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Branson Vacations

Branson

Branson, MO

Your Branson vacation

Tucked away in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains lives the loudest, liveliest neighbor around: music-and-theme-park mecca Branson, Missouri. From Yakov Smirnoff and Andy Williams to Chinese acrobats and funnel cake, this Live Entertainment Capital of the World features acts that draws crowds upwards of seven million annually for family-friendly entertainment, thrill rides and toe-tapping fun.

Race down Raging Rapids at White Water, or weave through underground dungeons and cathedrals at Marvel Cave. Visit Table Rock State Park rife, with hiking trails, mountain streams and camping under the stars.

Whatever you envision on your Branson vacation, let Orbitz help you plan ahead, starting with the best time to go, top 10 highlights and insider tips.

Best time to take a vacation to Branson

  • This entertainment town is hopping with action year-round. High season peaks in summer, from the Strip to the great outdoors as well as over Christmas, so plan your Branson vacation well in advance. Hotspot Silver Dollar City is constantly thriving with festivals, including the famous Bluegrass & BBQ (May), the National Harvest Festival and the Southern Gospel music show in fall.

    To experience Branson like a local, visit between January and March -- when big-name productions are harder to come by, but discount hotel rates are easier to find.

Insider tips for Branson travel

  • College of the Ozarks

    Have lunch at the tuition-free university where full-time students work in exchange for an education. Remember the Beverly Hillbillies? Check out the Clampetts' original truck in the campus museum.

  • Lamberts Cafe in Ozark

    Bring your appetite and catching skills: This restaurant is famous for its "throwed rolls" and "pass arounds" such as fried okra, macaroni, sorghum and honey.

  • Simply Irresistible shop

    Take your sweet tooth to this historic shop in downtown Branson. Fill up on old-fashioned hard candy sold by the pound, and enjoy flavored popcorn and coffee.

  • Big Cedar Lodge

    Get that wilderness feeling on Table Rock Lake, just minutes from the Strip. Golfers, the resort has a Nicklaus-designed course.

  • Hannah's Maze of Mirrors

    Send your little ones on a mirrored maze mission to help the once-vain Princess unlock her fate. They'll giggle their way through archways and turns, where characters help out with riddles and hints.

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Branson Vacation Packages

1 Honeysuckle Inn & Conference Center

3 stars
3.6 / 5 100 reviews

3598 Sheperd of the Hills Expressway Map

Family and business-friendly Branson inn with complimentary breakfast Situated in Branson within walking distance of theaters, restaurants, shopping and attractions, Honeysuckle Inn and Conference Center has indoor and outdoor pools – the latter with a spacious,... More

Hotel only $57

2 Westgate Branson Woods Resort and Cabins

3 stars
3.6 / 5 224 reviews

2201 Roark Valley Road Map

Winter Sale 15%

Ozarks resort nestled among 145 forested acres Westgate Branson Woods, in the Ozark Mountains, features hotel rooms, condos, and cabins amid 145 wooded acres. The hotel offers access to sparkling lakes, championship golf courses, theme parks, outlet malls, and live... More

Hotel only $49

3 The Suites at Fall Creek

3 stars
3.9 / 5 282 reviews

1 Fall Creek Drive Map

1nt save 25 % Off NR

Lakeside Branson family getaway with swimming, spa tub and tennis Situated on placid Lake Taneycomo in Branson, Mo., the family-friendly Suites at Fall Creek boasts both conveniences of home and perks of a well-equipped hotel. There's plenty of space to relax and keep fit... More

Hotel only $67

4 Best Western Center Pointe Inn

3 stars
3.8 / 5 32 reviews

3215 W. Highway 76 Map

Save 11% on your stay

Branson hotel in heart of entertainment with complimentary breakfast Perched in the heart of the entertainment district of Branson, Mo., Best Western Center Point Inn is a cost-conscious choice for families and business travelers alike. On site amenities include a... More

5 Lodge at the Falls Branson

3 stars
3.7 / 5 40 reviews

3245 Falls Parkway Map

Stay 3 nights 35% off

The Lodge at the Falls is conveniently located and quietly nestled in the Ozark Mountains just off the world famous "76 Strip". The Lodge at the Falls offers Clean Quiet rooms with many amenities such as In-Room coffee, microwaves, refrigerators, safes, Hair... More

Hotel only $109

6 Surreys' Carriage Place

3 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

430 Missouri 165 Map

Featuring free Wi-Fi along with indoor and outdoor pools on site, the Branson Theater District is one mile from Surreys' Carriage Place. Each guest accommodation includes a full kitchen and washer/dryer.Living and dining areas are provided in every guest accommodation at... More

Hotel only $83

7 Hotel Grand Victorian

3 stars
4.8 / 5 6 reviews

2325 West Hwy 76 Map

Centrally located on the 76 Strip, less than 3 miles from world class shopping at the Branson Landing, and walking distance from all of the best shows, restaurants, and attractions. We offer year round swimming in our gazebo pool house with a large whirlpool and... More

Hotel only $89

8 Capital Resorts Carriage Place

3 stars
4.0 / 5 27 reviews

430 State Highway 165 South Map

Branson resort with luxuries, including two pools, hot tubs and golf Just a country two-step from the famed 76 strip, the amenity-laden Carriage Place at Grand Crowne Resorts still feels worlds away from the action. Condo-like one-, two- and three-bedroom rooms feature... More

Hotel only $135

9 Thousand Hills Golf Resort

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

245 South Wildwood Drive Map

Situated in the heart of Branson, only minutes from exciting live entertainment, fabulous dining and tremendous shopping opportunities, Thousand Hills Golf Resort offers a variety of choices for the Branson visitor looking for more than just a room. If you are looking for... More

10 Castle Rock Resort and Waterpark

3 stars
2.9 / 5 21 reviews

3001 Green Mountain Dr. Map

Castle Rock Resort and Waterpark is located in beautiful Branson, Missouri and provides guests with an unforgettable all-in-one resort destination with friendly service and fun activities for all ages. They offer an indoor/outdoor waterpark, on-site restaurant, 24-hour... More

Branson highlights

  • Branson
  • Strip 76 Country Boulevard

    Birthplace of Presley's Country Jubilee, this presents visitors with everything from Country and Gospel to Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theatre and Andy Williams Moon River Theatre.

  • Silver Dollar City

    This Missouri wonderland is filled with family fun stuff: water rides, roller coasters, Marvel Cave and the world's largest treehouse.

  • Branson Duck Tour

    Quack up on a guided boat tour through the heart of the Ozarks, from Country Music Boulevard to Baird Mountain, Lake Taneycomo, and the Table Rock Dam.

  • Shepherd of the Hills

    Watch thousands of fish on a feeding frenzy at the fish hatchery, or zipline on the Vigilante. Horseback ride through wildflower trails or visit Old Matt's Cabin. Plan your visit during Christmas to experience the Trail of Lights -- a magical route aglitter with lights, festive displays and life-size animations.

  • Dixie Stampede

    Maybe you were raised not to play during mealtime, but make an exception for this Dolly Parton attraction. Watch dozens of horses and riders perform daring feats as you dine.

  • Baldknobbers Jamboree Theatre

    Tap your toes and laugh out loud as singers, musicians and jokesters strut their stuff, from country classics to side-splitting comedy.

  • Branson Scenic Railway

    Ladies put on your party dress, gents your three-piece suit. Make like it's 1940 on a narrated dining trip from historic downtown Branson through the countryside.

  • Table Rock State Park

    Check out Branson's rugged side. Hike oak- and hickory-filled trails dotted with waterfalls and mountain streams. Go fishing, scuba diving or camping.

  • The New Shanghai Theatre

    See exotic circus treasures of the Orient from Chinese yo-yo to bicycle tricks, a chair stack, human tops and more.

  • Whitewater Park

    Get soaked body surfing down Kalani Towers, and plunge into the darkness on the fast-paced Bermuda Triangle. Make like its Hawaii on the Aloha River at Hula Hula Bay, or bring the tykes for pint-sized adventure at Little Squirts Water Works.