Visit Branson - Best of Branson

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.

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  • Save 7% Hollywood Wax Museum Admission
    Hollywood Wax Museum Admission1 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    Get up close and personal with the stars for fun photo ops with props (you choose the poses!) and learn little-known facts ab...

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  • 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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  • Branson's Promised Land Zoo Admission Ticket
    Branson's Promised Land Zoo Admission Ticket2 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    Branson's Promised Land Zoo is home to hundreds of rare and endangered animals from around the world. You will have access to...

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  • Save 7% Branson Show - The Haygoods
    Branson Show - The Haygoods3 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Branson's Most Popular Show!Incredible Music. Amazing Special Effects. One Talented Family! 26th Smash Hit SeasonExperie...

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Facts and Stats for Branson*

  • Branson: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Branson - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 64.71 (High)
    • 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.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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