Branson, nestled in the vibrant Taney County, adds to the reasons why the state of Missouri is among the must-see places in the United States. Apart from its small town charm and historic district, what attracts tourists to see the place is its world-renowned entertainment and music. There are about 40 theaters evenly spread in the city, easily making Branson known for its big musical and theatrical shows. Not only that, the city also has scenic attractions, theme parks, galleries, museums, shops, restaurants and other features that make one’s holiday truly enjoyable.
Tagged as the “family-friendly Las Vegas” because of its line-up of shows, neon-lighted buildings and flashy billboards, the upbeat streets of Branson captivate visitors from near and far. The Hollywood Wax Museum is unarguably one of the major attractions here and as the country’s only wax museum for celebrity figures, visitors are invited to share the spotlight with their favorite stars. The museum displays almost-real wax figures, done so perfectly they look real and alive. The Silver Dollar City, another major attraction, caters fun to all ages as it features thrilling rides and attractions including Showboat Branson Belle, White Water, and Wilderness. The famous theme park also plays host to a string of restaurants, souvenir shops, and entertainment halls that aptly makes it one of Branson’s family-oriented destinations. The Silver Dollar City is incredibly huge, and those who are fond of visiting this place advice to plan a two-day visit to enjoy its every corner.
Another draw is the Table Rock Lake, and people fond of outdoor adventure and nature trips will surely appreciate this man-made attraction. The lake welcomes all sorts of water sports and water activities such as swimming, fishing, kayaking, jet skiing, and scuba diving; and the land that surrounds the lake permits hiking, trailing, hunting, horseback riding, picnicking and camping.
With all its inviting features, the lake has plenty to offer to those visiting the area. The Butterfly Palace is also for those who love nature, as this place is not only for butterfly discovery but also for rainforest adventure and sight-seeing. Another interesting way to see the beauty that envelopes Branson is through Ride the Ducks. The duck vehicle ride permits visitors to see Branson on both sea and land, letting them discover why Branson’s loveliness is always mentioned in movies, books and songs.
Visiting Branson will never be complete without watching one of its world-class shows or touring one of its acclaimed theaters. The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama is among the city’s longest-running attractions featuring the classic novels of Harold Bell Wrights. If there is still time left, the shopping hubs of Branson are worth knowing as well. The Tanger Outlets is a favorite spot, and with over 70 local names and international brands within its premises, there is definitely something for every shopping enthusiast.