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Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, Branson, Missouri, offers the perfect destination for a memorable Memorial Day weekend getaway. With its scenic beauty, vibrant entertainment scene, and array of outdoor activities, Branson provides endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation. Whether you’re seeking family-friendly attractions, outdoor adventures, or live entertainment, Branson has something for everyone. In this guide to Memorial Day in Branson, we’ll explore how to make the most of your Memorial Day weekend in Branson, ensuring a fun-filled and unforgettable experience for all.

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Explore Nature’s Beauty

Start your Memorial Day weekend in Branson by immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the Ozarks. Embark on a scenic hike along one of Branson’s picturesque trails, such as the Lakeside Wilderness Hiking Trail or the Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area. Breathe in the fresh mountain air, listen to the sounds of nature, and marvel at the stunning vistas that surround you.

For water enthusiasts, a day spent on Table Rock Lake is a must. Rent a boat, kayak, or paddleboard and explore the crystal-clear waters of this pristine lake. Enjoy swimming, fishing, or simply lounging on the shore, soaking up the sunshine and tranquility.

Family-Friendly Attractions

Branson is home to a plethora of family-friendly attractions guaranteed to entertain visitors of all ages. Spend a day at Silver Dollar City, an award-winning theme park that offers thrilling rides, live entertainment, and artisanal craftsmanship. From roller coasters and water rides to live shows and delicious food, Silver Dollar City promises non-stop fun for the whole family.

For animal lovers, a visit to the Promised Land Zoo is a must. Get up close and personal with exotic wildlife from around the world, including giraffes, lemurs, and kangaroos. Take a guided safari tour or hand-feed the animals for an unforgettable experience.

Live Entertainment

No trip to Branson would be complete without experiencing its world-class live entertainment scene. From music shows and comedy acts to magic performances and dinner theaters, Branson offers a diverse array of entertainment options to suit every taste.

Catch a show at the legendary Grand Country Music Hall, where talented musicians and entertainers put on electrifying performances that will have you tapping your toes and singing along. For a touch of nostalgia, don’t miss the Branson Belle Showboat, where you can enjoy a delicious meal while cruising along the scenic waters of Table Rock Lake, all while being entertained by live music and performances.

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Outdoor Adventures

For adrenaline junkies and outdoor enthusiasts, Branson offers plenty of exciting adventures to get your heart pumping. Zip line through the treetops with Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours, soar above the Ozarks on a parasailing adventure, or embark on a thrilling ATV tour through rugged terrain.

If you prefer a more leisurely pace, why not try your hand at fishing on Lake Taneycomo or play a round of golf at one of Branson’s championship golf courses? With its stunning scenery and challenging courses, Branson is a golfer’s paradise.

Memorial Day Celebrations

As you enjoy your Memorial Day weekend in Branson, take time to honor and remember the brave men and women who have served and sacrificed for our country. Attend a Memorial Day ceremony or parade to pay tribute to our nation’s heroes and reflect on the true meaning of the holiday.

Many local attractions and businesses in Branson also offer special Memorial Day events and discounts to show appreciation for military personnel and their families. Be sure to check for promotions and activities happening throughout the weekend to make your Memorial Day in Branson even more memorable.

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Whether you seek tranquility amidst nature or excitement in the heart of the city, Sunset Nightly Rentals offers the perfect accommodations for your getaway. Trust in our expertise and attention to detail to make your vacation dreams a reality. Book with Sunset Nightly Rentals and indulge in a world of unparalleled hospitality and relaxation. Your escape awaits.

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Visit Branson and Have an Unforgettable Memorial Day

With its scenic beauty, family-friendly attractions, live entertainment, and outdoor adventures, Branson, Missouri, offers the perfect destination for a fun-filled Memorial Day weekend getaway. Whether you’re seeking thrilling adventures, relaxing outdoor activities, or quality time with loved ones, Branson has something for everyone to enjoy.

So, pack your bags, hit the road, and make memories that will last a lifetime in beautiful Branson, Missouri. For more information about booking your vacation in Branson, contact us now.


Although we generally look at Memorial Day as the starting pistol shot for summer, the deeper meaning behind this patriotic holiday should never be forgotten. Dedicated to those brave souls who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our freedom, this special holiday is one way we try not to forget, and when in Branson, you’ll discover that we honor the solemnity of what Memorial Day stands for while offering a lighter celebration as well. Follow this guide to our Branson Memorial Day events and celebrate a holiday that is fun and meaningful at the same time. And because you are staying in one of our Sunset Nightly Rentals, this holiday gets better every minute with plenty of Branson events!


Branson Mill Craft Village Memorial Day Fun

The entire weekend is dedicated to fun and crafting when you visit the Branson Mill Craft Village! Located at 330 Gretna Road and offering how-to demonstrations, special sales, free stuff, and raffle prizes, it’s the perfect way to fill a few hours of your long weekend!


Silver Dollar City Bluegrass & BBQ Festival

Whew, that was a close one! This all-American, nearly month-long festival ends on Memorial Day, and you nearly missed it! Featuring live bluegrass music and a very delicious all you can eat rib feast, it would be unpatriotic to skip this fantastic Silver Dollar City event!


White Water Branson, 3505 West, MO-76

As the temperatures rise, so do the water activities, and Memorial Day Weekend is the opening weekend for our favorite water park, White Water Branson! Show off your inner daredevil with a slide down the KaPau Plummet or take it easy as you drift aimlessly along the Aloha River. And even though the calendar may say you have another month until the solstice arrives, we ALL know summer is here!


Memorial Day Service, May 27th, Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, 1638 E. Highway 76

Paying homage to the soldiers who have sacrificed it all for our freedom, this special ceremony sponsored by The Branson Vietnam Veterans of America – Chapter 913 will be a moving tribute. Guaranteed not to leave a dry eye in the house, the emotions behind the speeches will be clear as our American heroes are honored in a bucolic setting that adds to solemnity of the occasion. Starting at 11 AM, it only takes a small amount of time to remember those who have passed.


Chateau on the Lake Memorial Day Celebration

Celebrating the way we Americans do best, the Chateau on the Lake Memorial Day Celebration offers barbecue, live music, and a colorful fireworks display that reflects off the waters of Lake Taneycomo! As you sit on the ground feeling full from the barbecue and happily tired from a long weekend of Memorial Day fun, take a moment to remember and offer a silent salute to those long gone.


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All-American and proud, we at Sunset Nightly Rentals would like to wish you a Happy Memorial Day and our fervent wish that your weekend in one of our holiday escapes is more than you dreamed it could be! Reserve your Memorial Day getaway today!