Entertainment is nonstop on the Highway 76 Strip, a seven-mile stretch of live music and comedy shows, numerous restaurants, theme parks, shopping outlets and myriad hotels. You might catch Andy Williams, Oak Ridge Boys or Mel Tillis, all regulars at what some folks call the Live Music Capital of the World, where over 100 music and comedy shows run daily in more than 52 theaters.

But there's another side to this warm, hospitable town tucked into the foothills of the Ozarks.  It's a paradise for outdoor recreation. The rolling hills offer 200 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding and biking, and three scenic lakes are havens for fishing and water sports. For less strenuous water activities, hop aboard one of the many lake cruises. The kids won't want to leave Silver Dollar City, where thrilling rides are combined with a glimpse into turn-of-the-century Ozark life. You won't be alone on a weekend visit to modern-day Branson:  the natural attractions and live entertainment draw close to eight million tourists every year.

Branson is a wonderful little town of pleasant people with a very low crime rate,  It is a town of God and Country.  Most shows honor and acknowledge veterans and dedicate songs to them and the flag.   It's not unusual for an audience to end a show standing.  And more important, God is acknowledged everywhere even so much as a large picture of Jesus hanging in the Golden Corral.  Many singers include gospel songs.  It is a little town with a big heart that will leave a person feeling good.