Smack-dab in the heart of America and snuggled by the Ozark Mountains, a small Missouri enclave became one of America’s most popular and beloved tourist destinations.
Visitors worldwide are lured to Branson for family-friendly entertainment, glittery lights, home-style cooking and a breathtakingly gorgeous natural environment. The city, whose resident population barely tops 11,000, welcomes more visitors each year than the Grand Canyon. It’s got more theater seats than Broadway in New York City. There’s a waterfront light show designed by the artists and engineers who created the stunning dancing fountains at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. And a dozen golf courses and a museum of Titanic artifacts.
How could this happen? It all started with a cave and a book more than 100 years ago.
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