Branson Tourists Then and Now

We compared how the typical Branson tourist has changed over a 20-year period.

By Ettie Berneking and Adrienne Donica

May 2018

Demographics of Branson tourists from 1998 to 2018

Our cover feature, “The Changing Face of Branson” explores how business owners and civic leaders in the vacation destination are altering their approaches to keep tourists coming back. But it got us wondering: How have the visitors changed over the years? We asked the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB for demographic metrics to compare today’s tourists with the ones from 20 years ago.