Branson Travel Guide

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Best Times to Visit Branson

The best time to visit Branson is in November and December when the entire town gets into the holiday spirit and transforms into a winter wonderland. The months between June and August are another peak season for this family-friendly destination, and as such, the city is inundated with crowds (and heat). To get the best deals on hotel rates, travelers should come in January and February but should be warned that some of the top things to do, such as Silver Dollar City and White Water Branson, are closed for the season. The months between September and October and March through May are shoulder seasons; visitors should consider these periods if they want to beat the crowds and the extreme temperatures of summer and winter. Luckily, many of Branson's hotels offer affordable rates year-round.

Weather in Branson

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Average Temperature (°F)
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47
26
56
34
68
45
75
54
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58
70
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56
35
45
26
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Average Precipitation (in)
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0.11
0.15
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0.18
0.15
0.11
0.17
0.13
0.16
0.12
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Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

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March-May

March through May is considered a shoulder season in Branson. In March, the city begins to thaw, but the air is still pretty cold with average temperatures shuffling from the mid-30s to the upper 50s. By May, however, average highs hover in the mid-70s.

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June-August

School is out for the summer, so crowds of families tend to converge on Branson this time of year. Average high temperatures hover around the mid- to upper 80s, but there will be days that creep into the 90s as well. Room rates in Branson are fairly affordable year-round – and summertime is no different.

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September-October

Fall in Branson is a lovely season of changing leaves and crisp weather. Temperatures this time of year, which range from average lows in the mid-40s to average highs in the low 80s, can fluctuate – so pack layers. Room rates, which are pretty reasonable to begin with, hold steady this time of year.

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November-December

The winter holidays are one of Branson's peak tourist seasons, with events and festivals filling the November and December calendars. To enjoy all the outdoor events, travelers should bring coats and pack layers since the weather varies quite a bit, with average highs of 58 in November all the way down to average lows of 27 in December. And although there are reasonable hotel rates year-round, travelers should reserve their rooms several months in advance since accommodations book up quickly.

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January-February

Average low temperatures this time of year sit in the 20s. Some attractions, such as the Branson Scenic Railway, close during this frigid season too. Still, if you're willing to brave the chilly climate, you might be able to score slashed lodging rates.

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