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!
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
As 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 our 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.
Enjoy 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.
As 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!