1983 - The Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre opens.
1987 - Box Car Willie is the first nationally known celebrity to purchase his own theater and perform on a permanent basis.
"Good Morning America" from the ABC national network does a show from Silver Dollar City. Presley's Jubilee and Baldknobber's Jamboree are fetured entertainment.
76 Music Hall opens featuring local entertainers.
1988 - Ozark Mountain Christmas begins to extend the visitor season into November and December.
Factory Merchants Mall opens
1989 - Shoji Tabuchi opens his own show in what was the Ozarks Auto Show (now Yakov's American pavilion)
1990 - Mel Tillis moves into Shoji's former theater.
Mickey Gilley purchases Country Music World.
1991 - Branson featured on CBS's "60 Minutes"
At season's end, Jim Stafford purchased The Stars of the Ozarks Theatre and names it the Jim Stafford Theatre and schedules opening for 1992.