Although relatively small, the city of Branson has become a major tourist destination in southwest Missouri. It is close to the Ozark Lakes which are known for their natural beauty. Those choosing to stay in holiday homes in Branson are sure to find plenty to do along Branson's "Strip" of shops, restaurants, museums and theatres.
There's never a dull moment in Branson with fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing and other water sports on the nearby Table Rock Lake. The area has a good choice of golf courses which combine challenging greens with stunning scenery from spring through autumn. Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of scenic trails for hiking and biking right on the doorstep of their Branson holiday cabin. More cultural activities can be enjoyed with an evening at the Victorian Grand Palace Theater or at the Museum of Paddleboats at the Showboat Branson Belle. Wine connoisseurs will certainly want to pay a visit to Stone Hills Winery, the oldest in the state with tours and wine tasting.
The Branson Scenic Railway lives up to its name with trips on this historic 40-mile railway through the Ozark foothills complete with bridges and trestles spanning deep valleys. Theme parks include the multi-million dollar Celebration City and the Silver Dollar City which have a collection of thrilling rides and specialty shops. Another place to visit from your Branson holiday rental is Marel Cave, the deepest in Missouri. On a more educational basis, spend a day at the American Presidential Museum which has a replica Oval Office and Air Force One as well as exhibits explaining the democratic process of American Government. Just outside Branson is the Abundant Memories Heritage Village with 25 interesting historic buildings on site.
Holiday rentals in Branson should expect a humid subtropical climate with plenty of sunshine, hot humid summers and cold winters. The area has precipitation all year round which falls as snow in the winter months. Average daily temperatures in summer reach 75°F (24°C) and drop to around 39°F (4°C) from November to March with below freezing temperatures overnight. Spring and fall can be pleasant but changeable times to visit.
The nearest international airport to Branson holiday rentals is Kansas City (MCI) Airport which is 220 miles away along Hwy 13. This major airport has frequent flights from all over the continental US and Europe. Alternative airports include Memphis (MEM) Airport or Lambert-St Louis (STL) Airport. Connections can be made to the domestic airports closer to Branson which include Branson (BKG) Airport and Boone County (HRO) Airport. The area is also easy to reach by car along I-44 or the I-40.