When you think “show business”, you’re likely to imagine the neon streets of Broadway, but would you believe that Branson, MO actually boasts more theatre seats than that famed stretch? It’s true -- and it’s just one of the surprising reasons Branson has become a tourist haven. Known for the singers, dancers and performers that call 76 Country Boulevard home, each Branson stage offers up its own brand of live music, comedy and family entertainment. Among these, the enormous sets of the Sight & Sound Theatre are arguably the best known, and are a must-see.
That’s not all there is to Branson though, as the surrounding nature provides incredible opportunities to get outdoors. The city is surrounded by three fantastic lakes to spend a day out on the water. Reel in a championship bass at Table Rock Lake, a local favorite for boating, swimming and water sports. Feed the fish at the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, go for a hike through the Mark Twain National Forest or snap a photo at the rock bluffs in Dogwood Canyon. For a unique experience, head below ground to Marvel Cave and feel your way through the twisting spires and hanging formations.
Comb through the specialty shops and boutiques in the historic downtown district where you’ll find everything from modern fashions to one-of-a-kind collectibles. Learn about the world’s most famous shipwreck at the Titanic Museum, or consider the rescued relics at the Veteran’s Memorial Museum. Whether taking in a live show, paddling across a lake or peering into the past, you’ll rest easy knowing you’re staying with an IHG hotel. With welcoming staff, comfortable beds and convenient locations, you’ll enjoy the best value at the best price without ever being far from the chance to discover something new.