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Catch Branson’s National Harvest Festival

The Branson National Harvest Festival is a much awaited festival in Silver Dollar City. And the moment one utters this, the first thing that comes to mind for many people is the numerous craftsmen from across the country that unite in this one big event to exhibit their craft and talent and also the various musical performances that showcase the history of the nation. It is a Branson festival which truly attracts all kinds of people not just from the US but also from all over the world. The Branson National Harvest Festival draws endless number of visitors who want to make and carry fond memories of the place with their families.Silver Dollar City's National Harvest Festival

Having recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, the US congress commemorated this day by giving the 1880s theme another name, which is ‘The Home of American Craftsmanship.’ And as the name says, Silver Dollar City with its Branson National Harvest Festival has definitely created the perfect place for all the craftsmen in the country. Because of this, the festival just keeps on attracting both American and foreign visitors to witness first-hand the wide array of music and crafts.

Not less than 500 craftsmen and musicians from different places of origin go to Silver Dollar City to unite with all the other craftsmen of the city and come up with incredible works of craftsmanship. The various handicrafts in the Branson National Harvest Festival comprise different American traditions such as wood sculpting, engraving, stained glass making, natural wool-dyeing, birdhouse making (from barn and wood), and woven fabric making. The very famous ‘do-it-yourself’ is also present during this festival with masterpiece wreaths, Christmas trees and ornate living room center tables on the list. These are what visitors of Silver Dollar City witness every time they celebrate the festival. With all of the displayed talent during this time of the year, the aura that fills the entire city can’t be explained by words alone. It has to be felt to be believed. You just have to be there to see the varieties and traditional styles of craftsmanship that lure people from all corners of the globe!

Besides craftsmanship, music is also part of the theme of this festival. The various musical programs and liver performances exhibit the history of the nation and become one of the big attractions of this festival. The Branson National Harvest Festival has been loved by both famous and rising artists from all over the globe. They have been coming to Silver Dollar City every year to perform and show their talent to all the visitors of the city. The experience that comes with celebrating this festival can’t be replaced by just any other elsewhere.

When you think of a festival with crafts and music, food has to be in it also. For that, foods of all kinds are sure to take part in this event. The Branson National Harvest Festival provides an opportunity to be able to taste food, both traditional and contemporary. There are also unimaginable varieties of food and not to mention the great number of desserts available during this event. Don’t miss a big chunk of your life; visit this one-of-a-kind Branson National Harvest Festival! It is a treat in itself and a sight to behold!

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Come to Branson's Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is considered to be an annual holiday. It could be a time to rest and take a breath after a months of grueling work. It could also be a time to go out and experience more about life. Whatever is your idea if Labor Day, a vacation would sound really nice to go with it.

Overlook of Branson MissouriLabor Day is fast approaching. It happens on the 2nd day of September, this 2013. Plan a Labor Day getaway now so you could use some time off work to celebrate and bond with the whole family. It is a long weekend anyway, so a family vacation would be perfect. And speaking of family vacations, there is no better place to go than to the prime family vacation destination - Branson Missouri.

Celebrate a Branson Labor Day weekend with the family, and you will discover that Branson has lots of activities and attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Branson is very well known for its live music shows. Your visit in Branson will never be complete without seeing the spectacular live music shows of Branson's musical legends and also of Branson's rising stars. Catch the Presley's, the Baldknobbers, SIX, and other musical acts in Branson. For theater enthusiasts, Branson also offers you a different theater experience in Branson's Sight and Sound Theater. Get ready to be amazed by this 3D theater with its special effects - it will almost feel like you are watching a Broadway play.

If you are looking for adventure, then go to Silver Dollar City. This 1880's themed amusement park features the record breaking ride, the Outlaw Run. The Outlaw Run is a must-try ride for the visitors of Silver Dollar City. This wood coaster is known as the world's most daring wood coaster so prepare yourselves for a different kind of adrenaline rush. There are also other amusements in the park for the whole family to enjoy. There are stage shows in the park for the family to enjoy, which are happening quite a number of times daily. Food is unusually also one of the amusement park's best attractions. Treat your taste buds with what people consider to be America's best amusement park food.

Your Branson Labor Day weekend will be even more special if you stay in a lodging place that is near all the happening and feasts. Make the long weekend full of adventure by staying in Thousand Hills Golf Resort, located in Highway 76 in downtown Missouri. Thousand Hills offers lodging places like nightly rentals of log cabins and condo units. The log cabins can sleep up to 16 people while the condo units can sleep up to 12 people - making it truly a convenient and practical option for large groups and for the entire family. Reserve a spot in Thousand Hills Golf Resort for your place to stay during the long weekend and during the Labor Day holiday. Call 1-877-262-0430 for reservations and inquiries now!

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Don’t Miss the 40th Autumn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

Branson has always been showcased because of the entertainment that it can offer its visitors. It has also been one of the go-to places of tourists when they seek for the right mix of adventure, family fun, peace and quiet, and rest and relaxation. Branson can surely offer you all of these for your vacation.Autumn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival in Branson Missouri

Get a whole new perspective of Branson by paying a visit during September 19 to 21. It is during these dates that you can witness and participate in the annual Autumn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival. Get to know more about Branson in this festival as it showcases the people of Branson and their creativity to come up with beautiful crafts.

The Autumn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival in Branson celebrates the craftsmanship and heritage of Branson and its people. This annual event is really going to be big since over 150 craftsmen and women troop to the heart of Branson to take pride in the creative geniuses and unique skills in making Ozark Mountain’s finest handmade crafts.  This event is a juried arts show that gives the tourists and Branson locals a glimpse on what these vendors and craftsmen from the midwest can do. You can also expect to find great buys from Branson’s Autumn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival. You can find products from the craftsmen like quilts, clothes, toys, collectible items, and many more. Your Branson vacation during this time would be perfect for you to find souvenir items and other what-not for your loved ones back home. At the same time, you can also buy some for yourself so that you will forever remember and cherish your splendid stay in Branson.

The Autumn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival takes place in the heart of Branson. For you to have an inkling about the set-up of the festival, there would be tents set up over the vendors’ area. As you go shopping from tent to tent, there are also food vendors to keep your tummy happy. You can shop all you want without worrying about food since there are numerous food stalls along the vendors’ area. For those who are interested in having for a booth in the Autumn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival, you can apply for one in Downtown Branson Main Street Association.

If you are staying overnight in Branson for the festival, there is no better place to stay in than in a place in the heart of Branson, too. Head on to Thousand Hills Golf Resort to experience excellent customer service and luxurious lodging options. You have a choice between renting a condo unit or a log cabin – definitely a break from the usual hotel rooms. Reserve your condo or cabin in Thousand Hills now to further enjoy Branson’s festivals! Call 1-877-262-0430 now.

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Spend the Fall Season in Branson

When leaves start to become orange and eventually fall on the ground, you know the fall season is coming. Say good bye to the summer heat and say hello to the cooler weather. And soon enough, it will be winter. But who says that summer and winter are the only seasons you can enjoy in Branson? Autumn is also a great time to visit Branson!

You and your family can spend the season in Branson and have that amazing Branson fall. A lot of attractions are in line just for you. The famed live shows, which are present and in full swing all throughout the season, is just one of the many things to do in Branson during this season. There are also Christmas-themed shows, including delightful lighting displays. And for that shopper in you, there are great holiday shopping deals that begin in November.Branson Fall Season

To make that Branson Fall memorable to you and your family, there are great festivals and events in Branson. Here are the Branson Fall events which you can enjoy:

National Harvest Festival

This month-long celebration from September to October features hundreds of traditional American craftsmen and musicians. And during this time of the year, you shouldn’t miss out on some of Silver Dollar City’s Signature Stage Shows, such as “Headin’ West”.

Autumn Daze Craft Festival

In mid-September, guests can witness the unique skills of over 150 craftsmen and women in making only the finest Ozark Mountain handmade crafts. Be amazed with their talent in downtown Branson!

War Eagle Fall Fair

This regular fall fair starts in 2954 as a way to preserve traditional crafts & arts forms. From a small event, it has now transformed and expanded to one of the largest hand-made crafts fairs in the Ozarks. Don’t miss out on this fair in October, located south-west of Branson in War Eagle, AR!

Veteran’s Homecoming in Branson

Another must-see fall event during a Branson fall is the Veteran’s Day in November. It’s a grand celebration wherein the whole town pulls out all the stops to honor those who served and still continuous to serve our country. Branson honors the military veterans of the country through various ways and Veteran’s Parade, Festivals, special recognitions are just a few to do so.

Branson Thanksgiving Weekend

During your Branson Fall, you have the choice to either relax or celebrate the holiday weekends with your family. But don’t forget about the Branson thanksgiving weekend because Branson will have all the necessary preparations for this holiday weekend. There will be a number of are restaurants with unique thanksgiving meals. And after this weekend, you can splurge on great Christmas shopping deals at any of Branson’s shopping areas, including the outlets at the brand new Branson Landing. You can also check out the incredible lighting displays and special Christmas-themed shows since the Ozark Mountain Christmas Season begins this weekend. Don’t miss out on all the fun during your Branson fall!

And if you need a place to stay, make Thousand Hills Hotel & Golf Resort your home away from home during your Branson fall. There are nightly log cabins and spacious condos available in a prime location in Branson that will let you take advantage of all the events and attractions Branson has to offer during this time of the year. Make the most out of your Branson fall with us at Thousand Hills Hotel & Golf Resort!

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Experience Nature’s Touch In Your Branson Cabin

Nature is one important element that your vacation needs for you to get your mind off of worries and away from the fast-paced city living. Now, you can very much integrate nature into your vacation by going to Branson, Missouri. It is a place where a relaxing atmosphere and an adventurous vacation all mix pretty well.

Branson has everything that you are looking for in a nature-filled vacation. It features the best nature parks, where you can do various activities like hiking, and getting to know more about the history of Branson through its state parks. You can also get to enjoy a good game of golf while enjoying the sights of the Ozark Mountains and streams. Branson also have the best lakes with its Tri-Lakes – Lake Taneycomo, Bull Shoals Lake, and Table Rock Lake. A lot of activities can be done in the Tri-Lakes area. You can do fishing, boating, scuba diving, swimming, and a whole lot more. Fly fishing is also increasingly gaining popularity in Branson, and there are schools for fly fishing now in the Tri-Lakes area for guests to learn more about it.

The perfect lodging place for your vacation is a Branson cabin, Branson cabin in Thousand Hillsand the best Branson cabins are in Thousand Hills Golf Resort. Located in Highway 76 and just minutes away from the entertainment, shopping, and dining district of Branson, Thousand Hills gives you a fresh choice with your lodging place. Not your usual hotel or motel rooms, these Branson cabins offer you more than what you pay for. You also get to have your much-needed commune with nature in the cabin.

The Branson cabins in Thousand Hills are situated in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, which guarantees you a breathtaking view of nature from your cabin’s private deck. These cabins are also made of Colorado cut spruce logs to give these cabins a rustic setting. The cabins sport a simple façade, only to surprise you with its luxurious interior. Step inside the cabin and witness the perfect blending of a rustic atmosphere with modern architecture. Living in these log cabins will definitely give you a relaxing vacation and an intimate experience as the cabins itself brings nature closer to you.

Cabins in Thousand Hills have fully furnished bedrooms with a king-sized bed and linens to make you feel comfortable. It also has fully furnished bathrooms that has a Jacuzzi tub – a compete level-up to your bath time. You will never get bored in the cabin since there is a cable television with premium channels like HBO and ESPN. You can also bring a DVD of your favorite movie and play it with the cabin’s DVD player. Play online games and be updated with social networking sites, too, with the cabin’s free wireless internet connection. If these are not enough yet, take a dip in the swimming pool to feel fresh and relaxed.

These amenities are more than what others can offer you. Thousand Hills is the perfect choice for your lodging place if you want to unwind and have some peace of mind. Rent your Branson cabin now! Call 1-877-262-0430 for inquiries and reservations.

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Gastronomic Delights in Branson Restaurants

Branson restaurants are not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a Branson vacation. However, it cannot be denied that these restaurants in Branson play a great role in making the experience of Branson’s guests more memorable. You have a varied choice of dining places in Branson as you are presented with home cooking to a world-class gourmet. Ask for it, and Branson gives you exactly what you want and more.

Read along to find out about the best restaurants in Branson and what is in store for you when you come and visit them.

First off is the Lone Star Steakhouse and Salon. As its name suggests, it serves steaks. Big servings of it. So if you want to have a more-than-happy tummy, it is highly suggested that you visit this place. Ready your appetites, make sure they’re big enough, so that you will be able to make the most out of your Food from Lonestar Steakhouse in BransonLone Star Steakhouse experience. This restaurant is located next to Thousand Hills Golf Resort. It would be more convenient for you to come and visit Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon if you are staying in Thousand Hills, too.

If you are longing to experience dining in the Wild West, look no further because Branson brings you the flavors of Texas. Do not forget to drop by Gilley’s Texas Café to taste the dishes from the Lone Star State. Same great taste from Texas, only that it is now more convenient for you if you are on a vacation in Branson.

For great tasting barbeques, go to Famous Dave’s BBQ, which is located downtown in Branson Landing. This Branson restaurant is famous for its unique and original barbeque recipe, and also for its ribs. Meat lovers will surely get attracted to this restaurant as they have your meat done the way you want it. If you are still wondering how famous Famous Dave’s BBQ is, there is no better way to find out than visit the place and let your taste buds decide.

For those still in continual search for meat, Branson presents Texas Land and Cattle Steakhouse for the meat lovers, too! The place is styled in a very Texas way so you feel like you are dining in Texas every minute of your stay. This Texas steakhouse not only serves fine steaks; it also serves seafood so you have a variety to choose from for your dinner.

Reading seafood from the previous restaurant feature definitely makes you crave for more. For your seafood cravings, head on to Joe’s Crab Shack. In Joe’s Crab Shack, you enjoy your delightful meal while also being treated to a serene view of the beauteous Lake Taneycomo. Joe’s Crab Shack is located in Branson Landing and is also perfect for kids and adults alike. You can also go to the Red Lobster for another fresh seafood place.

Satisfy your every craving in Branson with the best restaurants that it has to offer you. Come over to Branson and experience the gastronomic delight-Branson style!

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Get To Know Branson When You Ride the Ducks

Are you planning for a Branson vacation? If you are planning to go the world’s live music capital, squeeze in a little bit of adventure in between your schedules of seeing Branson’s world-class live music shows. Find out what adventure means when you are in Branson since there is one in every little thing you do.Branson's Ride the Ducks

As a tourist in Branson, you would want to tour the place and its attractions, and get to know more about the history of the place. Branson also gives you a chance to explore and know more about the place – but with a twist. In Branson, you can tour the place while riding a “duck”. Sounds interesting, right?

Branson’s Ride the Ducks is the only land and lake adventure in Branson. You can get lots of information about the place and little tidbits that make Branson more interesting in the eyes of a tourist. The whole tour aboard the Ducks is fun, informative, and is considered by many to be Branson’s best show on wheels.

You are probably wondering about these “ducks” that are being used to tour Branson’s guests. These “ducks” are World War II military vehicles that are designed to carry troops and supplies from the military ship to the shore. Branson has renovated these amphibious vessels into a land and lake cruise vehicle for the tourists. These vehicles may come from the WW II era but make no mistake as these vehicles are perfectly strong enough to board lots of passengers. These vehicles also come with power steering, automatic curtains, increased freeboard, and dual line disc brakes. These Ducks uses the latest technology in marine design and safety.

Branson’s Ride The Ducks is one of the most unique and pleasurable experiences that you will ever have in Branson. Go sightseeing in Branson’s attractions in this exciting trip. Ride The Ducks is an 80-minute tour that will take you in Branson’s pathways and waters. Never underestimate the duck as it can take you climbing up into the top of the Ozark Mountain so you can see the gift of nature that is Branson. Aboard the Duck, you will also be taken to Highway 76, which is the entertainment district in Branson. You will also get to visit the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, Table Rock Dam, and many other Branson attractions while you ride the Ducks. Your Ride The Ducks tour ends with a splash as you literally “splash” into Table Rock Lake for a lake cruise. Get to enjoy the perfect waters of Table Rock Lake in this cruise as you also get a good view of all the happenings in Branson’s land.

Ride The Ducks is commanded by competent and highly trained US Coast Guard-certified captains who mixes fun, humor, trivia, and music in 80-hours of your splendid Branson tour. Some of the guests also get to be a “duck for a day” with their bill-shaped noise makers.

This trip is definitely perfect for the entire family, for the seniors, for school field trips, for company outings, or you can have it just for the experience of riding the ducks. Grab some company now and quack along in Branson’s Ride The Ducks!

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Branson Condo Rentals for Your Value Vacation

Branson is the ultimate family vacation destination wherein you are guaranteed of countless hours of fun, thrills, and adventure. Make the most out of your Branson vacation by getting a lodging place that is out of the box. Branson is also one of the places where you can have diverse options in choosing your lodging place. Now, you can opt not to settle with the usual hotel and motel rooms where you feel like you are confined in a box.Branson Lakefront Condos

Branson gives you the option of going for a condo rental for a refreshing change in your vacation home. Unlike hotel rooms, Branson condo rentals offer you a much homier feel to your vacation. You can also bask in the beauty of nature as you are surrounded by Branson’s breathtaking sights. This is something you can do anytime of the day with your Branson condo rental.

The best Branson condo rentals are in Thousand Hills Golf Resort, where nature exquisitely harmonizes with Branson city life. Thousand Hills Golf Resort is conveniently located near Highway 76, the entertainment district of Branson. When you have condo rentals in Thousand Hills, it also means living within minutes from Branson’s legendary and world-class live music shows, thrilling and exciting theme parks, shopping malls, and many more. Living in Thousand Hills in your vacation also enables you to commune with nature as the place is just a heaven of greens. You can also play a game of golf because a golf course is just right outside your condo. You are also assured of fresh air and a scenic view of the Ozark Mountains in Thousand Hills.

When it comes to amenities, your Branson condo rental in Thousand Hills Golf Resort does not fall short in any way. In fact, it offers you a luxurious stay in Thousand Hills with its top-of-the-line amenities. Your Branson condo rental comes with fully furnished bedrooms and bathrooms – with king-sized beds and Jacuzzi tubs. Although Branson has a lot of good restaurants, you may want to whip up your own master recipe, so renting a condo in Thousand Hills also comes with a fully equipped kitchen for you. Leave it to the condo to keep you entertained as it has a cable television equipped with premium channels. It also has a DVD player so you can choose what movies to watch. If being a couch potato isn’t your thing, you can always head on to the condo’s swimming pool to sneak a swim. If you want peace and quiet in your vacation, there is a private deck in the condo which gives you an awesome view of nature by the Ozark Mountains and Table Rock Lake.

All these amenities are offered at a very spacious condo which can accommodate all of you, and at a very affordable rate. Renting a Branson condo in Thousand Hills is definitely the best choice when you are after great value, luxury, and the overall Branson vacation experience. For your inquiries and for condo rentals, call 1-877-262-0430 now.

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Have Your Adrenaline Rush in Branson Outdoors

The perfect way to get to know a place is to experience it first-hand. You have probably read or heard about Branson because of its man-made entertainment, world-class live music shows, great shopping bargains, and the likes. Now, Branson is not only about these attractions for it also offers its guests the Branson outdoors.

Branson ZiplineThe Branson outdoors is a paradise waiting to be explored by you. It has the most breathtaking scenery and also a myriad of activities for you to enjoy the outdoors. In Branson, you can commune with nature through its outdoors and at the same time, have a lot of fun in doing so because of activities geared towards the enjoyment of nature.

The Branson Tri-Lakes Area is one of the crowd drawers in Branson. This area is composed of three lakes, namely Bull Shoals Lake, Lake Taneycomo, and Table Rock Lake. These lakes also offers the tourists various activities. You can go parasailing, boating and bass fishing in Table Rock Lake, which is considered by many to be one of the most perfect lakes in Branson. In Lake Taneycomo, feel free to go fishing as this lake is teeming with trout. There are also activities like scuba diving in Table Rock Lake. Once you go scuba diving to the bottom of the lake, prepare to be amazed by the relics of lost sunken boats and even sunken cities! These activities are truly perfect for the water lovers out there.

Branson outdoors not only boasts of its perfect bodies of water in the area. It also has miles of nature trails which surround the lake. The trails in the Ozark Mountains are made to cater to different skill levels of the hikers. The difficulty of the trails range from easy and paved to rustic and rough. Branson will surely become a joy for beginner hikers and also for the more advanced hikers. Going for a hike in Branson will also guarantee of you of a pristine scenery no matter what season it is. Enjoy the fresh greens brought about by summer and spring, the fiery colors of fall, and the snow-laden beauty of Branson during the winter.

You can also have more fun in Branson outdoors with other activities for those who are constantly looking for new adventures to embark on. There are activities like mountain biking and ziplines to excite you and give you a different kind of adrenaline surge. Go mountain biking through the Ozark Hills to experience a twist from the usual mountain climbing that others do. If biking is not your type of outdoor adventure, try zipping through the Ozarks so you can have the best aerial view of the entirety of Branson outdoors.

To have a memorable experience of the Branson outdoors, make Thousand Hills Golf Resort a part of your adventures. You have a choice between having a cabin or a condo for your lodging place during your vacation. To reserve a cabin or condo, call 1-877-262-0430. Now, your Branson vacation just got more exciting!

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Great Entertainment in the Jim Stafford Show

Branson is known to most people as the ultimate family vacation destination and the live music capital of the world. Aside from its thrilling theme parks and other attractions, Branson also has shows for the whole family to enjoy. Live music shows in Branson are definitely a big hit, and these are shows that you and the entire family just couldn’t miss out on!

Jim Stafford Theater in Branson

For a grand family time, coupled with good music and a jovial vibe, catch the Jim Stafford Show in Branson. Known as the “Victor Borge of the Guitar”, Jim Stafford entertains his audience with his jaw-dropping guitar skills and his comedic antics and anecdotes about everyday life. Get to know more about this guy as you read along.

Jim Stafford has music running in his bloodstream. Born to a family of musicians, he started playing the guitar in their house’s front porch with his father. It was not long enough until he realized that he was born to do music. At the age of 14, Jim Stafford was playing in his first band, The Legends. At the age of 16, Jim Stafford was able to make a living by playing Elk clubs and weddings. After he finished high school, he moved to Nashville and became Bill Carlisle’s backup singer. The stars aligned to tell the world what Jim had to do – make and play music from his heart. Jim recorded a song “Swamp Witch” that got MGM records to get him as their talent. Swamp Witch was released in 1973. In fact, it became a Top 40 hit during that time. Jim was catapulted into stardom. Shortly after the success of Swamp Witch, he released another song, “Spiders & Snakes”, which became a smashing hit and went gold in 1974.

Jim Stafford is just so legendary in his own craft that he had to share his talent to be able to entertain millions of people from across the globe. Witness a star perform live in Branson, Missouri. Catch the Jim Stafford Show in Branson right in the Jim Stafford Theater. Tag along the whole family for a fun and heartwarming experience. The Jim Stafford Show may be the best show that you will ever witness since it is a concoction of the things that make up a great show.

Great music is a given in every Jim Stafford Show. Watch this one-man band play the guitar and drums all at the same time. Recently, he has leveled up his performance by showing his audience that playing three guitars at the same time is indeed possible for a human being. What will surprise you is how well he can mix his music with his own brand of comedy. He combines music and comedy so well, with the addition of his amazing guitar performances, which never fails to leave the audience in awe. Aside from the mentioned trademarks of the Jim Stafford Show, Jim also shares heart-warming stories of the human spirit to his audience. Not only will the show give you a different musical experience; it will also leave you inspired.

The Jim Stafford Show runs from January to December. Watch this show for this is definitely a family experience. Have fun with the entire family in the Jim Stafford Show. And when you need a place to stay while in Branson, you can always stay homey with the family in Thousand Hills Golf Resort condo and cabin rentals. Because everything you need in a vacation is here in Branson.

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