Branson’s Famed Highway 76 Strip

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Branson’s Highway 76 Strip is the center of all the action in Branson, Missouri, and there’s no better way to experience all of the Strip’s excitement than on one of VIP Tours of Branson’s fun-filled excursions.  Each city tour departs from Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater, located right on the Strip.  From there, you will ride in style in VIP Tours of Branson’s luxurious Mercedes Sprinter vans, which is equipped with complimentary water and Wi-Fi.  From the very beginning of your city tour, your experienced and friendly guide will let you know that your tour is customized for your group and all questions are encouraged.  Tours are kept down to just 18 passengers, assuring that you will receive the personalized, detailed attention that you deserve!

Tourists have been coming to Branson since the late 1800’s to see Marvel Cave, which is still operating today as part of Silver Dollar City.  Construction on Table Rock Dam was completed in 1959, creating Table Rock Lake bringing visitors from all over the country to swim, fish, and enjoy the great outdoors.  Tourism didn’t come to Highway 76 until 1967, when the Presley family built the Strip’s first live music theater.  Today, there are over 50 different theaters in Branson, with many of them located right along Highway 76.

During our Branson city tour we’ll drive by Presley’s Country Jubilee Theatre, now celebrating their 50th anniversary on the Branson Strip. Presley’s Country Jubilee is just the place to visit if you’re hoping to see the best of what makes the Strip great.  Presley’s Country Jubilee is a true family affair, with four generations of the Presley family sharing the stage in the theater that started it all!  The family puts on a high-energy variety show filled with heartfelt and personal family stories, amazing musicianship from some of the Branson’s best singers and instrumentalists, and plenty of the bluegrass, country, and gospel music you know and love.  In addition to some of the best music you’ll hear anywhere, the famous comedy duo of Herkimer and Cecil will have you and your family roaring with laughter at their ridiculous antics.  For a nostalgic look at how Branson began visit Presley’s Country Jubilee!

Branson’s Highway 76 Strip is also home to the iconic dinner show, Dixie Stampede.  There isn’t anything else quite like Dixie Stampede anywhere else in Branson, and one visit to their majestic theater will show you why. On your way into the building from the parking lot, you’ll pass by the beautiful open-air stables for a look at Dixie Stampede’s 32 Quarter Horses, Appaloosas, Palominos, and Pintos.  The excitement continues once you enter the theater, where you’ll be escorted to the Carriage Room for an exciting pre-show featuring a rotating lineup of comedians, illusionists, jugglers, and more.  After the pre-show, you’ll head to your seat in Dixie  Stampede’s 35,000 arena for the main event!  Dixie Stampede’s thrilling show is set in the Civil War era and includes amazing singing and dancing, side-splitting comedy, heart-pounding trick riding and horse racing, and one of the best meals you’ll eat anywhere.  It’s some of the most fun you’ll have on the Strip!

Branson’s Highway 76 Strip is also home to some of Branson’s giant things.  You’ll be astonished at Grand Country Music Hall’s enormous banjo and fiddle.  These monstrous instruments are so big the stick out of their respective buildings!  Grand Country Music Hall is your one stop shop for great shows like Grand Country Jubilee, and Amazing Pets, delicious dining at Papa Grand’s Pizza and the Grand Country Buffet, and nonstop fun at their Fun Spot, water park, arcade, and mini-golf course.  There’s no shortage of things to do at Grand Country Music Hall!

You won’t be able to miss the Great American Steak and Chicken House as you drive down the Strip- they’re the only building with a giant, patriotic chicken out in front of their restaurant!  Once you get past the chicken standing guard over the door, you won’t be disappointed by the restaurant’s expansive menu and down-dome decor.  The Great American Steak and Chicken House’s menu includes home-style appetizers like fried green tomatoes and fried dill pickles and a wide variety of soups, salads, and sandwiches.  They also make some of the best hamburgers in town and have a huge menu of lunch and dinner options, ranging from homemade chicken and dumplings to the unbelievable steaks their famous for serving.

One of Branson’s most striking and recognizable landmarks is the Titanic Museum Attraction.  This interactive museum is housed inside a half-replica of the RMS Titanic, incredibly built to scale.  It’s unlike anything else you’ll see in Branson… or anywhere else!  While on your tour of the Titanic Museum, you’ll see over 400 personal and private artifacts from the Titanic, some of which are being displayed in public for the first time.  Interactive exhibits and a special kids’ tour assure that the smallest members of your group will have plenty to look at on your tour of this one-of-a-kind experience.  If you’ve already visited the Titanic Museum in the past, don’t worry- the Titanic’s rotating schedule of exhibits and artifacts mean there’s always something new to see every time you visit.

One of Branson’s newest attractions is the impressive Bigfoot on the Strip.  No matter your age or activity level, your group is sure to be able to find something to do at this massive attraction.  Two heart-pounding rides utilize the massive Bigfoot Action Tour, which, at over 200 feet, clocks in as the highest point in Branson.  Thrill seekers can ride either the free-falling Gravity Bomb or the terrifying Saddle Sling, which launches riders into the air on a saddle-type seat and lets them plummet back to earth, end-to-end.  There are also plenty of things to do at Bigfoot on the Strip for visitors who would rather keep both feet on the ground- Bigfoot Adventure Golf is a fully-accessible 18-hole mini golf course, and the Adventure Maze is a multi-level maze that includes underground tunnels, a treehouse, and a treehouse slide.  The Bigfoot Arcade and Leadslinger Cinema complete the incredible experience you’ll have at Bigfoot on the Strip.  This adventure lover’s dream is not to be missed!

On Discover Branson tour, which is our city tour we’ll point out more of the exciting shows and attractions, and there’s no better place to start exploring this city than the Highway 76 Strip.  Let VIP Tours of Branson be your guide to everything the Strip has to offer!  Whether you’ve visited Branson before or this is your stop, a city tour is a great choice to see Branson like never before.