April 1, 1912

Branson was incorporated on this date.


January 8, 1881

This was the birthday of Branson resident, John G. Neihardt, the great epic novelist who wrote of life and history on the Missouri River especially the plains Indians.


2019 Discover the Best of Missouri Life Awards

You voted. We counted. Now you can discover some best-kept secrets and surprises around the state in eight different categories, such as culture, destinations, food, lore and legend, and more.


Antiquing in Southwest Missouri

Pick a starting point and explore all of the antiques southwest Missouri has to offer.


3 Missouri Lighthouses You Can Visit (And 1 You Can’t)

As a landlocked state, Missouri isn’t exactly a hub for lighthouses. Yet there are a few places within our borders to experience these iconic pieces of nautical life. All of Missouri’s lighthouse structures are ornamental, but they still offer up interesting history, a study in architecture, great views, or at the very least, a fun photo-op.


After Twenty Five Years the Haygoods Are Still in Tune

They say the family that plays together stays together. For the past quarter century, the Haygoods have been living that adage while delighting thousands in Branson.