25 Things We Love About Summer in Branson

What's there to love about spending your summer moments in Branson? We could think of hundreds of reasons to make Branson your summer destination, but we'll save time for you to pack your suitcase with a narrower list.

branson landing at sunset with boat

Check out 25 things we love about summertime in Branson:  

1. Musical tributes to timeless artists like Elvis, Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, The Blues Brothers™, Marilyn Monroe and more ... summer sing-along, anyone?

2. Exploring over 40 unique shops, many featuring local artisans, in Historic Downtown Branson


3. Kayaking down Lake Taneycomo from Main Street Marina

4. Riding all of Silver Dollar City's impressive roller coasters, from Fire in the Hole (a classic) to Time Traveler, the world's fastest, steepest & tallest spinning coaster!

Kick back and relax with the family on the Aloha River at White Water.

5. Relaxing in the Aloha River and Surf's Up Wave Pool at White Water

6. Celebrating the Fourth of July with Branson's many fireworks displays and patriotic celebrations

7. Hiking through gorgeous Ozarks scenery on Branson's popular trails

8. Catching a breeze on the zipline at Fritz's Adventure 

The Track Family Fun Park

9. Go-kart racing at The Track Family Fun Parks

10. Pausing for an Andy's Frozen Custard break (a summer necessity!)

11. Watching history come to life with a flashlight tour onboard the Titanic Museum Attraction

12. Horseback riding, tram rides, and trout fishing at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

13. Playing mini-golf at one of Branson's several mini-golf courses


14. Dropping 200 feet in the air from Bigfoot Fun Park's Gravity Bomb

15. Watching a breath-taking summer sunset at Top of the Rock or another one of Branson's many scenic views

16. Being serenaded by a singing waiter or waitress at Mel's Hard Luck Diner

17. Learning about Ozarks history with the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama, a performance featuring live animals and an actual burning of a log cabin!

18. Tasting the Farmhouse Restaurant's famous blackberry cobbler

19. Shopping at Branson's retail and specialty stores at Tanger Outlets and Branson Landing

20. Seeing a live Branson show


21. Touring unique museums like Ripley's Believe It or Not!, the Hollywood Wax Museum and World's Largest Toy Museum

22. Boarding the Showboat Branson Belle, a dinner lake cruise

23. Enjoying nonstop fun with Silver Dollar City's extended park hours during Summer Nights

24. Eating pancakes the size of hubcaps at BillyGail's Cafe  

25. Riding the Branson Ferris Wheel and taking in a beautiful view of Branson's entertainment district 


Convinced to make Branson your next summer destination? Click here to see even more Branson attractions and activities. We'll see you soon!

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