There are a variety of exciting events throughout the year in Branson, and in March, you can celebrate Irish culture and heritage at Titanic – The Legend Continues. The 5th Annual Irish Celebration lasts throughout the entire month of March at the Titanic attraction, and you can enjoy Irish music and folklore to celebrate the many skilled Irish laborers that both built the Titanic in Belfast and worked on the ship’s crew. Since there were more Irish citizens aboard the Titanic than any other national origin, you are sure to learn something new and have fun celebrating the Irish at the Titanic during this exciting event.
During you vacation in Branson, you will want to see one of the shows that Branson is known for. You will have a fabulous time at the Shoji Tabuchi Show, where you will see world-renowned violinist Shoji Tabuchi and his family put on an incredible show. Shoji, his wife Dorothy and his daughter Christina perform a variety of songs from classical to modern rock hits. You will also see entertaining routines by rope twirling cowboys and dancers at the show. Come see why the Tabuchi family is considered the “First Family of Branson” by booking this amazing show!
While you are in Branson, you can fulfill your lifetime dream of piloting a helicopter by taking the “I Pilot” Helicopter Adventure. This incredible experience will allow you to sit at the controls of a helicopter while going over notable Branson landmarks and attractions like Table Rock Dam, Silver Dollar City and White Water. Your experienced co-pilot will help you learn to safely fly the helicopter so you can enjoy an exciting adventure in the sky above Branson!
On January 28 at the Branson Veteran Memorial Museum, many will be in attendance to view the Vietnam Peace Accord Candlelight Ceremony to commemorate their Vietnam veteran comrades who served in war. The museum is easily accessible just off of Branson’s Highway 76, and the event will highlight parts of the Vietnam War along with pictures and historical information for attendees to read and learn. The event marks the day after the war officially ended. Those who are planning on attending or who will be in Branson toward the end of January are welcome to book one of Branson’s hotels.
If you’d like to see more of America’s past, you’re welcome to check out more of Branson’s great museums, including Titanic – The Legend Continues, which puts you in the role of a passenger entering one of America’s most famous ships. You’ll walk through many of the recreated exhibits onboard this half-scale replica of the Titanic, including the Memorial Room and the Grand Staircase. The museum is loaded with more than 400 artifacts from the passengers who originally boarded the ship in 1912.
For visitors who are taking the whole family to Branson, they’ll want to bring the kids to the World’s Largest Toy Museum, housing every kind of toy imaginable dating from the present time back to the 1800′s. View all kinds of toy trains, bicycles, plans and small wind-ups. Some of the toys may even remind you of your childhood, and you’ll be able to tell your children or grandchildren all about some of the toys you see.
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.