Fall is a perfect time for a Branson, MO vacation.
Beyond all the usual things to do like shows and attractions, there are some breathtaking views that are made more special by the changing of the seasons.
Better yet, there are some free options below.
So, book your room at the best hotel in Branson, MO and start planning your itinerary.
Check out the fall foliage in Branson
Like we said earlier, there are many beautiful places to get out and see in Branson that become must-see attractions as the leaves change colors.
ExploreBranson.com provides a “fall foliage tour” that you can walk or run as well as three driving tours that take you through Table Rock Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, or Downtown Branson.
If you prefer a more traditional hike, there are plenty of trails around the area you’re guaranteed to enjoy.
Check out AllTrails’ top 15 trails in Branson here.
Board a boat
Depending on the weather, the water might be too cool to take a dip, but why not rent a boat from one of the many marinas in the area to enjoy some fishing or simply take in the scenery.
You can’t go wrong with a visit to either Table Rock Lake or Lake Taneycomo.
There’s also the option to board the Showboat Branson Belle and spend some time topside to see Table Rock Lake before the dinnertime entertainment.
Take a train ride
The Branson Scenic Railway offers a 40-mile round trip excursion through the Ozark bridges, foothills, trestles, and tunnels. During your ride on the vintage passenger train you will learn the history of the area, gaze upon the southwest Missouri or northwest Arkansas wilderness, and see the ruins of long-ago communities now named only on railroad maps.
Passengers are also welcome to tour the entirety of the train as the cars have been restored and refurbished to their old glory. The era the cars come from span from the 30s to the 60s.
Get a bird’s eye view
Want to see everything all at once? OK, maybe you won’t see everything but you’ll get a good look of the Ozarks from atop the Inspiration Tower at Shepherd of the Hills.
It’s said that you can see up to 90 miles on a clear day!
You have two vantage points to choose from. You’ll take a glass elevator up to an enclosed observation deck or you can step out to an open-air deck.