Property at a Glance: The Townhouses
The Townhouses are a cluster of vacation homes located less than five miles from downtown Branson. There are a number of entertainment options nearby, from Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Branson to the magic shows of Kirby VanBurch. In spacious deluxe queen rooms or two-bedroom townhouse units, you'll find quiet and comfortable accommodations close to all the action.
- Distance from Branson Strip: less than 10 minutes
- Townhouse amenities: fully equipped kitchens and in-unit washer/dryer
- Make a splash in the indoor pool and hot tub.
- Ozark views: from the property, which also features landscaped gardens and trickling fountains
Branson, Missouri: Family-Friendly Theaters and Concert Halls in the Ozarks
If you take a drive through the Ozarks in Missouri, it might seem like an unlikely place to find glittering lights and stage shows—for the most part, it's a rolling plateau of wooded hills, snaking rivers, and limestone bluffs. But follow down Route 76 and you'll find Branson, which looks like a miniature, more family-friendly version of Las Vegas.
Dozens of stages and music halls line Branson's main strip, some of which are owned by stars such as Dolly Parton. On any given night you can watch anything from country music performances to circus acrobatics to magic shows.
If you're traveling with kids, Silver Dollar City is a safe bet; it's located about 5 miles west of the strip. The popular theme park is built around Marvel Cave and modeled after an 18th-century frontier town. Here you can hop on a mine-car roller coaster, take a tour by lantern through limestone caverns, or watch as blacksmiths hand-forge mailboxes for the mayor's private collection.
If you want to duck away from the lights, it's worth it to explore the surrounding countryside. Within about 30 miles, there are two large lakes—Table Rock and Taneycomo. Each is stocked with trout and has boats available for rent. Or head to Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area, where you can bike or hike along Roark Creek and through dense oak forests. Paul Henning, who was inspired to create the Beverly Hillbillies after a Boy Scout trip to the Ozarks, donated the 1,534-acre reserve.