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More Fun in Branson’s Promised Land Zoo


Branson has been all about the live music shows and the nature parks. After all, it is the live entertainment capital of the world. But what if you can have more to Branson than all these? You definitely can! Make your vacation with the whole family in Branson a lot more memorable and worthwhile as you visit one of Branson’s newest zoo!Branson Promised Land Zoo

Book your trip to Branson’s Promised Land Zoo, the newest attraction added to Branson’s long list. The kids will surely enjoy the zoo and the rare animals they can see in this zoo. At last, they can see the animals they used to see in books and television only. Your visit to Branson’s Promised Land Zoo will really be worth it because this can be a perfect opportunity for learning – not just for the kids, but for the adults, too. You can see lion cubs, lemurs, hyenas, and many other animals.

Branson’s Promised Land Zoo opened to the public last June 2013, and since then it has been one of the most popular destinations for the families visiting Branson. Promised Land Zoo encompasses five acres which serves as a home for more than a hundred different animals and over forty-four different species. You can also find caracals, alligators, prairie dogs, spider monkeys, and a lot more exotic animals in the Zoo’s hillside paths. There are also some animals which have become a hit with the visitors. These are Delilah the lion cub, and Bonzai the sun loving hyena, Forrest Hump the camel, Calamity Jane the babboon, Banana the largest albino Burmese python and a very adorable baby zebra. Jungle Josh is one of Promised Land Zoo’s animal show performers, whose shows you have to catch for some entertainment while in the zoo.

Promised Land Zoo is open daily, from 9 AM to 7 PM. If you haven’t planned for a trip to Promised Land Zoo, then you might still catch the selling of the last admission ticket, which is at 6:30 PM daily, too.

While in the zoo, you can walk around, take pictures, and ask some questions to the personnel to gain some knowledge about the exotic animals. You can drop by Parakeet Paradise, which is a sanctuary for exotic birds – you can even feed the birds if you want to. This is open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM. The live animal shows in the Promised Land Zoo goes on every day at 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, and 5 PM.

Make your family vacation in Branson really worth it. Not only do you get to bond with your kids, you also get to learn and see something new with them. For your lodging needs in Branson, partner with Thousand Hills Golf Resort to give you the best lodging options there is. Inquire now about the Branson lodging options you want for your Branson trip, just dial 1-877-262-0430.

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Chick fil A Coming to Branson

Branson Chick fil A

We have all seen those funny commercials, billboards and magazine ads that feature the spotted cow holding a sign saying ‘Eat Mor Chikin.’ It is a humorous advertising campaign that has stretched across the nation, and familiarized most Americans with the restaurant known as Chick fil A. Chick fil A, the home of the original chicken sandwich, is a popular fast food franchise with an emphasis on tasty chicken and quality service that has venues nearly everywhere. And now, they’re coming to Branson – be on the lookout for the cows telling Ozarks residents to Eat Mor Chikin!

Chick fil A came to life in 1946, when a gentleman by the name of Truett Cathy opened his first restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia. After creating a widely popular boneless breast of chicken sandwich, Mr. Cathy founded Chick fil A Inc. in the early 1960s. These chickin’ fixin’ restaurants made their debut in shopping malls dotted around the South, with the first one opening in a mall in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1967. Chick fil A literally skyrocketed in its popularity, and today, they are the largest quick service restaurant chain in the United States. In 2013, annual sales at Chick fil A were over 5 billion dollars. Even with all the growth and popularity of this restaurant chain, Chick fil A is still privately held and family owned.

Chick fil A has hundreds of locations, in shopping malls, as stand-alone restaurants, with drive-thru only outlets, or sometimes both! Chick fil A also makes it a point to give back to the communities they are located in – they do this through youth and education programs, local giving, community involvement, and leadership and family enrichment programs. With such an emphasis on community, it is no wonder that the home of the original chicken sandwich was offered a home in Branson!

The Branson Chick fil A will be located just east of the Highway 65/76 interchange between Casey's and McDonalds. Local city officials hope to see this restaurant expand its reach into the Ozarks region, now that Branson has opened its doors to Eat Mor Chikin.

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Top 5 Cleaning Tips From the Pros

With over 300 condos, cabins and townhomes to clean, our housekeeping staff has to be among the best in the business. Tara, our Director of Housekeeping has these top 5 tips for you that her staff uses to good effect daily.

Housekeeping Tips From the Pro1) Does your shower head have a hard water film on it? Then try this. Take a bag of vinegar and tie it to your showerhead; let set for 30 minutes; take bag off scrub shower head, and then rinse it will be squeaky clean!

2) To remove grease on microwaves, door handles, light switch plates and other surfaces use some dish liquid and hot water with a magic eraser. It comes right off. Do this regularly and the buildup will not be as bad.

3) To eliminate pet odors use white vinegar to cover the solid areas then cover with baking soda let set until dry. Vacuum or sweep up excess baking soda. There will be a strong pet odor but that means its lifting the odor up!

4) Do you have white grout that gets stained easily? Take vinegar and spray on the grout. Let set for 5 minutes then take a brush and scrub the grout and it will immediately go back to its original color. Wipe up excess vinegar.

5) To get red wine stains out of clothing or carpet try spraying peroxide on stain. Let it set for a couple minutes then wash.

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Gotta Love Nature in Branson’s Busiek State Forest


Branson Missouri is very well known for a vast playground for nature lovers out there. It may be a small town but the experience you can have in Branson is totally limitless. Of course, you may have heard or read about Branson’s live music shows and that it is the live entertainment capital of the world, but there is certainly more to Branson than that. For your Branson vacation, dare to do more by keeping in touch with nature. Visit Branson’s Busiek State Forest to experience nature at its best.Branson Busiek State Forest

The Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area is located off of Highway 65. It is one of the best places you can go to so you can see Missouri’s rugged landscape. This breathtaking forest will surely leave you at awe whether you are a hiker, trail rider, bird watcher, naturalist, or something else. For the activities that you could do in Busiek Stare Forest and Wildlife Area, let this serve as a guide for you.

Hiking is one of the famous activities in Busiek State Forest. This beautiful forest is every hiker’s heaven. It has a range of 2,505 forested acres, and it also has fourteen miles of trails. It doesn’t matter whether you are a novice hiker or a professional one, because the Busiek State Forest has several trails varying in their length and difficulty to suit every hiker’s skill. The trails are also marked very well so you can navigate easily inside the forest. Just a heads up for those who are planning to go hiking, be careful of the loose rocks in some of the trails as these might get you injured. Also, if you are hiking during a warmer season, be careful of the snakes that come out in some trails. Nevertheless, you have every reason to enjoy these trails and get a thrilling hiking experience in Branson.

You can also do some horseback riding in Busiek State Forest. You also get to choose which trail will you ride, and tehse trails also differ in their degree of difficulty. The most challenging trail is the Silver Trail and the trail which is fit for beginners is the Red Trail. There will also be obstacles along the way such as creek crossings, mud holes, and many others to make the trail even more exciting.

For the naturalists, the Busiek State Forest is a perfect site for camping to observe the plethora of flora and fauna in the area. Some of these are seasonal so you are sure of something new to see for every season you visit. For the spring season, you can find Redbud and Dogwood trees. For the summer, you can find sycamores. Busiek State Forest also serves as a home to many different species of birds like the Red Tailed Hawks, finches, Blue Jays, and many more. If you want to go camping in the area, you must secure a camping permit from the conservation department of Busiek State Forest.

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Catch the Daniel O’Donnell Shows in Branson


Branson is all about music and that is one major reason why you should be in Branson. It is only in Branson where you can experience the best music with the freshest renditions and performed by the best musical talents in Branson. For your Branson vacation, make sure that you get to catch the live music shows in Branson that made it very famous around the globe.Daniel O'Donnell Shows in Branson

One musical talent in Branson that you should not miss out on is the show of Daniel O’Donnell. Daniel O’Donnell is also known as Daniel Bosco. He grew up in Donegal, Ireland which is a small town on the coast. As there were many O’Donnell’s in the area at that time, Daniel’s family chose the surname Bosco so as to distinguish themselves from the others. As a child, Daniel O’Donell had an affinity for music. He began playing music at an early age. His musical influences was his older sister, Margaret O’Donnell, who began her musical career at the early age of twelve. Daniel would always travel with his mother to lots of places to watch his sister perform. Then, Daniel got his own chance at performing his music when Margaret invited him onstage to sing with her. And as they say, the rest is history.

Daniel’s musical career started with Irish country music. He was still a teenager back then and he became an overnight success. He was a musical prodigy at his age. Daniel O’Donnell is not only known as a great singer but also as someone who values his fans very much. After his shows, he would be more than willing to stand for hours to sign autographs and for photo op with the fans. He would even invite his fans to his house on the Donegal Coast to have tea and a good conversation with him. This is his own way of saying thank you to the fans who have made him into what he is now. The people adore him because of his talent, and a big heart at that, too. What’s not to love in Daniel O’Donnell?

Daniel O’Donnell is a huge music star in Ireland, Australia, and America. But you do not have to go all these places just to catch him performing in his shows. You can just come over to Branson Missouri and watch Daniel O’Donnell. The shows of Daniel are being held next winter at the Andy Williams Moon River Theater, which is located in Highway 76, Branson’s entertainment district.

To make your stay in Branson more convenient, choose to stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort which is located just a few blocks away from Branson’s entertainment district. Thousand Hills has various lodging options that you can choose from to give you a break from the usual hotel rooms and motel rooms for your vacation. Make your vacation in Branson a blast by staying in Thousand Hills and seeing the live music shows, especially those by Daniel O’Donnell. For more inquiries and information, just dial 1-877-262-0430.

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Choose Right. Choose Thousand Hills Real Estate.


Having a home is one of the goals of everyone. May it be your primary home or a vacation home, choosing the perfect place for it is no joke.  With a decision as big as this, you have to consider a lot of factors to make sure that you make the right choice.Branson lake condos

If you are considering having a home in Branson Missouri, then you have come to the right place. A home in Branson lets you live in the live entertainment capital of the world. You can enjoy any live music show or play that you want to watch anytime you like to have it. Fun and exciting activities and attractions abound the area so you can always have a good time. Branson also has the best restaurants and outlet malls, so staying in Branson not only can let you save some bucks, it also guarantees you the best food and fashion finds.

Living in Branson is so much more convenient when you are in some place that is close to entertainment and nature. Having a home from one of Branson’s real estate leaders is the best decision you can make for yourself and for the family. Thousand Hills Golf Resort, one of the leaders in the real estate industry in Branson, brings you the perfect vacation homes. Choose from golf condos, golf homes, log cabins, and lakefront condos near Table Rock Lake, one of Branson’s most beautiful lakes. These real estate options in Branson are perfect for all the adventure lovers and nature-seeking people out there. The location of Thousand Hills Golf Resort is just minutes away from the entertainment district, and some of the best outlet malls and restaurants in Branson. For golf enthusiasts and those who want to learn more about the sport, you can also have a grand time in Thousand Hills because it houses on of the best golf courses in the Midwest. The 18-hole golf course caters to different skill levels of golfers, too. Thousand Hills is also located near Branson theme parks and the TriLakes Area. Have as much adventure as you can in Branson. Living in Branson would feel like you are on a vacation everyday.

Don’t miss the chance of getting the perfect vacation home for you in Branson. Thousand Hills gives you the best choice for you and your family. Get to know more about the real estate choices in Thousand Hills by calling 1-800-495-4653. You can also visit their website at

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Lots of Love in Branson this Valentine’s Day


Branson is a city that takes pride in celebrating momentous occasions in the grandest and most memorable way possible. It is also a prime vacation destination for families, friends, and couples because of the countless attractions and activities that people of all ages will truly enjoy. For the coming month of February, come and celebrate Valentine’s Day in Branson with your loved one.Valentine's Day in Branson

Branson Missouri, the live music capital of the world, gives you a fun and romantic experience this February 14. Show your loved one just how much they mean to you by treating them to a grand vacation in Branson Missouri. Valentine’s Day in Branson is regarded to be a special and joyous celebration of love. You can choose to come to Branson the weekend before or on Valentine’s Day itself to catch the love month specials of several establishments here.

During Valentine’s Day in Branson, the restaurants offer a special menu for the couple. You can also avail of the Valentine’s Day promos in Branson’s outlet malls. While shopping may not be what Branson is famous for, the outlet malls in the area are the places you should visit for great discounts and the latest fashion finds. Bring your date to Branson’s entertainment district in 76 Country Music Boulevard to witness the best live music shows. During February, most, if not all, of these shows serenade you with love songs of yesterday and today. If you and your date are lucky, you might even get to have ticket discounts. You can catch a movie also with your date, and February 14 is the perfect time to see a romantic movie. The theme parks in Branson are also ready to offer you added thrills and adventures. Feel like a kid again in the Track Family Fun Parks, Xtreme Racing Center, and a lot more. There are also a lot of nature parks if you want a more calming experience. Branson museums also join in the fun of celebrating Valentine’s Day with you and your sweetheart. Museums like the Titanic Museum have Valentine’s specials, which could also make for an interesting and unique date.

While you are in Branson for your Valentine’s Day getaway, make sure that your stay is comfortable and convenient at the same time. Choose Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort for your lodging place because it is situated close to the Branson’s theaters, malls, restaurants, and parks. Thousand Hills also offers you various lodging options to choose from. Choose from a log cabin, golf front condo, or a lakefront condo to make your Valentine’s Day a memorable one. Reserve your vacation home for Valentine’s Day now by calling 1-877-262-0430. 

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Going Fast and Furious at Branson’s Xtreme Racing Center


Are you the daredevil type who would want to spend a lot of time going full speed? Good news for you, because you still can enjoy that kind of thrill even while you are on a vacation. If you visit Branson Missouri, you will have the most thrilling vacation of your life. There is never a dull moment in Branson because you will never run out of things to do here. You can go swimming in the TriLakes Area, play mini golf, watch the world-famous live music shows, and a lot more.Xtreme Racing Center

One of the thrills that you can get in Branson is racing. The Xtreme Racing Center in Branson will give you just that. It is located in 76 Country Music Boulevard, which is also known to be Branson’s entertainment district. Xtreme Racing Center has brought high speed fun to Branson guests by letting them experience world-class Sodi racing karts that can go at speeds of at most 40 mph. This Branson attraction draws in crowds of all ages. However, it has certain requirements that racers should comply to in order to ensure the safety and full enjoyment racers in the Xtreme Racing Center.

Adult and youth racers should be at least 51 inches tall for them to be able to ride. For kid racers, they must be at least 42 inches tall. After these requirements are met, the racers can then have their own Racing License issued by Xtreme Racing Center. The Racing Licenses are $7.99 for adults and kids. There are also required safety wears for the racers. A helmet with a head sock underneath should be worn whenever you are racing. Visitors of Xtreme Racing Center are allowed to bring their own helmets, but it must be approved by Xtreme Racing Center.

The racers can try riding three types of karts in this race park – the kid karts for kid racers, GT5 and RT8 for adults. For adult racers, they must start with the GT5 first, and must move up to using the RT8. For kid racers, they should start with the kid karts, and move up to GT5, and on to RT8. You can also upgrade your license by showing your timing sheet at the ticket counter, and you can have the upgrade for free.

In order to race, you must purchase credits. One credit is to one race. Adult credits are for $18.99 and kid credits are for $11.99 each. When you buy bundles of three, five, ten, or more, you also get to have discounts. VIP Driver Memberships are also available at the Xtreme Racing Center.

You are in for a thrilling time in Branson. Make your vacation even more memorable by staying close to the tracks. Choose to stay at Thousand Hills Golf Resort, which is located very near Branson’s entertainment district. Choose from various lodging options to suit your vacation needs. For more inquiries and reservations, call 1-877-262-0430.

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A Fun Experience at Branson’s Greatest Adventures Minigolf


Branson may be known worldwide for its live music shows, but there is more to this place than just the live music shows. It is also home to the best theme parks that the whole family will surely enjoy. With activities and attractions for people of all ages, you can bring along the family, your friends, and your special someone for a grand vacation time in the premier vacation destination in the Midwest.Greatest Adventures Minigolf

One of the attractions in Branson is its outstanding and award-winning golf courses, which draw in a lot of golfing enthusiasts every year. These golf courses in Branson are suitable for any skill level – may you be a novice or a golf expert. An example of this golf course in Branson is the Thousand Hills Golf Course which features 18 holes, and also caters to three levels of difficulty so anyone can raise their game to a higher level. The Branson golf experience has become popular, which is why it has become a top golfing destination in America, too. To extend the golfing experience of the guests, Branson gives everyone the newest and the largest Branson minigolf experience at the Greatest Adventures Minigolf.

The Greatest Adventures was built in 2008, and since then it has been a staple destination for the golf enthusiasts. Built with quality time for the family in mind, each of the 36 holes of Greatest Adventures Minigolf is designed for fun and also to pose a challenge for every member of the family. Some of the exciting scenarios that you can encounter in the Greatest Adventures Minigolf are a waterfall cave, jungle animals, and Egyptian artifacts. To make the experience even more thrilling, you can also encounter a smoking dragon as you play a game of golf.

Greatest Adventures also gives the guests a chance to take home something for them to remember the wonderful time they had here. A large gift shop can be found inside where you can buy Branson souvenirs and toys. If the minigolfing experience is too much for you already, you can chill, take a break, and grab a snack in the patio and snack bar, which is located next to the waterfall. For the guests who are not that fond of the outdoors, you can also opt to stay inside and enjoy entertainment from the flat screen TV. People of all ages are truly welcome in Greatest Adventures Minigolf!

Make your stay in Branson a convenient one by choosing Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort as your lodging place. Thousand Hills is located minutes away from Greatest Adventures so you can have that much needed rest after spending a long day in the golf park. Thousand Hills also offers you affordable lodging options to suit your needs, a breathtaking view of the Ozark woods, golf course, and Table Rock Lake, and proximity to Branson’s entertainment district. Plan your vacation now and let Thousand Hills be your partner in making this a memorable one for you. For reservations, call 1-877-262-0430.

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Come To Branson Table Rock Lakes For A Fun Water Adventure


The lakes area in Branson Missouri may not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word Branson. But the Branson TriLakes Area are here to prove that Branson is not just about the magnificent live music shows. It is also a place where families, friends, and couples can spend some quality time and have the best memories that they can have.Table Rock Lake

The TriLakes Area in Branson is composed of Lake Taneycomo, Bull Shoals Lake, and Table Rock Lake. In spotlight for now is Branson Table Rock Lake, which is also known to be one of the most pristine and tranquil waters in the Midwest. Table Rock Lake is 52,000 acres of pure water fun for you. Now, the lake is a hotspot for people who are craving for water activities such as swimming, boating, fishing, diving, and a lot more. Let us back track to how Table Rock Lake came to be the famous lake that it is at present.

Table Rock Lake’s history all began with the building of the dam in 1958. The dam was built for flood control purposes, and also to provide the Branson locals with water and hydroelectric power. Originally, the site for the dam was in Table Rock Mountain but the place was found out to be unstable for the dam, so it was transferred to its present location today. As soon as the dam was completed across White River, Branson Table Rock Lake was brought to life.

Your visit to the Table Rock Lakes in Branson is never a boring one. You can hop aboard the Showboat Branson Belle and enjoy a breathtaking cruise of the lake. You also get to have a sumptuous dinner and live entertainment while on the cruise. Table Rock Lake is also a famous site for bass fishing. Fishing enthusiasts can catch largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish in this lake. The lake’s temperature is also a perfect habitat for trout.

The surroundings of Table Rock Lake is so calming that the lodging places around here has become a favorite for Branson guests. You can choose from over a hundred resorts for your home away from home when you visit the lakes area in Branson. One of the popular choices for you is Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort. Thousand Hills gives you more lodging options to choose from so you can find one that really suits your needs. Choose from a log cabin, golf front condo, or you can stay close to Table Rock Lake by choosing the lakefront condo in Thousand Hills.

Make your stay in Branson a very special one by visiting Table Rock Lake and staying at Thousand Hills. For reservations and inquiries on Thousand Hills’ lodging, call 1-877-262-0430. 

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