Branson History

Staff Report - The city of Branson, MO is named after Ruben Branson. Branson was an entrepreneur who came to Taney County in the early 1880's and opened a general store along the White River (what is now Lake Taneycomo). - Branson was officially incorporated as a town on April 1, 1912, at which time there were 1,200 residents. - Construc...details »

Branson 101

Staff Report - Today, Branson has more than 50 theaters located throughout town. Collectively, Branson has more theater seats than Broadway in New York City. - During the 2015 census, the population of Branson totaled 11,431. - At any given moment during the busy season, Branson can have more than 100,000 visitors. - According to TripAdvisor, ...details »

Learning About Leap Day

By: Michael Ayo Leap Day is a special occasion that only happens every four years. Some celebrate the day by using it as an excuse to perform odd acts. Others just simply treat it as any other day in the year. But how many people think to themselves, “What’s the point of a leap year? Why is it every four years? Why?” Why, indeed. A leap ye...details »