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Branson Museums for Every Interest

Branson, Missouri, the Live Entertainment Capital of the Midwest, appeals to almost interest you can think of. Do you like food? Some of the best restaurants in Missouri are located in Branson. Are you a fan of thrill rides? This vacation hot spot is home to adrenaline rushes like Outlaw Run and the KaPau Plummet. Can’t get enough of the outdoors? Take a hike in Busiek State Park and Wildlife Area, fish Lake Taneycomo, or swim in the waters of Table Rock Lake. Love your shows? Check out the Shepherd of the Hills show, SIX, The Baldknobbers and so many more! But what if your interest lies more in museums? Don’t worry – there is a Branson museum for everyone! So if you like…

History – History buffs will certainly want to take the time to plan a visit to the Titanic Museum in Branson. One of the greatest Titanic museums in the country, this landmark museum draws thousands of visitors from all over every single year. Shaped like the famous ship herself and located right off of Highway 76, this Branson museum is one you won’t forget. Filled to the brim with historic artifacts found on the shipwreck, and featuring exact replicas of actual cabins, ship decks and the grand staircase, you can spend hours wandering around this interactive museum. At the start of your self-guided tour, you’ll receive a ticket that has all of the information about a real Titanic passenger. At the end of the museum, you’ll find out the fate of the person on your passport. History truly comes alive at the Titanic museum! If you are also interested in the history of the Ozarks, visit the Ralph Foster Museum at College of the Ozarks – you’ll find dozens of displays and exhibits showcasing the history of this rugged landscape.

Celebrities: If you like to watch the Oscars, see all the latest movies, and read the tabloids, check out the Hollywood Wax Museum, located on historic Highway 76! You’ll get a chance to see your favorite famous folks up close and personal – sort of! Filled with dozens of realistic wax celebrity figures, the Hollywood Wax Museum is open 365 days a year, and makes for some great photo opportunities with friends! You’ll have a blast at this Branson museum.

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Odd Things: This ‘odditorium’ is full of all sorts of crazy things – if you like the weird and wild, this is one Branson museum you won’t want to miss out on. Also located on Highway 76 (many of the great museums are) you can’t miss this venue – it is shaped like many of the buildings that were cracked and damaged in the 1812 Missouri earthquake! Don’t worry though – the whole building is structurally sound. See a collection of shrunken heads, a vampire killing kit, a spinning vortex tunnel, crazy artwork, a Transformer made out of car parts and more!

These are just a few of the great Branson museums that the town has to offer. So whatever your interest might be, Branson has a museum for you!

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Off the Beaten Path – Branson’s Lesser Known Attractions

If you have had the pleasure of visiting Branson – the Live Entertainment Capital of the Midwest – before, chances are that you have visited some of the big, famous, well known attractions on your previous visits. Take Silver Dollar City, for example – this park is world famous and boasts some of the best thrill rides in the nation. But what about some of the lesser known Branson attractions, the ones that you have to look a little harder to find? Sometimes, those can be just as much fun, if not more, to visit! So the next time you want to take a little side trip, check out some of these great stops!

Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery: For a fun look at some of the Ozarks fishing history, take a visit to the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery! This is where many of the trout that make Lake Taneycomo so fun to fish in are raised. Visitors to the hatchery can peruse the nature center, which is chock full of information about the lake, the fish, and the surrounding wildlife. A small movie theater shows a film that details every step of the trout raising process. Once you step outside, you can wander through the concrete raceways where the fish are housed, and even feed them! The hatchery also abuts several beautiful hiking trails that border the lake, so wear your hiking shoes!

Ralph Foster Museum at C of OCollege of the Ozarks: While visiting a school during a vacation might not sound like the most fun thing in the world, College of the Ozarks is not just any school! This unique institution is a four year work college, where students work on campus to pay for their tuition. Students can work at any number of on-site work stations – and some of these happen to be pretty cool attractions! The Ralph Foster Museum, for example, is known as ‘The Smithsonian of the Ozarks,’ and it is packed wall to wall with artifacts, collectibles, art, tools, costumes, furniture and more. The Tractor Museum, full of antique farm machinery, is located just across from the on campus dairy, where visitors can see how students milk the cows. The milk and cream is then used to make delicious ice cream up at the Keeter Center ice cream parlor! These are just a few of the great things to see on this campus.

Table Rock Dam: Many folks have driven over the top of the Table Rock Dam – but did you know that you can go INSIDE the dam? That’s right – you can get an in depth look at the hydro power created by the water in the lake. Tours depart from the Dewey Short Visitor’s Center, and involve quite a bit of stair climbing – so wear your walking shoes!

These are just a few of the lesser known Branson attractions and activities around town for you to partake in – get creative and go exploring to find some more!

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Top Five Must See Branson Attractions

 

Plan Your Lake Vacation

As any visitor to the Live Entertainment Capital of the Midwest – also known as Branson, Missouri – can attest to, this world renowned vacation hot spot has no shortage whatsoever of things to see and do. You would have to move to town to see all that Branson has to offer, and even then it would take quite some time! Plus, new Branson attractions, shows, museums, shops and events are added to the lineup every year, so the list of things to see just keeps on getting bigger and bigger. But if you aren’t planning in being in town for an extended period of time, there are a handful of Branson attractions that you just won’t want to miss…

Silver Dollar City Craftsmen1. Silver Dollar City – Silver Dollar City, or SDC, is one of Branson’s oldest and most original attractions. What began as a simple pioneer replica town and stage play to entertain those waiting to visit the Marvel Cave has exploded into a world famous theme park, full of amazing heritage craftsmen and a plethora of heart stopping thrill rides! SDC holds many different themed festivals every year, from Bluegrass and BBQ to An Old Time Christmas, so there is always something exciting going on at the park. Add that to live crafting demonstrations and rides like Powder Keg and Outlaw Run, and you have one of those must see Branson attractions!

2. Inspiration Tower – The Inspiration Tower, located at the Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead and Old Mill Theater, is without doubt the tallest attraction in Branson. It’s also one that you won’t want to miss during your stay! The viewing room at the top of this 200 foot tall beacon is breathtaking – on a clear day, you can see all the way into the next state! And if you want a thrilling ride back down…take the Vigilante Extreme ZipRider!

3. The Branson Landing – For a great Branson vacation experience, you will want to plan an afternoon or an evening at The Branson Landing. This elegant lakeside experience provides an unparalleled shopping and dining extravaganza, plus entertainment too – don’t miss the fiery fountain show, or a ride on Parakeet Pete’s zipline!

4. Table Rock Lake – Table Rock Lake is one of the most famous natural attractions in Branson – and it’s one you won’t want to miss! Table Rock Lake provides visitors with endless opportunities to swim, hike, fish, boat, grill and more, all set against the breathtaking beauty of the Ozarks. For an even more special way to experience this most beloved of natural Branson attractions, book your tickets on the Showboat Branson Belle!

5. Promised Land Zoo – It isn’t every day that you can see exotic critters like tigers and sloths, or help bottle feed a baby camel, but you can when you visit the Promised Land Zoo! This 5 acre outdoor zoo, located right in the heart of Branson, provides visitors with a personal and educational experience as you encounter rare and amazing exotic creatures. Live Animal Shows, Animal Encounters and group tours make this unique local zoo a must see stop on your list!

 

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A Posh Vacation in a Branson Lakefront Condo

 

 

A grand vacation deserves no less than an equally grand place to stay. Grand does not necessarily mean everything golden. It can also mean getting utmost comfort coupled with a breathtaking view to keep you relaxed. This is what Branson offers you. Being the Live Music Capital of the World and the ultimate vacation destination in the Midwest, Branson has attracted people from all places and of all ages.

Branson fun and adventure does not only cater to the music lovers. Kids and adults alike will find this place a very interesting place, with all the theme parks, concert scenes, theaters, nature havens, museums, and many other attractions. The TriLakes Area in Branson is one place where tourist get to enjoy water activities. It has 3 of Branson’s major lakes, namely Lake Taneycomo, Bull Shoals Lake, and Table Rock Lake. The sight of these lakes and the Ozark mountain backdrop would be so heavenly. Thanks to Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort, people can now stay close to the lakes area and bask in the majestic view at that, too.

Thousand Hills Golf Resort’s newest offer in Branson condo rentals is the Branson lakefront condo. Named as The Majestic, these 2 and 3 bedroom Branson lake condos are situated a few minutes away from Branson’s entertainment district, TriLakes Area, Dewey Short Visitor’s Center, State Park Marina, and Moonshine Beach. Being a relatively new property in Thousand Hills, The Majestic lakefront condos also have the newest designs and modern furnishings to make your stay a comfortable one.

Your rental of the Branson lakefront condo in Thousand Hills comes with a full set of amenities. The fully equipped kitchen already includes dishwashers, microwave oven and washers/dryers so you can dry your swim wears before you head home. Bedrooms and bathrooms are also fully furnished. Rooms come with high end bedding with triple sheeting and pillow-top mattresses. A private bath can also be found in each room, plus the master bath, which includes a whirlpool tub for a relaxing time even while in the condo unit. All rooms also come with a cable TV and a DVD player. Free high-speed wireless internet is all yours to enjoy.

 

Let yourself be surrounded by the gifts of nature. The lake condos are located in the shores of Table Rock Lake with wooded and secluded comfort. Your rental also treats you to your very own boat dock so it would be more convenient for you. Treat yourself to this wonder in Thousand Hills now! Inquire about the Branson lakefront condos by calling 1-877-262-0430. 

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Spend A Romantic Getaway in a One Bedroom Branson Cabin

 

 

Branson is not just a place for adventure lovers. It is also the perfect place for lovers. Yes, the Live Entertainment Capital of the World has some romantic bone to it. Branson can also become lovers’ lane as you wish because of the many romantic spots in the city. It is the perfect nature getaway, with the perfect blend of the busy city vibes.

What makes Branson a famous destination of tourists is the wide collection of activities and attraction in the area. It has the best collection of world-class theaters and theme parks, plus the interesting museums and unique outlet malls. Although you would get the hustling and bustling city vibes, you can still unwind and have a quiet time because you are surrounded with the wonders of the Ozark Mountains and the TriLakes Area.

Date night with your sweetheart would be hassle-free in Branson. Enjoy a live music show or a whole-day adventure in the theme park, have a romantic dinner in some of Branson’s famous restaurants, take a stroll along the shores of the pristine lakes, and finally cap your day off in a very comfortable and relaxing home. This is what Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort brings you. A one bedroom Branson cabin in Thousand Hills is just what you need for you and your special someone to have a private and tranquil moment in the middle of Branson’s entertainment district. Even though Thousand Hills is just minutes away from malls, theaters, and theme parks, it never fails to give you the touch of nature that your vacation deserve.

Located within the secluded wooden area of the Ozarks, these one bedroom Branson cabins will surely give you a memorable stay. You don’t only get luxury and convenience by staying in this cabin; you are also entitled to the best amenities to make your stay comfortable. It has fully furnished bedrooms and bathrooms, and the crowning glory of this one bedroom Branson cabin is the two person Jacuzzi tub in the open living area. You also have TV and DVD player in the living area, with free high-speed wireless internet and back porches, too. Bring out your cooking skills in the cabin’s fully furnished kitchen. It already has a microwave oven, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, pots pans, utensils, and a lot more.

 

Spend a cozy night in Thousand Hills’ cabin. You may not want to leave your cabin because it just feels so much like home – maybe even better. Plan your date in Branson now and stay in Thousand Hills for one moment you’ll cherish for a lifetime. For reservations and inquiries, call 1-877-262-0430.

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Celebrate Halloween in Branson, the entertainment Capital of the Midwest

 

Halloween is the last event in October and it is far by one of the most famous events every year. Kids and adults have always loved the annual trick or treat, the scary and the not-so-scary costumes, the horror houses, the orange and black colors all over town, and so much more. And in Branson, the Halloween transforms the whole place into a fantastic Boo-City. People can enjoy haunted tours, duck rides, and horror parks all throughout October.

So, this Halloween, bring your family to Branson, Missouri and celebrate this spooky time of the year with us! You will have the ultimate Halloween experience as you try different events and attend various festivities. Be sure to check these out when you’re in Branson:

Halloween Week

Halloween in Branson would sure be packed with a variety of family events. There will be safe trick or treating and educational events for every member of the family. Make moments to remember and gather sweet goodies together. Don't forget the different Halloween shows in Branson, too! Hop in the car and have a great family show while you munch on your goodies!

Going Batty in Branson

If you're an outdoor enthusiast, then this would give you something to do during a Branson Halloween. Learn more about the bats that are the center of attraction every Halloween through a guided hike at the Shepherd of the Hill Fish Hatchery from 7 PM to 9:30 PM. It will help you dispell bat myths, show their importance, and let you see how to help bats in your backyard. After the hike, have more fun in indoor activities with snacks for that hungry tummy! Prepare for the possible weather and bring your flashlight!

Halloween Boonanza at the Branson Recplex

This is for the whole family so bring everyone and have so much fun in the Trick or Treat at the Branson Recplex! Guests of all ages would love this popular annual event with activities that include the trick or treat maze, a haunted house, a hay ride, pumpkin carving, a costume making contest, jumping inflatables, and so much more!

Tangerstyle or Treat

Tangerstyle or Treat is an event on Halloween at Tanger Outlets. There will be treats for the kids so bring them to Tanger Outlets between 5 PM and 7 PM. There will also be coupons for Mom and Dad!

Safe Trick or Treat at the Branson Landing

The Safe Trick or Treat at the Branson Landing is the kids' time to shine. It is an annual Branson Landing event that lets merchants participate in it. It takes place on the 31s of October. It is exclusively for children in costume up to age 12. Make sure the kiddos won't miss the Witch in Town Square with gobs of goodies and be sure to visit the businesses with the Halloween Signs in their windows – as those signs will mark the participating "Trick or Treat" businesses, located up and down the entire Branson Landing.

If you’ve had enough of the spookiness going on, have that much needed rest at the Thousand Hills Hotel & Golf Resort where you will love the friendly staff and luxurious accommodations. Get ready for the best Branson Lodging that will surpass your expectations. Have the ultimate bonding with your family with us. For more information, or for reservations, please dial 1-877-262-0430.

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Vroom and Zoom in Branson’s Track Family Fun Parks

 

It is already a given that Branson offers you and the whole family ultimate fun and adventure with the many activities and attractions in the area. Branson’s main attractions would have to be their live music shows, but you just can’t miss out on the entertaining theme parks. One of these theme parks is The Tracks Family Fun Parks – a place packed with family-friendly fun and adventure. You can’t go wrong with a visit to this theme park as this will definitely give everyone loads of memorable family bonding moments.

The Track Family Fun Parks features rides and attractions for people of all ages. It is one place where you are licensed to not act your age. Just be a kid all over again to enjoy this place. Ride a go-kart or have a laser tag tourney with the young ones – the fun possibilities are endless. Go-Karts are one of the park’s major attractions. Track Family Fun Parks has three high-rise go-kart tracks so you can choose which one to try according to the level of difficulty. Wild Woody (Track 3) and The Lumberjack (Track 5) are a must-try if you want to feel like you are riding a wood coaster. It has wooden tracks to make the entire ride as thrilling as you want it to be. The Heavy Metal High Rise (Track 4) is a 4-story high steel and concrete track with a rock-n-roll theme. There is even a stage where you can have a photo op. Aside from these tracks, there are also the classic go-kart rides for everyone. Try the high-speed sprint track, laser tag arena, bumper boats and cars, mini golf, arcades, and the 100-foot skycoaster. There are also rides especially for the kids so they get a thrilling experience as well.

This year, the Track Family Fun Park introduces a new attraction to everyone. Try and experience the blacklight and laser attractions at Track 5 – Route 76 Glow Golf! It is a new, fun, and challenging way to play golf. This is a 9-hole back light mini golf course featuring the tourist spots in Branson. The Laser Maze Challenge is another new attraction in Tracks Family Fun Park where guests can find their way out of a web of lasers without touching them, or by how many lasers they can burst through. All these challenges are timed to make it more thrilling. The Fences with Batting Cages at Track 5 is also a great venue to try your softball and baseball skills.

Enjoy your Tracks experience when you stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort. You get to have a comfortable and convenient stay, plus you also have the opportunity to have a Track Go-Card for big discounts and perks in the park. Choose from Thousand Hills’ lodging options now and reserve your very own by calling 1-877-262-0430.

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Water Adventure in the Branson TriLakes Area

 

 

More than the Branson live music shows that have made this place famous worldwide, Branson has so much more to offer to its guests. No wonder it is dubbed as the ultimate vacation destination in the Midwest. What tourists are enjoying in Branson is the adventure that it brings. Yes, you can have all kinds of adventure in Branson, even in the waters!

The TriLakes Area in Branson serves as home to 3 pristine lakes – Lake Taneycomo, Bull Shoals Lake, and Table Rock Lake. These are popular tourist sites for water adventures like boating, jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking, wake boarding, swimming, fishing, diving, and a lot more. A trip to Branson Trilakes Area may just be your much-needed rest and relaxation since it brings you to your kinship with nature. People who frequent the lakes are usually families, sports enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and those who just want to relax from the fast-paced city life. Let’s take a closer look at these lakes.

Lake Taneycomo is a cold water haven for trout. Trout fishing is extremely popular in this lake. Taneycomo also provides a breathtaking background for the nearby shopping district in downtown Branson. Branson Landing is the nearest mall to Lake Taneycomo, and the lake backdrop for this outlet mall has greatly helped in attracting shoppers. Not only do you get to shop in the Landing, but you also get to be treated to sightseeing in Lake Taneycomo.

Bull Shoals Lake is known for its houseboat rentals, leisure and fishing activities. Here, you can have a grand time boating, jet skiing, and enjoying other Branson water sports and attractions. Fishing is most popular in Bull Shoals Lake, and it often serves as host to top regional and national tournaments. Some of the record breaking fishes from Bull Shoals are the 13 pound 14 ounce largemouth, 51 pound striped bass, and a 21 pound 1 ounce walleye.

Last but not the least, Table Rock Lake is the lake closest to Branson’s entertainment district in Highway 76 Strip. Table Rock Lake boasts of top bass fishing. Here, you can spot fishes like largemouth smallmouth, Kentucky spotted bass, white bass, rock bass, and many more. Several record holders in fishing tournaments were also from this lake, such as the 5 pound 6 ounce record white bass and the 7 pound 8 ounce spotted bass.

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Come and experience the TriLakes Area in Branson for you to discover more water adventures that you can add to this list. When you are in Branson, stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort. In Thousand Hills, you can have the best lodging options and you also get to stay close to the TriLakes area and Branson’s best theaters. Reserve your unit in Thousand Hills now by calling 1-877-262-0430. 

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Make A Branson Cabin Your Vacation Home

 

 

Your vacation lodging is a crucial detail. It could make or break your whole vacation experience. If you are planning for a vacation in Branson, then read on to find out where is the best lodging place to make your Branson vacation a truly memorable one.

 

Branson boasts of world class entertainment and attractions that will surely guarantee you a good time. In Branson, you will find Silver Dollar City, the world-famous 1880’s-themes amusement park. Silver Dollar City has numerous rides and attractions that will delight people of all ages. There is also the ride called Outlaw Run, which is also called as the world’s most daring wood coaster. Get ready for the ultimate adrenaline rush when you board the Outlaw Run! This amusement park is beaming with excitement and fun. To give you some relaxation from all the excitement, you can watch a show in Silver Dollar City’s mini theaters or you can treat yourself to a delicious snack. Silver Dollar City is also known to serve the best amusement park food in all of America.

 

There are also many nature parks in Branson for all the nature lovers. Branson also has three pristine lakes, and the area surrounding the lakes is called the TriLakes Area. This is perfect for picnic trips with the family. The area is also open for those who want to swim and do other water activities like boating.

 

But, one thing you should not miss in Branson is the live musical entertainment. Find out why it is called the Live Entertainment Capital of the World by watching the live music shows of Branson’s homegrown musical talents. Theaters abound Branson, and there are a number of shows available each day. Does this pretty much sound like the perfect vacation for you? If yes, then head over to Branson and stay in a place near all these happenings.

 

Thousand Hills Golf Resort is the place to be when in Branson. It is so strategically situated in Highway 76, where most of the theaters and parks can also be found. Highway 76 is also booming with the best restaurants in Branson, so when you stay in Thousand Hills, everyday will be a treat for you. Thousand Hills offers rentals of the Branson cabin. These Branson cabins range from 1 bedroom to 4 bedroom cabins. With hotel-like amenities, these Branson cabins will be your home away from home.

 

The Branson cabins in Thousand Hills Golf Resort comes with fully furnished bedrooms and bathrooms. It also comes with a fully equipped kitchen. When it comes to entertainment, Branson cabins provide you with a DVD player and a cable television, not to mention a swimming pool where you can take a quick swim. The cabins also have free wireless internet.

 

Make this Branson cabin your vacation home. For inquiries and reservations, just call Thousand Hills at 1-877-262-0430.

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The National Harvest & Cowboy Festival is Definitely On!

 

 

Everyone head over to Branson to have loads of fun in the ultimate vacation destination in the Midwest! Branson is known worldwide for its spectacular live music shows and concerts, but the festivals in Branson are also a major factor why people can’t get enough of this place. Whether you are in Branson for a quick getaway or a month-long vacation, there is surely a festival you can catch and enjoy!

One of the attractions in Branson that tourists don’t dare miss is Silver Dollar City. This 1880’s themed amusement park is the most visited theme park in Branson because of its rides and attractions. Silver Dollar City also hosts several festivals throughout the year. No matter what time of the year or what season you choose to go to Branson, there is a festival waiting for you in Silver Dollar City. From September 16 to October 31, 2015, Silver Dollar City will be hosting the National Harvest & Cowboy Festival. Once this festival hits Silver Dollar City along with the burst of fiery colors around you, it means that fall is in the air.

This fall festival is considered to be the largest gathering of American artists and craftsmen – a grand celebration of American craftsmanship. It is already no wonder why Silver Dollar City is called The Home of American Craftsmanship. Aside from the demonstrating craftsmen in the theme park, National Harvest & Cowboy Festival adds more craftsmen to the bunch. You can witness crafts demos such as glassblowing, candle making, pottery making, culinary arts, knife making, pumpkin carving, and a lot more. Artists also get to have the recognition they deserve with the “Made in Missouri Juried Exhibit & Sale”, featuring the Best of Missouri hands Artists. More than 130 craftsmen will add to Silver Dollar City’s resident craftsmen to bring in more fun and excitement to the guests.

During the festival, you can still enjoy the attractions in Silver Dollar City. Have the ride of your life in the park’s world-class rides. For your breather from all the thrills in the park, you can always catch a show in the park’s theaters. Catch more than 40 shows daily to make your visit even more entertaining and memorable.

 

The festival may have started but it’s not too late yet to experience the fun and excitement that only the National Harvest & Cowboy Festival can bring. For the festival, choose to stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort for a convenient and comfortable stay. Thousand Hills is located minutes away from Silver Dollar City, so you can have a well-deserved rest after spending a day of adventure in the festival. You can call 1-877-262-0430 for reservations in Thousand Hills, and also for purchasing two days’ worth of tickets for the price of one day!

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