Did you know that Branson is located in the heart of the Ozark Mountain Range? There are countless ways to take in the picturesque mountain views, from a relaxing walk to high-energy activities. With over 200 miles of hiking trails, there is plenty of space to escape and enjoy nature on the trails. You can also explore on horseback, take a 40-mile round trip on the Branson Scenic Railway, zipline, tour the caves, or for an adrenaline-pumping experience, ride the mountain coaster.
Kids and adults alike will love lake days in Branson! Branson’s three incredible lakes are known as the Tri-Lakes area. The water is clean and clear, with each lake offering something special.
Table Rock Lake is a top destination. There are a plethora of spots to hang out at the beach with 800 miles of shoreline. Pack a picnic lunch, 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. End the day with dinner on a showboat lake cruise. The deck views are amazing!
Lake Taneycomo is famous for trout fishing. 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. Lake Taneycomo also offers the wonderful Branson Landing on the shoreline to walk, shop, and savor dinner. Visit the marina to rent a canoe, kayak, or pontoon for a relaxing cruise around the lake.
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.
The famous 76 strip entertainment scene started back in 1959. At the time, the Branson shows were primarily country music, but now there is something for everyone from every genre. There are shows for kids, shows on boats, comedy shows, music, and dinner shows, and more. With over 100 shows per night, you can create your own personal concert every night of your stay.
If you are a bargain hunter or love to find a local treasure, you will love shopping in Branson. There are so many specialty and craft stores, outlets, galleries, and boutiques. You will want to plan to spend more than one day shopping!
Learn more about all the above activities at explorebranson.com.
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