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Sometimes when you vacation, you travel to places where there aren’t as many attractions to visit, while at other times you travel to places where there are so many attractions, you realize you missed out on some of the big ones after you have returned home. Branson is the latter, a town where there is always something to see and do, and because we care about your entire vacation experience, we are here to guide you to some of the most popular attractions in town! Grab your family, put on your walking shoes, and prepare to experience our favorite mountain village in a way that only our Sunset Nightly Rentals guests can! These are just some of the best attractions not to miss in Branson!


Silver Dollar City

Anyone who has ever heard of Branson has probably heard about this 19th Century-themed amusement park. Home to some of our favorite summer festivals, exciting rides, and the opportunity to experience life as it was in 1880s Branson, Silver Dollar City is one of the best attractions in Branson that it’s almost illegal to skip! Oh, and we can’t forget that entry to Marvel Cave is included in your admission fee. Located at 399 Silver Dollar City Parkway in Branson, this theme park has something for everyone!


Table Rock Lake

The best attractions in life don’t always come with a price tag, and Table Rock Lake is one such experience. Watch a sunset from the shore, frolic in the waters, or participate in any one of hundreds of fun things to do at the lake. This body of water is more than just a pretty sightseeing attraction to look at; it offers the perfect family vacation adventure that will be remembered for years to come!


Fritz’s Adventures

Vacationing with children may not always be the bonding experience you dreamed of, but a visit to Fritz’s Adventures is definitely a step in the right direction! Located at 1425 Missouri 76, this family friendly amusement park allows all members of your traveling party the opportunity to partake in safe adventures. Rappelling, rock climbing walls, underground tunnels, and an outdoor flying adventure are just some of the attractions guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!


Dolly Parton’s Stampede

We couldn’t end our guide without mentioning at least one of the many show extravaganzas that have helped put Branson on the map, and Dolly Parton’s Stampede is the perfect combination of talent, style, and showmanship! Featuring horses, music, and racing pigs, if you can only see one show during your Branson vacation, this is the one! Find this popular attraction in Branson at 1525 West Highway 76.


Quiet, Peaceful, and Unforgettable!

No matter what adventures you partake in, your stay in one of our Sunset Nightly Rentals charming vacation getaways will be the cherry on the top of a very delicious sundae! Enjoy quiet moments of contemplation on the deck as you watch the sun set over the lake, family moments of togetherness spent playing board games around the dining table, or revel in the sensation of soaking tired and achy muscles in a hot tub overlooking the Ozarks. Reserve your vacation escape today!

W.E. Nunan’s Specialty Foods

Since I work just up the hill from Downtown Branson and deal with the traffic going to and from the office during the summer months, I very rarely venture across Business 76 during this hectic time of year. Yesterday, right before the busiest weekend in Branson, my husband and I decided to do just that and enter the Forbidden Zone for locals in our search of a Blu-Ray player compatible with our out-dated surround sound system. I’m sure others will identify with this syndrome which I call Nonsensical Thiftitus. Our 5+ year old Blu-Ray player bit the dust and instead of buying a new one, my husband feels the necessity to scour the pawn shops and thrift stores for another one that will work with the speakers that are older than the player, and possibly time, itself. We will continue this fruitless quest until I finally break down and buy a new system. Inevitably, two weeks after this purchase, while searching for another technological antique that has gone haywire, we will come across exactly what we had been looking for.

But I digress. While strolling from Lightning Pawn toward Branson Pawn, we passed W.E. Nunan’s Specialty Foods, whose opening I remembered from a recent Chamber of Commerce announcement and decided to stop and take a look. What we found inside was delightful! There were unique gifts sprinkled throughout the shop but the meat counter drew my attention immediately. All the meats are made and smoked in-house, including boudin, brats, summer sausage and chocolate-covered bacon. We sampled the boudin which packed a little kick but was not too spicy to cover up the great taste. Since we had just planned on picking up a burger or something to take home for dinner, we decide to get a couple apple brats instead. At $1.99 each, you can’t beat the price at any fast food factory. We took home a jar of Apple Salsa too which complimented the brats superbly. Oh, in addition to traditional salsa, they also have pineapple salsa and bacon salsa. Wait, let me say that again with all the respect and emphasis it deserves – BACON SALSA!!!! There are a variety of barbeque sauces, jellies and jams, including a concoction called Frog Jam, which I forgot to ask the owner about but will certainly remember to ask next time I go.

If you’re looking for something a little different to try or to take home to friends, stop in and check out this new Branson business. The prices are definitely affordable, the owners are friendly, the food is good and you can’t go wrong with bacon!

Every day, Branson honors the veterens who fought for our freedom through shows and activities. This memorial day, Branson will give an extra special thanks to our veterans through many area events. We are still digging up upcoming branson events so check back as the holiday gets closer.


3. Shop the Outlet Malls & Branson Landing

The upcoming 3 day Memorial holiday weekend always brings shopping sales with it. This year is no different. From May 22-25 you’ll find many of the shopping malls and outlet stores in the area hosting sidewalk sales and specials. I recommend you start your spree at Tanger Outlets where you’ll find many name brand outlet stores. The Shoppes at Branson Meadows will likely be having big sales as well. As a bonus, you can catch an afternoon movie at the cinema too. Last but not least, you’ll find plenty of shopping, restaurants, and music downtown at The Branson Landing.


2. Silver Dollar City Bluegrass and BBQ Festival

The premier Branson area theme park Silver Dollar City always has something cooking. This memorial holiday you’ll find great American BBQ and Bluegrass music! This all-you-can eat BBQ fest takes place everyday from May 7-25 after 3pm in the Reunion Hall. Be sure to check the aformentioned link for their Bluegrass Music schedule as well.


1. Fireworks!

Who doesn’t like food, fireworks, and fun? Big Cedar Lodge and The Chataeu on the Lake will both be celebrating the weekend with music, food, children’s events, and a memorable evening of fireworks. Both events are open to the public so don’t miss out!

Need lodging this Memorial weekend? Visit Sunset Nightly Rentals and choose from 100 different vacation rentals spread across the Ozarks!