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.

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