27 Unforgettable Romantic Things to Do in Branson for Couples

January 19, 2022

Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Ozark Mountains, between Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo lies an untapped Midwestern paradise of outdoor attractions, entertainment, and endless allure.

Branson might be known as the ‘live music capital of the world’, but there is so much more to this bustling city than world-class shows.

Couples from all over gather here to experience the mesmerizing beauty of the Ozarks, engage in the 1880s themed thrills at Silver Dollar City, and revel in the tranquility of the Chateau on the Lake.

Whether you are an adventurous pair seeking to angle and fish your way to bliss or are craving some first-rate entertainment with your supper. The romance of Branson is just begging to be discovered with your true love. 

Romantic Branson Hotels

With so many amazing Branson attractions to choose from it would be wise to extend your stay in the Las Vegas of the midwest.

Soak in the rugged mountain beauty, sample some moonshine, and tour the Titanic Museum. Meanwhile enjoying premier amenities and unparalleled service when you book any of our exclusive Branson Hotels & Lodging. 

Spend a serene night in a cozy cabin by Table Rock Lake, or indulge in a bit of romantic luxury at Chateau on the Lake

Wherever you decide to hole up with your honey, reserve your room stress-free knowing you are always guaranteed our lowest rates.

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Most Romantic Branson Restaurants

Branson may not be synonymous with five-star cuisine, but that doesn’t mean there are no romantic eateries on-site. Dial-in date night when you head to any of our favorite haunts for an amorous evening of ambiance, flavor, and fun.

Chateau Grille at Chateau on the Lake

Seeking sophistication and an extensive wine list? If so, impress your date by snagging a reservation at Chateau Grille. Linger over glasses of Cabernet and sunsets over Table Rock Lake. Start by sampling their deliciously creamy hummus served with fresh french bread. Then, tuck into the succulent Sonoma duck breast, sauced in orange liquor, and served with Corn Puree, radishes, and wild mushrooms. 

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Ramata Italian

Mama mia! Reunite with your lover for a romantic red sauced rendezvous at Ramata in Branson. Observe the sparkling lakefront scenery if you dine al fresco, or cozy up at the bar for a handcrafted cocktail or two. Warm up your tastebuds with a serving of calamari fritti or toasted ravioli. Debate the merits of pizza vs. pasta before deciding to order both. We are partial to the Taneycomo pie which features sliced Pepperoni, Scimeca’s Hot Italian Sausage, and Fresh Ricotta. Then, wind down with a glass of the delightfully rosy rigatoni rosa. 

Wide shot of the dining room at Osage Restaurant at Top of the Rock, with an all the decor being wooden and a wood stove in the middle plus large windows that show a beautiful view of the Ozarks on a cloudy day in Branson, Missouri, USA

photo credit: Top of the Rock via Facebook

Osage Restaurant

Jaw-dropping views of the Ozark Mountains and Table Rock Lake await you at this fine dining establishment at Top of the Rock. Before indulging in a signature Big Cedar Lake cocktail, breathe in the crisp mountain air and revel in the Native American artwork and artifacts. Start your evening with an order of the rich Maple Roasted Pork Belly or the generous Artisanal Cheese & Charcuterie platter. Then opt for a Dogwood Canyon Bison Specialty Cut or Bourbon Brined Bone-in Pork Chop.

Most Instagrammable Spots

Ground view of the Branson Ferris Wheel and a family walking out of the attraction under the sign in Branson, Missouri, USA

photo credit: Branson Ferris wheel via Facebook

Instagram husbands, wives, and partners relax! We’ve taken the guesswork out of compiling Branson’s most scenic spots to bring you the most romantic couples' vacation pics yet:

  • The Branson Postcard Mural - featuring multiple pops of vibrant color to brighten your Instagram feed, the 20ft tall Branson Postcard Mural provides the perfect backdrop for any romantic Branson-based selfie. 
  • The Table Rock Asphalt Caboose - All aboard! Kick your own caboose into high gear and head to this cheery red train for a few dozen snaps. Located next to the Table Rock Asphalt Construction Company’s offices, this former Mo-Pac cupola caboose is over 70 years old, and ran on the Chicago & Eastern Illinois and Missouri-Pacific railroads.
  • Branson Landing Fountains - behold the romantic beauty of the Branson landing when you catch this thrilling choreographed fountain show. Besides being pure entertainment joy, these gusts of water and light make for some truly engaging pics. 
  • The Lake Taneycomo Bridge- forgo hitting that snooze button, and instead head to the statuesque Lake Taneycomo Bridge for some unforgettable sunrise snaps of this almost 100-year-old Branson landmark.
  • Branson Ferris Wheel - take a cue from your junior high courtship days and spend an evening holding hands and riding the Chicago Navy Pier Ferris Wheel. The Wheel provides a unique vantage point that makes for epic vistas of the Branson Entertainment District’s skyline. To get a postcard-worthy pic with the Ferris Wheel, be sure to stand far enough away to get the whole structure in the frame. 

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Best Mountain Sunsets

branson belle on the Table Rock lake at sunset in Branson, Missouri, USA

Showboat Branson Belle

Golden hour sunsets in Branson are a thing of beauty. The pure artistry of watching the sky explode into a cornucopia of blue, orange, yellow, and lavender can't be beaten. 

Pack a warm blanket, pop some bubbly and get ready to watch the enchantment of the Ozarks on full display at:

  • Table Rock Lake
  • Big Cedar Loop
  • Top of the Rock
  • Branson Scenic Overlook
  • Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower
  • Top Deck of the Showboat Branson Belle

Iconic Attractions

Silver Dollar City

Nowhere is the Midwestern charm, spirit, and timeless romantic appeal of Branson more on display than at Silver Dollar City.

From marveling at the Blacksmith resident craftsmen to screaming your head off on the spinning Time Traveler coaster. Meanwhile, chowing down on Clara Belle’s renowned cinnamon bread, there is always something new to discover at this award-winning theme park.

Grab your partner's hand and stroll through the recreated wonder of the late 1800s as you pursue over 40 rides and attractions, 60 unique shops, and 40 daily live shows.

Every time of year brings a special bounty to Silver Dollar City. So be sure to check their schedule to see which first-class festival is on deck next.

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Ground view of the Fire and Ice show at Branson Landing in Branson, Missouri, USA

photo credit: Branson Landing via Facebook

Branson Landing & Fountain Show

Cue up cupid’s arrow! Your companion will be weak in the knees once you witness the romance of a Branson Landing Fountain show. A dazzling display of light, magic, and 120 ft geysers of water, this illuminating show can be watched from the comfort of Branson landing’s boardwalk.

Post your exploration of Branson’s 95 acres of shopping, dining, and lakefront lodging set forth for the heart of the landing. A buzzing town square that leads to the $7.5 million water spectacular.

Don’t move a muscle as you won’t want to miss a moment of the choreographed music, fire cannons, and water interplay. Designed by the same internationally renowned team who created the infamous Bellagio Fountain display in Las Vegas. As well as the world-class water shows in Downtown Disney and Universal CityWalk, California.  This is one can’t miss romantic Branson experience.

Titanic Museum

While we may not be able to settle the eternal debate over whether both Jack and Rose could have fit on the door. We can promise an afternoon of historically fueled fun at the Titanic Museum.

During your tour of the “World’s Largest Museum Attraction™.”, gaze upon over 300 artifacts, touch 28-degree water and witness a crew in period dress attire.

This permanent interactive experience is the ideal place to bring any history (or Leo) obsessed partner. Parade down the infamous $1million grand staircase, then peek at the ship’s fully recreated cabin and parlor area. You will even be able to tinkle the keys of the Titanic's Baby Grand Piano.

Pro Tip: Be sure to snap a photo of the world’s largest Titanic model.

Promised Land Zoo

Get wild! Embrace the joy of the jungle, the sizzle of the savannah, and the depths of the desert when you take your sugar for a safari at the Promised Land Zoo.

From slow-moving sloths to owl encounters, to jungle cats on the prowl. Branson’s top-rated animal attraction is the only zoo where you can get up close and personal with your furry-legged friends.

Over hundreds of animals call the Promised Land Zoo’s 70 sprawling acres home. Take a foot safari, schedule a live animal show with Jungle Josh, or cruise over to the Parakeet Paradise.

Real animal aficionados can take their zoo-fueled fun even further by booking a Branson VIP+ Animal Adventure or Branson Ultimate Excursion.

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Romantic Branson Shows

horses and Usa flags at Dolly Parton Dixie Stampede Flag Finale With Fireworks

Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction

All hail the queen of country! Let the sweet harmonies of everyone’s favorite blonde lull you and your lover into an evening of excitement and equestrian theatrics at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction.

Prime yourself for the thrill of the ‘World's Most Visited Dinner Attraction' and settle in for four courses of deliciousness.

Enjoy flaky homemade biscuits, buttery corn on the cob, and hickory smoked tender pork loin or rotisserie chicken as you witness the magic and discipline of 32 expertly trained horses.

This full-length family-friendly show is full of hootin tootin animal antics including Canine Capers, hilarious racing pigs, and more. Don’t forget to head on down to the famous stables post-show to ‘meet and greet’ with these equine stars.

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Hughes Brothers Country Show

Pull on those cowboy boots and just try to keep those toes from tapping at the Hughes Brothers Country Show

Hustle up your honey and cuddle close as you let the musical talents of the Hughes Brothers captivate you.

Country fans of all ages will be grooving and jiving to the intoxicating melodies of Country, western, doo-wop, and gospel. Throw in a sprinkle of comedy, a dash of brotherly antics, and a finger-licking-good BBQ dinner and you’re in for one heck of a good time!

Tune into country covers of hits from everyone to Johnny Cash to Diamond Rio. Meanwhile, devouring your tantalizing pulled pork sandwich served with baked beans and cool fresh coleslaw.

Showboat Branson Belle

Behold the shimmering beauty of Table Rock Lake as you and your beloved set sail for a romantic afternoon aboard the Showboat Branson Belle. A delightful aquatic and historically themed excursion, the Belle is modeled after the magnificent showboats of the 1800s. Your 2-hour cruise is packed full of live entertainment, tasty eats, and pristine lake views.

Take a seat aboard the 700-passenger paddle-wheeler and get ready to sing and dance along to the live 4 piece band playing hits from today and yesterday.

Keep those peepers peeled as you won’t dare miss a moment of fancy footwork from the professional showboat dancers. Or let out side-splitting laughs along with your master of ceremonies.

Choose from a general seating menu or a Captain’s club option. Feast on succulent pot roast, garlic mashed potatoes, or 21-Day Dry-Aged Signature Angus Ribeye. Finish off with your choice of a decadent dessert. 

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Legends in Concert

Calling all devoted divas! Get ready to watch the storied stage of Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater explode from pure vocal power when you purchase tickets to Legends in Concert.

Considered one of the world's greatest live tribute shows, Legends in Concert is a dazzling 2-hour reprieve of musical entertainment drawing upon the magic and characterizations of such stars as Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Pat Benatar, Whitney Houston, Freddie Mercury, The Blues Brothers™ and Elvis.

Your top tribute performers will have you swear you are witnessing the real King and old Blue Eyes crooning and swinging their hips as they stride across the million-dollar stage set.

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The Legends in Concert lineup changes four times a year, and the live tribute artists are switched up nightly. Therefore, you are always guaranteed an exhilarating new performance. 

Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama & Dinner

Branson has been made famous in no small part by the resounding success of Harold Wright Bell’s book, Shepherd of the Hills. Dive into the heritage, history, and drama of one of the best-selling novels of all times when you dine at Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama & Dinner.

Savor an Ozark country-themed meal of slow-cooked Pulled Pork, 5-spice Chicken, Herb-Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes, Roasted Ear of Corn, Campfire Beans, and Aunt Mollie’s Cobbler. 

As you dine bear witness to the Shepherd of the Hills documentary playing and learn all about this immortal novel turned film.

Be sure to arrive early at the restaurant. Your ticket also allows you access to a self-guided tour of the Farm, Mini Golf, Lil’ Pete’s Playland, and the Petting Zoo.

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Outdoor Adventures

Dogwood Canyon Adventure Park Entrance in AutumnDogwood Canyon Nature Park

Heed the call of the wild and escape for the day to the Mountains when you visit Dogwood Canyon Nature Park with your paramour.

Verdant rolling hills, lush foliage, and flowing waterfalls full of trout come together to create an irresistible Ozark oasis. Plan for a day of hiking, fishing, biking*, and more when you try to conquer just a smidge of the park’s sprawling 10,000-acre landscape.

Explore ancient burial caves, cross hand-built bridges, and attempt to capture the beauty of the azure pools and streams.

Pack a picnic lunch and appreciate your single-day access to The Dogwood Mill & Artifact Display, Canyon Grill Restaurant, Treehouse, and Nature & Conservation Center.

Feeling particularly ambitious and want to traipse through more than 9 miles of trails? If so, you can upgrade your ticket to include additional activities such as:

  • Horseback riding
  • Segway tours
  • Wildlife tram tours
  • Biking
  • Private tours

**fishing and biking are not included in the single-day ticket and require an additional fee.

Zipline Canopy Tour at The Shepherd of the Hills

The couple that zips together stays together! Strap in for some serious exhilaration when you and your adventurous partner head on over to “America’s Best Aerial Adventure Park.”

Fulfill your need for speed and scenic views, when you spend hours zipping through the tree line on your Zipline Canopy Tour at The Shepherd of the Hills.

Marvel at the neverending enchantment of the rustic Ozark terrain. Meanwhile, cruising through the forest hundreds of feet in the air. 

Have that camera handy as you will surely want to document the awe-inspiring views from atop the tree suspended platforms.

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Branson Helicopter Tours

Seeking to pull out all the stops for a very special engagement, anniversary, or date night? Spoil your sweetheart with a sojourn to the skies on a romantic Branson Helicopter Tour.

Observe the city from new dazzling heights and angles when you board your aircraft. Soak in amazing sights such as:

Your skilled pilot will help you get the best birds-eye views and even provide insightful commentary on the area. Choose from a variety of helicopter tours ranging from 3-18 minutes in length.

Rev up the romance even more by selecting a special ‘Valentine’s Day Tour.’ Complete with complimentary champagnes, roses, and chocolates.

Other Romantic Branson Experiences

Close up photo of several mason jars full of moonshine on rocks from Smith Creek Moonshine on the Branson Landing in Branson, Missouri, USA

photo credit: Branson Landing via Facebook

Ozark Craft Beverage - Wine & Shine Tour

Cheers! Sip the day away with your significant other when you imbibe the best wine and moonshine on this side of the Ozarks. 

Your Ozark Craft Beverage, Wine & Shine Tour is an unforgettable alcohol-fueled adventure. Providing a crash course into the distillery and wine culture of Branson.

This 3-5 hour guided tour takes care of all transportation and covers all beverages. Therefore, all you and your honey have to do is sit back, relax, and drink!

Sample moonshine flavors such as apple pie and salted caramel. Taste professionally distilled rum in a remote cabin. Then, let the peppery notes of Branson’s best wine bloom on your tongue.

Wine & Shine Tour Highlights include stops at:

  • Smith Creek Moonshine Branson Landing
  • Copper Run Distillery
  • Bear Creek Wine Company and Brewery
  • Lindwedel Winery
  • Ozark Hills Winery

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Dynamic fountain shows set to patriotic tunes. The unmatched majesty of a fresh mountain air hike through Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. Along with the full-body chuckles produced from a night of Hughes Brother's hijinks.

Every romantic experience in Branson from the great outdoor beauty of the Ozarks, to the Broadway-caliber performances on stage, is designed to delight and impress.

Curious couples keep coming back to this friendly Midwestern metropolis year after year to reignite their romance.

From fawning over sparkling Table Rock Lake views to touring the tragic Titanic Museum, there are so many ways to spend a romantic getaway in Branson.

What Are Your Favorite Branson Romantic Things to Do?

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