I live 30 minutes from the live music capitol of the United States: Branson, Missouri. With Easter right around the corner, I’ve had a lot of friends from around the country ask what activities Branson offers for Easter. Here are my top picks.
Chateau on the Lake
If you’ve visited Branson before but never been to the Chateau on the Lake because it’s so expensive, this is your chance. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking! Staying at the chateau can cost over $300 dollars per night but you can have Easter brunch there for much less. My family tries to attend every year but you do have to reserve a spot! For the phone number you can visit the Branson Tourism Center. The food is amazing and worth every penny, the service is outstanding, and you can even attend early church services and still make it to the Chateau on the Lake for Easter brunch. This year brunch is Sunday, April 20th.
How about a cruise on the lake for Easter and some complementary champagne? Sounds like fun doesn’t it? Visit the Branson Landing and take a cruise on The Landing Princess. They offer cruises on other days as well, but there’s a special menu for Easter. Once again, you do have to reserve a spot in advance. It does book up quickly so be sure to call. The cost was around fifty dollars per person but it was well worth it. You don’t get a lake view, champagne, or such an amazing atmosphere in a standard restaurant. Visit
Easter Brunch at the Keeter Center
I love the Keeter Center. It’s located a couple of miles outside of Branson at The College of the Ozarks. The College of the Ozarks allows students to work there in order to pay for a college education. Most of the food is grown right there. They make everything from scratch and the food is outstanding. The price is very reasonable and the Keeter Center itself is very nice. Brunch this year is on Sunday, April 20th and you can find information on making reservations by calling 417-690-2146.
Silver Dollar City
My children and I started visiting Silver Dollar City on the Saturday before Easter. It’s become a tradition with our family and I promise you’ll love it, no matter what age you are. This year for Easter weekend, World Fest will be in full swing with over 400 performers from all over the world. There’s always lots of bluegrass and gospel to be found, great food, rides for the kids, and great shows. Visit Silver Dollar City if it’s the only thing you do in Branson!
Hollister Easter Egg Hunt
This year, head to the Hollister football field by 12:30 P.M. if you want to see the Easter bunny and get a good place for the egg hunt. Bring a basket and some shoes you can run in. My niece and nephew are planning to go and they’re pretty quick! Hollister is only a couple of miles outside of Branson and offers this fun activity for children on April 19th.