Branson, Missouri Facts:
- County: Stone, Taney
- Population: 10,520
- Coverage Area (Total): 16.3 sq. miles
- Elevation: 778 ft.
- Cities/Towns covered in local Names and Numbers Phone Book: Blue Eye, Bradleyville, Branson, Branson West, Bull Creek, Cape Fair, Cedarcreek, Coney Island, Crane, Cross Roads, Day, Dickens, Edgewater Beach, Elsey, Forsyth, Galena, Garber, Garrison, Gretna, Hilda, Hollister, Hurley, Indian Point, Kimberling City, Kirbyville, Kissee Mills, Lakeview, Lampe, Long Beach, McCord Bend, Merriam Woods (Merriam Woods Village), Mildred, Mincy, Ozark Beach, Point Lookout, Ponce de Leon, Powersite, Protem, Quail, Reeds Spring, Ridgedale, Rockaway Beach, Rueter, Stutts, Swan, Table Rock, Taneyville, Walnut Shade, White City
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Branson was established in 1882 by Reuben Branson and incorporated in 1912. It is currently called "the live music show capital of the world." Branson's entertainment roots began when William Henry Lynch purchased Marble Cave (renamed Marvel Cave) in 1894 and charged admission for visitor tours. In 1950, the cave was leased and modernized by Hugo and Mary Herschend, and in 1960, the couple opened Silver Dollar City. The attraction was a re-creation of a frontier town that featured shops, a church, and a log cabin where actors played out the famous feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys.
In that same year, the Old Mill Theater began its first outdoor production based on Harold Bell Wright's famous novel, "The Shepherd of the Hills," which still runs today. In the early 1980s, Chisai Child's Starlite Theater was one of the first to introduce stage sets, elaborate costume changes, and non-country music selections. The opening of the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre in 1983 marked the beginning of Branson's transformation into a major tourist attraction.
In all, Branson has more than 50 theaters and has hosted celebrities such as Mel Tillis, Ray Stevens, Moe Bandy, Box Car Willie, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings, Glen Campbell, and others. In 2005, the New Shanghai Theatre, featuring the Acrobats of China, opened in Branson. And, in 2006, Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theatre became the most recent edition to the theaters built along Highway 76.
Are you new to Branson? Just checking out the area? Please see the links provided below to find local attractions, helpful resources, and recurring events.
- Andy Williams' Moon River Theater
- Branson's IMAX Entertainment Complex
- Branson Landing
- C of O Bobcat Sports
- Buffalo Ridge Springs
- Clay Cooper Theatre
- College of the Ozarks
- Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater
- Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede
- Family Fun Factory
- Hamner Barber Theatre
- Hughes Brothers Theatre
- Liverpool Legends
- Mickey Gilley Theatre
- Motown Downtown
- New Shanghai Circus / Acrobats of China
- Payne Stewart Golf Club
- The Shepherd of the Hills
- Showboat Branson Belle
- Silver Dollar City
- Starlite Theatre
- Stonebridge Village & Resort
- Thousand Hills Golf Resort
- The Titanic Museum
- Veterans Memorial Museum of Branson
- Yakov Smirnoff Show
Branson Recurring Events
Branson Farmers Market - Every Tuesday (April - October) from 3pm - 7pm in the South Branson Landing parking lot.
Branson Landing's Summer Concert Series - May - September at 8pm in the Branson Landing Amphitheatre.
National Harvest & Cowboy Festival - Every Wednesday & Sunday (September - October) at Silver Dollar City in Branson.Back to Top