Annual Meeting & Education Conference: Branson, MO

Jun 30, 2015 01:00pm -
Jul 05, 2015 08:00am

Event Type: Annual Meeting
Category: Annual Meeting

Location Information

Branson is centrally located within a day’s drive of one-third of the US population in southwest Missouri in the Ozark Mountains and is surrounded by three beautiful lakes.


Where to Stay:
Hilton Branson Convention Center

Located in the heart of historic downtown Branson, the sleek 12-story tower of the Hilton Branson Convention Center hotel offers an ideal base to discover Branson attractions or conduct business. The AAA Four Diamond Branson hotel is attached to the Branson Convention Center across the street from the vibrant waterfront entertainment district, Branson Landing. This stylish tower hotel offers a stunning design, inspired by the beauty of the Ozark Mountain Region.


The AAA-CPA has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Hilton. The AAA-CPA has negotiated a rate of $172.50 single, $186 double, $199.50 triple and $213 quad. The room includes breakfast vouchers for $13.50 per each adult in the room.  The Hilton will only guarantee these room rates until June 9, 2015. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel direct at (417) 336-5400 or 1-800-HILTONS and asking for the AAA-CPA group rate.


How to Get There:
There are three airports to fly into to get to Branson


Branson Airport (BKG) 10 miles from downtown

Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) 50 miles from downtown

NorthWest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) 98 miles from downtown


All airports have shuttle services and rental car companies at the terminals. Advance reservations is highly recommended.


What to Do:
Amusements & Adventures
There is so much to see and do in Branson: on land at a world-class theme park, on the water at Table Rock Lake or high in the air on a helicopter ride. Adventure seekers can choose from a wide variety of authentic attractions in this Ozark Mountain destination.

With so many choices, we don’t want you to miss what you want to do so we are leaving it up to you.  Indicate your interests on your registration form. We will arrange groups to explore together and be in touch with details.‚Äč

Amusements (click on links for more details)
With over 30 rides, working craftsmen and 40 live shows, Silver Dollar City will amuse all ages as an option to discover while in Branson.


Branson is known for entertainment, and why not? With over 100 shows ranging from Broadway to Country revivals and Magic to Acrobatics there is something to entertain every one.

Click here for the latest shows scheduled.

Right outside the door of the Hilton, at Branson Landing, you will have a whole new world to explore, with over 100 specialty stores and restaurants, plus the magnificent water fountain spectacular, synchronized to light, sound, music and fire!
Adventures (click on links for more details)

Take a scenic drive south (50 miles) and explore beautiful Eureka Springs, AK. This destination is full of colorful history, great dining and shopping.  The entire downtown district is on the National Register of Historic Places where the largest collection of Victorian architecture and “gingerbread” homes in the central United States is found.


Continue on your journey to the magnificent Crystal Bridges Museum of Art. 120 acres of native Ozark forest, Crystal Bridges’ grounds invite visitors to enjoy the natural environment as a continuation of their museum experience. The Museum’s distinctive architecture immerses visitors in the landscape, while three miles of nature trails encourage exploration and reflection.

The three (3) main Lakes in the Branson Tri-Lakes area are Table Rock Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, and Lake Taneycomo. Together they offer a world-class combination of fishing, boating, and recreational water activities. Whether it’s angling for “warm water” fish such as Large Mouth Bass or “cold water” fish such as Rainbow and Brown Trout, you’re in the right place! Swimming, boating, water skiing, or a relaxing stroll on a nature trail – you name it, the Tri-Lakes area of Branson is perfect!

Branson Scenic Railway” lets you experience the beauty of the Ozarks aboard a vintage passenger train! With unique and lovingly restored cars dating from the late 1930’s to the early 1960’s, there is no other Branson attraction that lets you step back in time in quite the same way!
Take a hike in Dogwood Canyon Nature Park on a paved trail that guides you past beautiful limestone bluffs and tumbling waterfalls, over bridges formed of native stone or hand-crafted of wrought iron, and even a covered bridge of Amish construction. The beautiful rainbow trout swim in clear spring-fed waters, easily visible as you pass by.

For more ideas on things to do while in Branson visit