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Branson Nightlife

Branson is famous for its live shows, but when the lights go down in the theaters you can still find plenty of things to do here. Ditch the strip and head to Branson Landing, 100 Branson Landing Blvd., a shopping and dining complex on the shore of Lake Taneycomo. Whether you're on a family vacation, date night or out with friends, you're sure to find fun places to go in this walkable district.

Andy B's Bowl Social, 405 Branson Landing Blvd., is a great option if you’re looking for things to do with kids. Bowling is next level here with lounge seating and interactive features. There are games galore including virtual reality, billiards, foosball and board games. And forget blah bowling alley snacks—Andy B’s serves a full menu of food and drinks you can enjoy in the restaurant or lane-side. Phone (417) 213-8631.

At Big Whiskey's, in the Hilton Promenade at 301 Branson Landing Blvd., watch your favorite sport on more than 25 TVs inside or on the outdoor patio. Whiskey fans can choose from more than 120 varieties or sample a flight of four. A creative cocktail menu offers classics, originals and even low-calorie "Skinny Sippers." Phone (417) 334-4478.

The Paddlewheel, 9 S. Boardwalk, is a floating restaurant where you can relax on a lakeside patio, watch sports on a 200-inch screen inside or hit the dance floor at "Rock the Dock," which features DJs, live bands and open mic on select nights. Phone (417) 239-1324.

The days of bootleggers running whiskey through the hills may be long gone, but you can sip a little Ozarks history at Smith Creek Moonshine, 1209 Branson Landing Blvd. Sample traditional moonshine and unique flavors such as Lemon Lime and Chocolate Silk, and follow up with a gourmet burger and funnel cake fries. A retail shop offers bottled moonshine, specialty food items and more. Phone (800) 441-5053

Waxy O'Shea's, 235 Branson Landing, brings Dublin to the Ozarks with its Irish pub atmosphere, large draft beer selection and a menu offering traditional fare such as beer cheese soup and bangers and mash along with burgers, sandwiches and salads. Happy hour specials and live entertainment add to the fun. Phone (417) 348-1759.

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Travel Information

City Population

10, 520


722 ft.

Sales Tax

The Branson/Lakes area levies general retail sales, tourism sales and food and beverage sales taxes based on three different jurisdictions: Branson Landing/downtown, citywide and Branson Hills. General retail sales taxes range from 8.6 to 9.6 percent; sales that include a tourism sales tax range from 11.6 to 12.6 percent; food and beverage sales taxes range from 8.975 to 9.975 percent.



Police (non-emergency)

(417) 334-3300

Time and Temperature

(417) 336-5000


Skaggs Regional Medical Center, (417) 335-7000; CoxHealth Cox North (Springfield, Mo.), (417) 269-3000; CoxHealth Cox South (Springfield, Mo.), (417) 269-6000; Mercy Hospital (Springfield, Mo.), (417) 820-2000.

Visitor Information

269 SR 248 Branson, MO 65615. Phone:(417)334-4084 or (800)214-3661

Air Travel

(BKG), 1 mile south of the Hollister exit off US 65, east on Branson Creek Boulevard, then following signs to 4000 Branson Airport Blvd., is served by Buzz Airways and Frontier and handles commercial and general aviation; phone (417) 334-7813.

Rental Cars

Hertz, which only operates out of Springfield-Branson National Airport, offers discounts to AAA members; phone (417) 597-5313, (800) 654-3131 or (800) 654-3080. Rental cars are available at Branson Airport.


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Cab companies include Jerry’s Shuttle, (417) 348-1419; and Checker Cab, City Cabs and Yellow Cab, all of which can be reached at (417) 332-2227 (Branson Cab Service).

Public Transportation

Unless you're part of a motor coach tour, getting around Branson is much easier if you have your own vehicle. One convenient alternative to driving is a free ride aboard the Downtown Trolley. The red-and-gold, hop-on and hop-off trolley makes 12 stops in the historic downtown area, including two stops at Branson Landing. It operates daily 9-6, Mar.-Dec.; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Trolley maps are available at downtown retail locations and at the Downtown Branson Betterment Association, 112 W. College St.; phone (417) 334-1548 or (866) 523-1190.

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