Branson Tourism

Reuben Branson opened a general store and post office here in 1882. Thirty years later, the place was city. Tourism kicked off here with the discovery of the Marvel Cave, which in the 1950s began to host square dances. The Herschend Family modernised the cave with stairwells and lights, built up Silver Dollar City around it… and that’s what really marked Branson’s place on the Map! Further popularisation happened with the publication of The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright, which was set in and around what is today known as Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area. Natural sightseeing in Branson received a great boost with the building of Table Rock Dam, and the creation of the subsequent lake watersports boomed all along the shores.

The next major boost to the city’s tourism came from the boom of performance and celebrity theatres in the 1980s onwards, capped of recently with the incredible Christian Theatre Sight and Sound. Today, they call Branson "the live music show capital of the world", and these are now the premier tourist attractions of the city.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Branson

  • Save 4% Jim Stafford Show in Branson
    Jim Stafford Show in BransonNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Jim Stafford Show has consistently been one of the most popular acts in Branson. He's been voted the "Best Entertainer", "Bes...

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  • Save 5% Main Street Lake Cruises of Branson MO
    Main Street Lake Cruises of Branson MO1 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    This tours' departure point is conveniently located at Branson Landing in historic downtown Branson, Missouri. A variety of l...

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  • Illusionist Rick Thomas Show in Branson
    Illusionist Rick Thomas Show in Branson4 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Rick Thomas is a premier illusionist having completed 5 world tours covering over 50 countries. He maintains a current reside...

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  • Save 4% Classic Country's Patsy Cline and Friends
    Classic Country's Patsy Cline and FriendsNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Classic Country's Patsy Cline & Friends, starring critically-acclaimed vocalist, C.J. Newsom and her award winning band, ...

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  • How safe is Branson for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Branson.

    • Burglary and Theft 62.5 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 62.5 (High)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 62.5 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 62.5 (High)
    • Safety Index 52.94 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

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