Family-Friendly Hotel Within Walking Distance of Branson Shows
At Branson’s Circle B Supper Show, the first act is a dinner of warm corn-bread muffins, applesauce, and smoked sausage heaped on tin plates and served up by a family of real-life cowpokes. The setup calls to mind the old chuck wagons of the western frontier, but instead of riding off into the sunset after dinner, these cowboys take the stage to perform songs, jokes, and even Irish step dances as the Riders of the Circle B. Less than half a mile from the theater, Grand Plaza Hotel stands as a welcoming and cozy home base for visitors to enjoy this and other offerings in southern Missouri’s wholesome, fun-for-all-ages playground.
Situated in the heart of the entertainment district, Grand Plaza Hotel overlooks the Ozark Mountains to the north and Branson's renowned strip of theaters and restaurants to the south. Standard queen rooms can accommodate up to four, with a cable TV to pick up spaghetti westerns and free WiFi to keep an eye on streaming tumbleweed feeds. Mornings arrive with a complimentary hot breakfast buffet at the onsite Plaza View Restaurant & Lounge, which is also known for its prime rib and catfish dinners. An indoor heated pool and hot tub are on hand for a refreshing dip after workouts in the hotel's fitness center.
A pair of tickets to the Circle B Supper Show is included as an option in this Getaway, giving you the chance to see a show that has earned accolades from critics and audience members since its first season in 2005. As the Riders of the Circle B, the Horn family transports audiences to a nostalgic version of the Old West filled with “supper, singin’, and western wit." Dinner begins at 5 p.m., and the show is over by 7 p.m. to give you plenty of time to tuck little ones into bed.
Circle B Supper show plays most Tuesdays, Thursdays, and select Mondays and Wednesdays; check the show schedule for dates.
Branson: Family-Friendly Fun in Scenic Ozark Foothills
Known as the “live music show capital of the world," Branson boasts more than 30 theaters, many of which are clustered along the strip, located less than a mile from the hotel. Country music concerts, standup comedy routines, magic acts, and variety shows all take place nightly, and many tickets can be purchased at a discount via the city's ubiquitous coupon books.
Golf also thrives in the region. No fewer than eight championship courses dot the rolling land outside of town. A trio of lakes—Table Rock, Taneycomo, and Bull Shoals—provides picturesque scenery as well as a setting for year-round fishing and watersports. Table Rock State Park is a popular spot for picnicking, hiking, and auditioning woodland creatures for Alvin and the Chipmunks cover bands.