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- Published on Tuesday, July 23 2013 5:37 AM
Written by Rhoda
Posted by Mark Ruda
Branson is your Winter Wonderland
There is a beautiful experience waiting for you in the Ozarks during the winter. The snow blankets on the Ozark Mountains give you a pristine view of the beauty of nature. This and a whole lot more await you in Branson. After all, what winter is better than a Branson Winter? So better plan that winter vacation for you and your family now!
For a nice and cozy place to stay, make Thousand Hills Golf Resort your winter vacation home during the coldest time of the year and enjoy the Hot Winter Fun season. Our nightly luxury cabins and condos with a view are available in the heart in Branson, Missouri. With its location – just minutes away from all the fun – you’ll be located perfectly to participate in everything Branson offers this winter.
Your Branson winter would not be complete without the fun activities you could do. Besides enjoying the beauty of the nature in the Ozark Mountains, you can also be part of the various festivities and events in Branson. Having the name for the ultimate entertainment, here is a sample of what’s happening in Branson this winter:
Hot Winter Fun
All throughout January & February, Hot Winter Fun is Branson’s answer to the winter blues. It rolls out with many special offers throughout town with a number of shows and shops staying open through the Hot Winter Fun season. You could also visit area museums such as the world’s largest Titanic Museum, The Hollywood Wax Museum, and the Veteran’s Memorial Museum, just to name a few.
Branson After Christmas Sales
For the shoppers, the outlet malls and the Branson Landing offer an after-Christmas sales. When you stay at Thousand Hills Gold Resort, don’t forget to get your coupons for the malls! Save the date for sales start December 26, 2013.
The Branson IMAX Film Festival
From March through April, you can enjoy your Branson winter by being in the Branson IMAX Film Festival. It is a month-long celebration featuring cutting-edge technology and IMAX presentations. The Big Screen is sure to please you and your family!
NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship
If you are a college basketball fan, you shouldn’t miss out on the Annual NAIA Division II Men’s basketball championship presented by College of the Ozarks. From March 6 through March 12, Keeter Gymnasium, College of the Ozarks will entertain you with its talented college basketball players. You might want to get ready to cheer for your favourite team!
Make your winter vacation a lot more fun in Branson. Book a condo or cabin in Thousand Hills Golf Resort now to experience luxury and convenience all at once. Reserve your lodging place at the Thousand Hills’ website or call Thousand Hills’ helpful reservation agents at 1-877-262-0430.Read More ...
- Published on Friday, July 19 2013 2:10 PM
Written by Neil Sawford
Posted by Mark Ruda
Over 100 Years of Branson History
Described by the American news program 60 Minutes as the “Live Music Capital of the Entire Universe,” Branson has been a popular spot for tourists from Missouri as well as its neighboring areas, primarily due to its collection of entertainment theaters. For over a hundred years, Branson has established its name and its fame.
Branson was officially incorporated in 1912, named after Reuben Branson, who opened a post office and a general store in the area in 1882. By 1884, Marble Cave was established and attracted local tourists. But it was not until 1907, when Harold Wright published “The Shepherd of the Hills”, which featured the Ozark Mountains where Marble Cave in Branson can be found, that its tourism industry bloomed.
Since then, Branson has been the setting of various entertainment shows. In 1962 Paul Henning, inspired by a Boy Scout camping trip to the Ozarks, created The Beverly Hillbillies which ran on first-run television until 1971.The Presley’s moved their show to Branson in 1967. Eventually Branson would have more than 50 theaters, most of them located on Highway 76.
Today, Branson has established itself as a leading forefront in the local entertainment industry. Over a hundred years of Branson, it still attracts tourists from all over the planet. It consists of numerous entertainment theaters, shops, museums and restaurants.
The shops in Branson are unlike any other. You can find shops which could blast you to the past and take you away from the traditional four-cornered stores in the metro. Specialty shops such as ABC Dolls & Collectibles and Aromatique Outlet Store can be found in the area. Another thing about Branson is that, there are jewelry shops that have specialty hand-made pieces by local artists and other unique pieces. These jewelries are made available in Black Hills & Fine Jewelry and Plum Bazaar Bead &Jewelry Shop. There is also Dicks 5 & 10, which can offer anything you might need, and even more. If you ever go looking for crinolines and lace, Patricia’s Victorian House is the place to be. From antiques to jewelry shops, flea markets and thrift stores are indispensable. Items made out of and centered on the wonders of pennies can be found in the Copper Coin. Main Street Flea Market, Old Town Flea Market, and The Classy Flea are the flea markets and thrift stores in Branson. With all of these shops, Branson will not only give you items for consumption, but also take you to different kinds of adventures.
MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS
A trip to Branson will not be complete with only shopping. The historical place provides guests with a little afternoon entertainment as well. Branson is home to museums and other attractions too. Different aspects of a hundred years of Branson’s history and rotating exhibits are featured in the Branson Centennial Museum, which is free to the public. But donations should come in handy. For downtown Branson, the Branson Ghosts & Legends tour is available. It packages a different side of the historical place, in where you will hear stories and legends you will never hear in other places. Take a journey into the heart of Branson and maybe even capture evidences of the other side. A perfect way to spend a chill afternoon is to take a ride on the Branson Scenic Railway. The one hour 45 minute trip will take passengers through tunnels, over trestles, and through the southwest Missouri or northwest Arkansas – a place which is still known to be home to wildlife and ruins of long-ago communities. And on Saturdays, the train ride offers passengers a dinner and takes them to witness the beauty of the Ozark scenery. It is a must to take the many train cars because each could take guests to different views of railroad history.
Branson is known to have a theme of originality. Thus, the area offers dining from family owned and operated restaurants. Specialty sandwiches are available in Clocker’s Café, Hot Hits Café, Loosie Lou’s Diner, Main Street Alley Snack & Shop, Smack’s Deli & Ice cream, and The Shack, which are local favorites and each shop has its own unique feel. Classic eateries are Farmhouse Restaurant & Gifts and Mr. B’s Ice Cream & Deli Shop, which definitely serve the best meals and ice cream. Italian food has been all over the world and is definitely present in Branson too. Mr. G’s Chicago Style Pizza has amazing pizza, and Rocky’s Italian Eatery offer some of the best Italian food in town. For some relaxed afternoon coffee or tea, Ruby Lena’s Tea Room & Antiques is the place to be. Branson not only provides guests with comfort food and relaxed coffee and tea, but also some fine dining as well. Palate Fine Wines & Provisions and Table 22 Restaurants offer that much anticipated fine dining experience.
As Branson faces the coming years, it continues to grow and build onto its rich hundred years of history, and will surely be accommodating visitors, and entertaining them for many years to come.Read More ...
- Published on Thursday, July 18 2013 1:31 PM
Written by Neil Sawford
Posted by Mark Ruda
Silver Dollar City: The Premier Branson Amusement Park
Silver Dollar City is Branson’s premier amusement park, and there is no doubt about it. This amusement park is filled with the most thrilling of rides and the best attractions and shows in Branson and probably, in the world.
Branson is the perfect destination for families and Silver Dollar City is just the place to be for the whole family to let loose, enjoy, and have some quality time together. This 1880’s-themed amusement park offers you a lot of rides for the adults to enjoy, and there are some for the kids as well. There are giant swings, water shoot-out rides, train rides, and many more. When in Silver Dollar City, you should never miss the Outlaw Run. The Outlaw Run is Silver Dollar City’s newest thriller. It is also notable for being the world’s most daring wood coaster ever. Not only does this coaster gets you upside down, this coaster also sends you soaring through the Ozarks as it travels 68 miles per hour with heights reaching as much as 107 feet tall. This coaster features a 16-story drop which will definitely give you adrenaline rush all throughout the Outlaw Run journey. Also, do not miss out on trying the Powder Keg. This ride is bound to thrill you as it goes from 0 to 53 miles per hour in just 3 seconds. Blast off into six acres of trees and you will find yourself raising your hands and enjoying the thrills that Powder Keg will give you.
There are also six entertainment venues in Silver Dollar City to give you a break from all the excitement in the park. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy more than 40 shows that are shown per day in this Branson amusement park. Food in Silver Dollar City is also one of the best amusement park foods in Branson. There are Eva and Delilah’s Bakery, Aunt Polly’s, The Ribhouse and many more that the food trip alone will satisfy you. Several ice cream and funnel cakes stores also abound in Silver Dollar City. You and your family can also tour around the theme park to witness over 100 craftsmen and women transform a bland piece of glass into a lovely vase, just like in the 1880s.
Silver Dollar City also has festivals all year round to give you a different theme park experience and more fun memories with family and friends. World-Fest, a celebration of international diversity, starts the season of festivals in the theme park. The Bluegrass and BBQ Festival in May also gives the audience a great bonding time with amazing shows. For the kids and the kids at heart, there is also a National Kids Fest in Silver Dollar City which runs from June to August. In late August starts the Southern Gospel Picnic. After this, the National Harvest festival runs from mid-September to late October. And when Christmas time comes, the Old Time Christmas Festival that delights the visitors.
What more can you ask for in Silver Dollar City? It has exciting rides, great shows, good food, and family-friendly festivals. Do not miss a part of your life by giving up a visit to Silver Dollar City when you are in a Branson vacation. With the fun and thrills of this theme park, find the perfect place to stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort, where you are right in the middle of all the fun while staying in nature’s warmth.Read More ...
- Published on Wednesday, July 17 2013 1:27 PM
Written by Neil Sawford
Posted by Mark Ruda
The Best Places To Stay in Branson: Thousand Hills
Your vacation deserves nothing but the best. You should have the total package – the best entertainment experience, a relaxing vibe, and of course, the best place to stay during your vacation. When having a vacation in Branson, find one of the perfect places to stay right in the heart of the city.
Searching for the best places to stay can be an arduous task for a tourist. Now, search no more and discover Thousand Hills Golf Resort – the best place to stay for your Branson vacation. Just when you think that hotels are the only options when it comes to lodging, Thousand Hills gives you cabins and condominium units for rent. Not only do these options you enough space for you to move as compared to a hotel room, it also gives you the amenities that you look for in a hotel.
The cabins and condo units in Thousand Hills are ready to be occupied by you. These are also fully furnished with the luxuries that you want in a home. Cabins and condos have fully furnished bedrooms and bathrooms. Bedrooms are complete with comfy linens and a king sized bed. Bathrooms also have a Jacuzzi tub for your ultimate rest and relaxation. If you feel like having a home-cooked meal for dinner, the cabins and condos also have a fully-equipped kitchen. You will never get bored in your cabin or condos since there are cable televisions, which feature premium channels, and DVD players should you wish to watch your favorite movie on DVD. Wireless internet is also available for free to the guests of Thousand Hills. After a day in your vacation, you can come home to a relaxing place overlooking the Ozarks. A spacious living room and a private deck of the cabins and condos will surely give you your much-needed privacy and peace of mind. Thousand Hills also offers you The Majestic, the best lakefront condominium in Branson. Indulge in the splendor brought about by the view of nature by Table Rock Lake in your very own porch.
Branson does not only offer you the best places to stay in; it also offers you the best entertainment, food, and bargains. Situated minutes away from Thousand Hills are the theme parks and nature parks of Branson. Do not miss out on Silver Dollar City, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, and the likes for some thrills with rides or some convening with nature. Also, visit the museums in Branson and get ready to be amazed and nostalgic at the same time. Branson’s museums are one of the world’s best – Hollywood Wax Museum, Titanic Museum, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum. Branson also offers you good food as many restaurants are in the area near Thousand Hills. You can also have a unique dining experience in Branson. Try watching equestrian tricks and buffalo stampede while enjoying your meal at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. Or you can also watch a live musical show as you savor your meal at the Showboat Branson Belle. Lastly, Branson is known for being the Live Music Capital of the World. Never ever leave Branson until you do not experience the best theater and musical shows that this place has to offer you. Sight and Sounds Theater, SIX, and the Presley’s will surely delight you with their music, their crazy antics, and the visual feast that these shows are sure to give you.
Being in the heart of nature yet still close to entertainment, shopping, and dining centers is more than what you can ask for in a vacation. If you ever plan a vacation in Branson, do not forget to make Thousand Hills a part of your vacation. Make lasting memories with Branson and Thousand Hills Golf Resort.Read More ...
- Published on Tuesday, July 16 2013 1:22 PM
Written by Neil Sawford
Posted by Mark Ruda
Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede
If you are looking for the best place to eat and be entertained at the same time, then there is no place other than Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. Get ready to experience unique entertainment with the Dixie Stampede. Located on 76 Country Boulevard, feast on the sumptuous food they have while also treating your eyes to a feast.
Dixie Stampede is Dolly Parton’s brainchild. Sprawled over 35,000 square feet, Parton’s dream inspired by family friendly rivalry and delicious meals came true and is now known to Branson tourists and residents as Dixie Stampede. Upon purchasing a Dixie Stampede ticket, you are entitled to hours of fun and world-class entertainment and a mouth-watering four-course meal. Every ticket holder also enjoys the privilege of watching the pre-show entertainment before the main acts of Dixie Stampede. The pre-show in the Carriage Room features an Opening Act like no other. Get ready for the thrills and excitement that the Opening Act will give all of you – perfect to excite your senses for the main show of Dixie Stampede.
Talking about family friendly rivalry, Dixie Stampede never fails to give you the thrills of the North and South rivalry through the lumberjack competition, Rumble in the Treetops. This show features the strong and agile lumberjack teams. Watch them climb, chop, saw, and roll in a four-event relay. Rumble in the Treetops will surely make you say wow with their strengths as they go on a race. In Dixie Stampede, you can also see 32 show masters riding in majestic horses that will amaze you as they do stunts. Trick riding, and music and comedy are also part of the show so that you get complete world-class entertainment in Branson. Your visit in Dixie Stampede will also be incomplete without seeing the buffalo stampede. The finale of the show is about the patriotism as American songs composed by Dolly Parton herself are sung in a colorful and delightful number.
Aside from the entertainment, Dixie Stampede also guarantees you a full stomach with their four-course feast. Savor the delicious home-cooked country-style meals that go best with watching the Dixie Stampede. You will surely leave Dixie Stampede with a full stomach as the meal includes a tender whole rotisserie chicken, hickory smoked barbecue pork loin, creamy vegetable soup – a Dixie Stampede original recipe, homemade biscuit, but buttered corn on the cob, herb-basted potato, Dixie’s own specialty dessert, and bottomless Pepsi, tea, or coffee. Now, if you are a vegetarian, there is no need to worry since Dixie also offers a vegetarian meal. The vegetarian meal also includes the same fully loaded meal except that the rotisserie chicken is replaced by scrumptious country garden vegetable pasta.
A trip to exhilarating and exciting Dixie Stampede will surely tire you out after the day. For the perfect lodging in Branson, go to Thousand Hills Golf Resort to pamper yourself after a day of fun and entertainment. You can choose lodging options from cabins and condos for your own place of rest. Come to Branson’s Dixie Stampede now and treat yourself to the “most fun place to eat”!Read More ...
- Published on Monday, July 15 2013 9:17 PM
Written by Klaire Bruce
Posted by Mark Ruda
Eureka Springs, AR – A Day Trip From Branson
The Ozarks are full of fabulous places to spend the day. Table Rock Lake, Roaring River State Park, Silver Dollar City, the list goes on and on. If you’re looking for a unique day trip from Branson that is sure to be as enjoyable as it is memorable, plan a visit to Eureka Springs, Arkansas! You’ll want to visit this ‘extraordinary escape’ again and again.
Many folks refer to Eureka Springs, Arkansas as a Victorian Mountain Village. Located in Carroll County, Arkansas, this unique resort village is nestled deeply into the Ozark mountains. Winding streets are dotted with Victorian-era style houses that are built into the forested hillsides. No two streets intersect at a 90 degree angle in Eureka Springs, making traffic lights unnecessary.
Native American legend tells of a great healing spring in what is now modern day Eureka Springs – that legend is what first began drawing people to the now famous area. In the 1800s, Eureka Springs became a boomtown thanks to claims that the many springs in the area were successful cure to various ailments – everything from eye ailments to diseases that left victims crippled. The town’s popularity continued to grow and today, it has become one of America’s most quaint tourist destinations ever. It has been named one of the Top 25 Art Towns in America by the American Style magazine, and the town is also one of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations. Eureka Springs was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and was listed again as nationally significant in 2004, and is also the oldest Tree City USA in Arkansas.
Eureka Springs is full of arts, good food and lodging ranging from luxurious to rustic. Whatever your tastes are, this quaint mountain village is sure to have something to suit your style! Eureka Springs features fun things to do such as a ‘full sized train set’ along one of the main highways, an exotic wildlife refuge, tram tours, carriage tours, wineries with tasting rooms, horseback riding through the beautiful Ozark mountains and past some of the famous springs, and more! If it’s food you are after, Eureka Springs has many great restaurants for you to choose from – Rouges Manor at Sweet Springs is a fancy restaurant located in a historic house next to the historic Sweet Springs, serving seafood, steaks, pasta and other fine entrees. Myrtie Mae’s is a traditional eat stop that features hearty breakfasts, tasty lunch and dinner options, homemade desserts and ‘the most bountiful salad bar in Eureka Springs!’ Skybar Gourmet Pizza is located on the fourth floor of the historic Crescent Hotel and serves specialty pizzas and Italian sandwiches to its customers. Eureka Springs is also full of unique stores, carrying everything from antiques to jewelry to furniture.
Eureka Springs is also a popular place for weddings – it’s easy to see why couples are attracted to this lovely town! In fact, it is referred to as the ‘Wedding Capital of the South’ and hosts over 4,000 weddings a year. If the quaint charm of Eureka Springs wasn’t enough, the fact that it is a quaint town full of wedding professionals to help plan your special day makes it even better!
In short, Eureka Springs is a truly interesting town – if you’re looking for a unique and memorable day trip from Branson, look no farther than Eureka Springs, Arkansas!Read More ...
- Published on Friday, July 12 2013 8:18 PM
Written by Neil Sawford
Posted by Mark Ruda
Where To Stay In Branson: Thousand Hills Resort
If you are planning a vacation in Branson Missouri, the Live Music Capital of the World, then you should plan the perfect itinerary and the perfect place for you to call home while on vacation. Now, where to stay in Branson is not a problem because Thousand Hills Golf Resort caters to your lodging needs.
The itinerary is never a problem since Branson offers you a lot to do. You can watch music and theater shows, go to theme parks and nature parks, eat mouth-watering dishes that are Branson’s original, visit the world-class museums, or just enjoy a good game of golf. There are a myriad of activities for you to choose from in Branson. In fact, your itinerary list will go on forever and you can only wish that you can stay in Branson to enjoy all of these.
Some tourists worry about where to stay in Branson so that they can fully enjoy the peace and relaxation that a vacation brings, and at the same time making the most out of everything Branson has to offer its guests. With Thousand Hills Golf Resort, you are guaranteed of the vacation you want. Plus, Thousand Hills makes you worry less about where to stay in Branson since it offers you choices for your lodging – a rustic cabin or a posh condominium.
Staying in Thousand Hills is very much strategic and convenient for you. Having Branson’s premier golf course right within the vicinity of your condo, you can easily rent a golf club for a quick game of golf. If you are planning to go pro, golf professionals are also available in Thousand Hills to help you achieve your goal. When planning to go to Branson’s famous attractions, you can beat the traffic jam and be there in just a couple of minutes. Thousand Hills is located in the heart of Branson’s entertainment and dining area. Located within minutes from 76 Country Boulevard, you can easily hop from one restaurant to another, or from one theater to the next.
Hotel-like amenities are what Thousand Hills’ cabins and condos boast of. You even get more than the usual hotel room in Thousand Hills; you will feel like you have never left home at all. Cabins and condos have fully furnished bedrooms and bathrooms, with a Jacuzzi tub for you to enjoy your bath time. The kitchens in the cabins and condos are also fully equipped with microwave ovens, silver wares, dryers, and everything that you need. Enjoy bonding time with your family and friends over movie night in the condos and cabins since there is a living room big enough for all of you. A cable television and DVD player are also available in the cabins and condos to keep you entertained. Free wireless internet is also offered by the condos and cabins so you can update your friends about your awesome Branson vacation.
Condos and cabins can accommodate as much as 16 people, making it more convenient than renting a hotel room. Whether you are going as a group, a family, a couple, or even alone, Thousand Hills is the right place for you.Read More ...
- Published on Thursday, July 11 2013 8:15 PM
Written by Neil Sawford
Posted by Mark Ruda
The Branson Titanic Museum
Everyone knows about the fate of the Titanic. Who could ever forget how the movie Titanic made us weep? Who could ever forget the story of the star-crossed lovers Jack and Rose? Some blame it on the captain, some blame it on the iceberg, and some blame it to sheer, bad luck. Now, you can relive the whole Titanic experience in Branson! Go back to the time when the unsinkable was just about to sail on its maiden voyage, and experience the thrills of being inside the Titanic ship.
Have a blast from the past and visit the Titanic Museum in Branson. Refresh your memory about the Titanic and discover more about the ship that you have never known before. The facade of the this museum is just the tip of the iceberg, and stepping inside it gets you into a whole new world that once had been Jack’s and Rose’s.
Exhibits that features the most historic voyage that a ship has ever made graces the hallways of the Titanic museum. Considered to be one of the main attractions in Branson, you don’t see the past but you can also hear the stories of the actual survivors of the sinking of the Titanic. Walk in the hallways of the Titanic and also into the parlors and cabins of the ship. Prepare to see more than 400 private and personal artifacts from the Titanic which are displayed in the hallways. Reminisce about the scene where Jack falls in love with Rose upon seeing her beauty as she goes down the Titanic’s Grand Staircase, the heart of the ship. Experience it yourself how it feels to be in that Grand Staircase by paying a visit to the Titanic museum. You also get to touch a real iceberg in the museum. Also, experience how it is to stand on the sloping decks of the ship.
As a guest in the Titanic museum, you will also receive an actual boarding pass of a Titanic passenger or crew. Don’t forget to drop by the Titanic Memorial Room where names of the 2,208 people who died in the sinking of the ship lines the walls of the room. You can also have the chance to learn how to send an SOS distress signal if ever emergency does happen while you are at sea. The best part of the trip is about hearing the stories of the survivors. Let them share their own experiences with you as you sit on an actual lifeboat.
Surely, there is no other way to honor the fall of the Titanic than by keeping the memories and the stories alive. Visit the Titanic museum in Branson and share the experience of being inside the unsinkable ship.Read More ...
- Published on Wednesday, July 10 2013 8:07 PM
Written by Neil Sawford
Posted by Mark Ruda
Enjoying Branson Missouri Outdoors
Enjoying the outdoors is something that almost everyone considers while on vacation. Going to Branson Missouri is never a mistake because the outdoors in Branson is one of Missouri’s most-prized asset. In Branson, you will never run out of things to do. There are a number of parks to fascinate you and of course, the lakes, beaches, and forests in Branson will give you a relaxing vacation.
Bring out the inner nature lover in you and enjoy Branson Missouri outdoors. Visit the state parks in Branson to commune with the best that nature has to offer. One of the most popular state parks that Branson has for you is the Table Rock State Park. This state park boasts of Table Rock Lake, one of Missouri’s most historic lakes. Table Rock State Park has many recreational activities for you to enjoy. For water enthusiasts, there is a lakeside marina where you can rent kayaks, fishing boats, and many more. Fishing around the Table Rock Lake is a popular pastime of the visitors of Branson as this lake is rich in aquatic species such as bass, trout, and catfish. For those who want to take a swim in Table Rock State Park, there are perfect swimming sites along the shoreline that are near picnic sites. You can also go hiking and biking around the Table Rock Lake trails.
As a nature lover, do not miss out on visiting Dogwood Canyon Nature Park where a lot of activities await you. For those interested in fly fishing and those who are experts at it, Dogwood Canyon offers you the Orvis Fly Fishing School. This program’s goal is for you to develop proper casting skills. After a class with the professionals in fly fishing, you can be just like them, too. Do not forget to avail of an Adventure Pass in Dogwood Canyon so you can enjoy self-guided walking and biking, and Catch-and-Release or Catch-and-Keep trout fishing in the area. A Wildlife Tram Tour is also included in the pass for you to be able to appreciate what nature has to offer. For your private moments, you can reflect in the Wilderness Chapel. This chapel is also open to weddings, meetings, and other special services.
If you are the adventurer who loves to take on any challenge, visit one of the steepest and rockiest of the state parks in Branson - the Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area. Dive into the wilderness of the Ozarks and take one (or all) of the five hiking trails, each with a different level of difficulty and a perfect opportunity for you to see the wildlife that Branson Missouri outdoors have to offer. For more adventure, a horseback riding terrain is also available in Busiek State Forest for those who love and those who are willing to learn the equestrian sport. The overall experience in the outdoors will be yours since the Busiek State Forest also has hunting, fishing, and camping grounds with permits issued by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Maximize your outdoor adventure in Branson Missouri by staying in Thousand Hills Golf Resort. You are sure to be staying close to Branson’s famous attractions and state parks. After a day of adventure with nature, come home to Thousand Hills Golf Resort for the best pampering you can reward yourself.Read More ...
- Published on Tuesday, July 09 2013 8:57 PM
Written by Neil Sawford
Posted by Mark Ruda
Shopping Opportunities For Your Branson Summer Vacation
A summer vacation in Branson would be perfect with the water activities in the lake, or a good game of golf in Thousand Hills Golf Resort. Or maybe the musical shows in Branson would make your vacation perfect. Whatever the reasons may be, you surely should not miss out on the shopping part of your Branson summer vacation. Know where to find the good items and the best bargains to make your shopping in Branson a truly memorable one.
The Shoppes at Branson Meadows is located minutes away from Highway 76 and is a haven for anyone’s interest - from sports aficionados to cooking enthusiasts to quilters. This place houses shops like that caters to all your needs. For those looking for the best buy at the best price, there is Vanity Fair in Branson Meadow to give you huge discount on clothing items. For the guys, unleash the inner handyman in you and visit the Tool Town USA to buy great power tools at an affordable price. For your teenage sons and daughters, there is Touch of Class to give them a memorable event with the fabulous prom gowns and dresses, and the stunning tuxedos. After all the shopping at Branson Meadow, grab a bite of the best cheesecake your teeth will ever sink in at the Garden Cafe Coffee Tearoom. Not only do they serve the best cheesecakes, they also have the best steaks, pecan crusted trout and salads for you.
Your Branson summer vacation is made more exciting by Branson Landing. Branson Landing gives you Belk Department Store, Bass Pro Shop, Chico’s, Ann Taylor Loft, and many more. Not only do this place gives you your best shopping experience - it also lets you have the best dining experience for your summer vacation in Branson. Enjoy shopping and dining, with a live concert to add the icing on the cake.
The Tanger Outlet Center houses the best shops like GAP, Ralph Lauren, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Van Heusen, and many more. Not only do you get to grab some goodies for yourself as the kids have their own fair share, too. Shops like The Children’s Place, Osh Kosh, Gymboree, and the Disney Store Outlet will also let them have fun while you do some serious shopping.
The IMAX Entertainment Complex is one for the movie junkies. This place proves to be a haven for movie lovers since it sells movie posters, limited edition prints, official soundtracks, and many others that you can’t find anywhere else. Take the IMAX experience to your home as IMAX films on video are also available here.
Lastly, head over to the Branson Craft Mall and buy some souvenirs to remind you of your awesome Branson summer vacation. You will find in here all handcrafted goodies - from candles, baskets, pottery, and even musical instruments. Hundreds of these fresh-from-the-hands goodness are made daily. These would make a great souvenir for you and for your family and friends.
Head over to Thousand Hills Golf Resort for your summer vacation in Branson. Not only does it offer you the most practical and functional hotel-like amenities, Thousand Hills also lets you experience all the thrills that Branson can bring, so do not forget to grab the shopping opportunities that knocks on your windows.Read More ...