Best reasons to visit Branson MO this fall

Branson is located in the gorgeous Ozark Mountains and has world-famous music shows, attractions and family fun.  The people living in the Ozark Mountains are some of the most hospitable and welcoming people. Although Branson may be famous for its live entertainment, with shows covering just about every genre of music, their attractions, shopping, and outdoor recreation is incredible. Below are links directly from Branson.com – a fantastic summary of the area website worth checking out.

Attractions are truly varied; museums, go-karts, ziplines, and more. The Titanic Museum Attraction, Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure, The Track Family Fun Parks, and the National Tiger Sanctuary are just a small sample of the attractions found in Branson.

Branson is home to more than 200 shops, including those found at Tanger Outlets, in historic Downtown Branson, in Branson Hills, and at Branson Landing, where you’ll find 95 acres of shopping, dining, lodging, lakefront living, and a variety of entertainment.

Other popular outdoor activities include hiking, horseback riding, and a wide range of water sports, like skiing, boating, parasailing, and riding Jet Skis and WaveRunners.

Anglers fish for bass, crappie and more on Table Rock Lake, while the colder Lake Taneycomo is famous for both brown and rainbow trout.

On any given day, there can be more than 100,000 visitors in Branson, but its year-round population is just over 10,500. (U.S. Census – 2010)

Branson has approximately: 57,000 theater seats16,500 lodging rooms35,000 restaurant seats – 2,870 campsites.

Table Rock Lake has more than 745 miles of shoreline, 43,100 surface acres, and was officially “opened” in 1959 following the construction of Table Rock Dam on the White River.

Table Rock Dam is 6,423 feet long and 252 feet high, and is one of two dams in the Branson area; the other is Powersite Dam in Forsyth. Both dams were constructed to generate hydroelectric power and for flood control; the positive side effect was a boost in tourism with the creation of Table Rock Lake.

The Huffington Post named the Ozarks as one of the top destinations in the US for fall foliage.

Branson is home to more than 50 theater venues, with the majority of facilities featuring live music, comedy, variety, and magic shows.

Branson has more theater seats than Broadway in New York City.

The first show in Branson was opened in 1959 by the Mabe Brothers – the Baldnobbers Jamboree, now rebranded as Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers.

Presleys’ Country Jubilee was the first music theater built on Branson’s famous Highway 76 – The Strip.