Six Experiences for Your Ozark Mountain Vacation

The recipe for a perfect Ozark mountain vacation includes equal parts stunning scenery, marvelous music and fabulous food and drink, mixed together over several days. It’s filed in your recipe rolodex under Branson.

From the serene and beautiful setting of Table Rock Lake and the area’s rolling hills to the glitzy, high-energy shows along the 76 Entertainment District, Branson has everything you need to enjoy the ultimate Ozarks getaway.

When it comes time to plan your travels, make sure these six experiences are part of your itinerary:

Beautiful sunsets

There are many great spots from which to watch one of Mother Nature’s best daily performances, but the view from the outdoor patio at Osage Restaurant, part of the Top of the Rock Ozarks Heritage Preserve, is tough to beat.

Family shows 

Traditional shows such as the Presley Country Jubilee is certainly focused on family, while Dolly Parton's Stampede is a favorite for all ages, especially kids who are wowed by the pageantry (and the chance to eat a full meal using only their hands!). 

Outdoor fun 

Whether you have your own boat or rent one, or simply take a stroll along the shoreline, Table Rock Lake is a premier destination in the Midwest, thanks to its beautiful tree-lined shores. Lilley’s Landing offers resort amenities and has quick access to Lake Taneycomo, one of the top trout-fishing lakes in Missouri.

Comfort Food 

Plenty of Branson restaurants dish up comfort foods, whether it’s the big breakfasts at Billy Gail’s, the amazing burgers at Billy Bob’s Dairyland, the barbecue at Famous Dave’s on the Branson Landing or the country fried steaks at Fall Creek Steak and Catfish House.

Cool Caves

Marvel Cave is one of the premier attractions inside Silver Dollar City, one of the country’s most-popular theme park destinations, while the formations inside Talking Rocks Cavern will leave you awestruck. And don’t forget the Lost Canyon Cave at Top of the Rock – it’s part of the Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail tour.

Sipping Spots

There’s something special about the tasting room experience at Copper Run Distillery, which was the first legal moonshine outfit in the Missouri Ozarks. Adult drinks such as Missouri Moonshine crafted by the folks at Crown Valley Distillery and Bistro are available in the Highway 76 district, while Branson Landing’s Smith Creek Moonshine lets you taste a variety of flavors, including a delightful Apple Pie moonshine.

These experiences create a tasty blend of fun and time spent with friends and family, meaning your Branson getaway will be one for the books. Start planning your Branson vacation today.

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