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- Published on Thursday, October 17 2013 12:39 PM
Written by Rhoda
Posted by Mark Ruda
Branson Titanic Museum: A Museum You’ll Never Let Go
The RMS Titanic, or simply Titanic, was a British liner that aboard thousands of passengers. It was on its way to New York City from Southampton, UK when it collided with an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912. It has been one of the most tragic maritime disasters in the world and so many replicas have been made in order to study and commemorate the event.
In 1963, Ed Kamuda formed the Titanic Historical Society (THS), which is the first and largest global organization dedicated to preserving the history of the British Liner. Titanic Branson works with THS. And since Branson is known as an entertainment city because of its attractions, Titanic Branson has established a museum dedicated to the Titanic. The Branson Titanic Museum has become one of the most famous attractions in Branson. It has been the tourist spot for people looking for history, romance, or just simply a museum for the family. Because of Branson’s dedication to the Titanic, the established museum has become the largest Titanic museum in the world! No wonder why people from across the globe go to Branson, MO to see this.
The Branson Titanic Museum is a building shaped like a half-scale replica of the Titanic’s bow. It is a two-story tall establishment that features the same details as the actual Titanic, such as lifeboats, portholes, and so much more. What’s more interesting are the many artifacts in the galleries of the museum that tells of the story of the Titanic – from when it was built to when it sank and to when it was rediscovered in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. As the museum induces the hunger for discovery, visitors would not want to leave.
The Branson Titanic Museum’s goal is to give you the best experience during your Branson vacation. Thus, a new gallery has been opened at the museum! Discover the 133 Children’s Stories of Titanic as this year-long exhibit shows you the documentary of what the children saw, heard, and felt from the moment they boarded the ship. This serves as a celebration of the children’s courage and faith that has been an inspiration to us all. For tickets, dial 800-381-7670.
Come to Branson, MO and visit the Titanic Museum. As you witness the luxury of the Titanic, you can also be home to a luxurious place after at the Thousand Hills Hotel & Golf Resort. The resort will provide you with various lodging rentals. The museum is only minutes away, so you won’t be missing out on anything! For reservations, dial 1-877-262-0430.
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- Published on Wednesday, October 16 2013 12:46 PM
Written by Rhoda
Posted by Mark Ruda
Branson Log Cabins for all Occasions
Branson Missouri is the perfect destination for all occasions. You can plan a vacation in Branson whenever you want to because this place never runs out of things to do, no matter what season it is. There is never a dull moment in Branson – may it be Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year.
Most of the happenings in Branson can be found in Highway 76, the heart of Branson’s entertainment. To make your vacation a convenient one, it is best to rent a place that is near the entertainment district of Branson. The best lodging place there is near Highway 76 is Thousand Hills Golf Resort, based on the numerous positive reviews of the Branson tourists who have come and stayed in the golf resort. Thousand Hills Golf Resort offers you Branson log cabins, a new and refreshing break from the usual hotel rooms that you may have been used to in your other vacations. Now, you can enjoy a homier feel in your lodging place because you get to live in a place that is almost similar to your home, too.
The Branson log cabins in Thousand Hills Golf Resort are within minutes from Highway 76, bringing you closer to the best world-class live musical shows, theme parks, shopping malls, and restaurants in Branson. The theme parks such as Silver Dollar City in Branson has festivals and parades to celebrate certain occasions. There is the Thanksgiving Festival in Silver Dollar City. Come Christmas time, staying in a Branson log cabin in Thousand Hills will keep you closer to all the holiday shopping sale in Branson Landing, and other shopping malls. The live musical shows in Branson also adds something special to their performances onstage whenever there is a special occasion, especially during Christmas where a lot of families choose Branson to be the venue for their Christmas vacation. There are also special performances in the Showboat Branson Belle, America’s most entertaining dinner cruise, and in Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede.
Another thing about the log cabins in Branson’s Thousand Hills is that they are situated in the comforts of the Ozark Mountains, so you are assured of a good view and a serene atmosphere for you to have that much-needed rest and relaxation that you deserve. Outside the cabin is nature at its finest. To make you feel that you are one with nature, the log cabins also have an interior that is very akin to the laid-back and homey atmosphere of nature. These log cabins are made of Colorado cut spruce logs, giving it a nature-inspired interior the mixes excellently with the modern feel of the cabin.
The cabin’s amenities includes a fully furnished bedroom and bathroom, with a king-sized bed and a Jacuzzi tub. The kitchens of the cabins are also fully equipped with microwave ovens, silver wares, dryers, and many more. Also, the cabins have cable televisions in every room, and a DVD player for your family movie nights. Wireless internet is also free so you can keep up with you social networks and your e-mails. The cabins have a private deck and a spacious living room for you to free your mind of worries.
There is no doubt that the amenities of the cabin in Thousand Hills is beyond hotel-like. Rent a log cabin in Thousand Hills when planning your vacation as it is more convenient since it can sleep up to 16 people. There are also small units available for couples and those who are alone travelling in Branson. Attest to the good reviews of Thousand Hills customers, and experience your won great adventure in Branson too! Reserve a Thousand Hills cabin now!
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- Published on Tuesday, October 15 2013 2:50 PM
Written by Jessica Covert
Posted by Mark Ruda
Branson Breakfast Options for Early Risers
For years, moms have told their kids that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After all, it does kick-start your morning. For some people, finding a good breakfast away from home is important, and that’s why Branson has a number of options to help you find some of the best restaurant breakfasts in town.
A personal favorite for a Branson breakfast is Clockers Café, located at 103 South Commercial Street in downtown Branson. This is the café where my dad and I enjoyed breakfast when he helped me move into a college dorm room. This little café serves up eggs, bacon, ham, hashbrowns, omelets, and a variety of other breakfast options. Breakfasts start at around $7 - $8, and are always served hot. They are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. In addition to great breakfast, Clockers also serves lunch and dinner, which includes dishes like turkey melts and chicken tenders, along with a variety of home-style dishes. You’ll enjoy your meal in a quaint atmosphere with friendly wait staff, and you’ll definitely enjoy the food!
Another one of Branson’s best breakfasts comes from The Farmhouse Restaurant. Located at 119 North Main Street, also in downtown Branson, the Farmhouse is known for having outstanding home-style cooking for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Farmhouse serves a variety of breakfast options and you can order breakfast any time of day. While you’re there, you can check out the gift shop upstairs. They have a variety of unique home décor items as well as gifts for those people that already have everything else. The Farmhouse Restaurant is open Monday through Thursday, as well as Sunday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and open on Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Branson locals also enjoy The Shack Café, located in downtown Branson at 108 South Commercial Street. This local eatery serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast options include everything from hotcakes and biscuits and gravy to eggs, ham, and omelets. The Shack is also known for its pies with “mile-high meringue” in classic flavors like chocolate, peanut butter, and lemon. Fried chicken, country fried steak, burgers, meatloaf, and a variety of other sandwiches are on the menu for lunch and dinner, and visitors have raved about the Shack’s delicious meals.
The final location for great breakfast is a chain restaurant, but still a delicious one. In the Branson area, Denny’s is a great place to grab breakfast. With a variety of options that go outside the norm, you can get breakfast any time of day. A favorite breakfast entrée is Moons over My Hammy, a delicious sandwich with ham, eggs, American and Swiss cheeses. They have options for the health conscious with their “Fit Fare” menu. In addition to breakfast, Denny’s has lunch and dinner options as well, including burgers, salads, sandwiches, soups, and even steaks and fish and chips. If you’re looking for something fast and easy, visit Denny’s for a fabulous breakfast, any time of day, 24 hours a day.
Whether you enjoy breakfast in the middle of the day or you’re just following Mom’s age old advice, check out any of these great Branson locations for scrumptious breakfasts that will get your morning started on the right foot.Read More ...
- Published on Monday, October 14 2013 4:27 PM
Written by Klaire Bruce
Posted by Mark Ruda
Exploring the Ozarks
Most people will admit to wanting to be an ‘explorer’ at one point in their life. Being an explorer could mean anything from looking around the basement with a flashlight to adventuring in far off places around the world. If you still find yourself with the age old explorer bug, the Ozarks are a great place to start. Most exploring tends to bring you into contact with at least a little bit of nature – and the unique Ozarks nature (everything from tigers – in enclosures, of course! - to butterflies to fish and everything in between) is sure to keep your exploration hands-on, interesting and fun. So come explore some of these great nature venues!
The Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure
The Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure, located on West 76 just past the 76 and Shepherd of the Hills Expressway intersection, is your one stop location for all things butterflies – and a few other critters as well! The Butterfly Palace is some unique Ozarks nature at its finest, with a little tropical flair. The butterfly room, the main attraction at the Butterfly Palace, is an 80 degree, lush, green tropical oasis filled with hundreds upon hundreds of beautiful butterflies. As you explore the butterfly room and its fluttering occupants, you’ll see butterfly varieties such as the black and white Paper Kite, the stunning Emperor Swallowtail and the shimmering Blue Morpho. Some of the butterflies with hover near your face as you explore – and they may even land on your clothing! You’ll also see some tiny tropical birds – like the Honeycreeper – flying about and sipping nectar from the orchids and other tropical flowers. If you are a photography buff, there are great photo opportunities to be had in the butterfly room. And for little explorers, binoculars, magnifying glasses and pith helmets are provided! The Butterfly Palace also features a science room full of frogs, lizards, giant cockroaches and piranhas, an informational movie viewing theater, the Emerald Mirror Maze, the Banyan Tree Bungee Adventure, and a gift shop. So get ready for an all-day winged adventure at the Branson Butterfly Palace!
National Tiger Sanctuary
If you like cats – big cats, small cats, striped cats, black cats – then the National Tiger Sanctuary is the place for you. Ten minutes north of Branson, in the Chestnut Ridge/Saddlebrooke area, the National Tiger Sanctuary is your chance to see some truly exotic Ozarks nature. NTS is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate about the environmental conditions that affect the Earth’s ecosystems, and to provide forever homes for their big cats in a setting that mimics the animal’s natural environment as much as possible. Here you’ll meet felines such as Madison, a beautiful white tigress, Banshee, a playful Mountain Lion, and Merlin, an African Lion who enjoys warm summer rain showers. Want to explore this big cat sanctuary? Come take a guided tour! Tours are offered at 10am, 1pm and 3pm Wednesday through Sunday. There are four different tour options – the Awareness Tour, the Feeding Tour, the You Feed Tour (where visitors can actually feed the cats themselves!) and the Behind the Scenes Tour. Visit www.NationalTigerSanctuary.org for pricing and reservation information. Birthday parties, weddings and field trips are also offered here.
Mountain Springs Trout Park
If you’d like to explore some Ozarks nature with a fishing pole, come visit Mountain Springs Trout Park. Located in Highlandville off of Highway O, thirty minutes south of Branson, Mountain Springs Trout Park is a beautiful place to explore. Tucked back against the side of a ridge in a small cove next to a white country church, the trout park is as peaceful as it is enjoyable. Visitors can fish without a license and without a limit! You pay for what you catch. Poles, bait and tackle are provided, or folks can supply their own. Staff will clean and pack your catch for you, so your trout will be ready to cook or freeze upon your return home. Mountain Springs encourages you to bring a picnic lunch and stay and fish as long as you’d like! The trout park also offers a pavilion rental for birthdays, weddings and special events.
This area is full of fun Ozarks nature venues to explore. These are just a few places to check out – so be adventurous and find some more!Read More ...
- Published on Sunday, October 13 2013 1:08 PM
Written by Jessica Covert
Posted by Mark Ruda
Adventure Ziplines of Branson
A number of attractions for thrill seekers are cropping up around Branson and some people are no stranger to ziplining. For others, ziplining is still just as thrilling each time. Adventure Ziplines of Branson is no stranger to helping the faint of heart and the experienced zipline their way to some of the most fun to be found in the Branson area.
Located at 501 North Wildwood Drive, Adventure Ziplines of Branson is just minutes from the famous 76 Country Boulevard. Adventure Ziplines features seven ziplines that total over 2,000 feet in length. You can reach top speeds of up to 50 mph as you’re traveling down the long stretches of line. The lines are of dual cable construction to make them some of the safest in the area. The most unique part about Adventure Ziplines is that it is the only zipline tour that is located inside Branson city limits. You get views of the natural beauty and the city scape surrounding Branson. In addition to the usual daytime tours, Adventure Ziplines also gives you the option to zipline at night and experience the fresh mountain air in a totally new way.
Safety when ziplining is often a concern for those interested in taking a zipline tour. Each zipline tour is guided by two experienced and trained guides. They can help you feel totally at your ease while you’re whizzing through the air. The ziplines themselves were also constructed using materials from a firm that has been providing quality construction to challenge courses since the 1970s. Adventure Ziplines of Branson provides you with the equipment you need to enjoy your zipline tour and do it safely.
In order to guarantee yourself a place on a zipline tour, make sure to call Adventure Ziplines of Branson at 417-239-3030 to get reservations.
In addition to Adventure Ziplines of Branson, Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours provides guests with a zipline experience that immerses you in the natural beauty of the Ozark Mountains. Located seven miles north of Branson on Highway 65, Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours is located in the Wolfe Creek Preserve. Wolfe Creek is part of an effort to preserve the natural beauty of the Ozarks. Branson Ziplines features eight ziplines and ten suspension “skybridges”, and each of the available tours includes a different number of ziplines and skybridges. For those who aren’t up to ziplining, don’t worry! Branson Ziplines also offers a photo safari that takes its guests under and around the ziplines themselves, so nobody has to miss out on the ziplining fun. On the photo safari you can get some wonderful photos of your family from the ground as they zipline above you.
Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours makes ziplining easy for you because their ziplines feature a block braking system, which makes your tour completely hands-free. The block braking stops you before arriving at the platform, so your guides can slowly pull you onto the platform. The average age for a zipliner at Branson Zipline is 57, and the oldest guest was 93! No matter what your age, Branson Zipline has something to offer you.
When you’re in Branson, make sure to check out one of the many thrilling options for your vacation. Adventure Ziplines of Branson and Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours are just two options for the thrill seekers in your family, and everyone can join in on the fun!Read More ...
- Published on Saturday, October 12 2013 2:30 PM
Written by Jessica Covert
Posted by Mark Ruda
Branson Buffets Let You Get Your Fill
When traveling with your family, you want to get the most value for your dollar. You especially don’t want to spend a fortune trying to feed everyone’s appetite. Before you settle for fast food again, take a look at some of Branson’s best buffet restaurants.
Papa Grand’s PizzaWhen you have kids along for the ride, sometimes simple and kid-friendly are musts. Papa Grand’s Pizza is the perfect buffet option for families. They offer 12 different kinds of pizza, including spinach, Hawaiian, and classics like pepperoni and cheese. Papa Grand’s also offers take-out pizza if you need to eat and run. For the adults, there is a full salad bar for you to build your perfect salad accompaniment. Dessert pizzas are available, but you can also step over to Glenn’s Frozen Custard to get a sweet treat. From sundaes to concretes, Glenn’s has a variety of mix-in’s so you can create your own favorite. An adult buffet is $7.49, child buffet is $3.99, and children under 4 are free with a paying adult.
Panda HouseIf you’re hungry for Chinese, look no further than Panda House. Located at 2130 Highway 248 in Branson, Panda House has a fruit and salad bar, plus a variety of Chinese entrées on their hot buffet. Enjoy egg drop soup, cashew chicken, moo goo gai pan, spicy general chicken, and more. Their drive-thru also makes it easy and convenient to grab food on the run. Combo meals are available, and lunch specials are served daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prices range from $3.99 to $7.99 and a buffet is served daily.
Sunday Brunch at the Keeter Center at College of the OzarksKnown as a hidden treasure here in the Ozarks, the Keeter Center is located on the campus of College of the Ozarks. On Sundays, the Keeter Center offers a spectacular Sunday Brunch that features everything you could ask for. A breakfast buffet offers eggs, campus raised bacon and sausage, breakfast potatoes, and a variety of miniature muffins and pastries. A salad bar is offered with a variety of greens and dressings, along with cheeses and crackers. Lunch entrees are also offered, and include the chef’s choice of dishes. Hand-crafted pasta is also available, along with fresh Belgian waffles, made-to-order omelets. The crown jewel of the brunch is the magnificent array of desserts displayed as you enter the dining room. Call 417-690-2146 to make reservations or go online to keetercenter.edu. The Keeter Center is also open Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for lunch and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for dinner. Reservations are highly recommended.
Grand Country BuffetFor an all-American buffet, look no further than the Grand Country Buffet. Reminiscent of Sundays at Grandma’s house, this extraordinary buffet offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner for your entire family. Breakfast features fresh eggs, cereals, yogurt, bacon, sausage, potatoes and more on their hot and cold food bars. Lunch and dinner offer you entrees like slow cooked roasts and ham, mashed potatoes, and a variety of fruits and veggies. Fresh baked breads and desserts are also on the menu at Grand Country. Breakfast is $7.49, lunch is $8.99, and dinner is $12.49 Monday through Saturday. Sunday Brunch is $10.99, and children are $4.99.
So if you’re looking for a buffet for you to get your fill, check out any of these Branson buffets to fill up on whatever you’re craving.Read More ...
- Published on Friday, October 11 2013 11:34 AM
Written by Klaire Bruce
Posted by Mark Ruda
College of the Ozarks Farmers Market
Most four year colleges share many of the same features – dorm rooms, lecture halls, gymnasiums, and cafeterias. But how about a college with a student operated farmers market like the one at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO?
College of the Ozarks is a unique institution where students from the U.S. and abroad have the opportunity to graduate debt free by working off their tuition at various work stations around the campus. Work stations range from landscaping to clerical work to processing milk in the on-campus dairy, with just about everything in between, including the newly introduced farmers market. The farmers market team is composed of six students during the summer work program and eight in the fall, along with their work station supervisor, Eric Bright. “We’ve had really positive feedback, and it’s good public relations for the college,” said Bright of the new work station. Locals and tourists alike enjoy frequenting the unique farmers market and supporting the school – many customers return every week.
The farmers market is held on Fridays; all of the products sold are student raised, grown or made. The proceeds from the market circulate back into the college’s general fund and go towards supporting the college’s debt free mission. All of the produce is grown by the students in the college on-campus garden – the garden duties are shared between the landscaping department and the farmers market workers. Everything from peppers to cucumbers to green beans graces the tables at the farmers market. Green beans have been the number one summer seller at the market, with tomatoes coming in at a close second. All of the meats and the dairy products come from animals that are raised and/or processed by the school’s agriculture department. “Meats sell very good,” Bright observed. Other products include potted plants from the campus greenhouse, homemade fruitcakes, jams and jellies from the Fruitcake and Jelly Kitchen, and handmade baskets and rugs from the student crafters at Edwards Mill.
Thursdays are harvest and set-up for the farmers market team – the students harvest, wash and grade the produce from the garden (which varies based on the season), and set up the tables, display stations, registers and scales inside the College of the Ozarks sale barn. The indoor facility allows the students to hold the market even during inclement weather. Pre-market planning meetings are also held on Thursdays; during the meetings, the students discuss with their supervisor the logistics of the market and how to continue improving sales. A similar meeting is held post-market as well. These meeting encourage student feedback and good supervisor/student relationships, Bright said. He also noted that students in this work station have the opportunity to learn customer relation skills and important marketing techniques, such as displaying merchandise in the most visually appealing way possible.
But more than just customer service and sales lessons come into play here at the College of the Ozarks farmers market – students are also learning the value of supporting their community and knowing exactly where their food comes from – and that is one of the most important lessons of all.Read More ...
- Published on Thursday, October 10 2013 11:13 AM
Written by Klaire Bruce
Posted by Mark Ruda
Get Ready to Accessorize for Fall with Jewelry and Accessories from Unique Branson Shops
Autumn is upon us here in the Ozarks – you can feel it in the crisp bite of the air, you can see it in the leaves beginning to fall, and you can probably taste it too – many area restaurants, cafes, and bakeries are bringing out flavors like pumpkin spice and caramel apple. With the coming of fall colors also comes the need to evaluate your wardrobe. Chances are, you will want to show off some fall colors as well, and new clothing articles mean you will need some new jewelry and accessories! You’re in luck – the Branson/Tri-Lakes area is home to some great Branson shops to purchase these fun items.
Modern Earth Creations
Modern Earth Creations is an artistic local jewelry business created, owned and operated by resident College of the Ozarks student and Ozarks native Caleb Howerton. What first began as a simple interest in trying new things and experimenting with new and different art mediums has blossomed into a love of creating handcrafted pieces and a full-fledged online jewelry shop. “This is one of my passions,” Caleb said of making his jewelry. Every piece of jewelry from Modern Earth Creations is uniquely one-of-a-kind and handmade by Caleb. He uses a variety of natural mediums to create some of his pieces – everything from feathers and rocks, to bones and beetle wings grace many of the Modern Earth Creations earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Steampunk inspired pieces can be found in this Branson area shop as well – things like watch gears and small parts of computer motherboards are implemented to create this style. Wire is another medium frequently used by this innovative jeweler - many baubles sport wire wrapped beads or stones. Caleb also uses the wire to create intricate chainmail necklaces – chainmail is the art of linking small wire rings together to create a long strand or a mesh. He notes that the chainmail is what generates a lot of interest in his shop. If you are looking for unique piece for your fall wardrobe, perhaps one inspired by the natural colors of fall, Modern Earth Creations has the accessory for you! Visit Caleb’s shop at www.etsy.com/shop/ModernEarthCreations
Plum Bazaar is a unique jewelry and bead store located in the Historic Downtown Branson district. With a selection of beads and custom jewelry from around the world, you’re sure to find something here to suit your style! Here you can find gemstone beads in many fall colors, such as Yellow Agate and Red Creek Jasper, and even coral and seashell beads. Plum Bazaar will take custom orders, using beads and wire in colors of your choice, and create a piece of jewelry that will match your fall wardrobe. Beading and wire jewelry classes are also offered by Plum Bazaar, in case you want to learn to make jewelry of your own for any season.
Earthbound Trading Co.
For some fun and distinctive fall fashion accessories with an earthy flair, stop by Earthbound Trading Co. on the Branson Landing. Here you’ll find lightweight, flowing scarves in a variety of fall colors to match any outfit, or perhaps some new retro sunglasses! Earthbound carries also carries a number of retro t-shirts, as well as handbags, headbands and dresses. The jewelry section of Earthbound features fabulous and inexpensive beaded bracelets, leather bracelets, rings, and necklaces with fun charms. Looking for some interesting home décor for the new season? You’ll find that here too! Throw pillows, wall art and unique trinkets from around the world are waiting for you at Earthbound.
Fall fashion is here – and these are just a few of the great Branson shops that have some groovy jewelry and accessories to complete your new autumn looks!Read More ...
- Published on Wednesday, October 09 2013 10:23 AM
Written by Jessica Covert
Posted by Mark Ruda
Sight and Sound Theatres Brings Joseph to Branson
Sight and Sound Theatres is growing here in the Branson community as more and more people traveling in the area make a stop at this spectacular theatre to see one of Branson’s favorite productions – Joseph.
Dubbed the “Christian Broadway,” Sight and Sound Theatres have been putting on shows and plays for 35 years. The current Lancaster County, PA theatre has been in operation since 1998, and the Branson, MO location opened ten years later in 2008. The goal of Sight and Sound Theatres is to spread the message of “peace, love, understanding, forgiveness, and compassion” to its guests. Sight and Sound has continued to “inspire more than 800,000 guests every year to deepen their understanding of the Bible and explore a closer relationship with God through Jesus Christ.” Sight and Sound Theatres is the nation’s largest Christian live action theatre, and is home to five different shows that rotate between theatres so guests get the opportunity to see something new often. Currently, Sight and Sound is producing Noah, Joseph, Moses, Jonah, and Miracle of Christmas. Branson is currently the home of fan favorite Joseph, which has had more than 1 million guests in attendance in both Lancaster County and Branson.
Branson is presently the home of Sight and Sound Theatres Joseph. A number of visitors to Branson come looking for the amazing experience provided by Sight and Sound. Joseph tells a beautiful story that spreads the message of God’s forgiveness. As you watch, Joseph’s story unfolds in front, beside, and above you. Elaborate dream sequences, Egyptian staging and stage props (like the 300 foot long Egyptian palace), colorful characters, live animals, and 20 memorable and original songs make up the magic that is Joseph. 45 adult and child actors make up the cast that beautifully tells Joseph’s story. Joseph will be in Branson until October 18, but 2013 will be the second and final season for Joseph to be in Branson. If you’re hoping to see this phenomenal show, act now!
In addition to Joseph, Branson will be hosting Miracle of Christmas starting November 2. This show will take you back in time to the greatest birth in history, right to the village of Bethlehem. You’ll see the angels proclaiming to the shepherds, “The Savior is Born!” and watch parades of camels, donkeys, and horses cross the stage. Reserve your tickets for this amazing Christmas show that will be like no other Christmas show you’ve ever seen.
Before you look at any other Branson show, make sure you check out what Sight and Sound Theatre has to offer. Joseph won’t be in Branson much longer, and this could be your last chance to see the beautiful story of Joseph unfold before your eyes. Miracle of Christmas will be in Branson starting in November. No matter which show you choose, your family will love the costumes, characters, and stories that the cast of Sight and Sound bring right to you.Read More ...
- Published on Tuesday, October 08 2013 1:08 PM
Written by Klaire Bruce
Posted by Mark Ruda
Magic Shows in Branson
Let’s face it – everyone is at least a little tiny bit fascinated with magic. Folks of all ages and walks of life are deathly curious about how magicians pull rabbits out of hats, cut people in half without injury, make airplanes appear onstage and just plain disappear. “How does it work?” they ask. “Is it real?” If you are one of many who find magic tricks and illusions utterly captivating, and you happen to be near Branson, Missouri, you’re in luck! There just happen to be a few great magic shows in Branson, the live entertainment capital of the world.
Around the world, Kirby Vanburch is known as the ‘Prince of Magic,’ having the title bestowed on him by the Princess of Thailand on one of his many world magic tours. Kirby began his magical career at the young age of seven – he spent many years performing magic and illusions in Las Vegas, where his fame as a magician grew. In 1992, Kirby moved his magical enterprise to Branson – and he’s been here ever since! Today, Kirby’s show encompasses illusions like a rapidly appearing helicopter, flame tricks, assistants cut in two and a cast of exotic big cats!
The Magic and Comedy of Taylor Reed
A Texas native, Taylor Reed has quickly rose to fame here in Branson! A magician since the age of five, Taylor has had a long and award studded career. He also is an avid supporter of charitable organizations and has performed many shows to benefit March of Dimes, the Shriners, the Ronald McDonald House, and more. Taylor performs dozens of illusions within his fast paced comedic magic show, and the unique part is that he invented and designed most of the inventions himself! THE ULTIMATE LEVITATION Illusion is patented under Taylor’s name; he designed and built the illusion device for this trick. Another unique Taylor Reed illusion is the 25 Piece Drum Set Vanish, where Taylor combines his passion for percussion and his magic knowledge, and turns the drums into a motorcycle! For a show that will boggle your mind and keep you on the edge of your seat, be sure to get your tickets to see the acclaimed Taylor Reed!
The Hamner Barber Show
For a colorful, feathery, magical performance that you won’t forget anytime soon, check out the Hamner Barber Show! Dave and Denise Hamner, husband and wife team and nationally acclaimed magicians, will put on a family friendly show for all ages at the Hamner Barber Theater on Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. Magical illusions such as The Fall of Death and The Lightning Levitation are performed by the Hamners, as well as their exclusive act where their beautiful Macaws and Cockatoos take flight around the theater amid falling coins, flying swords, jewels and fire. At the end of this captivating show, the Hamners put on a magical tribute to Veterans that will bring the audience to their feet. Book your tickets today!
For a fabulous magical experience that will surely make some magical memories, you’ll want to visit one of these great magic shows in Branson.Read More ...