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Winter with the White Flight


Branson is the best place in the Midwest for a vacation. No matter what season you may decide to visit, you are sure that Branson always has something up its sleeves to provide you with world-class entertainment. The entertainment prowess of this place called Branson; however, is not only confined to the live music shows of which it has been known worldwide for. Branson still has much to offer to you. Look no further because you are about to read one of Branson’s unique attractions and activities.

The Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure is your sanctuary amidst the busy life of the city. As its name suggests, the Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure serves as a habitat to thousands of exotic butterflies with their specially designed aviaries. The environment in this nature park greatly mimics the natural habitat of the butterflies. Aside from the butterflies, people can also enjoy watching the exotic species of birds and plants. Aside from the Butterfly Palace, there is also the Living Rainforest Science Center where you can see unique animals like salamanders, poison dart frogs, giant cockroaches, and a lot more. Visitors can also learn about the rainforest ecosystem and the animals.

Starting this November 1, 2014 up to January 15, 2015, you can participate in the White Flight event at the Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure. This November, take advantage of the weather before the chill sets in as thousands of white tropical butterflies take flight in celebration of the seventh holiday season at The Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure. You can also celebrate the Christmas season in this nature park. There is a live 18-foot tall Poinsettia Christmas Tree, living statues of angels, and traditional holiday music to awaken the Christmas spirit in everyone. Celebrate the Christmas season with the whole family in a very unique way by spending it in The Butterfly Palace.

Butterfly Palace allows you to go on a self-guided adventure and to be surrounded by thousands of red, white, green, and red butterflies. Your White Flight tour in the Butterfly Palace also includes an opportunity to watch a 45-minute documentary about the monarch migration, the Banyan Bungee Adventure, and also the chance to explore the Living Rainforest Science Center and the Emerald Forest Mirror Maze.

The Butterfly Palace is open all year round, from 9 AM to 5 PM, to the guests and locals of Branson. It is closed, however, on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Catch this nature park’s special holiday display along with White Flight, too. For more information, visit

For your lodging needs, choose Thousand Hills Golf Resort for a variety of lodging places to choose from. It is also located close to the Butterfly Palace, so you can be home minutes after your White Flight adventure. Make your Branson experience memorable with The Butterfly Palace and Thousand Hills. For inquiries and reservations, call 1-877-262-0430. 

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Don't Miss the Old Time Christmas Celebration in Branson


Christmas is that time of the year when people spread good cheers. Christmas is also best celebrated with the family and your loved ones. This year, Branson makes your Christmas celebration even more exciting by giving you the Old Time Christmas celebration. Celebrate Christmas old school style and make memories with your loved one that will last forever.

The Old Time Christmas in Branson is hosted by the most famous theme park in the area, Silver Dollar City. This theme park is also home to several adrenaline pumping rides such as the Outlaw Run, Giant Swing, and a lot more. Silver Dollar City is also known to be hosting spectacular events and festivals all year round. Christmas season is no exception. In fact, it is Silver Dollar City's grandest festival of the year. The Old Time Christmas festival starts early November and ends on December 31. During this time, the entire theme park is lit up in Christmas lights and displays. In every corner pf the park, you will also find shops that sells unique Christmas items - perfect for gift shopping for your loved ones back home. Silver Dollar City is also known to have the best theme park food all over America so you can expect a gastronomic adventure as you celebrate Old Time Christmas.

You can see a magnificent light display at the entry point of the park that is called the “Christmas on Main Street”. At the center of it all, you will be in awe of the giant Christmas tree, which is approximately five stories tall. The Christmas tree itself is adorned with not less than 300,000 lights that lifts the Christmas spirits of everyone. Aside from the Town Square, you can also see lights displays in every turn in Silver Dollar City. To make your Christmas experience even more joyous, Christmas music is also played throughout the park so visitors can hear their all-time favorite Christmas songs, as well as the modern day Christmas carols.

If you think this is already enough treat for you, Silver Dollar City’s Old Time Christmas still has a lot more in store for you. The park also hosts Christmas-themed shows which are held in the park’s Opera House Theater. Some of the plays that you can catch are The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and The Living Nativity. There is also an evening light parade which marches through the streets of Silver Dollar City twice every evening. You can also enjoy the thrilling rides of Silver Dollar City if the weather permits.

Visit Silver Dollar City now and have lasting memories with your loved ones as you celebrate the Old Time Christmas festival. 

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A Branson Condo for your Christmas Family Vacation


Every family vacation should be made memorable. You can always achieve this by going to a place where there are lots of family-friendly activities so you get to enjoy the same thing together. There’s one place you can always go to if you want an endless variety of fun and family-friendly activities and attractions – Branson Missouri. Branson, being the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, will give you a grand time with your family.

From live music shows to theme parks to unique Christmas celebrations, Branson is everyone’s best bet. Catch world-class artists and homegrown talents in Branson perform. Have fun in Branson’s theme parks such as Silver Dollar City and Tracks Family Fun Park. You can also choose to celebrate your Christmas with the whole family here since the place is also known for its unique celebrations of the important events. You just know that it is Christmas in Branson because of the Christmas lights and displays all over the city. Taking a tour around Branson to see all the lights is a great bonding activity for the whole family, too. A day in Branson will not suffice for you and the entire family to be able to enjoy everything it can offer. For your stay in Branson, make sure you get the right lodging place. Stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort.

Thousand Hills, one of Branson’s most famous lodging places, gives you convenience as it is near Branson’s entertainment district, shopping malls, theme park and restaurants. It is also close to the lush greens of the Ozarks and to Table Rock Lake so you are assured of a very refreshing and relaxing ambiance in Thousand Hills. One of the most popular lodging options in Thousand Hills is the Branson condo. Choose from 1 bedroom to 5 bedroom units, Queen Suite, and the Jacuzzi King Suite. The maximum number of people that a Branson condo can accommodate ranges from 2 to 12. You can choose which type of Branson is most convenient for your vacation.

Renting a Branson condo already comes with high-class amenities. You can have access to a swimming pool, a private patio or deck, and a spacious living room for your family bonding activities. The bedrooms of these units also have a luxurious and comfortable bed for you to sleep on, and the bathroom has a whirlpool Jacuzzi tub. Each bedroom is equipped with a cable TV, and the living room has a DVD player. If you want to cook, you can also do so with the condo’s fully equipped kitchen. There is also free high-speed wireless internet in the condo unit so you can share to the whole world your wonderful stay in Branson.

Book your stay now in Thousand Hills before the Christmas rush sets in. For inquiries and reservations, just call 1-877-262-0430.

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The Branson Limousine Christmas Light Tour


Everyone wants their every Christmas season to be memorable. Spending Christmas with the whole family is a great way to celebrate the yuletide season, and to make lasting memories with each other. For fun, family-friendly activities, there is always that one place you can go to – Branson Missouri. Branson, known to be the ultimate vacation destination in the Midwest, is home to the most exciting live music shows, theme parks, and Christmas celebrations, too.

As early as November, a visit to Branson is already enough to make you feel like it is Christmas. The whole city of Branson is covered in Christmas lights and Christmas decors. You can also see several shops and outlet malls also getting into the early Christmas celebrations. Other tourist attractions in Branson such as the Shepherd of the Hills and Silver Dollar City also holds special pre-Christmas events that last until the end of December. Silver Dollar City, the city’s famous theme park, holds the Old Time Christmas festival, and Shepherd of the Hills Homestead treats the Branson guests to Trails of Lights in Branson. With all the lights shows in Branson, it is best to take a tour of the entire city to see all the light displays in the area. You can take your own car to tour Branson, or you can also take one of Branson’s grandest tours this Christmas – the Branson Limousine Christmas Light Tour.

Enjoy your Branson tour as you take a tour in luxury, starting on November 1 to December 31. Sit back and relax, while watching the Christmas Lights all over Branson. You can also enjoy a sparkling cider while listening to the Christmas music played in the limousine. Your Branson Limousine Christmas Light Tour also includes a tuxedoed chauffeur, non-alcoholic champagne, bottled water, and candy canes. Some of the places that you can go to are The Strip or Highway 76, Historic Downtown Branson, Branson landing Boulevard, Big Cedar Lodge, festive Branson neighborhoods, and the magnificent Branson Area Festival of Lights drive through display as sponsored by the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Branson Limousine Christmas Light Tour is a perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones. This can be the perfect Christmas date with your special someone, or a Christmas treat for the whole family. Your Christmas vacation in Branson will surely be special with the Branson Limousine Christmas Light Tour.

Make your Branson vacation even more memorable by staying at Thousand Hills Golf Resort. Thousand Hills offers you various lodging options so you can choose whatever’s best for your situation. Thousand Hills is also located near Highway 76, Table Rock Lake, and the Ozark Mountains. This Christmas, you are in for one great adventure in Branson! Book your Christmas stay now by calling 1-877-262-0430.

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The Old Time Christmas at Branson MO


Christmas is just around the corner, and what better way to spend it than to add a new twist to your usual Christmas traditions. For one, you can spend Christmas in Branson MO and treat the whole family the Christmas-themed shows and attractions that are going on in Branson. Branson is home to the best theme parks in America so people of all ages will definitely enjoy here.

One such theme park in Branson is Silver Dollar City. It houses the most thrilling and exciting rides such as the Outlaw Run, the world’s most daring woodcoaster. There are also more than 40 shows per day that you can catch in Silver Dollar City. This Christmas, Silver Dollar City is bringing you the Old Time Christmas in Branson MO. This is a new way to celebrate Christmas as you spend time with you loved ones. The entire city of Branson is wrapped in Christmas lights and filled with Christmas displays, too. In total, there over 5 million lights in Silver Dollar City alone. Just imagine the grand sight of this theme park and the overflowing Christmas spirit it awakens in you. You can also see more than a thousand decorated Christmas trees, park trees in colored lights with LED icicles, a five-story Christmas tree that plays Christmas carols, and a lot more.

A lot of people spend Christmas in Silver Dollar City, with steaming mugs of hot chocolate as they stroll around the park. During Christmas, you can also do some shopping in Silver Dollar City as there more than a dozen shops in the theme park. You can find shops like Jingle Bell Junction, which features a variety of Christmas decors, 80’s themed trees, snow gloves, tablewares and other collectibles. There are also other shops where you can find stuffed animals, personalized gifts, and hundreds of other Christmas ornaments. You will surely find something for your loved ones here. Better start shopping now to avoid the Christmas rush in Silver Dollar City.

For this year’s Old Time Christmas celebration, Silver Dollar City is also introducing something new to its guests. The Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade will debut this year in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the original television special. There is also Lunch with Santa on Main Street where you can take a picture of your kids with Santa Claus and his helpers. To add more excitement in the park, there are new shows coming up this year like A Dickens’ Christmas Carol, Frosty, and It’s A Wonderful Life.

You are in for one exciting Christmas this year in Silver Dollar City’s Old Time Christmas. Book your trip to Branson now. For your lodging place, choose to stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort so you can stay close to Silver Dollar City. You can even get ticket discounts in Silver Dollar City, too. For lodging inquiries and reservations, call -1800-232-0430.

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Get a Branson Cabin for the Ultimate Staycation


The real estate offerings in Branson Missouri are certainly one of the best there is in the Midwest. Living in Branson will open up to you a whole lot of opportunities for fun and excitement. The hard part is choosing which real estate to get in Branson. Choose Thousand Hills Golf Resort real estate because you deserve only the best. Thousand Hills real estate has become a leader in the real estate market in offering the people the newest and grandest homes in Branson.

One of the most popular real estate choices in Thousand Hills is the Branson cabin. The Branson cabins at Grand Mountains have gained much popularity, primarily because of its location. The cabins in Thousand Hills is located near the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Living in these Branson cabins in Thousand Hills will give you comfort and convenience because you are practically just minutes away from Branson’s entertainment district. You can watch any show of your liking anytime you want to, plus you also get to be home just minutes after the show has ended. No more wasting time in traffic jams when you go home! Several outlet malls such as Tanger Center are within walking distance from these log cabins. The Cabins at Grand Mountains also promise you a breathtaking scenery of the Ozarks. Along with that comes the relaxing ambiance brought about by the calm surroundings.

These cabins in Thousand Hills are made of Colorado cut spruce logs to exude the rustic feels in the cabin’s façade. The natural setting of the Ozarks is well infused with the modern architecture of the cabin. Each cabin is also designed such that every unit has a touch of the magnificent scenery of the Ozark Mountain. The Cabins at Grand Mountain gives you an oasis amidst the busy city of Branson. Getting a home here will surely give you a break from all the hustles and bustles of the city, and take you to a silent sanctuary within Branson. You will definitely see the benefits of living in the most relaxing place in the city.

Make the right choice by having a Branson cabin in Thousand Hills. This is perfect for a new home, or a second home. This unique property in the Ozarks is also great for a home every family get together or a weekend retreat. You can choose from a two bedroom or three bedroom cabin, both at 1422 square feet. Go ahead and discover all the perks of living in the Live Entertainment Capital of the World and the ultimate vacation destination in the Midwest, too.

For reservations and inquiries about the Cabins at Grand Mountain in Thousand Hills, call 1-800-495-4653.

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Visit the Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex this December


Shopping in Branson is one of the most underrated activities in the area. Though it is often overshadowed by the other activities and attractions in Branson like the live music shows, theme parks, and a lot more. This month of December, shopping in Branson will surely take its own spotlight because of the unique and great finds that it offers the guests and locals of Branson. While Branson is home to a lot of outlet malls, one mall that definitely stands out is the Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex.

The Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex is a haven for movie geeks and enthusiasts. Even if you are just looking for a good place to watch a movie, then Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex is definitely for you. This place boasts of a giant IMAX screen which is six stories tall and 83 feet wide. The surround sound in the theater is also at par with the grand screen to give the audience an amazing movie experience. Some of the shows that you can catch in the Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex are the Rocky Mountain Express, Flight of the Butterflies, Tornado Alley, and Ozarks Legacy and Legend. Come December, you can witness Christmas-themed shows in the giant IMAX screen, too. If you want to watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters, the Elite Cinema III in IMAX Complex is the place to go. The theaters in the IMAX complex features a stadium-style seating with oversized seats and Tempur-pedic foam seat pads to ensure a comfortable viewing experience for you.

The Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex also hosts live shows throughout the year. You can catch shows in the Little Opry Theater. Some of the shows are Petersen Family Bluegrass Band, Johnny Cash Songbook, A Tribute to John Denver, Hank Williams Revisited, Smoke on the Mountain, and a lot more.

You can also do Christmas shopping for your loved ones in the specialty shops in Branson IMAX Complex. There are 17 shops to help you find the perfect gifts. Some of the shops that you can find are D&D Leather, Fabulous Finds, Kelly’s World Famous Eucalyptus Oil, Ozark Mountain Quilts, Mini Masseuse, Fashion Liquidators, The Shadow Box, and a lot more.

What is great about a mall without great restaurants? The Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex gives you the best restaurants, too. The McFarlain’s Family Restaurant is located inside the complex so you don’t have to go far to grab something to eat. This restaurant serves burgers, chicken sandwiches, meatloaf, chicken pot pie, and others. Other restaurants to try are Florentina’s Ristorante Italiano and Montana Mike’s Steakhouse.

Everything you need and want is in Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex. Come over to Branson now and discover more about this mall. It also wouldn’t hurt if you try to start ticking off some items in your Christmas list as early as now. Visit Branson now for a unique and fun shopping experience!

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Early Christmas Shopping in Branson MO


Branson MO is usually well known for its live music shows and unique theme parks. But the fun that Branson can give you is way beyond the shows, rides, and attractions in the area. There are also the museums and the shopping malls in Branson that can give you as much thrill and excitement. For the coming Christmas season, one family activity that would be most enjoyable is Christmas shopping. Get that list of Christmas gifts ticked off as you go Christmas shopping here in Branson MO.

Shopping in Branson MO may not be highlighted like those of the live music shows, but you are sure to find unique items and great discounts, too. Bring out the inner shopaholic in you and shop till you drop in Branson. You can find handcrafted treasures, unique jewelries, musical instruments, artworks, souvenirs, and the latest fashion trends. You can shop in a number of outlet malls in Branson

The Branson Landing is a famous outlet mall because of the relaxing ambiance. It is located along the waterfront of Lake Taneycomo, and it also has a water and fire show to keep its guests entertained. There are also live concerts happening from time to time. You can find shops like Bass Pro Shops, Belk Department Store, White House/Black Market, Chico’s, and Ann Taylor Loft. Another popular outlet mall is the Tanger Outler Center. Here you will find fab fashion items from stores such as Polo Ralph Lauren, GAP, Old Navy, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic, Aeropostale, Levi’s, Eddie Bauer, Izod, van Heusen, Rockport, Skechers, and a lot more. There are also stores for the fashion-savvy kids such as Tommy Kids, The Children’s Place, Osh Kosh, Disney Store Outlet, Gymboree, and Carter’s. Who says you can’t be updated with fashion even while you’re away on vacation?

For terrific gift ideas, Downtown Branson is one place for you. You can get handmade crafts from retailers, so you are sure that your gift is as unique as possible. If you are finding a gift for a movie geek, then the best place to go is in IMAX Entertainment Complex. You can find movie posters, limited edition prints, soundtracks, and IMAX films on tape. You can also buy other gift items such as quilts, grandfather clocks, leather apparels, jewelries, and souvenirs. Branson Craft Mall is also one place where you can get personalized crafts. In here, you will see candle making, basket weaving, a silversmith, brass engraving, potato bags, shirts and jackets, wood turning, and pottery. You have a whole 16,000 sq. ft. to find the arts and crafts that will best suit you or your loved one back home.

Shop in Branson MO as early as now to avoid the long lines and crowded places. Branson is waiting for you to spend a part of your Christmas with us. 

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Watch the Amazing Pets in Branson


The city of Branson Missouri has been famous for the live music shows and the world-class theme parks. In fact, it is called the Live Entertainment Capital of the World because of the spectacular shows that you can catch all year round in Branson. Music shows are not the sole expertise of these Branson shows as they also offer the guests variety by having magic shows, pet shows, and a lot more.

This year, you can catch a very unique show in Branson. Pet lovers will definitely find joy in this show since the main characters are also your favorite pets at home. The show called Amazing Pets will be performed by a skilled troupe of dogs and cats in the Grand Country Music Hall. Amazing Pets features trained animals and a lot more. The amazing performances of these animals in this show really supersede their own story. Aside from the exciting and thrilling display of tricks and acrobatics from the cats and dogs, their own story of survival should also not be forgotten. The cats and dogs that you are gonna see in this show are mostly rescued from shelters across the country. Amazing Pets is truly a show that is for the whole family to enjoy.

If cats and dogs doing tricks is still not adorable enough for you, Amazing Pets also includes in its show other common household pets such as birds. You can see exotic birds along with other magical surprises, too. The Amazing Pets show in Branson is surely one that you should not miss during your vacation here. If you enjoy pets, acrobats, and magic, then this show is definitely something that you would enjoy. And who doesn’t enjoy those anyway?

You can catch the Amazing Pets shows in Branson by clicking here for the schedules. Make your family vacation in Branson more memorable by staying in a place that offers you comfort and convenience. Stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort and live near Branson’s entertainment district and also the Ozark Mountains. You can be minutes away from your favorite Branson shows, and you can still assure yourself of a relaxing ambiance and a magnificent view brought to you by the Ozark Mountains and Table Rock Lake. Thousand Hills also offers you various lodging options so you are sure to find the perfect home away from home for your family.

Book your stay in Branson now to enjoy shows like Amazing Pets and many more. Don’t forget to make Thousand Hills your lodging partner for your vacation. For reservations and inquiries about the lodging options for you, call 1-877-262-0430. 

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Watch the Acrobats of China for a Major Thrill


Majority of the people in Branson came to the place because of the spectacular live music shows in the area. A lot of people also go to Branson because of the family friendly activities and attractions. Branson is the perfect vacation spot not only for families, but also for couples, singles, and friends. How do you make your Branson vacation more memorable?

Make the most out of everything that Branson has to offer you. Catch the newest shows in Branson, and bring the whole family along since there are a lot of family friendly shows in Branson. One show that you don’t have to miss is the Acrobats of China. This year, the Acrobats of China features the New Shanghai Circus to the audience in Branson. The Jinan Troupe will be in Branson for a series of shows with the Acrobats of China. These talented set of acrobats are brought to Branson by Mr. Lizhi Zhao, who is also known in Branson for bringing in Chinese acrobats from many years ago. This Jinan Troupe is so good in acrobatics and they are very well known for their daring acts, jaw-dropping renditions of classic Chinese dance and art, and spectacular costumes. Performing in Branson is already an honor to the guests and locals, as they are about to witness something that is beyond amazing. The Acrobats of China already is a very skilled group. Just imagine if you still add some of China’s most skilled and highly recognized acrobatic troupes. The Jinan Troupe will bring you a whole new set of stunts and performances, so the audience will see their fresh take on delivering the trademark performances of Chinese acrobats but with their own brand of entertainment. For those who are a fan of acrobatic shows, and for those who are willing to discover a new show in Branson, the Acrobats of China featuring New Shanghai Circus is the show for you. After sharing their talents to the whole world, the Jinan Troupe is finally sharing it to the Branson audience. Don’t miss this opportunity to see this group!

If you are looking for a lodging place for your vacation in Branson, it is best to stay in a place that is close to the entertainment district so shows like the Acrobats of China will be much accessible for you. Stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort and have various lodging options to choose from. Thousand Hills is also situated near the Ozark Mountains and Table Rock Lake, so you are assured to have peace away from the city noise. Book your stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort right now by calling 1-877-262-0430. Your Branson vacation is guaranteed to be relaxing and fun!

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