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, the Branson has just as much to offer. With the natural splendor of the Ozark Mountains and the many theaters, museums and other attractions, visitors will find plenty to enjoy. Branson’s big personality guarantees a truly exceptional event.

Attractions and entertainment are easy to find

The Branson area 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 just about 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.

X Factors

  • Social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook
  • Volunteer staff
  • PR/media coverage
  • Site visits
  • Connections to local shows and attractions

Planner Perspective

Branson is one of the latest additions to the Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series. 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

B.A.S.S. has been fortunate enough to hold many national professional bass fishing events in Branson.   Premium lodging, diverse eateries, outdoor recreation, and family entertainment abound in the region. All these offerings, coupled with the opportunity to work with the dedicated community organizers from Branson, have delivered outstanding events and an extremely satisfying experience to our competitors and fans alike.

Chris Bowes, Senior Tournament Manger, B.A.S.S., LLC

Youth Baseball Network (YBN) strives to become the new online home of Youth Baseball.  Its annual YBN National Championship tournament is positioned to be the preeminent baseball tournament in the country, as it showcases the 12U National Champions of several major youth baseball organizations. Therefore, it was important to find the ideal host city to support our efforts and meet the needs of the youth baseball family demographics.  Branson is that city.

Our inaugural YBN National Championship was held in Branson in August and was a major success. Much of that success was due to the support and hospitality shown by the city, CVB, and people of Branson.  The family atmosphere and numerous family venues makes Branson the perfect host city to help Youth Baseball Network meet its objectives.

In addition, to conduct a week-long event in a city takes the collaboration of multiple city departments and CVB personnel, and Branson performed seamlessly and professionally.

Youth Baseball Network looks forward to working with Branson, annually, to develop it into the new capital of Youth Baseball.

Gil Vieira, Founder & CEO, Youth Baseball Network LLC


Branson RecPlex

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

Sports: Dance

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.

Branson’s Tri-Lakes

Sports: Water sports

Planners will find Table Rock, Taneycomo and Bull Shoals lakes. Planners will find these places 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. It has hosted the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon, FLW and Bassmaster fishing tournaments, and King of Wake, the elite pro wakeboarding series.

Championship Golf Courses

Sports: Golf

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 hosted the Legends of Golf PGA Tournament. The town of Branson was recognized by Golf Magazine and as one of the Best Summer Golf Destinations in the Midwest.

World-Class Theaters

Sports: Dance, indoor sports

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; Welk Resort Theater with 2,300 seats and Oak Ridge Boys Theater with 2,150 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

Sports: Running, hiking, biking

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.

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.