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Things To Do in Branson, Missouri – Summer 2023


School is out, let’s go!!! Summer. Activated.
Fill your days and nights with the spirit of Branson. There are so many fun things to do, from spectacular shows and live music to sunny days playing on the lake, you won’t want your Branson trip to come to an end. Get packing and start your summer adventures at Hotel Grand Victorian.

1. Watch Phenomenal New Live Entertainment

Queen Esther is live on stage at Sight & Sound Theatres—an incredible story of courage lights up the stage with spectacular sets and special effects. Even live animals are in this new and original stage production!

From Sight & Sound
“Set in the opulent yet perilous Persian Empire, QUEEN ESTHER is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery. Esther’s ordinary life changed forever when she was taken through the palace doors, entering a new world of royalty and risk. With a crown on her head and a secret in her heart, can she find the courage to trust in God’s plan and believe that she was made for such a time as this?” 

Once Upon A Fairytale at the Americana Theatre is opening this summer for the first time in forever! Once Upon a Fairytale brings to life all of your favorite storybook songs, including Disney classics, hit Broadway shows, and blockbuster movies featuring dazzling production design, some of Branson’s best vocalists, and of course, a happily ever after!

Visit Explore Branson for more, including the Seven Must-See Shows In Branson!

2. Take a Grand Finale Ride at Silver Dollar City

Silver Dollar City is rated America’s #1 Theme Park by USA Today. It is 61 acres of over-the-top adventures and thrills. Enjoy the theme park, water park, demonstrating craftsmen, shows, festivals, shopping, dining, and so much more.

This year is the last year and grand finale for the historic Fire in the Hole roller coaster. Silver Dollar City is celebrating with fun events, so keep an eye on their calendar. Be part of history and take a last ride through the iconic burning town of Marmaros!

3. Experience Lake Life in the Ozarks

Table Rock Lake is a top lake destination. There are many locations to experience the beach with 800 miles of shoreline. Here are things to do; pack a picnic, sunbathe, and swim or rent a boat for water sports or fishing. If you’re looking for something more exciting, spend the day parasailing, flyboarding, or jet-skiing. Enjoy dinner on a showboat lake cruise and take in the views from the deck.

Lake Taneycomo is famous for trout fishing. Get out for a day of fishing, canoeing, kayaking, or take a pontoon cruise around the lake. If you’ve never tried trout fishing or looking for the best spots to catch a rainbow or brown trout, the team at Hotel Grand Victorian can help you find the perfect guide.

Bull Shoals Lake is excellent for scuba diving and is known for bass fishing. A fun fact is that there are 20 parks located around the Bull Shoals Lake shores. The shoreline is undeveloped, offering beautiful views. This is a less-trafficked lake if you want to escape the crowds and enjoy the day floating on the water.

4. Shop all the Unique Stores in Branson

We always say it’s never too early to shop for the holidays at the unique shops in Branson, Missouri.

Tanger Outlet Mall
Enjoy savings on top brands at the Tanger Outlet Mall, within walking distance of the hotel.

Silver Dollar City
Add shopping to your Silver Dollar City experience. Silver Dollar City offers a collection of shops with one-of-a-kind gifts and plenty of personalized goodies. You will find beautiful handmade items made by master craftsmen, along with souvenirs and collectible treasures.

The Landing – Branson Landing
Branson Landing offers traditional, upscale shopping. You will find national retailers, including Bass Pro Shops, Belk Department Store, Francesa’s, and H&M. Of course; it’s not all traditional at the Landing; there is a scenic boardwalk with fantastic fountain shows (even a 120-foot geyser!), live music, a farmer’s market, and dining.

Grand Village Shops
The Grand Village is a premier shopping destination. Grand Village offers distinctive, high quality products from local shop owners. There are boutique shops with designer brands, gift shops with collectibles and fine gifts, and specialty shops with handmade items like soaps and carved wooden treasures.

Historic Downtown Branson
Stroll through the streets of historic Branson or take the free downtown trolley. You won’t want to miss visiting the iconic Dick’s 5 & 10. A big store that has been part of Branson since 1961, with over 250,000 items offering old-fashioned candy, retro toys, and vintage home decor. Also, be sure to stop by Ozark Quilts & More, where talented quilters showcase their gorgeous handmade wares at amazingly affordable prices.

If you’re planning on visiting the 4th of July weekend, we have a special blog post for you!

Please let the Hotel Grand Victorian team know if you have any questions about things to do while staying with us. Before making your reservations, check out our special offers, and we can’t wait to see you this summer!

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