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A Memorable Summer starts in Branson Outdoors

Start your summer vacation with Branson outdoors that you can enjoy with the whole family for fun-packed outdoor adventures of hiking, horseback riding, swimming, boating, fishing, and scuba diving, and many other outdoor activities. Branson outdoors during summer time usually feature water sports adventures in the lake and water rides in the White Water Park. In the first summer month, you can experience a cool morning and fogs blanketing the hills and shrouding the hills of the Ozark Mountains. When you feel the scorching heat of the sun, you should take advantage of Branson’s lakes, water parks, or lakeside walking trails.

Lakeside Forest LogoAs Branson is beautifully located near the three lakes namely, Table Rock Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, and Lake Taneycomo, it makes the place one of the most popular tourist spots. With the beautiful lakes around Branson, you are sure to enjoy many exciting water sports activities and other outdoor adventures. These Branson outdoors include hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, rock climbing, and many other sports activities. The three pristine lakes that connect Branson cover more than 100,000 acres of surface and thousand miles of shoreline that make the area a wonderful place to enjoy water sports activities.

Lakeside areas in Branson stretch more than 200 miles of beautiful trails which are good to enjoy hiking, biking, or horseback riding. Some of these trails include the Lakeside Wilderness Hiking Trail, a park bordering the undeveloped portion of Lake Taneycomo that can be accessed through Highway 76 Strip. The 1,574-acre Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area is another popular trail to enjoy. Whether you like to spend great outdoor adventures or just want to enjoy viewing the wildlife of the Ozark mountains, Branson outdoor adventures have all it for you and your family to enjoy your summer vacation. Table Rock Lakeshore Trail is another beautiful paved trail that is accessible to wheelchairs, bikes, and skateboards.

Another wonderful place for great outdoor activities is the Dogwood Canyon Nature Park which is located in Branson’s Highway 86. The park is privately owned and covers an area of 10,000 acres. The park features beautiful natural rock bluffs, tree-lined fields, crystal-clear streams, dozens of waterfalls, log cabin lodging, and on-site shopping and dining. You can also enjoy miles of paved trails for hiking and biking, horseback riding, guided jeep and tram tours, and many more activities with paid admission to the park.

If you want to try a truly exciting and thrilling outdoor adventure, take the zipline canopy tour ride at the Wolfe Creek Preserve. This zipline canopy tours feature a thrilling adventures for guests of all ages. As the zipline soars above the trees, you can have a great view of the Wolfe Creek Preserve and feel the refreshing wind snapping your face as you see the beauty of the Ozark Mountains.

If you want to experience a great outdoor adventures of hiking, biking, horseback riding, and leisurely walking in a paved path of a hiking trail, come to Branson this summer season.


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Branson Table Rock Hiking Trails, Hiker's Haven and Paradise

State Park Marina LogoTable Rock Lake State Park Marina is one of the best vacation destinations that offers the most water sports adventures in the Midwest. Table Rock Lake State Park Marina in Branson features water skiing, tubing, waverunners, boating, and more exciting family fun in the lake. State Park Marina also offers scuba diving, parasailing, guided fishing, and fantastic sailing with the 48-foot sailing catamaran “The Spirit of America”.  The boathouse at the marina has everything you need on the water, from snacks to apparel, sunscreen, bait, fuel, tackle and more.

When you spend the whole day on the lake with your family, it brings memorable experience that will last a lifetime. State Park Marina in Branson is home to many boutique stores, full-service dive shop, Danna’s BBQ, and the new Oasis Hawaiian Shave Ice. The staff in State Park Marina is always ready to assist you to enjoy a fantastic summer vacation on beautiful Table Rock Lake that can be a memorable one.

Table Rock State Park has an area of 356 acres and so accessible to Table Rock Lake which is one of the most visited tourist spots in the state of Missouri. The park was created in 1959 and is one of 80 state parks and historic sites under the care of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The park offers hiking trails, camping, boating, picnicking, and a full-service marina for all visitors that come to Branson. The park draw stream of visitors year round from all over the country.

Visitors to the park can stay in the well-guarded and maintained campgrounds, enjoy the shades of the trails or explore State Park Marina. Families can enjoy a leisurely walk in the lakeside or campgrounds for a memorable and nature filled vacation in Table Rock Lake State Park in Branson. Branson features many exciting attractions that include the world-famous live entertainment shows and great outlet mall shopping that can make every visitor experience a wonderful summer vacation in Branson.

Table Rock State Park campground is nice, clean, and so well-maintained. The campground features laundry facilities, three shower houses, and hosts to assist guests to have a comfortable stay. The park has about 162 campsites and two thirds of these can be reserved in advance. The remaining campsites are all available on a first come, first-served basis to campers. For visitors who come only for one day, picnic areas are perfect for family gatherings or a relaxing leisurely stroll around the campsite.

Table Rock State Park also features two trails for visitors who are interested in hiking and biking. One of these beautiful trails is the Chinquapin Trail, has a short distance with shady trail and is perfect for families with young children. The Table Rock Lakeshore Trail has a distance of 2.2 miles long and spans along the lake with a paved path which is perfect for biking enthusiasts.

If you want to experience some of many exciting water sports adventures, great hiking trails, and the marvelous view of nature, visit the Table Rock Lake State Park Marina in Branson.


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All Wet, All Wild at White Water in Branson

During summer time, temperatures rise and any vacation can become miserable if you spend outdoors all day. Not in Branson summer time, your vacation will always be enjoyable and pleasant no matter how hot is the temperature because Branson’s White Water is a perfect getaway for you and your family to beat the summer heat.

SDC's Ride the Ducks LogoWhite Water is part of the attractions of the Silver Dollar City. These attractions also include Ride The Ducks, Showboat Branson Belle, and Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. White Water is filled with two million gallons of water and covers an area of 13 acres. White Water park features ten fun water rides and other attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Cabanas are available for rent for $100 Sunday through Friday and $125 on Saturdays. The park also features four eateries so you can spend the whole day without leaving the park.

White Water park offers three popular rides/attractions namely Aloha River, Kalani Towers, and Coconut Cove. Aloha River is an exciting float ride that brings you to South Pacific themed paradise. This 800 foot long float ride will give you a thrilling ride along the fountains, geysers, and the 30 foot tall tiki water tower. Kalani Towers is the newest attraction in White Water that feature 2 lanes for freefall and 4 lanes for racing against your friends with a speed of 40 mph down the seven and half story thrill ride. Coconut Cove offers younger ones fantastic rides with slides, shooting nozzles and interactive sprays in a shallow pool of water for children’s safety.

This summer time of 2014, White Water park introduces a new thrill water ride, the KaPau Plummet. This water ride features two dueling 240-foot slides, each of this launches riders into a 70-degree plunge. It surpasses any water ride thrills at the White Water park in Branson. Rides in this 240-foot slides will let you feel an exhilarating and breathtaking ride in the encapsulated slide that starts from the 40-foot tower. This heart-pumping thrill ride will bring you a free fall to a splash into the water at a speed of 26 feet per second.  

White Water in Branson is the only outdoor park that offers speed water slides, super-soakers, water-blasters, and a wave pool. This summer season, it is truly exciting to take a wet and wild water adventure and soak into the park’s water-filled playground. The enjoyment of water rides at the park won’t stop you from desiring more fun. Enjoy tropical treats with your whole family at one of the many spots around the park or rent a cabana at the poolside with locker, fan, and television. Plus you can buy unique items you want to take home such as fashion wears, sandals, surf gear, and theme souvenirs from the park’s gift shop.

If you want to indulge your family for a great water adventure this summer season, come to White Water park in Silver Dollar City in Branson where you can enjoy many kinds of thrilling water rides.


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Keeping it Cool in a Branson Condo Jacuzzi Suite this Summer Season

Jacuzzi Suite LogoSummer season is the time where you want to keep cool in a resort like the Thousand Hills Golf Resort and feel a great atmosphere inside the Branson Condo Jacuzzi Suite. Located in the area of the golf course, Branson Condo Jacuzzi Suite offers you a comfortable and luxurious living. This Branson condo features suites that will give you the chance to experience living in a spacious and luxurious accommodation.  Many of the condo units are just within the Branson city limits. The condos are beautifully constructed with ample parking spaces where big trees surround the area that make the place great for relaxation and leisurely walk.

The condos of the Thousand Hills Golf Resort can give you choices of rustic wooded settings or with a view of the beautiful golf course. Many of the Thousand Hills lodging condos can handle big families or large group of guests. Indoor and outdoor pools are some of the resort’s facilities that can be enjoyed by guests of all ages. The resort features exercise facility where guests can work out in any time of day. The Branson Condo Jacuzzi Suite unit of the Thousand Hills Resort has separate bedroom that features Jacuzzi tub, king size bed with triple sheeting and luxury beddings.

The Condo Jacuzzi Suite has oversized master bedroom that features two-person whirlpool tub. The suite has an approximate area of 620 square foot with features of private patio, ceiling fans, and mirrored panels that surround the Jacuzzi tub. It has also separate living area that has mini-kitchen with modern amenities of refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and blender. This Condo Jacuzzi Suite features cable television with HBO, DVD, and free Wi-Fi internet access. The suite also features sofa sleeper for a comfortable sleep of your extra guest.

This Condo Jacuzzi Suite in Branson is a short distance to both indoor and outdoor seven swimming pools of the resort. It is also minutes away from the 76 Music Boulevard. Almost all Branson’s exciting attractions and activities are all within reach from the location of the Thousand Hills Golf Resort condos. Branson’s world-famous live entertainment shows, movie theaters, restaurants, and shopping areas are all within walking distance from all condo accommodations of the resort.

Branson Condo Jacuzzi Suite provides convenient and luxury lodging that is not usually enjoyed in regular hotel room. Condo accommodations unlike hotel rooms are oftentimes chosen by guests with large family or with big group. After you have enjoyed a comfortable stay in the Jacuzzi Suite and the exciting attractions and activities in Branson’s entertainment district, you may like to go shopping or have a fine dinner. To experience great shopping, visit Branson Landing, the newest Branson lakefront development that features many outlet shops and fine restaurants for your shopping needs and fine dining.

If you want to experience a great atmosphere and beat the scorching heat this summer season, come to Branson and stay at one of the Condo Jacuzzi Suites of the Thousand Hills Resort.


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Taste Treats in Table Rock and Ribs


Make your vacation in Branson even more fun by going to the special festivals in the area! There are lots of them, so make sure to set your vacation dates in Branson just in time for the fun festivals. If you are planning for a vacation this May, it would also be a good time for you and your folks to catch some unique festivals that will guarantee you hours of fun. One festival that is happening in Branson this May is the Table Rock and Ribs – Missouri State BBQ Championship.

Table Rock and Ribs is also called the original spring BBQ festival for the lake. This festival is held near Table Rock Lake, one of the most perfect lakes in Branson, hence the name of the festival. This festival is happening this May 16 to 17, 2014. Table Rock and Ribs is a Kansas City sanctioned BBQ event. This year’s Table Rock and Ribs event will the first one ever so expect lots of great things to happen as this event makes its debut to become one of Branson’s prime events for the month of May. This event will also make its debut at the Table Rock Resort at Kimberling Inn.

The main festivities for Table Rock and Ribs will take place on Friday evening, May 16. This night will feature bands and also a VIP Area for some guests. Saturday, May 17, will be a family day. Bring the entire family over to Branson Missouri for the Table Rock and Ribs event. The kids will surely enjoy the activities in the venue. There will also be activities for people of all ages, so expect to have a grand time in this event.

While you are having fun in this event, you will also be helping people. The Rotary Club of Table Rock Lake will make this event as a fundraiser for the benefit of the Stone County DARE Program. Not only will you have fun and make memories with your family, you also get to help in your own little way. Both Fridays and Saturdays proceeds will be used to help the Stone County DARE Program.

If you are looking for a place to stay in Branson, choose Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort. This is one place where you can have comfort and convenience in your stay. Thousand Hills is located near Branson’s entertainment district, and also in the Branson’s TriLakes Area, so it would be much easier for you to go to Table Rock and Ribs festival. Also, Thousand Hills is located far from the city noise to give you the ultimate rest and relaxation after a long day of adventure. Thousand Hills also offers you various choices of lodging – from its Branson log cabins, golf front condos, to its lakefront condos. You are in for one adventure in Thousand Hills and Table Rock and Ribs. Book that trio to Branson now! Call 1-877-262-0430. 

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Celebrate Mother’s Day in Branson


Mother’s Day is a special day for all of us because this is the day when we honor the woman who gave life to us. Saying a simple thank you may not even suffice for all the sacrifices that our mother has made for us, so for all the mother’s special day, treat her to a getaway in Branson. Branson is just the right place for her, and you can make her feel special with all the activities that you can do, too.

For your mother’s day celebration this May 11, let Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort be your partner in making this day truly special for your mom. Thousand Hills has various lodging options you can choose from. If you are going to Branson with the whole family, you can have the large units of the Branson condo or the Branson log cabins. If you are going to take your mom to Branson for a special mother-and-child vacation, there are also 1 bedroom units for you. Start your mornings right in Thousand Hills as you wake up to the wonderful sceneries of the Ozarks. Feel the cool morning breeze in Thousand Hills brought to you by the Ozark Mountains and Table Rock Lake. Treat your mom to Branson restaurants, which can satisfy whatever craving she has.

Branson is not enough to explore in just a day. For Mother’s Day, you can bring your mom to Branson’s museums. One museum that she will surely enjoy is the Branson Titanic Museum. This museum is the exact replica of the Titanic, and your mom will really enjoy the museum’s Grand Staircase, galleries, and even listening to the stories of the survivors of the Titanic. If your mom is a movie buff, try going to the Hollywood Wax Museum in Branson, where she can see the Hollywood legends of the past and the present in their wax replicas.

Every woman loves to shop, so why not treat your mom to a shopping spree right here in Branson? You have come to the right place where you can do a legit shopping spree without the guilt. In Branson’s outlet malls, you can always shop and have some great finds and at the same time, enjoy big bargains too. Branson has outlet malls like the Tanger Outlet Center, Downtown Branson, Branson Landing, and The Shoppes.

Lastly, have your mom witness Branson’s live music shows. These music shows in Branson are family friendly so there are no worries in bringing the kids along. Catch the shows to see the homegrown talents of Branson perform their own brand of music, along with some comedy. Some shows even have magic in them!

Your Mother’s Day in Branson will be filled with memories you will forever remember. There’s never a time that is too early to plan that trip. Book your trip to Branson now.

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Thank You Springtime, Welcome Summertime in Branson

Spring season is a wonderful time in Branson to enjoy the exciting attractions, great outdoor activities, and thrilling water sports adventure. In spring time, it’s so wonderful to feel the refreshing air snaps your face while spending outdoor adventures of hiking, biking, and horseback riding in many great hiking trails in Branson. Spring time is also a great time to enjoy the lush greenery of the wildlife in the Ozark Mountains with the flourishing blooms of flower and plants.


After spending a wonderful vacation in spring time with the family, it’s time to schedule a wholesome fun in the coming of summertime in Branson. Experience the cool mornings, hot summer sun, lakeside activities, water parks, a cool evening breeze, and summer night shows with dinner. Summertime in Branson at the Silver Dollar City features summer events and festivals. Branson offers guests great vacation ideas for fun-packed outdoor activities and exciting water sports adventures around the lakes.


Celebration City Theme Park LogoSilver Dollar City Theme Park offers visitors more summer fun with the new Celebration City Theme Park. This 112-acre park includes 24 rides, multiple layers of entertainments, amusements, restaurants, games, and a spectacular evening Laser Light Show. White Water Park offers water sports fun on hot summer afternoon, and Silver Dollar City Theme Park offers a full-day exciting thrill rides. During summer time, the Theme Park features several festivals and events ideal for families and kids that include the National Kid’s Festival held in May to August.


Swimming, boating, and jet skiing in the lake are exciting fun activities that can be enjoyed during summer time in Branson. Moonshine beach on Table Rock Lake offers public swimming at Corps of Engineers Campground, and at the Pork of Kimberling in Kimberling City. It is also perfect to explore serene inlets with the kayak or paddle boat to see nature at its best. If you prefer a closer look of the lake’s bottom, scuba diving is a thrilling water adventure in a pristine water of the Table Rock Lake.


Do you want to beat the heat and look for alternatives to the scorching sun this summer time? Branson has plenty of indoor activities that can give you a short history lesson. Explore the new American Presidential Museum where you can stand beside the life-size replicas of the Oval Office and the President. Remember to snap your photo taken with the President where it is one-of-a-kind remembrance that you and family will never forget.


If you are a movie fan, the IMAX Entertainment Complex features IMAX movies on Elite Cinema II with popular Hollywood movies, and live performances in the Little Opry Theater. You might also want to enjoy a fabulous entertainment show choices in Branson. These awesome shows include the “#1 Hits of the 60s”, a show reliving a decade that changed our nation with the greatest music of our times and “Celebrate America,” a million-dollar production celebrating the tune of America.

If you and your family is planning a wonderful excursion this summer time, come to Branson and experience a wholesome fun of entertainments and activities.


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Need For Speed? Catch Wheels of Freedom Car Show in Branson


All the car enthusiasts will be glad to visit Branson this month of May. Not only will they enjoy the endless enjoyable activities and attractions that Branson has for all its guests. Branson will also give them what they want – a car show! It is still not too late to book a trip to Branson to experience one of the best car shows that you will ever experience in your life.

Happening this May 16 to 18, 2014 in Branson Missouri is the Wheels for Freedom Car Show. This event will surely be a hit not just for the guys, but for people of all gender and ages as well. Starting May 16, the Wheels for Freedom Car Show will be open to people so they can see awesome car designs and models. Get ready to be amazed with the most badass designs, and the meanest car upgrades that you think would be just in your imaginations. At the end of the event, the car show prizes will be awarded on May 18, 2014 at 11 AM. For those who will be joining the competition, a trophy will be awarded for the best in each bracket. For example a trophy will be awarded for the best military theme. There will also be trophy to be awarded, along with a $100 cash prize, for the Best of Show Food and Drink in the premises of the car show. The Wheels for Freedom Car Show goes on for three days, from 9 AM to 6 PM. This car show will also be held in The Falls Shopping Center.

The Wheels for Freedom Car Show in Branson will surely amaze you, so it is one event that you should not miss. To enjoy the event more, bring along some of your friends who are car enthusiasts, or someone who you think would be interested in cars. After the car show, there are still lots of things to do in Branson. You can enjoy the best of Branson’s restaurants, shopping malls, and live music shows for as much as you can! There are also theme parks like the Xtreme Racing Center to feed your hunger for speed and race cars.

If you are looking for a place to stay in Branson, there is only one place you should trust – Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort. In Thousand Hills, you are definitely in good hands because it is one place where you can have both comfort and convenience. Enjoy the serene atmosphere inside Thousand Hills, so you can have a good rest after a long, tiring day. Thousand Hills also brings you close to Branson’s entertainment district so you can enjoy much of Branson. Book that trip to Branson now, just in time for the Wheels for Freedom Car Show. See you in Branson!

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All Set for Get Stoked 2014


Branson is a place for a myriad of outdoor activities to make your summer vacation even more exciting. To beat the intense summer heat, the water would always be a good friend to the rescue. Branson is also known to have the best waters in America with its TriLakes Area. The TriLakes Area features three pristine lakes, where you can have fun with all the water activities that you can do. These three lakes are Lake Taneycomo, Bull Shoals Lake, and Table Rock Lake. Some of the water activities that you can do in these lakes are fishing, boating, scuba diving, swimming, and a whole lot more. For this summer, a very exciting and thrilling activity comes to Table Rock Lake to make you summer a little more awesome.

The Get Stoked event this year is happening on Moonshine Beach on Table Rock Lake on May 9 to May 11, 2014. This summer event is much more than what it seems. First, there is an outdoor sports expo fashion show by your favorite action and adventure sport brands. Prepare yourself to see some extreme sport demonstrations also. When the darkness sets in, you are in for a grandiose fireworks display. If you are feeling a little hungry, load up on some sizzling BBQ and other delectable cuisines in the nearby restaurants in Moonshine Beach. Moonshine Beach is the largest sand beach of southwest Missouri, that is why it was chosen to be the venue for the first ever Get Stoked event happening this 2014!

Apart from the water activities that you can do in Moonshine Beach, there are also other outdoor activities that you will surely enjoy. You can do picnicking, hunting, hiking, and wildlife viewing in the nearby park in Table Rock Lake. Moonshine Beach in Table Rock Lake is known to have more than 5 million visitors per year. Add to that the perfect summer weather during the beginning of the month of May, it certainly adds up to your perfect summer vacation.

Get Stoked has events like Open Water Swimming at 1 mile and 5k distances in Table Rock Lake. There are also two races to be held throughout the weekend to qualify to the Get Stoked Triathlon (Swim Paddle and Skate). The rules of the race will be enforced by the World Open Water Swim Association (WOWSA).

You can either be a spectator at this heart-pumping event or you can also participate as a triathlete. Whatever you choose to be, a nice rest will be what you need after a long, tiring day at the beach. For the perfect place to stay in Branson, choose Thousand Hills Golf Resort! Choose from various lodging options to perfectly suit you. Book your trip to Branson now, and make Thousand Hills a part of your wonderful summer experience. For reservations and inquiries, just dial 1-877-262-0430. 

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Dancing Under the Stars Cruise for Your Branson Tour


A vacation to Branson may be the best gift that you can give yourself and the whole family. It is not too late right now to plan a vacation for the family. It is also guaranteed that everyone will enjoy the trip since Branson is the ultimate summer vacation destination in the Midwest. Treat the entire family to a one-of-a-kind summer cruise in Branson, and make unforgettable memories together.

One way to appreciate Branson is to take a tour of the whole place. You will be amazed with all its attractions, may it be man-made or natural. Some tourists in Branson op to take a tour by using their own cars. But this might be a little expensive, plus you can’t have the luxury of having a tour guide and also meeting other people. Branson itself gives you the perfect options to tour the place. Not only that, it also gives the most unique tours!

One such tour in Branson is the Dancing Under the Stars Cruise. Get to ravel in the sights in Branson while being in Branson’s perfect lakes. This May 16, 2014 come to Main Street Lake Cruises in Boardwalk, Branson Missouri to experience a unique cruise of Branson. The Dancing Under the Stars Cruise also features DJ Kolmega to provide you with the freshest tunes and beats so you can enjoy the trip even more.

There are also drink specials at the Paddlewheel Hub which goes on from 8 PM to 10 PM. At 10:15 PM to 1:15 AM, there is also the Landing Princess Party Cruise. The boat will dock every hour to let some passengers on and off. To make it more convenient for you, there is also complimentary shuttle service from the Belk parking lot to and from your own vehicle.

Experience the most unique tour in Branson for your vacation. Some of the sights that you will see are the entertainment district of Branson, museums, restaurants, parks and a lot more. You can also have a good view of the Ozarks with this tour.

For your vacation in Branson, stay in Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort. This lodging place offers you fresh options from the usual hotel rooms you have been renting from your other vacations. It has Branson golf front condos, Branson lakefront condos, and Branson log cabins for rent. These lodging places in Thousand Hills are also situated near Branson’s best golf course, Table Rock Lake, or in the woods of the Ozarks. You also get to stay near the entertainment district in Branson when you are in Thousand Hills!

Get ready for an awesome vacation with the whole family. Book your stay in Thousand Hills now by calling 1-877-262-0430.

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