Branson Missouri Turns 100 – Century Celebration Kicks Off

It’s time to party in Missouri’s top vacation spot! That’s right! Branson, home of the Hollywood Entertainment Center, is turning 100 years old and celebrates with a year-long series of events starting now!

The Show Me State is showing us Branson’s Century of Heritage, Hospitality and Harmony, beginning April 1, 2012, with the opening of the Branson Centennial Museum. It’s the region’s first history museum, curated by Jim and Jean Babcock.

Of course, there are at least100 ways to celebrate Branson, Missouri’s 100, including:

*Visit! Enjoy Branson’s live shows, attractions, shopping, lakes, golf courses and more!

*Learn to play the fiddle.

*Do “random act of hospitality”

*Take 100 photos on your trip to Branson and post your favorites on the Branson 100 Facebook page.

*Eat Goo Goo Clusters! These tasty treats were introduced in 1912.

Branson, Missouri was incorporated on April 1, 2012 and got its name from the man who opened the first general store and post office, Reuben S. Branson.  The first family attraction was Marvel Cave beneath the property where Silver Dollar City theme park is located today.

There’s never been a better time to visit Branson! The town was recently featured as one of 2012’s Best Family Vacations by Away.com, and the Hollywood Wax Museum was selected as an attraction you wouldn’t want to miss!  Southwest Airlines is now offering direct fights to Branson, making traveling easier and more affordable, than ever.

Happy 100th Branson! Let us know how you’ll be celebrating!

 

 

 

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