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New in Branson, MO | Attractions, Shows, Restaurants & More in 2021

Ever wonder what’s new and happening in Branson, Missouri? Check out our list below and learn all about the attractions, restaurants, live shows, and local and chain restaurants that are new to the area of Branson!


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Aquarium at the Boardwalk Aquarium at the Boardwalk will give visitors a unique, up-close experience to a world under the sea. Speaking of the sea, the new aquarium will give people a chance to see aquatic creatures such as seahorses, jellyfish, eels, colorful fish, and even sharks! Dive in and enjoy a plethora of other activities, including climbing through kelp forests, getting your picture taken in a diving suit, going through the Waters Tunnel, and exploring Mermaid Palace at the all-new Aquarium at the Boardwalk in Branson.

Location: 2700 W 76 Country Blvd unit a, Branson, MO 65616

Beyond The Lens! Go behind the scenes to learn all things pop culture in a number of fun and interactive exhibits at the Beyond the Lens! Museum located off the famous 76 Strip. Walkthrough a large-scale camera lens to begin the adventure and discover interactive exhibits, reality games, escape rooms, a hunt for Bigfoot & photo ops … lots and lots of photo ops! A part of every in and out of this museum, guests will have the chance to test their skills, explore fun at every turn, and open their minds to intriguing learning opportunities. Come see all Beyond The Lens! has to offer.

Location: 3115 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616

Branson WonderWorks Drive by this exact museum, and you might be wondering two things. One, why is that building upside down? And two, “Is this place going to tip over?” The answer to both questions is simply in the name of the “WonderWorks Museum” for everything from the exterior to the interior of this place is simply that: A Wonder!

Get an educational and entertaining experience like never before at Branson’s newest marvel as the kids and kids at heart experience ZERO Gravity, visit special exhibits on Route 66, learn about space exploration and venture through neat art galleries.

Location: 2835 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616

Payne’s Valley Golf Course

Enjoy a golf course designed by renowned golfer Tiger Woods for golfers of all skills to enjoy. The beautiful Ozark Mountain setting offers large fairways, an appealing layout, water features, and the amazing 19th hole located at the Big Rock at Payne’s Valley. Come enjoy the heart and passion of the game at this unique public-access golf course tributed to World Golf Hall of Fame member Payne Steward!

Location: 1250 Golf Club Dr, Hollister, MO 65672

Mystic River Falls at Silver Dollar City Hold on for the ride of a lifetime at Mystic River Falls, the newest addition to Silver Dollar City. Float up, float down, and move side-to-side in the rapid waters of the mysterious river along on this fun, splish splash journey. With nearly $27 million invested in this ride, Mystic River Falls gives everything a thrill seeker is looking for and then some! If you’re up for adventure and don’t mind getting some water on you, this is a ride you won’t want to miss!

Location: 5125 State Hwy 265, Branson, MO 65616

1984 Arcade at The Shoppes at Branson Meadows Mix together a combination of arcade classic games and a retro, 1980s era atmosphere, and you have on your hands a very retro hangout hub and attraction! Bring family and friends to enjoy gaming and maybe a little friendly competition with over 70 classic video games, including Space Invaders, Tappers, Defenders & more! Do you have what it takes to be featured on The High Scores Board? You won’t know until you try!

Location: 4240 Gretna Rd | In The Shoppes at Branson Meadows

Shipwrecked Treasure Museum Discover the wonders of the high seas at the Shipwrecked Treasure Museum located at the Landing Shopping Center in Branson! With over 500 authentic artifacts recovered from shipwrecks from all around the world, this museum has it all from Civil War Treasures, Early Currency, WWII Silver Ingots & more! Guests can also enjoy several other features, including Interactive Exhibits, the Pirate’s Lair, Bottles From the Deep, and a souvenir Gift Shop.

Location: 505 Branson Landing Blvd, Branson, MO 65616

Big Air Trampoline Park With over 60 attractions, Big Air Trampoline, keeps visitors jumping, diving, and climbing throughout their stay. Get ready to spend hours of fun where there is never a dull moment and where all park participants are in for an active and entertaining experience with obstacle courses, rock walls, foam pits, and trampolines, of course! An ideal attraction for large groups and special events!

Location: 3300 Gretna Rd, Branson, MO 65616

Shepherd of the Hills Adventure Park Home to the well-known Shepherd of the Hills outdoor drama comes a plethora of thrilling adventures on property! Guests can now experience ATV rids, rock climbing, a petting farm, a ropes course, the fan-favorite Vigilante Extreme ZipRider, Inspiration Tower & much more all at the Shepherd of the Hills Adventure Park!

Location: 5583 W 76 Country Blvd Branson, MO 65616


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Dean Z – Ultimate Elvis

See The King of Rock and Roll come to life in the live music tribute spectacular now showing at the Clay Cooper Theater in Branson! Elvis fans are sure to enjoy the performance of the exceptionally talented, passionate, high-energy Dean Z, a star of the hit touring production of “Elvis Lives” with a 20-year career in the making! After hitting fame in the 1950s and performing in Las Vegas in the 1970s, Branson is excited to welcome Dean Z to Branson as he is joined on stage by a 10-piece band, vocalists, video content, and more for one amazing, memorable event you’ll just have to stop by and see!

Location: Clay Cooper Theatre, 3216 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616

Jesus at Sight & Sound Theatres® Feel a swell of emotions and a surge of wonder as you witness the spectacular performances of Sight & Sound Theatres® in Branson, Missouri. See the Bible come to life like never before with world-renowned performers, stage props, sounds, lighting, costumes, music, effects, and live animals — all in a facility second to none!

Get tickets while you can so you don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind, fully immersive story that will keep you mesmerized from Start to Finish. The show runs from March 13- December 31, 2021

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

Shanghai Circus – Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai Treat you and your family to witness some of the most amazing feats of grace, talent, balance, and strength in Branson at the Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai show! Forty acrobats will tackle the most unbelievable stunts, including mind-bending acrobatic acts from balancing on top of a chairs tower and jumping through hoops up to six feet off the stage!

Location: 3455 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616

Dancing Queen at King’s Castle Theater Come celebrate the #1 hits of the ’70s at the King’s Castle Theatre in Branson! This energetic, colorful musical extravaganza is filled to the brim with enjoyable entertainment, brought to you by none other than the talented cast and crew of the show who will sing and dance the day away to fun disco classics as “We Are Family,”  “Y.M.C.A.,” “Disco Inferno,”  “Waterloo,”  “Superstition” “Play That Funky Music,”  and many other fun hits! If you enjoy the move and groove of the 70’s era, Dancing Queen is the show for you!

Location: 2701 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616

Escape Reality Magic & Illusions Dinner Show Come see an exciting performance showcasing the wonders and mysteries of magic in an intimate theater setting with the Escape Reality Magic & Illusions show. Taking the stage are the talented and master illusionists Garry and Janine Carson.

This dynamic duo presents to audiences of all ages showmanship and entertainment at its finest with dazzling effects, mind-bending illusions, and on- the-edge-of-your-seat magic. There’s even an option for audience members to come on stage and help the stars do some acts creating a truly unique and memorable experience!

 Location:  625 MO-165, Branson, MO 65616


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Lululemon Athletica is a stylish athletic appear store with accessories available for running, working out, and yoga.

Tory Burch is a brand that personifies the American lifestyle in easy, comfortable clothes and accessories, including shoes, accessories, watches, shoes & more.

Tanger Outlet Location: 300 Tanger Blvd, Branson, MO 65616

Seven Arrows Taproom What used to be the Vintage Paris coffee shop will soon be Seven Arrows Taproom, a space located in Downtown Hollister, MO, that brings you local craft beer and wine. A great place to enjoy drinks and fellowship with friends and family!

Location: 260 Birdcage Walk, Hollister, MO 65672

Local & Chain Restaurants

Guy Fieri’s Branson Kitchen & Bar You know Guy, right? Middle-aged fellow, dark goatee, bleached spiky hair, good taste for good food? Yeah, that guy. Well, good news for the visitors and locals of the Branson area. Fieri opened a restaurant right here in the Ozarks at the Branson Landing shopping center! Eat your heart out with a menu full of mouthwatering items such as the Garlic Parmigiana Wings, The Baja Bowl, The Bacon Mac-N-Cheese Burger & Jack Daniels Strip Steak. Don’t forget to leave room for desserts like the throw your diet out the window Pretzel & Potato Chip Covered Marble Cheesecake. Come hungry and ready to dig into dishes that are huge, well-priced, and absolutely delicious!

Location: 100 Branson Landing Blvd Suite# 1111, Branson, MO 65616

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen Paula Deen, famous for her delicious homestyle southern cooking, opened a massive 15,000+ square-foot restaurant in Branson just a few short years ago. Located at the north end of the Branson Landing, near the Belk Department Store. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen offers a superb menu featuring Deen’s special family recipes, including the Georgia Fried Catfish, Beef Pot Roast, and the delicious Chicken & Dumplings.

Location: 545, Branson, MO 65616

Landshark Bar & Grill Enjoy this new waterfront restaurant at the Branson Landing. Yes! Another restaurant at the Landing. We’re starting to see a pattern here.

With not just a view of Lake Taneycomo, the outdoor patio area offers a wide-open view of the daily fountain show.

Taking inspiration from “beach joints” on the Atlantic Coast, Land Shark presents an equally coastal style/interior décor with beach-themed dishes like Crispy Coconut Shrimp, the Caribbean Burger, and the New Orleans Style Shrimp Po’Boy. Pair those dishes with a cold draft or other frozen concoction, and you are all set at this neat new restaurant in Branson!

Location: 915 Branson Landing Blvd, Branson, MO 65616

Mellow Mushroom Your first impression of Mellow Mushroom might be something along the lines of ‘Wow, this place is so colorful!’ This artsy and coincidentally mellow pizza hub serves delicious stone-baked pizza with Appalachian spring water crust. Didn’t know that was a thing? Well, now you do, and it’s absolutely savory!

The Mellow Mushroom menu additionally offers yummy munchies, sandwiches, salads, burgers, beer, and cocktails! Options for gluten-free or vegan items are also available for customers!

Location: 333 Branson Landing Blvd, Branson, MO 65616

Shepherd’s Mill Restaurant Want a taste of true authentic Ozark Dining? You’ll want to try out Shepherd of the Hill’s newest addition to the family: Shepherd’s Mill Restaurant. Open and serving lunch and dinner, see why this quaint and cozy eatery is quickly becoming a family favorite.

Some Lunch & Dinner Items: Hillbilly Nachos, Chicken Fried Chicken, The Shepherd’s Pie, Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf, Salmon Savory.

Location: 5586 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616

Andy B’s Bowl Social Andy B’s Bowl Special is way…way more than some ordinary bowling hub! Delve into an afternoon or evening of good food, good drinks, interactive social games, and entertainment from the moment you walk through the front doors. Try bowling with some friends, tackling some classic arcade games, going through escape rooms, or try your hand at some traditional table games. Let your worries and your strife fade away when you go to Andy B’s located at the Branson Landing! Bowl on!

Location: 405 Branson Landing Blvd Branson, MO 65616

SS Dockside Café & Bar SS Dockside is a family-owned and operated restaurant devoted to providing great food and service. Big burgers and delicious seafood round out our menu. Come

Location: 2600 W 76 Country Blvd Branson, MO 65616

Captain’s Quarters at Branson’s Nantucket Enjoy delicious food, stunning views, and the feel of ‘vacation’ at Nantucket’s newly renovated 10th-floor restaurant, opening soon!

Location: 2837 State Hwy 265, Branson, MO 65616


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