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!

Baby, Talk Derby To Me – Derby Day at The Paddlewheel

Derby Day at The PaddlewheelWe have the perfect spot for you to take in a little Kentucky Derby Day tradition. The Paddlewheel on Main Street Marina is bringing this very special day to the Ozarks on the banks of Lake Taneycomo. Saturday, May 4th we will be bringing that excitement to you right out here on the dock! You can check out the Kentucky Derby with us right here on the BIG SCREEN The festivities will go on all day, and into the night!

Derby Day Tradition

There are few American sporting events with the history and popularity of the Kentucky Derby. It’s rich traditions – sipping a mint julep, donning a beautiful hat, and joining fellow race fans in singing “My Old Kentucky Home” – transcend the Kentucky Derby from just a sporting event, making it a celebration of southern culture and a true icon of Americana. The Kentucky Derby is the longest running sporting event in the United States, dating back to 1875. The race is often referred to as “The Run for the Roses®” and has continuously Let the horses run at Derby Day at The Paddlewheelproduced “the most exciting two minutes in sports”. Uninterrupted, even when coinciding with profound historical events like The Great Depression and World Wars I & II.

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Derby Day Fun at The Paddlewheel

As usual, we will be pulling out the stops for this special day. Enjoy an afternoon by the lake sipping a Mint Julep. We have also put together a special menu for this occasion as well. If for some reason you aren’t feeling like a Mint Julep we will be creating other special handcrafted drinks for this day as well.

Check out the menu by clicking on the event page.

Rock The Dock at The Paddlewheel with FunHouseOne of the best bands in the area will be at The Paddlewheel to celebrate Derby Day. FunHouse, out of Springfield, will bring the music you like to get out on the dance floor. This isn’t your average bar band. FunHouse brings the Rock to this Dock. I can promise you that this will be one of those nights that Rock The Dock will truly live up to its name. They will begin at 8 PM

get your Derby Day hat tradition on at The Paddlewheel in Branson MissouriNothing says Kentucky Derby like a beautiful hat worn to accentuate that special day. That time-honored tradition hasn’t been lost with us.  As a matter of fact, we want to make a thing of it by offering an opportunity for you to show off those amazing hats. In the evening, we will be having a Derby Day Hat Contest with several prizes being given out in several categories. The stylish and gaudy will both be recognized. So, you can leave your hat on!

The Photobooth at The Paddlewheel is always a good timeIf you’re going to all the trouble to get gussied up we will also be setting up a photo booth for you and your friends to get some footage of the day. Then you can pick them up online at either our Facebook page or our web page. Good times bring good memories, and we love for you to make those memories with us!

The Race is On

It’s going to be an amazing night at The Paddlewheel and you aren’t going to want to miss it! Come out and spend the day with us as we watch those boys “Run for the Roses” and take in those traditions that make the day special.

See you on Saturday! And baby… Talk Derby to Me!

 

 

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!

SHAMRock The Dock – St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

SHAMRock The Dock at The PaddlewheelBranson’s LARGEST Nightclub is throwing a party so big, for St. Patrick’s Day weekend that is, so BIG, it’s going to take two days! SHAMRock the Dock has become one of the biggest celebrations in the area over the last few years and we are looking forward to seeing you at The Paddlewheel on Main Street Marina!

There will be a specialty drink and food menu, and Guinness Stout will be on tap along with other great local options. We will have a Photo Booth to catch all of those awesome memories. There will also be an appearance by those lucky little Blair leprechauns. But hey, size doesn’t really matter.

We have a great line up for entertainment over the SHAMRock the Dock weekend. Friday the 15th, we will feature DJ’s Rob and Scott. These guys are always a favorite when they come out to the dock. Saturday the 16th will include Fun House; one of the most popular bands in this region! There is always plenty of room on the dance floor for you and your friends.

At the Paddlewheel, we enjoy the rich history St Patrick’s Day has in the United States. We are happy to be a part of that tradition.

Saint Patrick, who lived during the fifth century, is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later escaped, but returned to Ireland and was credited with bringing Christianity to its people. In thSt. Patrick's Day Parade New Yorke centuries following St. Patrick’s death (believed to have been on March 17, 461), the mythology surrounding his life became ever more ingrained in the Irish culture: Perhaps the most well-known legend is that he explained the Holy Trinity using the three leaves of a native Irish clover, the shamrock.

Since around the 9th or 10th century, people in Ireland have been observing the Roman Catholic feast day of St. Patrick on March 17. Interestingly, however, the first parade held to honor St. Patrick’s Day took place not in Ireland but in the United States. On March 17, 1762, Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City. Along with their music, the parade helped the soldiers reconnect with their Irish roots, as well as with fellow Irishmen serving in the English army.

America is filled with many amazing traditions for St Patrick’s Day, including dyed green waterways, and fabulous parades. Even if you don’t have any Irish heritage, many just enjoy their short-lived Irishness once a year.


It’s going to be an amazing weekend! Get your green garb together and call your friends and tell them you wanna SHAMRock the Dock! Plan to make a weekend of it. We are looking forward to seeing you!

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!