72 Hours in Branson, MO, for Small Meeting Groups
Your group has no time to lose! Grab some great ideas for where to meet, where to stay and where to play with this 72-hour sample itinerary, ideal for small groups meeting in Branson, Missouri.
Afternoon Arrival & Check-In
Now arriving in Branson…the ultimate small group meeting experience! Whether you’re flying in at Springfield-Branson National Airport (just about an hour away) or driving to your Branson meeting or event (less than one day’s drive for one-third of Americans), the ease of accessibility to this Missouri meeting destination is ideal for your attendees. Once your small meeting group arrives in the afternoon, they will check-in at one of the many accommodating Branson hotels—including both the Hilton Branson Convention Center and Hilton Promenade hotels at Branson Landing or the luxurious Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center and Big Cedar Lodge resorts both located on Table Rock Lake—and all part of a dynamic, waterfront convention package.
Choosing just the right venue for your small meeting group while offering experiences that are truly authentic and local is always front and center. There are endless options for keeping attendees engaged during the sessions while adding memorable activities.
Say Hello With an Evening Happy Hour
After your group gets settled into the hotel, it’s time to enjoy some libations on the town with a lakefront happy hour at The Paddlewheel in Downtown, or on the stunning stone patio overlooking an Ozark sunset at Big Cedar Lodge’s Buffalo Bar at Top of the Rock—both great places for smaller welcome receptions, post-meeting cocktails and networking opportunities.
Late Night Bites at Branson’s Happening Entertainment Hub
Located in Historic Downtown Branson and with more than 100 specialty shops and restaurants, your attendees’ entertainment practically plans itself at Branson Landing. At Andy B’s Bowl Social, groups can enjoy a handful of games and attractions in this playground for adults, while munching on modern-American bites and sipping hand-crafted beverages at the venue’s new Tiki Bar overlooking Lake Taneycomo—the perfect place for a unique and fun cocktail spot.
Go bold with your group dining selection at Guy Fieri’s Branson Kitchen + Bar—which is the famed chef’s brand new restaurant in the heart of Branson Landing. The restaurant features one-of-a-kind flavors, a 52-person private dining space available upon request, and both indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the picturesque Lake Taneycomo.
At Branson Landing, groups can experience some post-meeting downtime with leisurely strolls on the scenic boardwalk of the 1.5-mile Taneycomo lakefront and even catch one of the awe-inspiring fountain shows—a $7.5 million water spectacular attraction featuring water, fire, light and music.
Wake Up With Wellness in the Wide-Open Outdoors
Start your second day off by integrating wellness into your group’s itinerary with health seminars, signature therapies and spa treatments offered at Chateau on the Lake Resort’s Spa Chateau. Surrounded by serene lakes and iconic Ozark beauty, groups can also find their zen with open-air yoga, meditation and relaxing recreation options offered at Big Cedar Lodge.
Another great way to take in the fresh mountain air in the morning is gathering the group for a round of golf at one of Branson’s award-winning courses. Touted as home to some of the best golf in the world, you’ll find mountain and valley layouts that offer a variety of playing experiences. Be part of history as you experience Big Cedar Lodge’s brand new Payne’s Valley course, Tiger Woods’ first and only public access course in the world.
An Afternoon of Team-Building Activities & Adventure
Once your group has been rejuvenated from the morning’s agenda and participated in some productive meeting sessions, plan to get them outside for a fun team-building outing and Ozark adventure at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park—a 10,000-acre, open-air park made for hiking, biking, wildlife-watching, fly-fishing adventure tours and more. Grab a late lunch after your group excursion at the park's Canyon Grill Restaurant for signature burgers, sandwiches, salads and barbeque.
Want a little more adrenaline for your off-site outing? Groups can explore one of Big Cedar Lodge’s newest attractions, The Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy—a world-class facility doubling as an outdoor playground—or the new 50,000-square-foot adventure complex, Fun Mountain.
Delicious Dinner Options for Your Group
Here in Branson, your attendees deserve to dine in culinary excellence on their last night in our destination. Enjoy everything from upscale cuisine and steakhouse and seafood restaurants to eclectic eateries and international dishes. Groups will experience fine dining on another level at Level 2 Steakhouse at the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel or enjoy some “beach vibes” right across the street at LandShark Bar & Grill—which offers indoor seating, a spacious outdoor bar with fire pits, a stage for local musicians, amazing views and plenty of covered patio seating.
If you haven’t chosen your group dining spot just yet, the stage is set for you to experience one of Branson’s dinner-and-a-show options—from a view on the Showboat Branson Belle or with a fun, lively performance at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction.
Catch a Live Show on Your Last Night
In Branson, the options for live entertainment are unlike any other destination. Groups will find over 120 live shows of every variety—from world-renowned illusion and magic to comedy shows to the musical styles of country, rock, pop or Broadway.
Spend Your Final Morning With the Mountains
On your group’s third and final day, be sure to start with a cup of joe and a pastry from one of Branson’s many local coffee shops such as Expresso Branson or Sugar Leaf Bakery and Café—a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Take in the crisp Ozark Mountain air and pristine lakeside beauty with a morning paddleboarding session or guided hike along trails near Table Rock Lake.
Once your group checks out of the hotel, get together for a farewell brunch/lunch at Osage Restaurant—a cornerstone dining experience featuring regional cuisine in a stunning dining room with sweeping mountain views.
One Last Afternoon Attraction
With all the attractions and museums Branson has to offer, it’s a must for your small meeting group to get one final experience in before leaving. Make your way over to the Titanic Museum Attraction—where your group will climb the grand staircase, meet the crew and become a passenger of the Titanic while interacting with artifacts and displays of its history. Take an exciting trip behind the scenes of pop culture at one of Branson's newest and most unique attractions, Beyond the Lens!
No matter what your small meeting group has planned, Branson will always offer the best of the Midwest for accommodations, venues, dining, attractions and outdoor adventures. Book Branson and get ready for a memorable meeting or event experience with your group.
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