Lake Taneycomo: A Complete Guide

Formed after the completion of Powersite Dam in 1913, Lake Taneycomo was originally a section of the White River. Although it is now technically a lake, Taneycomo’s narrow arms and forested shores retain the look and feel of a river. When Table Rock Dam was completed at Taneycomo's headwaters in 1958, the nature of the lake changed as well. Taneycomo's water now comes from the bottom, coldest parts of Table Rock Lake, making it the coldest lake in Missouri.

Branson Golf Itinerary: Extended Weekend

Check out our sample golf itinerary for your extended weekend:

Day 1: Arrival

If you arrive in Branson early enough in the day, take a drive out to Table Rock Lake. You can drive over impressive Table Rock Dam and stretch your legs at the Dewey Short Visitor Center, an interactive exhibit featuring the history of the area.

Saddle Up for Horseback Riding in Branson

Dogwood Canyon Horseback Riding

Little Indian Stables at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park allows you to feel like you’re riding through times past in the Ozarks. You and your guide will set out on a one to two-hour tour on your trusty steeds through rustic wooded areas, old logging trails and hollows, historic ridges and other picturesque scenery. These horseback trails are off the beaten path of the walking and hiking trails at Dogwood Canyon.

Liberty Plaza in Historic Downtown Branson

Since 2017, Liberty Plaza has provided Historic Downtown Branson with a beautiful location for events and hangouts. There are multiple picnic tables and a gorgeous waterfall featured behind a raised stage. A statue and multiple medallions stand to honor military veterans and their families. Liberty Plaza also features public restrooms, a electric vehicle charging station and a free Sparky the Downtown Trolley stop.   

Best Views in Branson

Here’s a look at some of the spots offering the best views of Branson:

Inspiration Tower at Shepherd of the Hills

Also known as Branson’s “landmark on the horizon”, this tower stands at 230’ tall and is currently the highest point in Southwest Missouri. Open year-round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., makes it the perfect place to visit during rain or shine.

Mini Golf Courses in Branson

Whether it's a traditional mini-golf course with props and hazards or a modern glow-in-the-dark course with plenty of visual effects, you can find the perfect course to suit your taste for a round of putt-putt in Branson. Want to take the full tour? Try your hand at Branson's top mini golf courses and see if your game is up to par.

Lost Mine Mini Golf and Route 76 Glow Golf at The Tracks 

(Multiple locations) W. 76 Country Boulevard

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