. Branson, Mo. | Northstar Meetings Group

Guide to Meeting & Event Planning in

Branson, Mo.

Learn why you should host your next meeting, event or conference in Branson.

Why Branson for Your Next Meeting or Event?

With 20 theaters showcasing musical acts ranging from country to Motown, Branson has earned its title as "The capital of live music." Additionally, Branson offers world-class golf courses, interesting museums, great dining and inspiring nature experiences, making it an ideal meetings destination.

Only in Branson

Branson and the Lakes Area offer more than 10 world-class golf courses (including Payne's Valley, America's first Tiger Woods/TGR Design public-access course); 100-plus live shows throughout the year; seven museums; more than 15 interactive attractions and theme parks; a plethora of outdoor activities such as Branson Jet Boats, Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy, private fishing tournaments, Spirit of America Catamaran cruises, and plentiful utility terrain vehicle adventures through the Ozark Mountains.

Transportation In & Around the Area

Branson Airport, about eight miles from the central business district. Transfer cost by taxi, about $28

Springfield–Branson National Airport, 42 miles from Branson. Transfer cost by taxi, $93. The airport is also served by Uber, Lyft and Branson hotel shuttles

Travel Essentials

  • Taxes: Room tax, 13.1; sales tax, 8.6%; Total tax on hotel rooms, 13.1%
  • Convention Center: Branson Convention Center exhibit space: 220,000 total square feet; number of meeting rooms: 19 
  • CVB: Explore Branson


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    • The Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy, with its stunning backdrop of Table Rock Lake, is an outdoor playground for sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts. Designed for all skill levels, this world-class facility offers training and experience in shooting sports.

    • Leave it to Dolly Parton to make meetings easy. Not only is the 1,070-seat Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction available for events, but the venue also offers free meeting space, audio visual services, staging and special effects. Private performances are accommodated.

    • For 27 years, the Haygood family has been wowing audiences in Branson with tight harmonies and virtuoso performances at the 1,211-seat Clay Cooper Theater. Private performances are accommodated.

    • When The Duttons Family Theater recently reopened withnew features designed to make the completely sanitized venue a safe place for groups to meet. In addition to implementing a program that completely sanitizes all surfaces in the facility about once an hour, exhaust fans have been placed in the ceiling to pull fresh air into the theater on a continuous basis. Face masks and hand sanitizer are now on sale in the lobby which has been fitted with plexiglass partitions to reduce contact. Groups of up to ten can sit together and they will be seated a safe six-foot distance from other audience members.

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    Things To Do in Branson

    Branson Landing, a lively shopping and entertainment district, is a complex of 450,000 feet of retail shops, restaurants, marinas and a boardwalk along Lake Taneycomo. Delegates strolling Branson Landing can experience the unique 95-acre retail and entertainment destination, all animated with live entertainment and an amazing $7.5 million fountain spectacular that synchronizes light, sound, music and fire.

    Getting Active & Outdoors

    Bowl your group over at Andy B's. The entertainment destination located at Branson Landing is more than a bowling alley: The venue has a full-service restaurant and bar, private karaoke rooms, virtual reality lounges, express escape rooms and a stage featuring live music.

    Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is a perfect setting for a retreat or an event. The park covers 10,000 acres of pristine Ozark Mountain landscape that features miles of trout streams, waterfalls, ancient burial caves, unique hand-built bridges and bottomless, blue green pools. There are meeting facilities in the park and multiple sites where it is possible to set up a stream-side meal.

    Earlier in May, the Branson Parks & Recreation Department reopened all city parks, trails and facilities. The Branson RecPlex is open to the public with social distancing measures in place. Guests are expected to adhere to a minimum of six-foot social distancing at all times. Additional cleaning and disinfecting measures have been put in place to ensure guest safety.

    Groups looking for adventure and spectacular views should try Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline. The Sky Deck is perfect for cocktail parties and events for up to 100 people.

    Visitors can take a stroll around Historic Downtown Branson; the neighborhood is home to several hundred businesses, including a variety of restaurants, retail shops, entertainment, outdoor activities and unique attractions. It's easy to get around by walking or riding the free downtown trolley.

     Mainstreet Lake Cruises offer private charters, sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises on the tranquil Lake Taneycomo. Groups of up to 80 attendees can enjoy a step back in time on the Lake Queen, a restored two story paddlewheel. Larger groups of up 120 can enjoy the Landing Princess, a 100-foot yacht. Each offers a full menu and full bar service.

    Get your golf on at Big Cedar Golf, which offers the following world-class courses:

    • Payne's Valley Golf Course pays tribute to Ozarks native and World Golf Hall of Fame member, Payne Stewart. The first public-access golf course by Tiger Woods’ firm, TGR Design, offers an inviting layout, pristine water features, large fairways and greens and a spectacular 19th hole, the Big Rock.
    • The Mountain Top Course is a 13-hole par 3 course where golfers are required to walk; no carts are allowed. Players can complete a round at this course in less than two hours.
    • Ozark National, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, is integrated into the beautiful local terrain. The course is masterfully carved into the landscape, offering holes that challenge golfers' games and delight their senses. A highlight is the 400-foot wooden beam and plank bridge on the 13th hole that towers 60 feet above a rushing creek.
    • The Top of the Rock Golf Course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course is perched high above Table Rock Lake. The course meanders around peaceful waterfalls, wandering creeks, bass-filled ponds and the pristine lake.
    • Designed by Tom Fazio, the Buffalo Ridge Springs Course was rated the #1 public course in Missouri by Golf magazine and one of the top 10 Missouri courses by Golf Digest.

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