Branson, Missouri, is an excellent destination for youth group travel focused on the performing arts. This city offers plenty of performance opportunities for bands and choirs, allowing students to practice their craft, boost their confidence, and share their talents with a new audience. Plus, Branson boasts many other forms of entertainment for the students. Ride rollercoasters, attend a Broadway show, or cruise along Table Rock Lake. Come join the fun!


In the evening, the Branson Theatre District lights up with rock ’n’ roll, country jams, Broadway shows, and other forms of live entertainment. Enjoy a night out at a murder mystery dinner theater, tribute band concert, or the longest-running outdoor drama in the United States. Every day in Branson promises a full roster of music, comedy, and merriment.


Make sure to spend some time aboard the Showboat Branson Belle, aka “America’s Most Entertaining Lake Adventure,” as it cruises across Table Rock Lake. This massive paddle-wheel boat hosts a three-course lunch or dinner followed by a music, comedy, or magic show. Students can also roam the boat and visit the captain in the pilothouse to see the solid-maple captain’s wheel.

Showboat Branson Belle, Credit: Branson/Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau


It’s the students’ time to shine! Branson hosts several nationally recognized festival companies and organizations that allow students to showcase their talent and hard work and even compete against other performance groups. Watch as student groups build confidence, make friends, and share their gifts with audiences. Come see why Branson’s slogan is “It’s Your Show!”


Discover why Silver Dollar City was recently voted the No. 1 best theme park in the United States by Tripadvisor. Nestled in the picturesque Ozark Mountains, this 1880s theme park offers 40 rides and attractions and 13 acres of water park fun. Students can lounge in the pool, experience the adrenaline rush of riding a record-breaking roller coaster, and find unique live entertainment.

Main Image: #1 Hits of the ’60s at the Clay Cooper Theatre, Credit: Branson/Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau