Branson Attracts Visitors With An
$8 million Annual Marketing Budget

Why Branson?

For more than 100 years, Branson, Missouri has been attracting visitors to the Ozarks, lured initially by the natural beauty and outdoor recreational activities. Tourism has long been the economic driver for this region, spurred by the success of Silver Dollar City beginning in the 1960’s, three pristine lakes and a wide variety of family entertainment, attractions and live music shows ever since. And our natural beauty and outdoor recreactional opportunities are still a major draw to the area.

In the 1990’s, Branson became known as the “Live Music Show Capital of the World” with a featured segment on the very popular 60 Minutes television news show. Literally overnight, the growing city with a small town atmosphere became a national entertainment and tourism Mecca.

Today, Branson continues to welcome tourists from across the country and around the world, but the core of its visitor base resides in America’s Heartland. Branson is a central vacation destination within a day’s drive for approximately 30% of the population of the United States. It also embodies essential Midwestern values such as patriotism, faith, courage, generosity of spirit and a warm, inviting atmosphere that is at the heart of America

Hear directly from successful entrepreneur John Joslyn, why he and his wife chose Branson for their new, multi-million dollar Titanic Museum Attraction and why it worked far beyond their expectations.

Branson At A Glance