listening to audience requests, some of the new additions include Lionel Ritchie, Ann-Margaret and Better Midler.

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Kenny Chesney (Tribute Artist)

The full Legends in Concert Branson spring tribute artist line-up includes:

Lionel Richie (Dave Lawrence)
Ann-Margaret (Lori Russo)
Bette Midler (Jennica McCleary’s)
Kenny Chesney (Todd Bradshaw)
Elvis Presley (rotating tribute artists)

McCleary is the newcomer to the show, although she has long been performing as Bette Midler. She portrays a young Bette, and covers hits like “Wind Beneath My Wings” and “Mr. Sandman.”

After a successful summer last year in which more current acts were booked, Legends plans to continue the trend for summer 2015.

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George Strait (Tribute Artist)

Summer Legends in Concert line-up (May 21-September 8):

Adele
Michael Jackson
Elvis Presley
The Blues Brothers
Brooks and Dunn (May 31-July 31)
George Strait (August 1-September 7)
 Taylor Swift (June and July only)

Fall Legends in Concert line-up (September 10-October 31):

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Taylor Swift (Tribute Artist)

Jerry Lee Lewis
Aretha Franklin
Patsy Cline
The Blues Brothers
Elvis Presley

Winter Legends in Concert line-up (November 1-Januray 2016):

Barry Manilow
Whitney Houston
Kenny Chesney
The Blues Brothers
Elvis Presley

Which of these line-ups are you most excited to see? I’m not going to lie; the Taylor Swift tribute is tops on my list.


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It’s Christmas season in Branson, which means all the shows are highlighting the merriment of the season with special holiday productions.  Legends in Concert gets in on the entertainment action with an all-new line-up for a special Christmas themed version of the show.  Curious about who is performing this winter in Branson? Take a look.

Legends_in_Concert___Christmas_Show_(45569)The Legends in Concert Christmas line-up includes:

  • Rod Stewart
  • Reba McEntire
  • Blues Brothers
  • Elvis Presley
  • Nat King Cole
  • Special appearance by Kenny Chesney

 

A classic Christmas show is just what the show wanted, after hosting more contemporary artists during the summer and fall months.  Traditions and the holidays go hand-in-hand.  With tribute artists such as Christopher Nolan (Nat King Cole) performing “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), and Dean Z (Presley) bringing “Blue Christmas” to the stage, the show is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

Legends_in_Concert___Christmas_Show_(73021)Legends is also welcoming back performers who haven’t graced the Branson stage in some time.  Tribute artist Wendy T., who performs as McEntire, is back in town after an 11 year absence.  She belts out hits like “Fancy” and “Why Haven’t I Heard From You” like nobody’s business, and audiences will love her soaring voice.  Rod Caudill as Rod Stewart returns too, bringing his energetic rendition of “Hot Legs” and emotional “Forever Young” with him.  Dean Z, who is the resident Legends Branson Elvis, has been in high demand this year after winning the 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition.  After performing throughout the country, he returns for this special Christmas show.

The show follows the typical Legends in Concert show but each performer adds a holiday song as well.  In addition, the entire cast performs a unique Christmas finale.  Wait for “Mary Did You Know,” an inspirational performance by Bucky Heard (Jake Blues).  Emotionally charged, it’s a beautiful tribute to the reason to the season.   Festive fun like snow and a visit from Santa make the experience even more enjoyable.

Looking for New Year’s Eve plans?  Legends in Concert New Year’s Eve Show is an all-inclusive night with dinner, drinks and entertainment.  Get ready to welcome 2015 in style at Duck Clark’s American Bandstand Theater.


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.