Relative to its population, Branson, MO is home to more live theaters than any other place in the world. Nestled at the base of the Ozark Mountains, Branson offers a wonderful combination of small town charm, Ozark warmth and hospitality, and more drama, glitz and glamour than you can possibly take in during one visit. This fact has not been lost on live theater lovers who flock to humble little Branson by the millions every year. Whether you come for the live theater, the excellent restaurants, or the friendly Missouri atmosphere, you won't leave this place without feeling charmed and inspired.
If you're planning your vacation to Branson and looking for things to do, here are a few suggestions:
-Art Galleries: There are several exceptional artists displaying their work in and around downtown Branson, including Thomas Huff, who displays his extraordinary brass etchings at the Touch of Brass Art Gallery.
-Baldknobbers Entertainment Complex: The Baldknobbers Theater is just one part of this sprawling entertainment complex across the street from the Grand Palace.
-Museums: The Boxcar Willie Museum commemorates the life of Boxcar Willie, the legendary country singer who, like many celebrities over the years, made Branson his home.
-Take a tour: See beautiful Branson and the surrounding area from a glass topped railroad car on the Branson Scenic Railway.
-Cinema: If you prefer movie theaters over live entertainment, check out Branson 4 Theatre or the Branson Meadows Cinema.
-The Butterfly Place: Missouri and the Ozarks are home to hundreds of species of beautiful butterflies, and you can get an up close look at both local and exotic butterflies of all kinds from this 9,000 square foot butterfly garden.
In Branson, many vacation rentals are far cheaper than hotels. While you are here, stay in a spacious condo, an apartment downtown, or a cozy cabin on the outskirts of town. If you fall in love with Branson and find yourself coming back here year after year, you'll be following in the footsteps of too many great show business legends to count.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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