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Come and Ride the Ducks in Branson!


Branson has so much activity to offer you. You are sure that there will be never be a dull moment when you are in Branson. Not one. So if you are planning for your Branson vacation, include in your itinerary or list of activities those attractions that are very unique in Branson.

One of Branson’s unique attractions is Ride the Ducks. This attraction is something that adults, kids, and even the senior citizens will surely like. Branson’s Ride the Ducks enables you to tour Branson not only by land, but also by lake. Ride the Ducks only uses the best marine technology in their vehicles to ensure a safe journey for everyone. One of the most common question of Branson guests is that why the vehicle is named The Duck. Ducks are amphibians, and so are the boats. Your tour of Branson basically includes a land tour all over the Ozark Mountains, and afterwards the vehicle will go swimming on Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo. In the boat, you can also join in the festive atmosphere as the captain of each boat mixes fun, music, and a little bit of Ozark history to make your Ride the Duck’s experience in Branson very memorable.

Ride the Ducks in Branson has two different tours, each from different locations. There is the Table Rock Lake Adventure, which boards at Duck Central on the Strip west of Wal-Mart. This tour includes the Branson Entertainment District, Table Rock Dam, Baird Mountain, and the Ozark Mountains. The Lake Taneycomo Adventure, on the other hand, starts from Duck Central at the Branson Landing next to Arvest Bank. In this tour, you will get to pass by downtown Branson, College of the Ozarks, Branson, Landing and finally Lake Taneycomo. You can take both tours if you want to have that total Branson experience. The captain of the Ducks can also let you drive the vehicle for a while!

The tours of Ride the Ducks typically lasts for 60 to 70 minutes, and 25 minutes of both tours happening on the water. If you want to get the trip and schedule that is very much favorable for you, better buy your tickets in advance. The slots for the passengers might be full on your desired schedule if you decide to go Ride the Ducks on the spot. Plus, you can also save as much as $3 per ticket if you book a tour before 11 AM! To add another bonus, you also have a choice to bundle your Ride the Ducks ticket to Dixie Stampede or Titanic Museum so you can save more yet experience more in Branson.

Go tell your family or your clique now about Branson’s Ride the Ducks for some quality bonding time with them. Get your tickets now and prepare for a unique Branson tour!

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Shopping Galore at the Branson Landing


There are endless possibilities for adventures in Branson. You may visit the breathtaking nature parks, or get lost in Branson’s theme parks. But Branson also offers you an attraction that nobody can resist – shopping. Branson has a lot of outlet malls where you can find all that you need.

One such mall in Branson is the Branson Landing. The Branson Landing is that one place where you can experience big city shopping even in a small town like Branson. This mall started out as a plan by the City of Branson and the HCW Development Company, which amounted to almost four hundred million dollars. Its aim is to be a lifestyle mall for the tourists and locals of Branson, along with entertainment for the shoppers too. Right now, the Branson Landing is already one of the most popular shopping destinations in the Midwest. This mall, which Branson locals popularly refer to as “The Landing”, is located along the shores of Lake Taneycomo. The lake provides a relief after a long and tiring day of shopping, too. Another thing to enjoy in Branson Landing is the water and fire show! This show features fire, water fountains, geysers, sounds, and many more. This show is set with the lake as its background and it never fails to amaze the audience. Branson Landing also features live music shows of Branson’s local music stalwarts, and also a pirate themed playground, the Adventure Cove, for the kids.

There are a variety of shops in Branson Landing so you are sure to find what you are looking for. For people who love the outdoors, visit Bass Pro shops for your fishing and hunting gears. For those who love jewelries and accessories, Branson Landing has Claire’s, Versona Accessories, and the $1 Jewelry Amore store. You can also be updated on the latest in fashion even while you are on vacation in Branson. In Branson Landing, you can find brands like Hollister, Coldwater Creek, White House/Black Market, Victoria’s Secret, Maurice’s and many others. Other stores that you can find in Branson Landing are Devo’s Olive Oil, Kitchens, The Fudgery, Yankee Candle, Earthbound Trading Compnay, Wind Rhythms, and Branson Quilts. You can find unique gift ideas for your loved ones in Branson Landing, and also a little reward for you, too.

A whole day of shopping in Branson Landing will definitely drain your energy. So why not catch a meal in between your shopping trip? Branson Landing also has some of the best restaurants to recharge you. The Landing also has the restaurants you want – from cheap and casual to classy and high end – but nonetheless, you are still assured of a delicious meal. Some of the restaurants that you can find in the Landing are Cantina Laredo, Waxy O’ Shea, Charley Grilled Subs, Old Chicago, Famous Dave’s BBQ, and many more.

Shopping has never been more fun when doing it in Branson. Not only do you get some time off for a vacation in Branson, but you also get to have some time to shop for some stuff for you and your loved ones. Book that trip to Branson now to experience the shopping heaven at the Branson Landing.

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Treat Your Family a Relaxing Stay at the Comfy 3 Bedrooms Branson Townhouse

3 Bedroom Townhouse LogoThis spring season treat your family a relaxing vacation at the 3-Bedroom Branson Townhouse in Thousand Hills Resort. The 3-Bedroom Branson Townhouse is one of the coziest and the most comfortable accommodations at Thousand Hills Resort. Each living room features queen sized sofa sleepers, gas fire places, and private patios with gas grills for your cooking pleasure. Kitchens are equipped with appliances, washer/dryer units, and premium kitchen wares. The hallways and stairways are beautifully made of wood floorings.  

The main floor of the townhouse has the master bedroom with a private bath and whirlpool tub with overhead shower. The two bedrooms on the second floor share a Jack and Jill bathroom with adequate storage and spacious closet. The living area of the townhouse and all bedrooms feature cable television with HBO, DVD, and free access to wi-fi internet.  The gated perimeter of the 3-Bedroom Branson Townhouse assures all guests a 24 hours security.

Each three bedroom townhouse at Thousand Hills Resort feature 2 stall attached garage that is remotely controlled to allow a convenient loading and unloading without leaving the car outside. A kitchen bar area is attached to every 3-bedroom townhouse so every family can prepare food and enjoy the meal.  This kitchen bar is fully furnished with glassware, flatware, and dishes. These 3-bedroom townhouses in Branson are luxuriously built with the best quality and comfort where many Branson live entertainment show performers contentedly stay in this gorgeous townhouse at Thousand Hills Resort.

With dozens of theaters and over 100 live entertainment shows, Branson has tons of musical live performances. To start your day in Branson, watch the best performance of Buck Trent Show. Modern acts and classic performances are featured in the Andy Williams Moon River Theater. The Baldknobbers Jamboree Show first brought the music and comedy show in Branson. The Branson Variety Theater brings you world-famous hits from Broadway shows. Watch the Cassandra Haygood and Friends perform a stunning voice accompanied by Branson’s largest live orchestra featuring 10 members playing 20 different instruments.

Branson, Missouri has been famous for quite a long time with its many wonderful and exciting attractions. One of Branson’s newest and the most extravagant attractions is the Branson Landing located in the historic downtown Branson. Branson Landing was constructed at a cost of 300 million dollars. This business venture features spectacular fire and fountain show, hundreds of retail stores, specialty shops, and many fine restaurants. There is another beautiful attraction in Branson, the Branson Scenic Railway that will take you through a 40 mile round trip train excursion that travels along the scenic beauty of the Ozark Mountains. If you love nature, visit the wonderful Busiek State Forest which is a perfect place for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and other nature activities.

If you want to treat your family a relaxing vacation this spring season and enjoy wholesome fun of  entertainment and exciting attractions, stay at the comfy 3-Bedroom Branson Townhouse in Thousand Hills Resort.


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A Four Bedroom Loft Cabin For Your Grand Vacation


If you are looking for a grand vacation in Branson, then expect to find it here! With all the attractions and activities in Branson to make your vacation entertaining and exciting, you will never find a dull moment here. You should not miss out on the Branson live music shows, and the man-made and nature parks to make your Branson experience truly worthwhile. To add to your Branson experience, choose Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort as your lodging partner for your vacation!

Why choose Thousand Hills? First, it has the most strategic location. Being located in Highway 76, you are sure to be close to all the happenings in Branson. Thousand Hills is situated near Branson’s entertainment and shopping district. Not only will you not miss the best live music shows and plays in Branson, but you will also stay updated with the latest in the fashion world. Thousand Hills also offers you various lodging options depending on your vacation needs. For a grand vacation, why not get a four bedroom loft cabin in Branson’s Thousand Hills?

The four bedroom loft cabin in Thousand Hills is one of the largest cabins in Branson Missouri. It is located in Grand Mountain in Thousand Hills Golf Resort, and is also one of the most sought after cabins. This four bedroom loft cabin is perfect for large groups on vacation like family reunions and group retreats. The cabin is sprawled in nearly 3000 square feet of space so you have plenty of rooms for reunions, meetings, retreats, and other activities. Having four bedrooms and 2 semi-private sleeping lofts, this cabin sure has room for everybody. It is also fully furnished with queen sized beds and sofa sleepers too. The loft cabin also comes with a fully equipped kitchen so you can have your own home cooked meal anytime. Enjoy cooking with the cabin’s oven, stove, microwave, refrigerator, pots, pans, dishes, and a lot more. You can enjoy your meals with the whole group since the loft cabin has large dining rooms with plenty of space and is also comfortable enough for all of you. Entertainment won’t be a problem in the loft cabin since it has televisions with premium cable channels, DVD players, and free wireless internet.

These four bedroom loft cabins in Thousand Hills are located in a very peaceful environment despite being near the heart of the city. You are surrounded by the quiet woods so you are assured of the rest that you want to get from your vacation. You would not think that you are just a few walks or a few minutes’ drive away from the best of Branson.

Plan your Branson trip now and avail of the four bedroom loft cabins in Thousand Hills!

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Spend the Family Day in Tracks Family Fun Park


You have made the right choice to go for a family vacation in Branson. It is, after all, the ultimate family vacation destination in the Midwest. Branson Missouri has many family friendly activities that people of all ages will truly enjoy. Aside from the live music shows in Branson that made the place very famous, there are also some attractions in Branson you can do together with the whole family.

Every day is family day in Branson. For one fun and thrilling activity, visit the Track Family Fun Parks in Branson with the entire family. The place caters to both kids and adults so you are assured never to have one dull moment in this place. The Track Family Fun Park is beaming with lots of activities you can do – from racing in its numerous tracks to playing Laser Tag!

The Go Karts in the Track Family Fun Parks can accommodate beginners and professionals in karting. Make sure to visit all of the track locations in the Track Family Fun Parks. There are the standard classic Go Kart tracks and also the extreme tracks for the pro karters. You can find tracks like the Wild Woody and the Lumberjack in the Track Family Fun Parks. Choose your own track depending on your skill and on the thrill you want to have. Just so you can have a gauge on the tracks, the Wild Woody is four stories tall, 1,440 feet long and has one full spiral and two mini-spirals. The Lumberjack, on the other hand, is over 3 stories tall, 1,200 feet long and has 2 full spirals and a blind peak, too!

For those who want to try other activities than karting, you can still enjoy the Track Family Fun Park with the Bumper Cars, Bumper Boats, Mini Golf, Laser Tag, and the various arcades inside the park. This summer might just be the perfect time to try out the Bumper Boats since it has water cannons! Totally perfect to beat the summer heat and have fun at the same time! If you are still looking for more thrills, also try out the Ozark Skycoaster! The Ozark Skycoaster is a 100-foot tall super swing that combines skydiving and hang gliding into one adrenaline packed ride! Go as fast as 70 miles per hour in this ride!

The Track Family Fun Park is perfect not only for families. It can also be the best destination for your youth group outings, or simply for a getaway with your group of friends. For your vacation in Branson, let Thousand Hills Golf Resort take care of your lodging needs. After a whole day of adventure, find calmness and the perfect rest in your Branson condo or Branson cabin in Thousand Hills. For reservations and inquiries about the nightly rentals of condos and cabins, call 1-877-262-0430 now!

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Table Rock Lake

Celebrating Mother’s Day at the Table Rock Lake is a perfect way to spend a great summer vacation for families who want to enjoy the fantastic and exciting outdoor adventures. Visitors coming to the Table Rock Lake are delighted to see an array of exciting water sports adventures. The lake offers many exciting water attractions that your whole family can enjoy during summer season. The environmentalists and conservationists of the lake have preserved its beautiful shoreline, bluffs, and the wildlife around the Ozark Mountains.

Cruise Dine Watch a the Showboat LogoTable Rock Lake covers a surface of approximately 52,300 acres and has a shoreline of 750 miles. In the lake, there are dozens of exciting attractions that include water sports adventures such as boating, para-sailing, and scuba diving. The lake has abundant supplies of large bluegill, bass, and crappie. Catfish in different sizes can also be found at the bottom of the lake. If you want to try your skill in fishing, there are area resorts and marinas in the lake that can help you get an experienced fishing guide.     

The lake features more than a dozen restaurants that serve vacationers who want to go fishing, swimming, or boating. These restaurants in the coves of the Table Rock Lake offer delicious treats and other things you need for your watersports adventure. Most restaurants in the lake offer free boat docking facility. In the coves of the lake, there are full-service marinas where you can grab delicious foods and other supplies you need for your fun-packed activity. In Kimberling City area of Table Rock Lake, there are fine restaurants that offer dine-in seating where you can savor delicious foods from home favorites to upscale choices.

Located at the Table Rock Lake is the Showboat Branson Belle, a two-paddlewheeler boat cruising the river to give fun and great entertainment regularly. While onboard, you can enjoy a fantastic river cruise with live entertainment show while being served with the three-course meal. Around the lake, there are other interesting attractions and places to visit and enjoy. Your vacation in Table Rock Lake will be more exciting if you try some of the water sports adventures in the lake. Try any of these water adventures such as para-sailing, boating, or scuba diving.

With more than a hundred resorts in the Table Rock Lake, mother’s day celebration with the whole family can really be an enjoyable one.  Make your mother’s day celebration be full of fun in any of the water sports activities. If you intend to go boating with the whole family and find it not comfortable in manning the boat, you can still experience boating in the lake as there are three commercial boat cruises that operate in the Table Rock Lake. These commercial boats operate on the lake from many locations so that boaters can be served with convenience.

If you are looking for a fantastic and a wonderful Mother’s Day Celebration, come to Branson and visit the Table Rock Lake this summer season.


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What Branson Lodging To Choose



If you are currently presented with a scenario where you have already completely planned your itinerary for your Branson vacation, but still do not have a lodging place, then this article is for you.


Branson is a place that offers you options so that you do not get stuck staying in hotel rooms and motel rooms in the entirety of your vacation. One such place in Branson that offers you various options for your lodging place is Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort. Thousand Hills gives you a twist to your usual lodging places in your past vacations. It offers you a choice between having a Branson cabin, a Branson lakefront condo, or a Branson golf front condo. If these choices entice you already, then check out what else does Thousand Hills have for you.


Thousand Hills Golf Resort may be the best Branson lodging option for your dream vacation. Thousand Hills is located in a very strategic location – near all the attractions in Branson. Staying in Thousand Hills lets you be closer to Branson’s entertainment and shopping district. It is also located near all the amusement parks and nature parks in Branson. A trip to Silver Dollar City? It’s just a heartbeat away. Want to watch the concert of your favorite band? Go and make it happen. Now, you do not have to miss out on all the fun since it is just within arms’ reach for you.


There is also not much to worry about not having your well-deserved rest after a long day. Thousand Hills may be situated near all the excitement, but it is also well-secluded in the depths of nature so that you will not get disturbed throughout your stay and that you will still have peace and quiet despite staying in the heart of the city of Branson. There is also a golf course inside Thousand Hills and awesome sceneries brought about by the Ozark Mountains and Table Rock Lake, which is one of Branson’s most beautiful lakes.


The amenities in these Branson lodging options include a fully furnished bedroom and bathroom, complete with a king-sized bed, linens, and a Jacuzzi tub for maximum comfort. You also have a choice to cook your own food instead of dining out because these units have fully equipped kitchens for you. These lodging units also have spacious living rooms for your precious time with family and friends, and a private patio or deck for your quality time with yourself. Entertainment is also not an issue since there are cable televisions in every room and a DVD player, too. There is also free wireless internet and an access to the swimming pool. For rentals of lakefront condos, you also have access to swimming in Table Rock Lake and a resort dock.


Everything you need is here in Branson and in Thousand Hills. For your vacation, trust Thousand Hills to help make it a memorable one.

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Spend the Summertime in Branson


This summer, come to the ultimate vacation destination in the Midwest! Visit Branson Missouri and get ready to have the best summer of your life! Come and experience the thrills and fun that Branson can give you, or better yet tag the whole family along with your friends to make it a special vacation.

Branson has so much in line for you to experience this summer. You can start your mornings in Branson with the cool fog from the Ozark Mountains, and a hearty breakfast, too. Your day will be filled with so much fun whether you be outdoors or indoors. There are a lot of outdoor activities that you can enjoy in Branson. You can visit the TriLakes Area in Branson and have some fun with the water activities like scuba diving, canoeing, water skiing, boating and fly fishing. Branson also has many nature parks where you can do biking and hiking. Have fun under the sun in Branson’s world-famous amusement park Silver Dollar City – that one place where you can feel like a child again.

If ever you feel like you had too much of the sun and the heat, there is another way to enjoy Branson. You can always have some indoor fun in Branson’s theaters, where you can witness the internationally known live music shows. Branson would not be called the Live Entertainment Capital of the World for nothing. Come and see the family friendly theater plays, dance performances, and music shows that are available each day. Some of the places and shows that you should not miss out on are the Barber Variety Show, Shoji Tabuchi Theater, Jim Stafford’s Theater, the Baldknobbers, the Presley’s, and many more. The shows in Branson are of the best mix of music, comedy, and magic to keep the audience coming back for more.

Summer in Branson also marks the festival season in the place. Your summer vacation to Branson will surely be filled with a lot of festivals where you can witness a taste of different cultures, ideas, and others. Some of the festivals happening during in summer are the Annual Woodcarving Rendezvous, Mustang Rally, and Fiddlers Festival. There are also the big ones like the National Kidsfest by Silver Dollar City, which is from mid-June to mid-July in Branson. Another big celebration that you cannot miss is the annual Fourth of July celebration. Prepare to see a beautiful parade, picnic festivals, and a grand fireworks display to celebrate the event.

For your summer stay in Branson, make Thousand Hills Golf Resort your home away from home. With various lodging options that you can choose from, you will certainly find a place where you can feel at home. A bonus of Thousand Hills is you get to stay very near Branson’s entertainment district. What are you waiting for? Book your trip to Branson now!

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Experience Spring Trout Fishing in Lake Taneycomo

Fishing for Trouts LogoLake Taneycomo is a perfect destination for people who want to experience a great fishing adventure during spring season. Lake Taneycomo is one of the best lakes in the US with clear cold waters that provide fishing enthusiasts the perfect combination of water sports adventure and finest trout fishing. The brown trout and rainbow trout in Lake Taneycomo provide anglers an exciting fishing experience all year long. Anglers in the Trophy Trout Area that use artificial bait fishing can have a rewarding experience for coveted Rainbow and Brown Trout fishing state records.

Lake Taneycomo was created when the White River was utilized for the construction of Power Site Dam in 1913 in Forsyth, Missouri. When the construction of the Power Site Dam was completed, it created over 2,080 acres of surface that became the Lake Taneycomo. The Empire Electric Company, a private corporation, owned the Power Site Dam. The company is licensed to continue to operate the Dam and produce hydroelectric power until 2022.

When power is not generated in Lake Taneycomo, it has the characteristics of a lake and a river. The cold and shallow water of the lake averages 48 degrees F and allows fishing for trout and wading. As the lake sinks to 50 feet in depth, the water temperature gets warmer. When power is being generated at the Table Rock Dam, its current is very strong and a drop in water temperature will result to a cold, deep, and fast running river. The coldness and the depth of water in the river depend on the number of generators used to generate power at Table Rock Dam.

Lake Taneycomo features resorts, full service marinas, campgrounds & RV parks that offer kayaking, canoeing, fishing boats, motors, tackle, guides, and pontoons for a relaxing and fun-packed water sports activities. Anglers can fish using artificial lures in the reserved area on the uppermost portion of the lake. The lakefront of Taneycomo near the historic downtown Branson features the Branson Landing that offers great shopping and fine dining.

Taneycomo’s water comes from Table Rock Lake which means a coldwater lake. The lake’s cold clear water has an annual stock of approximately 750,000 ten to 12 inches of rainbow and brown trout that makes Lake Taneycomo a favorite fishing area. The lower portion of Lake Taneycomo near the downstream area to Powersite Dam and Forsyth has warmer water with many different species of fish, making Taneycomo a challenging fishing destination for anglers.

When wading in the lake or fishing near the Table Rock Dam, pay attention to the blowing of the horn. This indicates a warning that the Table Rock Dam are starting to generate power. There will be a sudden increase of speed of the current of the water. In a matter of a few minutes, the water in the lake can rise suddenly.

If you are searching for a perfect fishing destination with your family and friends this spring season, visit the Lake Taneycomo in Branson and experience the fun of trout fishing.


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Table Rock Lake 2 Bedroom Condo, a Perfect Vacation Spot

Boating Adventure in Table Rock Lake LogoTable Rock Lake 2 Bedroom Condo is a perfect vacation spot located in the heart of Branson where entertainment, exciting attractions, and shopping is everything convenient for all guests. These Table Rock Lake 2 bedroom condos at Thousand Hills Resort are majestically designed with modern décor and amenities. These 2 bedroom condos are conveniently located along the lake near Moonshine Beach, State Park Marina, north of Table Rock Dam, and near the popular Corps of Engineers Park. The place is a few minutes drive to the famous 76 Music Boulevard. It is also near the Dewey Short Visitor’s Center which has a great paved path for a relaxing walking adventure.

These two bedroom condos feature modern amenities using top quality beddings and pillows. Each bedroom in a condo is equipped with free wireless internet, cable TV with HBO, and a DVD player. In the living area of each condo, you will find a comfortable sofa sleeper which can be used if you are in group of 3 persons or more. The kitchen of the two bedroom condos features fine granite countertops, with high-end appliances such as microwaves, dishwashers, washer/dryer, dishes, pots and pans, and kitchen wares. If you prefer to cook your own favorite foods it will certainly bring you great moments inside the condo.

These 2 bedroom condos in the Table Rock Lake are wonderfully constructed with the newest and the most modern architecture and design. The condos are all furnished with quality beddings, pillow top mattresses, and triple sheeting that will allow you to sleep soundly the whole night. These 2 bedroom condos have a master bath with whirlpool tub and a private bath in each bedroom. Guests staying at the majestic 2 bedroom condos in the Table Rock Lake can enjoy the refreshing atmosphere of the natural scenery along with the picturesque view of the Ozark Mountain.

The beautiful location of the condos is along the Table Rock Lake, which is one of the most pristine lakes in the country. The condos along the lake give every guest a desire to try to experience a boating adventure in the lake. To have the utmost experience of fun and enjoyment in the lake, Table Rock Lake condos feature dock facilities to serve guests taking river boat adventure. After a great boating adventure, you can keep the boat overnight at the State Park down the hill from your condo accommodation.

Most of Branson visitors always include in their itineraries a wonderful shopping and dining experience. Branson has all these if you want to have a complete and wonderful vacation with great dining experience and shopping pleasures. If you want to experience great shopping, visit the Branson Landing which is the newest lakefront development. Here, you will find many retail shops and restaurants that provide unique shopping and fine dining.

If you want to experience a majestic and wonderful stay at Table Rock Lake 2 bedroom condo, come to Branson and enjoy the modern amenities of the condo while seeing the breathtaking view of the Table Rock Lake.


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