Nicknamed the Live Entertainment Capital of The World, Branson, Missouri is a small town with a big personality. The city is well-known as a family destination and has more than enough going on to keep you and your kids occupied for days. Below are five reasons why Branson is a great destination for your next family getaway.
1. Endless Entertainment
With over 30 theatres and numerous live shows, Branson is the perfect location for family entertainment of all kinds. Live music, dance, comedy, acrobatics and variety shows all have a place here, so there are endless options to choose from. One of the locations of Dolly Parton's famous Dixie Stampede dinner theatre is in the city, and has played a big part in the city's increasing popularity.
2. Beautiful Mountains and Lakes
Families that love the outdoors will be happy to know that the city is located near the Mark Twain National Forest, the Ozark Mountains, and multiple lakes. Outdoor activities abound with possibilities such as bass and trout fishing, biking, hiking, and horseback riding. There are also plenty of campgrounds and RV parks to rest your heads in and build that magical family campfire.
3. Exciting Attractions
Branson has plenty of theme parks, attractions, and adventure options. 1880's theme park Silver Dollar City and night-time theme park Celebration City both call the town their home, and offer mounds of entertainment for kids and adults of all ages. Other attractions include White Water, Ziplines, Go-Karts, and the National Tiger Sanctuary. Museums and exhibits such as Ripley's Odditorium, the Titanic Museum, and the Hollywood Wax Museum also make for great family outings.
4. Family Atmosphere
Because the city is well-known and has established a name for itself as a prime family destination, locals are more than used to visitors. People in the city are incredibly friendly, hospitable, and kind, and this creates a great family-friendly atmosphere that makes families from across the country feel right at home.
5. Convenience and Affordability
Because Branson is a smaller city, families and visitors get a hassle-free experience and can easily get around to all that the area has to offer. The city is also centrally located. It's only 35 miles south of Springfield, MO and is located right in the heart of the United States. Prices for lodging and entertainment in the city are also quite inexpensive compared to other parts of the country, and this allows families to do more while paying less.
About the Author: Katie is a guest contributor from Amazing Branson Rentals, a property management company in Branson, MO offering Branson cabins and vacation rentals.