Things to Do in Branson

Branson Ferris Wheel

Formerly known as the Navy Pier Ferris wheel, The Branson Ferris Wheel has now made its home in Branson, Missouri. Located in the heart of Branson’s Entertainment District at Track 4, the Branson skyline has now welcomed a new addition. Grab your crew, family or your sweetheart, hop in and take the slow ride up and around surrounded by thousands of lights. Standing 15 stories tall, you will have the perfect opportunity to get some beautiful panoramas of the Ozarks landscape.

The Bretts Show

The Bretts Show is not your average family variety show. With a dizzying array of awards and accomplishments over their 17-year Branson career, this dynamic family produces a power-packed, two-hour entertainment experience that combines the best in music, lighting, video, dance, comedy and genuine artistry. The Bretts Show mixes timeless classics, current chart-topping hits and award-winning original music, all presented with The Bretts’ signature polish and professionalism. The Bretts Show proudly features a patriotic tribute and also includes a host of fun surprises for the entire family, like a Harlem Globetrotter-style basketball routine.

Clay Cooper’s Country XPress

Come see Clay Cooper and his Live Band, 11 Dancers, Male Trio – Third Power, Comedian Matt Gumm, and outstanding youth entertainers Colton & Caden Cooper! Clay Cooper’s Country Express has something for everyone with 24 entertainers on stage, great visual effects, and a variety of music – old and new country, rock, current hits, gospel, and patriotic! You don’t want to miss it!

College of the Ozarks

The College of the Ozarks is a private Christian school near Branson, Missouri, that has long been famous for its policy of not charging admission to its full-time students. Founded in 1906, the school has never charged admission. Instead, students work on campus 15 hours a week during the school year and work two 40-hour weeks during each break between semesters. The motto of the school is “Hard Work U.”

Decades by Pierce Arrow

Featuring the Pierce Arrow quartet and 2017 Comedian of the Year James Sibley, comes the production Decades. Take a one-of-a-kind musical and comedy journey through the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s with one of the biggest Branson shows. Comedic visits by Elvis, James Brown, and Ozzy Osbourne are just a taste of what’s to come from Branson’s funniest comedian and 2017 Comedian of the Year. Decades is nothing but fun from start to finish.

Dolly Parton’s Stampede

No trip to Branson would be complete without a visit to Dolly Parton’s Stampede. From its delicious four-course meal to its amazing stunts and epic show in a 35,000-square-foot arena, the Dolly Parton’s Stampede is a highlight for kids age three to 103. Experience an interactive, friendly competition as you root for your side. Thrill as you watch horse riding stunts at top speeds, including jumps through a ring of fire. Delight at the comedy antics of Skeeter and Nugget. The show also features a menagerie of animals including horses, pigs, pint-sized ponies, doves, buffalo, longhorns and even a dancing chicken.

Dogwood Canyon

Call it a “ride on the wild side,” if you will. Step aboard a comfortable, open-air trams and explore the beauty of Dogwood Canyon on a 2-hour Wildlife Tram Tour. You’ll wind through the canyon floor, past towering bluffs and waterfalls, making a stop at the Glory Hole (a magnificent blue-green pool where some of large trout reside). Then cross the Arkansas border where your tram may mingle with herds of American bison, elk, whitetail deer and Texas longhorn.

The Haygoods

The Haygoods bring the house down night after night with incredibly tight harmonies, innovative, energetic choreography, incredible special effects and amazing performances on over 20 different instruments! With over 6 million people taking part in the Haygood experience, you’d better believe that there’s more to this group than buzz!! They’ve got the goods, pure and simple!

#1 Hits of the 60’s

Branson’s “#1 Hits of the 60’s” brings you a non-stop, high energy party of phenomenal hit music! Enjoy the wonderful music that crossed the ocean with the British Invasion; songs that came from artists like The Beatles, Dusty Springfield, and Petula Clark. Hear the unmistakable sounds of Detroit’s Motown machine that churned out top artists like The Supremes and The Temptations. Catch the wave that crashed over the nation when California Surfin’ music dominated the charts from groups like The Beach Boys, and the psychedelic sound of the Age of Aquarius made famous by artists like The 5th Dimension. And hear a bit of legendary music made world famous in the 50’s and 60’s by Elvis, Buddy Holly, Sonny & Cher, The Monkees, The Four Seasons, and even more! You’ll hear all this plus a very touching and sincere tribute to veterans.

New Jersey Nights

The show is a spectacular celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and takes the audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all times. From the back-street studio in New Jersey where it all began, this vibrant production includes all The Four Seasons greatest hits, including Sherry, Rag Dolls, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man, and so much more. The production features an award-winning cast of singers, dancers and unique stage sets.

Showboat Branson Belle

The Showboat Branson Belle offers you and your family an enjoyable cruise on Table Rock Lake, delicious meal, and a variety show of comedy, dancing, and music. This two-hour cruise would surely be a highlight of your trip to Branson.

Wonders of Wildlife by Brass Pro Shops

Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium consists of an all-new 1.5-million-gallon aquarium adventure showcasing 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles and birds, and immersive wildlife galleries that bring visitors eye-to-eye with the greatest collection of record-setting game animals ever assembled. Located adjacent to Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, the 350,000-square foot experience celebrates people who hunt, fish, and act as stewards of the land and water.