Strap on your helmet, tighten your harness and you’ll be ready to zip at Branson’s exciting zip line activity. Choose from multiple tours, including the comprehensive Ozarks Xplorer Canopy Tour, providing a full-length narration from your knowledgeable guides about Isaac Wolfe and the area’s history. For a shorter, more thrilling experience, zip your way across our quarter mile zip line to the exit tower on the Blue Streak Fast Line and Free Fall Xpress.
A colorful, lighted production with amazing surround sound adds to the epic appeal of New South, a male quartet with amazing vocals and stunning performances. Listen to some of the most talented singers in show business taking on legendary country hits and interspersing their performance with funny comedy from Jamie Haage and Mike Patrick.
Coming up May 28 – September 5, Branson’s special attractions, Ride the Ducks, will get in gear for the summer season with their annual “Ducks Celebrate America” tour. Join other passengers on board these fascinating marine vehicles that were once used during WWII on both land and sea. Ride along Branson’s 76 strip as your tour guide points out famous American landmarks and special highlights that makes Branson one of the entertainment capitals of the Midwest. Just when you think the tour is over, you’ll make a splash in Branson’s Table Rock Lake, where you may even have a chance to drive the vehicle! If you’re interested in coming down to Branson to see the highlights, be sure you reserve your Branson lodging ahead of time.
Once you’ve seen Branson from both land and sea, you’ll want to explore it from above with the Chopper Charters Branson Helicopter Tours, providing a bird’s eye view of your choice of city landmarks. Get a taste of Branson with the quick five-minute helicopter tour, or see it all with a deluxe, 30 minute package of the whole city. Depending on which tour you book, you’ll be able to see everything from the famous Lambert’s Cafe, “Home of the Throwed Rolls,” to the amazing Silver Dollar City.
Sit back and relax with another fun tour, the Wine 101 Class at Mount Pleasant Winery, helping you understand the art of wine making and wine tasting through five “S” actions, See, Swirl, Sniff, Sip and Savor. The class lasts an hour and provides its students with wisdom ranging from how to properly prepare wine to what types of wine goes best with chocolates or cheeses. Because they are booked up so often, they highly encourage you to make your reservations before you get there.
You can buy those new shoes or find the perfect swimsuit during Branson’s Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale, featuring an array of merchandise by some of the city’s top stores through Factory Merchants Branson from May 28 – 31. Some of these stores include Red Wing Shoe Company, Jones New York, Tuesday Morning, Motherhood Maternity, and Tools & More. The sale is packed with great deals, and it will go from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. every day! Stay in some of Branson’s great lodging for the full extent of this shopping event.
While you’re experiencing the Branson atmosphere, you can become better acquainted with the Ozark scenery onboard the Showboat Branson Belle, taking you across the beautiful Table Rock Lake. Depending on when you go, you’ll be provided with one of two shows featuring lively music, incredible live performances and a full production. To add to your great experience, a delicious meal will be served that gives you a taste of all of your favorite entrees, sides and dessert. Once you’ve watched the show, you can sightsee from the deck!
The Branson Belle may have given you an urge to cool off in the water, and you can do just that at White Water, Branson’s most famous water park! Experience many of the water rides inside this 12 acre theme park, including the Surfquake Wave Pool, Bermuda Triangle and Paradise Plunge. Kids are sure to love the amazing Little Squirts WaterWorks, featuring rapid jet squirters and tiny waterfalls to go under. Bring the whole family along to swim and soak up some sun!
Veterans and families of those in the military will be thrilled in Branson on May 20 – 21 as the armed forces are celebrated by shows and Branson locals all across the city. Events will be provided throughout both days in May such as the “Branson Doesn’t Forget” The Armed Forces show, promoting the active duty armed forces in the Tri-Lakes Center, and the Armed Forces Meet N Greet, allowing for a time for those in every branch of the military to come together and fellowship in various parts of Branson. Visitors can bring their loved ones to these events and celebrate the freedom that our country defends thanks to those who have served in the military! If you would like to be a part of these great events, be sure to reserve your Branson lodging today.
If you’re looking for other patriotic tributes to our country, be sure to attend some of the popular shows in Branson like the Pierce Arrow Show, which gives visitors an entertaining mix of hits from talented vocalists and country instrumentals. Visitors will be treated to comedy interspersed throughout the show to keep things lively, and they’ll hear the legendary sound of Dan Britton who holds the world record for the lowest bass singer. Britton will combine his voice with the other three members of the male quartet for a great show.
In addition to the Pierce Arrow Show, visitors can also witness the amazing Red, Hot…& Blue!, which combines the talents of 12 members for an electrifying tribute to America. Visitors will gaze in awe as performers dress up in colorful costumes from the 40′s, 50′s, 60′s and 70′s. Driving beats, energetic choreography and high tech lighting will all be part of the excitement. Clap and cheer as these performers honor America with its own songs from four decades!
Silver Dollar City will provide a host of events during the annual Bluegrass and BBQ festival in Branson from May 12 – 30. Visitors can enjoy many of their favorite artists, from the incredible Larry Stephenson Band to the twangy Audie Blaylock and Redline. Award winners Kenny and Amanda Smith and many other musical entertainers will be playing during the event as well. While you’re listening to the upbeat music of these artists, feel free to stop by The House of BBQ and Molly’s Mill Restaurant for a delicious blend of barbecued meats and savory sides! For those who enjoy cooking, you can put your skills to work with a class at the Culinary and Craft School and even take home a few recipes with you. Don’t forget to make reservations for this grand event by viewing Branson lodging options.
In addition to the country entertainment at the Bluegrass and BBQ, you can also find plenty of other venues in Branson for a musical experience, including the New South Gospel. You’ll be introduced to an astounding quartet with a large variety of classic gospel songs and hit country songs that cover bands like Rascal Flatts. Welcome this fun group of four singers as they bring the oldies alive with their trained voices. The production will also provide the hilarious antics of Jamie Hagge who will imitate Mike Patrick and Jim Dandy. This two hour experience is one you won’t want to miss!
If you haven’t quite filled your country craving, you can make reservations at the exciting Sunday Gospel Jubilee, featuring the great music of an entire family of talented singers, including lead singer Max Bacon. This show has a long history of great performances and is always bringing new renditions of classic songs to the stage, so you’ll certainly be entertained the whole way through. Keep your Sunday afternoon free and head to the fine Sunday Gospel Jubilee.
Area businesses and famous Branson entertainers will gather for the 2011 National Travel & Tourism Week, giving visitors a chance to meet new faces and legendary performers in the Branson area from May 9 – 13. Visitors will enjoy dining on a delicious prepared meal at the cook-out on May 10 at the Welcome Center during the noon hours and greet other Branson visitors. The event encompasses Branson’s main attractions – entertainment and hospitality! A full schedule will soon be made that provides visitors with the times when their favorite Branson performers will be available. If you’re planning on sticking around for the event, you can check out some of Branson’s lodging and make reservations for your big trip.
If visitors would like additional entertainment, they can head out on the water for an exciting trip on the Showboat Branson Belle, one of the city’s most famous attractions. This historic paddleboat features a traditional setting with many sightseeing opportunities on the boat’s decks. Visitors will be able to choose between a dinner cruise and a lunch cruise, featuring delicious cuisine such as fresh salad and a choice of entrees. Sit back at your table and enjoy an incredible performance by actors and actresses.
For an additional round of live entertainment, visitors can head over to the Pierce Arrow Show, featuring a hilarious comedian and many musical numbers from the country genre. The colorful production will surround you with entertainment for two hours and give you a chance to hear the amazing Dan Britton, an amazing bass vocalist who has held the record for the lowest bass singer for many years. The show features the talents of an entire quartet, with Casey Ellison, Gary Koreiba, Tim Storms and Scott Fraker as members.
There’s no need to travel abroad for exposure to the cultures of other countries – you can experience many of these cultures at the “See the World in Branson” annual spring international festival, taking place during the entire month of April. The event highlights culture from countries within continents such as Asia, Europe and South America, so visitors are guaranteed to find a few surprises and interesting traditions during their stay. Many of Branson’s area lodging, show theaters and restaurants will be participating in this festival celebrating world culture. Shows such as Yakov Smirnoff, Twelve Irish Tenors, and the Acrobats of China will give you a dose of their own origins and traditions, and other shows will be celebrating cultures that they have an interest in. You’re more than welcome to take part in this educational festival, and you can reserve Branson lodging before you go.
If any of these cultured shows strike your fancy, you’re welcome to attend a performance at places like the Yakov Smirnoff Show, which combines the talents, slapstick humor and charm of Yakov into one fantastic show. Yakov has been in Branson for many years, and he loves the audiences who come back to see him year after year. He has an extraordinary list of accomplishments, such as writing his own book, a movie appearance and many television show appearances.
You won’t want to miss the Acrobats of China, which also stars as one of Branson’s top shows in terms of both culture and performance. The show has an array of colorful productions and costumes by some of the most agile and balanced acrobats to ever take the stage. The 40 world class performers provide audiences with a glowing array of highlights such as contortion acts, aerial ballet and even jar juggling!
Fall is fast approaching, and Branson has the perfect lineup of attractions for visitors in the 37th annual Autumn Days Arts and Crafts Festival, which lasts from September 16-19. The event is free for all, and once you’ve made it to Historic Downtown Branson, you can enjoy locally crafted and made novelties, art, jewelry, and cuisine. You can see the work of approximately 150 crafters and artists and join the over 12,000 people that will be in attendance. Since the event is over a span of four days, don’t forget to pick out available Branson lodging ahead of time.
Branson has plenty of other fun venues for the adults and kids, such as Titanic – The Legend Continues. The museum features 400 gorgeous Titanic artifacts and several exhibits for you to see as you walk through. As you enter in the half-scale replica of the ship, you’ll be given a passenger “ticket” to use and put yourself in the shoes of those who once walked on the ship. Some of the highlights of the tour include the Grand Staircase, the Father Browne collection, and the touch of an iceberg.
If you’re into the history of the weird and wild, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum has some of the most odd exhibits and models in the area. The building appears as though an earthquake has shaken the foundations, and when you go in, you can see things like a two-headed calf model, an authentic vampire killing kit, a Roman Coliseum model built out of playing cards and many more attractions.
The crafts, shows, and attractions will make your vacation in Branson well worth it. You’ll love the local culture and Midwestern hospitality.
Hurry and join in the fun at Branson‘s Shepherd of the Hills car show, taking place from August 12-14. The event premieres with the “Show n’ Shine,” which boasts over 500 unique models of cars dating back to the early part of the 20th century. Each of these cars will be parked at the Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead, and after viewing the cars, you can take a break to cool off back at your area lodging.
The Shepherd of the Hills Vigilante Zip Rider will have special hours during the car show, so you may want to book now to make sure you have a spot. The hours are from 5:00-7:30 pm on August 12 and 13. This amazing attraction starts 230 feet above ground on the observation tower deck and pulls passengers down a half-mile-long line to ground level. You’ll be traveling at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour!
If you’re still in the mood for a scenic zip line experience, don’t forget the Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours, which offers up to three types of zip line attractions. Visitors have the option of the Blue Streak, a 70-foot free fall which consists of one lengthy zip line and a gentle descent after the free fall. Also, you may try the ever-popular Ozarks Xplorer, consisting of seven zip lines and lasting approximately two and half hours. Our other main attraction, the Flying Prospector, is a condensed version of the Ozarks Xplorer and lasts around an hour an a half. These exciting zip lines book up quickly, so make sure you make reservations ahead of time!
Take part in the Branson environment with your family and friends. The entertainment and attractions will make your summer memorable.