Branson welcomes guests from across the nation
Located near the country’s center, this Missouri town welcomes visitors from all over. Sport planners from everywhere will find a Branson venue ready to host their events. From dance to extreme water sports, anything and everything can be accommodated in this town, where the needs of the sport planner are as central as the town itself.
As rich as the facility options and amenities are, Branson has just as much to offer. With the natural splendor of the Ozark Mountains and the many theaters, museums and attractions, visitors will find plenty to enjoy. Branson’s big personality guarantees a truly exceptional event.
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Sports: Indoor sports, outdoor sports
This expansive, state-of-the-art sports complex offers 44,000 square feet for recreation, fitness and competitive sports. The RecPlex features a fitness center, two gymnasiums and a three-lane indoor track. In addition, there are locker rooms, community rooms and a concessions area. Included in the RecPlex is the AquaPlex, which has a 12,250-square-foot water park with a six-lane pool for lap swimming and competitions. The outdoor part of the facility includes soccer, baseball and softball fields, picnic pavilions, a playground and walking trails.
Branson Convention Center
With 110,000 square feet of flexible event space, Branson Convention Center is an event planner’s dream. One of the biggest exhibit hall areas (47,000 square feet, with 34-foot ceilings) is attached to a 22,000-square-foot ballroom. Ten flexible breakout rooms are among the facility’s meeting spaces. Branson Convention Center is conveniently located in historic downtown Branson.
Sports: Water sports
Planners will find Table Rock, Taneycomo and Bull Shoals lakes cater to sports such as wakeboarding, jet skiing, water skiing, tubing, boating, sailing, scuba diving, parasailing, kayaking and fishing. Bassmaster Magazine named Bull Shoals and Table Rock among the Top 50 Best Bass Lakes. Lake Taneycomo is generally recognized as an excellent spot for trout as well. Branson has hosted the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon, FLW and Bassmaster fishing tournaments, and King of Wake, the elite pro wakeboarding series.
Championship Golf Courses
With facilities such as these in its possession, Branson is quickly evolving into a nationally recognized golf destination. These courses are set throughout the rolling hills of the Ozarks. The valley and mountain terrain offers holes for all playing levels. Buffalo Ridge Golf Course and Top of the Rock hosts the Legends of Golf PGA Tournament. The town of Branson was recognized by Golf Magazine and Golf.com as one of the Best Summer Golf Destinations in the Midwest.
Some of Branson’s world-class theaters include Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater Complex, which seats 1,000 spectators; Clay Cooper Theater, which seats 1,200 and Welk Resort Theater with 2,300 seats. These theaters have multiple stage areas for performances and a vast array of cutting-edge technology, plus meeting space. They are ideal for hosting events ranging from dance competitions to martial arts events.
Miles of Trails
White River Valley Trail winds through the town, with picturesque views of waterfalls and Table Rock and Taneycomo lakes. Table Rock Lakeshore Trail is a paved trail that runs along Table Rock Lake, from State Park Marina to Dewey Short Visitor Center. The varying terrains provide a decent challenge for riders and runners at all skill levels.
- Top 20 best US destination for five years on TripAdvisor
- Trivago named Branson #1 best value in America for the second year in a row
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- Marketing and PR Assistance
- Home to some of the best golf in the Midwest with mountain and valley layouts that offer a variety of playing experiences, suited for every level of play.
- Site visits
- Volunteer assistance
- Three Pristine Lakes – Enjoy boating, fishing, sailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, camping, hiking and competition in this beautiful destination.
- Connection to community resources and service providers
- Genuine Hospitality
- From outdoor fun to amazing live entertainment, there’s no shortage of great things to do in Branson.
Attractions and entertainment are easy to find
Branson offers endless entertainment options to appeal to every member of your group. Dozens of theaters offer music and comedy shows, with such a variety that everyone can find something to enjoy.
Branson’s museums offer a fun way to learn. Among them are the Dinosaur Museum, Veteran’s Museum, Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, Celebrity Car Museum and the World’s Largest Titanic Museum.
For wild excitement, check out Silver Dollar City amusement park, or The Track Family Fun Parks or the water rides at White Water Park. Explore the great outdoors at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, brave local waters with Kayak Branson or fly through the trees with Branson Zipline.
A central location for easy access
Branson is less than a day’s drive from a third of the United States, making this spot in America’s heartland easy to access from any direction. More than 16,500 guest rooms in the town’s many hotels, motels and resorts await visitors.
By Car: US Route 65 is the major north-south road that goes through Branson.
By Air: Branson airport is just south of town. Springfield-Branson National Airport is about 45 miles away.
As an event director I understand that a successful event is a result of great collaboration between the city, its departments, the CVB, the venues as well as the event company. Branson has been able to work this out seamlessly. From day one, Branson let us know that we were an important event to the city and has been working its best ever since. As a large participant sporting event in the region, this would not have been attainable without the resounding support from the city and the community. From the beginning the CVB let us know we were one of their sports ‘crown jewels’ and we have felt it all along.
– Robert Pozo, President & CEO Continental Event & Sports Management Group LLC Creator and Producer of the Divas ® Half Marathon & 5K Series
Time and time again, we are so impressed with the professionalism and level of service we receive in Branson. The entire team has a can-do attitude and continually welcomes our anglers, staff and sponsors with open arms. Hosting tournaments in Branson has always been a success and we look forward to many more events in the future.
– Michael Mulone, Director, Event & Tourism Partnerships, B.A.S.S., LLC
This wonderful community meets the profile of a city befitting the needs of youth baseball’s demographics. We are excited for our participants and convention attendees to experience the “family” atmosphere of this vibrant city. That atmosphere, plus the shows, attractions, outdoor adventures and beautiful surroundings, is why Youth Baseball Network chose this family destination as our host city.
– Gil Vieira, Founder & CEO, Youth Baseball Network LLC