Besides the numerous entertainment theaters for which Branson is known, other local attractions include Aquarium at the Boardwalk, Beyond The Lens!, Hollywood Wax Museum Branson, Wonderworks, Silver Dollar City, White Water, Ripley’s Super Fun Zone, Mount Pleasant Winery, Dolly Parton’s Stampede, ziplines, cave tours, go-karts, mini golf, and more. Ripley’s Odditorium is housed in a building that has been made to look as if it is cracked wide open by an earthquake or other disaster, while the Titanic Museum is a half-scale replica of the famous ship and iceberg.
Branson Landing opened in the summer of 2006 on the Lake Taneycomo waterfront in downtown Branson. The lakefront project includes retail space with Bass Pro Shops and Belk as anchors in an outdoor shopping mall of stores and restaurants. It also features a scenic boardwalk along the lakefront with the Branson Landing Fountains at the heart of the property as well as a Hilton Hotel. Branson Landing has been known to host summer concerts and other special events throughout the year. The convention center, situated between Branson Landing and Historic Downtown Branson, opened September 7, 2007. The Branson Scenic Railway is located in the old depot, across from Branson Landing.
Due to Branson being known for family-oriented tourism, casino gambling is frowned upon and it does not exist in this area. However, Branson’s neighboring cities do offer those types of entertainments for those who enjoy gambling.
Another attraction in Branson is the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center and Theatre, which is located at 1 Andy Williams Blvd, Branson, MO 65616. It hosts annual shows year round, but most prominent are the Christmas shows hosted by The Osmonds and The Lennon Sisters