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Shop for Your Summer Essentials in Branson Outlet Mall

 

It’s summer once again! This calls for that one vacation where you can unwind and just forget about the worries of life. There is one place in Missouri where you can do just that – Branson. Apart from being known as the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, Branson has also made its mark as a popular vacation destination in the Midwest.

Branson Missouri is a vacation hotspot that is perfect for any season. For the summer, there are a lot of activities and attractions in Branson that will surely tickle your fancy. Try the theme parks and nature parks in Branson with your family and friends. You can also catch the live music shows and theater plays in Branson anytime you want for some indoor summer fun. But before all these, have you got your summer gear already?

If you still haven’t, then you can get your summer essentials in Branson outlet malls too. Branson is also home to many outlet malls to give you the latest finds at great discounts. One mall in Branson that is a popular destination is the Branson Landing. This mall has become famous for its wide array of shops and for the attraction it provides to the shoppers. Some of the shops you can find here are Bass Pro Shops, Chico’s, Ann Taylor Loft, and a lot more. Branson Landing also has a Water and Fire Show to keep everyone entertained as they hop from shop to shop.

Tanger Outlet Center is another mall that is home to over 65 brand name outlets. It includes Crabtree & Evelyn, Aeropostale, Levi’s, Eddie Bauer, GAP, Old Navy, Izod, Ralph Lauren, and many more. This is the place to be for the fashion-savvy individuals. You can also find trendy summer pieces in the shops here offered with great discounts.

If you are looking for something unique, Branson has the malls just for you. Go to Downtown Branson for historic shops, retailers, and a small town feel that you can’t find in other malls. You can also find unique items and great deals here. The IMAX Entertainment Complex in Branson is one heaven for the movie geeks. Here you will find movie posters, limited edition prints, soundtracks, IMAX films on video and many more. Collectors’ items are also available here. You can find quilts, grandfather clocks, custom leather apparels, jewelries, souvenirs, and others.

Summer is made even better here in Branson! Get the latest fashion finds and the best souvenir items for you and your loved ones. Come to Branson this summer and have the time of your life. For your Branson lodging needs, choose Thousand Hills Golf Resort so you can stay close to Branson’s entertainment district and shopping malls. For more information, dial 1-877-262-0430.

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Experience The Best of White Water in Night Water

 

When you are having too much fun in a park, time flies by so fast. And when the park needs to close before night time sets in, you know you have to stop the fun and get back to reality. Plan a trip to Branson now and give the best theme park experience to your kids and to yourself, too. Visit White Water in Branson, the only outdoor water park in the city, and have a refreshing time in the theme park.

White Water is that theme park where you can get wet and wild! It is also the perfect place to go to so you can beat the summer heat. It has exciting water rides that kids and adults alike will surely enjoy. You may think that White Water is already the most happening place in Branson Missouri this summer – but what about the early closing hours of most theme parks? It is certainly a deal breaker if you are having lots of fun, and you have to stop everything and head home. White Water brings you good news because it gives you Night Water! Night Water is an opportunity that White Water gives you so you can stay in the theme park beyond the normal park operating hours. White Water opens at 10 AM and with Night Water’s extended hours, you can now stay in the park until 10 PM!

Experience Branson’s water park at night time with Night Water. You can enjoy all 12 acres of rides and slides in White Water. Try the Aloha River under the night sky, or try some evening rapids in the Ohana Falls, or you can take a drop at 75 feet amidst the dark on the Kalani Towers. The Kalani Towers is also one of White Water’s most popular rides. It is a 6-lane Freefall and Racing thrill slide that is perfect for some family fun. You can choose between two 75-foot freefall drop lanes or a four-mat racing lane that is more than 310 feet long. White Water also introduces a new ride for you – the KaPau Plummet. Try out this new ride in the dark for the ultimate thrill and excitement.

Night Water activities start at 5 PM up to 10 PM. Take note of the following schedules for Night Water: July 3,4,5,10,11,12,17,18,19,24,25,26,31 and August 2,3,7,8,15,16,23,30. Night Water also extends up to midnight on August 9. Avail of the promo in White Water. You can purchase a ticket worth two days for the price of one day only! For more inquiries about the tickets for Night Water in White Water, call 1-800-785-1550.

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A Healthy Branson Hiking Experience for the Whole Family

During autumn season, more and more people visit Branson not only because they like to watch world famous entertainment shows but also because they also want to experience exciting Branson hiking trails. Hiking in Branson is the most fascinating way to enjoy nature as you will be able to see changing colors of foliage in the wildlife. Try to experience with your family some of Branson Hiking Trails that include Table Rock Lakeshore Trail, Busiek State Forest, Bull Shoals Hiking Trail, Branson Landing Riverwalk, and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.Hiking Couple in Branson Logo

Table Rock Lakeshore Trail is a unique trail along the lake that connects to the Dewey Short Visitor Center. The 2.2 miles stretch of the trail allows visitors to see the delightful colors of the natural scenery around the Ozark mountains. The trail gives hikers a chance to view the beautiful Table Rock Lake. The trail stretches to the Table Rock State Park that offers many additional recreational activities.  

The Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Conservation Area is a large hiking trail located 15 minutes north of Branson. This steep, rocky, and forested hills of hiking trail covers an area of 2,505 acres. Busiek State Forest offers two trail systems. The first trail system has a distance of 10 miles east and the other trail system has a distance of 8 miles west. These hiking trail systems can also be used for mountain biking and horseback riding.

Bull Shoals Hiking Trail located in Lakeview Park is the only hiking trail around the Bull Shoals Lake. This hiking trail is rated moderately difficult with a distance of 3 miles round trip. Bull Shoals State Park has also two hiking trails. The first hiking trail is the Big Bluff Trail that boasts a beautiful view of the White River below Bull Shoals Dam. It stretches only 1.5 miles long and rated as easy. The second hiking trail is the Lakeside Trail that has a distance of only 1 mile, it spans along the shores of Bull Shoals Lake and rated also as easy.

Branson Landing Riverwalk located along the Taneycomo lakefront is popular for walking on the lakeside. This paved hiking trail stretches one mile and a half located near the vibrant town square. In the town square, you can see the $7.5 million spectacular fountain show in Branson Landing that features the merging of water, fire, music, and light.

Another paved trail covering 6 miles of flat land is Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. In this paved hiking trail, you can see beautiful limestone bluffs and tumbling waterfalls over bridges made with hand-crafted wrought iron. As you pass the bridge, you can see rainbow trout swim in crystal clear waters. You can also see a variety of native wildlife species if you take a complete hiking trail in the park.

If you want to enjoy a healthy hiking trails with your family this autumn season, come to Branson and get the chance to see the beautiful changing of delightful colors of foliage in the wildlife.

 

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Kanakuk Kamps: How It All Started

 

Kanakuk Kamps in Branson Missouri is known to many as the perfect camping site for the kids. There are so much to learn from here. Your kids will really have a grand time and they will have lots of good experiences where they can learn from. Kanakuk Kamps is also a great place where they can make new friends! And since this place is starting to get much attention this summer for the kids’ getaway, why not learn a little something on how the Kanakuk Kamps came to be. Let us run down memory lane to revisit the history of Kanakuk Kamps.

It was in the year 1926 when C.L. Ford decided to start a camp, and he originally called it Kugaho Kamp. As we know it this day, it had changed its name and became known as Kanakuk Kamps. Spike White then joined the Kanakuk Kamp staff as a counselor in 1931. The following year, Coach Bill Lantz became the Director of Kugaho Kamp, and made the move to change its name into Kanakuk Kamp. Lantz was also the one who instilled the Four Square and I’m Third Christian doctrines. In 1934, Kanakuk Kamps was officially under the ownership of Coach Bill Lantz. The Kamp has transferred ownership in the year 1955 when it was bought by Spike and Darnell White.

In 1958, Spike and Darnell decided to make things more exciting. Thus, they started Kanakomo Kamp which is exclusively for girls. It wasn’t long when the Kamp had to be in the hands of a new set of owners again in the person of Joe and Debbie-Jo White as the purchased it in 1976. Kanakuk Kamp was repackaged then as K-2 Kamp, which accepted teenage campers in 1978. The next year, it started the K-Life, which is a ministry of teen mentoring. The success of these camps prompted the owners to open K-West Kamp which is also for teenage campers in 1983. Five years later, pre-teen campers were also accepted in a camp called K-Kountry. In the early 90’s (1991 to 1993), Kanakuk Kamps had opened Kids Across America and K-Seven respectively for the urban youth and for pre-teen and teenage campers.

The camp then expanded to cater the families. It renamed itself as Kanakuk Family Kamp in 2006. This made the whole camping experience a new adventure of its own. The whole family got to bond with each other as they enjoy nature and Kanakuk Kamp. After another revamp in its name to cater to a wider group of people, it then opened the Kanakuk Adventure Series in 2011. The Kanakuk Adventure Series gives you different adventures to build your character and at the same time, have fun.

Backed with a rich history, Kanakuk Kamps certainly withstood the test of time to be one of Branson’s most famous destinations for the family. Check out other activities in the camp now by visiting their website kanakuk.com. 

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Kanakuk Camps for your Kids' Summer Activity

 

Summer means school’s out! Summer may also be the best time for your kids to go on a whole new adventure and for them to meet new friends. Branson Missouri has some good news for you. You can give your kids the best summer they will ever have in Branson’s Kanakuk Kamps! This Kamp is all about fun under the sun!

Age doesn’t matter may be a mantra that is applicable in Kanakuk Kamps. It has lots of activities and attractions that people of all ages will definitely enjoy. For boys and girls of ages 7-13, the K-1 Kamp would be perfect for them. This is the Kamp with high energy, hardcore training, and lots of fun! Some activities that the kids can do here are ziplining, playing sports, kayaking, and many more. There are a total of 60 sports and activities in a day to keep the kids happy and busy! For those aged 13-18, there is also the K-2 Kamp for them. Similar to the K-1 Kamp, the K-2 Kamp also lets the teens have fun, learn, and grow into better persons. K-2 Kamp trains them to be equipped physically, emotionally, and spiritually into the world of adulthood. There are over 25 Kamp activities to choose from.

There is also the K-Kountry Kamp for boys and girls of ages 7 to 11. This might be your kid’s first experience away from home, so Kanakuk Kamps assures you that your kids will grow in love and encouragement in this camp. Another camp for kids aged 7 to 18 is the K-Seven Kamp. This Kamp gives the kids a quick view of the whole Kanakuk adventure camp. Kids find themselves always on the go from morning until night, and they will surely find themselves having their best week ever!

If your kids are more into sports, then Kanakuk has the camp fit for you. The Kanakuk Golf Kamp is open for boys and girls of ages 13-18. The golf kampers will play at Branson Creek and other breathtaking golf courses in Branson. You don’t need to be a pro golfer to get in this camp. All you need to have is the willingness to learn and the drive to get better.

Lastly, Kanakuk has the camp that is fit for all adventure lovers out there! If you are 15 to 18 years old, then you have to try the Kanakuk Adventure Series! This is a character building adventure for a lifetime. This camp runs for 2 weeks filled with exciting activities such as scuba, survival, and aviation adventures.

Kanakuk Kamps is certainly lots of fun for the kids! And while the kids are having fun, why not pamper yourself too by rewarding yourself with the best lodging place in Branson. Choose Thousand Hills Golf Resort for your lodging place when in Branson. It is situated close to the Kanakuk Kamp area so you can be near your kids. Thousand Hills is also near Branson’s entertainment district so you can enjoy on your own too while the kids are at camp. Check out Thousand Hills and its lodging options now! 

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Join the Missouri State Tax-Free Holiday Sale at Tanger Mall

 

Shopping is one of the best activities that you could do while in Branson. Not only will you enjoy the vibe of the outlet malls in Branson, you will also enjoy the great deals and big discounts! Now you can shop until you drop without feeling the guilt of having spent too much. Branson shopping gives you more reasons to love being in Branson even more. One thing that you should also watch out for in Branson is the mall sale!

This August 1 to 3, 2014, Branson will be holding out a Missouri State Tax-Free Holiday Sale at one of Branson’s most famous outlet malls. This is your chance to get the best deals at the lowest price possible. During the dates mentioned, come and visit Tanger Mall for big, big discounts! Shop for back-to-school items in the Missouri State Tax Free Holiday Sale. The sale happens on a Friday and continues until Sunday, so why not take the time off to have a weekend getaway with the family, too. Tanger Mall also has extended hours during the Missouri State tax Free Holiday Sale from Friday to Sunday. The mall runs from 8 AM to 10 PM on Friday and Saturday, and 9 AM to 7 PM on Sunday.

There are lots of good buys that you can find in Tanger Mall during these dates. You can find back-to-school purchases such as clothing, school supplies, computers, and other items that are exempt from the state sales tax of 4.225% for the time being. This sale is also known to many Branson locals and tourists as the Missouri Back to School Sales Tax Holiday. Avail of big savings in this sale as you shop more.

Tanger Mall also houses other stores to provide you with the latest trends in fashion. It has shops like Rockport, Skechers, Van Heusen, GAP, Old Navy, Reebok, Tommy Hilfiger, and many others. Even while you are away on vacation, you still get to be updated with the fashion trends. For more information about the sales tax holiday in Tanger Mall, simply click http://dor.mo.gov/tax/business/sales/taxholiday. Local and County sales tax still apply on the said dates.

For your weekend getaway in Branson for the Sales Tax Holiday, choose only the best lodging place in Branson. Stay in Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort for the best lodging options that you can find in Branson. It is also situated in the most strategic location so you can be near Branson’s entertainment district and shopping malls. Make the most out of your Branson vacation! Book your stay in Thousand Hills now just in time for the Missouri State Tax Free Holiday Sale! 

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Romantic Vacation in a Branson Jacuzzi Suite

 

Date night with your special someone is never enough to spend moments that you will really treasure. So why not surprise your loved one with a romantic vacation in Branson Missouri? Branson may be known as the Live Entertainment Capital of the World and the ultimate family vacation destination in the Midwest, but Branson can be your romantic getaway, too. Branson is now the perfect spot for the couples to have their own private time.

There are a lot of activities and attractions in Branson for you to do and discover with your loved one. You can see the live music shows that have made Branson very famous globally. You can also partake on an adventure in Branson’s theme parks like Silver Dollar City, White Water, and a lot more. If you are both nature lovers, Branson also has the best nature parks for you. Spend some romantic time together in the nature parks of Branson. You can also catch the beautiful sunset in the TriLakes Area of Branson, which is considered to be the home of the most pristine lakes in the area. Your vacation could be all about hiking, swimming, fishing, and a lot more. For your romantic candlelit dinner, let the best restaurants in Branson take care of that. Whatever cravings you have, these restaurants have the answer. Choose from a wide array of restaurants that serves Italian dishes, seafood, steaks, and a lot more.

Your romantic getaway will be made even better with the right lodging choice in Branson. Make no mistake by choosing Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort for your home away from home. Thousand Hills offers you the Branson Jacuzzi Suite, which is also the ultimate couple’s getaway suite. This Branson Jacuzzi Suite in Thousand Hills features a large, two-person whirlpool tub in the suite’s master bedroom. There is also an adjoining bathroom with a shower. The suite’s bedroom has a king size bed with luxury bedding and premium pillows.

The Jacuzzi Suite also has a separate living area which has a mini kitchen with refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, and a lot more. To keep you entertained, there is also a television, equipped with premium cable channels like HBO and ESPN, in both the living area and the master bedroom. All of the units have a sofa sleeper, free hi-speed wireless internet access, and a DVD player.

Staying in a Branson Jacuzzi Suite in Thousand Hills gives you private time as a couple. It also guarantees you convenience and comfort. Thousand Hills is located near Branson’s entertainment district so you can be home after watching your favorite artist’s show. Despite being close to the entertainment district, you are still situated far away from the noise because the units in Thousand Hills are closer to the Ozark Mountains. Have a breath of fresh air, and your own dose of peace and quiet right in your abode.

Surprise your loved one with a romantic vacation to Branson now. Reserve your very own unit in Thousand Hills. For more information, call 1-877-262-0430. 

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See the Titanic Museum's Tribute to Musicians

 

Branson is known to many for its endless string of activities and attractions that people of all ages will surely enjoy. Those who have gone to Branson knew that it is more than being the Live Entertainment Capital of the World. It has also become the ultimate vacation destination in the Midwest for everyone. Get to know more about the attractions in Branson that you can enjoy for your vacation.

One famous attraction in Branson is the Titanic Museum. This museum is not like your usual museum. The building itself is a replica of the Titanic, and it also has a very interesting ticket system for the guests. The guests get to have a boarding pass of the Titanic as their ticket. The boarding pass has a name of an actual passenger of the Titanic. As you tour around the Titanic, you will get to see several artifacts and exclusive items from the Titanic itself. You also get to see the grand staircase that was made even more popular by the movie Titanic. You can also have a tour of the cabins in the ship. Experience being a crew of the Titanic as you take a tour of the captain’s room and the engine room of the ship, too. For more realness of the whole Titanic tour, you also have a chance to hear the stories of the real survivors of the Titanic. One major attraction in the Titanic Museum is its themed exhibit.

For this 2014, the theme of the exhibit in the Titanic Museum is the Tribute to Musicians. Get to know more about some heroes of the Titanic. This exhibit features the 8 musicians who played during the night the Titanic sank. In a way, these musicians were able to drown out much of the sorrows for that night. See more of their gallant stories and how they embody the virtues of sacrifice, duty, and courage. These 8 musicians kept on playing as the dark night enveloped their lives. As they say, when the music stopped, the legend began. See this exhibit dubbed as the “Tribute to Musicians” in the Titanic Museum in Branson.

For your Branson vacation, one day is never enough for exploring everything that Branson has to offer, so you might need a lodging place for your adventures. Choose only Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort. Thousand Hills has various lodging options for you to choose from. Staying in Thousand Hills also lets you stay close to Branson’s entertainment district. For more information and for reservations in Thousand Hills, just dial 1-877-262-0430. 

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Get to Know the 4th of July Celebrations in Branson

 

The celebrations for the holidays may be considered as modern already for some places. If you want a celebration that perfectly merges traditional and modern, come to Branson Missouri. Branson is known to celebrate the festivals and holidays in a grand yet solemn manner. Aside from the celebration of the festivals, this is also the best place for you to unwind and chill.

Fourth of July is up and coming. Have you planned for your getaway already? If not, then let this be your guide as to why you should choose Branson Missouri as your place for celebrating Fourth of July. Almost all places in Branson celebrate Fourth of July in the grandest way they know how. Let your Fourth of July celebration be filled with music, art, energy, and light! As you celebrate Fourth of July in Branson, make sure you are a ball of energy because the fun and festivities never stop. Get ready for the most fun street parties in Branson. You don’t only get to have fun with your family and friends, it is also a great venue to meet other people. All the fun in the celebrations are capped off with a grand fireworks display. The fun continues until midnight.

Despite all the noise and fun that the people are making, there is still room for a solemn celebration for Fourth of July. Even as the common thing is to party, Branson makes sure that we stop and take time to remember why we are celebrating Fourth of July in the first place. For the Fourth of July celebrations, always remember to bring your own chairs unless you and your company are assured of seating. Also, be in the venue of the celebrations as early as possible to avoid the large crowds.

As Branson is known as the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, you are also in for a treat with the spectacular shows! Get to see the best homegrown talents of Branson and prepare to be awed by their performances.

Make the most out of this holiday by spending it with the people you love. If you are planning to spend a couple of days in Branson and you might need a lodging place, choose Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort as your first option. Thousand Hills offers you lodging options such as the Branson cabin, Branson golf front condo, and the Branson lakefront condo. Reserve your very own unit now to make your vacation hassle-free. For inquiries and reservations, call 1-877-262-0430.

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Shopping in Branson for the Shopaholic

 

Shopping may not be the first thing that will come to your mind when you talk about Branson. Apart from being called as the Live Entertainment Capital of the World and the ultimate vacation destination in the Midwest, Branson is unknowingly becoming a haven for the shoppers. So the next time you are able to visit Branson, make shopping a must in this place! It is where you can find unique items and gift ideas for you and for your loved ones – truly the best shopping experience in Branson.

Branson Landing is one of the famous malls in Branson. It is located along the waterfront of Lake Taneycomo so you can have a breathtaking view as you stroll from shop to shop. Branson Landing features shops like Bass Pro Shops, Belk Department Store, White House/Black Market, Chico’s, and Ann Taylor Loft. This is also one mall that gives you an exciting entertainment within the mall. The mall has invested in a Water and Fire Show to keep the shoppers entertained throughout their stay in the mall.

Another mall that is definitely worth visiting is Tanger Outlet Center. This is where you can stay updated in the latest fashion trends. It houses shops like GAP, Polo Ralph Lauren, Old Navy, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic, Aeropostale, Levi’s, Eddie Bauer, Rockport, Skechers, Van Heusen, and a lot more. There are also shops for the fashion-savvy kids like Tommy Kids, Osh Kosh, Disney Store Outlet, Gymboree, and many others.

If you are looking for the best deals, the best place to go to is in Downtown Branson. It has various historic shops and retailers that can give you more for your money. This historic shopping district has already become an attraction of its own.

For unique finds, you can have some in Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex. There are specialty stores in this area where you can find movie posters, limited edition prints, soundtracks, and IMAX films on video. There are also collectible items in this place like jewelries, grandfather clocks, souvenirs, and many more.

Handmade crafts can be found in Branson Craft Mall. You can see craftsmen doing candle making, basket weaving, brass engraving, wood turning, pottery, and musical instrument making. There are over 200 booths which features the best and most creative craftsmen across America. You are sure to find something that is uniquely for you only.

Make your visit to Branson even more memorable by having the best lodging place in the city. Choose Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort so you can have comfort and convenience in one. Thousand Hills also offers you various lodging options to meet your needs and wants. You also get to stay near Branson’s shopping malls and entertainment district! It is everything you can ask for! Book your trip to Branson now! For reservations and inquiries, just call 1-877-262-0430.

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