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With numerous live venues in the city's Theatre District, Branson has a well-deserved reputation as a regional entertainment hub. The Jim Stafford Theatre stands as one of the more popular venues, where visitors can see Jim Stafford's classic stage show—which combines music and comedy—or tribute shows.
With numerous entertainment options, from movies and live performances to great shopping, Branson's IMAX Entertainment Complex offers something for everyone. Highlights include a larger-than-life IMAX theater, diverse eateries, and the Little Opry Theatre, where you can find some of Branson's best performers gracing the stage.
Set among 16 acres (6 hectares) in Branson, Missouri, the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center & Theatre is an architectural gem and a landmark theater. The state-of-the-art facility hosts a wide variety of live shows, including music, magic, variety shows, and the ever-popular annual Andy Williams Ozark Mountain Christmas Show.
Branson Famous Theatre is known for its diverse lineup of shows that range from musical groups to top-notch illusionists to comedy revues. This performance space just off of Branson’s famous Highway 76 generally hosts three different live acts at a time and offers multiple performances every week.
Located in Branson, the King’s Castle Theatre is named after owner and theater producer David King. Formerly the Bobby Vinton Theatre and the Branson Variety Theatre, the venue has hosted some of the biggest and most popular acts to appear in Branson. It’s well-known for the high quality and production of its shows.
Acrobats Theatre in Branson, Missouri, is home to the Acrobats of China show, a unique entertainment unlike any other in town. See performances filled with traditional acrobatics, including ball tricks, aerial displays, and hoop diving, presented by troupes from mainland China in an engaging, family-friendly program.
Visitors interested in the history of American music shouldn't miss the National Blues Museum in St. Louis—an institution honoring the legacy of the blues, from field hollers to the recording studio. Exhibits on everything from the form's evolution to famous musicians, plus historic photos and costumes, bring the history to life.
Whether you visit in midwinter or peak summer, enjoy a full-fledged water park experience at CoCo Key Water Resort in Kansas City. This indoor park offers numerous features, such as an arcade, kid-friendly jungle gym, and towering slides that propel riders in darkness. CoCo Key is ideal for families and thrill-seekers alike.
Branson’s country music lovers find some of the best music in the region at the 210-seat Little Opry Theatre. The intimate performing arts space stages everything from original shows to classic tributes such as the Glen Campbell Songbook.
The Grand Country Music Hall in Branson, Missouri offers a variety of family-friendly shows multiple times a day throughout the year. Take in one of the theater’s two country music shows, enjoy a gospel group or vocal quartet, have fun at a comedy show, or take the kids to an animal show featuring trained dogs, cats, and birds.
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From country and soul to classic rock and roll tribute shows, there's diverse live entertainment on two stages at Jerry Presley's God and Country Theatre, owned by Elvis Presley's cousin. Visit the theater, located on Branson's busy 76 Strip, to see one or more of its 15 different shows.
The Missouri Botanical Garden, founded in 1859, is the oldest continuously operating botanical garden in the country and a National Historic Landmark. The garden’s 79 acres (32 hectares) include an impressive Japanese strolling garden, one of the world’s largest collections of orchids, and some 4,800 trees.
Branson's Wild World is part aquarium, part zoo, and part theme park—all under one roof. Kid-friendly activities include mini-golf and 3D movies, while animal lovers of all ages find creatures such as wolves and sharks. With its convenient location, Wild World is a great indoor destination for the whole family.
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