Thanks to Branson’s wide variety of shows, world-class golf courses, three beautiful lakes and fun attractions, your attendees will never be bored. Even better, Branson’s central Midwest location makes travel by car, air or coach an easy option from major cities all over the country. Here are seven not-to-miss venues for your next meeting or event.
Showboat Branson Belle
Give attendees an unforgettable experience aboard a Nineteenth Century-style riverboat on scenic Table Rock Lake. The Showboat Branson Belle exudes the elegance of a bygone era and offers variety shows, delicious food and breathtaking views. Whether you’re looking for a family reunion package or a large theater that can seat up to 700 for a presentation, this fun venue accommodates a number of occasions. They offer group rates for their daily shows or you can charter the boat for your own private event.
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
This 2,200-acre outdoor haven offers a beautiful setting for your corporate retreat, family reunion, company picnic, motor coach tour or other gathering. Your guests can enjoy miles of scenic trails perfect for biking, walking, horseback riding or taking a Segway. Afterwards, they can come together for a special stream-side meal. Dogwood Canyon Nature Park has numerous indoor meeting facilities available also including the Hope Wilderness Chapel (a popular choice for weddings) or the Wilderness Room which provides a quaint meeting space for corporate retreats and receptions.
Shepherd of the Hills
Enjoy a full course chuck wagon dinner prepared by real cowboys on an open fire at this 160-acre historic homestead. Attendees can also experience ziplining at Vigilante Zip Rider over Shepherd of the Hills, watching a show at Roundup on the Trail, visiting the historic landmark Old Matt’s Cabin or taking in the panoramic views of the Ozarks at the top of Inspiration Tower. Other event spaces include the 1,550-square-foot Little Pete’s Trading Post which features a 1,000-square-foot covered patio, the outdoor amphitheater Old Mill Theater seating 1,375, Morgan Chapel and the 4,000-square-foot Pavilion Theater.
Branson Scenic Railway
Take your attendees on a scenic ride back in time on a vintage train. The Branson Scenic Railway covers 40 miles of beautiful Ozarks forest into Northern Arkansas and back. All of the train cars were built in the 1930s through the 1950s and three of them are glass-domed, offering a panoramic view of the countryside. The train embarks just outside the Convention Center in Historic Downtown Branson and offers a unique setting for breakout meetings, parties or gatherings. For a sophisticated evening event, try the dinner train in Grande Style featuring linen tablecloths, china, sterling and delicious food. A typical train ride takes two hours and 15 minutes.
For a fun, unique event space the Dixie Stampede features a 35,000 square foot arena and accompanying Carriage Room. Treat your group to a renowned four-course meal and fun show — one of the most popular attractions in Branson. Groups of 15 or more receive special prices. With only 500 people, the Dixie Stampede will add a dinner show just for your group and can accommodate groups up to 1,100 people. If you’re looking for a space to rent outside of the show, the Carriage Room is a popular favorite. Meeting space is also free to large groups who attend the Dixie Stampede dinner attraction.
Spirit of America
Sailing along the scenic waters of Table Rock Lake in a 148-foot catamaran is a great way to build teams and entertain guests. Seating up to 49 passengers, the Spirit of America offers a variety of day and sunset cruises and departs from the State Park Marina. Once aboard, attendees can help the crew operate the vessel or sit back and enjoy the ride. Daily excursions depart from State Park Marina at noon, 2 pm and sundown for a special Sunset Celebration cruise.
Branson Convention Center
Not only does the newly built Branson Convention Center offer state-of-the-art facilities but it’s also in short walking distance to Historic Downtown Branson as well as the Branson Landing with waterfront shopping and beautiful Lake Taneycomo. The newly built, high-tech center features 220,000 square feet of usable space, including one exhibit hall totaling 47,172 square feet attached to a 22,703 square foot ballroom. Meeting space also includes 14 flexible breakout rooms all within proximity to the ballroom and exhibit hall.
To make your event a showstopper, check out one of many theater venues in Branson. Or contact the Branson Convention and Visitors Bureau for complimentary assistance finding the perfect venue for your next meeting or event.