Branson began as an industrial center in the early 1900s, but the first hotels sprouted up in 1912 after the idea of bringing visitors to the area was introduced.
Shortly after Table Rock Dam was finished in 1958, Silver Dollar City and Shepherd of the Hills sprang up and became popular attractions, which still bring visitors to the area today.
Table Rock Lake and the loveliness of the surrounding Ozarks offer many opportunities for outdoor adventure such as camping, fishing, hiking and other activities. It is only minutes away from the western part of Branson and was formed by the damming of the White River.
Attractions like Ripley's Believe It or Not!, the World's Largest Antique Toy Museum, the Country Tonite show and Legends in Concert offer lively opportunities for family fun.
Many golf courses stay open year-round in Branson and include inspired and scenic golf designs by Tom Fazio and Jack Nicklaus while providing challenging tests for beginners as well as scratch golfers.