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Branson Hightlights & Fast Facts
  • Branson is located in Taney County, 35 miles South of Springfield, in Southwest Missouri.
  • Branson was named for Reuben Branson, operator of a general store in the area in the 1880s.
  • Located on the shore of Lake Taneycomo, Branson is also close to Table Rock Lake and Bull Shoals Lake. All three lakes were formed by dams along the White River.
  • Branson is conveniently located within a day's drive of one-third of the country's population.
  • The Branson Airport LLC (BKG) is approximately 8 miles from Branson. 
  • The Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) is approximately 55 miles from Branson.
  • 7,435 people reside in the city of Branson (2005 census).
  • Branson is 19 square miles.
  • Millions of visitors travel to Branson annually and tourism is the area's chief industry.
  • Branson is a year-round destination with most venues open mid-March through the end of December.
  • Average weather details:
    • From December to February, daytime temperatures average in the 40s and drop to the 20s or teens overnight.
    • March and November have average highs in the 60s with lows in the 30s.
    • April and October have highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s.
    • Expect the most rain in May when the average rainfall is nearly five inches.
    • From June to September it is quite warm.
    • July and August are the hottest months with temperatures in the high 90s and low 100s.
  • There are 268 restaurants in Branson.
  • There are 50 theaters in Branson with 59,757 seats (Branson boasts most theater seats than New York City's Broadway district).
  • Branson offers more than 100 shows! Audiences can enjoy performances throughout the day with breakfast shows, matinees and evening performances to select from.
  • There is a wide variety of entertainment in Branson: country, pop, swing, rock n' roll, gospel, classical and Broadway-style music productions along with comedy and magic shows.
  • For the shopper, Branson is home to three outlet shopping malls with more than 200 retailers. Also, historic downtown Branson is a delightful area with over 100 retailers including boutiques and specialty stores.
  • Branson Landing offers 95 acres of exciting shopping, anchored by Bass Pro Shops and Belk department store, plus eclectic dining options. At the heart of the Landing is a town square for festivals and music events. The square features a spectacular fountain show that synchronizes water, light, sound and fire. Branson Landing also offers a scenic boardwalk along the 1.5-mile Taneycomo waterfront.
  • Branson is home to three scenic and flourishing lakes offering boating, parasailing, jet skiing, snorkeling, tubing, swimming and more.
  • All three lakes are ideal for fishing: Table Rock Lake offers world-class bass fishing, Lake Taneycomo offers superb trout fishing, and Bull Shoal's Lake is great for tournament bass fishing.
  • Located in the Ozark Mountains, Branson is ideal for canoeing, camping, hiking, biking, bird watching and adventurous exploration at large for everyone from the casual observer to a seasoned outdoor enthusiast.
  • Thirteen golf courses (8 championship) provide great golfing opportunities in Branson.