Meeting Attendees Hunt for (and Find) Great Memories in Branson

For meeting planners who want to organize memorable — and interactive — off-site social activities for their attendees, Branson is a great place for events like scavenger hunts, progressive dinners and pub crawls.

A number of venues have these types of events already created and “on the shelf,” but they also can work with planners to create customized activities based on the specific needs of attendees.

Here are some of the popular Branson sites for interactive off-site events:

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Silver Dollar City

One out-of-the-ordinary venue that's popular with meeting planners is Silver Dollar City. The park is open from March through December and is listed among the top theme parks in the United States. It’s also a flexible venue that can accommodate organized groups from 50 attendees to as many as 3,000 or more.

The 61-acre park is ideal for self-guided exploration and scavenger hunts. Your participants can scour the Silver Dollar City streets and the many booths and shops, following clues to gather photos, passport stamps or other scavenger items that you select.

They also have several venues available for presentations, banquets, award ceremonies, team-building events and more (subject to availability). There are indoor theaters than can seat up to 1,100 attendees and outdoor theaters than can accommodate up to 4,500. The park also can provide on-site A/V equipment like mics, projectors, podiums, stage lighting and more.

Attendees can use wristbands and meal vouchers for restaurants throughout the park. For events with 100 or more attendees, the park can set up private buffets. At certain times or days, the park can arrange for private access to rides or shows for an event's participants.

Silver Dollar City can create custom t-shirts for meeting participants and an event here is a great way for convention attendees to include their guests and families who might be traveling with them.

Chateau on the Lake

The events team at this lakeside resort have a long list of fun activities that can be incorporated into your meeting. A few creative ideas that can help you plan:

Table Rock Lake Poker Run

Fishing Tournament – Bass or Trout

Treasure/Scavenger Hunt – either on property or throughout the community 

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Painting Class – “Paint and Pour” 

Lawn Game Olympics

Sangria Making Competition

This property features 301 guestrooms, over 43,000 square feet of meeting space and panoramic views of Table Rock Lake. Just minutes from the Showboat Branson Belle and Branson’s entertainment district, attendees can enjoy many activities nearby.

Big Cedar Lodge

If your meeting is being held at Big Cedar Lodge, your attendees can take part in a number of on-site scavenger hunts that have already been created at this popular mountain and lake resort. Among those are:

Land Scavenger Hunt — Your attendees receive clues that lead them to various locations throughout the property with a list of items to find at each location.

Pirate Treasure Scavenger Hunt — Participants receive a list of riddles that they must solve to lead them to pirate booty. The search takes place on a pontoon boat on Table Rock Lake.

Photo scavenger hunt — Send your attendees around this picturesque resort with digital cameras and phones. As they solve riddles, they will find subjects or scenes that they must photograph.

Big Cedar Lodge is home to the Grandview Conference Center and a number of other meeting and dining venues that can accommodate groups up to 1,000 attendees. Scavenger hunts can be organized for groups as small as 10 or 20 participants.

The facility can coordinate organized “stretch breaks,” game shows, chili cook-offs, lawn games, picnics, painting and photography events for your attendees.

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Pub Crawls at the Branson Landing

The Branson Convention and Visitors Bureau can connect you with the restaurants and bars on the Branson Landing, which is a location ideally suited for a fun pub crawl, scavenger hunt or progressive dinner. This lakeside entertainment complex features an array of options including Irish pubs, Mexican cantinas, sports bars, moonshine tasting rooms, fish and seafood houses, piano bars and steakhouses. These progressive events can be structured many ways — using wristbands or attendee badges — and can be billed to the group or individuals can pay a discounted rate for drink and food specials. Some of these establishments feature live music.

For more details about these types of events, contact the CVB at meetings@bransoncvb.com.

 

 

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The Branson CVB can put you in touch with hotels, venues, transportation companies, entertainers and many more resources to ensure your meeting in Branson is a huge success.

Please contact us at meetings@bransoncvb.com if you have a specific event in mind or need more ideas on how to help your attendees have a blast while in Branson.

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