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Wilderness Experience in Branson’s Promised Land Zoo

 

 

Lots of people would want to spend their summer vacation in the wilderness, exploring the unique flora and fauna that can be found there. However, it might be costly to travel far for just a day or two in the wilderness. This is why Branson Missouri gives you the chance to be as close to nature, even while you are in the midst of this city of entertainment. You can get any entertainment that you ask for, more than the live music shows and theater plays that Branson is famous for.

Who would think that you can see lion cubs, lemurs, and hyenas in Branson? At last, you don’t need to travel far to Africa and other places just to see exotic animals and have a safari adventure. Branson lets you in on one with the Promised Land Zoo. The Promised Land Zoo is located in Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. It first opened to the public in 2013, and it has quickly became a favorite tourist destination in Branson. The whole zoo is situated in five acres of land and is home to more than a hundred animals and forty-four different species. You can find animals such as caracals, alligators, prairie dogs, spider monkeys, and many more. You can also get to meet the playful lion cub named Delilah or the hyena named Bonzai. Other crowd favorites in Promised Land Zoo are Forrest Hump, who is a camel, the squirrel monkeys, and the baby zebras. Jungle Josh, the zoo’s director, is also proud to have raised himself the olive baboon named Calamity Jane. For those who dare come near, they can also get to see the world’s largest albino Burmese python named Banana.

The zoo is open daily from 9 AM to 7 PM. You can buy tickets up to 6:30 PM. Cameras are allowed inside the zoo. One section of the zoo called Parakeet Paradise, which is a screened house of exotic birds, is open from 10 AM to 6 PM daily. There are also live animal shows that you can catch everyday at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM, and 5 PM. You can try to pet the animals, too. There are daily bottle feedings from 10 AM, 2 PM, and 6 PM. Jungle Josh is always there to help you and to answer your questions about the animals in the zoo.

 

Go for something different and exotic during your Branson vacation. A visit to the Promised Land Zoo will definitely be an experience you won’t forget. For your Branson lodging needs, head on to Thousand Hills Golf Resort so you can stay near Branson’s entertainment district. The lodging places in Thousand Hills are situated far enough from the city noise and near the Ozark Mountains so you can have a peaceful stay. Reserve a unit in Thousand Hills now by dialing 1-877-262-0430. 

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A Different Kind Of Outdoor Fun In The Branson TriLakes Area

 

If you enjoy the outdoors, then Branson has something for you! Branson, Missouri introduces its Branson TriLakes Area, which is one of the most famous Branson Attraction in the city. Locals and tourists can come to the lakes to enjoy the view, spend time with their families, take a dip in the waters, engage in different lake activities, and so much more! The Branson Trilakes Area was the product of the creation of the Branson Table Rock Dam. The Dam was a beautiful project. No wonder the Branson TriLakes Area came to be like this now!

Take your family with you and take a trip to the Branson TriLakes Area where you can enjoy all of these and so much more:

Hop Aboard Showboat Branson Belle

The Showboat of Table Rock Lake is known as the Branson Belle. It is a 1890s paddle wheeler. Visitors may hop aboard it and take part in the cruise. The cruise is not only for quests to witness the beauty of Branson scenery, but also for them to try the elegant dining and live entertainment on board.

Fishing at Table Rock Lake

Table Rock Lake is a renowned bass fishing lake. The lake is definitely as great spot for largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. Visitors coming for some quality fishing should not forget to look below the dam too. Lake Taneycomo completed below changed from a warm to a cold water lake and became a perfect habitat for trout.

Stay at resorts in the Ozarks

There are over 100 resorts in the Ozarks to choose from for family vacation. With this Branson lake activity, visitors will see that Table Rock Lake has two sides – Kimberling city side and Branson side. Visitors will also see that majority of the vacationers choose to stay at the Branson side of Table Rock.

Boating

To complete your stay on the lake, you can do some boating in the Table Rock Lake. And for those visitors who do not want to operate a boat, they can make use of the 3 commercial boat cruises or rides that operate on Table Rock Lake. Visitors can count on full service marinas that operate on Table Rock Lake at various locations to provide service and convenience. The State Park Marina is the best choice for any type of water craft rentals; they have everything from wave runners to daily cruised on a 48 ft. sailing catamaran.

Scuba Diving

Have some fun not just above water but also below with Rock Table Lake’s Scuba Diving! There are experienced dive shops and countless great diving spots in the Branson Trilakes Area for the convenience of visitors. The Zebulon Pike, Oasis, Enchanted Forest, and Duck Island are just a few great diving spots in Rock Table Lake. Try your hand at scuba diving on Table Rock Lake to see for yourself why those diving spots are considered to be great. Witness a whole other world with fantastic treasures underwater as you dive into the inviting waters of Rock Table Lake!

After having so much fun at the TriLakes Area, have that much needed rest with us at The Thousand Hills Hotel & Golf Resort. It’s the most luxurious place where you can rest your mind and body. You can choose from a Branson Condo, Branson Log Cabin, or a Branson Lakefront Condo for you and your family. For more information or for reservations, dial 1-877-262-0430.

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Comfort and Luxury in a Two Bedroom Branson Cabin

 

 

 

In every vacation, your choice of lodging is a very important one. Branson Missouri offers the tourists not only the most exciting activities and attractions in the area; it also gives the guests a chance to have a comfortable stay. Having one of the best lodging places in the Midwest, there is no doubt that Branson has become a favorite vacation destination for most tourists.

 

Branson is known to be the Live Entertainment Capital of the world, mainly because of its live music shows. The main theaters and shows in Branson can be found in The Strip, along Highway 76. Aside from the music shows, you can also enjoy the many attractions brought to you by museums, amusement parks, nature parks, and a lot more. Shopping in Branson has also become quite famous. If you are around the area, watch out for some sidewalk sales and big discounts from Branson’s biggest outlet malls.

 

Your Branson vacation can be stress-free if you choose the perfect lodging. When in Branson, always choose to stay in Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort. Thousand Hills has the perfect location, just minutes away from the best theaters in Branson. It is also very near Silver Dollar City, Branson’s most famous theme park. Thousand Hills offers you log cabins, golf front condos, and lakefront condos to be your home away from home. If you are going to Branson with the family, the best choice is the two bedroom Branson cabin. All the cabins are decorated uniquely so your every visit will give you a different experience.

 

The two bedroom Branson cabin in Thousand Hills is 1,250 square feet and will provide you with the needs and comforts that you look for in a home. The two bedrooms and bathrooms in the cabin are already equipped with luxury beds, pillows, linens, and a Jacuzzi tub. A sofa sleeper is also ready for you to use to have additional sleeping space. To keep you entertained throughout your stay in the log cabin, there is also a TV and DVD player, and free high-speed wireless internet. Now, you don’t have to miss out on your favorite TV show or a basketball game. You can be updated with your e-mails and social media circle even while on vacation. The cabin’s kitchen is also ready for you to use. All you need to bring is your food and your cooking skills. Thousand Hills takes care of the kitchen equipment so you can use it upon checking in your cabin.

 

Perfect for families who want a separate room for the kids, the two bedroom Branson cabin will let you have quality time with your family. As you plan your trip to Branson, don’t forget to include Thousand Hills as your primary lodging choice. For reservations, call 1-877-262-0430.

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Celebrate Father’s Day in Branson Missouri

 

 

 

It’s not always every day that we get to honor the first man that we loved in our life, our hero, our anchor, our protector. That man may be anything and everything to us, but he will always have that one name – father. Father’s Day is meant to celebrate the noble role of fathers in our lives, and for us to be able to give them joy. This year, celebrate Father’s Day in the ultimate vacation destination in the Midwest – Branson, Missouri. Your dads deserve nothing but the best vacation, and Branson will let you have one.

 

There are lots of activities to do and sights to see in Branson, which is why this is the perfect spot for your Father’s Day celebration. On June 21, 2015, treat your father to a trip to Branson. Spend a Sunday with the whole family in Branson. There are special events lined up for you in celebration of Father’s Day. The Keeter Center at the College of the Ozarks will hold a Father’s Day Brunch & Car Show. There will also be Father’s Day Weekend Shopping Sales in Branson’s outlet malls. Go to malls such as Tanger Outlet Center, Downtown Branson, Branson Craft Mall, and a lot more. Branson Landing, a popular mall located off the coast of Lake Taneycomo, will be holding a Father’s Day Weekend starting June 20, Saturday. Shopping is not the only activity that you can enjoy here. You can also have some quality time with your dad with the water activities that you can do in Lake Taneycomo. Try boating, fishing, diving, swimming, and a lot more. Lake Taneycomo is known to be one of the lakes with record holder trout and bass. Who knows, you might just be the next one to capture a record breaking fish, too?

 

One of Branson’s unique museums, the Titanic Museum, is also holding a Father’s Day Boat Show for its guests. Aside from the experience of visiting the world’s biggest Titanic Museum, dads will also have a great time in the museum as they witness vintage and modern boats in the parking lot of the Titanic Museum. If you are looking for more fun and adventure in Branson, the only place to be in is Silver Dollar City. Silver Dollar City is the best theme park in Branson. With a rich history and an 1880’s themed amusement park, Silver Dollar City always makes sure that you get world-class entertainment. From its world-class rides and shows, it is sure to be a special Father’s Day celebration for your dad!

 

If you are looking for a place to stay in Branson for your Father’s Day trip, go to Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort. Thousand Hills is located near Silver Dollar City and near Branson’s theaters, malls, and museums. Choose the more convenient and budget-friendly options for your vacation. Inquire now of the available lodging choices in Thousand Hills. Call 1-877-262-0430.

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The City of Branson At Your Door

 

 

 

A lot of people may have asked “Why get a home in Branson Missouri?” The real question is “Why not?” Branson is known to be the live entertainment capital of the world. This is because of the world-class entertainment that awaits you when you visit this place. Tourists have raved about the live music shows, theater plays, comedy shows. Even the theme parks, nature parks, museums, and malls in Branson have gained much popularity among the visitors. This place is also known to be the prime vacation destination in the Midwest, but why not make it your home?

 

Living in Branson is so much fun. Not only do you get to have an adventure whenever and wherever you want to, you also have a very relaxing home waiting for you after a long day. The Branson real estate market has lots of great offers for you. Whether you are looking for your first home, your second home, or a retirement home, Branson has the best deals. Trust only the leader in real estate sales and marketing – Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort. Up to now, Thousand Hills is still the premier golf front and lakefront specialists.

 

Thousand Hills Golf Resort is one hot property. Located at the heart of Branson’s commercial and entertainment district, Thousand Hills gives new meaning to premium city living. Now, you can live within the convenience of having the buzzing entertainment sector just mere minutes away. The homes in Thousand Hills are also situated far away from the city noise and close to the comforts and quiet of the Ozark woods and Branson’s Table Rock Lake. This is perfect for your rest and relaxation after a whole day of adventure in Branson. Discover the relaxing feeling of home in the middle of the city’s best restaurants, theme parks, museums, and outlet malls. Everything you want and need is within your reach when you live in Branson’s Thousand Hills.

 

The real estate listings available in Thousand Hills are the quality Branson condos and Branson cabins. You can choose to either have a golf front condo, perfect for golf enthusiasts and for those who want to live right next to the lush greens of Thousand Hills’ golf course; or a lakefront condo, which has a breathtaking view of Table Rock Lake. The Branson cabins are located in the Ozark woods for that rustic ambiance.

 

Experience the benefits of having the city right at your door. Inquire now on Branson real estate at Thousand Hills. For more information, call 1-800-495-4653 or you can also visit www.thousandhills.com to know more about the real estate listings. Make your move now towards a better living in Branson Missouri.

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Bring Out the Daredevil in You with the Vigilante Extreme ZipRider

 

 

A vacation would not be as exciting if you don’t have that thirst for adventure. In Branson Missouri, there are a lot of opportunities to have an awesome and exciting adventure – one that you will remember for a long time. With all the nature parks and theme parks in Branson, you will surely find something enjoyable to do. Here’s an idea for a fun activity for people of all ages to try!

Would you get excited over a two hundred foot drop, and flying over the trees and waters of the Ozarks? If you are, then you should try the Vigilante Extreme ZipRider in Branson. The Vigilante Ride is located in Shepherd of the Hills, one of Branson’s most popular tourist attractions. It is more than just a zipline ride, because aside from the thrill of getting flown over the breathtaking sceneries in the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead and in Branson, you also get to learn more about the historical significance of the Vigilante Extreme ZipRider.

The Shepherd of the Hills Homestead was a place where the vigilantes known as the Baldknobbers used to pass through back in the 1800s. The Baldknobbers were once known to be the protectors of lawlessness in the Ozarks, but these vigilantes eventually did more harm than good by doing bank robberies and killings. Nevertheless, the Baldknobbers played a significant role in the Shepherd of the Hills book by Harold Bell Wright. The Vigilante Extreme ZipRider was opened in the Homestead in 2010 to pay homage to that significant part of the history of Shepherd of the Hills.

This ZipRider is launched from the top of the Inspiration Tower, which is the second highest point in the Ozarks. This makes the Vigilante ZipRide the highest launch station of any zipline ride in the world. There are four ziplines launched in one station so you can go on groups. To ensure the safety of the riders, they will sit in a special harness that resembles that of a large carseat, and this seat is designed to adjust and fit people from 75 pounds to 275 pounds. The riders can also ride with speeds up to 50 miles per hour, but this is safe for the riders because the Vigilante Extreme ZipRider has a patented trolley which enters a terminal brake acceptor at the tail end of the ride. This brings the riders to a stop safely. There are also attendants to help you out of your harness.

 

Try the Vigilante Extreme ZipRider any time of the year. This is a ride to remember! And for your Branson vacation, choose to stay in Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort where you can have a comfortable and convenient stay after a long, tiring day of adventure. Thousand Hills is located near Branson’s entertainment district and near the Ozark Mountains. Call 1-877-262-0430 now for inquiries and reservations.

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Branson Music Shows – Your Total Entertainment Package

 

Branson is brimming with attractions and things to do. If you have already planned your trip, or planning for one, then know where to go to and where to spend your vacation time in Branson. It is well known that Branson has the best theater shows and live music shows in the Midwest. Because of this, Branson is known as the Live Entertainment Capital of the World. You have come to the entertainment district in the Midwest, and we give you the best music shows in Branson to make your vacation more memorable.

Branson is filled with state of the art theaters that houses over a hundred shows in a day. Whichever time of the day you feel like watching a show, you can do it since Branson offers shows every morning, afternoon, and evening. The live music shows in Branson also has a very wide range in their genres. With this, we give you some of the best shows to watch while you are here in Branson. Take note that these are not all the shows there is to see.

First off is the Andy Williams Moon River Theater. This is a theater dedicated to Andy Williams, a resident of Branson who has been one of the city’s greatest talent. This theater is very famous for its shows that features classic and modern acts. Bring along the entire family to see spectacular and family-friendly shows in this theater!

Another show that is very much worthy of your time is the classic act of Cassandre Haygood and Friends. Haygood has this amazing voice that can surely woo the audience. The backup orchestra of this show is also a masterpiece and one of the show’s gems. This orchestra is comprised of 10 members who plays 20 different musical instruments. The show is also made more exciting by the soloists, dancers, and the grand costumes!

For the fans of America’s Got Talent, there is no way that you would not know the Dutton Family.  The Dutton family has music and pure talent running in their veins. So much for the talent of this family that they have transcended to doing their famous musical acts in front of the whole world to see already. They were a finalist in America’s Got Talent, and they are now sharing their God-given gifts in music here in Branson.

Another singing act in Branson is The Liverpool Legends. This group pays tribute to the Beatles as they share their on rendition of the Beatles’ classics that we all love. These lads hail from Liverpool and was brought together by Louise Harrison, who is the sister of the late Beatles member himself George Harrison. If you want to relive the songs of yesterday performed with a fresh act, then let these four lads serenade you.

These music shows in Branson are just some of the shows which made the place very famous for it. For your Branson vacation, make sure to catch at least one of these shows, if not all! 

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Silver Dollar City’s New Attraction: Fireman’s Landing

 

 

If you think that Branson’s most popular theme park, Silver Dollar City, has already enough rides and attractions up its sleeve, think again. There is no stopping Silver Dollar City when it comes to giving the people something to enjoy. This year, it adds another attraction that people of all ages will surely love! It doesn’t matter how young you are, but if you are down for a new adventure in Branson’s Silver Dollar City, then the moment is yours!

What makes Silver Dollar City a place that tourists often come back to is its endless list of activities and attractions. It has wood coasters, water parks, the best restaurants inside, and also a taste of the culture and the way of life back in the 1800s through the craftsmen present in every corner of the park. Silver Dollar City also hosts lots of festivals, so any time you’d like to visit, you’ll chance upon a unique festival in the theme park.

This March 2015, Silver Dollar City has opened a new attraction in the park – the Fireman’s Landing. This adds more family adventures in the park since this new area has six family rides and four interactive play zones. The Fireman’s Landing is centered around the headquarters of Fire Station #3, which includes the rides FireFall, the 8-story fire tower free fall drop ride; Fire Spotter, for spotting fire dangers; Fire Wagon Frenzy, a bouncing ride for bucket brigade volunteers; Lucky’s Dizzy Dogs, a bounce ride on Dalmatians running around a fire hydrant; Up The Ladder, a small tower drop ride for the little ones; and Fireman’s Flyer, a low-flying swing ride for the kids.

The new attractions in the Fireman’s Landing include the Firehouse Splash Yard, a play place with squirting water jets and pump hoses. There is also the Firefighter’s Fire Drill with buckets, pumpers, foam ball cannons and targets for battling mock fires. The Firefighter’s Escape is a fun obstacle course of tubes, mazes, and slides for everyone. For toddlers, they can have fun in the Firefighter’s Junior Escape.

Kids and adults alike will enjoy their time in Fireman’s Landing. This new attraction also aims to honor and salute the hardships of the community volunteer firefighters. It also gives the people awareness on how to handle fire. Plan your exciting and informative visit to Silver Dollar City with the whole family now.

 

For your Branson vacation, choose to stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort, which is located just a few minutes away from Silver Dollar City. You can have that relaxing rest after a long day at the park. The lodging places in Thousand Hills are situated far from the city noise and close to the breathtaking sceneries of the Ozarks. What are you waiting for? Inquire now in Thousand Hills by calling 1-877-262-0430.

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It’s Time For A White Water Summer

 

 

Summer should not be spent sulking about how bad the heat is. Why not turn it around and make it a fun experience for you? Go out and have fun under the sun! Your summer vacation is best spent in Branson Missouri, where the fun never ends. This summer, get into the endless activities and attractions in Branson. Beat the summer heat with a trip to Branson’s White Water!

White Water is a part of the Silver Dollar City theme park, Branson’s most famous amusement park. In White Water, you get to enjoy a full 13 acres filled with more than two gallons of water! This water theme park is the first of its kind here in Branson, and it is also for the whole family to enjoy. Lots of rides and attractions in White Water are waiting for you! The most popular rides and attractions in White Water are the Aloha River, Kalani Towers, and Coconut Cove. The Aloha River is a South Pacific themed float ride. You can have fun with the fountains, geysers, and the 30 foot tall tiki tower, as you float your way through this 800 foot long ride. Kalani Towers is one of the newest attractions in White Water. This features 2 lanes where you can do freefall body surfing and 4 lanes where you can race against your family and friends. You can reach speeds of up to 40 mph in this 7.5 storey ride. Lastly, the Coconut Cove is for the little kids. Children can enjoy in the interactive sprays, shooting nozzles, and a shallow pool of water in the Coconut Cove.

To make your White Water visit more comfortable, there are cabanas available in the park. The rates are $100 from Sundays to Fridays and $125 on Saturdays. You don’t need to go out of the park to eat since White Water has several eateries. Near Aloha River is the Big Island Marketplace where you can buy snacks like fruit cups, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, pretzels, and nachos. There is also High Tide Hannah’s Island Café where you can have chicken strips, cheeseburgers, salads, wraps, and a lot more. For more snacks, you can also go to Surf’s Up Snacks to have sub sandwiches, French fries, and funnel cakes. For your dessert, you can stop by Island Delights for soft serve cones, root beer floats, and many more.

 

Catch White Water from May to August. Get your tickets now by visiting www.bransonwhitewater.com or by calling 1-855-350-8300. During your visit to Branson, stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort. Just like White Water, it is also conveniently located off Highway 76, so you can have a nice rest after your White Water adventure. Thousand Hills also offers several lodging options suitable for families, for couples, and even for singles. Inquire now by calling 1-877-262-0430. 

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Plan Your Branson Trip for the Branson Landing Annual Liberty Light Up

 

 

Branson Landing is known to be one of the most popular shopping malls in Branson Missouri. A day spent in the Branson Landing is already an adventure in itself. You can hop from shop to shop, and you will never get tired of it because Branson Landing also has the best restaurants to energize you and recharge you from all the shopping and other activities. Another thing that is very remarkable in Branson Landing is the Water and Fire Show in the fountains. This keeps the audience entertained while they shop in the Landing. From time to time, Branson Landing also holds free concerts for the shoppers. Plus, it wouldn’t hurt that Branson Landing has the majestic background of Lake Taneycomo to make your shopping experience even more relaxing.

This mall also holds special events for the shoppers. This coming July 3, 2015, you can come over to the Branson Landing and experience the Annual Liberty Light Up event. You can also celebrate Independence Day, a day earlier than the rest. A lot of things are in store for the shoppers this Liberty Light Up event. Be there for the Special Friday event on July 3 at 8 PM in front of the Branson Landing Fountains. The free concert will feature the Souled Out Band, which, by popular demand, will perform again in front of the Branson audience. The Souled Out Band is from Indianapolis, Indiana and is composed of the finest musicians in Central Indiana. It is also often recognized to be one of the best bands in the Midwest with the horn section. Together for 10 years already, the members of the Souled Out Band has formed a sound and enthusiasm of their own. Their trademark performances never fail to delight their audiences. This year, they will bring their talents back to the Branson Landing Town Square, and their performance is just before the fireworks display on July 3. Mark your calendars now to catch the Souled Out Band in the Annual Liberty Light Up in Branson Landing.

 

Being in Branson will assure you of a grand time and not one dull moment. A day is never enough to experience the best of Branson, so if you are planning to join in Branson Landing’s Annual Liberty Light Up Celebration, book your lodging place in Branson. Stay in Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort, where you can have various lodging options from Branson log cabins to golf front condos to lakefront condos. You also get to stay near Branson’s entertainment district, making it more convenient for you. You are in for big fun in celebrating Independence Day a little early with the Liberty Light Up event! For inquiries and reservations in Thousand Hills, call 1-877-262-0430. 

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