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The family playground of Branson is a fun-filled destination year-round, but if you ask us, fall is the perfect time to visit. As the summer heat breaks, the days are still warm and perfect for exploring while the nights are pleasantly cool, ideal for relaxing around a warm fire or sharing your favorite refreshments with family and friends on your back porch. By day, the horizon is awash in vibrant colors as the trees begin their magical transformation into their fall foliage, and we swear the nighttime skies are a little bit clearer, revealing the twinkling mystery of the stars above. Keep reading to know the best places to go in Branson MO. this fall.


Dining in the Ozarks

The Keeter Center at the College of the Ozarks is a tour de force of culinary masterpieces, home-cooked favorites, and friendly service, all provided by students in the hospitality program. The only thing better than their Sunday Brunch is the impeccable service! We recommend you go back for seconds at the breakfast station with its heaping portions of eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage, bacon, and even an omelet station. Don’t miss the carving station with fresh cuts of juicy prime rib, steaks, and pork loin, and be sure to leave room for one of their signature light-and-fluffy Belgian waffles. This buffet style extravaganza sources the majority of their food from the college and its farming programs, from its epic salad bar to the pasta bar to the dessert station. Delicious!


Branson Zipline

Looking for a unique way to see the fall colors during your visit to Branson? Take to the treetops and zip through the forest canopy at speeds of up to 30 mph with a zipline tour from Branson Zipline. You’ll soar to new heights as you make your way through the heavens on breathtaking zip runs and jaw-dropping skybridges, nestled in the beautiful Wolfe Creek Preserve in the Ozarks.


All Aboard

Another poorly kept secret – but one that is fun for the entire family – is the Branson Scenic Railway. There is no better time of year to enjoy this 40-mile excursion through the scenic foothills and forests of the Ozarks. Tour the various dome cars, dining cars, and vintage coaches employed by the railroad throughout its history while enjoying a historical, educational, and scenic tour of the surrounding area as the trees are awash in the colorful changing of the seasons.


Silver Dollar City Times 2!

You’ve surely heard of Silver City, the western-themed amusement park and musical venue. And while many have heard of their legendary Christmas light display come winter, few realize just how beautiful this recreated frontier town is when the leaves turn all across Branson. Enjoy the antics of the frontier, the wild comedy and musical shows, the vintage stores and costumes, and be sure to purchase the 2-day pass (it is only $5 more) so you can return and explore at your leisure!


A Walk in the Woods

Hiking in Branson is always breathtaking, but with the cooler weather and beautiful foliage of the fall, we find it that much more special. Get away from the crowds with scenic hikes at the Lakeside Wilderness (4.4 miles along the shores of Lake Taneycomo), Henning Conservation Area (1,500 acres and 5.5 miles of wildlife trails), and the stunning panoramic beauty of Table Rock Lakeshore and its extensive trail network.

The best secret for enjoying Branson this fall? Premium accommodations from Sunset Nightly Rentals. The area leaders in providing the perfect combination of value, convenience, and luxury, our wide selection of vacation homes is sure to suit any style and budget while keeping you in the heart of this beautiful paradise nestled in the Ozarks. Book online today and save!

Branson is home to a number of amazing events all throughout the year, and Labor Day is certainly no exception! If you’re looking to spend your holiday with us here continue reading to know more about what to do in Branson this Labor Day!


Bring Your Four-Legged Friend for Some Pool Fun!

Calling all puppers and doggos! Spend Labor Day having some fun with your favorite four-legged friend at the Branson RecPlex for Doggie Dive-In! From 6:15pm until 7:30pm the Branson Aquaplex will open its doors to the dogs and you’ll be able to play fetch or have them jump off the diving boards for their favorite toys! So make sure to come by and join in the fun and let your dog enjoy the holiday, too!


Chateau on the Lake Labor Day Celebration

On this Labor Day you can say goodbye to summer with a bang by going to the Chateau on the Lake Labor Day Celebration, which promises delicious food and good fun all weekend long! There will be live entertainment, a backyard barbeque, and a fireworks spectacular to send off summer on September 2nd at 9pm. This is a great event for those looking for something that can be fun for the whole family!


Boogie Down at Branson Landing

Looking for something a little different and funky to do on your Labor Day weekend? Check out Boogie Wonderland at Branson Landing, a free concert taking place on September 1st at 7pm. Boogie Wonderland is a local five-piece band that are masters of the sights and sounds of disco, including The Bee Gees, Bruno Mars, and more! So put on your dancing shoes, prep that afro, and get ready for some groovy fun!


Enjoy a Good Ol’ Fashioned Picnic at Big Cedar Lodge

A great event that is fun for the entire family, Big Cedar Lodge will be hosting a Labor Day picnic and fireworks display on September 2nd and promises fun for all ages. The celebration promises to feature contests, arts and crafts, live entertainment, delicious food, games, and so much more!


Take in a Show at the Hughes Brothers Theatre

The Hughes Music Show in Branson has quickly become a local and visitor favorite attraction over the years, and this year on Labor Day they plan on putting on a special show just for you! Celebrating the achievements and hard work of the American worker, this special show is dedicated to the contributions that American workers have made to the strength and prosperity of the nation as a whole.


These are just a few of the great ways that you can spend your Labor Day weekend here in Branson, but regardless of which amazing event you choose to attend make one thing for certain: Make sure to reserve a place to stay with Sunset Nightly Rentals. Sunset Nightly Rentals is the elite property rental company in all of Branson, and you can be certain we’ll have a rental home or condo ideal to fit all of your needs among the ones we manage. So don’t wait –contact us with any questions or to make your rental today!

Branson is home to so many amazing attractions and places to eat, it truly is a challenge to narrow them down! But if you’re only spending 48 hours in Branson, unfortunately sacrifices have to be made. That being said, here are the best sites to see in Branson if your time is cut a little short on your next vacation:


Hollywood Wax Museum

Where else in the world can you say that you’ve had the chance to meet Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jack Nicholson, and the Men in Black all in one place? Okay, you may not meet the actual stars themselves, but with how incredibly lifelike the statues are at the Hollywood Wax Museum you’ll definitely find yourself doing some double takes! The Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center in Branson is jam-packed with some of the most amazing wax art pieces you’ll find anywhere, and also the entertainment center as a whole features a number of amazing activities for the entire family to enjoy! If there’s one activity you need to experience in your 48 hours in Branson, this is it.


Legends in Concert at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theatre

Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater has been a staple of the legendary Branson entertainment scene, and since 1983 the Legends in Concert series has been the must see attraction in all of Branson. For over three and a half decades, the Legends in Concert series has been true pinnacle of live tribute shows and provides some of the most authentic musical acts and events you’ll find anywhere! Stop by and see legendary tribute acts such as Chuck Rite as Adam Levine, Denita Asberry as Aretha Franklin, and so much more! Legends in Concert is the best way to experience Branson’s incredible history as a pioneer in the music and entertainment industries for yourself, and just a great way to spend a night in Branson!


Danna’s Bar-B-Que & Burger

There are so many amazing dining options available for you during your stay here in Branson, but if we had to narrow it down to one, we recommend checking out Danna’s Bar-B-Que & Burger. Kansas City and Missouri as a whole have a rich tradition and legacy in creating delicious barbeque eats, and this is arguably no better represented in Branson than at Danna’s. This family owned establishment doesn’t set out to do anything over-fancy, but promises good ol’ fashioned barbeque with an amazing taste. The secret is in their cooking technique, as they smoke their beef and pork from anywhere between 12 and 14 hours overnight over locally smoked hickory wood. This flavor seeps into the meat and makes every bit of ribs, burgers, or pork taste live heaven. These are just a few of the options available to you when you spend 48 hours in Branson, but when it comes to finding the best place to stay, there’s only one option to consider: Sunset Nightly Rentals. Sunset Nightly Rentals is the premier property rental company in all of Branson, and we have the perfect home or condo to meet your needs. So don’t wait – check out all of the amazing rental properties we have available today!


Vacations can often go by in a blur, as you rush from sightseeing attraction to show to nature explorations, filling every minute of every day with something fun, exciting, and new. You don’t want to miss a thing during your annual vacation, and sometimes you may find yourself skipping meals or eating the same unhealthy fast food meals that you eat at home. This doesn’t make for a healthy or memorable vacation experience, and we want to change that by sharing this list of the restaurants where the locals eat. Offering quick and delicious meals at prices that don’t break your budget, these spots are some of  Branson’s best restaurants!


Branson Café, 120 West Main Street

When visiting Missouri, you may find that some of the best meals you sample will take place in the small diners, cafes, and eateries that dot the main streets of town, and the Branson Café is the perfect example! Offering homestyle cooking like our grandmothers made served in an intimate and cozy space that feels like home, the country fried steak served here will change your life!


Pickin’ Porch Grill, 694 MO-165

The Pickin’ Porch Grill doesn’t do fancy, and that’s perfectly alright with us! Offering tasty barbecue in a barn type setting, the musical entertainment provided on Saturday nights helps that Bluegrass Burger go down smooth and easy! If you’re up for trying a Southern fave, the Fried Green Tomato BLT is more than a hearty meal; it’s a Branson experience that should not be missed.


Clockers Café, 103 South Commercial Street

You may have noticed Clockers mentioned in many of our other articles, and there’s a reason for that; Clockers has been a Branson tradition for over 34 years. Serving country favorites such as fried catfish, pulled pork sandwiches, and a host of delicious breakfast meals, you can always expect a smiling face from the staff at this local eating spot.


Getting’ Basted, 2845 West 76 Country Boulevard

The country atmosphere of one of our favorite barbecue restaurants creates an inviting vibe that makes you want to linger over your meal a little longer, while the food will have you coming back time and time again! Wood floors and corrugated tin wall hangings complement the award-winning barbecue dinners. If you’re really hungry, try the Blackout. Featuring a full pound of brisket, chicken, pulled pork, sausage, sauce, slaw, and pickles, if you manage to finish off this dish, you may never feel hungry again!


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