Meeting Attendees Love to Bring Their Families to Branson

Need the perfect place to mix business and leisure with your family? Branson’s central location, breathtaking natural setting and abundance of activities are why meeting attendees and their families choose Branson for “bleisure” travel.

Come to Branson for a business meeting and stay for a family-fun, leisure vacation. 

No matter which unique Branson venue is booked for your meeting, you and your family will be surrounded by endless opportunities for fun. Here are some of the most popular meeting locations in Branson paired with some of our best entertainment options in the surrounding area:

Branson’s Entertainment District

For meetings on or near W 76 Country Blvd, there truly is no limit to fun!

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In Branson’s Entertainment District you’ll find over 120 live shows of varying variety from which to choose. Whether you’re in the mood to be amazed at a magic show, laugh hysterically at a family-friendly comedy or be blown away by sheer vocal and instrumental talent of a family band, Branson is the place for you. See our Branson show need-to-knows here.

In addition to our unmatched live shows, Branson’s Entertainment District is home to unique and interactive museums like the Titanic Museum Attraction, the Butterfly Palace, Beyond the Lens!, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, the World’s Largest Toy Museum, and the Hollywood Wax Museum. We also have thrilling attractions like Bigfoot Fun Park, Shepherd of the Hills, White Water, The Track Family Fun Parks, The Branson Sawmill, multiple ziplines, tons of mini golf courses and more.

Silver Dollar City is a famous, 1880s-themed amusement park that proves to be a staple of any Branson vacation. Silver Dollar City offers dozens of thrill rides, live shows and action-packed fun for the whole family. Meet during the holidays to experience the magic of An Old Time Christmas.

Historic Downtown Branson & The Branson Convention Center

The Branson Convention Center is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Branson beside Branson Landing and Lake Taneycomo. Here you will find hundreds of activities within a few square, walkable blocks. Whether they are staying at the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel, the Hilton Promenade or the nearby Best Western Plus Landing View, your and your family will be at the center of the excitement.

Historic Downtown Branson and Branson Landing are home to more than 200 stores and specialty shops, dozens of restaurants and The Historic Owen Theatre. Notable attractions in the Downtown area include the Dick’s 5 & 10Branson Scenic RailwayParakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline, Main Street Marina, Bass Pro Shops, Arcade City, The Escape Branson, Andy B’s Bowl Social, Shipwrecked Treasure Museum and the Branson Jet Boats.

Just outside the Convention Center is a trolley stop, where visitors can catch a free ride to other parts of Downtown and Branson Landing. Check here for more information on Sparky, the free Downtown Branson Trolley. While you're Downtown, stop for a photo op at the Branson Mural. 

Chateau on the Lake

Another popular meeting location is Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa and Convention Center, a AAA four-diamond resort.

On site, you and your family will find an outdoor pool, a workout facility, multiple dining options, a movie theatre, a kid’s fun zone and an elaborate spa facility.

Chateau on the Lake Marina is an on-site boat dock for resort guests, providing boat and WaveRunner rentals as well as SCUBA outfitting. The marina also can coordinate guided fishing trips for 2-3 people.

Here, meeting attendees and their guests will be surrounded by numerous outdoor activities like swimming at Moonshine Beach, boating on Table Rock Lake, hiking, biking or jogging on nearby trails and more. Across the dam is the popular Dewey Short Visitors Center, a free museum and the starting point for the Lakeshore Trail. The 2.2-mile trail parallels the lake and is popular with walkers, cyclists and joggers. Another popular nearby trail is the White River Valley Trail, which is a more rigorous off-road trail popular with day-hikers and mountain bikers.

Also near Chateau is the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. The hatchery produces up to 400,000 pounds of trout each year. Guests are welcome to visit the conservation center free of charge to learn about trout culture, aquatic life, fishing and aquatic resource management.

Big Cedar Lodge & Top of the Rock

Big Cedar Lodge and Top of the Rock are popular sites for meetings and events. Prepare for exciting adventures in one of the most breathtaking settings in the Midwest.

Big Cedar Lodge is in a cove on the southern side of Table Rock Lake. The lodge has several on-site restaurants ranging in price and atmosphere, a coffee shop, fitness center, world-class spa and more. Guests can use paddleboats, canoes and kayaks on the lake or participate in organized resort activities like painting, sand volleyball, outdoor movie nights or bonfires. During November and December, the property turns into a dreamy Christmas wonderland.

Fun Mountain at Big Cedar is a family favorite. Inside this 50,000 square foot adventure complex, you’ll find a large arcade, laser tag maze, full-swing golf simulator, climbing wall, flip and spin bumper cars, billiards, an underwater-themed bowling alley and more! Outside the complex, speed down Thunder Alley in NASCAR inspired go-karts.  

Top of the Rock is an extension of Big Cedar Lodge. On property you’ll find outstanding food and drink, a great memorabilia store, a stunning sunset ceremony service and a topnotch nine-hole, par three golf course and lighted driving range. Top of the Rock offers great rentals for everyone in the family, so there’s no stress about bringing your own clubs.

In addition to Top of the Rock golf course, there are four other exceptional golf courses owned by Big Cedar Lodge. Buffalo Ridge Springs designed by Johnny Morris and Tom Fazio, Ozarks National designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Gary Player’s Mountain Top Course and new in 2020, Tiger Wood’s first ever public course, Payne’s Valley.

A few miles down the road, attendees and their families can explore The Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy. Beginners and experts alike will each enjoy shooting at this remarkable sportsman’s playground.

Lastly, don’t miss adventuring through Dogwood Canyon, a 10,000-acre nature park made for hiking, biking, sightseeing, horseback riding and fishing for the whole family. 

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