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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Outlet Mall
“Just like any Tanger outlet, plenty of shopping to do here! You can find some good deals during major holidays!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“BillyGail's Cafe is Branson's best dining choice for the big appetite! Their specialty is breakfast, served until their afternoon closing time -- pancakes the size of hubcaps, Texas toast French toast, omelettes that'll make you drool -- this isn't food for the faint of heart -- this is generous-sized eats that'll fill you up for hours! And it's not just the breakfast that's incredible; you'll love the sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, sides, and other delectable delights! Fabulous food and unbeatable customer service, the kind that might just include a hug from the owner -- it's like you're an old friend the first time you meet! Quaint country-style decor -- believe it or not, this cafe was once a service station -- with cozy seating and subtle touches that make you feel right at home. Friendly cautions: bring cash as cards are not accepted, expect to wait a few minutes for a table during peak breakfast and lunch times, and parking is limited, so be patient -- but don't forget, your dining experience is more than worth the wait! Is it time for breakfast...time for lunch? Do yourself, and your appetite, a huge favor and head out West Highway 76, where you'll find the place -- it's just a hop, skip, and a jump down Highway's the delightfully friendly and portion-generous, BillyGail's Cafe!”
  • 24 locals recommend
“Dogwood Canyon Nature Park stretches across the Missouri-Arkansas border, just south of Branson, MO.Nature preserve open for hiking, biking, fishing & tram tours, with a cafe.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“It's an amusement park! Why wouldn't I recommend this place! Especially around Christmas as the park has over 6.5 million Christmas lights! A beautiful sight to see!”
  • 26 locals recommend
“Danna's Bar-B-Que & Burger Shop in Branson is consistently ranked by locals as THE place to get a burger! And it's not just the burger quality that's built a loyal Danna's following; everything on the menu is a hit, including the pork sausage, and fried catfish plates, the patty melt, and the Big Big Pig sandwich. Even the salads are hearty and satisfying! Specialties include the BBQ Nachos and the Stuffed Baked Potato that comes topped with your choice of meat. And what has endured as a favorite year after year? That would be the Memphis Rolls - so much so they was voted "Most Yummy" by 417 Magazine of Springfield, Missouri! These tender, chewy bits of bread heaven are fried sourdough rolls with a melted butter incredibly tasty, they sinful! There are three locations of Danna's - you'll find this one on Highway 165 next door to the Fall Creek Inn. Branson locals, and all the visitors who have followed everyone's suggestions and tried it, will tell you the only place for BBQ and a really good burger in Branson, is Danna's Bar-B-Que & Burger Shop!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Everything's good at El Lago but try their fajita, steak burrito or seafood quesadila. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Big Box Store
“Avoid the Branson traffic if you need make a Wal-Mart run and turn left at the Indian Point stoplight toward Branson West. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
“Table Rock Lake is a very pristine lake that offers swimming, fishing and boating activities. It has about 800 miles of shoreline. Boat rental for the day is available at Indian Point Marina ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Food is ok, but the shows are fun. Take the earlier cruise to see the lake during the daylight (you'll get an intermission break and can go watch). ”
  • 14 locals recommend
“Located within a short drive of Branson's attractions and entertainment, this lake offers a public marina, boat rentals, parasailing, scuba diving and rides on a 48-foot catamaran. This popular park offers picnicking, camping, a yurt and a mountain biking trail.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This is a spectacular Ferris Wheel that originally came from Chicago. The light show at night, over 16,000 color changing LED lights, is a must see. Incredible. The brochure says "Ride 125 years of history." Over 240 people can ride the Wheel at the same time. The Wheel makes over 100 revolutions every day. It stands over 150 feet tall. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
“Catch a good band, enjoy dinner and a view of the lake, and chat up the friendly locals over a beer or cocktail at The Lake House.”
  • 7 locals recommend
“Bring your sun lotion, Beach towels and enjoy the beautiful Table Rock Lake. You might even see the Branson Bell float on By.”
  • 11 locals recommend
“A wonderful historic museum dedicated to the Titanic. It has actual items from the Titanic. There is a replica of the Titanic that I recall cost more money to make than the actual ship. This really is an amazing place to take your older kids.”
  • 11 locals recommend
“Don't forget to try their steak. They'll bring you a big stone that you will cook it yourself, right in front of you. Also a good place to go later in the evening for live music and drinks.”
  • 9 locals recommend
General Travel
“Every time we are in town, we rent a pontoon boat and go tubing with the kids. Great service and great boats. If you are up for some excitement, ask where the the cliffs are, but jump at your own risk.”
  • 10 locals recommend