Plan a Branson Missouri Weekend Getaway This Winter

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Branson Missouri is the perfect weekend winter getaway for residents of the Midwest. With music and variety shows, museums, shopping, restaurants and more Branson is word-class fun within easy driving of most major cities in the heart of America.

Winter is the perfect time for guests to plan a weekend getaway to Branson. With lower traffic, moderate winter weather, and great winter deals Branson is ideal for a quick winter vacation. With a convenient midwest location, Branson is the perfect location for a weekend trip for visitors from Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois and more midwest states. Visitors are advised to take advantage of winter in Branson which includes new shopping opportunities, discounted winter shows and the affordable winter lodging rates at Thousand Hills Resort (

Branson is shedding a reputation as a "summer-only" destination with dozens of theaters and attractions staying open throughout the year. Popular winter music and variety shows include shows at The Baldknobbers Theatre, Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater, shows at the Grand Country Music Hall, the Road to Rock Theater and more. Visitors to Branson will also not want to miss one of the many museums or attractions in the area. Favorites include the brand new Titanic Museum, 57 Heaven car museum at Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater and the Veterans Memorial Museum honoring America's veterans. For an up-to-date list of shows and theaters visit the Branson Chamber of Commerce website at

Branson is also fast becoming a major retail center of the Ozarks, offering shoppers the chance to visit stores from outlet malls to retailers not found anywhere else in the Ozarks region. Ozark residents should take advantage of winter sales and the low traffic to visit all the stores Branson has to offer. Shoppers looking for an outlet mall can visit the following shoppping centers.

Tanger Factory Outlet Mall--Features more than 65 brand name stores including the Disney Store, Coleman, Van Heusen, Mikasa and Gap Outlet.

Factory Merchants Mall--With dozens of brand name stores and outlets including Limited Editions, Nautica, Hush Puppies and Black Hills Jewelry.

Branson Landing--All visitors to Branson will also want to be sure to visit the newest and most dynamic shopping development in the Midwest. Opened in summer of 2006, Branson Landing features over 100 specialty stores and a spectacular fire and water show choreographed to music. Branson Landing stores include Bass Pro Shops, Belk Department Store, Ann Taylor Loft, Victoria's Secret, Discovery Channel Store, Kirklands Home and much more.

Dining options in Branson also continue to grow for the weekend traveler. Guests in Branson can choose from restaurants such as Lonestar Steakhouse, The Pasta House, the Outback Roadhouse Steak & Oyster Bar and more. Also don't miss the many new restaurants located at the Branson Landing including Famous Dave's BBQ, Joe's Crab Shack, Waxy O'Shea's Irish Pub, Sullivan's Steakhouse and others. There is a restaurant in Branson to satisfy the hunger of any visitor.

No matter how many times a guest has visited Branson, there is sure to be more new to see than they can fit into a single day. One of the most convenient lodging options in Branson is Thousand Hills ( Thousand Hills offers an affordable alternative to the Branson hotels, and with discounted winter rates it is the perfect time to take advantage of their nightly rentals. Thousand Hills offers condo rentals and log cabin rentals in the heart of Branson, minutes from every show, store, restaurant and attraction. In addition, each rental includes valuable coupons to Tanger Outlet Mall and Branson Landing. Whether it is a visitor's first time to Branson or their 100th, the staff at Thousand Hills will answer all their questions during their stay in Branson. To make a reservation at Thousand Hills guests can visit the website or call toll-free at 1-800-864-4145.

Branson, Missouri is located within easy weekend driving distance of the following major midwest cities:

40 miles from Springfield, MO

90 miles from Fayetteville, AR

107 miles from Joplin, MO

173 miles from Little Rock, AR

211 miles from Kansas City, MO

219 miles from Tulsa, OK

251 miles from St. Louis, MO

253 miles from Memphis, TN

This central location makes it a convenient and affordable weekend trip for residents of the Midwest. These area visitors won't want to miss this chance to see what Branson has to offer this winter.


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