Welcome to Branson

Branson MO Travel Guide

Although famous for small-town charm, Branson is bustling with year-round excitement. Spend the day visiting Branson’s thrilling amusements or challenge your family to a go-kart race and mini-golf tournament! Unearth dinosaurs, sail the Titanic (safely, of course!) or get a snapshot with a wax replica of your favorite celebrity. Nestled within the natural splendor of the Mark Twain National Forest, Branson offers incredible outdoor activities as well as eight of America’s lushest golf courses!

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Golf in Branson

Many Branson visitors are surprised to learn that this area is home to eight world-class golf courses. With courses designed…

Branson Landing

Branson Landing

Experience historic Branson Landing, located on the waterfront of beautiful Lake Taneycomo in downtown Branson. With Belk Department Store, Bass…

Branson Area Museums

Branson Area Museums

Branson museums offer a wide variety of educational encounters that are historical and patriotic, as well as entertaining and extraordinary….

As Branson is home to more than 50 theaters and hundreds of extraordinary musical, dance and comedy acts, you’ll need the best Show Schedule available. With Sunny Day Guide in hand and online, you’ll have the most complete and updated entertainment listings around! All of the most dazzling musical productions, awe-inspiring dance ensembles and outrageous comedy acts can be found here – many with valuable coupons too!

No matter how far you’ve traveled to get here, you’re never too far from homestyle cooking in Branson. Whether you’re treating the family to a deep-fried catfish dinner or a plate of savory BBQ brisket, an endless seafood buffet or the culinary theatrics of a Japanese steak house, dining in Branson is a feast for all the senses!

Every year, Branson is shared with millions of visitors. For the residents and folks who work in Branson, it’s our pleasure to share this unique and special place with you. If you’re a return visitor, Welcome Back! If this is your first trip to Branson, we know it won’t be long until you too are planning your next trip… probably before you even leave Branson!

Branson has continued to change and grow over the years. New attractions, new live shows, new restaurants and new shops are all opening this year. Branson has so much to offer that you might find planning your perfect Branson day a bit overwhelming. Allow Sunny Day Guide to make planning each day a bit easier. Inside this book you’ll find articles, profiles, show schedules, advertisements and coupons that will help you narrow down the best choices for your vacation.

Branson Restaurants

We mentioned earlier that there are many new things in store for Branson this year; well, here are few: Pasta lovers, rejoice… a giant attraction and restaurant in one, Pasghetti’sr. The two-story, 15,000-square-foot eatery is described as a little New York, a little San Francisco and a little Chicago in the 1920s, complete with subway car and trolley inside. Also opening in 2015 is Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Balloon at Branson Landing. This new attraction offers the thrill of a balloon ride with breathtaking views of Lake Taneycomo and Branson as it rises above Branson Landing.

Pasghetti’s Restaurant and Attraction

Indoor Ferris Wheel, 8 different dining areas, and the world’s largest fork and meatball. Those are all things you’ll find at Pasghetti’s Restaurant and Attraction! It truly is a one of a kind dining experience at Pasghetti’s in Branson and I need to go back again just to check it all out because there is so much awesomeness.

Back in 2015 Pasghetti’s opened its doors to a 2-story restaurant that can seat up to 400+ guests at one time. The most notable feature of the restaurant greets you before you even get inside. Walking through the world’s largest meatball and fork is something every guest who dines at Pasghetti’s can check off their bucket list!

When you walk in it’s like being transported back to 1920’s New York. Complete with a “Coney Island” on the second level (there is an elevator) where you can take a ride on a working Ferris Wheel while waiting for your dinner. This is on my must list if I get a chance to go back!

Each of the eight dining areas has a different vibe and decor so it’s almost like eating somewhere new each time you come! Right now there are eye-catching Christmas trees throughout the restaurant including a massive one standing in the middle of the main dining room and a pretty pink tree that I need in my house.

If you love funky places, record-setting items, and Italian food then you need to get yourself to Pasghetti’s in Branson. Walk through the meatball tunnel, take a ride on the Ferris Wheel and enjoy an affordable family meal that will leave you full and ready to take on your vacation adventures!

Branson Shopping

If shopping is your idea of fun, Tanger Outlets has answered your request for more stores. Opening in late 2014 were several more name-brand stores such as Helzberg Diamonds, Express, Pandora, and others. Throughout Branson, new shopping is added continually. Whether it’s name brands you recognize or unique items you can find only in the Ozarks, Branson is truly a shopper’s paradise. We suggest you check out the shopping section in this guide for ideas on where to shop while in town.

Top of the Rock Ozarks Heritage Preserve

One of the newest must-see destinations is Top of the Rock Ozarks Heritage Preserve. Top of the Rock is a passion project of Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris. A visually stunning location that captures the outdoor beauty of the Ozarks, Top of the Rock has themed attractions, restaurants, and golf amid the outdoor splendor. The golf course is one of the area’s best, featuring incredible panoramic views. On the grounds you will find several dining choices with fare from gourmet to laid-back “pub” food. If you’re visiting Top of the Rock, leave time for the Lost Canyon Cave & Nature Trail and the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, opening soon.

Branson Shows

Several new shows will open this year, including Puttin’ on the Ritz at the King’s Castle Theatre and The Hits show starring The Osmonds at Andy Williams Moon River Theatre. Other big-name stars will join names already appearing at various Branson venues throughout the year, including Yakov Smirnoff, the Oak Ridge Boys and Billy Dean. To learn more about the live shows taking center stage in Branson during your visit, check out the entertainment & nightlife section of this website.

Fireman’s Landing

Lastly, we cannot talk about new things in Branson this year without mentioning Fireman’s Landing at Silver Dollar City. Silver Dollar City debuts 10 new family adventures in 2015! Centered around the headquarters of Station No. 3, Fireman’s Landing is designed in the style and theming of an old-time volunteer firefighter recruitment fair, with activities set up to test the skills of even the youngest would-be recruits. The nearly 2-acre area will include rides and amusements for the whole family.

Branson Family Attractions

And remember, all your favorites are still here: the Titanic Museum Attraction, Hollywood Entertainment Center, The Track Family Fun Parks, Ripley’s Believe it Or Not!® Odditorium, Promised Land Zoo, Legends In Concert, Acrobats of China, Pierce Arrow, and Grand Jubilee along with dozens of other entertaining shows, great shopping, tasty restaurants, three pristine lakes, nature trails and so much more! Now that we’ve shared some of the new things to experience this year, plus all the favorites, let us be your guide!

Getting around Branson

Getting around Branson does not have to mean sitting in traffic. Use the map in the back of this book to plan your route. The main roads in Branson are color-coded to make it even easier to find your way. If you’re headed into Historic Downtown Branson, you’ll find a map specific to this area inside the guide as well. The downtown area is going through a multi-year revitalization process that will make this area even more vibrant… so please pardon our progress. Before you head out for your fun-filled Branson vacation day, check the coupon section of this guide.

Branson Attractions & Activities

Adventure Ziplines of Branson

501 N. Wildwood Drive, Branson 417-239-3030

Branson Dinosaur Museum

3619 W. 76 Country Blvd., Branson 417-239-0733

Branson Meadows Cinema 11

4740 Gretna Road, Branson 417-332-2884

Branson Military Museum & Historic Firearms Exhibit and the National BB Gun Museum

3615 W. 76 Country Blvd., Branson 417-239-0719

Branson Visitor TV – Channel 5

566 Gretna Rd., Suite E, Branson 417-335-8474

Branson Zipline Canopy Tours at Wolfe Creek Preserve

2339 US 65 Walnut Shade, Branson 417-561-2500

Branson’s Wild World

2020 W. Hwy. 76, Branson 417-239-0854

Brookside Miniature Golf

2925 Shepherd of the Hills Expy., Branson 417-334-1262

Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure

4106 W. Hwy. 76, Branson 417-332-2231

Castle of Chaos

3030 W. 76 Country Blvd., Branson 417-337-8700

Dinosaur Canyon Golf

2501 Green Mountain Dr., Branson 417-332-0887

Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction

1575 W. 76 Country Blvd., Branson 800-520-5544 417-336-3000

Grand Country Farm Mini-Golf

1945 W. Hwy. 76 , Branson 417-335-2454

Grand Country Fun Spot

1945 W. 76 County Boulevard, Branson 417-335-2454

Grand Country Indoor Mini-Golf

1945 W. 76 County Boulevard, Branson 417-334-3919

Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors

3030 W. 76 Country Blvd., Branson 417-337-8700

Harold Bell Wright Museum

3609 W. Hwy. 76, Branson 417-332-1499

Henning State Forest Scenic Lookout

Historic Downtown Branson
119 W. College Street, Branson

Holiday Hills Golf Club

630 E. Rockford Drive, Branson 417-334-4838


2298 U.S. 65 Business, Hollister

Hollywood Wax Museum

3030 W 76 Country Blvd., Branson 417-337-8277

IMAX® Entertainment Complex

3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expy., Branson 417-335-4832

Kimberling City

Missouri 13, Kimberling City

Lakeside Wilderness

2498 Fall Creek Rd, Branson

Lost Treasure Golf

3346 W. Hwy. 76, Branson 417-332-0889

Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline

1111 Branson Landing, Branson

Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf

2901 Green Mountain Dr., Branson 417-336-6606

Ride The Ducks

150 Promenade Way, Branson 877-887-8225
2320 W. Hwy. 76, Branson 877-887-8225 417-266-7600


903 Branson Landing, Branson 417-336-4001

Ripley’s “Believe It or Not!”®

3326 W. Hwy. 76, Branson 417-337-5300

Shepherd of the Hills Trout Hatchery

633 Hatchery Rd, Branson 417-334-4865

Shoot for the Stars Mini-Golf

3110 W. 76 Country Blvd., Branson 417-337-8700

Splash Country Indoor Waterpark

1945 W. Hwy. 76, Branson 417-335-3535

Stone Hill Winery

601 State Highway 165, Branson 417-334-1897

Table Rock Dam and Lake

Table Rock State Park
5272 State Highway 165, Branson 417-334-3069

Talking Rocks Cavern

423 Fairy Cave Lane, Branson West 800-600-CAVE (2283) 417-272-3366

Titanic Museum Attraction

3235 76 Country Blvd., Branson 800-381-7670 417-334-9500

Track Family Fun Parks, The

3388 Green Mountain Drive, Branson 417-334-1612

Veterans Memorial Museum

1250 W 76 Country Blvd.,, Branson 417-336-2300

Wolfe Creek Photo Safari Guided Walking Tour at Branson Zipline Canopy Tours

2339 Hwy. 65, Walnut Shade 417-561-2500

Wolfe Creek Preserve – Home of Branson Zipline

2339 US 65, Walnut Shade 417-561-2500

World’s Largest Toy Museum

3609 W. Hwy. 76, Branson 417-332-1499

Xtreme Racing Center

3600 W. Hwy. 76, Branson 888-345-1710