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Spend Your Vacation in a Two Bedroom Branson Lake Condo


Are you planning for a grand vacation this summer? If you are, Branson is the place to be for this season of fun, sun, and adventure. Make the most out of your vacation. Don't postpone joy. It all starts here in Branson.

Known to most people as the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, Branson is also becoming known for the activities that you can do here. Branson is a heaven for the adventure seekers. It has a number of theme parks and nature parks that people of all ages will definitely enjoy. Visit the popular theme park, Silver Dollar City, for some world-class fun! If you are looking for a peaceful escape, go to Branson's nature parks like the Table Rock State Park Marina, Dogwood Canyon, and many others. You can also do some water activities perfect for the summer in the TriLakes Area in Branson. And of course, the live music shows, concerts, and theater plays of Branson homegrown talents and visiting acts are always attractions to watch out for.

Your choice of Branson lodging is as important as any other detail in your vacation. Make the best choice for your Branson vacation by staying in Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort. Thousand Hills offers its guest various lodging options so they can find the perfect fit for them. Say goodbye to renting multiple hotel rooms and save some bucks by going for the ones offered in Thousand Hills. Thousand Hills is also a big hit because of its location. It is located near Branson's enertainment district and it is also nestled in the beauty of the Ozarks.

One of the most popular lodging options in Thousand Hills is the Branson lake condo. These Branson lake condos are located near Table Rock Lake to give you a refreshing ambiance and a breathtaking view. If you are coming to Branson with your family or with a large group of friends, get the two bedroom Branson lake condo for your convenience. It has hotel-like amenities to make sure that you get to have a comfortable stay and an enjoyable experience. It has fully furnished bedrooms and bathrooms, with king-sized beds and Jacuzzi tubs for you. It also has a fully equipped kitchen. Your entertainment needs are also addressed by the lake condo with its cable televisions equipped with premium cable channels, DVD player, and free high-speed wireless internet. This two bedroom Branson lake condo has a private deck and a spacious living room, too. You also get to have perks when you get a Branson lake condo because you have a private boat dock and access to Table Rock Lake.

Wait no more and book your trip to Branson now. With the perfect lodging place in mind, it will surely be the best vacation for you.

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Plan Your Southern Gospel Picnic Celebration in Branson


Branson is also one place notable for its celebration of its own festivals. Not only has it been dubbed as the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, it is also the ultimate vacation destination in the Midwest. Filled with lots of activities and attractions that are fit for people of all ages, Branson is sure to lift you off of your feet and transport you into a new world of fun, music, and adventure.

One pride of Branson is its premier theme park, Silver Dollar City. It has been the home of Branson’s world-class rides and attractions. In fact, Silver Dollar City has also the best theme park food in America. There is always something fun going on in Silver Dollar City. And for this time of the year, Silver Dollar City will be hosting the Southern Gospel Picnic. This festival is a must for all the fans of the southern music genre.

The Southern Gospel Picnic begins on August 22 and ends on September 1, and will be held in Silver Dollar city. Get ready to be treated to good food and outstanding performances by award winning Southern Gospel artists. The Southern Gospel genre has been a part of Ozarks country heritage and tradition. Bluegrass pickin’ parties, small town church worship services, and backyard family reunions have all been part of what transpired to be Southern Gospel’s legacy to Branson music. If you aren’t a fan of this music genre yet, you can still go to the Southern Gospel Picnic and you might discover a music genre that you might like. See the performances by The Perrys, 2012 Dove Award Southern Gospel Song of the Year winners; Guy Penrod, a legend in the Southern Gospel music genre; The Isaacs, triple Dove Award winners and Grammy nominees; The Booth Brothers, the seven time winners of the 2012 Singing News Fan Awards, and a whole lot more. The concerts of these artists will be held all over the city of Branson. The performances to be held in the Red Gold Heritage Hall and Echo Hollow will be hosted by Duane Green, a veteran in hosting Southern Gospel events. There is no doubt that you will like this experience very much, so there are also CDs that you can buy for you to listen to the comforts of your own home anytime.

Southern food is also featured in the Southern Gospel Picnic. You will find the beauty of the combination of Southern Gospel and southern food. One of the restaurants that you can visit are The House of Chicken and Fixin’s. Explore more restaurants on your own to find which best satiates your cravings.

For tickets to the Southern Gospel Picnic in Silver Dollar City, you can opt to buy a day pass or a season pass. A day pass is ideal if you are visiting the festival for only one day, whereas if you will be staying for a couple of weeks to a month to make the most out of this festival, then a season pass will definitely be your choice. Southern Gospel Picnic tickets also offer discounts for large groups.

Book your trip to Branson now. It is never too late to be planning a grand time in the Southern Gospel Picnic in Silver Dollar City. 

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How Lovely it is to Cuddle in a Cabin on a Cool Fall Night?

1-bedroom-branson-cabin-jacuzzi LogoIf you want to spend a relaxing vacation during autumn season in a rustic and cozy accommodation, stay at one bedroom Branson cabin in Thousand Hills Golf Resort. This one bedroom Branson cabin accommodation is perfect for couples who want to cuddle in a cabin on a cool fall night. This spacious accommodation of 675 feet will let you experience luxurious and comfortable living in a calm and secluded place. This Branson cabin features large Jacuzzi Tub in the living area and furnished with top quality amenities such as cable TV, DVD player, and a free wireless internet access. The cabin also features a fully furnished kitchen with refrigerator, microwave oven, dishwasher, pots and pans, utensils, dishes, and more.    

Once you have experienced the luxury and comfort in one bedroom Branson cabin, there is a chance that you may consider coming back some other time. Despite the location of this Branson cabin accommodation that is surrounded with wooded hills and valleys, it is actually near the Highway 76 Strip where you can have easy access to many exciting attractions and hundreds of live entertainment shows.

Near the Branson cabin accommodations, you will also find many shopping opportunities such as the Branson Landing and Tanger Outlets which are just minutes away from your cabin accommodation. Branson cabin accommodations at Thousand Hills Golf Resort feature indoor and outdoor facilities that include swimming pools and exercise facilities. The resort is also accessible to museums and theme parks.

In Branson, you can’t help fall in love with some of the world’s most famous live entertainment performances and movie shows. The titillating sensations of classic songs of the legendary Platters will amuse you as they perform on stage. They will tickle you with their old favorites as if you just started to fall in love. You will feel living in the good old days as they perform the romantic ballads like “The Great Pretender”, “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”, and “Only You”.  You can also watch the beautiful performance of Ann Margaret in Andy Williams Show in the Moon River Theater. This Andy William Show in the Moon River Theater features a variety of musical performances and other wonderful shows including Big Band and Broadway.

If you want to enjoy great dining experience, there is a perfect place in Branson that can truly fulfill your autumn vacation. The Showboat Branson Belle is a beautiful river boat cruise based in Table Rock Lake. Branson Belle is a paddle wheeler boat that offers unique river cruise with fine dining. While you are onboard the river boat, live performances will entertain you while you are being served with delicious meal. The wonderful ambiance in this fantastic river cruise will make your day full of unforgettable moments.  

If you want to experience a perfect autumn vacation in a cozy cabin accommodation, come to Branson with your loved one and stay at one of the rustic cabin accommodations at the Thousand Hills Golf Resort.


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A Harvest of Entertainment and Excitement at the Silver Dollar City

Powder Keg LogoIf you want to experience a perfect vacation this autumn season in Branson, visit the Silver Dollar City where you will find many exciting attractions, festivals, and great entertainments. Since 1960, Silver Dollar City has been entertaining visitors where it features 40 entertaining shows, 60 outlet shops, and an array of fine restaurants. All these make Silver Dollar City a favorite vacation destination for every family. The wholesome fun of great entertainments and exciting attractions at Silver Dollar City are what people of all ages want to experience during autumn season in Branson.

Families spending a wonderful vacation time at Silver Dollar City will surely enjoy a variety of non-stop exciting attractions and entertaining activities. A wonderful autumn vacation in Silver Dollar City is such a great time to spend where you and family can enjoy the peaceful surroundings with a refreshing atmosphere and delightful colors of foliage around the Ozark Mountain. With the park’s various exciting attractions and fun-packed activities, everyone will surely enjoy every moment around the place.

The 1880s-style theme park of Silver Dollar City features 100 craftsmen and women that include basket weavers, glassblowers, potters, knife smiths, blacksmiths, quilters, and many more. Visitors at the park can watch glassblowers at work turning a glass into a beautiful flower vase. Inside the park, you can also enjoy live music entertainment and a variety of fine restaurants that serve delicious foods from home favorites to festival specialties.

Silver Dollar City offers visitors lots of exciting and enjoyable activities to experience from mid-March to end of December. Silver Dollar City features a fun-packed theme park with dozens of attractions and 30 thrill rides that include world class roller coasters, Powder Keg, Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train, steam engine train rides, giant swing, and water-shoot-out rides. If you want to experience a very exciting and entertaining ride of your life, try a exhilarating and thrilling Powder Keg ride with a launching speed of 53mph in just 2.8 seconds. In the park, you can also find six entertainment venues that feature 40 shows daily which usually last up to 25 minutes. The Silver Dollar City theme park was voted as one of the top ten Best Parks in the world.

Silver Dollar City is hosting about six world class festivals annually that give complete fun and entertainment to visitors of all ages. These festivals include the Bluegrass and BBQ Festival (a combination of traditional music and great foods) and the World-feast (a celebration of diverse international events) are both held in May. The Southern Gospel Picnic is celebrated from late August to early September. From middle of September to late October, the city celebrates the National Harvest Festival. Old Time Christmas is celebrated at Silver Dollar City from November to December.  

If you want to experience a great entertainment including stimulating rides in the Silver Dollar City theme park, come to Branson this autumn season and stay at one of the best accommodations of Thousand Hills Golf Resort.


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The Best Real Estate Choices in Branson


Branson is one place that is known for its breathtaking attractions, endless string of activities, and a relaxing city vibe. It has become a popular tourist destination in the Midwest, and it has also became known worldwide as the Live Entertainment Capital of the World. Living in Branson may just be one of the best choices you will ever make. Branson also has the best real estate options for you to choose from.

The real estate choices in Branson are known to be the newest and most luxurious projects. One of the leaders in Branson real estate is Thousand Hills Sales Company, which is a part of Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort . Thousand Hills Sales Company is certainly the place where you can find the perfect vacation home in the Ozark Mountains. It has long been the leader in bringing the best Branson real estate projects to the market. Thousand Hills also houses one of the best golf courses in Branson Missouri to give you the best experience of living in Branson.

Why choose Thousand Hills for your vacation home or your second home? For one, its location is the most strategic in Branson. Thousand Hills is located near the entertainment district in Branson. This will let you catch any show in Branson that you want. There are also nearby shopping districts, restaurants, and theme parks to make the whole Branson experience more approachable for you. Despite being near the city, Thousand Hills is also a peaceful place to be in because it is situated in the Ozark mountains. The community is in a secluded and breathtaking location with the perfect proximity to nature and the city. How good can that be, staying near the city but also staying away from the city noise.

Thousand Hills gives you a wide variety of Branson real estate options, which includes golf front condos, lakefront condos, and log cabins. Apart from guaranteeing you the best home in Branson, it also gives you the opportunity to make a living out of it. You have the choice to participate in a nightly rental program of Thousand Hills. Not only do you get to have the best home in Branson, but you also get to make a living out of it when you are not around.

The Branson golf condos in Thousand Hills is located just within the golf greens of the place. This option is perfect for golf enthusiasts and for those who wants to learn more about the sport. The Table Rock lake condos in Branson are situated near Table Rock Lake, which assures you of a fresh breeze from the lake and a very relaxing view of nature. The log cabins in Branson gives you the rustic ambiance from the woods of the Ozarks. Choose from these real estate choices in Thousand Hills now.

For more information on Branson Missouri real estate, call 1-800-495-4653.

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Get in a Historic Ride That You will Surely Enjoy!

Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Theater LogoShepherd of the Hills Homestead Historical Tour is one of the many exciting attractions happening at the Shepherd of the Hills in Branson. Other exciting attraction at the Shepherd of the Hills is the Inspiration Tower that rises above the city of Branson to a height of 230 feet. If you are on top of the Inspiration Tower you have the chance to see a very inspiring 360 degree view of the Ozark Mountain. Another popular attraction at the Shepherd of the Hills is the Vigilante Extreme ZipRider which is open year-round. The starting launch of this thrilling ride is from the open air deck of the Inspiration Tower.

Shepherd of the Hills Homestead Historical Tour features a 60-minute tour on a jeep-drawn tram around the homestead. The tram tour first stop will be at the original structure of Old Matt’s Cabin which served as the home of Ross family for approximately 30 years. Inside the Old Matt’s Cabin, you will find historical items and numerous antiques including clothing worn by John and Anna Ross, some of their photographs, furniture, cooking utensils, tools, and many more.

The next stop of this Homestead Historical Tour will be at a quaint church where it relocated to the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead from Morgan Country, Missouri. The church was built in 1901 and resembles one where Harold Bell Wright preached during his time as pastor. The next phase of the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead Historical Tour is the Outdoor Drama. The guide tour will take you down on set, where you will be up close with Old Matt’s grist mill and steam engine. You will learn everything what it takes to put the drama and the action filled production. Homestead Tour at the Shepherd of the Hills from May through October runs every hour on the hour beginning at 12 pm up to 4 pm.

The Homestead Historical Tour also includes a travel to the second highest peak in Missouri, the beautiful Inspiration Point. In this Inspiration Point, there is a monument marked in the spot where the popular best selling author Harold Bell Wright camped while he compiled the notes for The Shepherd of the Hills. The fantastic and panoramic view from his campsite spans across Mutton Hollow and into the valleys of Northern Arkansas.

The carved statues of the six main characters are displayed at the Inspiration Point. These characters are The Shepherd, Old Matt, Aunt Mollie, Sammy Lane, Young Matt, and Little Pete. Rising high above these statues, you can view an exciting sight of the Inspiration Tower that sits atop the point. When the tour leaves the Inspiration Point, you will travel down the mountain to the site of Old Matt’s grist mill.

Your historical homestead tour wouldn’t be complete without visiting Jenning’s Still for an authentic look of the lost art of making moonshine. Your visit to the Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead is an interesting and informative way to learn more about American history in the Midwest.


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Take Home the Memories of a Safari Adventure

Wolf Creek Preserve is home to one of the most visited eco-adventures in the world: Branson Zipline & Canopy Tours. Wolf Creek Reserve is not just about zip lining, it also offers Wolfe Creek Photo Safari Guided Walking Tour that allows guests to take photos. Here you will be met by the ecologically-knowledgeable guide who will help you go to the top of Wolfe Mountain to get into one of the Pinzgauer Swiss Army Troop Carriers. You will be travelling with the carrier through the meandering trails. During a refreshing mid-mountain stop, you will get the opportunity to take photos of the wildlife.Safari Guided Walking Tour Logo

Once you set foot onto the trail you will know you are in a unique place where you can experience the most thrilling and exhilarating trek of your life. In the area, you will see 100-foot tall, 200-year old white oaks, clusters of ash, and dogwood trees. Red and gray squirrels cling from branch to branch while armadillos, deer, and raccoons peep through the brush below, searching for food. Beautiful changing of colors of the foliage will delight you alongside the trail.

After traversing to the mid-point of the trail, you and your fellow hikers, and your guide as well will take a mid-mountain snack break. It’s great to enjoy this time a refreshing snack, refreshing water, and the sounds of nature during this relaxing break. Taking the trail with your guide and fellow hikers, you will have the chance to meet up with other hikers who have chosen to take the Ozarks Xplorer Canopy Tour as they also take a break at the same spot as you. This wonderful meeting midway through zip lining tours and hiking is a feature of a world class facility of the Wolfe Creek Preserve that enables visitors of all ages to share the beauty of the wildlife together.

After you have rested mid-way and enjoyed the company of your guide and fellow hikers, you go down the mountain to finish the other half of the hike. Your guide will continue to relate fascinating facts about the land, landmarks that pertain to the history and other interesting information you need to know.  Aside from pointing out species like box turtles or winged elm trees, your guide points on the trail where the zip line tour traverses. You can watch your friends flying above the trees, take some photos, or just enjoy viewing them soaring above the sky.

The hiking tour lasts approximately one and a half hours and we always make sure that every hiking tour participant had the opportunity to emulate nature and enjoy the hike. Time spans of hiking tours can vary depending on whether or not you opt to follow a zip lining tour to watch friends as they soar above the trees. No matter what your goal for the hiking trail is, our guides always want to provide a great adventure experience that suits you.

If you want to experience a great eco-adventure in Wolfe Creek Preserve, come to Branson and join the Wolfe Creek Photo Safari Guided Walking Tour.


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Have Fun Catching Some Gangsters!

Branson in September is a great time to spend a wonderful vacation where colorful autumn leaves decorate the hillsides of the Ozark Mountain. Branson in September is best known also of its world famous live entertainment and festivals where everybody enjoys ultimate fun and excitement. One exciting festival that is celebrated in the Branson area is the Bonnie and Clyde Festival.Bonnie and Clyde Festival Logo

This festival which is always celebrated near the end of September allows everyone a chance to hear tales of the 1930’s historical events in the Ozarks. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were outlaws of the 1930s who became infamous with their mischievious behaviors. After their brief acts of stealing cars, robbing gas stations, and killing policemen, they were ambushed by angry sheriffs south of Gibsland, Lousiana.

This year marks the 4th Annual Bonnie And Clyde Days scheduled on September 27th for a great show of vintage cars with many exciting events for the entire family. The event will feature the largest Pre-WWII Car Show in the area. The parade of vintage automobiles will arrive in Reed Springs with a Greet Car Show Event with lots of awards, games, and prizes for participants.

In Reeds Spring at the Community Center grounds there will be entertainment throughout the day that includes schedulde reenactments about “Public Enemies of 1934”. The period clothing of the cast of characters incorporates with the vintage automobiles and weaponry on that period allowing everyone to step back in time to this truly infamous yet exciting part of history. Gospel, jazz and more local entertainers will be providing stage shows throughout the day. This free event is organized to recall the time of the infamous outlaws kidnapped a local man and had a shootout with law enforcement.

This wonderful event will not be complete without the participations of crafters and artists, kids’ activities, great foods, and vendors displaying different kinds of unique handcrafted products. The event is expected to include games and rides for children, antique shopping, historical presentations, and antique cars and aircraft.

If you want to feel and experience the resilience and the courage of the Ozark Mountain people during the Great Depression Era, watch the reenactments, historical speakers, entertainers, and vintage automobile enthusiasts during Bonnie and Clyde Festival historical gathering.


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Antiques Shopping Galore at Branson Shopping

Father Time Clock and Collectibles LogoBranson Shopping offers great shopping opportunity that features a number of shopping malls and outlets where antiques, novelty items, ladies’ and men’s accessories, and souvenir items can easily be found. Some of the most popular shopping destinations in Branson are the Tanger Outlet Mall and the Branson Landing.  Aside from these two great shopping destinations, you can also find many retail outlets, local and regional boutiques and specialty shops in other areas in Branson that offer rare and collectible items.

In historic downtown Branson, you can find old-fashioned store, Dick’s Five and Dime that features over 50,000 items from toys to World War II artifacts. At the Art of Glynda Turley Shop, you can find unique art for sale by its own artists. On Highway 76, at the Alaska Down South, you can find collectible items and some one-of-a-kind art works with a wildlife theme. At Engler Block, aside from having the opportunity to purchase a variety of arts and crafts, you can also watch the artists create the art works right before your eyes.

At the Tanger Outlet Mall, there are nearly 100 shops that cover a variety of shopping items and many other unique works of art at this ever popular outlet mall. This mall which is conveniently located in Highway 76 West, is a fully stocked mall that offers discounts on favorite name brands like Levi’s, J. Crew, Gap, and Polo Ralph Lauren and many more. Retail shops inside the Tanger Mall offer various kinds of shopping items such as cosmetics, jewelries, clothings for all ages and styles, gourmet pastries, grocery items, and even bathroom accessories from soap to cleaning materials. Hungry shoppers can enjoy excellent burgers and sandwiches at the A&W Restaurant inside the mall.

In Branson Landing, you can find a Bass Pro Shop and in nearby Springfield that features outdoor products for sports enthusiasts. The ever popular Belk Department Store also features great shopping in Branson Landing. You can also find in Branson Landing the Father Time Clock and Collectibles that feature a full selection of modern and traditional clocks and other unique timepieces. Five and Dime General Store in Branson Landing offers modern gifts and souvenirs in a traditional setting. You can also create your own custom garment from among 20,000 designs of Integrity Design and Embroidery at Branson Landing. If you want to buy one-of-a-kind candles, jewelry, or potpourri, you can have it at Stonesmith Jewelry.

In Branson, you can also shop at the Battlefield Mall that features over 150 national retail stores, department stores, and restaurants. The Branson 76 Mall located in the entertainment area features a large number of retailers and offer free live entertainment. Branson Mill Craft Village that covers an area of 60,000 square feet features fine arts, crafts, food, and even entertainment. Another shopping outlet in Branson is the Factory Merchants Branson Outlet that features over 90 name brand stores offering their products with discounts.  

If you want to spend a wonderful autumn vacation with ultimate shopping experience, visit Branson and enjoy great shopping opportunities, fine dining, and wholesome entertainment.


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Be Tough Enough for Branson Ironman Triathlon Competition

Ironman Triathlon LogoFall season is the best time to enjoy the extreme athletic experience held in Branson during September. Branson has hosted Ironman Triathlon Competition since 2010. With the many interesting festivals and events happening in the month of September, Branson has become one of the best vacation destinations in the Ozark Mountains. Branson in September features many exciting attractions, shows, festivals, and special events. Many of Branson interesting attractions can be enjoyed year-round. However, there are many exciting annual events in Branson held during September that you don’t want to miss.

Branson in September features America’s finest crafts made by professional craftsmen and artisans from the Ozarks region. This fall season, Branson is turned into a haven for craftsmen that include glassblowers, quilters, sculptors, soap makers, artists, and many more. In this event, they display their true methods of handcraftsmanship. Branson is the only place in the Midwest that successfully encouraged gathering of craftsmen and artisans.  

Silver Dollar City is the epicenter of craftsmanship during the month of September. The National Harvest Festival is held the same month in this 19th century theme park. Visitors can have the chance to see first hand  100 professional craftsmen show their skills in handcraftsmanship.  Another major event this fall season in Branson is the Southern Gospel Picnic also at Silver Dollar City. This picnic is popular for its delicious fried chicken with different flavors from Southern Fried to Chiptole.

Ironman Triathlon Competition held during the month September is a great time for athletes who want to join the race. Whether competing in the race or just watching, this will give you a chance to explore many interesting sites in Branson including the historic district. Branson in September features several festivals that include the Autumn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival, Shepherd of the Hills Festival, and grape festival. In Branson, you can have the chance to enjoy many exciting attractions such as world famous live entertainment, theater shows, and live performances. You can also get the chance to play golf in Branson with the most popular 18-hole golf course at Thousand Hills Golf Resort.  

Athletes participating in Branson Ironman Triathlon Competition will begin with triangular swim of 1.2-mile in the water of Table Rock Lake from Moonshine Beach. After a swim in the lake, athletes take a 56-mile challenging bike route that takes them through a scenic ride on the hillsides of the mountain with long ascents and descents. This long challenging bike leg will end at the shopping district of Branson Landing which is just located around the Table Rock Lake. The third leg of this Ironman Triathlon Competition in Branson is a 13.1-mile run on a flat, three-loop run course. This exciting run course is lined with spectators and will end with a spectacular fountain show in Branson Landing which is synchronized with fire, light, and music.

If you have extreme athletic experience who wants to take a challenging race this fall season, be tough to participate for Branson Ironman Triathlon Competition that is held every September in Branson.


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