Introduction to Branson, Missouri
Rueben Branson opened the post office in the area in 1882. In 1903, Branson founders planned on opening an industrial center in the city to supply lumber and manufactured goods outside the Ozarks. In 1904, many resorts, stables and hotels were established in the area to accommodate travelers, workers and fishermen. The city of Branson was incorporated officially in 1912. After World War II, the city grew to become an ideal spot for a flourishing community of hand-craft makers. Lake Taneycomo was formed as a result of the construction of the Branson’s Powersite Dam.
Branson and nearby Attractions
- Alexander Park
- Antique Toy Museum
- Silver Dollar City
- Roy Rogers Museum
- Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
Things To Do In Branson
The Titanic Museum showcases artifacts from the RMS Titanic wreckage. Fishing, swimming, boating and camping opportunities are all available at North Beach Park, Sunset Park and Table Rock State Park. Branson hosts a number of festivals and events throughout the year, including the Branson Fest, the Festival of American Music and Crafts, Bluegrass & BBQ and Plumb Nellie Days.
Springfield-Branson Regional is the nearest major airport.
Branson Higher Education
Local colleges and universities include the College of the Ozarks, North Arkansas College, Missouri State University, Evangel University and Ozarks Technical Community College.