Of the millions of people who visit Branson each year, many are return visitors. Whether this is your first trip or your next of many, Branson’s Best Reservations has the same suggestions for each visitor – take in a guided tour of the city. This is the perfect way to see the sights and learn more about the area and the people who live here.
Branson has many unique ways to tour the area. One way is by taking to the air in a helicopter with Chopper Charters of Branson. Their pilots will take you for a grand tour over the area’s beautiful lakes, the famous Hwy. 76 “strip,” and beyond. Chopper Charters has several tour options that are very affordable. For an extra special option, consider an I-Pilot experience where you get to fly the helicopter (with the help of your experienced pilot) or one of their Dinner Tours including stunning scenic views while flying to and from dinner.
If you’d prefer to stay on the ground, we suggest VIP Tours of Branson. VIP Tours offers its customers a personalized, upscale tour of the area. You have several options ranging from scenic tours to wine tours including dinner and everything in-between. During your tour, you’ll ride in comfort in a Mercedes coach. Your tour guide will not only provide insider information about Branson, but he also specializes in entertaining you with fun anecdotes and stories about the area. There is so much history and humor to be shared about Branson and you’ll love hearing it from an “insider”. For groups traveling to Branson, VIP Tours offers custom tours and charters. This is a great way to make memories within the privacy of your own group.
If you’re planning to visit in November or December during Branson’s Christmas season, both Chopper Charters and VIP Tours of Branson offer Christmas light tours. Either option is a special way to experience the festive holiday season in Branson.
Departing from the historic 1905 depot in downtown Branson, visitors can get on board the Branson Scenic Railway and enjoy a 40 mile round trip excursion through the Ozark foothills and tunnels while learning about the history of the area. Additionally, the railway features a dinner train Saturday evenings and “The Polar Express” during the Christmas season.
Unique Tour Options
One of the area’s newest tours is located at Top of the Rock, a short drive south of Branson. Top of the Rock’s Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail provides a one-of-a-kind nature park experience where you will pass through covered Amish bridges and marvel at dramatic natural rock formations and waterfalls. Hop aboard a self-driven electric cart for an exhilarating two-and-a-half-mile nature trail journey overlooking Table Rock Lake.
A little over twenty miles southwest of Branson is the amazingly beautiful Dogwood Canyon. Take a ride on an open-air tram and explore the beauty of Dogwood Canyon on the Wildlife Tram Tours. This adventure includes a two-hour narrated tour of the park as you pass by bluffs, waterfalls, and other scenic views. You’ll even cross the Arkansas border and enter the bison-elk country pasture. Get up close and personal with a Private Wildlife Tour. Parties of 1-3 people plus guide on a jeep tour catch views of back-country logging roads, wildlife, and ancient history. Perhaps you’d like to connect with nature and explore the canyon on 6.5 miles of paved paths and 9 miles of nature trails on the Hiking & Walking Tour. Or, experience modern innovation meets the great wilderness on the 90-minute guided Segway Tours.
Branson offers so many unique ways to learn about the area. Taking a guided tour or enjoying a self-guided learning opportunity is a unique experience that is sure to be remembered.