Branson Landing on Lake Taneycomo

Vintage Branson Shot before The Branson Landing.For those who remember the early days of Branson, you might remember the area past Main Street on the banks of Lake Taneycomo looked quite a bit different. Boat docks and camps dotted much of the shoreline of the area; the scenery looked much different then with the shores of what once was a free flowing White River.  As time passes, things wear down and the lakefront The Branson Landing on Lake Taneycomobecame a bit delapidated. Prior to 2006 some folks would have never envisioned the way it looks today. In 2006, The Branson Landing opened and a new era in Branson began.

About The Branson Landing

Folks come from all over to walk and take in the boardwalk property that shines in the night on the banks of Lake Taneycomo.  Anchored by Bass Pro Shops and Belk on either end, there is about a mile long stretch of shops, restaurants, and attractions. In addition, there are two business/luxury class hotels. Hilton Pramanade, on the Landing, and Hilton Convention Center, right accross the streWildlife seen from mthe Boardwalk of the Branson Landinget.  It has become one of the more popular destinations for those local to Branson, as well as those who visit our city. The landscape has changed, but the Landing has become a fixture on the banks of the lake. It’s a beautiful walk and a great place to take in the nature that the Ozarks is famous for.

Main Street Marina on The Branson Landing

Something else that has become a fixture on the banks of Lake Taneycomo is Main Street Marina. There is no better place to relax after a long day of shopping. It’s a great place to sit on the dock and grab a drink at The Paddlewheel. If you want to let that relaxation time linger The Landing Princess at Main Street Marina and Main Street Lake Cruisesdeeper into the evening, check out our full schedule of live events. There is always a spot on the dance floor for you and your friends. We know how to Rock The Dock at Branson’s LARGEST Nightclub!

Want to see the other side of the Branson Landing like few others do. Take a cruise with Main Street Lake Cruises. There are sightseeing and dinner cruises along the banks of Lake Main Street Marina Water Sports RentalsTaneycomo. The beauty of the Ozark Mountains comes to life on our cruises. Sit back and let our Captain tell you all about what happened in the area before The Branson Landing was a thing. There is so much history hidden in these hills, uncovering the nuggets of times past is like finding buried treasure.

Get out on the Lake with your family and friends with one of our water sports rentals. We have Craigcat power boats, Kayaks, Paddleboards, and hydrobikes available by the hour for you to take advantage of. Contact us for details and prices.


When you come to Branson, and you are on the Branson Landing, make sure you check us out at Main Street Marina. You are going to want to come back!

It’s About to Get Good – Spring Events at Main Street Marina

Main Street Marina As temperatures start to warm in Branson, Missouri one of the best places to be is on Lake Taneycomo!  The beauty of The Ozarks becomes more evident with each new sign of Spring. No place shows off that spectacle like Main Street Marina!

There is so much to do on and off the dock with  Main Street Lake Cruises, and The Paddlewheel, you may not want to go anywhere else while you are on vacation!

We would like to take an opportunity to tell you what is coming up on Main Street Marina this Spring!

Main Street Lake Cruises

The Landing Princess and Lake Queen Side By SideThe beauty of the Spring will never be more evident than on a cruise with Main Street Lake Cruises! Step aboard one of our amazing vessels and receive top-notch treatment while you take in the awesome scenery around you. The Lake Queen is a replica of those paddleboats that made its way up the banks of the White River in days gone by. You will take a step back in time on your tour as our Captain gives you a detailed history of life in the Ozarks. This one and a half hour tour is available with lunch options if you desire and has a fully stocked cash bar.

If you’re looking for a little pampering a fabulous dinner cruise aboard the Landing Princess would be right up your alley! Our 100-foot luxury yacht is designed with your pleasure in mind. Easter Cruise on the Landing Princess at Main Street MarinaEnjoy a fabulous dinner from our scratch kitchen with a full-service cash bar to make sure you have just the right cocktail for the occasion.

Spring’s first specialty cruise is coming up! Celebrate Easter Sunday on the Landing Princess. We will prepare a special dinner for you and make sure that you and those close to you will have memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy this special day in the most special way. Click here for details! Seats will go fast so make your reservations today!

The Paddlewheel

If you are looking for a good time The Paddlewheel is where you wanna be! As Spring approaches, the nights for live events increases. Bring National Beer Day at The Paddlewheelyour friends and hang out at Branson’s LARGEST Nightclub! You will have an opportunity to Rock The Dock most every night!

Karaoke at The PaddlewheelNational Beer Days are April 6th and 7th! Mother’s Brewing Company will be releasing a special draft that will be offered only at The Paddlewheel this Spring! There will be great beer specials in addition to Rock The Dock the night of the 6th! It’s gonna be AMAZING!

Starting April 9th Kavebear Karaoke comes to the Paddlewheel! Now, you become the star every Tuesday night; come grab the mic and let it all hang out. There are always great drink features available to loosen up your vocal cords. Come out and check it out! It will always be a good time.

Do you know everything? We have just the night for you and your knowledgable friends. Each month Trivia night will take place. A great night with drink specials, prizes, and fun starting on April 15th!  Come out and test your trivia skills at Let’s Get Trivial, against the best this area has to offer. Myers and Mooney will be your Quiz Czars, and trust me – They know things.Trivia Night at The Paddlewheel

Internacional Night will be back at The Paddlewheel starting in May. Stay tuned for details.

The release of the Spring menu is just around the corner. That will be available soon. Read The Anchor and get that information soon!

So Much To Do!

There is so much to do at Main Street Marina! We are so excited for Spring and all of the different things we will have to offer. We look forward to seeing you on The Dock!

Lake Taneycomo – A History

Dockside on Lake TaneycomoIt happens all the time. When people that come from somewhere else and spend time with us dockside we get some very similar questions. Is this a lake or a river? What river are we sitting alongside? Why do they call this a lake when it looks like a river? We thought this would be a good place to explain some of the mystery of the picturesque and river (or lake) in Branson, Missouri.

Main Street Marina on Lake TaneycomoHistory of Lake Taneycomo

Lake Taneycomo is a man-made lake or reservoir created from a section of the White River in Taney County Missouri. The name of the river comes from that county that it is located in. From the early 1900s to 1958 the lake was a warm water lake.  Once Tablerock Dam was completed in August 1958, the source of Lake Taneycomo came from the bottom of Tablerock Lake. From  that time onward, the lake has remained a fairly constant 50ish degrees. As you can imagine, with this change, swimming near the Rockaway Trout Fishing on Lake TaneycomoBeach area declined and many of the tourists wanting to get into the water instead moved toward other activities in Branson. Swimming in a cold water lake just wasn’t desirable.

Fishermen soon found that the chilly waters of Lake Taneycomo became a premier location for Trout fishing. Whether you prefer fly fishing or other methods, you will be hard pressed to find a more suitable location to catch Trout. With the completion of the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery in 1957, Lake Taneycomo became one of the best year-round locations for Trout fishing. No matter the time of year, it is rare to find the lake deserted of fishermen.

The best of a river and lake aspects are included in Lake Taneycomo.  It has become a terrific location for fishing, hiking, boating, sightseeing, and many other activities.

Dine with us in luxury on the Landing PrincessSee it all Unfold at Main Street Marina

The beauty of the Ozarks comes to life at Main Street Marina! Get off the dock and out on the water with Main Street Lake Cruises. Sightseeing and Dinner Cruises give you an opportunity to see the history as it unfolds in front of your eyes while one of our Captains tells you about the lore of the area.

If you just want to get out by yourself or with a few close friends or family Main Street Water Sports Rentals may be just what you’re looking for. We can get you on a Paddleboard, Hydrobike, Kayak, or Craigcat Motor Boat, to get around the lake in the manner you would prefer.

Rock the Dock at The PaddlewheelIf you are looking to stay on the dock, check out The Paddlewheel. There is always something fun going on for you to enjoy with family and friends. Check out our amazing menu. Great food made for you in our scratch kitchen and delicious drinks created by our bartenders are there at a moments notice. Our friendly staff is ready to  show you a bit of that Ozark hospitality that has become so popular.

If it’s nightlife you are after come out and Rock The Dock as many others do every evening as The Paddlewheel becomes Branson’s LARGEST Nightclub! There is no better place in the area to unwind!

Don’t just take our word for it. Come out and see for yourself why everyone is talking about this amazing spot on Lake Taneycomo. The spot where locals come and visitors always want to come back to. We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

Lat’s Get The New Year Started – 2019 at Main Street Marina

2019 at Main Street MarinaWhat an amazing New Year’s Party we had at Main Street Lake Cruises and The Paddlewheel! DJ Valence rocked the Princess while DJ’s Rob and Scott really made the Dock Rock! Everything was packed and we had an amazing time. The photobooth took more pictures than it ever has, and everyone seemed to stay right through the champagne toast at Midnight. It was probably our largest party of thePacking The Paddlewheel on New Years Eve year. Nothing like bringing in 2019 in with a bang!

We couldn’t have had much better weather on the Dock, between all the firepits and the body heat it was quite comfortable.

Looking Forward to an Amazing 2019

We are really looking forward to what the new year holds. Just because the first couple of months might be a bit slower doesn’t mean we will be holding back on the things that make it amazing to be At Main Street Marina!

We love the locals at The PaddlewheelDuring the week, at the Paddlewheel, we have Open Mic Night on Wednesday Night. On the weekend we will always be on the lookout to bring the best entertainment that the area has to offer. In addition, until March 1st, if you mention that you are a local you will receive  20% off your tab at The Paddlewheel. We really appreciate your business, so while many of our industries may The Landing Princess at Main Street Marina and Main Street Lake Cruisesbe slower, we want to try to make it a little easier on your budget. It’s our way of saying thanks for making The Paddlewheel the most popular spot to be in Branson!

Main Street Lake Cruises will kick off in March. Check out our calendar to see all of the great events that are going to be offered for you to take advantage of. There is no better way to see the Ozarks than from one of our amazing sightseeing or dinner cruises. If you have any questions feel free to contact us or give us a call at 417-239-3980. Our professional representatives will be happy to assist you. Tickets for the specialty cruises book quickly so make your reservations today!

We hope your new year has started as spectacular as ours and we can’t wait to see you on the dock!

 

 

It’s Been a Great Year – Let’s Throw a Party

The Landing Princess at Main Street Marina and Main Street Lake CruisesOh what an amazing year 2018 has been! From all of us at Main Street Marina, we would like to thank you for coming to spend some time with us on the Dock. Being locally owned and operated we take pride in seeing so many people catch a reflection of the area atmosphere and what that looks and tastes like.

Main Street Lake Cruises and Watersport Rentals

Thousands upon thousands of people have come to party on Lake Taneycomo with Main Street Lake Cruises and Main Street Marina Water Sports.  There is no better way to Dine with us in luxury on the Landing Princesswitness the beauty of the Ozarks unfolding before your eyes than along the waters of the White River Basin. Whether it be on a sightseeing excursion on the Lake Queen or an opulent dinner cruise aboard  The Landing Princess, our staff takes pride in making the experience one that you will never forget. We strive to give you experiences that you will reflect upon fondly for a lifetime. We have really enjoyed getting to know the people on the cruises and group charters that have been hosted over the last year.

Our water sports rental dock at Main Street Marina saw so many individuals and families that wanted to get out on the water on a more personal basis. With hydro bikes, stand up paddleboards, kayaks, and the speedy Craigcats available, many folks were able to use the option they wanted to get out on the water.

Rock the Dock at The PaddlewheelThe Paddlewheel

This last year has brought many people to The Paddlewheel as well.  Where scratch local cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails come to life; bringing you the best of the Ozarks all right here to you overlooking the beauty of Lake Taneycomo.

Rock The Dock at The PaddlewheelThe Paddlewheel has not only become one of the best places to sample local fare but it has also become the largest nightclub in the area. Rock The Dock has become a showcase of the best talent from the region with plenty of dance floor for you to get out on it and shake that groove thing. You can feel the excitement in the air each night while the dock moves to the beat of the music.

New Year’s Eve is Time to CelebrateNew Years Eve at Main Street Lake Cruises

We are so excited about the coming year, we have decided to throw two parties for New Year’s Eve. One on the water and another on the dock!

On The Princess, we will board at 8:30 pm and set out on a late night cruise to bring in the new year with style. DJ Valence will be there to bring the music you are going to love! There are gourmet snacks and a full-service cash bar for your pleasure. Don’t forget the champagne toast when the clock strikes 12.  These seats are limited so make sure you contact a representative today and reserve your spot today!

New year's Eve at The PaddlewheelIf you want to stay on the dock, we have your party going on at The Paddlewheel!

DJ’s Rob and Scott will be spinning the music and there will be tons of dance floor to get down! We have provided a special menu that features amazing gourmet cuisine made for you by our Chef in our specialty scratch kitchen. A special drink menu has been prepared by our mixologists that will help you bring in the new year just right. Don’t forget great local beers and a fully stocked bar to bring your favorites your way! We will also watch the Ball drop in New York as well from the Big Screen! it feels just like being there.

Let’s bring in the new year with a bang! We are looking forward to celebrating it with you! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us today!