With a million and one things to do in the Branson area, it gets a little overwhelming trying to plan your stay.

Following are some of our favorite activities in Branson and the surrounding area.

Please keep in mind that this is a very short list of what Branson has to offer. There are literally hundreds of ways to spend your time in Branson, and it is impossible to provide info on it all.

You can also visit the 1Branson.com forum and ask Branson experts and locals more questions.

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First: Free Things to do in Branson

Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri

Silver Dollar City

A top theme park in the country with incredible live shows, roller coasters, and food. You may even want to get a season pass so you don’t miss all of their themed festivals throughout the year.

Best ticket prices at Branson Tourism Center.

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Live shows

Live Shows

Branson is the Live Music Show Capital of the World! Choose comedy, musicals, concerts, dinners, cruises, magicians, and more. There are well over a hundred different shows to choose from and more theatre seats than Broadway in New York.

Best ticket prices at Branson Tourism Center.

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White Water

A top 10 water park in the United States, White Water has 13 acres of speed slides, wave pool, lazy river, and more, right off the Branson Strip. Fun for all ages in the family!

Best ticket prices at Branson Tourism Center.

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State Park Marina is just 5 miles down the road.

Rent a pontoon or speed boat and pull a tube behind you or get some wave runners for some high speed action.

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Branson Landing

Shop your favorite stores, dine at great restaurants (we like Famous Dave’s BBQ), grab an ice cream, ride the trolley, go bowling at Andy B’s or see the spectacular light, fire, and music fountain show.

A wonderful way to spend an afternoon or evening, on the banks of Lake Taneycomo.

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Hiking Trails

Branson has miles upon miles of hiking trails and beautiful scenery.

We even have a trail right in the Branson Canyon neighborhood!

See your digital guidebook link after you book your stay for locations of all of our favorite trails.

For the best prices on show tickets and attractions, including Silver Dollar City and Sight & Sound Theatre, we highly recommend the Branson Tourism Center.


Silver Dollar City Tip: ask me how to get an extra day at SDC for FREE!

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