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Although we are traditionally considered a summer vacation destination spot, the winter in Branson is when the true beauty of the Ozarks is revealed. The trees standing stark and leafless in a bed of glistening white snow, the mountains rising into the sky behind them, looking as if they are standing guide, and the people of our town scurrying around in their bright and colorful winter clothing with smiles on their faces. If you want to experience the real Branson and enjoy a little break from the crowds as you do it, winter is the time to visit, and these Branson sightseeing spots come to life when the temperatures drop and the nights lengthen!


Get Out of the Cold with a Visit to the Titanic Museum

In some places inside the fascinating museum dedicated to keeping the memory of that tragic night in April alive, it may be colder in than out, but you still can get out of any weather that is less than pleasant! Offering artifacts, exhibits, and the stories of those who survived and of those who did not, the Titanic Museum, located at 3235 W 76 Country Boulevard, is a definite must-see experience during your winter break to Branson.


Explore Beneath the Surface

Branson isn’t all it seems to be, as a series of caves wind their way underground, many of which stay at a steady 60 degrees during the summer, spring, fall, and winter. Marvel Cave and Talking Rocks Cavern are two caves in which tours are offered, although Marvel Cave is only open from March through December. Talking Rocks Cavern is billed as Missouri’s Most Beautiful Cave and is open year-round, featuring a stunning display of crystals, waterfalls, and rock formations. It’s quite a popular attraction during the winter months!


When It’s Cold Outside

The easiest way to stay warm is to start with the inside and the local wineries and distilleries are our favorite drinks to warm our bellies! The Ozarks are crowded with wineries that include the Curling Vine Winery, Bear Creek Wine Company, and Lindwedel Wine Gardens, but for those that desire a stronger nip, we have plenty of distilleries to offer as well! Crown Valley Distillery, Smith Creek Moonshine, and Missouri Ridge Distillery all perfectly represent what may or may not have been bootlegger relatives from prohibition—in a perfectly legal manner!


At Home in a Winter Wonderland

Reserve your Sunset Nightly Rentals winter escape today and discover the beauty of the season in Branson!

This could be a really short article, as the easiest way to find a scenic spot in beautiful Branson is to simply look around! The mountains, trees, flora, and fauna all combine together to make the entire region serene and incredibly scenic. But we at Sunset Nightly Rentals don’t believe in taking the easy way out when it comes to our guests’ happiness and satisfaction, so this guide to the best spots for Branson sightseeing is just one small way of ensuring your Ozarks getaway will be unforgettable!


Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower, 5586 MO-76

The most scenic spots, in our opinion, are the ones that allow you to view as much of our mountain town as possible, and the Inspiration Tower at Shepherd of the Hills is the perfect example. Located at the top of a hill and stretching an additional 230 feet into the sky, the panoramic views available from the top will stun you into an appreciative silence as you look down onto a sea of trees, a collection of charming buildings, and off into the distance, the lakes that are a huge part of the draw of Branson. There are a variety of ways to get to this bucolic landmark from downtown Branson. Head north on Branson Landing Boulevard and turn left on E. Main Street. From there you will turn right on Roark Valley Road, left on Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, and finally, another right onto MO-76. The parking lot for the Inspiration Tower will be on your right.


Table Rock Lake

The only thing better than seeing Table Rock Lake from above is having a shore-side seat to all its glory! Stretching out for miles, the cold waters offer the tranquility you often only find at the ocean. But with the trees that surround it and the mountains standing guard in the background, not only is the lake one of the most scenic spots in the valley, it also offers a beautiful spot to enjoy Mother Nature’s greatest show, the sunset! If you rented one of our lakeside vacation escapes, you already know how to get there, but for everyone else, take Branson Landing Boulevard to US-65 BUS S, then follow MO-165 N, being sure to stop before your tires touch the lake!


Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, 2038 West, MO-86 in Lampe

Offering a multitude of scenic spots, we had to include Dogwood Canyon Nature Park as a part of this scenic tour. Offering waterfalls, rugged landscape, and miles to hike, bike, or simply enjoy a picnic in the park, finding the park is the easy thing—simply drive from Pointe Lookout to US-65 S and MO-86 W to Lampe until you arrive at your destination. The hardest part will be leaving at the end of the day when the park closes!


Outside Your Sunset Nightly Rentals Vacation Escape

Sometimes in Branson, all you need to do is step outside your house to view the most scenic spots; staying with us will be one of those times! Reserve your stay in one of our homes with a beautiful view today!