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Best things to do in Branson

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Outlet Mall
“Just like any Tanger outlet, plenty of shopping to do here! You can find some good deals during major holidays!”
18 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Can visit the landing and see all the shops and restaurants but there’s no charge. The fountains are beautiful after dark.”
29 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Excellent food, excellent show! Truly a Branson favorite. A bit expensive but worth the money.”
18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Danna's Bar-B-Que & Burger Shop in Branson is consistently ranked by locals as THE place to get a burger! And it's not just the burger quality that's built a loyal Danna's following; everything on the menu is a hit, including the pork sausage, and fried catfish plates, the patty melt, and the Big Big Pig sandwich. Even the salads are hearty and satisfying! Specialties include the BBQ Nachos and the Stuffed Baked Potato that comes topped with your choice of meat. And what has endured as a favorite year after year? That would be the Memphis Rolls - so much so they was voted "Most Yummy" by 417 Magazine of Springfield, Missouri! These tender, chewy bits of bread heaven are fried sourdough rolls with a melted butter center...so incredibly tasty, they sinful! There are three locations of Danna's - you'll find this one on Highway 165 next door to the Fall Creek Inn. Branson locals, and all the visitors who have followed everyone's suggestions and tried it, will tell you the only place for BBQ and a really good burger in Branson, is Danna's Bar-B-Que & Burger Shop!”
21 locals recommend
Theater
“Sight & Sound is spectacular, beyond life sized, immersive Bible story show experience. This is the last year for Samson, a must see. ”
7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This is a spectacular Ferris Wheel that originally came from Chicago. The light show at night, over 16,000 color changing LED lights, is a must see. Incredible. The brochure says "Ride 125 years of history." Over 240 people can ride the Wheel at the same time. The Wheel makes over 100 revolutions every day. It stands over 150 feet tall. ”
7 locals recommend
Route
“On the Taneycomo river, lots to do for the entire family, including shopping, restaurants, etc.”
7 locals recommend
Museum
“A wonderful historic museum dedicated to the Titanic. It has actual items from the Titanic. There is a replica of the Titanic that I recall cost more money to make than the actual ship. This really is an amazing place to take your older kids.”
11 locals recommend
Beach
“Bring your sun lotion, Beach towels and enjoy the beautiful Table Rock Lake. You might even see the Branson Bell float on By.”
11 locals recommend
Park
“Located in Taney County just below the Table Rock Dam, Shepherd of the Hills is the Department’s largest trout-rearing hatchery. The hatchery produces between 350,000 and 400,000 pounds of rainbow and brown trout each year. Eighty percent of production goes into Lake Taneycomo. The Department uses the remaining 20 percent to stock other Missouri trout-management areas.”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great place for a nice dinner. This restaurant is on the campus of the College of the Ozarks and is staffed exclusively by students. Additionally, much of the food is grown on campus and the freshness shows in the dishes. It's not overly stuffy or fancy, but you may need a reservation.”
9 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Italian entrees & family-style dishes in Tuscan countryside-inspired digs with lots of red & green.”
4 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“The Locals love this place. I've heard only great things about it. And it's located near lots of food options including ice cream!”
8 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“Personal favorite....Gyros here are awesome as well as the personal pizzas. Baklava is another favorite. ”
4 locals recommend
Premise
“Completed in 1958 this dam rises 252 feet above the riverbed. It was one of four dams built on white river for flood control and to create power.”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“They have more than just fish. You can request to set outside on the water. Beautiful spot and food is great! ”
10 locals recommend