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Famous BBQ, a lively blues music scene, and two professional sports teams – those are just a few of things that have helped put St. Louis on the map. But sooner or later, despite all the excitement that takes place in the city under the arch, you’ll want an escape. So where do you go when you need a break from a busy metropolis, but still want plenty of great things to do? The answer is simple: Branson, MO, one of the best weekend getaways from St. Louis. Less than four hours away from St. Louis, Branson offers fun for visitors of any age, surrounded by the beauty of Ozarks. Here are a few of the reasons why Branson is one of the best weekend getaways in the midwest.

World-Class Entertainment

Branson is commonly referred to as the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, a title it rightly holds. Pick any day of the week, and you can choose from dozens of live shows. Dinner shows, captivating theatre performances and concerts from some of the biggest names in the music industry. There’s the Showboat Branson Belle, which takes its passengers on a cruise around beautiful Table Rock Lake while featuring a great live show and dinner. Or, for an incredible live production of biblical stories (complete with live animals and impressive stages sets), there’s the Sight and Sound Theatre. You don’t want to miss an evening at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, either! Add to the mix concerts from the Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels Band, and more, and you won’t have any trouble finding an exciting show or concert. Amazing live entertainment is just one of the many things that make Branson one of the best weekend getaways from St. Louis.

Amazing Attractions

Revisit your childhood at The World’s Largest Toy Museum, explore the fate of history’s most well-known cruise ship at The Titanic Museum, and witness the weird and wild at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Branson. Or, head to Silver Dollar City, Branson’s premier theme park! Roller coasters, annual festivals, the White Water water park, live craftsmen, and much more are part of the excitement at Silver Dollar City. Fascinating museums and family fun at Silver Dollar City should put Branson at the top of your list of weekend vacations near St. Louis.

Outdoor Beauty

Live shows and theme park fun are great, but what makes Branson one of the best weekend getaways from St. Louis isn’t solely its entertainment value. Branson is surrounded by the Ozarks, and finding a part of the area that isn’t beautiful is a difficult task. If you need the peace and quiet that only the outdoors can afford, you’ve come to the right place. Branson is home to Table Rock Lake and Table Rock State Park, where you can enjoy the serenity of a hike on of the area’s many trails, or spend a day fishing on the lake. Anyone who finds their escape on the fairway will love the award-winning golf courses in Branson. They feature pro-worthy layouts and picturesque scenery! Take a breath of fresh air and enjoy nature when you visit Branson.

Enjoy Branson With the Best Accommodations in Town

The folks here at Amazing Branson Rentals want you to experience what makes our city one of the best weekend getaways from St. Louis. Stay in one of our vacation cabins, and enjoy the features and amenities of a vacation home, combined with the rustic appeal and surrounding scenery that only our Branson accommodations can offer. Fully equipped kitchens, WiFi, hot tubs, and TVs in every bedroom – what more do you want? How about a convenient location, only minutes aways from Branson theaters and Table Rock Lake. Call us today at (972) 849-6363 for availability, and book your vacation today.

The Live Entertainment Capital of the World does a lot of things right, and that includes dinner with a show! Branson dinner shows are in no shortage, serving the perfect choice for both date nights and family outings. From a cruise on Table Rock Lake, to live music performances and a murder mystery, Branson dinner shows offer exceptional entertainment at budget-friendly prices. Here are some of the best shows you can see in town, without spending a fortune!

4 of the Best Branson Dinner Shows That Are Inexpensive

1. Branson Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

The murder mystery is a staple of dinner entertainment, and the Branson Murder Mystery is some of the most deliciously intriguing fun that you’ll have! Located at the White House Theatre (home to many exciting Branson shows), the Branson Murder Mystery features “Murder on the 76 Trail,” a funny, family-friendly production, based on local history. Better yet, the food served is buffet-style! Fill up on pulled pork, corn on the cob and more at one of the craziest Branson dinner shows. Tickets, including dinner, are $44.95 for adults, and $24.50 for kids 4-12.

2. Hughes Brothers Theatre

The Hughes Brother Theatre is homes to some of the best shows in Bransonincluding “it,” AYO, and the Hughes Brothers Christmas Show! Whether you’re treating your ears to the vocal talent of the Voices of Glory in AYO, or the stunning songs and dance performances from the 50-plus cast of “it,” you’ll love the dinner and entertainment of these Branson Dinner Shows. Prices vary depending on the show, and a dinner is an option for all the theatre’s shows. Visit The Hughes Brothers Theatre online for more information.

3. Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede is, without question, one of the most exciting Branson dinner shows, and the world, too. Better yet, it’s not terribly priced! Enjoy comedy, music and exhilarating tricks and stunts performed by the Stampede’s horse and riders! Adult admission is $44.99, and $24.99 for children. A delicious, four-course Southern meal is included with your ticket!

4. Showboat Branson Belle

The Showboat Branson Belle takes guests on a cruise around Table Rock Lake, where they’ll not only enjoy stunning views of Branson’s most popular body of water but an excellent show and meal! Shows include the fascinating Celebrate Blue and Celebrate Gold performances, and the kid-centered Princess & Pirate cruise. General admission, including food, starts at $51 for passengers 12 and up, and $25 for children 4-11. Menu options include pot roast beef, baked chicken apple cinnamon torte, and more.

See the Best Branson Dinner Shows, Local Attractions and More When You Stay with Amazing Branson Rentals

When you need family-friendly housing with a great location or a quiet getaway not far from Branson’s theatre district, Amazing Branson Rentals has a vacation cabin that’s perfect for you! Our cabins feature the perfect blend of rustic appeal and modern features. Enjoy the beautifully designed, spacious wooden interiors, couples with hot tubs, WiFi and enough room to sleep well over a dozen people. Bring your friends and family to one of our 6 bedroom cabins, or choose a smaller 2 room cabin if you’re planning a romantic weekend. Either way, the city’s best attractions will only be minutes away, including Table Rock Lake and Downtown Branson. Contact us today, online or by calling (972) 849-6363, and start planning your vacation Amazing Branson Rentals.