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Shopping in Branson for the Shopaholic


Shopping may not be the first thing that will come to your mind when you talk about Branson. Apart from being called as the Live Entertainment Capital of the World and the ultimate vacation destination in the Midwest, Branson is unknowingly becoming a haven for the shoppers. So the next time you are able to visit Branson, make shopping a must in this place! It is where you can find unique items and gift ideas for you and for your loved ones – truly the best shopping experience in Branson.

Branson Landing is one of the famous malls in Branson. It is located along the waterfront of Lake Taneycomo so you can have a breathtaking view as you stroll from shop to shop. Branson Landing features shops like Bass Pro Shops, Belk Department Store, White House/Black Market, Chico’s, and Ann Taylor Loft. This is also one mall that gives you an exciting entertainment within the mall. The mall has invested in a Water and Fire Show to keep the shoppers entertained throughout their stay in the mall.

Another mall that is definitely worth visiting is Tanger Outlet Center. This is where you can stay updated in the latest fashion trends. It houses shops like GAP, Polo Ralph Lauren, Old Navy, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic, Aeropostale, Levi’s, Eddie Bauer, Rockport, Skechers, Van Heusen, and a lot more. There are also shops for the fashion-savvy kids like Tommy Kids, Osh Kosh, Disney Store Outlet, Gymboree, and many others.

If you are looking for the best deals, the best place to go to is in Downtown Branson. It has various historic shops and retailers that can give you more for your money. This historic shopping district has already become an attraction of its own.

For unique finds, you can have some in Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex. There are specialty stores in this area where you can find movie posters, limited edition prints, soundtracks, and IMAX films on video. There are also collectible items in this place like jewelries, grandfather clocks, souvenirs, and many more.

Handmade crafts can be found in Branson Craft Mall. You can see craftsmen doing candle making, basket weaving, brass engraving, wood turning, pottery, and musical instrument making. There are over 200 booths which features the best and most creative craftsmen across America. You are sure to find something that is uniquely for you only.

Make your visit to Branson even more memorable by having the best lodging place in the city. Choose Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort so you can have comfort and convenience in one. Thousand Hills also offers you various lodging options to meet your needs and wants. You also get to stay near Branson’s shopping malls and entertainment district! It is everything you can ask for! Book your trip to Branson now! For reservations and inquiries, just call 1-877-262-0430.

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Theme Park Madness in Silver Dollar City's Moonlight Madness


Every person longs for an epic adventure in his or her life. If you are, then it is high time that you visit Branson. Branson not only becomes the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, it also becomes the best vacation destination for you and your family. Branson has the best theme parks where you can have endless adventures.

One theme park that everyone will enjoy is Silver Dollar City. It is Branson’s most famous theme park, which features a wide array of rides and attractions for people of all ages. Let the adventure begin the moment you step inside Silver Dollar City. This 1880’s themed amusement park in Branson also serves as a home to the most daring wood coaster in the world, the Outlaw Run. The park also offers you a break from all the excitement that you can get here. It has more than 40 shows which you could watch anytime you want to take a break away from the thrills of the park. Silver Dollar City not only gives your cravings for adventure the most satisfaction, it can also cure your hunger after a long day at the park. This theme park is known to serve the best theme park food in America.

Make sure you visit Silver Dollar City with your family and friends on July 19 to August 3, 2014 to be able to catch the best offering of Silver Dollar City for you. Feel like a kid again as Silver Dollar City’s Moonlight Madness lets you stay late in the park. For sure, you have dreamed of this moment once as a kid. Adventure continues in Silver Dollar City as late as 10 PM. The park opens at 9:30 AM. Get ready for 12 hours of pure fun and excitement in Silver Dollar City. Enjoy the late night rides, special shows, events, and the super great deals offered by Silver Dollar City. Moonlight Madness will indeed bring you fun memories with your family and friends! The special shows available in the park are GAC Echo Hollow form Wednesday to Monday at 7 PM, The Chicken Dance, Electric Slide, and The Cotton Eyed Joe at 9 PM. You can also buy some souvenir items for your loved ones back home, and as a remembrance of your epic time in Silver Dollar City. For an even greater deal, buy two days’ worth of ticket for the price of one. Call 1-800-785-1550 for tickets.

If you are in need of a lodging place in Branson, come to Thousand Hills Golf Resort. It is situated near Silver Dollar City so it will be more convenient for you. Choose from Thousand Hills’ lodging options – whichever suits you. For reservations and inquiries on Thousand Hills, dial 1-877-262-0430. 

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Horseback Riding Experience for a Great Family Bonding

Horseback riding is a wonderful outdoor adventure in Busiek State Forest Park in Branson when we speak of outdoor activity and nature hopping. If you want to experience a fulfilling autumn vacation with a lot of outdoor adventures such as hiking, biking, and horseback riding, Busiek State Forest is the best place to visit. Although this forest park doesn’t have waterfalls or amazing rock formations, it does offer panoramic hilltop views of the Ozarks and several hiking trails and campsites.Horseback Riding at the Busiek Trails Logo

If you are an outdoor enthusiast who prefers hiking or horseback riding as your favorite outdoor activity, grab your backpack and walking shoes and head on to Busiek State Forest. The state forest features several different trails of varying length and level of difficulty. All these trails cover a length of about fourteen miles, some of the trails have shortcuts and loop back on each other, but there’s nothing to worry as all the trails are well marked for easy accessibility and navigation.

The best horseback riding in southwest Missouri can only be experienced here at Busiek State Forest. The terrain of the state forest changes alternately which makes your horseback riding trail an exciting and thrilling experience. One of the most challenging trails to tackle horseback is the Silver Trail. In this trail, you can find large rocks and uphill slopes that require both the horse and the rider physical fitness and stamina. The Red Trail is a bit shorter with flatter lands and not as difficult and challenging as the Silver Trail. These two trails provide horse and rider some obstacles such as rocks, creek crossings, occasional fallen tree, falling rocks, and wildlife encounters.  If you plan longer ride, there are places along the trails that you can get water for your horse or let her grab some grass.  

The Missouri Department of Conservation who now owns the Busiek State Forest provides visitors multiple recreational opportunities. The state forest features Woods Fork Creek stream that runs through the middle of the forest. The park’s trail system provides great fun for hikers, bicyclers, and horseback riders. Deer hunting and fur tapping is allowed at certain times of the year in the forest.  The hills elevation of the state forest is 980 feet to 1,200 feet above sea level, so it is prohibited to use motorized vehicles.

The Busiek State Forest also features another two hiking trail systems. The West Trail System has a length of 8 miles and the East Trail System has a length of 10 miles. Each trail system features three color-coded loop trails and are available for mixed use, which means open to mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. The state forest has nine primitive designated campsites with unsupervised shooting range.  Busiek State Forest is actually close to the Mark Twain National Forest but they are separated by several tracts of land.

If you want to spend a great family bonding this autumn season, visit the Busiek State Forest in Branson and enjoy lots of nature activities such as biking, hiking, and horseback riding.


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Fish be with you in Table Rock Lake this Fall Season

Bass Fishing in Table Rock Lake LogoFishing enthusiasts are delighted to learn that Table Rock Lake is widely recognized as one of the top bass fishing lakes in North America. Fishing in Table Rock Lake is really an exciting adventure where anglers find great abundance of crappie, bass, white bass, catfish, and bluegill in a crystal clear and clean waters of the lake. With the fantastic and fun-packed adventures at Table Rock Lake, visitors and local residents alike are excited to experience the wonderful water sports adventures along the lake. The beautiful bluffs, natural shoreline, wildlife, and wooded hills are some of the picturesque views that are well preserved by the environmentalists and conservationists in the area.

Table Rock Lake covers an area of 52,300 acres and has a shoreline of about 750 miles. The lake is also acclaimed as the most popular bass fishing lake in the Midwest and has teems of large bluegill, crappie, and bass. Catfish of all sizes are also abundant at the bottom of the lake. If you want to go boating, fishing, or swimming around the lake you can avail an experienced guide at the area resorts to make your water sports adventure fall of fun. If you are a fishing enthusiast, you can have the chance to join the local and regional fishing tournaments that are held regularly in Table Rock Lake.

At Table Rock Lake, you can find more than a dozen restaurants that serve boaters and excursionists alike. Courtesy docks are provided by many restaurants in the area resorts. In the coves of Table Rock Lake, there are several eateries that serve delicious treats which are abundant in every corner of the lake. The lake also features full-service marinas and area resorts where you can grab delicious foods and other supplies while you are refueling the boat. At Kimberling City and Table Rock Dam, you can find upscale restaurants that offer delectable foods.

There are also several fine restaurants at Table Rock Lake that offer delicious cuisines from casual to slightly upscale choices. Many of these dine-in restaurants on the lake feature evening entertainment on weekends. While you are in Table Rock Lake, you can have the chance to board the Showboat Branson Belle (a beautiful paddle wheeler boat). When you get onboard this fantastic showboat, you can enjoy a wonderful cruise on the lake that features live entertainment while you are being served with delicious dinner.

Table Rock Lake features lots of attractions and interesting places. These places include over 100 resorts that make visitors enjoy a wonderful vacation. At the Branson side of the lake, you will find several exciting attractions and live entertainment shows where you will have the opportunity to enjoy world famous performers in several theaters in this entertainment district.

If you want to experience a wonderful autumn vacation in Table Rock Lake that features many exciting water sports adventures, come to Branson and stay at one of the best accommodations of Thousand Hills Golf Resort.


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Fun Under the Moonlight at Branson's Night Water


What could be more fun in Branson than its recreation parks? It is your source of the best adventures that you could have in this place. Branson is not only known as the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, it is also known to many as the ultimate summer destination. Branson is home to many theme parks, some are unique ones so you are guaranteed of a one-of-a-kind adventure while in Branson. For this summer, the best place to drown out the heat is to visit White Water in Branson.

White Water is a water theme park in Branson, sprawled over 13 acres of rides and slides. This theme park is open every day, starting at 10 AM. White Water has a lot of exciting rides for you to enjoy. Have fun while staying refreshed in this park when you try out the rides. Float on in White Water’s Aloha River, take a rapids ride at Ohana Falls, and dare to have the drop of your life in the Kalani Towers! What better way for you to enjoy these rides than to do it after the sun has set? Yes, White Water introduces Night Water, where the theme park stays open up until 10 PM! It is the best way to enjoy your favorite water rides in the dark! Imagine having a drop from 75 feet above the ground into the waters at night! You can also take racing up a notch by doing it in the Kalani Towers’ 6-lane freefall and racing thrill slides. The Night Water activities start at 5 PM and ends until 10 PM. In Night Water, you don’t get to enjoy the rides only because the theme park’s food booths and souvenir shops also stay open.

For you to enjoy White Water even more, it also added a new ride for you. Try the KaPau Plummet, which will open this spring. The KaPau Plummet features two dueling 240 feet slides, with each of the slide launching its riders from a drop floor to a 70-degree plunge. This might just be the most thrilling ride in White Water so far! You can also enjoy this new ride in Night Water!

Night Water runs from July to August, on select Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. White Water also offers you a deal where you can purchase a ticket for two days for the price of one! Now that is the ultimate deal for adventure lovers like you. For tickets, call 1-800-785-1550.

For your lodging needs in Branson, choose Thousand Hills Golf Resort so you can stay close to White Water. Have that well-deserved rest after a long day at White Water in Thousand Hills. For more inquiries and reservations, just call 1-877-262-0430.

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More Fun in Branson's IMAX Entertainment Complex


Branson Missouri is known to many to be the Live Entertainment Capital of the World. It has also gotten much popularity for its world-class recreation parks and nature parks. But people who have gone to Branson already can attest to the great shopping experience in the area. Branson shopping has never been this awesome!

One of Branson’s most famous malls is the IMAX Entertainment Complex. This mall is a heaven for the movie fanatics, and those who love to collect limited edition stuff related to their favorite movies. The IMAX Entertainment Complex has a giant IMAX screen, which is six stories high and is 83 feet wide. This gigantic theater can hold 22,000 watts of surround sound to further intensify your movie viewing experience. This is the ultimate movie experience for you as to watch films that will let you learn more about Branson and the Ozarks.

The IMAX Entertainment Complex also has the Elite Cinema III. Considered as one of the best theaters in Branson, the Elite Cinema III lets you watch all the latest films that people are raving about. Even while you are on a vacation in Branson, yes, you can still catch up on the latest movies. The Elite Cinema III has a stadium style seating with oversized seats and a Tempur-Pedic foam seat pad for the most comfortable and amazing viewing experience.

These theaters are not only the main goods in the IMAX Entertainment Complex. It also houses the Little Opry Theater to give its visitors some live shows all throughout the year. This theater features homegrown talents in Branson like the Petersen Bluegrass Band. The shows being held in the Little Opry Theater are Johnny Cash Songbook, A Tribute to John Denver, Hank Williams Revisited, Smoke on the Mountain, Sanders Family Christmas, A Tribute to Marty Robbins, and Patsy Cline Remembered.

The IMAX Complex also has shops for you to some shopping while in the area. It is the place where you can find unique movie memorabilia, limited edition movie posters, prints, and soundtracks. You can also have the best dining experience while in IMAX Entertainment Complex. It has some of Branson’s best restaurants. You can try McFarlain’s Family Restaurant for their sumptuous burgers, chicken sandwiches, meatloaf, chicken pot pie, and their other bestsellers. There is also Florentina’s Ristorante Italiano and Montana Mike’s Steakhouse for more options.

Truly, everything you need is here in Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex. And what would be more convenient for you than to choose a lodging place that is near the IMAX Complex? Choose Thousand Hills Golf Resort for the most comfortable and convenient stay in Branson. No hassle, no frills. Just pure fun in Branson! For more inquiries and reservations, call 1-877-262-0430. 

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Get a Branson Log Cabin for your Summer Vacation


Summer is officially here and it is time to look for the ultimate summer getaway. For the perfect vacation this summer, head on to the prime vacation destination in the Midwest – Branson Missouri. Branson is most known for its spectacular live music shows and world-class theme parks. It is one place that has overflowing activities and attractions for you to enjoy this summer.

During your visit to Branson, make sure that you get to watch a couple of Branson’s famous live music shows, concerts, and theater plays. You can also get a chance to see your favorite artists perform in Branson! Just stay updated with the show schedules in Branson theaters. You should also try visiting Silver Dollar City, which is Branson’s most famous amusement park. Branson also has its very own water park called White Water, where you can beat the intense heat of the summer and have some fun with your family and friends.

Your choice of your lodging place in Branson will have a great impact on your Branson experience. Choose only the best in Branson lodging simply because you deserve it. The simple but elegant Branson cabins are one of the most popular lodging choices in Branson Missouri. The best Branson cabins can be found in Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort. These Cabins at Grand Mountains are located in a rustic and very romantic setting. Staying in the Cabins lets you be surrounded with the gifts of nature. These cabins will surely give the family or the couple some privacy. You will also get a breathtaking scenery in the cabin, and top-of-the-line furnishings in your Branson log cabin.

Another thing that makes these Branson log cabins in Thousand Hills the best choice for you is the convenience it offers you. Located just a few minutes away from the entertainment district of Branson, Thousand Hills’ cabins also makes sure that you are away from the city noise so you can have a nice, long rest. These cabins also offer you comfort. Made of Colorado cut spruce logs, these cabins have the right mix of a rustic ambiance and modern architecture. The best amenities also await you when you rent a Branson log cabin. It has fully furnished bedrooms and bathrooms with king-sized beds and Jacuzzi tubs. There is also a fully-equipped kitchen so you can cook your own meal if you want to. Entertainment is not a thing to worry about because the cabins have televisions in all rooms, a DVD player, free wireless internet, and access to the swimming pool. You can also have some quality time alone in the cabin’s private deck.

Plan your summer trip to Branson now and make Thousand Hills your first choice in lodging. This might just be your best summer ever. For more inquiries and for reservations, just call 1-877-262-0430. 

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Give Your Family a Wholesome Entertainment at the God and Country Theaters

Branson is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Midwest where many theaters feature different kinds of entertaining shows from gospel, country to classical music. One of the theaters that offer gospel and other entertaining shows is the God and Country Theater located on Highway 76 in Branson.  This theater features different kinds of entertaining and wholesome shows daily. The famous Grand ‘Ol Opry and The Porter Wagner Show offer free Sunday service at Cowboy Church and at the God and Country Theater.Creedence Clearwater Revival Logo

Branson features numerous free Worship Services during Sunday. Listen to many great entertainers singing at an open service every Sunday. The Old Time Country Gospel Hour with Glen and Sue Phillips offers a free show that will entertain everyone on Sundays between 11 and 12 noon at the Imax Little Opry Theater. Another free show at the Imax Little Opry Theater in Branson is The “Good News Gospel” with Leroy New and Friends that starts at 9 am every Sunday.

God and Country Theater in Branson features many different kinds of entertaining shows daily. Some of these shows include “The 8 O’clock Rock Show” that performs songs from the past. See them every Tuesday and Saturday at 8pm as they perform the songs of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roling Stones, Eagles, Animals, Dave Clark Five, and many more. The “3 Men and a Lady” also perform in this theater every Friday at 5 pm. Their wonderful performance may titillate everyone as they sing love songs of Phil Collins, Journey, Hewey Lewis, Hall & Oats, and many more.

“Bee Gees and Beyond” show at the same theater will bring you the best music over three decades of great tunes by the dynamic, prolific, and world famous singing group that was the Bee Gees. The show will relive the musical journey of this incredible trio through electrifying tunes and high energy dance. Their early hits in the late 60s will inspire everyone up to their rise to stardom during the disco era to their continued success in the 80s and 90s. This incredible show is performed every Friday and Saturday at 8 pm.

Another entertaining show in the theater is the modern re-interpretation of ABBA classics, “Thank You For The Music”. Watch the group as they perform ABBA’s greatest hits such as Dancing Queen, Mama Mia, Waterloo, Chiquitita, Fernando, The Winners Takes It All, S.O.S.  and many more. The show is performed every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2 pm.

The “All American Gospel” will be also held every Friday at 10:00 am in the same theater. The show will bring you back to your religious roots as the members of the group perform great classic gospel hits from the past. “God and Country’s Cowboy Church” is also featured in the theater every Sunday at 10:30 am for about 60 minutes of old country gospel music.

If you want to experience with your family a wholesome entertainment of gospel, country, and classical music, visit the God and Country Theater in Branson.


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2 Bedrooms 2 Bathroom Branson Table Rock Lake Condo, a Perfect Getaway for your Fall Vacation

2 Bedroom Condo LogoIf you want to experience a wonderful vacation this fall, stay at Thousand Hills Golf Resort in the 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Branson Table Rock Lake Condo. World renowned attractions in Branson such as the world famous live entertainment shows, theaters, and many more make the place one of the top vacation destinations in America. With only a few minutes drive from downtown Branson, the 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom condos at Thousand Hills Golf Resort offer guests a relaxing stay beside the beautiful Table Rock Lake. The excellent service and modern amenities of the resort including indoor facilities such as swimming pools, fitness center, and the beautiful golf course help make your vacation the best in the Ozarks.

These 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms condos in Branson offer visitors spectacular views of the beautiful natural scenery and the pristine waters of Table Rock Lake. While you are in the lake area, you have the opportunity to enjoy many outdoor activities around the lake such as boating, swimming, fishing, or a leisurely stroll on the lakeside. A few meters from your condo, you can find a resort dock where you can enjoy one of your favorite water activities the whole day. If you do not have the adrenaline, you can simply relax inside the comfort of your condo and enjoy sitting at the patio viewing the fantastic Ozark hillsides.

Each of the Table Rock Lake rental condo at Thousand Hills Golf Resort is beautifully designed with colorful decors and top quality amenities to make your stay comfortable in a cozy accommodation. All of the 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Branson Table Rock Lake condos feature a spacious living room with modern furnishings to provide you comfort and convenience. Your stay in the condo will let you enjoy viewing cable television, a DVD player, and an unlimited surfing on the web with its free wireless internet connection.

Thousand Hills Golf Resort is committed to all guests to provide full service satisfaction and excellent hospitality that can only be experienced in Table Rock Lake condos. The master bedroom of each 2 Bedroom condo features a whirlpool tub and a private bath. Each bedroom of the condo features luxurious beddings and pillow top mattresses that will help you sleep soundly every night. Each condo unit of the Thousand Hills offers fully equipped kitchen with features of all major appliances such as microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, including kitchen utensils, pots and dishes, and other kitchen wares. All condo units also feature washer and dryer that give convenience to guests if they decide to stay longer.

This Two Bedroom Table Rock Lake Rental Condos of Thousand Hills Golf Resort in Branson offer a first-class value of accommodation with convenience, luxury, and an amazing variety of outdoor activities around the lake. If you plan a great vacation with your family this fall season, stay at the 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathroom Branson Table Rock Lake Condo at the Thousand Hills Golf Resort.


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What To Look For in a Second Home


What would be a better reward for yourself for all your hardwork than having a new home? This article reminds you of the essential things that you should consider before buying a new home. Some people miss out on some things, and tend to regret their decision afterwards. For you to avoid that, this article might be helpful to you.

First of all, you should look for the perfect location for your new home. You would want some place that is peaceful, somewhere where you can have a serene environment. Not only this, you should also find a place that is close to shopping malls, groceries, restaurants, and other recreational places. This right kind of mix might seem impossible, but Branson guarantees you that they can give you this. The real estate properties in Branson give you exactly what you want – close to the city, but far away from the city noise.

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the average investor who purchased a vacation home in the past years was 46 years old. This age may be the peak earning years of an individual, and this is just the right time to be preparing for retirement which will be 10 years in the future. These times are also best to take advantage of the housing market. It should also be noted that a second home does not necessarily mean a retirement home. When deciding for an investment in the real estate sector, always consider the full range and the possibilities of your future income in mind.

Another thing that you should consider in deciding to have a second home is how you plan to use the property. You can decide to use your second home as a vacation home, or you could also choose to use it as a vacation getaway with provisions for rental income. For the latter, there are several other considerations such as tax status. For the best decision, you can consult a real estate professional in the Branson Real Estate team.

Choosing Branson makes you lucky enough to have several options for your second home. Having a condo for a second home makes it more convenient for you. If you prefer to start from scratch so you can capture your dream vacation home, you can also do so by considering vacant residential lots in Branson. Once you have your dream vacation home, the final step is to know what to do with it. Make the right choice and make your dream work for you! Trust Branson real estate for the best deals for your dream home! 

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