Branson City Facts
|Country||USA (United States of America)|
|Total Area||16.3 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||36.6436° N, 93.2183° W|
|Time Zone||CST (UTC−06:00)|
|Major Religion||Roman Catholic, Christian|
|Museums||Titanic Museum, Veterans Memorial Museum – Branson, World’s Largest Toy Museum, Hollywood Wax Museum|
Branson Missouri is known as the “Family Friendly Las Vegas”. Branson MO is also famous as the “Live Music Capital of the World”. With an area of 42.3 sq.km, Branson is located in Taney County in Missouri. Branson was named after one of the earliest entrepreneurs in the area, a storekeeper and merchant called Rueben Branson. Originally planned as a center for shipment of Lumber, Branson today, is a preferred travel destination because of it’s scenic beauty, excellent golf courses, retail haven and activities like fly fishing and water sports.
The city has both budget accommodations as well as cheap accommodations that contain plenty of rooms available with nominal rates. Chateau on the Lake Resort, Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club at Branson, Clarion Hotel at the Palace, Savannah House Hotel, Still Waters Resort, Whispering Hills Inn, Branson’s Best Motel, Thousand Hills Resort and Golf Club, Fairfield Branson at the Meadows, Mountain Vista Resort, Comfort Inn & Suites , Comfort Inn at Thousand Hills, Mountain Music Inn, Branson’s Yellow Rose, Pointe Royale Resort and Lilleys’ Landing are the famous hotels in the city.
Located in the Ozark Mountains, Branson’s climate is temperate. The four seasons have distinctive weather. The Summer months of June, July and August are warm and humid with annual high temperatures reaching 90 o F. Spring and Autumn have moderate temperatures. Spring lasts from April to May and there are occasional thunderstorms. Autumn comes in September and October and the foliage changes from green to brilliant shades of rust. Average temperatures range between 50 to 60 o F. Winter months are relatively cool with occasional snowfall. December to February has the lowest temperatures.
Originally intended as a lumber transportation yard, Branson came into being in the 1880s. Named after local business owner and proprietor of the local post office, Branson was famous for it’s tomato canning industry. In 1903, plans were made to establish Branson as an industrial center. However 1904 onwards, Branson gained fame as a tourist destination after the Marvel Caves and a book called “The Shepherd of the Hills” popularized the area. 1914 saw the civic authorities install camping grounds on Lake Taneycomo and set up a bathing beach. In 1959, Branson became a draw for vaudeville audiences with it’s first production, The Baldknobbers Hillbilly Jamboree Show.
Places to Visit
silver Dollar City, Marvel Cave, Celebration City, Dixie Stampede, White Water Branson, Showboat Branson Belle, The Shepherd of the Hills, Mickey Gilley, Yakov Smirnoff, Stone Hill Winery, Ride The Ducks, Branson’s American Star, The Tracks, Splash Country are the main vacation destinations in the city. The Titanic Museum, Branson Landing, Pinnacle Peak, Eureka Springs Arkansas, Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo, Bull Shoals are the entertainment as well as recreational centers in the city. Hiking through nature trails that wind through forests and skirt the lakes’ shorelines, spelunking or cave exploration, White Water theme park, Bumper cars, amusement park rides and many other youthful activities include the outdoor activities offered by the city.