Five Essentials for a Perfect Fall Weekend in Branson

From stunning leaves to seasonal festivals, fall in Branson is full of fun. Make the most of a weekend in Branson this autumn with our guide of five fall must-have experiences!

Check out these five essentials for an unforgettable weekend getaway this fall in Branson:

1. Soak in the Beauty of Fall Color

After taking one of our self-guided fall foliage driving or walking tours to see some of the most stunning fall color in the Ozarks, you'll see why Branson is a popular leaf peeping destination. 

Traveling by foot and car are not the only ways to take in the area's foliage! Hop on a rental boat and enjoy a unique lake outing with a bright backdrop of fall color. Or board the Showboat Branson Belle on Table Rock Lake for sightseeing lunch and dinner cruises.  

2. Choose an Attraction to Experience Fun and Fall Color

Satisfy your adventurous spirit by soaring through the fall foliage via one of Branson’s many ziplines, the Snowflex Tubing Park or a mountain coaster such as the Runaway Mountain Coaster or the Branson Coaster. Get a bird's-eye view of surrounding leaves as you turn hundreds of feet in the air at the Branson Buzzsaw swing or Skyscraper thrill ride. 

For just as much fun with slightly less adrenaline, capture panoramic views from the Inspiration Tower at the Shepherd of the Hills or atop the Branson Ferris Wheel.

3. Get Active

Take advantage of the cooler weather, and enjoy Branson's variety of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. Adventure through Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, and explore beautifully preserved waterfalls, rock formations and wildlife sanctuaries. Catch fish and amazing fall scenery on one of Branson's area lakes with a guided tour. 

The beauty found in the Ozark Mountains seems to beckon activity, and Branson's golf courses are no exception! You'll find a course for players of all skill levels here. See our guide of Branson's best courses to find your next best round.

You don't have to wander far from city limits to get your exercise. Check out our walking/jogging tour guide for a stroll around Downtown Branson - perfect for leaf peepers wanting to increase their heart rate while taking in the foliage! 

4. Explore a Fall Festival

Celebrate crafts, music, food and more with Branson's many fall festivals. Visit Silver Dollar City's Harvest Festival featuring Craft Days and Pumpkin Nights from September 23-October 31. Enjoy live demonstrations from artisans, extended ride times into the night and a display of thousands of glowing pumpkins!

Other great fall festivals include the Fall Roundup at Sycamore Creek Family RanchStill Waters Resort Harvest FestivalBlues, Brews & Barbecue, Autumn Daze and more.

5. Warm Up with a Piping Hot Beverage

Get cozy at one of several unique coffee shops and hot chocolate stops in and around Branson, and find the perfect spot for you and yours to warm up after a crisp fall day spent outside. 

Need an extra sweet pick-me-up? Branson has plenty of bakeries serving treats like cinnamon rolls, fudge, giant cookies, peanut brittle and more. 

Ready to start planning your perfect fall weekend in Branson? Add to your itinerary here