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The Advantages of Bringing Your Branson Group to Thousand Hills

Getting large Branson groups together can be a challenge, whether for a business meeting, a church meeting, or any other gathering. Before you try to get everyone together, look toward Thousand Hills Golf Resort to help you with all of the details that go into getting people together.

Branson GroupsThousand Hills Golf Resort has both meeting and banquet facilities with menu options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All of the facilities at Thousand Hills are equipped with high speed internet access, conference phones, and audio/visual equipment to help you make your event the best you could ask for. So whether you’re bringing your business meeting, your wedding reception, or your family reunion to Branson, Thousand Hills can satisfy all of your group needs.

Thousand Hills has three different meeting spaces to accommodate your business meeting needs. Each space offers the latest in audio/visual equipment technology and high speed internet. Meeting spaces can accommodate from 50 to 200 people. If you’re hosting a casual business luncheon or cocktail party, Thousand Hills also offers full catering and bartending services. Whether you need an upscale boardroom setting or are planning a casual business event, Thousand Hills can easily meet your needs.

In addition to business meetings, Thousand Hills can also make your wedding reception a hassle free occasion. The meeting spaces mentioned above can accommodate all of your wedding guests after the ceremony and the beautiful golf course also provides a great backdrop for your wedding photos. Thousand Hills also offers cabins and condos that are perfect for your honeymoon and for your out-of-town wedding guests. Secluded and relaxing, cabins feature king size beds, whirlpool tubs, and full size kitchens and living rooms. Lakeside condos are also ideal locations for your guests or your honeymoon. Boat slips and swimming docks are right outside your door when you stay in one of these luxury condos.

Family reunions in Branson are also reason to try out Thousand Hills. Cabins and condos are large enough to accommodate up to 16 people. Families can enjoy their time together in the comfort and seclusion of one of Thousand Hills Branson cabins. Midwest Living magazine has voted Branson one of the top spots for family reunions. Thousand Hills can make the events easy with lodging, your special luncheon, and the guys’ game of golf all in one place. Many groups that have used Thousand Hills for their group planning needs have been extremely pleased with Thousand Hills’ staff. Each gathering has been different, but everyone was able to focus on having a good time instead of having to worry about planning details. On Thousand Hills’ website, Marian Staebel said “I wanted to let you know our family had the Best.Time.Ever. this past week!! Thank you so much for assisting with our reunion.... On behalf of the Wuerz family members, we owe a huge THANK YOU to the staff of Thousand Hills Resort. The front desk staff were exceptional in welcoming our group; the golf-theme condos clean and cozy; the bedrooms private and comfortable. The condos were large enough for our group to gather for various meals. We really appreciated the kitchen space and enclosed patios. Looking forward to our return visit…” You can view more testimonials at thousandhills.com/meetings-and-events/testimonials to see how Thousand Hills has helped other Branson groups make the best of their event.

So before you try planning your event, call Thousand Hills’ meeting coordinators at 417-243-2245. For more information, visit thousandhills.com/meetings-and-events.

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Branson Mini Golf Courses of Every Shape and Size

Families vacationing in Branson are constantly looking for ways to have fun together while staying in the Branson area. One inexpensive way to do that is to play miniature golf. Branson has a multitude of mini golf courses, and each one is different. From outdoor courses to blacklight courses, there are many to choose from.

Each of Branson’s miniature golf courses is centered around a specific theme. Some courses are themed around a famous explorer’s search for gold and diamonds. Others are centered around the pillages of pirates. Obstacles and environment work together to create a one-of-a-kind golf experience. No matter what the theme is, each of Branson’s mini golf courses is designed for families to have fun together.

One of Branson’s best mini-golf experiences can be found at Branson Family Fun Factory. Boasting an 18 hole miniature golf course, this course is entirely indoors in a climate controlled environment so you can enjoy your game out of the sweltering heat of summer. The course is glow-in-the-dark and black lit, and each room has a different theme. You’ll travel through an enchanted forest and experience an underwater adventure. Plus, Branson Family Fun Factory gets even better because it is also home to a laser tag arena. For a single game of either laser tag or mini golf, the cost is $9 per person. Everyone can play both for only $12.50 per person too. For more information about Branson Family Fun Factory, call 417-332-2110 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Lost Treasure Branson Mini Golf CourseAnother one of Branson’s best miniature golf courses is Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf. Two 18 hole courses are available. Each one takes players through a course that features streams, waterfalls, and ancient ruins as part of the adventure. A mining car takes players to the first holes. A game of golf is $8 per person at Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf. For more information, visit losttreasuregolf.com.

A third one of Branson’s favorite mini golf courses is Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf. Pirate’s Cove has two 18 hole courses. Each course takes players through the 18th century world of pirates with elaborate buildings, waterfalls, true pirate tales, lush plant life, and a full-scale pirate ship. Adventure is just around the corner.Each course is $8.95 per adult and $7.95 per child. Families can play both courses for $14.50 per adult and $13.50 per child.

Last but not least is Grand Country Inn’s indoor black light mini golf. This course gives families the option of playing 18 or 36 holes in a nighttime setting. An “Ozarks rainstorm” sounds off every 30 minutes, adding to the ambiance of the mini golf course. This course was named 1 of the top 10 miniature golf courses by USA Today. The challenging obstacles are nestled among streams and waterfalls, and everyone can enjoy their game. 18 holes of golf is $7.95 per adult and $6.95 per child. 36 holes is $12.95 per adult and $10.95 per child.

All of these golf courses can provide hours of entertainment for your family while visiting the Branson area. There are many courses to choose from and each one provides a slightly different experience for its players. When planning your Branson vacation, be sure to check out at least one of Branson’s best miniature golf courses.

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Condos in Branson with All the Luxury of Home

When you head out on vacation, you want your temporary residence of choice to be luxurious, yet comforting and functional – kind of like your own home. Staying at one of Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort’s condos in Branson ensures that you will have all that – and then some.

Thousand Hills offers a variety of condominium options, from a Queen suite that sleeps three with rates between $74 - $114 per night, on up to a five bedroom, five bathroom Branson townhouse that holds twelve people with rates between $341 - $524 per night. Whether it’s an anniversary getaway, a business trip, or a family reunion, these condos in Branson are sure to fit your style – and make you feel right at home!

Condos in BransonAll of the condos offer a plethora of basic household items and top notch amenities to make your stay comfortable, convenient, and homey. All major appliances can be found within the condos – washers and dryers (with soaps and detergents included), ironing boards, alarm clocks, and televisions with all the bells and whistles in every bedroom, just to name a few. All of the linens you might need, such as sheets, towels, etc., are supplied to you during your stay.

Not only are all of your basic needs met, many of the condo features make for some great entertainment! If you like to cook and you want to hold a dinner party in your Branson lodging, the fully equipped kitchen and the private deck or patio are the perfect place to make and enjoy a meal with family and friends. The open, airy living room, DVD player, and the pull out sofa are all of the ingredients you need to create a fun movie party for the kids. A soak in the whirlpool Jacuzzi-style tub can be a relaxing way to round off a day of sightseeing and shopping in Branson. And for the business traveler, don’t forget about that free Wi-Fi!

When you are ready to venture out of your luxurious condo, Thousand Hills offers several unique indoor and outdoor amenities right in the neighborhood. If you are up for a refreshing swim, check out one of the swimming pools. And there is no need to let inclement weather spoil your swim plans – Thousand Hills features both indoor and outdoor swimming pools for maximum swimming enjoyment. Workout aficionados will be happy to make use of the tennis courts and the on-site exercise facility. And then there is the famous Thousand Hills golf course and pro shop – eighteen of the best holes in Branson! A vast majority of the area’s best shows, attractions (Silver Dollar City, anyone?) and shopping malls are also within just a short jaunt of your condo.

Sometimes a condo just isn't a home without the family pet. For those of you who couldn't bring yourselves to put Rover in a kennel and want to bring him (or her) along on your Branson vacation adventure, there are some pet specific units available upon request – call and ask for details when you make your condo reservation. Branson, Missouri is a fabulous place to vacation – and having a great place to lodge makes all the difference in the world. Condos in Branson are a fabulous lodging choice and you are certain to get the area’s best home away from home experience!

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Branson Ziplines: A New Way to See the Ozarks

Have you ever wanted to fly above the treetops of the beautiful Missouri Ozarks? Thanks to several new Branson ziplines, Red Tailed Hawks and Bald Eagles aren’t the only ones with a bird’s eye view anymore. A zipline craze is sweeping the nation, and four local businesses are rising to the occasion. In fact, they are some of the most popular hotspots in the Tri Lakes area!

Adventure Ziplines of Branson

Adventure Ziplines of Branson is the only high-up adventure tour with the city limits of Branson. It is just minutes from many of the area shows and stores – so when you are tired of shopping and ready for a thrilling adrenaline rush, Adventure Ziplines is the place to go! Adventure Ziplines features seven ziplines up to 2,000 feet long with speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. Thrill seekers are harnessed securely as they travel along the dual cable system, making the ride as safe as it is enjoyable. All riders complete an orientation and training course prior to the tour. If you want to watch the stars as you fly above the trees, Adventure Ziplines offers a Zip at Night tour, showcasing the starry skies and city lights of Branson.

Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours at Wolfe Creek Preserve

Branson Ziplines at Wolf CreekBranson Zipline and Canopy Tours, located seven miles north of Branson directly off of Highway 65, is a world class eco-tour with a beautiful view. Opened in May of 2010, this four million dollar establishment has safely guided thousands of zipliners through the canopy of the Wolfe Creek Preserve. The entire zipline was designed and built with the best interests of the preserve in mind – helicopters were used to erect the zipline platforms instead of using bulldozers and heavy equipment that might have damaged the ecological elements. Riders often get the opportunity to see wildlife such as deer and bobcats on the trails below as they soar above the trees. Branson Zipline offers four different canopy tours, each with a different number of zip lines and suspension bridges, and ranging from 30 minutes to four hours: The Ozarks Xplorer Canopy Tour (a best seller), the Flying Prospector Canopy Tour (a good choice for family groups), the Blue Streak Fast Line and Free Fall Express (which includes a breathtaking, heart stopping 100 foot free fall) and the Canopy Adventure Combo (which includes the free fall and an entire canopy tour). The Xplorer and the Prospector tour are both available after dark for some serious nighttime thrills.

Indian Point Zipline Adventure Tours

The Indian Point Zipline Adventure Tour is a division of the Indian Point Family Fun Park. Soon to be joined by the Indian Point Hydro-Slides, this newer of the Branson ziplines is sure to be a family crowd pleaser. Featuring a secure sitting harness trolley system, this zipline is a good confidence booster for first time zip riders, without being too dull for more experienced zippers. Indian Point has six ziplines totaling 2,700 feet of line. Prices start at $36 per person and Indian Point accepts group reservations.

The Vigilante Extreme ZipRider

Vigilante Ziprider BransonOne of the highest ziplines in Missouri, the Vigilante Extreme ZipRider launches riders from the very top of the Inspiration Tower at Shepard of the Hills and sends them down a half mile long ride at 50 miles per hour for the best view of the Ozarks you will ever see! A special chair-style harness system makes your thrilling ride secure and comfortable as you soar 170 feet above the 160 acre historic homestead. On a clear day, zip liners can see clean across the state line into Arkansas. No training or orientation is needed for the Vigilante, due to the chair harness and the patented terminal brake at the end of the ride; folks of all ages can enjoy this zipline! Pricing is $29 per person.

So whether you are a thrill seeker, a nature buff, or simply wanting a fresh perspective on the Ozarks, any of these Branson ziplines are sure to soar above and beyond your expectations!

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The Many Faces of Table Rock Lake

Table Rock LakeApproximately 2 million visitors come to the Branson area every year. Some are even return visitors who are looking for something new and exciting to do. One of Branson’s treasures for vacationers is the pristine Table Rock Lake. From boating to swimming, you can easily find a way to spend an exciting day on the lake water skiing or relaxing on a pontoon boat. Whatever your preference, Table Rock Lake is the perfect playground for your summer fun.

For boating and water sport enthusiasts, there are numerous marinas located around the lake for your convenience. If you’re staying in Branson, What’s Up Dock, Port of Kimberling Marina, and Baxter’s Boat Dock are within an hour’s drive. Water skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing are just some of the options that are available to vacationers enjoying Table Rock Lake’s pristine waters. Boat operators on Table Rock Lake are required to take a boating safety course and carry a Water Patrol issued card that proves that the course was taken and passed. For vacationers, a temporary 30 day permit can be obtained without the boating safety course. To take an online course, visit www.boat-ed.com/mo.

Fishermen also flock to Table Rock Lake for the abundant numbers of bass and lunkers. There is a large variety of species that live in the lake though, including crappie, blue gill, flat head catfish, walleye, and sun fish. In the springtime, the fish spend a majority of their time near the bases of old cedar trees. Catches at this time of year are especially plentiful if you fish Table Rock Lake.

Dining options are also available on Table Rock Lake in addition to the many restaurant options in Branson. Coyote’s Dockside Café and Pub is located at What’s Up Dock Marina in Kimberling City. After some time on the boat, Coyote’s is a great place to grab lunch. Coyote’s has whatever you’re hungry for – burgers, pasta, ribs, chicken, sandwiches, wraps, and other specialties. Lakeside Resort, Restaurant, and General Store is another great option, offering pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, and sweet treats for the sweet tooth. Lakeside Restaurant is located in Branson West, right on Table Rock Lake’s banks.

To make the lake area even more appealing, all of the boating, fishing, watersports, and lakefront lodgings are just minutes from all that Branson has to offer. Shopping, shows, dining, and other attractions are easily accessible to visitors staying in one of Table Rock Lake’s luxurious condos, vacation homes, or other lodgings. You can easily get to what you need when staying on the lake.

Your vacation is sure to be relaxing when you stay in one of Table Rock Lakes many condos, cabins, or cottages. Make sure to check out Table Rock Lake when planning your vacation, where boating, fishing, swimming, and other watersports are within your reach. For more information about Table Rock Lake, its lodging, restaurants, and outdoor activities, go to visittablerocklake.org.

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Branson Condo Rentals Give You Bang For the Buck

Not only does Branson boast some of the best entertainment experiences in the nation, it also boasts some of the greatest lodging in the area. When you’re planning your next vacation to the area, don’t settle for a hotel. Instead, take a close look at Branson’s variety of condominiums and cabins to get the most for your money.

Branson condo rentals give you much more than a hotel offers. While many of the amenities offered by condos are also offered by hotels, a condo rental gives you what a hotel simply can’t. In hotels, the bedrooms and bathrooms are practically in the same room. Condos offer guests privacy. Many condos offer private bed and bathrooms so your family can better enjoy your vacation. Branson condo rentals can also accommodate more people than a typical hotel room. Some condo rentals give you the space to sleep up to 16 people. Others are smaller for those romantic weekends with your spouse.

Branson Condo RentalsAnother option that condos offer is a dining and kitchen area that enables guests to cook their own meals if they wish. This can save guests money on eating out during their vacation. When staying in a hotel, you have no other options other than eating out. You can still have a great vacation without having to spend tons of money on meals as well as your lodging. Condo rentals also give you the option of watching TV with your family in a family living space. In hotel rooms, the only place for you to enjoy TV is from the bed. Make the experience much more enjoyable by having your own condo to call “home” while you’re staying in Branson.

Branson condos also give you access to a number of recreational activities. Swimming pools are common in hotels, but you have options when staying in a condo. Swimming, fishing, jogging, golf, and tennis are just some of the things that you can enjoy when staying in Branson’s many condos. You also get the beautiful scenery of the Ozark Mountains rather than the traffic and noise of the streets. Your condo rental gives you the peace and quiet you’re looking for in a relaxing atmosphere.

However, if you’re worried about having a long drive into town to catch your show, don’t sweat it! Many Branson condo rentals are far enough from the hustle and bustle to give you a comfortable vacation, but close enough that you can enjoy the shows and attractions that Branson has to offer. You’re also minutes away from championship golf courses and some of the best dining experiences in town.

In addition, condo rentals are a cost effective lodging option for your vacation. Many condo rentals range in price from $74 per night to $600 per night, depending on the size of the unit and the season in which you’re visiting. Weekly rates are also available for some condos. You will be getting many more amenities and features for your money.

So before you decide on a hotel, take a look at the many condo rentals that Branson has to offer. Condos offer guests privacy, access to all of the Branson shows, multiple recreational opportunities, and the welcoming environment of having a kitchen and living space – things that a hotel simply can’t offer. Branson condo rentals can definitely get you more bang for the buck.

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Free Branson Vacation Guide Updated for 2013

Free Branson Vacation GuideThousand Hills has recently updated their free Branson Missouri 2013 Vacation Guide. The guide takes you through why you should stay in Branson, what there is to do, where to eat, and where to stay. Great pictures complete this guide which is sure to help you when planning your next Branson vacation.

The first question that could pop into your mind when thinking about Branson is, would should you go there? In the Why Visit Branson? section Thousand Hills does a great job of breaking down all of the great shows, attractions, and restaurants in Branson. Also, they give you feel for what is happening in Branson during different seasons.

Since you will, most likely be traveling to Branson in the summer, the What is happening in Branson this Summer? section is very important. Here, Thousand Hills gives you a break down of exciting events such as the Silver Dollar City’s National Kids’ Fest, tells you about some fun Lake Activities, reminds you about Branson’s Memorial Day Weekend to honor veterans, and many more fun activities!

After deciding to head to Branson this year, you will have to decide Where to stay while in Branson. This section will help you decide whether or not you want to go the traditional route of a cramped hotel room, or take a chance and stay at one of Thousand Hills beautiful and luxurious cabins or condos in the Branson area. Whatever you are looking for, Thousand Hills is sure to have it.

In the Shows/Attractions section, Thousand Hills break down some of the most popular shows in town, as well as the little known shows which should get more attention. Shows such as the 3 Redneck Tenors, The Acrobats of China, the Adventures of Marco Polo, and the Baldknobbers. Pick up the Branson 2013 Vacation Guide to see the other shows Thousand Hills recommends.

Besides shows and attractions, there are some great Restaurants in Branson. Thousand Hills gives you a complete list of the great restaurants in town, complete with the address, phone numbers, and a great summary of the feeling of the restaurant.

While on vacation why not take in some Golfing in Branson? Thousand Hills gives you a list of all the great places to golf while staying in the Ozarks, and a break down of the award winning 18-hole Thousand Hills golf course.

Free Branson Vacation Guide OutdoorsDuring your stay, make sure to take in some of the Lake & Nature Activities in Branson. The Ozarks are known for the beautiful nature and fun lake activities during the summer, and in the Branson Vacation Guide you will find all three lakes, Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo, and Bull Shoals Lake, broken down for you so you can make sure to get the outdoor experience you are looking for. Along with your lake adventure, the Thousand Hills’ Branson Vacation Guide gives you Natural Attractions to do in the Branson Area. Whether you want to take a trek into the Ozarks’ Marvel Cave, or take a ride through nature at Dogwood Canyon, the Guide has your break down.

And don’t forget Shopping in Branson! You can get some get deals, and not only does Branson have your favorite high scale shopping, but also outlets and specialty shops.

Thousand Hills has also taken the time to plan out sample Branson itineraries for you and your family. These sample itineraries include one for a family weekend trip, a golfer’s weekend trip, a nature lover’s weekend trip, and a Branson 5 day vacation. The Thousand Hills’ Branson Missouri 2013 Vacation Guide also tells you how you can go from just staying in Branson to living in Branson or making Branson a permanent vacation get away, in their Real Estate & Living in Branson section.

For more information about Thousand Hills or how to get your own copy or .pdf file of the Thousand Hills’ 2013 Branson Missouri Vacation Guide, go to thousandhills.com.

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Thousand Hills Has Branson's Best Condo Location

Branson CondoWhen choosing a place to stay in Branson, location is key. You want to be off the beaten path, but still close to all of the fun! One of the only places in town where you can find these two things is Branson’s Thousand Hills! Thousand Hill’s Branson condo locations are perfect for providing you with peace and quiet and are close enough to the Branson city center to still be within minutes of your favorite shows and attractions.

Golfing

If you are looking for something which requires a little more skill than a mini golf course, then Thousand Hills’ golf course is just what you are looking for. This 4 star, 18-hole, par 64 golf course, is open to the public and is staffed with golf professional and PGA professional, Matthew Dillman. Meeting facilities overlook the golf course, and the clubhouse features Mulligan’s Snack Bar & Grill, which is open April through November. All fairways are wide and immaculately manicured Zoysia Grass, adding to the beautiful Ozark scenery. Thousand Hills’ golf course is like having a little slice of pro-golf heaven at your disposal while staying in Branson. You can catch your favorite show, and then send a relaxing afternoon at the tee. Check out Thousand Hill’s Branson Golf Course Layout, which includes pictures and descriptions of each hole.

Attractions

With Thousand Hills’ being conveniently located just within 2 minutes of 76 Country Blvd., you can get to all of your favorite attractions and beat the traffic! Closely located to Thousand Hills is attraction like Pirates Cove Mini Golf, both Mount Pleasant Winery and Stone Hill Winery, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, and Titanic Museum and Attractions. The possibilities are endless when choosing a fun activity for the family to do on a beautiful afternoon when staying at Thousand Hills. Also, around Thousand Hills there are many convenient stores, grocery stores, and a Wal-Mart available to you for all of your basic necessities.

Restaurants

Just within several minutes’ drive, you can be at many different restaurants ready to meet your hungry needs. Lone Star, Panera Bread, Dana’s BBQ, Cosmopolitan Bar and Grill, Fall Creek Steak House, and Shogun’s Japanese Restaurant. Being so close to 76 Country Blvd., almost any option for dinner is available to you. You can take a right onto Green Mountain Drive, and easily access Shepherd of the Hills and 76 Country Blvd. where restaurants like Olive Garden, Little Hacienda, Red Lobster, and Golden Corral are located. Other restaurants very close to Thousand Hills include Grand Country Buffet, Outback Steak House, and Montana Mike’s as well as a director route to the Branson Landing where restaurants like Black Oak Grill, Famous Dave’s, Cantina Laredo, and Texas Land and Cattle are located.

Staying at Thousand Hills is sure to not only prove for a very enjoyable time, but a convenient one as well. With all of the different restaurants and attractions close by the options are endless for you to create your own unique experience at a Thousand Hills Branson condo.

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The World Comes to Branson - Silver Dollar City's WorldFest

Silver Dollar City has long been known for being the “home of American craftsmanship” and a favorite attraction for families. Silver Dollar City has something for everyone, and each year, the best of the best are brought to Branson for Silver Dollar City’s many festivals. One of those festivals is World-Fest, where guests can get a taste of world travel without being too far from home.

World-Fest is the first festival of the season at Silver Dollar City. From April 17 to May 5, some of the world’s best performers make Branson their home as they bring pieces of their cultures to park guests. This year, World-Fest promises to be thrilling with acts originating from Argentina, Ireland, and the South Pacific Islands.

WorldFest at Silver Dollar City, Branson MOIn 2013, there are a number of new acts that are coming to Silver Dollar City. One of those is Amamos Argentina. This talented group of dancers and drummers called Los Pampas Gauchos was put together by Andres Sosa, Argentina’s national folk dancing champion. Los Pampas Gauchos are joined onstage by dancers who are taking the tango to new heights – literally. Aerial choreography and high energy is a highlight of their performance.

Another new show for World-Fest in 2013 is Island Fire. World Fire Knife Champion Anelu Iakopo joins the cast of Island Fire to combine traditional song and dance from the South Pacific Islands (Samoa, Fiji, Hawaii) with the fire knife talents of Iakopo.

Not all of World-Fest’s entertainment is new though. Dearbhail Finnegan is Ireland’s premier harpist and is also a favorite with visitors to World-Fest. She was a member of the Belfast Harp Orchestra and has also played for names that include former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Finnegan and her husband Robin Slater appear at Silver Dollar City’s World-Fest together. Slater plays the silver flute and Irish drum, and the two of them have played for audiences that have included royalty.

Ecuador Manta will also be returning to World-Fest in 2013. This group of musicians preserves the music of the Andes Mountains in South America through use of Latin rhythms and traditional instruments that originate from the Andes region, including the zampona (a bamboo wood flute), the quena (similar to a recorder), the charango (small 10 string guitar made from armadillo shell), and the bombo (a goat skinned drum).

While visiting the performers of World-Fest, you can also visit the Frisco Barn for Tastes of the World. Specialties from all over the world are served, such as Caribbean Nachos, Mediterranean Chicken Gyros, Scotch Eggs, and Dessert Crepes. Make sure to stop by to escape your everyday flavors and experience the world through its cuisine. Make sure to visit Silver Dollar City April 17 – May 5 for the annual World-Fest. Season passes are now available for $79 for adults (12-61), $69 for children (4-11), and $73 for seniors (62+). Single day admission is $58 for adults, $48 for childen, and $56 for seniors. Season pass holders have access to added value benefits, so purchase your season passes today!

Visit World-Fest 2013 to experience the world without ever having to be very far from home. Enjoy the music of Ecuador, the drums of Argentina, and the exquisite harp music of Ireland all in the same day.

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Top Country Shows in Branson

With over 100 different shows in Branson, making a decision as to what shows to see may be a little difficult. But a sure way to get a good laugh and some extremely enjoyable entertainment is to checkout some of Branson’s famous country music shows. Branson did not get its title of live music show capital of the world for nothing, and you and the family will definitely be missing out on a great Branson tradition if you don’t take in at least one of these country music celebrations.

Branson Country Shows - The Baldknobbers

Baldknobber’s Jamboree Show

How could a tour through Branson’s top country shows begin without a stop at Baldknobber’s Jamboree Show? The Baldknobber’s website boasts that “the Baldknobber’s Jamboree Show is brand new every year, always featuring a variety of soul-stirring gospel, country favorites, and sidesplitting comedy.” When the Baldknobber’s famous big red curtain pulls back to reveal any of the original skits and number performed by 2nd and 3rd generation Baldknobbers. The Baldknobber family performs a number of instruments including: fiddle, mandolin, guitar, drums, steel guitar, dobro, piano, banjo, and bass. Of course, besides instruments, the Baldknobber’s utilize their amazing vocals and hilarious comedy to give you a night of entertainment you won’t forget.

Branson Country Music - The PresleysPresley’s Country Jubilee

While the Baldknobber’s claim to be Branson’s first show, the Presley family claims to be Branson’s first family of entertainment. “The Presleys’ blend of country, gospel, bluegrass, and hilarious comedy has become a family tradition,” the Presleys’ website claims. The Springfield News-leader said the Presleys’ Country Jubilee is “the standard by which other shows are judged.” The Presleys’ show tickets sell out fast, so make sure to reserve your tickets today!

RFD TV Theater

What better way to get a variety of country music experiences than taking in a show at the RFD TV Theater. RFD houses the Haygoods, Marty Stuart, Mollie B, Roy Rogers Jr., Buck Trent, as well as other variety shows. RFD has been a force in the country music industry for many years and has made a commitment to provide rural America with a reliable network service. The shows at RFD are top-of-the-line quality country music shows, and switch out on a yearly bases to make sure you are always receiving a new and great experience when coming to RFD TV Theater.

The Oak Ridge Boys

Looking for some southern fun with a twist? Go out and see The Oak Ridge Boys. “Theirs is one of the most recognizable sounds in the music industry,” says The Oak Ridge Boys website. “The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a # 1 Pop Smash - Elvira.” The Oak Ridge Boys bring with them three-decades of singles and music, as well as 50 years of tradition, which is sure to keep you coming back for more.

Clay Cooper

Clay Cooper began his Branson career at age 16 when performing with the kid’s band Texas Goldminors. Clay is celebrating his 26th season in Branson performing at his Clay Cooper Country Music Express on Hwy. 76 across from the Titanic Museum. “Clay shares the stage with 20 veteran cast members I a high energy, country music variety show guaranteed to make you tap your toes, stomp your feet, and even let out a holler or two!” says Clay Cooper’s official website. As well as some country styling’s from Cooper, the Clay Cooper show also features “New York’s number one cowboy, trick roper, and gunslinger” Johnny Lonestar, ten amazing dancers lead by Clay’s multi-talented wife, a six-piece band, Matt Gumm - “Branson’s funnier than funny comedian,” as well as comedian Joey Riley. Also accompanying Cooper is his 9-year-old son Colt Cooper and Ezrah Cheek, “Oklahoma’s little sweetheart.”

Without a doubt, Branson is the worlds leading country music destination. And whatever country music show you take in during your stay at Branson is sure to be an experience you won’t ever forget!

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