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A getaway to Branson offers a variety of activities that include laughter, amazement and entertainment for all ages. The attractions include live music shows, top-notch comedy performances, heralded magic acts, acrobatics, exotic animals, cultural performances and more.

The variety and quality of the shows make the two-hour trip to Branson a popular excursion of residents and visitors of Northwest Arkansas.

The Hughes Brothers Theatre and the “World’s Largest Performing Family” has more than 50 amazing singers, dancers and musicians doing everything from rock-n-roll to gospel. The Hughes Brothers have been performing together for 28 years, although they are only 30-40 years old. Their high-energy act includes harmonized singing, intricate musical performances and non-stop entertainment. More information is available by calling (800) 422-0076 or online at hughes-brothers.com.

The Buck Trent Country Music Show is a fast-paced, live music show packed with genuine country music and lots of laughter. The show stars country legend Buck Trent along with a cast of fabulous pickers. More information is available by calling (417) 332-2344 or online at BuckTrent.com.

Branson is also host to the New Shanghai Circus featuring the incredible Acrobats of China. The act showcases a revolving lineup of internationally award-winning performances including aerial ballet, hoop diving, unicycles, Diabolo, human strength and beauty. More information is available by calling (877) 212-4462 or online at AcrobatsOfChina.com.

In addition to Branson’s favorite international act, guests can have magical experience with Kirby VanBurch. VanBurch was voted the world’s best illusionist with the world’s largest magic show featuring Royal white tigers, unbelievable illusions, jaw-dropping magic, up close & personal sleight of hand, light-hearted humor, audience participation and more. More information is available by calling (877) 223-7959 or online at KirbyVanBurch.com.

Jim Stafford’s Rockin’ Comedy Show delivers two hours of uncontrollable laughter and incredible guitar pickin’ where worries and cares melt away like the frost on an ice cream cone. Famous for his songs Spiders & Snakes, Wildwood Weed and more, Jim Stafford creates hilarious antics from everyday life.  More information is available by calling (800) 677-8533 or online at JimStafford.com.

There is also the interactive experience and world-class eco-adventure with Branson Zipline Canopy Tours at Wolfe Creek Preserve. Patrons soar through the trees on a series of ziplines, sky bridges and platforms.

Other experiences include Blue Streak Fast Line & Free Fall Xpress and the Wolfe Creek Photo Safari Guided Walking Tour. Guides are present and the course is third-party safety certified. More information is available by calling (800) 712-4654 or online at BransonZipline.com.

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