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Experience the Silver Dollar City Magic

 

What makes a great vacation are the adventures and memories that come with it. Branson Missouri will surely promise that you get loads of these. Apart from being known as the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, it is also considered to be one of the famous vacation destinations in the Midwest. There are a lot of attractions and activities that people of all ages can enjoy in Branson. One such attraction in Branson that people enjoy most is Branson’s 1880s-themed craft village, Silver Dollar City.

Silver Dollar City brings to you all the fun that you can have in a theme park. It features lots of thrilling rides, demonstrating craftsmen, entertaining shows, shops and restaurants, and six annual festivals. These are the reasons why people never get tired of coming back to Branson’s Silver Dollar City. Because the fun is endless, and there is always something new to look forward to. Silver Dollar City operates from mid-March to December 31. Throughout this period, guests of Silver Dollar City can enjoy world class roller coasters, steam engine train rides, giant swings, and water shoot-out rides. Try the most famous ride in Silver Dollar City, the Outlaw Run which is also considered to be the world’s most daring wood coaster with all its heart-pumping twists and turns. If all these thrills are too much for you, there are also more than 40 shows everyday for you to catch. Each show lasts for about 20 to 25 minutes.

In every corner of Silver Dollar City, you can find over a hundred craftsmen and women who demonstrates crafts to you. These people and the crafts they made were important aspects of the life back then in the 1880s. Some of the craftsmen and women that you can find in the park are glassblowers, blacksmiths, and even cooks making homemade soap!

The fun and excitement does not end here! Never will you find Silver Dollar City a boring place because of the festivals hosted in this park. The first festival of the year is the World-Fest where international diversity is celebrated. During May, the Bluegrass & BBQ Festival is hosted by Silver Dollar City. The kids are going to love a visit in Silver Dollar City from June to August because of the National Kids Fest. From late August to early September, a festival that features Branson’s favorite music genre is happening. This is the Southern Gospel Picnic where good food and good music come together. The National Harvest Festival runs from mid-September to late October. And come November and December, the Old Time Christmas transforms the whole park into a winter wonderland with all the lights and Christmas decors.

What more can you ask for in a theme park that has everything you want? Come and visit Silver Dollar City – where the magic never ends. If you are looking for a lodging place in Branson, stay close to Silver Dollar City and book your stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort. It has various lodging options for you and you also get to be in a really secluded place away from all the city noise. For more inquiries and reservations on Thousand Hills, just call 1-877-262-0430.

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Love Branson? Live in Branson!

Branson Golf Condos LogoIf you want to spend a wonderful autumn vacation with your family, choose a condo or cabin for your Branson Real Estate accommodation at Thousand Hills Golf Resort. Branson real estate offers you two options to stay whether in a condo or in a cabin. Both of these two accommodations feature luxury and comfort not found in other hotel accommodation elsewhere. These great accommodations at Thousand Hills Golf Resort are located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Staying in either cabin or condo will give you the taste of the beautiful natural scenery of the wildlife and great outdoor activities around the area.

With Branson’s popularity of having the world-class entertainment, exciting indoor and outdoor activities, it’s no wonder Branson real estate become every guest’s good choice of investment. Today, more and more people wanted to settle in Branson because of its nice location, moderate cost of living, and excellent live entertainment. For nearly ten years, Thousand Hills Golf Resort continuously offered nightly rentals of its condo and cabin accommodations. When these real estate rentals become known in Branson, guests choose condo or cabin accommodation that features beautiful scenery combined with luxury and comfort.

Branson real estate properties feature abundant beautiful natural scenery and picturesque wildlife. The delightful color of autumn leaves this season in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, help make the visitors decide to visit Branson often. These Branson real estate properties have an area of twenty acres. It is also home to 121 log cabins that were built with cut spruce logs from Colorado. These log cabins feature three deluxe and four deluxe bedroom units. The idea of this real estate project was to create a calm environment around Branson’s entertainment district. Many guests agree that peace and comfort in condo or log cabin accommodation is just what it makes interesting to live.

These comfortable and luxurious yet affordable real estate projects are located in the very heart of Branson. These real estate properties are all within walking distance to the Tanger Outlet Mall, Branson Variety Theater, and within minutes to Branson shopping area. These condos and cabins feature Jacuzzi tub, free wireless internet access, cable TV, DVD, major appliances, dining room with oak wood flooring, copper fixtures, rain shower heads, and French-style doors leading to private screened porch. The kitchens of these real estate properties are fully furnished with appliances like dishes, pots and pans, kitchen wares and utensils, and washer and dryer.  

The beautiful natural scenery and wildlife that surround the real estate properties make people think these are miles away from the heart of Branson. The truth is, these accommodations are located right in Branson’s entertainment district and just two blocks from the Highway 76 Strip. Outlet malls and retail shops are among the many of Branson’s attractions that are near the Branson real estate properties.

Branson real estate projects feature great surrounding, calm atmosphere, and picturesque view of the lake. All these can be enjoyed if you want some space in the Branson Real Estate properties at Thousand Hills Golf Resort.

 

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Never Too Late To Plan for Silver Dollar City's Southern Gospel Picnic

 

Branson is always known to be a vacation place that offers something new to its visitors. It also has the best activities and attractions for everyone in the family to enjoy. There is never a dull moment in Branson and this is because of the endless fun that you can have. Not only does Branson gives you unlimited adventure through its theme parks, nature parks, and live music shows; it also gives you unique festivals all year round!

One such festival in Branson is the Southern Gospel Picnic, which is hosted by Silver Dollar City. The Southern Gospel Picnic happens on the last week of August until September 1. Since Branson is known to be the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, expect only the most spectacular live music shows in the Southern Gospel Picnic. Aside from the good music you can have in this festival, you can also taste good food with Southern flavors.

The Southern Gospel genre is on the spotlight in the Southern Gospel Picnic. This music genre has long been a part of the heritage of the Ozarks. From bluegrass parties, small town church worship services, and backyard family reunions, Southern Gospel songs are always there to give these events a southern charm. If you aren’t familiar with this genre yet, then going to this festival in Silver Dollar City will guarantee that you will be a fan of this genre afterwards. Some of the artists that you can witness perform live in the Southern Gospel Picnic are The Perrys, The Isaacs, The Booth Brothers, Guy Penrod, and a lot more. Witness the legends of Southern Gospel sing their hearts out, and also get to see how the budding artists fare with the veterans. The performances will be held all over the city. Those held in the Red Gold Heritage Hall and Echo Hollow will be hosted by the acclaimed Southern Gospel emcee Duane Garren. You can also get CDs of Southern Gospel songs so you can listen to them whenever you want.

Aside from the music, what makes Southern Gospel Picnic a unique music festival is the good food. Some restaurants that you can visit are The House of Chicken and Fixin’s, which is located inside the Reunion Hall. Here you can order delectable dishes like the Apple Butter Glazed Chicken, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Garden Fresh Salad Bar, and a lot more. Truly, this festival is a feast for the soul.

For tickets to the Southern Gospel Picnic, you can have them in two different ways. You can get either a one day general admission ticket or a season pass. The one day general admission ticket is the best choice if you are visiting Branson for a couple of days only. However, if you plan to make the most out of the festival and intent to frequent Branson, then the more practical choice is the season pass. There are also discounts for groups. Hurry and plan your visit to the Southern Gospel Picnic in Branson now!

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Spectacular September: Spend It In Branson

 

September may be the month when the summer season starts to fade away. You may miss the heat with the cooler September weather, but let Branson Missouri make an exception for you. The weather may get colder, but the shows and attractions in Branson continue to be hotter than ever! The month of September in Branson brings some activities and attractions that goes on all year round, but there are also special events happening this month only.

The month of September is also the month for the craftsmen to showcase their own arts and crafts. Branson becomes a haven for those who love to see and have unique crafts because this month is all about gathering the finest craftsmen in America in several fairs and gatherings for the guests to see or buy their artworks. In fact, these gatherings of craftsmen in Branson is duly recognized by the US Congress for promoting the heritage and craftsmanship of America.

One such festival is hosted by Branson’s premier theme park, Silver Dollar City. Every September, Silver Dollar City hosts the National Harvest Festival where visitors can see more than a hundred professional craftsmen do their own crafts. The craftsmen visiting in the National Harvest Festival range from glassblowers, sculptors, chainsaw artists, and many others.

Every third week of September, people flock to the historic area of Branson for the Autumn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival to witness and purchase quality arts and crafts. The people also get to be judges for the contest of the best art pieces.

September in Branson is not all about crafts. There is also one for the music lovers out there. Silver Dollar City also holds the Southern Gospel Picnic, which features the best performances from award winning Southern Gospel artists. The Southern Gospel genre has played a big role in Branson’s music history. If you want to expose yourself to a new genre, this festival will be a good one for you, too. The Southern Gospel Picnic also gives you the best Southern food choices.

If you are more of the athletic type, spending your September in Branson also gives you the best thrills! The Branson Ironman Triathlon happens every September, and the race usually goes through the popular areas in historic Branson. You can choose to participate in this race, or you can also enjoy yourself seeing the athletes in their pure competitive spirits.

Apart from these festivals, Branson also offers you some more such as the grape festival and the Shepherd of the Hills Festival. You can also catch the theater shows, plays, and concerts in Branson at this time.

Spending your September in Branson will truly be a relaxing and rewarding experience for you. The kids will be back in school so this is the perfect opportunity to go on a weekend trip to unwind and just have fun.

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Get Big Discounts in Labor Day Weekend Sale at Tanger Mall

 

You may have known Branson to be a heaven for the music lovers. Branson Missouri has established its name as the Live Entertainment Capital of the World. For some, it is also known as the ultimate vacation destination because of the numerous attractions and activities that people of all ages will surely enjoy. So you have spectacular live music shows, theme parks, fun museums, and nature parks. Need you ask for more? You may be contented with these attractions in Branson, but it offers you something more.

Shopping in Branson is also one of the most enjoyable activities in the area. It serves as home to the best outlet malls that offer great discounts and fabulous fashion finds. One such outlet mall in Branson is Tanger Outlet Center. Tanger Outlet Center houses over 65 brand names to keep you updated with the latest fashion trends. Some of the shops that you can find in Tanger Mall are Polo Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Aeropostale, Levi’s, Eddie Bauer, Izod, van Heusen, Tommy Hilfiger, Old Navy, GAP, Rockport, Skechers, and a lot more. There are also shops for the fashion-savvy little ones like Tommy Kids, The Children’s Place, Osh Kosh, Disney Store Outlet, Gymboree, and Carter’s. This mall surely has something for everyone.

Aside from offering the lowest prices for quality fashion apparels, Tanger Mall brings you even greater news. You can save more bucks when you shop at Tanger Mall this August 29 to September 1, 2014, because Labor Day Weekend is happening on these dates. The Labor Day Weekend Sale at Tanger Mall has lots of shows and activities lined up for you. Grabbing some great buys in this sale is also the perfect opportunity for some family bonding at the mall. This is also a great opportunity to do some back-to-school shopping for shoes, dresses, and other apparels. This 4 day sale in Tanger Mall is one that you should not let go of! In addition to the big discounts, you can also visit tangeroutlet.com/branson/coupons for updated sales and coupon information.

While you are in Branson, why not make the most out of all the thrills it gives you. Coming to Branson on August 29 to September 1 is also just in time for other fun activities for the family, like Night Water and White Water. You can also visit the nature parks in Branson to unwind. If you are staying in Branson for a couple of days and you need a lodging place, stay in Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort so you get to be close to Branson’s entertainment and shopping district. Tanger Mall is accessible to you, as well as some of the best live music shows, too. Thousand Hills also has several options for you to choose from – Branson log cabins, Branson golf front condos, and Branson lakefront condos. For inquiries and reservations, just call 1-877-262-0430.

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Family Bonding Time in a Four Bedroom Branson Cabin

 

What is a perfect vacation for you? Of course, it should be fun. It should also be a new adventure for you. Lastly, the perfect place to have that much needed vacation should be one where the whole family will surely enjoy. There is no other place you should be but in Branson Missouri. Branson has a lot of family friendly activities and attractions. Just one day for a Branson vacation is not enough to experience all of the adventures that Branson has to offer you and the whole family.

Branson is known to be the Live Entertainment Capital of the World because of the spectacular live music shows in the area. When you are in Branson, make sure to catch some of the shows by the local artists and by some visiting acts. Another thing that Branson is proud of is its being the ultimate vacation destination in the Midwest. This is because of the world-class theme parks and nature parks in Branson. The most famous of the theme parks is Silver Dollar City, which houses the world’s most daring wood coaster. There is also the TriLakes Area where you can do several water activities such as scuba diving, swimming, fishing, boating, and a lot more. For golf lovers, Branson is also home to the best golf courses in Missouri. One notable golf course is in Thousand Hills Golf Resort, just near the entertainment district of Branson.

For your vacation, you should also have the best lodging in Branson. Head to Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort to have various lodging options for you and your family’s stay in Branson. If you are a large family, choose to stay in a four bedroom Branson cabin in Thousand Hills. The four bedroom Branson cabin is the one of the largest individual rental lodging types that you can find in Branson. This lodging option is often availed by those having a family gathering or a reunion with friends. These four bedroom Branson cabins have unique decorations in its interior, so you can have a great time in your stay here.

A four bedroom cabin in Branson has more than 2200 square feet in area. It also has 4 private bedrooms and three to four bathrooms and two sofa sleepers. This kind of lodging place can sleep up to 12 people – totally perfect for large groups. The cabin also has a spacious area in its living room so you can have memorable moments. You can have movie nights with the large TV and the DVD player. Other amenities in the cabin to keep you entertained are the free high speed wireless internet, and the porches overlooking the Ozarks woods. You can also do home cooked meals while on vacation in the cabin’s fully furnished kitchen.

Units like these run out fast. Go book your very own now with your own group for a grand vacation in Branson. For details on the reservations of a four bedroom Branson cabin, call 1-877-262-0430.

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Don’t Miss the Grand Country Theater’s Signature Show!

Branson in September features an array of delightful colors of autumn leaves in the landscape around the Ozark Mountains. Branson in September also offers foliage driving tour to give visitors a chance to see delightful colors of the wildlife. There are also popular tours offered in Branson such as travel by plane, helicopter, train, or by boat on the pristine lakes. Branson also celebrates traditional American heritage during the month of September with music festivals, patriotic events, craftsmanship showing, and many other sporting recreational adventures.

Branson in September is the best time to experience a wonderful vacation because of its cooler atmosphere and fantastic changing colors of the leaves all throughout the colorful landscape of the Ozarks. During the month of September in Branson, the world famous entertainment shows and a variety of live performances in many theaters continue to flourish while holiday shopping deals and colorful lighting displays will begin to emerge starting in November. Your vacation in Branson this September can become memorable and wonderful if you stay at condo or cabin accommodation of Thousand Hills Golf Resort where you can have the chance to see the beautiful colors of autumn leaves.

Grand Jubilee Show LogoIn Branson, the Grand Country Theater will hold its signature show in September, the Grand Jubilee which features a cast of high-energy and outstanding entertainers.  This entertaining show is appropriate for all ages and lasts approximately 2 hours. The theater is handicapped accessible and allows both cameras and video cameras. One of Branson’s most coveted quartets, the New South will captivate audiences as they start to perform in the Grand Country Theater. This group presents amazingly well-blended harmonies as they perform hot country hits, gospel music, quartet favorites, oldies, and more. The show has been awarded the “Best Variety Show in Branson”. The show performer, Mike Patrick has been listed as “Emcee of the Year,” “Fiddle Player of the Year”, and “Bass Guitar Player of the Year.”

The Grand Jubilee Show in Grand Country Theater features the power vocals of Jackie Brown and Todd Bradshaw.  In this show, you will get plenty of laughs as you see the hilarious comedy show of Jamie Haage as ‘Jim Dandy,’ and emcee Mike Patrick. You will feel extra special when you will be treated up close and personal with the performances of these performers and many other talented entertainers.

Branson in September also features interesting festivals throughout fall season. The National Harvest Festival is celebrated during autumn season from September 12 to October 26. This autumn festival which is celebrated for more than a month features hundreds of craftsmen and traditional American musicians. Another interesting festival in Branson this season is the Autumn Daze Craft Festival which features 150 craftsmen and artisans showing their talents in making the best handmade crafts.

If you want to watch a great entertainment of Grand Jubilee Show at Grand Country Theater and other interesting festivals this autumn season, visit Branson this September and stay at the best accommodations of Thousand Hills Golf Resort.

 

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Communicate with Nature this Fall Season in Branson

Ozarks Fall Color LogoFall season in Branson offers variety delightful colors of the foliage around the landscape below the Ozark Mountains.  During fall season in Branson visitors can have the chance to take foliage driving tour that gives them the opportunity to see rich colors of the autumn leaves from every corner in the Ozarks region. Other tours offered in fall season in Branson are tours by plane, helicopter, train, and by river boat. Fall season in Branson is also the time to celebrate traditional American heritage with music festivals, patriotic events, craftsmanship displays, and many outdoor recreational activities.

The best time to communicate with nature is to take a wonderful vacation during fall season in Branson because of its fantastic changing colors of the leaves and excellent cooler atmosphere all throughout the fascinating landscape of the Ozarks. Throughout fall season, the world famous entertainment shows and excellent show performances in many theaters in Branson continue to flourish while holiday shopping deals and fantastic lighting displays will start to delight visitors of all ages.

During this season where colorful foliage decorates the landscape of the Ozarks, it will be great to take a winding and thrilling ride with the Branson Scenic Railway. This spectacular train tour travels through the colored mountain hills. The train tour takes its passengers 3 to 4 times daily to the Ozark Mountains on a 40 mile round trip travelling mountainous terrains which are inaccessible to vehicles. As the train moves on the railway, you can start to enjoy panoramic views along the way as its mountain hills are decorated with colorful foliage. You can also spend some of your times in the day by strolling at some of the beautiful hiking trails in the lakeside or spend a relaxing moment in a cool atmosphere in the award winning 18-old golf course at Thousand Hills Golf Resort.

During fall season, Branson features many interesting festivals and special events throughout the season. One of the most popular festivals that is celebrated this season is the National Harvest Festival which runs from September 12 to October 26. Traditional American musicians and craftsmen are featured in this month long celebration. Another interesting festival this season in Branson is the Autumn Daze Craft Festival where 150 craftsmen and women are featured showing their talents in making the finest handicrafts.  

Whether you want to enjoy nature this fall season in Branson, watch exciting festivals, or spend great shopping and fine dining, you can have both of these in Branson. If you want to go shopping after enjoying the colorful foliage of the Ozarks and watching interesting festivals, visit the new Branson Landing development shopping center. In this great shopping destination, you can find an array of unique shopping items from local crafts to themed souvenirs. Branson Landing also features many fine restaurants where you can savor sumptuous foods.

If you want to see the changing colors of nature this fall season or watch great festivals, visit Branson and stay at one of the best accommodations of Thousand Hills Golf Resort.

 

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Have the Best Halloween Party!

swinging apple game logoIf you want to have the best Halloween party with your family and friends, stay at 5 Bedroom Branson Townhouse at Thousand Hills Golf Resort. This 5 Bedroom Branson Townhouse is such a perfect place to hold any kind of party where every guest can have the opportunity to enjoy a luxurious and comfortable stay. The townhouse is large and spacious where each bedroom has its own bathrooms. Features of the townhouse include whirlpool tub, queen sized sofa sleeper, and separate walk-in shower. The master bedroom is located on the ground floor, while the other four bedrooms are on the second floor. All bedrooms feature cable TV with  HBO, a DVD, and a free wireless internet access.

The large size of the 5 Bedroom Branson Townhouse can easily accommodate any Halloween Party you have in mind. You can host a Spooktacular Halloween Party where your food ideas can put all your friends under your spell. You can also throw a Halloween Vampire Party where you can place haunting decorations, vampire-inspired recipes, and creepy crafts. A Ghoulishly Glamorous Halloween Party can also be organized to scare everybody with simple, but terrifying images and spooky decorations.

Of course, Halloween Party will not be complete without organizing Halloween games for kids. Some of interesting Halloween games is the “Guest the Ghost”. Kids must form a big circle. Play some music on and take in turns for one child to be blindfolded and walk around the circle, touching other children’s heads. When the music stops, the kid whom the blindfolded touched must guess who he is. If the kid has correctly guessed the blindfolded person, he goes out. If he doesn’t guess correctly he would go around the circle again.

Another exciting Halloween game is the “Swinging Apples”. You need apples and string in this game. Tie the apples around each apple stem and hang the apples on the doorway. Each child should take turn biting into the swinging apple while their hands are placed behind their backs. The child who has bitten most apples will come out the winner. If the kids want to experience a sweeter taste, hang ring doughnuts on a string instead of apples. Any Halloween Party wouldn’t be exciting without a pumpkin. This Halloween game is to create pumpkin carving. You can design anything you like to create a perfect scary face. Seeds can also be used for special added effects as if the pumpkin that is designed like a human head is vomiting.

Another interesting game you can include in your Halloween Party is the Halloween Treasure Hunt. Suitably scary décor and items to hide are needed for this game. Decorate the room where the treasure hunt will be taking place with Halloween-style designs. You could place cardboard stand-up gravestones, paper spider-webs, or cut-out bats to the ceiling. Then hide various goodies around the room for the kids to search.

If you want to spend a scary experience with your family and friends, throw a Hallooween Party during  your stay in a 5 Bedroom Branson Townhouse at the Thousand Hills Golf Resort

 

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