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Finding a beautiful view in Branson is often as simple as walking outside and taking a look around. Regardless of where you are, you can be sure that beauty is not far away, whether it is that of the city itself or the natural area that is the Ozark Mountains. While many people know this city as “The Live Entertainment Capitol of the World,” it is the natural beauty here that brings visitors back year after year. Here are some of our top picks for the best views in Branson.


Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower

The Inspiration Tower is an attraction that rises 230-feet above the beautiful area. It is an amazing sight in and of itself, but many people come for the opportunity it provides to see the area. There are many things to take advantage of here, from zipline adventures to snack bars and gift shops, but the view of Branson is truly special. After a peaceful ride up the glass elevator, you will be able to see up to 90 miles away. This perspective will leave you with a newfound appreciation for this area. You can find this amazing view just to the west of the city on W 76 Country Blvd and Inspiration Point Rd.


165 Scenic Overlook

This is the best place to stop during one of the area’s best scenic drives. This is a great place to enjoy the view because you can see so much of what makes Branson a great place to visit. The first thing you will notice is the sweeping view of Lake Taneycomo, Table Rock Lake Dam, and Point Royale. Along with the beautiful natural elements, you can enjoy the city as never before with one of a kind views of the energy of downtown Branson. This is an especially wonderful sight during the evening when the city lights up. You can find this one of a kind experience to the south of the city along Highway 165, just to the west of Iowa Colony Road.


Table Rock Dam

Finding any old spot on the shores of Missouri’s largest lake will provide for amazing views in Branson, but the very best spot is atop Table Rock Dam. The view of the dam itself is awe-inspiring, but the view of the area from the top is one you will never forget. As it separates two lakes, you will of course enjoy amazing views of the tree-lined Lake Taneycomo and Table Rock Lake, but you will be able to see far beyond that. You can find the dam by taking the 265 south along the coast of Table Rock Lake. You can’t miss it.

The views you will find here are among the best in Branson. Check out one or all of these spots and gain a new appreciation for the beauty of the Ozark Mountains when you stay in one of our comfortable vacation rentals in Branson.

Regardless of who you are, you can be sure that a Branson vacation will provide all of the opportunities to make it a time you will never forget. This is especially true for family vacations. While simply exploring the city and the beautiful areas that surround Branson provides for a great way to spend a day, you can also find many special attractions and events that make for a very special experience for people of all ages. This means families can do things together that they will all enjoy. Here are some of the best family friendly activities for your next Branson vacation.


Visit Silver Dollar City Theme Park

Of course, Missouri’s premiere theme park is the perfect place to spend a day for the families out there. You will find something for everyone: heart pumping rides for the adrenaline junkies, as well as comfortable cruises along more casual rides. But there is so much more to be found—everything from amazing live performances to delicious foods. This is perfect for virtually any family because kids of all ages can enjoy it, and it is not a bad time for the parents, either! You can find Silver Dollar City just to the north of Table Rock Lake, about 30 minutes from Branson.


Fun at the Lake

This is the most obvious of the family friendly activities in Branson as the city is home to the largest lake in Missouri, Table Rock Lake. Beyond simply enjoying the natural beauty here, there are endless ways to spend a day. Swimming, fishing, or just soaking up the sun are activities that are always readily available at the lake, but there are also many unique opportunities, like renting kayaks, speed boats, jet skis, and countless other watercraft. For an experience you will never forget, book your family a spot on a Branson jet boat ride. This exhilarating journey brings you across the lake at high speeds doing 360-degree spins, slides, and bow dunks.


Visit the Zoo

While it is not uncommon for visitors to enjoy some beautiful wildlife around the Branson area, you have amazing opportunities to see countless animals up close and personal at Branson’s Promised Land Zoo. You can see hundreds of amazing animals throughout over 75 acres of some of the most beautiful land in the Ozarks, but the real attraction here is the interaction that you will find. You will be able to pet a kangaroo, feed various animals, catch incredible shows, go on a safari, and do so much more. You can find a great time here at the crossing of Highway 76 and Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, and it is the perfect way to spend a day for even the smallest children.

You cannot travel far in Branson or the surrounding area without encountering something exciting to do with the whole family. These are some of the most popular activities for families, but you can be sure the list goes on and on. Travel to Branson with the family and enjoy the best vacation together that you have ever had when you stay in a spacious and comfy vacation rental from Sunset Nightly Rentals.