Branson, Missouri – A Brief History

The Chicago Tribune awarded Branson with the moniker, “The way America should be”. This was several years ago but Branson is still a place where people flock to get a glimpse of when life was quieter and more relaxing. It’s a place where people are friendly and families can come and enjoy themselves together. There is something for everyone here!The Shepherd of the Hills is a large part of Branson History

With a general store and post office established in 1882 by Reuben Branson, the fledgling community got its start. The town was incorporated in 1912 just as the Powersite Dam was being finished; creating Lake Taneycomo. From then on Branson continued to grow into something special.

Harold Bell Wright wrote the book “The Shepherd of the Hills ” which was released in 1907. This book spurred many to come see the area Bell spoke of to get a feel of that Ozark tradition. It became the focal point of a show first done by the “Old Mill Theater” which became known by the same name as the book. That show has been in production for over 50 years.

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The Many Facets of Branson

The 76 Strip is part of Branson's historyAs shows popped up on Highway 76, the “strip”, people continued to flock to Branson. However, it isn’t just shows they come for. Many people come to Branson to take in the beauty of the Ozarks and enjoy the allure of the lakes and trails and campgrounds. In addition, Branson has become one of the largest destinations for military reunions. Also, many families come from miles around to bring their kids to sporting events and camps. All of this makes Branson a go-to location for the first time and return visitors alike.

There are so many things to do in Branson, it is no wonder that we are the third-largest drive-to destination in the United States.

Main Street Marina – Part of  a Great Branson Tradition

Located on the banks of Lake Taneycomo, Main Street Marina has become one of those important locations; anchoring one end of the Branson Landing. As the Branson Landing has become one of the many popular places to be in Branson, Main Street Marina sits proudly near the Lake Taneycomo Bridge on the Landing.  It’s a great place to take in the beauty of the Ozark Mountains and enjoy that famous Branson hospitality! Take a cruise on Lake Taneycomo and listen to one of Kayak oon Lake Taneycomo with Main Street Marina Water Sport Rentalsour Captains tell you about the history of this beautiful area we live in. Main Street Lake Cruises has dinner and sightseeing cruises for you to enjoy with your whole family.

Landing Axes on Main Street MarinaEnjoy a few hours, or a whole day on the lake with people closest to you with Main Street Marina Water Sport Rentals. While you are on the Marina, check out Landing Axes. Landing Axes is a World Axe Throwing League endorsed venue where you and your friends can get together for a little friendly competition. Ax throwing has become more popular than darts and cheaper than bowling.

Dockside dining awaits you at The Paddlewheel! Amazing food and drink made from scratch from some of the best the industry has to offer. You’ll be treated like you are part of the family here by our friendly staff.

A Great Crowd at The Paddlewheel in BransonAs the sun goes down things get even more AWESOME as some of the best entertainment comes to Rock The Dock at Branson’s Largest Nightclub! The Paddlewheel brings the best musicians and artists that the area has to offer. On a clear night, you’ll find the bands, and the dancers enjoing those bands, outside. Raining? Not a problem as the fun moves inside.

Main Street Marina is proud to be part of the Branson community and all of the great things the community has to offer! We are locally owned and operated and love being in the Ozarks community.

Main Street Marina wants to be a part of  your hometown Branson experience. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Rock the Dock with KIDS

KIDS at The PaddlewheelThis Rockin’ 90’s cover band is one you’ll WANNABE here for! Their tunes are so DEE-LITEful, you’ll swear you’re in NIRVANA. They will NO DOUBT have you GETTIN’ JIGGY WIT IT all night long! So bring all your BARBIE GIRLs, but please NO SCRUBS!

Sensational Summer at Main Street Marina

With SummeMain Street Marinar here, there are many more things to do at Main Street Marina in Branson, Missouri. There is no better way to spend your days with your family than on the dock. With so many opportunities you will likely have to come back again and again to do everything. In this post, we are going to talk about what summertime looks like at Main Street Marina on Lake Taneycomo. Your summer vacation becomes a SENSATIONAL SUMMER when you visit Main Street Marina.

Cruise Lake Taneycomo

The Landing Princess and Lake Queen Side By SideClimb aboard one of our beautiful vessels from Main Street Lake Cruises on georgous Lake Taneycomo and see the beauty of the Ozarks like few ever will. From our vintage style paddleboat, the Lake Queen, you’ll sit back and take in the sights as our Captain tells you about the rich history surrounding the area. You’ll feel as if you have taken a step back into the past when Water cannons aboard The Lake QueenBranson was just a budding settlement.  Bring the kids along, because you are going to need protection from those scallywags that plundered the waterways of the White River. Our paddleboat comes equipped with water cannons for everyone to enjoy.  Tons of summer fun and relaxation for everyone.

If you want to make take an amazing cruise and make dinner plans at the same time, you will certainly want to consider The Landing Princess cruise. Our professional staff is ready to make your summer night special with a delicious meal and sightseeing aboard our 100-foot luxury yacht.  Relax and enjoy the beauty of the Ozarks Dine with us in luxury on the Landing Princesswhile being pampered as you enjoy the company of those closest to you. This one and a half hour dinner cruise is something that will leave you with lasting memories for years to come.

Enjoy a glass of wine or a spirit on any of our boats. Fully stocked bars are available on all our cruises and our bartenders are always ready to make that perfect summer cocktail for your enjoyment. Check out the Main Street Lake Cruises site for more information!

Get Out on the Water

Main Street Marina Water Sport RentalsYou don’t have to bring your gear along when you take a Summer vacation in the Ozarks. Main Street Marina Water Sports Rentals has you covered! Choose from kayaks, paddleboards, and hydro-bikes to get your family out on the water.  If you are looking for something with a bit more zip check out our Craig Cat two person motorboats.

We have options for everyone in your group. Whether you are looking for something for your family or a few hours to kill with friends, we have packages available for you.

What in the Landing Axes on Main Street MarinaAXUAL Fun?

Landing Axes has opened at Main Street Marina and it is an amazing time!  Anyone over the age of thirteen can get involved in this and it’s really become something everyone loves. Challenge your friends and family to great competition or just casual fun. League competition is in the works, so check back. We also have Steel-tipped darts for fun or competition as well.

Check out our website and check out the deals for groups and parties! It’s a great idea for a first date, and less expensive than bowling.

Axe anyone… you’re gonna love it!

Summer Nights on the Dock

Summer fun at The PaddlewheelWhether you are by yourself or with a crowd while you are in Branson, you are going to have a blast at The Paddlewheel! They have a great menu with weekly specials and AMAZING hand-crafted cocktails. Sit and relax on the dock and see some of the most beautiful scenery and wildlife the Ozarks has to offer.

Rock The Dock at The PaddlewheelAs the night progresses the dock will literally move. Rock The Dock has become a thing in Branson with some of the best entertainment that the region has to offer.  Every night is something AWESOME at Branson’s LARGEST Nightclub!

There is tons of room on the dance floor and the bar offers drink specials nightly to lubricate those dance bones! You are going to want to come back, again and again, to get in on the action. Don’t take our word for it. See for yourself!

Check out our YouTube page for more great bands and other things featured on Main Street Marina.

Online booking is available for everything on the marina if you have friends traveling to Branson and you want to give them something special. Please feel free to call us at 417-239-3980 if you have any questions or want to make reservations for anything on the marina.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Rock the Dock with Dj’s Rob and Scott

DJ's Rob and Scott at The Paddlewheel DJ’s Rob & Scott will be bringing the party & you won’t want it to end! Every time these guys ROCK THE DOCK, you will certainly feel it. Come out & break in those dancin’ shoes! They play a great variety of dance music that is sure to make you want to move!

Rock The Dock with Brother Troy

You’re always in for a good time when Brother Troy is around. He is a local (or is that loco) with a love for entertaining people through music & stories. He has something for everyone in his style of music. He is likely to have you ROCK THE DOCK as you roll with laughter as well as you finding the urge to get up and dance.

Well… What are you waiting for? Come on down & enjoy the music!