Branson, Missouri

town in Taney County, Missouri, USA

Branson is a city in Stone and Taney Counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Branson is in the Ozark Mountains. The community was named after Reuben Branson, postmaster and operator of a general store in the area in the 1880s.[1] Branson has long been a popular destination for vacationers from Missouri and neighboring areas. The collection of entertainment theaters along 76 Country Boulevard (and to a lesser extent along Shepherd of the Hills Expressway) has increased Branson's popularity as a tourist destination. Branson now draws visitors from all regions of the United States, mostly by car or bus. The population was 12,638 at the 2020 census.[2] Branson was formally incorporated in 1912, shortly before construction of the Powersite Dam nearby on the White River which would form Lake Taneycomo was completed.

The "strip" in downtown Branson

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  1. "The Branson Story". Archived from the original on 13 December 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2010.
  2. "QuickFacts: Branson city, Missouri". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 13, 2024.