Branson Convention Center – Things To Do With Your Team

Proclaimed to be the “live entertainment capital of the world,” Branson, Missouri is a bustling Midwestern city with a lot of amazing things to see and do. During your team’s visit to the Branson Convention Center, a 220,000-square-foot, world-class meetings and events facility, be sure to make the most of your visit and check out some of the many great entertainment, shopping, and dining options that can be found right nearby.

That doesn’t mean you and your team won’t enjoy your time spent at the Branson Convention Center too however. The Branson Convention Center is a high-tech architectural gem boasting a wide array of features and amenities. These include an exhibit hall totaling over 47,000 square feet attached to a 22,700-square-foot ballroom. The convention center also features over 10 meeting rooms located adjacent to an expansive hallway where you and your team will be able to catch a glimpse of the Branson Scenic Railway as it arrives at or departs from the historic 1905 depot. When it’s time for you and your team to depart from the convention center in search of all the fun experiences Branson has to offer, simply head in any direction. No matter where you end up in Branson, you’re bound to find something exciting.


Things to Do

Branson Landing

For world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment all in one convenient location, visit Branson Landing. Branson Landing is a beautiful open-air entertainment district situated on the waterfront of beautiful Lake Taneycomo that’s just a short walk from the Branson Convention Center. There, you’ll find over 100 shops and restaurants, including a Belk department store and a Bass Pro Shops. Since the entirety of Branson Landing spans 95 acres, you and your team will more than likely have to visit two or three times just to discover all that this amazing Branson destination has to offer. 100 Branson Landing Blvd, Branson, MO 65616


Branson Landing Fountain Show

To make your group’s visit to Branson Landing even more epic, stop by the Branson Landing Fountain Show. Located in the heart of Branson Landing just beyond its vibrant town square, the Branson Landing Fountains are an incredible attraction that merges water, fire, light, and music. Even during daylight hours, you and your team are sure to be amazed by the dazzling interplay between water fountains shooting geysers reaching heights of up to 120 feet and powerful fire cannons blasting, all choreographed to syncopated lights and music. Come nighttime however, the show becomes even more spectacular as the fire and light elements of the show illuminate the Branson Landing waterfront. The show is presented hourly on the hour starting at noon each day. 100 Branson Landing Blvd, Branson, MO 65616


7D Dark Ride Adventure

7D Dark Ride Adventure isn’t for the faint of heart. It is however the perfect attraction for thrill seekers in search of some of the most heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping fun Branson has to offer right near the Branson Convention Center. The “7D” in the name of this exciting attraction stands for the seven immersive dimensions you and your team will experience as you take part in this state-of-the-art shooting game. Just some of the ride’s seven dimensions include wind, sound, and movement. All of the dimensions combined will make it feel as if what you’re seeing is really happening. Don’t be surprised if you have to remind yourself that it’s only a game as take part in one of the attraction’s many fun presentations, ranging from a zombie invasion to an encounter with a robot-creating mad scientist. 709 Branson Landing Blvd, Branson, MO 65616


Dick’s 5 & 10

Although your team probably won’t know what a 5 & 10 store is before visiting Dick’s 5 & 10, an iconic Branson institution, they certainly will afterwards. For over half a century, Dick’s 5 & 10 has been a cornerstone of downtown Branson. Over time it has developed into a nationally-recognized tourist destination. With unique gifts and souvenirs you won’t find anywhere else, one-of-a-kind collections spanning generations, toys and games from yesteryear, an incredible selection of nostalgic and novelty candy, and so much more, Dick’s 5 and 10 is must-visit during your team’s trip to Branson. 103 W Main St, Branson, MO 65616


The Escape Branson

Don’t let a rainy day get in the way of having a good time while you and your team are visiting the Branson Convention Center. Instead, spend an hour of challenging fun with your team The Escape Branson. The Escape Branson is a popular escape room facility located just down the street from the Branson Convention Center. It features three rooms, each with their own distinct scenario. The scenarios range from saving Branson’s water supply from an evil scientist to solving a murder that has just taken place at a dinner party. You’ll only have an hour to solve a series of puzzles, riddles, and challenges before it’s game over! 203 S Commercial St, Branson, MO 65616


Branson Convention Center - Travel - Hotels4TeamsPrehistoric Fossils

If you’ve got any junior archaeologists on your team, treat them with a visit to Prehistoric Fossils. Prehistoric Fossils is a family-friendly natural history store that can be found just a five-minute walk away from the Branson Convention Center. While Prehistoric Fossils is a store and not a museum, it still provides valuable educational experiences for visitors of all ages since many of their fossils and other rare specimens on display feature in-depth interpretive signage. In addition to their extensive collection of valuable fossils, Prehistoric Fossils also offers a vast variety of dinosaur and prehistoric animal related toys, games, puzzles, educational materials, and more. 101 Veterans Blvd, Branson, MO 65616


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Places to Eat

Branson Cafe

Branson Convention Center - Travel - Hotels4TeamsBranson Cafe has been serving up delectable dishes to locals and tourists alike since 1910. One bite of their many scrumptious comfort food offerings is all you’ll to understand why Branson Cafe has been a culinary institution for over a century. Their menu features everything you’d expect to find at a quaint Midwestern café, including hearty breakfast dishes served all day and some of the best burgers around. This means that any time of day is a good time to enjoy a meal at Branson Cafe.

For breakfast you’ll find the familiar, like three egg omelets, and the unique, like Hillbilly Eggs Benedict, an open-faced English muffin topped with two eggs, two slices of ham, and smothered in hollandaise sauce. Their selection of home-style entrees includes the ultimate in comfort food, like chicken breaded and deep-fried to order, an open-face roast beef sandwich, and succulent pork tenderloin. Make sure you try some of their incredible homemade baked goods too! 120 W Main St, Branson, MO 65616


Farmhouse Restaurant

The Farmhouse Restaurant is one of Branson’s favorite eateries, serving up hearty comfort food classics in the picturesque heart of Branson’s historic downtown area. There you and your team can indulge in all of the comforting, stick to your ribs food you could imagine This includes heaping platters of fried chicken, savory county fried steak, buttery mashed potatoes, and more. Of course, no meal at the Farmhouse Restaurant is complete without a serving of their signature blackberry cobbler to top things off. When you’ve finished your meal, be sure to head upstairs and visit their gift shop where you’ll find an amazing selection of unique home décor items and fun souvenirs. 119 W Main St, Branson, MO 65616


White River Fish House

Located on a barge floating atop the banks of Lake Taneycomo, White River Fish House is certainly one of the most unique restaurants you’ll eat at with your team during your stay in Branson. Their menu certainly reflects their one of a kind scenic surroundings, featuring a wide selection of seafood served in a variety of appetizer and entrée dishes. Popular offerings include New England clam chowder and grilled trout that’s been lightly seasoned and served with a side of fresh vegetables and portabella rice pilaf. If you or someone on your team doesn’t like seafood, fret not; the menu at White River Fish House also features plenty of “On Dry Land” dishes as well. 1 Bass Pro Dr, Branson, MO 65616


Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo brings an affordably-priced yet upscale take on traditional Mexican fare to the heart of Branson. Located in the beautiful and bustling Branson Landing, Cantina Laredo boasts fantastic views of scenic Lake Taneycomo from their sizeable patio area. Their extensive menu offers excellent options for lunch and dinner. This means that everyone in your group will be able to find something they’re sure to enjoy.

Regardless of what entrées you all choose at Cantina Laredo, definitely consider starting your meal off with their famous Top Shelf Guacamole, artfully prepared tableside using only the freshest ingredients. Other menu favorites include the ensaladas, fajitas, quesadillas, nachos, tamales, enchiladas, burritos, and carne asada. 1001 Branson Landing Blvd, Branson, MO 65616


In Branson, the opportunities to make your team’s trip one that they’ll remember for years to come are practically limitless. What’s even better is that attending an event hosted at the Branson Convention Center will put you and your team center stage in one of the world’s foremost entertainment destinations. You’ll be just minutes away from unbeatable shopping, dining, recreation, and more. Although it’s nestled amidst the serene natural beauty of the Ozark Mountains and Lake Taneycomo about an hour south of Springfield, you and your team will find Branson to be one of the liveliest places you’ve been to yet.