1984 Highway 165 Welk Resort Centre Branson, MO 65616 +1 417 337 7469
If you decide to take in a show at this theater, located at the Welk Resort of Branson, you will feel as though you are on the set of the famous Lawrence Welk show. With 2,300 seats, there really is not a bad seat in the house. The stage is accented with chandeliers, chiffon curtains and a formal bandstand. The performers include many of the cast members who appeared on the television show, such as The Lennon Sisters, Joe Feeney and Jo Ann Castle. The orchestra plays big band standards and Broadway tunes as well as polkas and waltzes.
415 State Highway 265 Chateau on the Lake Branson, MO 65616 +1 417 334 1161
The waters of Table Rock Lake reflect the emerald sky all day and shimmer in the moonlight all night, providing a backdrop for one of Branson's finest dining experiences. Be prepared to spare no expense at this restaurant, where wood paneling and marble veneer mix to create an opulent environment. Chef Doug Knopp has been called a master by writers and reviewers, and for good reason. His sorghum-glazed salmon, caper-whipped potatoes, and beets glazed in lemon butter and honey have received national attention. Dinner entrees are pricey, ranging from $20-38, but this is a four-diamond hotel and restaurant. Knopp's desserts are also nationally acclaimed. The local favorite is the Southern Pecan tort ($9.50).
3454 West State Highway 76 Branson, MO 65616 +1 417 332 2772
For many years this theater was the Branson home to Boxcar Willie, but when he became ill in 1998, the Duttons took it over and have since changed the name. Other things are changing too. The decor no longer consists primarily of railroad memorabilia; although some of that still remains, the interior is slowly being transformed to fit the new performers. One thing that has not changed, however, is the style of music performed here: country and western. The Dutton Family is very talented, and their singing and dancing will have you tapping your feet and clapping your hands. This is a great show to catch while you are in town.
3455 West Highway 76 Branson, MO 65616 +1 417 334 3210
This theater sits right in the center of the Branson music district. With comfortable seating for nearly 1,000 guests, state-of-the-art lighting, a great sound system and two of the most popular artists in town, the venue is usually sold out. You can see Mickey Gilley perform his top hits here every evening at 8p. With his honky-tonk piano playing and his flashy costumes, Gilley puts on is quite a show. At 10a, you can catch the morning show with singer and songwriter Jim Owen.
2805 State Highway 76 Branson, MO 65616 +1 417 334 4929
This popular sweet shop is a great place to visit after a show, or for that matter, any time your sweet tooth begins to ache. The interior is decorated in 1950s Americana, complete with a Wurlitzer jukebox. On the menu are pies, cobblers and cakes made with fresh fruit. However, the real draw here is the soda fountain, where dozens of flavors confound your ability to decide what you want. Hard ice cream is also available in more than 50 flavors, and the banana splits are most excellent.
3269 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway Quality Inn Hotel Branson, MO 65616 +1 417 335 6776
This wonderful little cafe is located in the Quality Inn, and if you are looking for great food in a relaxed atmosphere, this is the place to go. The menu includes a number of appetizers and salads if you are looking for something on the lighter side. For something heavier, try one of the gourmet pizzas, which come with your choice of toppings for less than $10. In addition, the hamburgers here are some of the best in town. The lounge is a great place to stop after a show at the nearby IMAX Entertainment Complex or Shoji Tabuchi Theatre.
This multi-theater movie complex shows all the latest releases in modern comfort and style. The parking lot has plenty of space, and the lobby is big and spacious. Each auditorium has stadium seating, so there is never a bad seat in the house. The digital surround sound makes the experience quite realistic. Discount pricing is offered on all movies before 6p. If you arrive a little early and have extra time on your hands, there is a video arcade in the lobby.
661 South John Q. Hammons Parkway Missouri State University Springfield, MO 65807 +1 417 836 5772/+1 417 836 7678
Housed in the sprawling Missouri State University, the John Q. Hammons Student Center was constructed to meet the recreational needs of students, staff members, faculty and alumni, and serve as a venue for intercollegiate events and athletic programs. This is where MSU plays their home matches. Basketball, volleyball, concerts, swim events, racquetball, and community events are the toast of this place. Note: No cameras are allowed during concerts.
2527 State Highway 248 Branson, MO 65616 +1 417 335 4241
Branson is home to 40 fabulous theaters! Tri-Lakes Community Theater stars productions by locals and professionals. Members of the Branson music industry and traditional community theater enthusiasts also make a significant contribution to the events held here. Three plays are presented annually between January and February. The major productions lined up for this year are The Follies, Big River, and Bus Stop.
3562 Shepherd Of The Hills Expressway Branson's IMAX Entertainment Complex Branson, MO 65616 +1 417 335 4832
To enjoy a movie in a lovely atmosphere, walk into this cinema that offers three screens for your viewing pleasure. Each hall is fitted with large seats (arranged in stadium style) with good leg room, and hi-tech sound systems. Don't forget to pick some snack and a cola before you head to the screening hall. Check the website to know more about the movie timings. Call +1 800 419 4832 (Toll Free).