Branson Travel Tips

Best Time to Visit Branson
Tourist season officially begins in April when many of the live entertainment venues and attractions reopen. Peak tourist season is June and July, and between Labor Day and Christmas. The average temperature in Branson from June through September is 86F. Branson averages 2 inches of snow each winter (the coldest months are November through January). Note: Many Branson live shows are closed from January through March.

Getting To and Around Branson
Branson lies in Southwest Missouri - 1,190 miles from New York City, 1,652 miles from Los Angeles, 546 miles from Chicago, 250 miles from St. Louis and just 167 miles from Little Rock, Arkansas. Located 45 minutes from Branson, the Springfield-Branson National Airport offer 66 flights daily connecting to eight international airports via five airlines: American Connection, American Eagle, Delta Connection, Northwest Airlink and United Express. In addition, the new Branson Airport opened in May 2009 with two airlines: AirTran Airways and Sun Country Airlines. For more information about the Branson Airport, visit

Most of Branson's live theater venues lie along "neon-blitzed" Highway 76, also known as Country Music Boulevard or simply "The Strip." Traffic along the theater-strewn route is often heavy but many hotels offer the convenience of complimentary shuttles to the main attractions and shows. Most visitors drive to Branson and tours buses/motorcoaches are very common. In fact, Branson has been rated as the No. 1 motorcoach bus destination in the United States by the American Bus Association.

Branson Visitor Information

Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce/Convention & Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 1897, Branson, MO 65615
(417) 334-4084, (800) 214-3661

Branson Transportation Services

Branson Airport

4000 Branson Airport Boulevard, Hollister, Missouri

Branson Gray Line
155 Industrial Park Drive, Hollister, Missouri
417-335-4466, 1-800-237-4466

Springfield/Branson National Airport
5000 West Kearney, Springfield, Missouri