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The Ralph Foster Museum – Not Your Ordinary Museum

If you have spent any amount of time around the Branson area, chances are that you have heard folks mention a unique little campus called College of the Ozarks. The college is a matter of community pride – many locals have had several generations of family graduate from this institution. College of the Ozarks is also known as Hard Work U – so named because the students that go there do not pay tuition. Instead, they work their way through school at one of the campus’s work stations. Students can work anywhere from the dairy barn to The Keeter Center to the gym – the campus boasts a huge variety of work stations to give students the work experience they will need upon graduating. One of these work stations just happens to be the Ralph Foster Museum – it figures that this unordinary college would also have an unordinary museum!

Beverly Hillbillies Car at the Ralph Foster MuseumThe Ralph Foster Museum at College of the Ozarks is known as The Smithsonian of the Ozarks. It is very aptly named – there is so much Ozarks history inside, you can’t see it all in one visit! The museum came about in the 1920s, when the current president of the school, Dr. Robert M Good, was inspired to have a unique museum on campus. He made room to display items in the basement of Abernathy Hall, one of the men’s dormitories. When the dorm was later vacated, financial aid was provided to turn the entire building into the beautiful museum you can see today.

There are often traveling exhibits hosted at the Ralph Foster Museum, along with an Artifact of the Month. People love to come back to see what new things are displayed here. One of the most famous exhibits is the original Beverly Hillbillies car that was used in the popular television show – the museum is proud to give the car its home! Other exhibits include taxidermy exotic animals and birds, a large gun display, a full size blacksmith shop complete with blacksmithing tools, a miniature replica of a cabin that visitors can walk through, pioneer dolls, paintings, rare art, and more!

The mission of the Ralph Foster Museum is as follows: “The Ralph Foster Museum, as an integral part of the College of the Ozarks, seeks to actively support the academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic and cultural goals of the College. The Museum strives to provide a quality educational experience for the campus family and the community at large by focusing on the dynamic culture of the Ozarks region.” The students, faculty and staff at College of the Ozarks constantly strive to achieve high goals – and one of those will always be sharing the Ralph Foster Museum with the community. Don’t miss a chance to explore this unique and beautiful campus, and to learn about the Ozarks heritage at this totally unordinary museum!

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Military Veterans Are Always Welcome in Branson

Where would we be without our military veterans? These are the people who have sacrificed so that we don’t have to go without. Who have left their families so we can be with ours. Who put in sleepless nights so we can sleep in peace. They are the reason America is the great country she is. They are everyday heroes whom we can never thank enough. They are friends, family and loved ones. And they are always welcome in Branson.

Branson, Missouri, is recognized not only as the Live Entertainment Capitol of the Midwest, but also as one of the most patriotic Midwestern town you will ever find. In fact, Branson is known as the Veteran Capitol of the Nation. Patriotism is a matter of pride in Branson – homes and businesses proudly display the American flag, veterans discounts are offered at many of the area shows and attractions, and of course there are the events held annually, like hosting the Traveling Vietnam Wall and the Veteran’s Day Parade. The whole community gets behind these events, so that those who have paid the price know that they are appreciated, and loved.

A big role in Branson veterans appreciation is played by the Branson Veteran Task Force, and Branson Veterans Events and Reunions Inc., both not for profit organizations who seek to honor veterans through patriotic events, military reunions, and community functions. The Branson Veterans Task Force offers membership to those interested in assisting veterans and helping with their needs; they also help circulate a veterans email newsletter. Branson Veterans Events and Reunions Inc. keeps veterans abreast of local events happening in the area, provides sponsorship information to the community, and also provides veterans with a list of businesses that offer special discounts.

Another big part of the Branson veterans support is the Veterans Memorial Garden, located at the intersection of Highway 76 and Roark Valley Road. The garden was established in 2008 by a nonprofit gardening group who wanted a unique way to say ‘Thank You.’ The Memorial Garden features flowering trees, colorful shrubs, and plants and flowers of all kinds set into the Branson hillside. This beautiful garden has brought many a smile to a visitor’s face; if you’d like to consider being a volunteer for the Veterans Memorial Garden, you can find more information on their website, www.veteransmemorialgarden.com.

These are just a few of the ways that Branson veterans, both visiting and local, are honored for their service by the community. Be sure to thank a military veteran when you see them – they are the reason we can be proud to call the United States of America home.

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A Grand Vacation in a Five Bedroom Branson Townhouse

 

Branson Missouri is home to many attractions, activities, and festivities. Especially this spring season, there are a lot of festivals that you can attend. Anytime would be a great time to be in the Live Music Capital of the World. So why not bring along the whole family, and there is even more space for your friends!

The attractions and activities in Branson are best enjoyed when you are with the most important people in your life. Good thing Branson now gives you the chance to go on a vacation with your family and friends, and it also lets you stay in one place with all of them. No more renting multiple hotel rooms, no more room hopping. Come to Branson’s Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort and have the best time of your lives. Thousand Hills offers you a five bedroom Branson townhouse – perfect for large groups. These townhouses are roomy, large, and spacious. Lots of space to move around, plus it also has the best amenities for you. This unit can accommodate as much as 12 people.

The bedrooms in this five bedroom Branson townhouse all have queen sized beds plus a sofa sleeper, too. It also has five spacious bathrooms, with the master bathroom having a whirlpool tub and a separate walk in shower. From the master bedroom, you can find a winding staircase that leads up to the other four bedrooms. All rooms in the townhouse have cable TVs equipped with premium cable channels like HBO, ESPN, etc. You also get to enjoy free high-speed wireless internet so you will never miss out on that all-important e-mail or updates from your friends via social media. A formal dining area and a kitchen bar area also lets you cook meals on your own. Just bring your food with you because the kitchen already has dishes, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, oven/range, and cooking wares.

This five bedroom Branson townhouse in Thousand Hills is located in a gated community within the resort to assure you of the highest security that you can’t find in any other place in Branson. All the townhouses in Branson have two car garages with remote entry and a private patio.

One advantage in choosing Thousand Hills to be your lodging place is you get to stay near Branson’s theaters, malls, restaurants, theme parks, and museums. Yet you never have to worry about the city noise because you are situated close to nature. Reserve your very own five bedroom Branson townhouse now in Thousand Hills for your vacation. These units typically sell out fast, so inquire now or make a reservation as early as you can. For inquiries and reservations, call 1-877-262-0430.

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Have a Branson Condo Rental for your Luxury Vacation

 

You have planned for a vacation in Branson Missouri, and now you need the perfect lodging place for you. Being in the Live Music Capital of the World is a lot of fun. There are so many things to do and attractions to enjoy that a day would not even suffice for you to experience all these. You are in the most popular vacation place in the Midwest so better experience everything that Branson can give you.

What is the perfect lodging place for you? It should be a place that is close to everything you need and want. It is a place where recreational places should be accessible and at the same time, a place where you can have complete rest and relaxation to get ready for another day of adventure. When in Branson, choose to stay in Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort because of the various lodging options that you can have. One of the most popular lodging choices among guests is the Branson condo. A Branson condo rental in Thousand Hills has a lot of perks in store for you. 

Having a Branson condo rental means that you will not be renting multiple hotel rooms anymore. That’s big savings for you, plus you also get to be with the entire family. A Branson condo rental also gives you top-of-the-line amenities. You have a fully furnished bedroom and bathroom, with a king-sized bed, luxurious linens, and a Jacuzzi tub. The condo also has a fully equipped kitchen so you can cook your good ol’ homemade recipes that your family loves. Entertainment is also complete in the Branson condo because you have cable TVs with premium cable channels, access to the swimming pool, free high-speed wireless internet, and a spacious living room for fun, family bonding activities. The condo also has a private porch or deck so you can have some private time to yourself.

The advantage of choosing a Branson condo for your lodging is that you get to choose the view you can have. You can have the rustic wooded setting just like in the log cabins in Thousand Hills, or you can have a condo fronting the award-winning golf course, or you can choose to have a condo facing one of Branson’s most pristine lakes, Table Rock Lake Resort. Whatever unit you choose, you are guaranteed to have a great time staying in Thousand Hills.

Thousand Hills is situated just minutes away from Branson theaters, outlet malls, restaurants, and theme parks, yet it also assures you that the lodging places are close enough to the arms of nature so as to give you a very relaxing stay. A luxury vacation is what you and your family truly deserve. Make your simple vacation turn into a luxurious one by staying in Thousand Hills Golf Resort. Inquire about the condo rentals and other lodging options in Thousand Hills by dialing 1-877-262-0430. 

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Have a Branson Condo Rental for your Luxury Vacation

 

You have planned for a vacation in Branson Missouri, and now you need the perfect lodging place for you. Being in the Live Music Capital of the World is a lot of fun. There are so many things to do and attractions to enjoy that a day would not even suffice for you to experience all these. You are in the most popular vacation place in the Midwest so better experience everything that Branson can give you.

What is the perfect lodging place for you? It should be a place that is close to everything you need and want. It is a place where recreational places should be accessible and at the same time, a place where you can have complete rest and relaxation to get ready for another day of adventure. When in Branson, choose to stay in Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort because of the various lodging options that you can have. One of the most popular lodging choices among guests is the Branson condo. A Branson condo rental in Thousand Hills has a lot of perks in store for you. 

Having a Branson condo rental means that you will not be renting multiple hotel rooms anymore. That’s big savings for you, plus you also get to be with the entire family. A Branson condo rental also gives you top-of-the-line amenities. You have a fully furnished bedroom and bathroom, with a king-sized bed, luxurious linens, and a Jacuzzi tub. The condo also has a fully equipped kitchen so you can cook your good ol’ homemade recipes that your family loves. Entertainment is also complete in the Branson condo because you have cable TVs with premium cable channels, access to the swimming pool, free high-speed wireless internet, and a spacious living room for fun, family bonding activities. The condo also has a private porch or deck so you can have some private time to yourself.

The advantage of choosing a Branson condo for your lodging is that you get to choose the view you can have. You can have the rustic wooded setting just like in the log cabins in Thousand Hills, or you can have a condo fronting the award-winning golf course, or you can choose to have a condo facing one of Branson’s most pristine lakes, Table Rock Lake Resort. Whatever unit you choose, you are guaranteed to have a great time staying in Thousand Hills.

Thousand Hills is situated just minutes away from Branson theaters, outlet malls, restaurants, and theme parks, yet it also assures you that the lodging places are close enough to the arms of nature so as to give you a very relaxing stay. A luxury vacation is what you and your family truly deserve. Make your simple vacation turn into a luxurious one by staying in Thousand Hills Golf Resort. Inquire about the condo rentals and other lodging options in Thousand Hills by dialing 1-877-262-0430. 

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Plan Your Ozark Mountain Shindig Celebration

 

Have you ever been to a shindig? If you have, then why not try going to another one for more fun and memories? If you haven’t, then you are surely missing out on a lot. Come to Branson for one grand celebration of music and culture! Branson will be holding an event that will keep you jamming and dancing along with lots of guests and locals in Branson.

The Ozark Mountain Shindig Festival is one for the books. This shindig will be happening on April 1 to May 30, 2015. There’s no stopping music and fun from giving you a wonderful experience in the Live Music Capital of the Philippines. The events that are already set for this year’s Ozark Mountain Shindig will definitely be better than the other shindig’s before. The festival will begin with the Party with the Stars of Branson on April 11. After you party all you want, the shindig also gives you the chance to cop the latest and the best fashion finds in the Shindig Shopping Spree, which will be on April 18 to 19, and May 16 to 17. Visit the outlet malls in Branson, and make sure to have the shindig wristband with you, to get more freebies and special discounts. The Savor the Flavor event in the Shindig Festival is for the foodies to experience different cuisines. This event will be on April 22 to 23. Another event that is exciting for water adventure junkies is the Kayak Branson’s Flotilla Adventures in Lake Taneycomo. This will be on April 25 to May 9.

Other events included in the Shindig Festival are the Hootenanny in the Park at the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead on April 30. There will also be a Jammin’ at Area 57 on May 21, and to cap it all off on May 30, an attempt to break the world record for the largest line dance will be made. This event is called the Shindig Shuffle, and is happening on The Strip. Come now and be part of a world record event only here in Branson.

When planning for a vacation in Branson, always choose the right lodging place that is convenient and comfortable at the same time. Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort is one that offers you lodging choices like Branson log cabins, golf homes, and lakefront condos. Thousand Hills is also located near The Strip, so you can be home in just minutes after the festivities have ended. For reservation and inquiries on Thousand Hills’ lodging, call 1-877-262-0430.

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Tour the World with Silver Dollar City’s World Fest

 

Everyone has this wanderlust within them. A desire to travel and see the world. But that want to see the whole world requires a large sum of money, and so much of your time also. What if there is a way where you can see much of the world while being in one place and spending much less?

Silver Dollar City, Branson’s world-class amusement park, brings you World Fest. The World Fest is one of America’s biggest international festivals and it is truly an honor to be having it in the most popular vacation destination in the Midwest. Come and join the festivities at World Fest this April 9 to May 3, 2015, and be amazed at how seven continents will come together in one exciting festival. Each year, Silver Dollar City’s World Fest always give the audience something new. This is exactly why people go back to World Fest year after year. New performances from new acts, and new cuisines, too, are just some of the things that will get you excited for World Fest 2015. Some of the performers that you have to watch out for this year are Ireland The Show, Cirque Zuma Zuma, Ansambel Navihanke, Island Fire, Ecuador Manta and more. These people coming from different parts of the globe are all set to give the audience an energetic and electrifying performance.

Aside from the spectacular shows in the World Fest, you can also try exotic and delectable cuisines from different countries. Some of the dishes that you will find in the World Fest are Irish stew, chicken fajitas, baklava, Italian calzones, tiramisu torte, and a lot more. Now you don’t have to spend much to be able to experience different cultures because World Fest in Silver Dollar City will bring it straight to you. It would feel great to be around the world, yet you are just staying in one place.

Silver Dollar City’s rides and other attractions are still open to everyone even though there is a World Fest in the park. You can try the coasters, train rides, and geysers in the park. There are also more than 40 daily shows in Silver Dollar City to give you a breather from all the thrills you get from the rides and the festival. This amusement park is also known to serve the best theme park food in America.

Visit Silver Dollar City just in time for the World Fest to have an amazing time in Branson. As you plan your trip to Branson, don’t forget to make Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort as your first choice in lodging. Thousand Hills gives you lots of lodging options to choose from, and it also lets you stay close to Branson’s entertainment district. Inquire now about the lodging places in Branson by calling 1-877-262-0430.

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Easter Fun with Shopping at Tanger Outlets

 

Easter is usually a fun time for the kids to go easter egg hunting. While it is also fun to see your kids enjoying the moment, you can have your very own Easter baskets to fill, too. Spending Easter in Branson lets you fill your own Easter baskets – not with eggs, but with big savings. This Easter, have your shopping therapy only in Branson Missouri.

While Branson may not be very well known for its outlet malls, it can also give you the very best deals and great fashion finds. Even while you are on a quick getaway to Branson this Easter, you can still stay up to date with the latest in the fashion world. Update your wardrobe and have fun at the same time in Branson. Have your Easter shopping at Tanger Outlets. Tanger Outlet Center is a popular shopping destination in Branson because of the unique shops that this mall has. Select stores at the Tanger Outlet Center will be open on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 from 11 AM to 5 PM. The shops that you can visit are the following: Adidas, American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor, Asics, Banana Republic, Bon Worth, Crabtree & Evelyn, Direct Tools, Eddie Bauer, Finish Line, Fossil, GAP, G. H. Bass & Co., Haggar, Hush Puppies-Merrell-Sebago, Izod, Justice & Brothers, Kitchen Collection, L’Eggs Hanes Bali Playtex, LOFT Outlet, Maidenform, New York & Company, Nike Factory Store, Oakley Vault, Old Navy Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren, Rack Room Shoes, Reebok, Rockport, Rue21, Skechers, Sunglass Hut, The Fudgery, Tommy Hilfiger, Torrid, Toys R Us Express, Under Armour, Van Heusen, Wilsons Leather, Yankee Candle, and Zales.

All these shops will cater to your shopping needs even on an Easter Sunday. And while you are in Branson, why not make the most and experience everything that Branson has to offer you. You are in the Live Music Capital of the World, so your visit would not be complete without you seeing a show with the family. Even on Easter Sundays, you can still see some of Branson’s world-class shows in the theaters at The Strip at Highway 76.

Get ready for a total Branson experience this Easter Sunday. Shop your hearts away at the Tanger Outlet Center. For your lodging needs in Branson, just go to Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort which is located near Branson’s entertainment district. Thousand Hills offers you the best lodging places and also gives you much convenience by letting you stay near the recreational areas and shopping malls. The lodging places in Thousand Hills are also located just far away from the city noise so you are guaranteed of a peaceful and relaxing stay. As you plan your trip to Branson, make sure that you choose Thousand Hills. For reservations and inquiries on Thousand Hills, dial 1-877-262-0430. 

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Request a Lakeview Condo at The Majestic

Everyone likes a great view, right? That is why hundreds of people visit places like the St. Louis Arch in Missouri and the Grand Canyon in Arizona every single year – for the breathtaking views. People love great views – panoramic snapshots of them grace billboards, book covers and post cards all over the world. Are you looking for one of those spectacular views for a vacation or luxurious weekend getaway in Branson, Missouri? Well, look no further than the Majestic Condos on the lake, from Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort! The view won’t disappoint you – and the rest of the deal is pretty sweet too!

The View from a Lakeview Majestic Condo in Branson, MOYour luxurious majestic condo is set into the shores of the world famous Table Rock Lake, known for its outstanding bass fishing, adventurous boating opportunities, and breathtaking pristine scenery. The setting surrounding the Branson lake condos at Thousand Hills features the classic rugged forests of the Ozarks that the area is known for, while the shimmering background of Table Rock Lake itself promises watery adventure and a peaceful place to relax and regenerate – something that is much needed in today’s fast paced society!

If you want to get off the balcony of your majestic condo, and really delve into the amazing view, you are in luck – these classy Branson lakeside condos are just a short walk away from the lake, where you can swim and boat to your hearts content! And as another added bonus, the majestic condos have their own private boat slip!

The luxurious amenities offered at the Branson lakeside condos by Thousand Hills are just as great as those found at any Thousand Hills cabin or suite – you and your family won’t be disappointed if you come for a stay here! These great condos are all about comfortable luxury – so your stay will remind you of home, but with a more impressive view! The majestic condos are decorated and furnished with the latest designs in home innovation, and feature every possible comfort. Want to cook a fabulous dinner to enjoy while gazing out over the lake? Your condo will sport a fully equipped kitchen, featuring everything from a microwave to a dishwasher. Need to do some laundry during your stay? Washers, dryers, detergents and ironing boards are all available to you. You’re sure to have a beautiful night’s sleep on a pillow top mattress with the finest sheets – like the ones found in the lakeside condos! And don’t forget a TV and a DVD player for family entertainment, or a romantic movie for two. You’ll also have access to a lakeside pool, and a Jacuzzi tub! There is also free Wi-Fi, in case you have to send a few business emails during your stay.

The Lakeview Majestic condos on Table Rock Lake start out at $177 per night, and can sleep several people at once, in case you plan on bringing a crowd. The condos are also eligible for a Platinum Experience package, if you plan on seeing some shows during your stay as well. Don’t wait to book your majestic condo – the view and the rest of the amenities are waiting!

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Jam in the Ozark Mountain Shindig Festival

 

Music has always been one of Branson’s forte. If not for the spectacular live music shows in the area, Branson would not gain worldwide recognition as the Live Entertainment Capital of the World. The live music shows are only one of the reasons why people flock to Branson in any time of the year. Branson is also called the premier destination in the Midwest because of the endless attractions and exciting activities.

Come to Branson during April to May for the exciting festivals and new attractions in the area. One such festival is the Ozark Mountain Shindig Festival. This is one festival that cherishes the traditions of the Ozarks. From the food, culture, and entertainment, you can fully experience the Ozarks while spending less. This festival happens alongside the Springtastic Showtime in April to May also. Springtastic Showtime offers the people a chance to enjoy 10 different Branson shows for one low price. Join the Branson guests and locals as they party with different musicians. This event guarantees you more than 100 live shows and events to enjoy. See the Ozark Hills come alive as the sound of music and the cheers of the people fill up the whole town.

The Ozark Mountain Shindig Festival brings everyone back to the roots of the Ozark culture. Be a witness of the Ozarks hospitality, too, that will make you enjoy your visit to Branson even more. From April to May, you get to enjoy two whole months of one big area-wide celebration in Branson. For the culmination of the Ozark Mountain Shindig, there will be a city-wide line dance, which is also known as the “Shindig Shuffle”.

Join in the fun in Branson’s Ozark Mountain Shindig Festival. It is a great opportunity to make fun memories with your loved ones, and also to meet other people in the area. Plan your trip to Branson for the Ozark Mountain Shindig now. For more information about the upcoming events in the shindig, visit www.ozarkmountainshindig.com.

Your stay in Branson for the Shindig will be made even more memorable if you choose Thousand Hills Golf Resort as your lodging place. You have various lodging options in Thousand Hills, and it is even more convenient to stay here since it is located near Branson’s entertainment district. Stay in a place where all the fun happens so you won’t be left out with the new events and activities. Stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort for a tranquil environment away from the city noise. Book your stay now. For reservations and inquiries about lodging, contact 1-877-262-0430.

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