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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!

Some of us have what we call “itchy feet syndrome,” and no, we’re not talking about a rash; we’re talking about that constant need to travel more, explore longer, and drive further. A vacation isn’t about relaxing and chilling, but instead determining what is out there and seeing it all. Sometimes, this includes taking a mini-vacation within a vacation. Never satisfied with just staying in one place, a road trip is always a possibility, and if you’re this kind of traveler, this list of Branson Day Trips will be just what the doctor ordered!


Let’s Go to Springfield

Located about an hour north of Branson, this moderately sized city has a ton of fun things to see and experience, including the Fantastic Caverns that you can explore from the comfort of a tram, the Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium, and the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden. The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame is world renowned for honoring the athletes who have made our state proud, and if there is a sports buff in your family, be sure to include this place on your list of things to see.


Mansfield is Made for Readers

Anyone who loves to read has read or heard about the famous Laura Ingalls Wilder, but did you know that she lived out her days right here in Mansfield, Missouri? Located about an hour east of Branson, this bucolic town is famous for everything Laura, including the Rocky Ridge Farm, the home where her daughter Rose first became a writer herself, and the grave where she and Almanzo were laid to rest. Today, her former home is a museum, so visitors can actually view many of the things she talked about in her writings.



Feel like heading west? Gas up your rental vehicle and head to Carthage, home to The Fountain of Angels and its unbelievably wonderful water show! Colorful lights add to the dancing display of water and music, giving a magical performance you won’t soon forget. The performance only takes place from March to December, so plan your Branson trip accordingly. After the show, head on over to the Carthage Family Restaurant for a hearty meal; road trips can make you very hungry!


Leave the Lights On!

After a long day of exploring the surreal beauty of the Missouri countryside, the sight of the lights you left on in your Sunset Nightly Rentals home will be a beautiful one. Symbolizing comfort, safety, and most importantly home, your Missouri vacation only gets better from here—reserve yours today!