Branson is a Missouri city where the fun keeps going after dinner whether you like local spirits and cocktails or a late-night play, musical, or live comedy performance. Here, you can enjoy evening theme parks with zip lines, virtual reality, and laser tag.

    You can see a Wild West show in a theatre offering a home-cooked 4-course meal. You can have a coffee in a Parisian-style coffeehouse and keep going late into the night. Check out some of the live theatre, local colour, and other activities with the 10 best things to do after dinner in Branson.


    Sight & Sound Theatres

    See a live Biblical performance with mind-blowing production

    • Families
    • Unusual

    Sight & Sound Theatres offers a live entertainment and theatre experience with audience immersion and stories drawn from the Bible. The performances combine photography, music, and live performance with full professional effects and presentation, all designed to provide a family-friendly spectacle with Biblical stories in the heart of the Ozark Mountains.

    The theatre is just a 10-minute drive to the west of city centre Branson. It offers an exciting experience that will thrill the senses of adults and kids alike. This theatre, which started as a travelling show by a humble farmer and his wife, has grown to be an important local and cultural staple.

    Location: 1001 Shepherd of the Hills Expy #8007, Branson, MO 65616, USA

    Open: Hours vary by performance

    Phone: +1 800-377-1277


    Top of the Rock

    Catch sight of the entire Ozarks and all the lights of Branson

    • Shoppers
    • Nightlife
    • Couples
    • Families

    Top of the Rock offers outstanding mountaintop scenery, world-class dining and shopping, and entertainment ranging from museums to golf courses. The outpost is situated at the highest elevation in the entire county, so after dinner and drinks you can take in the breathtaking sights of the lights of Branson below.

    While some attractions, like cave diving and golfing, are daytime activities, you can also hit shopping options in the evenings or grab drinks at the Buffalo Bar, Arnie's Barn, or the Wine Cellar at the End of the Trail. To get there, just drive about 16 minutes south of the city.

    Location: 150 Top of the Rock Rd, Ridgedale, MO 65739, USA

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +1 800-225-6343


    Fun Mountain

    Visit a wild theme park, arcade, and family amusement centre

    • Families

    Fun Mountain is a family amusement centre, theme park, and arcade that offers games, active adventures, bowling, sports, dining, and all sorts of fun for the family. Here, you can ride amusement park-style rides, race go-karts, play traditional video games, have a virtual reality experience, enjoy climbing walls and zip lines, and even go moonlight bowling. The family restaurant offers affordable eats and drinks for kids and grown-ups.

    There's so much to do that you can spend days at a time exploring the entire complex and still not accomplish everything on offer. Just drive 16 minutes south of Branson to find your world of mountain fun.

    Location: 612 Devil's Pool Rd, Ridgedale, MO 65739, USA

    Open: Tuesday–Thursday from 10 am to 9 pm, Friday–Monday from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 800-225-6343


    Shepherd of the Hills Adventure Park

    See dramatic performances and a working farm based on the novel

    • Families
    • Adventure

    Shepherd of the Hills Adventure Park offers rides, outdoor dramatic performances, and exhibitions centred around the famed namesake novel. Shepherd of the Hills is the longest continuously-running outdoor adventure drama in the United States, telling the storey of the Ozarks and offering zip-line canopy tours, off-road quad bike adventures, rope courses, and even a historic farm and playland on the very spot where the novel is set.

    The kid-centered Playland offers an “American Ninja Warrior”-inspired obstacle course, while the Inspiration Tower offers romantic and breathtaking views of the surrounding Ozarks. Just take a 13-minute drive to the west of city centre Branson to find a world of outdoor adventure.

    Location: 5583 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616, USA

    Open: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 am to 9 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +1 417-334-4191


    Waxy O'Shea's Irish Pub

    Pretend to visit Dublin

    • Food
    • Nightlife

    Waxy O'Shea's Irish Pub is a classic dark wood bar watering hole featuring live music, trivia nights, pub grub, and open mic nights featuring the best new local talent. Walking into Waxy O'Shea's is like stepping into Dublin itself. The bar is decked out with authentic Irish décor from its dark oak bar to the Guinness signs on the wall.

    The bar offers a wide variety of draft beers with an equal variety in spirits. The atmosphere is boisterous and joy-filled, and it's a good place to catch the latest up-and-coming music from rock to traditional Irish drinking songs. It's right in the heart of city centre Branson at Branson Landing.

    Location: 235 Branson Landing Blvd, Branson, MO 65616, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 11 am to 1.30 am, Sunday from 11 am to midnight

    Phone: +1 417-348-1759


    The Haygoods

    Catch an iconic and legendary local family music act

    • Families

    The Haygoods act offers lively, themed live-music performances tailored to seasonal attractions, and all performed by 1 family in one of the most popular venues in the entire area. Over the years, The Haygoods have sold over 6 million tickets, with last season alone seeing 85 sold-out shows. The 6 members play more than 20 instruments, surrounded by astonishing special effects.

    The musical performances are as stunning as the show, with new interpretations and unique arrangements of hit songs from the ‘60s all the way to the latest hits. The Haygoods perform at one of the most popular live music venues in the heart of city centre Branson.

    Location: 3216 State Hwy 76, Branson, MO 65616, USA

    Open: Hours vary by individual show dates

    Phone: +1 417-339-4663


    Andy B's Bowl Social

    Bowl or play games after dinner

    • Nightlife
    • Couples
    • Families

    Andy B's Bowl Social is a full-service entertainment venue offering bowling, arcade games, tabletop games, and great pub-style food all in one place. The food is casual burger and sandwich style with solid entrees and desserts, and a good selection of cocktails. After dinner, you can enjoy a game of bowling, head for table games like gigantic Jenga, or even do some karaoke. Technology and modern entertainment is abundant as well.

    You can head for the video arcade where you can enjoy cabinet games or a full virtual reality experience. Grab your friends and solve the puzzles at the escape room experiences to really put your mind to work. It's in Branson Landing, right in the heart of city centre.

    Location: 405 Branson Landing Blvd, Branson, MO 65616 USA

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from noon to 8 pm, Friday–Saturday from noon to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 (417) 213-8631


    Vintage Paris

    Relax in an authentic Parisian-style coffeehouse

    • Couples
    • Families

    Vintage Paris is a classic coffeehouse designed to make you feel like you're along a quaint old-world rue in Paris, surrounded by a cosy, artistic landscape. On occasion, they offer live music, and there's an outdoor courtyard that allows you to enjoy your coffee, wine or beer, and baked goods under the night sky.

    The bohemian surroundings are conducive to long, deep conversations about the nature of life, the universe, or nothing at all. It's also just south of city centre Branson, a 4-minute drive, or within easy walking distance from the centre of city centre in nearby Hollister.

    Location: 260 Birdcage Walk, Hollister, MO 65672, USA

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 9 am to 10 pm, Friday–Saturday from 9 am to midnight (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +1 417-593-7952


    Clay Cooper Theatre

    Catch live musical or comedy performances in a variety of themes

    • Couples
    • Families

    The Clay Cooper Theatre offers performances that range from family-friendly live entertainment to comedy shows, with styles from cabaret to country music. One of the most popular shows here is Clay Cooper's Country Express, an iconic performance that's had a home here for many years and combines country, gospel, and rock music with singing, dancing, comedy, and the modern equivalent of a vaudeville show.

    Other iconic shows include the music of the '50s, the music of the '60s, and a variety of special events and national performers in just about every genre imaginable. A snack bar is available to quell those late-night cravings, and the theatre is right in the heart of city centre Branson.

    Location: 3216 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616, USA

    Open: Hours vary by individual shows

    Phone: +1 417-332-2529


    Dolly Parton's Stampede

    See a rodeo and Wild West show with a 4-course home-cooked meal

    • Food
    • Nightlife
    • Families

    Dolly Parton's Stampede combines dinner theatre with a rodeo featuring 32 horses with stunts, musical productions, special effects, a home-cooked meal, and seasonal themes. While the holidays are the most popular time to visit the Stampede, which is transformed into a winter wonderland, the show goes on with seasonal themes all year long.

    While you watch the stunts and performances, you'll be treated to a full 4-course family meal that's nothing short of a feast. You'll enjoy country staples like hickory-smoked pork loin, roasted chicken, homemade biscuits, and country sides with unlimited drinks and a speciality dessert. Just take a quick 6-minute drive from the centre of city centre and experience this horse show extravaganza.

    Location: 1525 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616, USA

    Open: Hours vary based on individual showtimes

    Phone: +1 417-336-3000


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