You may have heard of Branson, Missouri -- the small town that calls itself the
country music capital of the world. Branson is home base for such aging country
and pop stars as Mickey Gilley, Roy Clark, Wayne Newton, Tony Orlando, Charlie
Pride and Box Car Willie. With a population of 5,000, Branson boasts over 50,000
theater seats more than on Broadway), four times more motel rooms than residents,
and scores of restaurants. The "Branson Boom," as it is called, happened virtually
overnight. But the "boom" has not been without casualties. We travel to Branson to
discover how and why the town went from relative obscurity to entertainment
mecca and the social and economic implications of such rapid growth for the
community and its residents.
includes lodging, entertainment, and attraction information.
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