Spring Break is the perfect time to get away to beautiful Branson, Missouri. You’ll have a blast at the many exciting shows and attractions, and the wide variety of restaurants in Branson will assure that you can go somewhere different every night. There are so many things to do in Branson that you’ll never get bored!
For stunning feats of balance, agility, and coordination, make a visit to the Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai at the Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theater. The show’s immensely talented cast of over 40 well-trained performers each have a unique skill that they showcase for their audience. Their incredible stunts include jumping through and dancing with hoops, plate spinning, balancing on moving bicycles, and so much more. Contortionists bend their bodies into the most intricate of shapes and acrobats climb towering stacks of precariously balanced chairs. The experience is made even more unbelievable by the colorful, detailed costumes and beautiful sets! The cast rotates each season, so even if you’ve seen the Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai in years past, there will surely be something new on your next visit!
If you’re an animal lover, the National Tiger Sanctuary is the place for you. This non-profit rescue organization for big cats is one of the largest of it’s kind in the country, and is home to over 20 tigers, lions, leopards and other exotic cats. The sanctuary was designed to give the animals who live there plenty of room to roam and play, and the professional and passionate staff are devoted to making sure the animals receive the highest standard of care. The staff will lead you on an educational and entertaining guided tour, where you will learn all about the animals and see them up close. On some of the more in-depth tours, you can even feed the animals yourself!
For a variety show unlike anything else you’ll see in Branson, make sure to schedule a visit to Hamner’s Unbelievable Variety show! This show combines mind-blowing magic and illusions, powerful musical numbers, stunning acrobatics, and a hilarious comedy act, all to bring you a show you’ll never forget. Dave and Denise Hamner have headlined magic shows all over the world, and even performed on NBC’s World’s Greatest Magic. Their mind-blowing original illusions will leave you stunned, and their performance with their majestic exotic birds is not to be missed. Impressionist Jeff Brandt will leave you in stitches, and the cast of dancers and acrobats will perform physical acts of wonder you will have to see to believe!
Branson Landing is a great place to shop until you drop! With over 100 different shops to choose from, you’ll be able to find everything you want in one convenient place. From small, upscale boutiques like Francesca’s and Runway Seven to well-respected chains like Belk and J. Jill, you’re sure to find an outfit for any occasion. If you’re looking for a unique gift for that special someone, make sure to stop by Brookstone or Earthbound Trading Company. When you get hungry, you’ll be able to grab a bite to eat at one of the Landing’s many restaurants. Whether it’s Joe’s Crab Shack, Famous Dave’s Barbeque, or the Black Oak Grill, there is something at Branson Landing for every taste.
The IMAX Entertainment Complex is one of Branson’s premiere locations for shows, movies, dining, and shopping. The live shows at the IMAX just can’t be beat. Their tributes to Marty Robbins, John Denver, and George Jones will have you remembering songs from days gone by, and local favorites Petersen Family Bluegrass and the Sons of Britches will give you a taste of music in the Ozarks. You can also take in some of Hollywood’s most exciting big screen movies in the Elite Cinema III, with it’s comfortable seating and top-notch sound system. The IMAX screen is home to select Hollywood films and original productions specially made for the huge IMAX screen. Several unique shops line the IMAX’s main lobby, and you’ll find plenty of beautiful leather goods, decadent jewelry, and one-of-a-kind gift items to take home.
There are so many fun things to do in Branson, Missouri, you’ll have a hard time choosing only a few of them to do while you’re here on Spring Break. No matter what activities you choose, you’ll make memories in Branson that will last a lifetime!