RESTAURANTS IN BRANSON
Restaurants in Branson range from fine dining to casual munches
and a whole line of international cuisines. Many of them are
located close by Deer Run Motel.
Even more hearty burgers, sandwiches and German specialties are
served at Altenhof Inn, a restaurant and pizzeria “with a flair
of Germany.” Altenhof Inn is just 2 minutes by car, while the
famous country breakfasts and Southern offerings of McFarlain’s
Family Restaurant are only 9 minutes away. Come hungry: their
honey cornbread, fried green tomatoes and cinnamon rolls will
leave you satisfied.
Other restaurants in town may provide a more refined Branson
dining experience. The Vintage Paris Coffee Shop in nearby
Hollister can also provide a relaxing interlude to your day,
along with Ruby Lena’s Tea Room and Antiques downtown. Cantina
Laredo and Texas Land & Cattle both provide eats on the popular
With so many to choose from, we recommend checking out the
Restaurants for yourself. It’s easy to make a great meal out
one of the Branson activities you try while staying with the
Deer Run Motel!
WHAT TO DO IN BRANSON
There’s always something going on in Branson and if you want to
enjoy all that the city has to offer with fewer crowds, then
winter might be a great time to visit. Winter does bring cooler
temperatures, but with plenty of indoor attractions and
activities in Branson, you’ll still have a great experience
without breaking your budget.
There’s never a shortage of productions and plays to see in
Branson. From country themes to Kung Fu, you can delight in
options ranging from romantic nights out to family-friendly
shows that your family will laugh about for the rest of the
Our celebrities aren’t only on stage! Take a photo with your
favorite celebrity at the Hollywood Wax Museum before sizing
yourself up against the toys at the World’s Largest Toy Museum.
Another popular indoor museum is the Titanic which is a
half-scale version of the original ship.
Branson’s Wild World
See the area’s first indoor wolf habitat or feed a shark over at
Branson’s Wild World! After the Animal Adventure, your family
can also play a round of 3D Adventure Mini Golf, head to the
arcade, or visit the Deadly and Dangerous exhibit.
You can’t be feeling blue about the weather when you’re savoring
delicious white and red wine! Stop by one of our area’s four
wineries for an afternoon of tasting and learning about
Missouri’s unique wines.
Shop as the temperature drops when you visit Branson’s malls or
Branson Landing. For the ultimate in brand name apparel but not
brand name prices, we recommend a visit to Tanger Outlets.
If your little one wants to test out their spy skills, head over
to The Track Family Fun Park and let them enter the Laser Maze
Challenge or enjoy a round of laser tag as a family!
Health and beauty
If you need a relaxing massage prior to a night out or want to
incorporate a fitness or yoga class into your Branson vacation,
there are plenty of health and spa centers to select from!
Make your Branson vacation budget go further when you book a
room at Deer Run Motel.
RELAXING BRANSON ACTIVITIES
Any season is a good season to play golf in Branson. Its central
location, good weather, affordability and year-round courses
offer tourists and residents alike a unique opportunity to enjoy
a beloved game, while partaking of the beauty and landscape of
Branson's picturesque Ozark views.
Not only are the shows and lakes attracting visitors, but also
the many beautiful and challenging Branson golf courses, snugly
fit into the hills and valleys of the Ozarks. With courses
designed by the likes of Tom Fazio and Jack Nicklaus, you will
find plenty of challenges as you take in the natural beauty of
the Ozark landscape.
GOLF COURSES IN BRANSON, MO
Big Cedar Lodge Golf – Branson Creek Golf Course and Murder Rock
Golf Club are now under new management. Both courses are now
managed by Big Cedar Lodge. Branson Creek Golf Course is now
closed for upgrades and renovations. Murder Rock Golf Club is
currently closed as of October 28th, and will reopen in the
future new and improved. For more information on either course,
please call Big Cedar Lodge at 1-800-225-6343.
Payne Stewart Golf Club – The Payne Stewart Golf Club is
a tribute to Missouri native and favorite son, Payne Stewart. It
is difficult not to be affected by the story of Payne's life and
to feel his legacy when you play this championship golf course.
Each hole at the PSGC is interwoven with a story of Stewart's
life and golfing experiences throughout his career. The course
was designed by Chuck Smith with design consultant and PGA
Professional, Bobby Clampett.
Ledgestone Championship Golf Course – Described by Golf
Digest as "a masterpiece of mountain golf architecture,"
LedgeStone's spectacular scenery and panoramic vistas of the
hilly terrain, serene ponds, and lush forests bordering the
Zoysia fairways and greens are enough to inspire anyone, golfer
or not! Just be sure that your golf bag includes your driver,
putters, and camera! Just right around the corner from Deer Run
Top of The Rock – Opened in 2014, Top of The Rock is an
amazing activity and golf destination. Two courses welcome
players to the site’s beautiful setting. The Top of The Rock
signature course is Jack Nicklaus’ only short course. With nine
holes and access to the putting course and driving range, this
pick and its views of Table Rock Lake are not-to-miss. Also part
of Top of The Rock is the Tom Fazio-designed Buffalo Ridge.
These 18 holes have been named the #1 Public Course in Missouri
by Golf Magazine. Lessons and tournaments are available at both
HOLIDAYS IN BRANSON, MO
Christmas in Branson is one of our favorite times of the year.
With holiday shows and celebrations that capture the spirit of
this magical time, it’s the perfect opportunity to visit. Just
down the road at Silver Dollar City is their yearly festival
that runs throughout November and December. Delight in the over
1,000 decorated trees at the park that light up the night sky
with over 5 million bulbs full of holiday cheer. Silver Dollar
City also features a Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade, live
theatre performances of It’s Wonderful Life, A Dickens’
Christmas Carol, a Living Nativity, and many more dazzling
events during the season.
Outside the park, don’t miss the Branson Area Festival of Lights
each November and December. Much of Branson lights up for the
holidays, but the centerpiece is the Drive-Through located just
off Shepherd of the Hills Expressway which features over 175
displays. After dusk, take a drive through the area for some
not-to-miss seasonal lights.
Whether for a weekend or a week, head to Branson to get in the