Table Rock Dam
This massive engineering structure was completed in 1958 and created Table Rock Lake. You can at the park
just below the dam to watch the
powerful structure hold back the waters of the White River. It is the perfect spot to view the workings of the dam and
the power generating plant. There are also walking trails and good spots for a picnic. Designed,
built and operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Table Rock Dam and Lake has become a paradise for boaters,
scuba divers, campers and fishermen alike.
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery
One of Branson's most popular tourist
sites is located below Table Rock Dam. The visitor's center has some beautiful aquariums displaying Missouri's game fish
and information about the history and running of the dam and the hatchery. A
walk through the trout hatchery (which raises over a million rainbow and brown trout yearly) is an especially big hit
with families. These trout are stocked in the cold waters of Lake Taneycomo below Table Rock Dam. Hatchery tours are
given throughout the summer months.
Dewey Short Visitor's Center
Located 6 miles west of US Hwy 65 on State Hwy 165 at the south end of Table Rock Dam. The nature center features three films and displays of the local flora
and fauna. On
the grounds, you may enjoy the day by picnicking, swimming, sunbathing, scuba diving or fishing along the shoreline. If
you arrive by boat, take advantage of the courtesy dock that is located on the Visitors Center grounds. The Center is
open 7 days per week, 9am - 5pm, from April 1 - October 31.
Table Rock Lakeshore Trail
This beautiful trail is 2.2 miles long and runs from the Dewey Short Visitor Center to the Table Rock State Park Marina.
As you bike or hike the trail in the spring you will view dogwood, serviceberry and redbud trees in bloom as well as many wildflower species. During
the fall season, visitors are treated to nature's colorful fall foliage. The trail also offers beautiful views of Table
Rock Lake. The trail will take you by the Showboat Branson Belle, and it also takes you through Table Rock State Park
which offers many additional recreation opportunities.
Head south on Hwy 165, cross Table Rock Dam and go approximately 3 miles and you will find great view of Branson, the
mountains, Table Rock Lake, the dam and Lake Taneycomo. Another great place to view the scenes and sites of Branson is the Henning State Forest Lookout, about 2 miles West of town
on W. Hwy 76.
Lakeside Forrest Wilderness Area
In the heart of Branson hikers looking for a nature escape can find 130 acres of wooded and rugged hill country allow
you a retreat from the bustle of Branson. Both visitors and local citizens can enjoy this unique park with its two
woodland trails that wind through forest, along bluffs and across glades. The park is open daily from 7am to 7pm
in the summer months and 7am to 5pm through the winter.
College of the Ozarks
You won't find a more picturesque campus with interesting and educational sites of interest. Signs proclaim this mountain college "Hard Work U", owing to the 15 hours per
week each student must work (for tuition) in one of over 80 campus work areas. Students maintain the lovely and you are
welcome to enjoy the walking paths, a pond with swans and fountains, and many spots other that are great for pictures. Edwards Mill
gives free tours of this student-operated 1880's
grist mill which produces several products you can buy on site. Visit the Ralph Foster Museum and see the original
Beverly Hillbillies car. This museum houses the area's best collections of Ozarks history. (Modest Admission Fee)
The student-run Keeter Center Restaurant, serves fine country-style cooking.
Waterfront - Lake Taneycomo
Located in old downtown Branson and along the boardwalk at Branson Landing is a beautiful area on the waterfront that is
beautiful for short walks. You can fish off the docks, feed the ducks and geese for a few pennies, stroll through the park, the
dockside art galleries, or just sit and enjoy the view of the clear waters, rugged cliffs. Don't miss the clip-clop
of horses and carriages passing by.
Downtown is where Branson got its start around 1888. It's a shopping and entertainment destination with the flavor of an old time Main Street, preserved building facades, brick sidewalks and Victorian lamp posts. Visitors from near and far
will find a unique shopping opportunity in Downtown Branson's 60 retail stores. Visitors can also enjoy a wide range of
dining choices and 19 historic points of interest. Everywhere downtown, whether you are strolling down the brick lined
sidewalks, riding in an old-time horse drawn carriage, or relaxing on the Downtown Discovery Trolley, your imagination
steps back to a simpler time.
God and Country Inspirational Gardens
Come and reflect on God, family and our Country. Enjoy 6 ponds with fountains and waterfalls, a small cedar chapel, covered
area for performances, many flower beds, a winding path along the landscape and a display of the Ten Commandments.
Stone Hill Winery
The Stone Hill Winery entertains thousands of guests each year with a fascinating, historical and often humorous look at
Enjoy a sparkling hour of wine making on this free tour, which ends with some fine wine tasting. (Grape juice for the
Free Sunday Shows
Several of the Branson theaters open their doors Sunday mornings for some good old gospel get-togethers, Ozark style.
Hear some of your favorite Branson entertainers and musicians doing traditional gospel music. You'll mix informally with
other tourists, Branson locals, and you'll spot Branson celebrities both on stage and in the audience, although they
unannounced. Several enjoy taking to the stage and sharing a word about their faith. Some theaters host worship services
complete with preaching and testimonies.
At the heart of
Branson Landing is a vibrant town square terracing down to the spectacular fountain show that features the
first-ever merging of water, fire, light and music. You will be amazed by the dazzling interplay of water Fountains
shooting 120-foot geysers and fire cannons blasting, all choreographed to light and music. Branson Landing also presents
the Concert Series with performances in Town Square and Monday Night Movies at 9pm. Great names, great performances. The
schedule of activities is available at BransonLanding.com. For other evening entertainment
at Branson Landing check out the music at Ernie Biggs - great
food and features dueling pianos in a fun atmosphere, ensuring a great time. You will also enjoy an evening at Shorty
Small's Dockside Pub where you will listen to great live music performed nightly, Wednesday through Friday.
It doesn't cost anything just to look! Branson is one of America's top shopping destinations. The outlet malls, Tanger
Outlet Mall, Factory Shoppes at Branson Meadows, and Factory Merchants Outlet Mall, house over 200 stores. In addition,
Branson several theme malls featuring antiques, demonstrating master craftsmen, country crafts, or flea markets.
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