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The A-List Life in Branson’s Hollywood Wax Museum



We often see wax used in candles, papers, and many other uses. But have you ever imagined using wax in making replica of famous men and women? Yes, and there is even a museum for life-sized wax figures here in Branson. Branson Missouri is known to be the ultimate vacation destination in the Midwest simply because guests continually find something interesting to do. Never a dull moment. That is the Branson promise.

Come to the Hollywood Wax Museum in Branson. It is located on Highway 76, and it is certainly a museum that you could not miss. The museum itself is beside an attraction like Mount Rushmore, but instead of the faces of presidents, you can see Hollywood stars. This version is called Mount Hollywood, and it is actually one of the most photographed places in Branson. You can also see the Great Ape of Branson on the top of a skyscraper replica above the museum. The Branson Hollywood Wax Museum is the only museum in Branson that is dedicated to the stars – people who made a mark in Hollywood. Without a doubt, this museum is a famous attraction for kids and adults alike.

As you go inside the Wax Museum, you will be amazed at how life-like are the figures created from plain old globs of wax and clay. You can even take your own photos with the celebrities. Have a selfie with Hollywood stars like Johnny Depp, Will Smith, Willie Nelson, Michael Jackson, and many more. You can also learn more about the stars by reading some unique facts and trivia about them.

While taking photos with the wax celebrities might take up much of your time, there is still more attractions in this museum. As you go next door, you will find the Castle of Chaos, which is a big hit with the teens. The Castle of Chaos is a haunted video game ride where you can scream your hearts out as you engage in a gun fight with the ghouls. Another attraction is Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors. This is one where you go in a maze to save Princess Hannah.


Branson’s Hollywood Wax Museum is open to the public all year round. Museum hours may vary depending on the season so visit their website at to check on the operating hours. Special group rates are also available, and Branson locals get free admission on their birthday! What a treat! For your Branson trip to the Hollywood Wax Museum, choose to stay in a place that is near the museum. Stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort, where you can have the perfect lodging choice whether you’re going as a group, couple, or even solo. To inquire and to reserve units in Thousand Hills, call 1-877-262-0430.

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Dinner and Entertainment in Branson’s Dixie Stampede




The place called Branson is almost synonymous to entertainment. When you visit Branson Missouri, your expectations of world-class fun and entertainment will never fall short. Aside from the entertainment in Branson, the dining experience in Branson is also a must-try. Now what do we have if we combine good food with great entertainment? You have a Branson Dixie Stampede experience!


For some Branson guests, Dixie Stampede has been a part of their family tradition. The Dixie Stampede dinner show showcases live animals, dramatic lights, sounds, and pyrotechnics. You can even see stuntmen and women do tricks on horseback. These tricks combined with special effects and musical productions guarantee you of a unique dining experience. It is only in Branson where you can find this kind of entertainment.


Your ticket to the Branson Dixie Stampede entitles you to a unique dining experience and sumptuous food, too. You get to have a four-course feast delivered to you as you enjoy watching the live entertainment before you. The feast will include a whole rotisserie chicken, barbecued pork loin, vegetable soup, corn on the cob, herb basted potato, homemade biscuit and a decadent dessert. If you are a vegetarian, you can also request for such meal to the servers. A vegetarian meal in Dixie Stampede includes a garden vegetable salad, vegetable soup, corn on the cob, herb basted potato, homemade biscuit and dessert. Aside from the meal, your ticket also grants you access to the Carriage Room pre-show. Here you can walk in the stables to see Quarter Horse, Palomino, Paint, and Appaloosa horse breeds. In the Carriage Room, you also get to have a comedy show from Mountain Rukus. During the pre-show, you can also order popcorn, peanuts, and sodas in the Carriage Room.


The Dixie Stampede season starts in February and ends in December. If you visit Dixie Stampede during the holidays, you also get to enjoy the Dixie Family Christmas, and the costumes and lights around the arena. For Dixie Stampede show details, visit You can also get tickets to the Dixie Stampede show through the Thousand Hills Concierge.


As you go on a vacation in Branson, make it even more perfect by choosing to stay in Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort. Thousand Hills is located in the heart of Branson’s entertainment district so there would be no problem if you want to see more shows in the area. There are also several lodging options in Branson to suit your needs. Whether you are vacationing with the family or with a friend, Thousand Hills has the perfect unit for you. For lodging inquiries and reservations in Thousand Hills, call 1-877-262-0430.

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A Big Branson Experience in Branson IMAX Complex



Branson Missouri is not only a place to the music lovers, it is also a favorite destination for the movie goers. For the movie enthusiasts, the best experience in watching a movie is having the best seats in the theaters, crisp and clear surround sound systems and cinema screens. Movie goers in Branson frequent the Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex. It is where you get to see your favorite movies in the most comfortable way, plus you are also treated to shopping spree and live music shows.

The Branson IMAX Complex boasts of its giant IMAX screen that is six stories tall and 83 feet wide. This theater can hold 22,000 watts of surround sound to amplify your movie viewing experience. Some of the films that you can see are Rocky Mountain Express, Flight of the Butterflies, Tornado Alley, and Ozarks Legacy and Legend. You can also find the Elite Cinema III in Branson IMAX Complex. The Elite Cinema III is considered one of the best theaters in Branson. It is where you can watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters with a stadium style seating, oversized seats, and Tempur-Pedic foam seat pads.

Aside from the great movie experience, the Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex also gives live shows to enjoy. There is the Little Opry Theater where you can see local talents such as the Petersen Family Bluegrass Band. Other shows in the Little Opry Theater that you can catch are Johnny Cash Songbook, A Tribute to John Denver, Hank Williams Revisited, Smoke on the Mountain, Sanders Family Christmas, A Tribute to Marty Robbins, Patsy Cline Remembered, and many more.

So you already have an enjoyable movie and live show experience in Branson IMAX Complex. That’s not enough yet, since it still has something more to offer. Shopping in Branson IMAX is also one of the main attractions in this place. There are 17 specialty shops where you can look for all kinds of unique gifts and souvenir items. Some of the shops that you can find are D&D Leather, Fabulous Finds, Kelly’s World Famous Eucalyptus Oil, Ozark Mountain Quilts, Mini Masseuse, Fashion Liquidators, The Shadow Box, and a lot more.

Lastly, end your Branson IMAX experience with good food. Try dining at the McFarlain’s Family Restaurant, which is located inside the complex. Enjoy their burgers, chicken sandwiches, meatloaf, chicken pot pie, and their other bestsellers.


Have the best Branson experience by staying in Thousand Hills Golf Resort. It is located close to the theaters of Branson, and a short drive from Branson IMAX. You can choose from Branson log cabins, lakefront condos, and golf homes to be your abode during your vacation. Reserve your very own unit now by calling 1-877-262-0430.

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A Unique Experience in the Showboat Branson Belle


A vacation right now sounds perfect. And so is having a cruise during your vacation. If you want to experience a cruise without spending that much money, then head over to Branson Missouri! Branson offers you a cruise like no other without the heavy price tag.


Branson’s Showboat Branson Belle is your cheaper yet equally breathtaking alternative to a luxury cruise right here in Branson. The Showboat Branson Belle is a 3-decker boat where you can experience the marvelous views of nature in Branson. Be amazed by the beauty of the Table Rock Lake as you stroll through it. You can also enjoy a hearty 3-course meal in the boat while you get to be entertained by the shows. The Showboat features world-class performers and musicians that will surely please you as in your Showboat trip. This Branson attraction also served as home to a world-class performer and the one and only aerial violinist in the world, Janice Martin. The singing group The ShowMen and the comedian Christopher James are also in the house to give you the whole entertainment package. Be amazed, be entertained in Branson’s Showboat Branson Belle!


The Showboat Branson Belle has been an attraction in Branson for almost 20 years. This showboat is a paddleboat which has a peak speed of 11 mph. A ticket to the Showboat Branson Belle entitles you to two hours of pure entertainment, laughter, awe, and a happy tummy at that, too. The feast inside the showboat is freshly prepared from the ship’s galley so you can have your meal hot and fresh.


This riverboat gives you more than that! It also gives you a shopping experience inside a showboat! How cool is that? While the passengers are onboard, they can visit the White River Landing, which contains Layton’s Mercantile, McAdoo’s Boatworks, and On Board Boutique to cap off your Showboat Branson Belle trip. Layton’s Mercantile offers you various ladies’ accessories, apparels, and also home décor items. Not only that, you can also buy from here sweets like candies, jams, jellies, butters, and many others. If you are not sure what to buy, you can always get free samples to help you decide. In Layton’s Mercantile, there is a Showboat Box Office. This is where you can pick up your reserved tickets, make reservations for your next cruise, and learn some information about the Showboat Branson Belle.


All of these experience can be all yours for only $49! This includes everything from the cruise to the dinner to the show. At this price, the Showboat Branson Belle experience is definitely a steal! Next time, you should look no more on expensive cruises because the Showboat Branson Belle definitely equals the experience! For more information about the showboat, just dial 1-800-888-7277.

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A Comfortable Luxury Vacation in a Three Bedroom Branson Townhouse



You deserve only the best for your vacation in the Live Entertainment Capital of the World. Branson is gaining much popularity to become the ultimate vacation destination in the Midwest because of its live music shows, exciting theme parks, refreshing nature parks, outlet malls, unique museums, and a lot more. You are sure to never run out of things to do in Branson. A visit during this time of the year also guarantees you a fun time because of the many festivals happening.

For your Branson vacation, make it a luxurious one and at the same time a comfortable one. With a smart choice of your lodging place in Branson, it is not impossible to achieve both comfort and luxury. Choose to stay in Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort so you can experience living right in Branson’s entertainment district and in the caress of the woods of the Ozarks. To make it even more carefree for you, the lodging places in Thousand Hills are also located close to Table Rock Lake, one of the most perfect lakes in Branson. If you are travelling with a large group, the perfect lodging choice for you would be the three bedroom Branson townhouse in Thousand Hills.

The three bedroom townhouse in Thousand Hills is the ultimate home away from home in Branson condominium rentals. This is also the largest of all condominium units in Thousand Hills. You get to enjoy a fully furnished unit for your vacation. The living rooms in the townhouse will have queen sized sofa sleepers, gas fireplaces, and private patois with gas grills. The unit also has a fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops, appliances, washer/dryer units, and premium kitchen packages. Now, all you need to bring is food and you are good to go!

The master bedroom is located on the main floor of the townhouse. It has a private bath with a whirpool tub and overhead shower. There are also two additional bedrooms upstairs that share a Jack and Jill bathroom. Its closets are also spacious enough to accommodate your belongings for longer stays. Even while you are in the townhouse, you won’t get bored, thanks to the cable TVs and DVD player in the living room and in all the bedrooms. Each TV is equipped with premium cable channels. Plus, you also get to have free high-speed internet access.

Other amenities of getting a three bedroom Branson townhouse are a two car attached garage with remote access, and free use of the swimming pool which is just a short walk away from your townhouse. You also get to stay in a quiet and private area in Thousand Hills, where you won’t be disturbed by the city noise. In fact, many of the Branson stars stay in this unit to be near the theaters in Branson and to have some private relaxation time.


Call now for your reservations of the three bedroom Branson townhouses because these units are booked in advance really fast. For more inquiries on this unit and for reservations, just dial 1-877-262-0430.

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Your Guide to Branson’s Must-Try Restaurants



People have known Branson to be a blooming entertainment scene. With the live music shows that have brought this place to where it is now, there is no doubt that Branson Missouri is one of the best vacation spots in the Midwest. Aside from the live entertainment, Branson also treats the guests to an adventure-filled experience through its theme parks and nature parks. Shopping in Branson outlet malls have also been an attraction in itself because of the great finds and big discounts that people can have. Another one of Branson attractions which draws people to this place is its restaurants.

For your trip to Branson, find out where are the best places to eat. Here are four of the best Branson restaurants that you must try. A day of fun and adventure in Branson without recharging yourself and your tummy will be futile, so grab a bite at these restaurants when you are in Branson.

1.       Dobyn’s Dining Room

Located in Keeter Center at the College of the Ozarks, Dobyn’s Dining Room is perfect for a casual lunch, intimate dinner, group dinner, or family gatherings. The student culinary and service staff at Dobyn’s make sure that everyone gets what their taste buds crave for. Every Thursday to Saturday evenings, you don’t get just a dining experience but you will also be treated to entertainment from the musical talents in the campus. There is also a bakery and creamery to spoil your sweet tooth.

2.       Indian Clay Oven Restaurant

People who are craving for Indian food can never go wrong with Indian Clay Oven. This authentic Indian restaurant always aims to satisfy their guests. Indian Clay Oven offers fine dining, a relaxing and beautiful ambiance, and excellent staff service. This is located across Walmart on Highway 76 in Branson. Lunch hours are 11 AM to 2:30 PM and dinner hours are from 5 PM to 10 PM.

3.       Mitsu Neko Fusion Cuisine and Sushi Bar Restaurant

This authentic Japanese restaurant gives you a one-of-a-kind, modern, and romantic atmosphere. Mitsu Neko is the dream come true of its owners – a place where they can pursue their ideas and beliefs. Expect to get the best quality of food made from fresh, healthy and natural ingredients. It is also a place where locals and tourists alike are treated like family by the owners and the staff.

4.       Rocco’s Pizza Restaurant

This Italian restaurant is considered by many to be their favorite pizza place in Branson. Great food coupled with great service is one combo that you must experience in Branson restaurants and Rocco’s have that for you. You should try their pizzas, pastas, calzones, and anything else that you find interesting on their menu. Rocco’s is a gem in Branson restaurants that you should not miss.

Your Branson food trip can be made more comfortable with you staying near all the attractions in Branson. Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort lets you do just that because it is situated in the heart of Branson’s entertainment district and very near the best restaurants in Branson. With the choices of Branson log cabins, lakefront condos, and golf homes, you are sure to feel relaxed all throughout your vacation. Inquire now about Thousand Hills lodging by calling 1-877-262-0430.

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Great Bargains at Branson Sales Tax Holiday



Although shopping in Branson may not be the main attraction, it is still one of the activities that guests and locals alike enjoy doing. Who doesn’t love shopping? May it be clothes, books, or even school supplies, the feeling of shopping is rewarding. Branson outlet malls will make your shopping experience even better with the right ambiance and the best views for you.

Branson shopping is one of the activities that you can do all year round. It does not have an off season. Yes, there may be sales that make people flock to the malls, but these malls will still give you the best experience that you can have. Why not plan ahead your trip in Branson in time for one of the biggest sales in the area? On August 7 to August 9, you can enjoy three days of low prices because of the Sales Tax Holiday in Branson. The Sales Tax Holiday will start on August 7 at 12:01 AM, and it will go on until Sunday. This is the perfect opportunity to get big discounts and score great deals on back-to-school items. Some of the items that you can buy without the sales tax are clothes, school supplies, computers, and a lot more. Visit the shops and stores on the Sales Tax Holiday weekend to find some more marked down items.

The Branson Sales Tax Holiday is a big help to everyone. The kids can choose the items that they want without their parents worrying much about the hefty bills. For this time period, expect a lot of shoppers to come to Branson to partake in the Sales Tax Holiday. Long lines are also expected. Be there as early as you can so you don’t run out of the items that you want.

As early as now, start planning your Branson vacation in time for the Sales Tax Holiday. Bring along the whole family so you can have bonding time together and you also get to have the quality vacation you all deserve before school starts. As you plan your trip to Branson, don’t miss out on watching some of the famous live music shows or have an adventure at Silver Dollar City, one of Branson’s best theme parks.


You would need a lodging place for your weekend here in Branson. Worry not, because Thousand Hills Golf Resort got you. Thousand Hills is situated near the outlet malls, theme parks, and entertainment scene in Branson to make it a lot more convenient for you. It also has several lodging places for the whole family to enjoy and relax in. Choose from a Branson log cabin, golf home, or a lakefront condo to be your home away from home. For inquiries on lodging in Thousand Hills, call 1-877-262-0430. 

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It’s Moonlight Madness Once Again in Silver Dollar City



The heat of summer will definitely leave you with two options. One is to stay indoors and find something enjoyable to do. Second is to go outdoors and find activities to beat the scorching heat of the sun. Why not have a vacation in Branson Missouri so you can see that you can do both? Yes, Branson gives you the liberty to stay indoors and go outdoors as often as you like without leaving one place. Go to Silver Dollar City, Branson’s most popular theme park to enjoy as muchas you can.

Your stay in Silver Dollar City may leave you wanting to stay more inside the park because of the many activities and attractions here. Good news is you can now stay longer in Silver Dollar City, thanks to the Moonlight Madness Festival. The Moonlight Madness Festival lets you enjoy 12 hours of pure bliss with the people you are with. The park opens at 9:30 AM and will be closing at 10 PM. All throughout these 12 hours in the park, you can enjoy the thrilling rides and attractions inside the park. If the heat is too much for you, you can go inside the theaters in Silver Dollar City to witness special show. There are more than 40 shows in a day in Silver Dollar City to give you a breather from all the adrenaline rush and from the heat outdoors. The Moonlight Madness Festival will be from July 18 to August 2, 2015.

There will also be special shows at the GAC Echo Hollow from Wednesdays to Mondays at 7 PM. Dance the Chicken Dance, The Electric Slide, and The Cotton Eyed Joe with the Street Dances in Silver Dollar City every 9 PM. Each night in the Moonlight Madness Festival will also feature special food and merchandise offers. The shops and eateries in Silver Dollar City are known to serve the best theme park food in America. Try eating in shops like Hospitality House, Ozark Marketplace, Moonlight Madness Tent on the Square, Eva & Delilah’s, Fanny’s Funnel Cakes, Flossie’s Fried Fancies, Hannah’s Ice Cream Parlor, Wagon Works Grill, and Wilson’s Farmers’ Market. These shops will be open until 10 PM, too.

But wait, there’s more! If 12 hours is not yet enough for you, visit Silver Dollar City on July 25 and August 1 as the park will be open from 9:30 AM to midnight. You can also avail of two-day tickets for the price of one. For ticket inquiries, contact 1-800-785-1550.


For your lodging needs in Thousand Hills, choose only Thousand Hills Golf Resort. Not only would you stay close to Silver Dollar City as possible, you can also enjoy the luxury units in Thousand Hills. Inquire now about the lodging options in Thousand Hills for your vacation. Dial 1-877-262-0430.

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Light Up Your World with the Kimberling City’s Fireburst Fireworks Show



What makes Branson famous is the endless array of activities and attractions. No matter what day, month, or season you choose to visit Branson, you will surely find a bunch of exciting activities to partake in. If a “no occasion” day in Branson is that much fun, how much more if we are celebrating something? This 4th of July weekend, Branson is all set and ready to make it even more special for you. If you haven’t got any plans yet this weekend, then read along to find out how you can have a blast.

The live music shows in Branson are a staple thing to experience whenever you visit. Aside from this, you can also enjoy the special 4th of July activities brought to you by Branson outlet malls, museums, theme parks, restaurants, and other establishments. There are weekend sales happening on Saturday, and a lot of shops will participate. What is the best way to kick off or to cap off your Branson 4th of July celebration? None other than witnessing a spectacular fireworks show! Over the waters of one of Branson’s most beautiful lakes, Table Rock Lake, there will be the 28th Annual Fireburst Fireworks Show. You can view the multicolored fireworks painting itself on a vast canvas of the night night sky eithr by car, by boat, or on foot. There will be more than 1,000 boats that will be in Table Rock Lake, located in Kimberling City. Not far ahead is Downtown Branson, where you can experience the rich history of Branson.

Kimberling City’s Fireburst Fireworks Show is not one to miss. You can go to Indian Point near West Branson to have the best view of this parade of colors in the sky. If you want to witness the fireworks show by boat, you better plan ahead of your day in Branson. There are boat rentals available but since it is a holiday, boat rentals sell like pancakes. You can also choose to bring your own boat and sail it in Table Rock Lake for a majestic view of the fireworks display. Lawn chairs should also be brought if you want to spend the night on land. The fireworks show begins at dusk on July 4, 2015. And the best part? Admission is free!


Turn your weekend from zero to hero by spending it in Kimberling City’s 28th Annual Fireburst Fireworks Show. For your convenience in rushing your weekend plans, choose Thousand Hills Golf Resort as your lodging place. It has various options for you whether you are going as a family or a couple, or even with a large group of friends, Thousand Hills has the right lodging place for you. Plus, it is also located just minutes away from Table Rock Lake and from Branson’s entertainment district. Inquire now by calling 1-877-262-0430.

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See Why Branson Christmases Can't Be Beat

Christmas in BransonChristmas is, according to the carol, the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is the one time of year that features everything good – like visits from rarely seen family, decadent holiday goodies, gift giving and receiving, beautiful decorations, festive music, and more. Many people have special traditions that only come around during Christmastime, which have been passed down from generation to generation. Regardless of how you spend it, Christmas is always merry – and it is even merrier when it is a Branson Christmas! Get ready to start some new holiday traditions in Branson this year.

Lights: One of the most festive parts of Christmas is the lights – and there are certainly no Christmas light shortages in Branson! Not only can you cruise around the resident Branson neighborhoods to see wonderful home displays of lights, but you can partake in some of Branson’s own drive through Christmas light experiences too! The Trail of Lights at Shepherd of the Hills is one of the area’s most popular – with over a mile of Christmas lights, 3D life sized displays and great carols, there is something new for you to see around every turn. Finish up with a cup of hot chocolate and a ride up in the Inspiration Tower for a look at ALL the lights in Branson!

Shopping: If you still have some Christmas shopping to do, take advantage of all the great stores in Branson – everything from local shops to big box stores can be found around town! If there is an outdoor lover in your life, visit the Branson Bass Pro Shops on the Branson Landing – you will find everything from fishing poles to pocketknives to camo bedding here! For a fantastic selection of clothing stores that you won’t find anywhere else, head to the Tanger Outlet Mall – brands like Ann Taylor, Oshkosh and Nike can all be found here. And for a unique gift for someone who already has everything else, visit the Amish General Store! You will find a fun array of unique foods, spices, homemade furniture and more. There is sure to be something for everyone on your list (naughty or nice!) in Branson!

Activities: To get yourself in a real holiday spirit, there are plenty of Branson Christmas activities for you to enjoy. Silver Dollar City’s Old Time Christmas Festival is one of the most popular Christmas attractions around – you will experienced millions of Christmas lights, a five story special effects Christmas tree, a Christmas parade, and the chance to ride all of the park’s famous rides! Be sure to grab a cup of hot cocoa in between. White Flight at The Butterfly Palace is also a wonderful holiday activity – hundreds of white butterflies drift like snowflakes around this natural museum! Many of your favorite shows also happen to have a Christmas performance – check the local listings to see who is celebrating!

A Branson Christmas is one that will be remembered for years to come. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to experience an award winning Branson Christmas for yourself!

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