Branson, MO

I've always wondered about land for sale Branson, Missouri. It's always been like a mini-Vegas or something. Yakov Smirnoff has a show there. There's a bunch of dinner theaters there. There's a Chinese circus show. It seems like anything you can think of....there's a show in Branson. So that makes me wonder - is it a cheesy type of knock-off town or is it really nice? And why would people live in such a tourist town? I guess I'll just have to visit to find out.