20 Reasons We Love Missouri
Neon marquees light the night sky of Branson (population 7,600), where more than 50 theaters stage 100 different splashy, family-friendly shows. Performers work hard to make sure all ages go away surprised and humming. The biggest draw on the Strip is the Shoji Tabuchi Show. (417) 334-7469; shoji.com
Shoji is a Japanese fiddler, but the music extends to polka, Broadway, Cajun, big band, gospel and beyond.