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A Great Vacation Experience With Branson Log Cabin Rentals


Everyone’s dream vacation definitely involves a relaxing time to commune with nature and to have a fun and memorable time. Branson Missouri, the prime vacation destination in the Midwest, is one place where you can have the right mix of live entertainment and the calmness of nature. It is also known as the live music capital of the world for its magnificent music shows. Branson is nature’s gold mine waiting to be explored by you.

Branson is full of nature parks and theme parks that will make a fun experience for people of all ages. There is Silver Dollar City, which houses the Outlaw Run – the world’s most daring wood coaster. It also has a lot of family friendly rides, along with 40 daily shows to give more excitement to anyone in the park. Another attraction that you can visit is the Branson TriLakes Area. The TriLakes Area has three pristine lakes – Bull Shoals Lake, Lake Taneycomo, and Table Rock Lake. All of these lakes are a perfect site for water activities such as swimming, fishing, boating, diving, and a lot more. For thrill seekers, you can also do cave hopping in Branson caves. Explore caves such as the Mystic Caverns and see more wonders of nature.

The recipe for a great vacation also involves a secret ingredient. Choosing your lodging place can make or break your vacation. For the best Branson experience, always choose to stay in Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort to be close to all the Branson attractions. Staying in Thousand Hills is a perk in itself already since it brings you closer to Highway 76, also known as the entertainment district of Branson. Thousand Hills also offers you several lodging options. One of which is a Branson log cabin rental. The cabins at Thousand Hills are called Cabins at Grand Mountain, and are made of Colorado cut spruce logs to exude a rustic vibe in its exterior. The cabins are also located in a rustic and romantic wooded setting to provide you with maximum rest and relaxation from the city vibes. Whether you are coming as a family, as a couple, or even alone, you can always find a log cabin in Thousand Hills to suit your needs. These cabins can sleep 2 up to 16 people.

Your rental of a log cabin in Thousand Hills comes with the best amenities. You have fully furnished rooms and bathrooms, and also a fully equipped kitchen. There is also cable TVs, fireplaces, free wireless internet, and porches.

You are in for a great vacation in Branson with your log cabin rental I Thousand Hills. To make your reservations, just dial 1-877-262-0430.

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Star-Studded Adventure at Branson’s Hollywood Wax Museum


The museums in Branson are just one of the many attractions that abound in the area. These museums can give you a new kind of excitement, and a fresh take of entertainment from the live music shows and thrilling theme parks. Museums are also a great venue for you to learn about new things while having fun as well.

One of the most visited museums is the Branson Hollywood Wax Museum. It features wax statues of your favorite Hollywood stars from yesteryears up to the present time. The Hollywood Wax Museum in Branson has been giving joy to its guests since the 1990s. Located on Highway 76, this museum is hard not to notice since it has Mount Hollywood. Mount Hollywood is a replica of Hollywood’s Mount Rushmore, and is also one of the most photographed landmarks in Branson. The museum is also marked by the Great Ape of Branson atop a skyscraper above the museum.

The Hollywood Wax Museums is just one of the few museums in Branson that is entirely devoted to celebrity figures. It all started out as a family business and has grown as an internationally known entertainment company. Some fifty years ago, the original Hollywood Wax Museum was built in Hollywood, CA with a goal of bringing the people closer to their favorite entertainment legends and celebrities. Three branches of the Hollywood Wax Museum exists as of now – Pigeon Forge, Branson, and Hollywood.

The unique selling point of the museum is the wax models of the celebrities that almost feel lifelike. These wax models were made by Hollywood wax artists from plain globs of wax and clay. Surprise your friends by posting a picture with legendary Hollywood icons, as well as the present stars who are making waves in the movie and music scenes. Some of the celebrities’ wax replicas that you can find in this museum are Johnny Depp, Will Smith, Willie Nelson, Michael Jackson, Bruce Lee, and many more. Aside from the photo ops with the stars, you can also learn something about the lives, accomplishments, and trivia about the stars.

The wax models of the celebrities are not the only attractions that you can find in the Branson Hollywood Wax Museum. You can also find the Castle of Chaos, which is a haunted adventure video game ride with spectacular special effects. Engage the evil ghouls in a heated firefight and make your way out of the castle. Another attraction is Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors where you get to find your way out of the intricate maze to save Princess Hannah.

This is going to be a fun Branson adventure for you. For your Branson vacation, stay in a place that is close to all the attractions. Stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort so you are close to Branson’s entertainment district, museums, theme parks, outlet malls, and restaurants, and at the same time, being close to the gifts of nature in the TriLakes Area of Branson and the woods of the Ozarks, too. For reservations and inquiries about the lodging places in Branson, call 1-877-262-0430. 

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Experience Table Rock Lake in Branson


Branson’s TriLakes Area is definitely one of the places that you must visit! The TriLakes Area is blessed with three pristine lakes that makes you realize the wondrous gifts of nature. Also, several bonding activities can be done in this area with the entire family or with your youth group.

One of the lakes in the TriLakes Area is Table Rock Lake. Table Rock Lake is a warm water lake which has various species of marine life including White Bass, Large Mouth Bass, Small Mouth Bass, Channel Cat, Crappie, Blue Gill, and many others. This lake has also served as host many times for the Bass master Tournaments, and is also known to be one of the best lakes in America. This is also the reason why the Bass Pro Shop is located minutes away from Table Rock Lake. You are guaranteed to have the best bass fishing experience in Table Rock Lake as the waters of the lake is said to be the best rout fishing area in the whole of Missouri.

Whether you are a pro on bass and trout fishing, or just a beginner, you can still have fun in your visit to Table Rock Lake. For the professionals, you can try many fishing techniques in Table Rock Lake. During the fall season, it is best to use dark color jigs with pork trailers. During night fishing, you can use black spinner baits to capture some monster bass. For the beginners, there is nothing to worry about because you can go fishing without keeping in mind any technique to use – just have fun! But if you want to learn more about the craft of fishing, you can also available of fishing lessons offered by areas surrounding the lake. Other water activities that you can do in Table Rock Lake are water skiing, swimming, cruising, and many more! The area around Table Rock Lake is also very suitable for activities like biking and hiking.

Table Rock Lake is the perfect scenic background to your Branson vacation. You are sure to spend some quality time with the whole family or with your friends when you spend it in Table Rock Lake. So many activities to enjoy, new experiences to try, and lots of things to learn! For your lodging needs for your Branson vacation, always choose Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort so you are guaranteed to be very near Table Rock Lake. Thousand Hills gives you the perfect location in the city as you get to stay near Branson’s entertainment district. However, Thousand Hills is also located in the depths of nature so you can get your peace and quiet after a tiring day of Branson adventure. Several lodging options are available for you, too! For more inquiries on Thousand Hills, dial 1-877-262-0430.

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Stay in Shape in Branson

Getting plenty of exercise and staying in shape is one of the keys to having a healthy lifestyle. When you eat healthy food, keep your body moving, and take time for rest and reflection, you are doing yourself a real favor. Having an active, healthy lifestyle leads to longevity, lower risk of serious health problems, and just plain helps you feel good. If you are a resident of Branson and like staying in shape, or if you are just beginning to think of getting yourself on track to be active and healthy, you are in luck – Branson offers many fun and different options for getting your exercise!

Kom Hot Yoga: Yoga is a highly popular exercise for people of all ages and skill levels. It provides a way to burn fat, build strength, balance and flexibility, and refreshes the mind. If you are a yogi in Branson, or are new to this type of exercise, check out Kom Hot Yoga in the downtown area! At this unique, state of the art studio, students practice ‘hot yoga,’ which is yoga that takes place in an infrared heated room with controlled humidity and heat. This environment creates a comfortable and therapeutic atmosphere for practicing yoga. The penetrating heat helps you sweat out toxins and impurities while also helping the muscles to relax for optimum performance. Yoga can help relieve stress, create better posture and improve your breathing, tone your body – the list goes on and on! Finish up your session with a stop at the juice bar.

Cross Fit Branson: In any Cross Fit program, the goal is ‘forging elite fitness.’ At Cross Fit Branson, you can get the ultimate exercise experience! Cross Fit workouts are all based on functional movements – the goal is to not only get you in shape, but to improve your everyday lifestyle for the better. Any individual can get involved in Cross Fit Branson, so long as they remain dedicated to the intensity of the workouts that will lead them to be the best they can be. Cross Fit Branson is run by locals whose inspiration is to truly help each and every Cross Fit member to strive for their goals.

Get Outside: You don’t have to go to a gym or class to get your exercise in Branson – you can simply get outdoors and hike, walk, cycle or run! Branson has a variety of trails and terrain in and around town, so if you like a challenge and a change, explore your outdoor fitness options. And grab a friend! Staying in shape is a lot more fun when you have someone to share it with.

Regardless of your skill level and style, Branson is sure to have the perfect exercise regime for you. So what are you waiting for? Start getting in shape today!

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Stay and Save for the NAIA Tournament

NAIA Basketball TournamentIt is almost March in the Branson/Tri-Lakes area – and everyone around town knows what that means! It’s time for the NAIA Tournament, and the kickoff of the tourist season! All the area businesses look forward to College of the Ozarks hosting the NAIA Tournament – with so many visiting basketball players, coaches, media, families and fans, business will soon begin booming. Restaurants will cook hundreds of meals, hotels will fill up hundreds of beds, stores will sell all kinds of merchandise, and shows and other attractions will draw in dozens of visitors. There is no doubt that NAIA is an exciting time of year for Branson! The Branson tournament has drawn sports fans for years – so if you are planning on attending, you’re in luck! Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort is offering great deals on stays. So why not stay and save for NAIA this year?

The NAIA Basketball Tournament has taken place at College of the Ozarks, a unique four year work college located in Point Lookout, MO, every single year since 2000. The students and staff at College of the Ozarks take great pride in being the host campus for this nationally acclaimed event – weeks are spent preparing for it, ensuring that the games go off without a hitch, and that the school is represented beautifully. Students also volunteer to work at the tournament, giving guests a first-hand look at what ‘Hard Work U’ really means.

The Branson tournament itself is put forth by the NAIA - National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes. This association has long been a forerunner in combining athletic sports with academic rigor. This combination of sports and schooling has put the NAIA at the top of their game in the world of collegiate athletics; students in this association strive to be the absolute best they can be, in the classroom and out, on and off the court, field or track. In 2000, the NAIA developed Champions of Character, through which the association re-adhered to their goal of fostering the character building aspects of athletic sports, which further fostered the success of the association.

The NAIA games draw thousands of fans annually to the Branson area. And of course, all those visitors need a place to stay. That is why Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort is offering a 5% off regular rates special for guests who book online using this link: And the longer you stay, the more you save – you will receive a total of 10% off 2 nights, 20% off 3 nights, 25% off 4 nights, 30% off 5 nights, 35% off 6 nights & 40% off 7 or more nights during the Branson tournament. With these great discounted rates, you can’t afford not to stay at Thousand Hills for NAIA this year! This sporty offer is good from March 8th through March 20th, and booking are available now – so don’t wait! You won’t find a better opportunity to stay and save during the 2015 NAIA Tournament.

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Experience An Amphibian Ride in Branson’s Ride The Ducks


Branson is full of unique and exciting attractions. More than the live music shows that the place is very much known for, Branson also gives its guests so much more to marvel at. One such unique attraction in Branson is the Ride the Ducks. It is a vehicle which will take you on tour in Branson’s lands and waters. Experience Ride the Ducks with your family, friends, and special someone because this is surely a ride that you will remember.

The vehicle used in Ride the Ducks resembles that of the DUKW of World War II in its façade. This ride is also resembling an amphibian since it will take you to the breathtaking Ozark landscape and it will also take you to Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo. The ride itself is a joy to experience, since the captains of each duck tour make sure to give you fun, music, and a little bit of Ozark history. This is the perfect opportunity for you and for the kids to enjoy and learn something new at the same time.

You have to options on where you would want the Ducks to depart. If you choose the Table Rock lake Adventure, you get to board at Duck Central on the Strip, west of Wal-Mart. This tour takes you to the Branson Entertainment District, Table Rock Dam, Baird Mountain, Ozark Mountains, and back to Table Rock Lake. If you want to have a Lake Taneycomo Adventure, the Duck departs from Duck Central at Branson Landing, just next to Arvest Bank. In this tour, you will get to pass by downtown Branson, College of the Ozarks, and back to Lake Taneycomo. You can also have a splashdown at the famous fountains of Branson Landing. Why choose from these if you can have both? Each Ride the Ducks tour lasts for 60 to 70 minutes, and 25 minutes of each tour is guaranteed to be a water adventure.

Tickets for Ride the Ducks sell fast so it is highly encouraged that you get a reservation for the date and time of the tour that you want. Booking a tour before 11 AM lets you save $3 per ticket. You can also purchase Ride the Ducks tickets with tickets to Dixie Stampede or Titanic Museum. This way, you get to enjoy more Branson attractions and at the same time save some bucks. To order your tickets, visit the website or you can also call 1-877-887-8225. The ticket kiosk of Ride the Ducks is located in Duck Central on the Strip or at Branson Landing.

Your stay in Branson can be made even better by staying at Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort. Choose from various lodging options like the Branson log cabin, golf front condo, or a lakefront condo. Stay as close as you can to Branson’s entertainment district so you can have fun all day, everyday. For inquiries and reservations, call-1877-262-0430. 

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Make Branson Your New Spelunking Site


Spelunking is one of the most exciting things to do this March. You probably have read about the famous spelunking sites in America, but why not try the Midwest and have a blast exploring the caves in the area. Caves are a pretty thrilling thought for most people. Donning rubber boots and head lamps, and exploring a cavern with bats, stalactites, and stalagmites – just the thought of it will make you want to get up and start your own cave adventures!

Branson Missouri is home to many caves for your spelunking adventure. Spelunking in Branson may not be the first thought that comes to the minds of many, but it has been a famous activity in the area already. The caves in Branson are much more exciting than anyone has ever thought of.

The Marvel Cave is one of the oldest Branson caves. The cave is owned and maintained by the Hershend family and it can be found in the entrance of Silver Dollar City, Branson’s world-famous theme park. If you go to Silver Dollar City, your admission already includes a sixty minute cave tour of the Marvel Cave so you can see a piece of Branson’s history. It is also here where youkan find the largest cave entrance room in America – Marvel Cave’s Cathedral Room. The tour around Marvel Cave lets you ride a cable train from and back to the theme park.

Another famous cave is the Talking Rocks Cavern. This is actually a cave system in Branson, also owned by the Herschend family. You can avail of guided cave tours where you can go as deep as the cavern floor to see awesome formations like the curtain and bacon formations. Along with your Talking Rocks Cavern tour, you will also be treated to a light and sound show. You can also take home with you a little memorabilia from the cave by buying something from the gift shop.

Spelunking in Branson is even made better by the Fantastic Caverns. The Fantastic Caverns is famous for being the only ride through cave in America. This cave was discovered back in the 1800s by a farmer’s dog, who crawled through the cave’s entrance. It was five years later when twelve women responded to the call of exploring the cave for the first time. When you go to this cave, you can see the names of the twelve brave women carved in the cave walls. Jeep drawn tram tours are available for touring the cavern to preserve the ecosystem within the cave.

These are just some of the caves that you might want to visit in Missouri. For your stay in Branson, choose Thousand Hills Golf Resort to be your home away from home. Choose from various lodging options and stay right in the heart of Branson. For inquiries and reservations, call Thousand Hills at 1-877-262-0430.

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Prepare for a Whole New Fun in Silver Dollar City


The theme parks in Branson Missouri are certainly one of the most popular attractions for tourists. Aside from being known as the live music show capital of the world, Branson has also made a name as the ultimate vacation destination in the Midwest because of the many family-friendly activities and attractions that abound in the area. One of these attractions is Silver Dollar City.

Silver Dollar City has been a famous theme park in Branson since the 1960s. This park features an 1880s themed village and dozens of rides and attractions, along with demonstrating craftsmen, daily shows, and unique shops and restaurants. Visiting Silver Dollar City is one activity that you should not miss out on. It features several festivals all year round. This year, catch Silver Dollar City’s new season this mid-March so you can be the first to experience the new attractions in the park. Silver Dollar City has more than 30 rides and attractions that you can enjoy. There are world class roller coasters, steam engine trains, giant swings, water shoot-out rides, geysers, and a lot more. That is too much thrill for you, so you can have a relaxing breather in the 6 entertainment venues in the park where you can catch over 40 shows per day. Each show is about 20 to 25 minutes long.

What makes Silver Dollar City a unique theme park is the presence of craftsmen in every corner of the park. You can find over a hundred craftsmen and women who will show you how the crafts that were an essential part of their culture back in the 1800s are made. You will see blacksmiths glassblowers, cooks, and a lot more.

Silver Dollar City is also known to have the best theme park food in America. Indulge in a yummy food trip in the park with restaurants like Eva and Delilah’s Bakery, Aunt Polly’s, Buckshot Annie’s Skillet Cookery, The Ribhouse, and a lot more. Get the best fried chicken and catfish from Aunt Polly’s, harvest succotash from Buckshot Annie's Skillet, barbecue, baby back ribs, smoked chicken, and smoked brisket from The Ribhouse. The park also has food booths everywhere, where you can buy desserts like ice cream and funnel cakes.

Watch out for the festivals throughout the year. These festivals are World-Fest, Bluegrass and BBQ Festival, National Kids Fest, Southern Gospel Picnic, National Harvest Festival, and Old Time Christmas festival.

Make your Silver Dollar adventure more convenient by staying near the park. Stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort where you have various lodging options to suit your needs. Aside from staying close to Silver Dollar City and Branson’s entertainment district, you are also in a very relaxing environment that is nestled in the Ozark woods and Table Rock Lake. For reservations in Thousand Hills, call 1-877-262-0430.

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Find Your Dream Home from Branson Real Estate Choices


Branson is one of the places where you would want to live. Aside from the laid back city vibe in the area, it never falls short of fun and adventures to give you. Everyday, you can start a new adventure in Branson! That’s just one of the perks of living in Branson Missouri. You are practically living in the live entertainment capital of the world.

Finding the perfect home for you and your family in Branson may seem to be a big task, but the Branson real estate market is there to help you with your choices. The Branson real estate market continues to provide you with the best and luxurious projects. For your Branson home, one of the major factors to consider is the location. You would want to stay near restaurants, outlet malls, theaters, theme parks, museums, and other recreational areas to make the most out of Branson. It would also be more convenient for you if you can be in the comforts of your own home just minutes after watching your favorite live music show. Yet, the perfect location also brings you away from the city noise, and immerses you in a peaceful and tranquil environment. Choose to have a home in Thousand Hills Golf Resort, which is situated minutes away from Branson’s entertainment district. The homes in Thousand Hills are within the comforts of the Ozark woods and Table Rock Lake.

Thousand Hills Real Estate Company has been a leader in the Branson real estate market in offering the most popular investment options to the people. Aside from giving you the best vacation home options in Missouri, it also gives you the opportunity to participate in a nightly rental program so you can have rental income when you are not using your home. A secluded location in the city’s center in Branson is the reason why most people prefer to stay in Thousand Hills for their vacation.

You have various options for your vacation home in Branson. Golf condos and golf homes are a popular option, not only to golf enthusiasts, but also for those who want to live right in the lush greens of Branson’s muti-awarded golf course. If you want to be surrounded by the Ozark woods for a very romantic and relaxing rustic ambiance, get a log cabin for your vacation home. If you want to live near Table Rock Lake, one of Branson’s most perfect lakes, then get a Table Rock lakefront condo unit in Thousand Hills. Living in these real estate choices in Thousand Hills guarantee you a peaceful and calm environment, away from the city noise. You will always look forward to going back to the comforts of your own home after a whole day of adventure.

For more information regarding the Branson real estate choices in Thousand Hills Golf Resort, call 1-800-495-4653. You can also email

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Make Your Events More Memorable in Branson Missouri


Branson Missouri is always a fun place to be in. Whatever season of the year you decide to go to Branson, there is always something that you can enjoy because of the many activities and attractions in the area. Branson is booming with live music shows, theme parks, nature parks, outlet malls, restaurants, museums, and a lot more.

Branson is not just your perfect vacation destination. It is also one of the best places where you can hold your special events and meetings. Events in Branson are best held in Thousand Hills Golf and Conference Resort. Thousand Hills assures you of a successful and memorable event here, may it be a business meeting, wedding reception, reunion, church retreat, golf tournament, or seminar. The staff in Thousand Hills are more than willing to assist you in your needs to ensure success both for you and for Thousand Hills.

You have the privilege to use a first rate meeting and banquet facilities for your events. It can also provide you a sumptuous variety of menu choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner. You can even request for a special menu if you have a theme for your events. Thousand Hills’ facilities are equipped with fast wireless internet access, conference phones, and also the latest audio visual equipment. Choose from classy boardrooms and conference rooms that suit your needs for your special event.

The location of Thousand Hills Golf and Conference Resort is also a big plus on why you should choose this place for your events. Thousand Hills is situated close to Branson’s entertainment district so you can have more fun for your after-party. Catch Branson live music shows, or have a great time at the theme parks and museums near Thousand Hills Resort. There are also nearby outlet malls so everyone can shop to their heart’s desires. As it is located near the heart of the city, many people would expect Thousand Hills to be a noisy place to be in. But Thousand Hills makes sure you get to enjoy your stay and your event by keeping the city noise away from your celebrations. Thousand Hills Golf and Conference Resort is overlooking a magnificent and award-winning 18-hole golf course, which makes you at the right distance to be within the city’s reach but also far away for you to have a noise-free stay. Arrange your meeting now by dialing 417-243-2245.

Amenities for you to use also include an indoor and outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts, hot tubs, exercise facility, and a children’s playground area. If you also have plans on staying in for the night, Thousand Hills also offers nightly rentals of log cabins, golf front condos, and lakefront condos. You will truly find a home away from home in Branson Missouri! For reservations, call 1-877-262-0430.

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