Hollister hollers for attention across Lake Taneycomo

Save to my Account

The tiny settlement of Hollister was incorporated as a town in 1910 and almost immediately began attracting tourists arriving by train, eager to experience Ozark scenery and stroll along Downing Street with its English-style mock Tudor buildings. Hollister bested other towns in Taney County with a number of firsts, including the first iron bridge, paved street, hotel with electricity and steam heat (Ye Old English Inn, still open for business), registered pharmacist, and even a movie house.

Now, of course, Hollister is overshadowed by sprawling Branson on the other side of Lake Taneycomo but it does have the College of the Ozarks with its distinguished Mabee Lodge, restaurant and outstanding museum packed with items relating to the history and folklore of the Ozarks.

In fact, with Branson just a short drive away, many people find Hollister a more peaceful and interesting alternative when it comes to lodging.

At A Glance


Comments, Tips & Hints


You need to login to favorite a post.

Need to sign up? Create an account here.

Forgot your password? Reset your password here.