Build Your Next Sports Tournament in Branson

Boasting premium facilities and more attraction that you can imagine, Branson is the Go-To sports destination for seasons to come.

Introduction

Branson, Missouri

No matter what kind of tournament you’re hosting, finding suitable sports venues isn’t the only challenge you will encounter. It can be difficult to find a destination offering activities and attractions that will engage not only the participant but the entire family. Fortunately, planners won’t encounter any issues finding tournament space and action-packed attractions when they choose Branson. This city offers state-of-the-art facilities that are not only fit for all kinds of sports but will exceed your tournament planning expectations. From site inspection to planning to the final game day, you will collaborate with Branson’s sports expert in all areas.

When it’s not game time, bask in all the fun Branson’s world-class shows and attractions offer. With some of the world’s largest museums, signature golf courses and towering roller coaster rides, this vibrant city in southwest Missouri is the place to be for teams of all ages. Planning is made even easier with affordable accommodations equaling over 15,000 rooms. There are so many things to do and so many places to stay in Branson that you’ll simply have to keep coming back to experience them all! And, after hosting your next tournament here, we believe you’ll want to!

There is plenty to do in Branson for your team when your not at the tournament.

A wave of new attractions have been added in Branson. Athletes and their families can whiz through the Ozark Mountains in just minutes on the $26 million Time Traveler at Silver Dollar City theme park. For more excitement, try out the Alpine-style Branson Coaster or the daring rides at Bigfoot Park. Branson has a place for thrill seekers as well as nature junkies, who can camp out in the mountains and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. During your time outdoors, go for an unforgettable ride on the Branson Jet Boats. The adventure doesn’t stop there—climb aboard the newly renovated Showboat Branson Belle, a luxurious lake cruise that features fireworks displays, fabulous dining options and themed shows.

Check out Big Cedar Lodge, with new additions to Fun Mountain including new NASCAR-themed go-carts and four-story ropes course, offering even more fun for the whole family. Relax with a game of golf at the Lodge’s professionally designed Mountain Top Golf Course and soon-to-be-open Payne’s Valley Golf Course. Aside from sports, young visitors can add to their knowledge at several of the city’s museums. Take a tour at the Celebrity Museum, the Dinosaur Museum or the Titanic Branson, the museum with the largest display of Titanic artifacts in the world. Sight & Sound Theatres is famous for “where the Bible comes to life.” Along the way, purchase gifts from hundreds of local vendors and explore Branson’s dynamic local food scene.

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Babe Ruth League, Inc. made a historical decision to move our Cal Ripken Division Major/70 World Series to Branson, Missouri.

The support and extra efforts provided by the City of Branson and Mayor Karen Best, as well as the Convention & Visitors Bureau and Director of Sports Marketing and Development, Terra Alphonso, has continually exceeded our expectations.

This successful partnership has resulted in a first-class and extraordinary experience for our players, as well as their parents, coaches, supporters and fans.

Babe Ruth League: Robert Faherty (Vice President)

Find Your Perfect Branson Facility

Facility Summaries

Branson Recplex

Sports Covered: Multi-Sport

The Branson RecPlex is always busy hosting prestigious sports tournaments, with annual events including the USSSA Girls and Boys World Series and FASA World Series Tournaments. Covering 35 acres and 44,000 square feet, this massive facility is equipped with an indoor track, gymnasiums and fitness center. Outdoors, you will find four pavilions, soccer fields, baseball fields with amenities, playgrounds and walking trails. Swimmers can train and compete at the 12,000-square-foot aquatics center with a zero-depth entry leisure pool, lap lines, water slides and diving well. Athletes will also have access to locker rooms and picnic areas. Celebrate your victories in the party spaces or community rooms. Concessions and restrooms are conveniently located throughout the building.

Branson Convention Center

Sports Covered: Archery, basketball, crossfit, dance, futsal, martial arts, volleyball

Situated in the center of the $420 million Branson Landing development in historic downtown Branson, this modern, state-of-the-art venue stands two stories high and offers guests 220,000 square feet of flexible space. The first level consists of a 47,000+ square-foot exhibit hall that can be divided into two sections, connected to a 22,000+ square-foot ballroom. A few upcoming tournaments at the convention center include the Missouri National Archery in Schools State Championship in March 2020, Branson Blast Pickleball Tournament May 2020 and American Cornhole Organization (ACO)’s Branson Major May 2020.

Ballparks of America

Sports Covered: Baseball

Experience 180 years of baseball history when you step on the diamond at Ballparks of America. Play ball on replica fields of some of the game’s most iconic, classic ballparks at two-thirds the size of their big-league counterparts, including Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Boston’s Fenway Park. Synthetic turf provides a consistent playing surface throughout the season, while covered dugouts, bullpen areas, Musco lighting and stadium seating provide athletes and fans with the Major League Baseball treatment. Tournament play has suite lodging for teams, where players and coaches can stay in accommodations fashioned after real MLB clubhouses. The venue has been the host site for the Babe Ruth League/Cal Ripken Major 70 World Series since 2017.

Branson’s Tri-Lakes

Sports Covered: Water sports

Ride the waves at Branson’s Taneycomo, Bull Shoals and Table Rock lakes. Each lake is no stranger to hosting all kinds of water events daily, such as fishing, jet skiing, tubing, boating, water skiing, parasailing, scuba diving, boating, wakeboarding, sailing and kayaking. Throughout the years, they have also been the chosen venue for several prestigious competitions, such at the FLW and Bassmaster fishing tournaments, the King of Wake pro wakeboarding events and the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon. Lake Taneycomo is a popular spot for trout fishing in its own right, while Table Rock and Bulls Shoals are consistently included in Bassmaster Magazine’s Top 50 Best Bass Lakes.

Championship Golf Courses

Sports Covered: Golf

Lauded as one of the Best Summer Golf Destinations in the Midwest by Golf Magazine, Branson is filled with premium golf facilities. Tee off at the Ozark’s Mountain Top Golf Course, North America’s fastest growing golf attraction. This beautiful 13-hole course was designed by Hall of Fame golfer Gary Player and renowned conservationist Johnny Morris. A new destination set to open in 2019 is Payne’s Valley Golf Course, a first-rate 19-hole course also curated by Morris, who partnered with Big Cedar Lodge and professional golfer Tiger Woods. Observe champions playing at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf tournament at Big Cedar Lodge in April 2020, as well as the Legends of Golf PGA Tournament at the Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge Golf Courses.

Miles of Trails

Sports Covered: Biking, hiking, running

With mountainous terrains and winding trails, Branson’s Miles of Trails are the ideal places for athletes to compete outdoors. Take the scenic route from State Park Marina to Dewey Short Visitor Center by running through Table Rock Lake’s paved trails. Get a view of the Table Rock and Taneycomo lakes, beautiful waterfalls and other natural wonders on the intricate White River Valley Trail.

World-Class Theaters

Sports Covered: Dance, Indoor Sports

For various dance and indoor sports competitions, look to Branson’s World Class Theatres. Sight & Sound Theatre is equipped with an amazing 300-foot stage that partially surrounds up to 2,000 audience members. In addition, many of the shows feature live animals and dazzling special effects. Named after one of America’s favorite radio and television stars, Dick Clark’s American Theater Complex on the Famous 76 Entertainment District seats 1,000 guests. Sing along to Broadway musicals at the Welk Resort Theatre, which holds up to 2,300 people. The Clay Cooper Theatre takes up to 1,200 people back to the 1950s.

Our Recommended Places to Fuel Up Your Team and Let Them Rest

Accommodations & Dining

Recommended Accommodations

Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing

Address: 3 Branson Landing Blvd Branson, MO 65616
Phone: 417-336-5500
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Nestled within the vibrant Branson Landing entertainment district, featuring over 100 shops and restaurants, Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing offers contemporary rooms, suites and condos with magnificent views of the historic area. Enjoy a front row seat to Branson Landing’s dazzling interplay of fire and water with 120 foot geysers choreographed to music against the backdrop of sparkling Lake Taneycomo.

Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing offers deluxe king rooms as well as spacious junior suites and one bedroom condos with full kitchens and roomy balconies. Our 236 rooms feature an easy chair, flat- screen television and granite work desk. The Promenade at Branson Landing also offers 1,800 sq. ft. of meeting space and on-site catering.

Chateau On The Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center

Address: 415 N State Hwy 265 Branson, MO 65616
Phone: 888-333-5253
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Whether it’s family time or personal time, spa time or play time, take all the time you want at Chateau on the Lake, Branson, Missouri’s only AAA Four-Diamond resort. Make time for our fantastic recreation and world-class spa. Enjoy our luxurious guestrooms, award-winning dining, and breathtaking views. 

Antlers Resort

Address: 162 Antlers Lane Branson, MO 65616
Phone: 417-338-2331
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Situated off the main road with little traffic, Antlers Resort is the ideal location for a simultaneously relaxing and fun-filled vacation. Our lodges can be rented to suit your families’ needs and size, by renting the entire lodge you have access to all of the lodge features, but renting a portion is also an option – we can help you figure out what is the best fit! Just give us a call!

Bring your boat and go fishing all afternoon on the lake; the resort features a boat dock and ramp for easy access. If that’s not enough, take out one of our complimentary kayaks for a quiet cruise across the water. For even more entertainment, you can splash around at the pool with the kids, or jump off the 50 ft. swim platform into Table Rock Lake. Whatever you choose, you’ll be surrounded by peaceful nature. 

Grand Country Resort & Waterpark

Address: 1945 W 76 Country Blvd Branson, MO 65616
Phone: 800-828-9068
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Grand Country Resort, in the heart of Branson, is a 319 room complex featuring Splash Country Indoor & Outdoor Waterpark, a large indoor water park complete with a three story treehouse with tube slides and a 1,000 gallon tipping bucket, a basketball pool, lazy river, toddler play area, hot tubs and more. The outdoor park features zero depth entry, slides and play features for kids of all ages. Choose from a standard room or upgrade to a clubhouse room which features a kids bunkbed clubhouse with their very own TV. Enjoy dining at Grand Country Buffet, Papa Grand’s Pizza or the Mining Company Grill, all located on property. Guests also have access to Grand Country’s Fun Spot, a multilevel entertainment center with indoor go-karts, a 2 story laser tag arena, arcade, bumper cars and multiple mini-golf courses, both indoor and outdoor. 

Quality Inn West

Address: 3601 Shepherd of the Hills Expwy Branson, MO 65616
Phone: 800-443-8694
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Discover Branson’s top mid-scale hotel. If you are looking for the perfect location, awesome amenities, and Choice Hotels’ Gold award-winning service, then the Quality Inn West is your best choice. We are close to IMAX, Shoji Tabuchi, and Pierce Arrow Theatres. Also within walking distance to several restaurants including: Red Lobster, Golden Corral, McFarlain’s, Olive Garden and Cracker Barrel.

Holiday Inn Express Green Mountain Drive

Address: 2801 Green Mountain Dr. Branson, MO 65616
Local: 417-336-2100
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This Holiday Inn Express® property features a contemporary décor and is conveniently located near the Grand Village shops and the Thousand Hills Golf Course. Located on Branson’s Yellow Route with easy access to dining, shopping, golf and entertainment venues.

Recommended Dining

Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction

Address: 1525 W 76 Country Blvd Branson, MO 65616
Phone: 800-520-5544
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The World’s Most Visited Dinner Attraction, Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Branson presents its largest, most high-spirited adventure ever.  Featuring a rousing overture highlighted by 32 magnificent horses and a cast of top-notch riders, Dolly’s Stampede will thrill you with daring feats of trick riding and competition. 

New for 2020, Dolly Parton’s Stampede takes the competition up a notch, high into the treetops.  Don’t miss the exciting new “Rumble in the Treetops” feature, showcasing the strength and agility of lumberjack teams as they climb, chop, saw and log roll their way through the 4-event relay.

All of this pageantry is proudly served with a fabulous four-course feast. Dolly Parton’s Stampede is Branson’s Most Fun Place to Eat! Book Now! 417.336.3000 or dpstampede.com.

Arrive an hour early to stroll the beautiful Horsewalk and meet the 4-legged stars of the show, and enjoy the Carriage Room Pre-show!

Showboat Branson Belle

Address: 4800 State Hwy 165 Branson, MO 65616
Phone: 800-775-2628
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The Showboat Branson Belle, America’s Most Entertaining Lake Adventure, presents an exciting musical variety show this season, plus specialty cruises. All cruises offer a unique experience aboard the 700-passenger paddle-wheeler as it cruises Table Rock Lake.

The show featured on noon and dinner cruises features the power of music from the 60s to today performed by a talented troupe of singers alongside our featured 4-piece band. Plus, witness the must-see spectacle of rhythm and footwork from the toe-tapping Showboat Dancers and the magic and comedy of our master of ceremonies.

Guests can explore the ship’s three upper decks, visit the Captain in the pilot-house, and dine in the atrium-style dining theater before taking a seat for the show.

Seasonal specialty cruises include Princess & Pirate CruisesSouthern Gospel Music Cruises and Santa’s Pancakes & PJs cruises.

Level 2 Steakhouse at the Hilton

Address: 200 E. Main Street Branson, MO 656166
Local: 417-243-3433
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Experience another level at Level 2 Steakhouse. Menu items include:

  • 28 Day Aged Corn Fed Midwest Beef
  • Fresh Seafood from Triar Seafood, highest quality and responisibly harvested seafood on the East Coast. 
  • Heritage Missouri Pork
  • Locally Grown Produce
  • Signature House Made Desserts

Your dining experience at Level 2 is made unique by a 1600° Infrared Oven – an extremely hot oven which quickly sears the outside and produces a more tender steak, due to the speed of cooking.

Complimentary valet parking is available. 

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Yvonne Long

Sales Manager

Telephone: 417-243-2121