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Branson, Missouri

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Learn more about Branson, Missouri using the City Guide below. Plan a trip, find local shopping centers, or just discover what makes Branson, Missouri so great!

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City Guide

Branson is in the Ozarks and the southwest region of Missouri.

Understand

Branson is a city in Taney County, Missouri, United States. It was named for Rueben Branson, postmaster and operator of a general store in the area in the 1880s. The population was 6,050 at the 2000 census. The Branson Micropolitan Statistical Area embraces Stone County, Missouri and Taney County, Missouri.

Today it is sometimes referred to as a "family-friendly Las Vegas" because of the numerous shows and attractions, as well as the flashy building decorations and neon lights. The "strip" as it has been named, draws people from far and wide.

If shows are not your thing then check out one of the three lakes Branson has to offer. Lake Taney Como's clear cold waters provide some of the finest trout fishing available anywhere in the world. Table Rock Lake as well as Bull Shoals Lake offer a variety of recreational activities including hiking, sightseeing, hunting, skin diving, fishing, and water sports such as swimming, boating, water skiing etc.

Maybe it is Golfing that swings your attention. Branson has an array of golf courses sure to please the newest beginner to the most professional golfer.

By plane

The Springfield Branson Regional airport is about 40 miles from Branson. Servicing the following air travel providers:

  • Allegiant Air (non-stop service only to/from Las Vegas, Tampa, and Orlando; no connections)
  • American Eagle
  • Delta Connection
  • Northwest Airlines
  • United Express

By car

  • Hertz

By bus

Charter buses are popular all year round.

  • Branson Bus 888.840.8485
  • Charter Bus Limousines 877.474.4847
  • US Coachways Inc. 800.359.5991
  • Gadabout tours 866.330.1150

Get around

Take the Looper around so you can enjoy the sights! 417.339.1033

Do

  • The Grand Palace
  • Calendar of Events

Buy

  • Game Xchange 417-334-9788, 600 Branson Landing Blvd.
  • A Taste of Missouri 417.338.WINE, 9308 E. Hwy 76, Branson West
  • Gifts of Distinction Located at the Branson Landing

Eat

Splurge

  • Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show 800.520.5101

Drink

Mid-range

  • Anchor Inn on the Lake Bed and Breakfast, 100 Hurtville Ln., 1-877-307-9140. Bed and breakfast on Table Rock Lake.
  • Sunset Nightly Rentals, Toll Free: 877-784-4614. Cabins, condos and lake homes in various locations in and around the Branson area.
  • Falls on the Lake Bed and Breakfast, 417 Dale Ave, Branson, MO 65672 (866) 448-9760. A luxury bed and breakfast that provides affordable lodging.
  • Ramada Branson Inn, 2316 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway Branson, 417-337-5207, 417-335-4258.
  • Vickery Resort, Located on Table Rock Lake near State Park Marina and the Show Boat Banson Belle. 1-3 bedroom condos, swimming pool, boat slips and boat rentals. 800-662-0552. 5% discount if you mention finding it on Wikitravel.

Cope

Abby Lewis ~healing naturally 417.336.8234

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