The Branson Missouri Blog

Blogging Branson Missouri to Keep You Up To Date!

 

The Best Places to Dine in Branson

 

You might have heard about Branson as being the best family vacation destination in the Midwest. Branson is also known to be the live entertainment capital of the world. The best way to get to know more about Branson is by visiting. And once you visit Branson, you will see that there is more to Branson than the live music shows and attractions.

Branson is also about great food. For people who are looking for a great place to dine but do not know where to go yet, Branson is definitely perfect for you. You will be treated to a wide array of choices for the kind of dish that catches your fancy. Whether you are craving for some home cooking or a sumptuous gourmet meal, Branson has it for you! Find out where you can dine in Branson as you read along.

If you are seriously craving for steak, Branson has a lot of restaurants where you can treat yourself to the best steaks in town. One place you can go to is Lone Star Steakhouse and Salon, located in Thousand Hills Golf Resort. This restaurant serves really big portions so make sure you come with a big appetite! Another good steakhouse you can visit in Branson is Texas Land and Cattle Steakhouse. Treat yourself to some Texas goodness with the unique recipes in this steakhouse. Aside from steaks, this restaurant also brings you seafood dishes!

If you are craving for some more seafood dishes, Branson also has the best seafood restaurants for you to dine in. First off, there is the Red Lobster which is always a refreshing seafood place for everyone. You can have any seafood you crave for in this restaurant – and you can have it fresh too! Branson also gives you another place that offers fresh seafood. Come on down to Joe’s Crab Shack with the whole family to experience seafood dishes that kids and adults will surely enjoy. Joe’s Crab Shack’s ambiance is also a plus since it is overlooking Lake Taneycomo, which is one of Branson’s most beautiful lakes.

You can also taste some good barbecue recipes when you dine in Branson. For one, there is Famous Dave’s BBQ, which offers its legendary barbecue and ribs. Famous Dave’s BBQ is located in Branson Landing. This would be a good place to visit after doing your shopping in Branson Landing.  

There are also other restaurants to satisfy any craving of yours. There is Garfield’s Restaurant and Pub for gatherings with the whole family or with your group of friends. This restaurant offers diverse cuisine so go take a gastronomic adventure in this place! A restaurant called Cantina Laredo is also famous for its Mexican dishes. You don’t need to go far to experience authentic Mexican cooking. All you have to do now is visit Branson Landing and dine in Cantina Laredo.

There are still a lot more restaurants in Branson. Come over now and explore them! We are sure that you will not get disappointed. 

Return to Branson Blog Home

 

 

Read More ...

 

Spend Your Spring Date in a One Bedroom Branson Cabin

 

A romantic vacation is best spent in the popular vacation destination in the Midwest – Branson Missouri. Branson is the perfect dating destination for you and your special someone because of the many activities and attractions in the area. You will surely find lots of things to do, and you will have a memorable time since there won’t be any dull moment with your sweetheart.

Branson is famous for its live music shows, which is why it has been named as the Live Entertainment Capital of the World. Lots of tourists have been going back to Branson every chance they get because of the world-class entertainment and the breathtaking outdoors. Have a romantic adventure with your loved one by choosing to visit Branson.

If you want the perfect place to stay in Branson, choose a place where the romantic air is still very much on. Choose Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort. Located near Highway 76, Branson’s entertainment district, Thousand Hills offers its guests various lodging options to choose from. If you are visiting Branson as a couple, your best bet would be the one bedroom Branson cabins in Thousand Hills. You are guaranteed a convenient and comfortable stay by being in the city of Branson and also by being close to nature. The cabins in Thousand Hills are located in a secluded wooded area in the Ozarks. With this, you are sure to have the privacy and the tranquility that you need for a nice rest. The location of the cabins are also very near shopping places such as Tanger Outlet Center.

The one bedroom Branson log cabins in Thousand Hills may be rustic in nature, but it never misses out to give you the best amenities for a memorable stay. The cabins are made of Colorado cut spruce logs to exude that rustic vibe. Each unit is over 675 feet, and the highlight of the place is the large, two-person Jacuzzi tub in the open living area of the cabin. You get to enjoy a fully furnished bedroom, complete with luxurious and comfortable beddings. For your entertainment needs, you have an expansive living area with TV and DVD player. The TV is also equipped with premium cable channels so you and your loved one will still stay up-to-date with the latest happenings. There is also free wireless internet so you can stay connected to your online circle. You can also prepare a romantic dinner with the cabin’s fully furnished kitchen. The cabin also has front and back porches wherein you can spend quality time together.

 

This spring season, stay in a one bedroom Branson cabin when you come over to visit. Plan your trip to Branson now and call 1-877-262-0430 for reservations and inquiries in Thousand Hills. 

Return to Branson Blog Home

 

 

Read More ...

 

A Branson Tour Aboard the Branson Scenic Railway

 

Branson Missouri has become one of the main vacation destinations in the Midwest. Aside from the live music shows and theme parks which made the place famous, there are also the many added attractions in the area. It is really fitting to have a tour of Branson Missouri so you get to see the entire city and the surrounding wonders of nature in Branson.

Branson offers its tourists fun ways to tour the entire city. One such tour that you should try when in Branson is the Branson Scenic Railway. This is not your ordinary tour because the Branson Scenic Railway will truly give you something to remember. Back in 1902, it was said that the city of Branson began to see major developments since the railroad was finished. The city of Branson then became more accessible to tourists, and the tourism also began to flourish. The Branson Scenic Railway began having daily train excursions since 1993, using a commercial railroad line. The routes of the train go either north or south, to be determined just before the train leaves the station. If you chance upon the northern route, it will take you as far as Ganela, Missouri in the James River Valley. The southern route, on the other hand, goes to Arkansas. As you go through your tour, you will see traces of communities that existed many years ago, and trestles and tunnels in the southwest Missouri.

Today, the Branson Scenic Railway treats the passengers to a full 40 mile roundtrip in the Ozark Mountains for 3 to 4 times daily. You can see locations that are inaccessible by car, boat, and other modes of transportation. Each trip in the train takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes, and the trip also has a train conductor aboard to give the passengers a quick lesson on the history of the Ozarks. The train itself is also comfortable enough to give you a first-class experience in your tour of the Ozarks. The Branson Scenic Railway is available for tours from March to December. During April to October, the Scenic Railway also offers a dinner train on Saturdays, which requires reservations. Each ticket to the dinner train is $56 for all ages. For the regular excursions, the tickets are $26 for those of 13 years and above, and $15.50 for children ages 3 to 12. Trips of Branson Scenic Railway depart from the historic depot in downtown Branson at 206 East Main Street across Branson Landing. Reserve your tickets now by calling 1-800-2-TRAIN-2 (287-2462). You can also go to www.bransontrain.com for tickets.

 

Your vacation in Branson would be much more perfect by choosing the right lodging place. Choose Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort and have the luxurious experience of staying in the heart of Branson. Stay in a log cabin, golf front home, or in a lakefront condo, and be just minutes away from all the hip happenings in Branson. For more information on lodging and for reservations, call 1-877-262-0430.

Return to Branson Blog Home

 

Read More ...

 

A Whole New Experience in Dewey Short Visitors Center

 

Branson Missouri, aside from being well-known for its live music shows and theaters, has also gained lots of loyal tourists because of its magnificent outdoors. One thing in particular is the TriLakes Area in Branson. The TriLakes Area is a collection of three beautiful lakes, one of which is the man-made lake Table Rock Lake. Made for flood control purposes, Table Rock Lake has become more than just that. It also offers water activities for the tourists, and it also became the site where one of Branson’s biggest shopping centers rose – the Dewey Short Visitors Center.

Dewey Short Visitors Center is located directly off of Highway 156. This place is named after Congressman Dewey Jackson Short who was the biggest supporter of the Table Rock Dam. When you visit Dewey Short Visitors Center, you can still learn more about the Congressman and his vision. You can find the building perched on the shores of the lake. Since its opening in April 2012, the Dewey Short Visitors center has been known as the “crown jewel” of Table Rock Lake. There is an outdoor viewing deck, walking path, and a small rock garden with a wooden bridge. Inside the Visitors center, you can find a theater and The Discovery Shop, which is also one of the unique gift shops in Ozarks. Here you can find jewelries, wood carvings, hats, shirts, Table Rock themed items, puzzles, books, postcards, and a lot more. This is the best place to shop for souvenir items for yourself and for your loved ones back home.

On the first floor of the Dewey Short Visitors Center, you can find a history of the dam in the wall murals and displays. You can also learn more about the Indians who once lived in the area through the Native American artifact exhibit. A quick lesson about how the dam works can also be found here. Not only that, the displays are also a delight to those who love the aquatic life. You can see fishes, birds and others that you can possibly spot in Table Rock Lake. After all these, try being in the viewing deck to take great photos of the Table Rock Dam.

Dewey Short Visitors Center is certainly a must-visit place. For your Branson visit, make sure you stay in a convenient and comfortable place. Stay in Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort where you get to choose from log cabins, golf homes, and lake condos. Thousand Hills will complete your Branson experience. It doesn’t hurt, too, that it is located close to Branson’s entertainment District and Dewey Visitors Center. Reserve a unit now by calling 1-877-262-0430.

Return to Branson Blog Home

 

Read More ...

 

A Luxury Getaway in a two bedroom Branson Lake Condo

 

When in Branson, you need not worry about the fun and excitement that you can have. The place itself will give you that. A day is not enough to experience all that Branson has to offer you. A simple Branson vacation can be made into a grand one, thanks to the industry leader in bringing tourists the best accommodations in Branson – Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort.

Thousand Hills is here to make your stay in Branson more convenient and comfortable. No more renting multiple hotel rooms since Thousand Hills already has lodging options that are big enough for the whole family and for a large group of friends. One such option that you can have is the two bedroom Branson lake condos. The Branson lake condos in Thousand Hills are called The Majestic because of the breathtaking view and the relaxing experience that you can have here. It is situated near Table Rock Lake, one of Branson’s most beautiful lakes, and Moonshine Beach so you are guaranteed to have a magical view of the lake and you can also enjoy the breeze from the lake. The two bedroom lake condo is majestic not only in size, but also in its amenities and interior decorations.

A two bedroom lake condo in Branson’s Thousand Hills Golf Resort has fully furnished bedrooms and bathrooms. Each bedroom has pillow top beds with upscale beddings, cable television equipped with premium cable channels such as ESPN and HBO, free wireless internet and a DVD player, too. The bedrooms also have a provision of an extra person with the queen size sofa sleeper in the living area of the lakefront condo. There is also a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own meals. The kitchen already has full size appliances like washers, dishes, flatware, pots and pans. Cleaning supplies are also available in the lakefront condo unit.

The lakefront condo also has something that you might consider your happy place. Open decks are available in the condo to give you that breathtaking scenery of the Ozarks. Your lakefront condo rental also comes with a privilege to swim in Table Rock Lake, and have a private boat dock or lounge in the lake. There are also charcoal grills available for cooking hot dogs, s’mores, and ribeye steaks – perfect for an outdoor afternoon this spring season.

 

Staying in Thousand Hills has a lot of perks. Not only do you get to stay close to nature, you also get to be minutes away from the entertainment district of Branson. There’s no way you would miss out on any fun happening in Branson. Hurry up and reserve your very own two bedroom Branson lake condo. Call 1-877-262-0430 now!

Return to Branson Blog Home

 

Read More ...

 

Drop by Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum in Branson

 

The most unique vacation experience you can ever have is in Branson Missouri. Branson is so full of attractions and activities that one day is not enough to experience all of it. So for your vacation in Branson, make sure that you do not miss out on the attractions that you want to visit and the activities that you want to do.

Branson is a whole new adventure in itself. It is a home to all the theme parks and nature parks that can give you the thrills you are looking for. If you are looking for something bizarre and unusual in your vacation in Branson, there is only one place you are certain to find that. Visit Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum in Branson for some mind-boggling odd facts and strange things. Branson’s Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum is one attraction that has been very famous in Branson.

Why exactly is the Ripley’s Museum tagged with the phrase “Believe It Or Not”? What’s there to doubt in the museum? You can find the answers to these questions when you visit the Ripley’s Museum in Branson. The museum is filled with stuff that will surely make you wonder if they are true or not. Some you may believe, some you might not believe, but that doubt is part of the adventure that you can have in this unique museum. The phrase “Believe It Or Not” was coined by the very adventurous man, Robert Ripley. Ripley was known as an artist and as a cartoonist in the early 20th century. That phrase was the name of a sports cartoon that gained popularity and made Robert Ripley travel the world. In his travels all around the world, Ripley had encountered a lot of oddities that may seem unbelievable to some. These odd things became his collection until a museum was able to hold some of the items in his collection for public viewing.

If you are in Branson and you are looking for the Ripley’s Museum, you will never have any difficulty finding it since its building is very unique. Just look for the most unusual building and that is the Ripley’s Museum. In case you ask why this is the design of Ripley’s Museum’s façade, it is just to remember the earthquake that hit Missouri in 1812. The earthquake was so massive that it caused the Mississippi River to run backwards for at least three days, and also made the church bells in Philadelphia ring. This little tidbit of history in this eye catching building makes it even more interesting.

For your Branson vacation, why not reward yourself with a lodging in Thousand Hills Golf Resort? Thousand Hills offers you convenience as it is located near the entertainment district of Branson. At the same time, you are also assured of peace, quiet, and comfort as it is nestled near the Ozark Mountains. Book your own nightly rentals of Branson condos and cabins now in Thousand Hills to make your vacation in Branson even more memorable! Call 1-877-262-0430!

Return to Branson Blog Home

 

Read More ...

 

Spring Shopping in Branson Landing

 

Branson is not much known to some people for the shopping adventure that they can experience here. For others, Branson is all about the live music shows and theater plays, which have made it the Live Entertainment Capital of the World. Pay a visit to Branson and see for yourself why it is more than just music.

This spring season in Branson, get the best discounts and the latest fashion finds by shopping in Branson. Shoppers in Branson can’t help but love the chill setting of the outlet malls since these are located outside of the major metropolitan area. You can also find various stuff here from handcrafted goodies to antique collections to jewelries to musical instruments, and a whole lot more. One of Branson’s most famous outlet malls is the Branson Landing. The Branson Landing is famous for giving the shoppers a unique shopping experience. Aside from shops like the Bass Pro Shops, Belk Department Store, White House/Black Market, Chico’s, Ann Taylor Loft, and others, Branson Landing can also treat you to a grand water and fire show as you hop from one shop to another. It is also a calming sopping experience for you since Branson Landing is located directly along the shores of Lake Taneycomo.

Branson Landing is not only a great shopping place. It also gives you the classic Branson entertainment that you love. The Landing features live, local entertainer, bands, singers and songwriters for your entertainment. Kids will also enjoy going to Branson landing because of Adventure Cove, a pirate themed playground. The restaurants in Branson Landing can also recharge you after a long day of shopping. Try the Mexican food at Cantina Laredo or the Irish dishes at Waxy O’Shea’s. if you are looking for the perfect lunch meal or a light dinner meal, head on to Charley’s Grilled Subs. For big appetites and big servings, no other place to go but in Old Chicago or in Famous Dave’s BBQ. To complete your gastronomic treat, grab a delightful dessert, too. You can try Orange Leaf if you want frozen yogurt or Dino’s 24 Karrot Cake for some baked goodies.

Branson Landing is a mall for people of all ages. As you plan your trip to Branson, make sure to include a visit to Branson Landing so you can score the best deals, delicious food, and anything you might want to take back home as a souvenir. For your Branson trip, stay in a place close to all the Branson fun. Stay in Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort where you can also have options for your vacation home. Choose from a Branson log cabin or golf front condo or a lakefront condo. For reservations and inquiries in Thousand Hills, dial 1-877-262-0430.

Return to Branson Blog Home

 

Read More ...

 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Branson

 

If you think that Branson is all about music and nature, think again. The best way to experience Branson is to immerse yourself in the place. You will find out that there are a lot of activities and attractions that are waiting to be discovered by you. Come to Branson this month of May to discover more about Branson. More than the live music shows, you should also visit to take part in the exciting festivals happening in Branson.

This May, Branson will be hosting a festivity in its restaurants. The Cinco de Mayo Mexican festivities is happening on the 5th of May 2015. There will be a series of mini festivities in several Branson restaurants and pubs. The main and the largest celebration of Cinco de Mayo in Branson will be held at the Outback Pub, which is located on Highway 76.

The Outback Pub in Branson is a chill place to be in. The place itself offers live entertainment, billiards, and good food. You can have a taste of their unique appetizers and sandwiches. You can also enjoy more than a hundred beers and beverages. A Mariachi Band and Donkey Rides are available all night for the guests. The Outback Pub is open from Monday to Saturday from 11 AM to 1 AM, and on Sundays from 11 AM to midnight.

Cinco de Mayo in Branson is a haven for party goers. Restaurants like the Rowdy Beaver will have a Nacho and Taco Bar with lots of drinks. Performances from Dysfunction 4 and Earl Cate’s band are also something to watch out for. You can also try participating in the Colossal Beaver Burger Challenge. Time Out Sports Bar will also be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a Beer Bar on the deck. Watch out for when they serve the shot specials in this place, and Dad’s famous soft tacos! Casa Fuentes joins in the party as they have Nick Vencil and Reagan K to perform for their audience. The performance will be from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Aside from this, don’t forget to try their great food and their margarita specials.

Lots of local bands are also participating in celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Appreciate the raw talents of these Branson locals because you might be the first ones to see them before they make it big. Party your heart away in the Cinco de Mayo celebration.

 

For your Mexican party, book your stay in Branson so you can enjoy the night away without worries. Stay in a place that is close to all the festivities. Stay in Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort since it is minutes away from the entertainment district of Branson and it is also situated in the warmth of nature’s arms to give you a very relaxing and tranquil stay. Reserve now by calling 1-877-262-0430.

Return to Branson Blog Home

 

Read More ...

 

World-Class World Fest at Silver Dollar City

 

The fun and festivities in Branson never end! The Live Entertainment Capital of the World is now a place where you can have a world-class experience through its festivals. No matter what season or month you choose to visit Branson, you are sure to be in time for a major festival in the area. This April to May, come and visit Branson to be part of one of the biggest international festivals in America.

The World-Fest in Branson Missouri is one of the most anticipated and most attended festivals in Branson Missouri. This festival is hosted by Silver Dollar City, Branson’s most famous adventure theme park. World Fest has a simple objective in mind – to unite the seven continents into one festival. For years, World Fest has been able to do just that, and that is one reason why people have been coming back to this festival, and new tourists are also attracted to it.

Every year, Silver Dollar City’s World Fest promises to bring something new and fresh, through the talents and cuisines from different countries. From April 9 to May 3, 2015, prepare to travel around the world even if you just stay in one place. Performers from different countries and cultures will share with you their own art forms through music and movements. This year, don’t miss out on performances by Ireland The Show, Cirque Zuma Zuma, Ansambel Navihanke, Stix of Steel, Island Fire, Ecuador Manta, and a lot more! Aside from the amazing performances, you can also keep your tummy happy by having a food trip around the world, too. The Tastes of the World features international dishes. Some of the foods that you can have are chicken fajitas, Italian calzone, moussaka, tiramisu torte, baklava, and apfel dumplings with cinnamon ice cream. These tempting delicacies from different parts of the world will make you satisfied and will also recharge you with energy for more festivities ahead in the World Fest.

Another bonus is that the Silver Dollar City’s Culinary and Craft School will be offering classes to teach the participants about the culinary secrets of legendary home-style cooking. Classes are held in the state-of-the-art kitchen showroom and Craftsmen Showcase room. Even as the World Fest goes one, you can still enjoy Silver Dollar City’s rides and attractions. Have fun riding the thrilling roller coasters, stem engine train rides, and a lot more.

 

Silver Dollar City’s World Fest is certainly one festival that you should not miss. Plan your trip to Branson now. Joining in the World Fest is not yet too late. Book your stay in Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort now for comfortable and convenient accommodation choices. Plus, you also get to stay very ear Silver Dollar City! Book now by calling 1-877-262-0430.

Return to Branson Blog Home

 

Read More ...

Why Should I Live in Branson?

Branson, Missouri, is a town with an awful lot to offer. It’s not only the Live Entertainment Capital of the Midwest, and it’s not just a vacation hotspot, or the home of bluegrass and world famous theme parks. Branson is also an outstanding place to live – whether you are an individual, a family, or a retiree, Branson has something to appeal to you and yours. So why not make your home here in the Branson/Tri-Lakes area? Living in Branson could be the best thing that could ever happen to you!

So what exactly is so great about living in Branson? Branson is a safe, friendly, growing community located in a beautiful setting – the Ozark Mountains. Rich in history, it’s easy to see that the citizens of Branson take pride in their hometown heritage. Branson is very patriotic, and celebrates both their local and visiting veterans and active military. And if you are someone who pursues the Christian lifestyle, Branson has dozens of churches and missions programs for you to participate in. Branson also has a great school district, if you will be living in Branson with a family. All grades are taught in Branson by professional, knowledgeable teachers who want to see their students succeed. Your child will be proud to be a Branson Pirate! And if you have older teens that will be off to college soon, there any multiple prestigious universities in the area – College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, and Missouri State, Evangel, and Drury University in Springfield.

A LakeView Condo Home near BransonBranson is big into local commerce – this, in turn, creates many jobs for Branson citizens. Since the town offers so much to tourists, there are many seasonal jobs available here (especially in the summer) – great for the teenager who needs a summer job, or the adult who is looking for a part time job to supplement household income. And of course, there are great year round jobs available here too – everything from crafting to bank tellers to restaurant management to teaching, and more can all be found in Branson. Branson also has a plethora of opportunities for volunteer work too, if you are a retiree or an individual needing some community service hours.

Another plus to living in Branson is the multitude of real estate options available to you. Branson offers everything from condos and apartments, to subdivisions and mansions, to country estates and homesteads in the woods. Any local real estate agent would be happy to help you find your dream home, or the land to build one.

Yet another all-around great thing about living in Branson is the variety – in case you can’t tell, there are no shortage of things to do! Outdoorsmen and women can fish, hike and hunt, while city dwellers can shop, catch a movie, and walk along the landing. Fitness gurus can take advantage of many walking paths in the city, and even bike to work – nothing is far away when you live in Branson!

All said and done, Branson is a wonderful place to live. So what are you waiting for? Start living in Branson – it will be a decision you won’t regret!

The Branson Blog

Read More ...