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Have A Good Time at Silver Dollar City's Worldfest


It is that time of the year again when people flock to Branson to witness the biggest international festival all over America. This is none other than the World Fest at Silver Dollar City. Why is this festival a really famous one for the tourists across the state?

For one, the World Fest is indeed famous because it is hosted by Silver Dollar City. For those who do not know, Silver Dollar City is an 1880’s themed amusement park that is a hit to people of all ages in Branson. It has the best rides and attractions to get you on an adventure like never before. There are also theater plays in Silver Dollar City to help you take a break from all the excitement in the park. Not only that, Silver Dollar City is also known to have one of the best amusement park food all over America.

World Fest is one of the most anticipated festivals in Branson because it gives the visitors a taste of the world. Expect every spring season for the tourists to come to Branson for the festival to witness amazing performances, taste exotic dishes, and experience different cultures from around the world. In this festival, language barrier will not be an issue at all since laughter and music will be your common language for the festival. Get to see performers from different countries across the globe as they entertain you with their country’s own brand of entertainment, and a little bit of comedy, too. Some of the performers to watch for in this year’s biggest international festival are Benise, Via Romen, Spanish Marionetas, and a lot more. Benise performs exceptionally with his Spanish guitar and with the help of his world-class musicians and dancers. He does Flamenco music so well that he makes his own brand of music. Via Romen features a Ukranian violinist, a Romani accordionist, and so much more. This is the musical band to watch out for in World Fest! The Spanish Marionetas entertains the visitors using the Spanish Toreros. Other acts from t previous World Fest that you can see in this festival are the Amamos Argentina, Island Fire, Ecuador Manta, Dearbhail Finnigan, and a whole lot more! Prepare yourself for days of awe, music, and dance as these personalities entertain you.

The World Fest in Branson happens during April 5 to May 4, 2014. You can still catch the festival right now if you book your trip to Branson now. To make your vacation even more awesome, make Thousand Hills Golf Resort a part of your vacation. You have various lodging options to choose from and you will also get to stay very near Silver Dollar City! Make your move now and book your trip to Branson for the World Fest!

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Pack Your Bags and Off We Go to Kanakuk Kamps for Fun and Adventure

Kanakup Kamps – a Christian summer camps that offer camping activities, outdoor games and adventures, and exciting entertainments for boys and girls. The Camps feature different types of camps that offer kids according to their age. Kanakup Kamps have 70 sports activities that include basketball, football, soccer and other outdoor adventures. The summer camps include handpicked staff of 2,500 Christians who are dedicated and kid-loving camp members. These staff members help develop solid relationship with Christian character that is focused to campers as they hone their skills in sports.

Kanakuk Kamps LogoThe staffs at Kanakup Kamps believe that America’s natural resource is in the youth. The camps have been showing kids since 1926, the joy of good relationship with Christian believers through non-denominational Christian mentoring, sports training, and camping adventures. The greatest foundation to the camps mission is based in the scripture: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and soul … love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22). And a camps’ goal is to make sure that every camper regardless of age understands how to live and walk in harmony with the camps mission. Kanakup Kamps has the goal dedicated to every member: “I’m Third” – God is first, other second, and I’m third.

Kanakuk Kamps have eight summer camps located near Branson, Missouri that serve over 14,000 kids and teenagers. The camps operate a special camp ideal for outdoor adventures on the Los Pinos River near Durango, CO. Your child will surely have a summer fun to remember in the Rocky Mountains, either by hiking or white-water rafting on the rivers of Colorado. Mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, and water skiing are offered at both Colorado and Missouri camps.

The eight camps in Branson, MO and Durango, CO feature an array of activities for our campers. Whatever activities they are interested, they always find opportunities to practice their skills in sports and hone new challenges at Kanakup Kamps. The staff in the camps comprises hand-picked campers who are kid-loving Christian athletes who devoted much of their time to the camps. Kanakup takes special care in the interview process to ensure that the new recruited campers have the same goal of helping fellow kids grow spiritually and physically as the staff do.

Aside from traditional sports like basketball and football, Kanakuk offers a wide range of water sports activities from swimming to scuba diving. Camps have options for campers who are interested in gymnastics training and cheerleading, weight lifting, and tennis. The world-class adventure in the camps coupling with the good hearts of hand-picked staff members and mentoring by Christian leaders will guide your child through nightly devotionals, counseling time, youth style talks, and continuous Christian mentoring. The camps greatest hope is to make your child returns home ready to apply what they’ve learned in the camps and share it with friends around them.

If you want you kids to experience a great camping activities, outdoor games and adventures, and learn spiritual values, pack your bags and take your kids to Kanakuk Kamps in Branson this summer.


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Branson Scenic Railway, a Perfect Escape this Spring Season in Branson

If you are searching for a perfect escape this spring season, visit the Branson Scenic Railway where you can experience the most special train ride of your life. Branson Scenic Railway ride will give you the most unforgettable moment as you experience the excitement of train travel. Travelling in the railway is the perfect romantic getaway for couples who want to escape from the busy and crowded city streets.Branson Scenic Train Logo

The Branson Scenic Railway travels along the majestic and panoramic views of the Ozark Mountain that will let you enjoy the refreshing atmosphere that you don’t feel in the city you left behind. The service of Branson Scenic Railway started right after the construction of the White River Railway that began in 1902 and completed in 1905. The construction of the railway through the rugged terrain in the wooded valleys of the Ozark Mountains has used 239 miles of track that cost $12 million.

When Rueben S. Branson moved as early as 1882 to the White River (now named Lake Taneycomo) and Roark Creek, Branson was named in honor of him. Before the start of the construction of the railway, several treaties were erected to support gorges and tunnels blasted through mountain rocks. The city immediately flourished after the completion of the railroad in 1902 and the area became accessible to people wanted to experience a train travel.

The train excursions of the Branson Scenic Railway started in 1993 and became a daily tour and used commercial railroad line for its travelling tourists. The route of the train is determined before every departure with the routes that go either south or north. The northern route takes you as far as Galena, Missouri and the southern route goes as far as Arkansas. The narrator tells the story of the area while the train travels. He points out the communities as the train passes and describes the construction history of the railroad. As the train travels through the southwest Missouri, original treaties and tunnels can still be seen.

The train tour takes the passengers 3 to 4 times daily to the Ozark Mountains on a 40 mile round trip, travelling mountainous spots inaccessible to cars. It takes 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete the train excursion tour. While onboard the Branson Scenic Railway, you can have a complete relaxation as the train takes you all along the railroad travel. As you enjoy a special moment on board in a first class dining car, you will be served with hot cocoa along with delicious baked cookies and a gift of special souvenir mug.

As the train excursion tour heads across the downtown area, you will have the opportunity to view many city exciting attractions such as live entertainment spots, several theaters, outlet malls, and specialty shops right at the heart of Branson.


So, if you want to experience a train adventure tour with full of excitement and unforgettable moments inside the Branson Scenic Railway, come to Branson and stay at Thousand Hills Hotel & Resort.

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Explore Branson Golf Front Condos this Spring Golfing Vacation

Branson Golf Condo LogoIf you want to spend a great golfing vacation this spring season, stay at Branson Golf Front Condos at Thousand Hills Golf Resort. The golf resort has an area of 4 acres overlooking greens and fairways of the 18-hole golf course in Branson. Staying at Branson Golf Front Condos will give you a luxurious and comfortable way of home living that’s hard to find in Branson. The condos of the Thousand Hills Golf Resort feature a bathroom for every bedroom, living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, and a patio or balcony.

The Branson Golf Front Condos comprise ten four-story buildings. Each building has 8 condo units that add up to the golf front real estate project of Thousand Hills Golf Resort. The resort also offers first class amenities, indoor and outdoor facilities that include 7 pools, fitness center, tennis court, elevator access, and free parking. Enjoy the great location of the condos in front of a golf course and the beautiful sunsets.

The good weather, central location, and affordability of playing golf year-round at Thousand Hills Resort offer residents and tourists alike a unique opportunity to enjoy the exciting game, while partaking the panoramic view of the Ozark Mountains. The golf course that was designed by Robert E. Cupp features large Crenshaw bent grass greens, beautifully manicured fairways and tees that cater to senior golfers, as well as ladies and casual golfers.

This golf course which is conveniently located near the 76 strip features first class amenities and outstanding comforts that make the Thousand Hills the best golf course in Branson. The Thousand Hills golf course is a Golf Digest award winner and assures every golfer that the course is truly the most challenging of all Branson golf courses. Surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Ozarks, this Branson golf course is graced with comforts and first-class golf facilities.  

Thousand Hills golf course in Branson Missouri is far known as the most popular golf resort in Branson for many good reasons. The 18-hole golf course was voted as the Best of the Ozarks for two years in a row by the Springfield News-Leader’s readers. Golf Digest magazine also rated the golf course 4-stars in 2009. Thousand Hills Resort’s 18-hole golf course has also gained popular support from golfers because of its ability to cater different skill levels of golfers. The three separate sets of tees ensure golfers from novice to professional that the golf course remains challenging and fair for all golfers without age discrimination.

The best location of the Thousand Hills Golf Resort is another good benefit in playing the 18-hole golf masterpiece. Your golf journey in Branson takes you through beautiful wooded forests, unique rock formations, and over the streams of the Ozarks that you would never think that you are within the 76 strip and Branson’s world-famous entertainment district.

If you want to stay at one of the Golf Front Condos this spring season, come to Branson and experience a great golfing vacation at Thousand Hills Golf Resort.


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Fun and Exciting Indoor and Outdoor Spring Activities near your Cabin in Branson

Staying in a cabin in Branson at Thousand Hills Resort can be a great vacation this spring season where you will enjoy the lush greenery around the Ozark Mountains. Each cabin in Branson is fully furnished with cable TV, DVD, and free wireless internet access. The kitchen in every cabin is equipped with amenities such as microwave oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, kitchen utensils, washer/dryer, and pots and pans that make your stay in a cabin in Branson a wonderful experience. The Thousand Hills Resort is surrounded with beautiful wildlife, unspoiled natural scenery, and pristine waters of the Table Rock Lake.

Outdoor Fun LogoThousand Hills Resort features an activity center that offers arcade games, board games, pool tables, and a bunch of DVD’s offered by the resort. Guests staying in a cabin in Branson have the chance to enjoy rustic surroundings and the beautiful views of the wildlife along the Ozark Mountains. During this spring season in Branson, the exotic location of a cabin accommodation will let you enjoy seeing fresh blooms of flowers and plants and the lush greenery all over the place. The refreshing atmosphere you can experience in a beautiful secluded place will let you forget momentarily crowded and noisy city life.

Guests staying at cabin accommodation in Thousand Hills Resort enjoy the convenience of quality and luxury lodging not found in regular hotels. Cabin accommodations in Branson surround the 18-hole golf course of the Thousand Hills Resort near the Table Rock Lake. All of the Thousand Hills lodging properties feature indoor and outdoor facilities including swimming pools and other special features. With many exciting attractions and activities, entertainment shows, and theme parks, no one will ever feel boredom in the resort. If you are an active sports enthusiast, you can head on to the resort’s exercise facility or play 18 holes golf.

Thousand Hills Resort cabin accommodation will let every guest experience a unique and luxurious vacation as it features king size bed, a separate living room, Jacuzzi, and a mini kitchen. A wonderful stay in a cabin in Branson, will let you enjoy its whirlpool tub, stone fireplace, and a two person rain shower. Every cabin in Branson is only minutes away from the 76 Music Boulevard which means that Branson’s entertainment district is just a walk away from your cabin accommodation. Many people think that staying in a cabin accommodation does not bring convenience and comfort. Not with Branson cabins as these are beautifully designed and completely equipped with high-end facilities.

After you have enjoyed many exciting attractions and watched live entertainment shows, you might want to do some shopping at the new Branson Landing shopping district. Here, you can buy unique shopping items such as souvenirs, accessories, and other personal items. You can also shop at the Tanger Outlet Mall where it is also within minutes drive from your cabin accommodations.

If you want to experience a wonderful vacation this spring season in a cabin with a refreshing ambiance of the great surroundings of the Ozark Mountains, come to Branson and stay at Thousand Hills Resort.


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Spring Inspiration at the Shepherd of the Hills Inspirational Tower

Inspiration Tower LogoIf you want to experience a great outdoor adventure this spring season, come to the Shepherd of the Hills Inspirational Tower in Branson. Your visit to the Shepherd of the Hills Inspirational Tower will let you enjoy exciting attractions and great outdoor activities. Get the chance to see a very inspiring 360 degree view of the Ozark Mountain on top of the Inspiration Tower. During daytime, you can see the beautiful horizon that goes far beyond the Arkansas region.

The Inspiration Tower is a tall beautiful structure that can be viewed from many locations all throughout the Branson area. The sight is truly amazing with the background of the panoramic view of the Ozark Mountain sitting above the hills with the refreshing air snapping around you. When you cruise at the expressway of the Shepherd of the Hills, you will see the top of the Inspiration Tower shrouded with foggy haze that slowly moves above the sky. This tower with a height of 230 feet will surely bring you home memorable and unforgettable experience.

The tower with an area of 160 acres was constructed in 1989 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the famous book “Shepherd of the Hills” of Harold Bell Wright. The Shepherd of the Hills Homestead and Outdoor Theater attracted many local, national, and international tourists around the Ozarks area. This memorable spot marked the birth of Ozark tourism in 1907. Before tourism became an industry in the Ozarks, the novel of Bell Wright already gained a huge flock of tourists.

The Inspiration Tower was built at a cost of $1.5 million. Its foundation holds rebar with a weight of 34.5 tons. The tower is made up of enormous glass materials enough to cover a third of a football field. This sturdy tower can stand against a wind of 172 miles per hour and can withstand strong winds up to 224 miles an hour.  The tower features two glass elevators that can go up to the highest point of the tower. The Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower is open from 9am to 5pm year round.

A magnificent view from the tower’s observation deck is not all the best feature of the tower. At the ground level of the tower, you will find a specialty shop that offers tower themed souvenirs and unique collectible items. In the area, you will also find a snack shop and restrooms. Up on top of the tower, you will see the starting point of the Vigilante Extreme ZipRider (you can purchase tickets for the ride down below the gift shop).  From the tower’s observation deck, strapped riders will travel half a mile zip line at a speed of 50 miles an hour. Get ready for the fantastic zipline adventure that will let you see panoramic view of the wooded hills and the wildlife around the Ozark Mountain.

The Inspiration Tower has been inspiring visitors for many years now. If you want to be inspired with the fantastic view of the tower, be sure to visit this magnificent landmark in Branson.


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Lodge in the Luxurious 2 Bedroom Branson Lakefront Condo this Spring Vacation

If you are planning to spend a great vacation this spring season, stay at the luxurious 2 Bedroom Branson Lakefront Condo at Thousand Hills Resort. The 2 bedroom Branson lakefront condo is a perfect lodging accommodation located in the heart of Branson where exciting attractions, live entertainment, and shopping are all in one place. These condos are beautifully designed with features of top quality décors and high-end amenities. The condos are conveniently located along the lake north of Table Rock Dam and near State Park Marina, Moonshine Beach, and the popular Corps of Engineers Park. If you want to take a leisurely walking adventure, you can walk through a great paved path of the Dewey Short Visitor’s Center.

These luxurious 2 bedroom Branson lakefront condos are all furnished with quality pillows and beddings. Each bedroom features cable TV with HBO, DVD player, and free wi-fi internet access. The living area of each condo has sofa sleeper which is useful for a big family of 3 or more members. The kitchen is made of fine granite countertops with appliances such as refrigerator, microwave oven, washer/dryer, pots and pans, dishwashers, and other kitchen wares. With complete amenities in the kitchen, you can cook your own food that will certainly bring great joy for your family.

These 2 bedroom condos in the lakefront are wonderfully designed with the most modern architecture. Each bedroom are all equipped with quality beddings with triple sheeting and pillow top mattresses that will let you sleep soundly the whole evening. Each bedroom of the condo features a private bath and a master bath with whirlpool tub in the master bedroom. All guests staying at these 2 bedroom lakefront condos can enjoy the beautiful natural scenery and the panoramic view of the Ozark Mountain.

The perfect location of the 2 bedroom condos in the Table Rock Lake, gives every guest the opportunity to enjoy the exciting outdoor attractions in one of the most pristine lakes in the country. With the beautiful setting of the lake, guests staying at the condos have the opportunity to experience fishing, swimming, or a boating adventure. To experience the utmost enjoyment and fun in the lake, lakefront condos have features of dock facilities ideal for guests wanted to take a river boating adventure. After enjoying a great boating adventure, you can have your boat stay overnight at the State Park near the condo accommodation.

Many of the visitors to Branson always include shopping and dining in their itineraries. You can do all these in Branson when you want to experience a wonderful vacation for your shopping and dining pleasures. If you really want to have a great shopping experience, come to the newest Branson lakefront development, the Branson Landing that features many retail outlet shops and restaurants that provide wonderful shopping and fine dining.

If you want to experience a wonderful stay at the 2 bedroom lakefront condo, come to Branson and enjoy with your whole family a great spring break vacation near the Table Rock Lake.


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Ready To Get Stoked This 2014!


Your visit to Branson in the month of May can be the most unforgettable time of the year for you! You are in for a lot of surprises this May when you get to visit Branson. Branson is not only known as the live entertainment capital of the world, it is also the ultimate vacation destination for everyone no matter what season it is. Branson also offers you indoor and outdoor activities which you will surely enjoy. If you are looking for the best outdoor adventures in Branson, you can always go to Table Rock Lake, where there are overflowing activities that you can do.

For this month of May, Table Rock Lake presents to you Get Stoked 2014! This event is happening on May 9 to May 11, 2014 – three days for you to enjoy the waters and everything fun that comes with it. Get Stoked will happen in Moonshine Beach on Table Rock Lake. Bring along the whole family so you can make lasting fun memories together in Branson’s Get Stoked. Some of the activities that you can do with the family are visiting an outdoor sports expo, watching a fashion show by some action and adventure sports brands, and witnessing the extreme sport demonstrations that are out of this world! Other things that you should watch out for in this event are the state of the art fireworks show, good food like the sizzling BBQ, and many more!

Moonshine Beach is also one of the largest sand beach of southwest Missouri, if not the largest yet. It is the perfect place to hold the first ever Get Stoked event because it is also known for a lot of outdoor activities to Branson guests. Some of the activities that you can do in Moonshine Beach on a regular day are picnicking, swimming, scuba diving, boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, and also wildlife viewing. Yearly, there are over 5 million visitors in Moonshine Beach. The month of May is a perfect time to visit Branson’s Moonshine Beach since it gives off a retro ambiance with an abundance of sunshine. It would almost feel like you are in the mid 70’s!

Get Stoked 2014 events include an Open Water Swimming with 1 mile and 5k races in Table Rock Lake. Swimming has become a popular hobby for some since they realize that in order to do well in a triathlon, one must be able to swim well. There will be two races over the weekend to determine who will qualify for the Get Stoked Triathlon (Swim Paddle and Skate). Witness the intense and heart stopping competition between the swimmers as they vie for the top spot!

For your lodging needs in Branson, always choose Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort, the trusted industry leader for your accommodation. Choose from the various Branson lodging options in Thousand Hills. It is also located very near Table Rock Lake to make things even more convenient for you! Book your trip to Branson now and get ready to Get Stoked!

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Come And See The World in Branson


All of us have dreamed of becoming travelers and wanderers around the world. Who doesn’t want to be one with all the sights that you can see, the people you can meet, and the experience you may never have again. Traveling is truly everyone’s dream. But traveling all over the world entails a lot of money and also a lot of effort and time. What if you knew that you can see a glimpse of the whole world while being in just one place?

In Branson Missouri, you can do just that! Come to Branson on April 1 to May 5, 2014 and get to be in a once in a lifetime chance to See the World in Branson! The event, aptly called See The World in Branson, is an annual Springtime event that features attractions and cuisines from all over the world. This is an event so diverse that you will definitely get the chance to see most of the cultures globally. It is a creative display of multiple cultural and international experiences in entertainment and tradition. Seeing these various cultures in one place and time may be really surreal but this is what See The World in Branson brings you.

Catch a glimpse of each continent in the world with your visit to Branson this April to May. The local theaters, hotels, restaurants, and outlet malls are all set to take on one country for them to represent. In this month-long international festival in Branson, not only does it give you a different kind of experience but it also lets the establishments showcase their own brand of creativity. Some of the countries that you can see in this event are Mexico, Israel, Greece, and Scotland, and many others. The venues in Branson will be decorated uniquely according to the highlight of each particular country.

Aside from this, there are also international acts in Branson for you to enjoy. These are the Acrobats of China, Twelve Irish Tenors, Shoji Tabuchi, the Liverpool Legends, Yakov Smirnoff, and several others to give you an international feel of entertainment in Branson. The origin of a country’s culture and/or traditions will be highlighted in each venue. A good example of this is a hotel tasked to represent France. If they choose to showcase the Louvre, they could have an art walk throughout the venue. For the restaurants, they could prepare a special menu in tribute to the country.

Seeing the world does not necessarily require a passport. Make you vacation in Branson more special by staying in Thousand Hills Golf Resort, so you can be close to Branson’s entertainment district. This way, you can’t miss out on all the new attractions in town. Book your trip to Branson now and reserve a lodging place in Thousand Hills! Call 1-877-262-0430 for more details.

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Spring is not complete without visiting the Table Rock Lake

Table Rock Lake in Branson is a perfect get-away this spring season as the lake is best known for fishing, swimming, and scuba diving. Here, you will truly feel a exciting adventure as you enjoy several water sports activities offered in Table Rock Lake. With the many attractions and activities in the lake, residents and visitors alike will be delighted to see the lake that was created in 1958 during the damming of the White River. Visitors in the lake can find dozens of scenic spots such as the natural shoreline, beauty of wooded hills below the Ozark Mountain, and bluffs which are very much preserved by the area’s conservationists and environmentalists.

Fun at the Table Rock Lake LogoThe Table Rock Lake has a shoreline of 750 miles and an area of 52,300 acres. The lake is also called a bass fishing lake where crappie, large bluegill, and bass are abundant. The lake has area resorts and marinas that can give you some information about fishing, boating, or scuba diving. They can help you get a fishing guide to help make your boating, fishing, or scuba diving experience full of fun and excitement. If you are a fishing enthusiast, you can join the local and regional fishing tournaments that are held regularly each year at the Table Rock Lake.

Along the lakes, you can find dozens of restaurants that serve boaters. These restaurants and marinas provide free docks for every boater.  In the lakeside, there are several restaurants that serve delicious treats. Inside the restaurants and area resorts, you can grab ready to eat food and other supplies while you are refueling the boat. You will also find marinas in Kimberling City in the lake that have fine restaurants that offer a la carte dining. In this area, there are also several upscale restaurants that offer delicious foods from casual to home favorites and offer great shows in the evenings during weekends.

When you have already enjoyed several water activities in the Table Rock Lake, it’s time for you to experience an exciting river cruise aboard the Showboat Branson Belle (a river boat using paddle wheeler). While you are on board this fantastic river boat, you can have the chance to view the panoramic beauty of the lake while enjoying an elegant dining with live entertainment.

In the lake, there are abundance of attractions and exciting places to enjoy. There are about 100 resorts for you and your family to choose from who want to have a wonderful vacation in the lake. Your visit in the Table Rock Lake will not be complete if you haven’t tried a boating adventure. If you are hesitant to man the boat, but still like to feel the excitement of water adventure, you can have the services of any of the three commercial boats that operate in Table Rock Lake. These boats operate on the lake from varying locations so it can give good service and convenience to boaters.

If you want to enjoy a wonderful vacation this spring season at the majestic Table Rock Lake, come to Branson and experience one of the most exciting water adventures in the Ozarks.

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