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Greet Summer with a Trip to Branson’s White Water

 

The hot months are coming to Branson, and what better way to beat the heat than by having fun in the waters? Branson Missouri is the perfect summer destination for you. With all the water activities you can do in Branson, plus the live music shows, theme parks, shopping malls, the fun never ends. Get ready for the best summer of your life here in Branson Missouri.

Branson’s famous theme park, White Water, is a famous tourist destination during the summer. If the summer brings hot-headed people, worry no more because White Water is here to cure those summer woes. You can still have a grand time outdoors under the blazing sun with the fun adventure that White Water brings you. White Water is a part of Silver Dollar City, one of Branson’s prime amusement park. The entire water park is filled with more than 2 million gallons of water, all over this 13 acre land. There are also cabanas for rent, and there are four eateries for you to choose from so you would not have to go out of the park to cure your hunger.

White Water is a park for people of all ages. The park’s most popular rides are Aloha River, Kalani Towers, and the Coconut Cove. The Aloha River will take you to a South Pacific paradise where you ride past fountains, geysers, and you can also experience the 30 foot tall tiki tower as the highlight of this 800-foot long family ride. The Kalani Towers features 2 lanes for freefall body surfing and 4 lanes for water racing. This ride is so thrilling that you get to travel up to 40 mph through this 7.5-storey ride. The Coconut Cove is a popular attraction for the kids in White Water also because of the interactive sprays and shooting nozzles in a narrow pool. Child safety comes first in Coconut Cove, while also making sure that the kids have fun.

White Water is more than just a water park. You can also visit the Big Island Marketplace near the Aloha River. This is the place where you can buy snacks such as fruit cups, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, pretzels, and nachos. Another place for your food trip in White Water is High Tide Hannah’s Island Café, where you can get chicken strips, cheeseburgers, salads, wraps, and a lot more. Surf’s Up Snacks is another place where you can re-energize after a tiring day in the park. For desserts, drop by Island Delights for treats such as soft serve cones, root beer floats and many others.

White Water is located off Highway 76, and is open from May to August. For tickets to Branson’s White Water, just call 1-855-350-8300. Stay in Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort while you are in Branson so you are just minutes away from White Water. Thousand Hills offers you several lodging options that fit on your budget. Book your stay in Thousand Hills now by dialing 1-877-262-0430.

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Great Fall Activities in Branson

Table Rock Dam in the FallFall is a beautiful time of year in the Ozarks. The forested hills and ridge tops turn vibrant shades of orange, red, yellow and brown as the oak, hickory and sassafras trees prepare to lose their leaves, a cool twinge can be felt in the air, and the autumn breeze is full of cool weather smells! During this awesome time of year, there is no better place to be than in Branson, Missouri, to enjoy fall to the fullest. Read on for some great Branson fall activities to partake in around town!

Take a Cruise: To really take in the beauty of the Branson/Tri-Lakes area in the fall, book a cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle! This one of a kind lake cruise will give you a chance to truly appreciate the fall color of the Ozarks on the shores of Table Rock Lake. The Showboat Branson Belle has it all – dinner and a show on one of Branson’s most famous boats! This beautiful replicated steamboat was first launched in 1994 by way of two tons of bananas – the bananas were used as a lubricant to slide the huge 278 foot long boat from the lakeside shipyard into the water. It was a nine second slide and went off without a hitch, thanks to the bananas! Today, the Branson Belle carries her passengers around the lake on a two hour cruise that comes complete with a delicious three course meal and live entertainment! What a great way to enjoy the season!

Go Shopping: With the coming of fall comes the need for a wardrobe update to keep up with the cooler temperatures. Not to worry – you can find all the leggings, sweaters, jackets, skirts, sock hats and boots your heart desires at the Tanger Outlet Mall! Chico’s, Coach Men’s, The LOFT, Areopostale, American Eagle, Izod, Lane Bryant and more are all there to assist you with your autumn shopping. Be sure to check out the Yankee Candle store to find your favorite fall scent, and of course, visit The Fudgery for a tasty year round treat – fresh, homemade fudge!

Stay in a Cabin: What better Branson fall activity could there be than staying in a cabin? You can get close to nature without roughing it and get some amazing quality time with your family when you stay in a Thousand Hills Cabin at Grand Mountain! The Cabins at Grand Mountain can sleep anywhere from 2 to 16 people, making them perfect for a fall weekend getaway with your sweetheart, or an autumn family reunion. All the cabins are located just minutes from the heart of Branson, and feature fireplaces, jetted tubs, Wi-Fi and fully equipped kitchens – so you can have a great fall experience in the woods with all the luxuries of home!

These are just a few of the great Branson fall activities that you can enjoy. Hiking, area festivals, autumn fishing – the sky is the limit!

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Shopping Made Fun in Branson Missouri

 

 

While most people know Branson to be the Live Music Show Capital of the World, there are still a lot more about Branson waiting to be discovered by you. For one, shopping in Branson Missouri is already an adventure in itself, too. Branson has lots of malls and shopping places where you can have a unique experience everytime.

The Branson Landing is a famous shopping spot in the area because of the sight and shops you can get here. Branson Landing treats its shoppers to a water and fire show, and free concerts, too. This mall is located along the waterfront of Lake Taneycomo, so you can hop from one shop to another while enjoying e view and the ambiance. The shops you can find here are Bass Pro Shops, Belk Department Store, White House/Black Market, Chico’s, Ann Taylor Loft, among others.

One of the popular destinations here in Branson for the shoppers is Tanger Outlet Center. Being on a vacation should not stop you from updating your wardrobe and keeping you to date with the latest trends in fashion. Tanger Outlet Center lets you do just that. There are more than 65 brand name outlets to be found here, like New York & Company Outlet, Torrid, Polo Ralph Lauren, GAP, Old Navy, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic, Aeropostale, Levi’s, Eddie Bauer, Izod, Van Heusen, Skechers, and a lot more. There are also shops for the fashion-savvy kids, like Tommy Kids, The Children’s Place, Osh Kosh, Disney Store Outlet, Carter’s, and many others.

Another place to visit is Downtown Branson. People say that downtown is the soul of every small town, and Downtown Branson just lives up to this. Downtown Branson comes alive to give the shoppers what they want and need. There are many historic shops and retailers in this place that gives off a small town vibe. Most of the visitors of Downtown Branson are shoppers who are looking for great deals and unique items.

For the craft lovers, Branson has the malls for you, too. Visit the Branson Craft Mall to get unique items to give as gifts or to keep as souvenirs. Here you can find candlemakers, basket weavers, and a lot more. You can also score on a really antique musical instrument, a grandfather clock, and who knows what else you can find interesting in this place. Explore this place where the best craftsmen from all over America gather.

There are many other shopping places in Branson for you to explore. Book your trip to Branson now for a wonderful shopping experience. And while you are in Branson, stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort. It is just s few minutes’ drive from the outlet malls of Branson so you can be in the comforts of your home after a long day of shopping. Inquire now about the lodging choices in Thousand Hills by calling 1-877-262-0430. 

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A Fun Time at the Table Rock State Park Marina

 

 

Aside from having the best live music shows all over the world, Branson Missouri is also known for the gifts of nature. Those who want to have adventure can have a grand time in the great Branson outdoors. The TriLakes Area in Branson is famous for the beautiful lakes, and the many water activities that people can enjoy. Take your family and friends with you as you go to Branson.

One place that you should visit is the Table Rock State Park Marina. At Table Rock, you can have a breathtaking sight and the best backdrop for a chill and relaxed morning or afternoon by the lake. Table Rock Lake Dam was built on the White River in 1958. Since then, it has provided the fishermen with tournament-worthy bass at any time of the year. Table Rock lake has a surface area of 52,300 acres, and it has 857 miles of shoreline. This boundary owned by Table Rock Lake right now is maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineer. The lake also provides power for the city of Branson.

Table Rock Lake is a man-made, warm water lake where several species can be found. Species such as the white bass, large mouth bass, small mouth bass, channel cat, black and white crappie, blue gill, and a lot more will provide the fishing enthusiasts with much enjoyment. This lake has also been a host to several Bass Master Tournaments all throughout the year, and it is also known to be one of the best bass lakes in America. There is also a Bass Pro Shop headquarters located less than an hour from the lake, so you won’t have to go far for your fishing needs. Table Rock is not only famous for bass fishing, but also for trout fishing. In fact, it is home for the state record brown trout.

Table Rock State Park Marina is perfect for a fishing spot, which means more father and son bonding moments. Fishing is not the only thing that will keep you busy while in the Table Rock State Park Marina. You can also water ski, swim, cruise, or just have a picnic at the shore of the lake. Hiking and biking around the lake have become famous activities for the guests, too.

 

Your Branson vacation is better capped off with the perfect lodging place. You can enjoy a comfortable stay at Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort. Several lodging options like Branson log cabins and Branson condos can be yours for your vacation. Thousand Hills is also located close to the Ozarks and Branson’s entertainment district, making it more convenient for you. As you plan your trip to Branson, don’t forget to book your trip at Thousand Hills. Call 1-877-262-0430 for more inquiries. 

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A Fun Family Day in Branson’s Track Family Fun Parks

 

A family day in Branson would normally involve seeing a live music show or a theater play. After all, Branson is named as the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, so it would be just fitting to see a music show. When you are in Branson already, you will find out that there is much more than the entertainment that Highway 76 in Branson can bring. For your Branson family day, go to the theme parks in Branson like The Track Family Fun Parks.

The Track Family Fun Parks is a place for people of all ages. For those who want to have a speedy adventure, the Tracks Family Fun Park is the place to be. The park features three high-rise go-karts, each of them bringing you a unique experience. The Wild Woody (Track 3) and The Lumberjack (Track 5) are both wooden tracks, and riding these will make you feel like you are in a wooden roller coaster. The Heavy Metal Rise (Track 4) is a 4-storey high steel and concrete track. Go rock and roll with this track, and you also get to have a photo op at the stage. Aside from these tracks, you can also take on the classic go-karts, which are suitable for people of all ages. Other activities in the Tracks Family Fun Park are the high-speed sprint track, laser tag, bumper boats/cars, kids’ rides, the 100-foot tall skycoaster, and mini golf, and arcades.

Visit the Tracks Family Fun Park this year to try on the newest attraction in the park – the Route 76 Glow Golf. Track 5 just got even better with this attraction featuring blacklights and laser lights. It is a custom-designed 9-hole black light mini golf course featuring many of the mainstay sights in Branson. A new attraction for the guests is the Laser Maze Challenge whee they can navigate their way through laser webs, being careful enough not to touch them. Make your way past as many lasers as possible before the time runs out. The Laser Tag arena in the Tracks Family Fun Park is also made better with the major improvements to make it even more enjoyable. Track 5 also has the Fences with Battling Cages where there are four stations to throw 4 different speeds for both baseball and softball. Aside from these activities, your visit to the Tracks can also be a food trip with the sweet treats and snacks being sold in the area. Experience all these in all the Tracks locations without paying a single cent for gate admission charge. This means that the parents are free to watch over their kids enjoying the moment.

Plan your Branson trip now with e whole family. For more information regarding ticket prices, visit http://www.bransontracks.com. Recharge after a whole day of adventure at Tracks by staying some place close to it. Stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort where you can choose from several lodging options. Reserve your cabin or condo now by calling 1-877-262-0430. 

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Join the 2nd Annual Wheels For Freedom Car Show

 

The month of May always promises lots of activities, attractions, and new events for the tourists in Branson to enjoy. Aside from the live music shows in the area, you will realize that there is so much more that Branson has to offer. The upcoming events this May caters to people of all ages, so bring along the whole family in your trip to Branson for a fun family adventure.

Heads up to all the car lovers out there! Whether you are a car aficionado or not, you will surely enjoy the 2nd Annual Wheels for Freedom Car Show. This event will be held on the 17th of May and is hosted by the Branson Veterans Task Force. This car show salutes the Armed Forces Day and the modern day military personnel. There will be a pre-registration on May 16, and a meet and greet at 3 PM on the same day. The main program of the Wheels For Freedom Car Show happens on May 17. On May 18 is the awards day for the car show prizes, raffle winners, vendor sales, and lots of other prizes at stake for everyone. The awarding starts at 11 AM and some of the awards are Top Twenty, Best Military Theme, People’s Choice, and Mayor’s Choice.

Aside from these festivities, you can also attend the POW/MIA candlelight service on Friday night at 7 PM, and there will also be live music with dancing on Saturday night, 7 PM. The fee is only $5 per couple. A major ground rule for the festivities is no alcohol allowed on the premises. This is to ensure that everyone gets to have fun safely, and that the show would end with no mishaps or untoward incidents happening.

Come to the 2nd Annual Wheels For Freedom Car Show to learn more about a piece of Branson’s history and also to witness the different displays of vintage and modern cars. You get to have fun in this event, and you also get to have a chance to take home amazing prizes. Be in Branson this May to witness this unique event.

When you are in Branson, why not make the most out of it and experience the world-class entertainment that it can offer you? Catch live music shows and theater plays in Highway 76, shop at the famous outlet malls in Branson, go to world-class theme parks with the family, and a whole lot more. To make your stay in Branson even more convenient, book your stay at Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort to avail of various lodging choices, and to be close to Branson’s entertainment district. Reserve your units in Thousand Hills now to have that complete Branson experience.

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The Inspiration Tower – One of Branson’s Tourist Attractions 

 

Branson is considered as a home to a lot of tourist attractions, which is the main reason why people keep on coming back to this gem in the Midwest. People choose to come to Branson no matter what time of the year it is because you will never run out of things to do here. You can have a grand time anytime because of the endless activities and attractions that choose no  season or month to give you a world-class experience.

One of the most visited tourist attractions in Branson is Shepherd of the Hills. People come here to visit many attractions, and one of these is the Inspiration Tower. The Inspiration Tower is the second highest point in Missouri, so once you are up here, you can have a 360 degree view of the entire city of Branson. On a clear day, you can even see all the way across the state line into Arkansas. In any location in Branson, you can also sight the Inspiration Tower. This 230-foot tower is certainly a must-visit attraction in Branson.

With the aim of commemorating the 100th anniversary of Harold Bell Wright’s first visit to the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead, the Inspiration Tower was built in 1989. Wright is the author of the book Shepherd of the Hills, and the spot where the Inspiration Tower stands right now is his very first campsite on the homestead. Wright has found the scenery in that same spot to be inspiring, thus the Tower was named as such, hoping to also inspire the guests of the tower.

The construction of the Inspiration Tower in the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead was a huge project. The total cost for the construction was roughly $1.5 million. The tower weighs 3 million pounds, with more than 92,000 pounds of structural steel. The glass installed in the tower was also enough to cover a third of a football field. The tower is sturdy enough to withstand even the strongest gusts of wind, too.

Once you are in Shepherd of the Hills, you can take a ride in one of the glass elevators that will bring you to the observation deck. And mind you, the ride is a thrilling experience on its own already! The Inspiration Tower is open to visitors all year round, from 9 AM to 5 PM. After your time at the observation deck, you can always enjoy a good snack from the snack shop at the bottom. There is also a specialty gift shop where you can buy tower themed souvenirs and other Shepherd of the Hills items.

Make your Branson vacation more memorable by staying in Thousand Hills Golf Resort. You can have the best lodging options, and you also get to stay near Branson’s entertainment district. Book your stay in Thousand Hills now by calling 1-877-262-0430. 

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The Jim Stafford Experience

 

One thing that people know about Branson is the live music show. No wonder it is called the Live Music Capital of the World. There are many shows in Branson for you to watch, especially in Highway 76, or more popularly known as The Strip. With the wide variety of shows in the area, it may be hard to choose one. But one thing for sure is that you will never go wrong with watching a show at the Jim Stafford Theater.

The man behind this theater hailed from simple beginnings. Jim Stafford was born into a musical family, and he grew up playing guitar with his father on their front porch in Florida. At the age of 14, he began playing for his first band – The Legends. Jim also did gigs in clubs and weddings. After he graduated high school, he moved to Nashville and became e backup singer for Jumpin’ Bill Carlisle. He then recorded a song called Swamp Witch, and landed a deal with MGM records. This song that Jim composed became a Top 40 hit. His next single, Spiders & Snakes, quickly catapulted to gold. And as they say, the rest is history.

The fame that Jim Stafford still hasn’t lost its luster. He is considered to be a one person band. He can play the guitar and drums at the same time! He even added another guitar to his personal band, so you can see him play three guitars at the same time. Aside from Jim Stafford’s musical prowess, the show will be made even better by his equally talented children, Sheaffer and GG. This show is all about music, fun, and family. Bring the whole family with you in Jim Stafford Theater to have that unique Branson experience.

The Jim Stafford Show begins in January up to December. If you have seen the Jim Stafford show before, it is definitely worth watching again because of the improvements made in the theater. New projectors are up to provide the audience a more life-like 3D experience. You can now appreciate the 3D illusions in the show better with these improvements.

For your stay in Branson, choose Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort to have convenience and comfort in your stay. Thousand Hills offers you several lodging options. You can choose to stay in Thousand Hills’ comfy Branson cabins and condos. These lodging choices all have great amenities and are situated in the peaceful Ozark area to keep you away from the city noise. Thousand Hills is also located in the heart of Branson, just two blocks away from Highway 76, Branson’s entertainment district. Reserve your unit in Thousand Hills now to ensure yourself of that awesome Branson vacation. Call 1-877-262-0430 now. 

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Staying Well In Branson

Chances are, you probably don’t think about going to the hospital or visiting your doctor for more than an annual wellness exam – most people don’t. But accidents happen – you could trip and fall and fracture an ankle. Your son or daughter could wreck their bicycle and break an arm. Your spouse could come down with a high fever. At times like these, you want the peace of mind of knowing that there is someone nearby who can assist you. If you are fortunate enough to live in Branson, Missouri, you have nothing to fear – the doctors and nurses at the Branson hospitals and health clinics are standing by to help.

Cox Regional Medical Center BransonSkaggs/Cox Regional Medical Center: The Cox Regional Medical Center, located in the heart of the Branson community, is the area’s most state of the art hospital – and it has a long history as well! Originally named Skaggs Regional Medical Center, the hospital was founded in 1950 by local couple MB and Estella Skaggs. The then 25 bed hospital expanded over the years and now has 165 hospital beds and a new name; in January 2012, Skaggs began seeking assurance that Branson would continue to receive quality medical treatment through a healthcare partnership. That partner was the CoxHealth Network. In January of 2013, Skaggs began doing business under Cox Regional Medical Center. This Branson hospital provides emergency and urgent care, pediatric services, a cancer center, home health care, rehabilitation and more. Rest assured that you will be well cared for at the Cox Regional Medical Center!

Branson Walk-in Clinic: Located on Highway 248, the Branson Walk-in Clinic gives patients the freedom of medical care without an appointment. Owned and operated by Dr. Leonard Bridges, a local general practice physician, the clinic accepts most medical insurance, and performs general medical office procedures and tests, as well as minor emergencies. Other medical services include stitches, slings and splints.

Mercy Urgent Care: For medical treatment you can count on, visit the Mercy Urgent Care Clinic on Highway 248 in Branson. With low cost treatments, no appointments and shorter waiting times, you will get the care you need quickly and affordably. This clinic can treat cuts, abscesses and puncture wounds, cold and flu symptoms, fevers, UTI infections, rashes and minor burns. Drug screening, occupational medicine, and worker’s compensation care are also available at this Branson clinic.

With so many choices for Branson hospitals and clinics, you can rest assured that you and your family will be well taken care of, whether it is a life threatening emergency, or simply a common cold.

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