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See the Fall Colors in Branson’s Inspiration Tower



What is it about fall that makes everyone want to stop, relax, and enjoy? The magic of the fall season lies in the calmness that the surroundings bring. There are lots to see in Branson, no doubt, as it is branded as the ultimate vacation destination in the Midwest. The main attraction that Branson brings its guests is the live music shows, which is why it is called the Live Entertainment Capital of the World. Music lovers wouldn’t go wrong with choosing Branson for their getaway.

This fall season, Branson gives you more reasons to visit this place. One of these reasons is a trip up the Inspiration Tower at Shepherd of the Hills. The Inspiration Tower is one of Branson’s popular attractions because it gives you a 360 degree view of the Ozarks. It is also the second highest point in Missouri, standing at 230 feet, so you are guaranteed to get a good view of the beauty of fall in Branson. The Tower can be seen from many locations in Branson. But what exactly is the significance of the Inspiration Tower in Branson?

The Inspiration Tower was built in 1989 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Harold Bell Wright’s first visit to the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead. The spot where the tower stands was known as Inspiration Point, Wright’s first campsite on the homestead. Once you get a view of the Ozarks from the Inspiration Point, you will understand what kept Wright inspired enough to write his book “The Shepherd of the Hills”.

Weighing 3 million pounds and having more than 92,000 pounds of structural steel, the tower is sturdy enough to hold up a constant wind of 172 miles per hour and it can also withstand wind gusts of up to 224 miles per hour. In order to experience the Inspiration Tower in Shepherd of the Hills, you need to go up, of course. You can take the glass elevators (there are two of them) which will lead you straight up to the observation deck of the Inspiration Tower.

If you want to visit the Inspiration Tower, you can do so any time of the year. It is open from 9 AM to 5 PM every day. Your trip to Shepherd of the Hills is not just about the Inspiration Tower. You can also visit the gift shop at the ground level, where you can buy tower themed souvenirs and other products from the homestead. There is also a snack shop where you can have a nice cup of hot chocolate and something to munch on.


Visit the Inspiration Tower in Branson this fall. For more than two decades, this tower has been inspiring locals and tourists, and you might just be one of them! For your trip to Branson, book your stay in Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort where you can have various lodging options and you can also stay close to Branson’s attractions. For inquiries and reservations in Thousand Hills, contact 1-877-262-0430.

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Shopping Galore in Branson Landing’s 5th Annual Artisan’s Market



Shopping in Branson may be the last thing that comes to your mind when you think of the place. After all, it is known to be the Live Music Show Capital of the World. But more than the spectacular live music shows, theater plays, and concerts that have made Branson famous, there are also other attractions in the place to give you much fun and adventure on your visit.

The outlet malls in Branson provide the guests and locals with much happiness because of the lowest prices, frequent sales, big discounts, and great finds, too! It is truly a shopper’s haven. Shopping in Branson Landing is also a relaxing experience because it has a very picturesque backdrop courtesy of Lake Taneycomo. For the locals and the frequent guests, Branson Landing is the best place to go for shopping and relaxation.

This September 25 to 26, 2015, Branson Landing will be hosting the 5th Annual Artisan’s Market. This fall event in the Landing is a gathering of artists and crafters from all over the country. This is also a chance for the guest artists and crafters to show the people their own works of art. The Branson Landing Promenade will be filled with tents, where you can find a unique souvenir of Branson. Get a souvenir for your remembrance of your Branson trip, or you can get one as a gift for your loved ones back home. One thing for sure is that these crafts are purely handmade so you can find something for someone.

The Annual Artisan’s Market in Branson is the Landing’s way of giving more unique affordable items to the guests, and an opportunity to feature the crafts of the artists and craftsmen. Aside from the event in the Branson Landing Promenade, people can also explore the shops in the Landing. Some of the shops you can find are Belk Department Store, Bass Pro Shops, Aeropostale, Chico’s The Children’s Place, Hollister, White House Black Market, and many more. To fuel you in your shopping adventure in the Landing, there are also restaurants where you can get satisfy your cravings. Choose from restaurants like Black Oak Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cantina Laredo, Joe’s Crab Shack, Garfield’s Restaurant, Subway, White River Fish House, and others.


Drop by the Branson Landing this September 25-25 for the 5th Annual Artisan’s Market. You can also see more sales and promos in Branson Landing by visiting For your stay in Branson, let Thousand Hills Golf Resort provide you with various affordable lodging options that are suited for your vacation needs. Thousand Hills is also located close to Branson’s theaters to make entertainment more accessible for you. For reservations and inquiries in Thousand Hills, call 1-877-262-0430. 

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Why Not Picnic The Next Time You Visit Branson?

The word ‘picnic’ usually conjures up a nostalgic image of a happy couple or family sitting on a checkered blanket overlooking a grassy vista with the tranquility of nature surrounding them; a large wicker picnic basket sitting in the middle of the blanket might contain any number of goodies like sandwiches, carrot sticks, slices of cake or a plate of cookies, and a pitcher of ice cold lemonade completes the image. While this vision is usually the starting point of any picnic, the great thing about an outdoor meal is that you can tweak it and add your own creative and personal touches to make it your own! Picnics can happen anywhere, at any time, and Branson, Missouri, just happens to be an excellent place to explore your picnicking options. Read on for some great locations in and around town for a Branson picnic.

Table Rock LakeTable Rock State Park: Table Rock Lake, created by the construction of the Table Rock Dam, and named for a large table shaped rock formation along the shores of the lake, is one of the many things that has made Branson famous. The lake is great for fishing, boating and swimming – plus, it happens to be a prime location for a Branson picnic! Table Rock State Park is a wonderful place to hold an outdoor meal with your sweetheart, your family, or your colleagues. The state park boasts many waterside locations that are great for throwing down that checkered blanket. However, if sitting on the ground isn’t really your style, Table Rock State Park also provides picnic tables for guests to sit and enjoy a meal. If you like to grill during your picnics, the park has you covered there as well – charcoal grills are available for your convenience!

College of the Ozarks: College of the Ozarks, one of the few work colleges in the country where students work to pay for their tuition instead of handing over a check, has a long and unique history rooted right around the Branson area. The college offers visitors tours of the campus grounds, a chance to buy college raised and made produce, milk, meat and crafts at the farmers market, a five star restaurant and an ice cream parlor and so much more. The beautiful campus, which is made so by a very dedicated and talented student landscaping team, is also a lovely spot for a picnic! Many perfectly manicured lawns overlooking Lake Taneycomo, the dairy, or the stunning chapel, provide the perfect spot for your picnic blanket.

Silver Dollar City: While this world famous theme park might not be the first place that comes to mind for a Branson picnic, the theme park is geared towards outdoor meals! The hilly landscape is dotted with picnic tables, just waiting for you and your family to sit down and share some home packed cheese and crackers, or perhaps a tasty skillet meal or hamburger purchased from one of SDC’s eateries.

The possibilities for a Branson picnic are endless – so get creative with where you lay down your checkered blanket!

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Bring the Family together in a Condo

Condos For the FamilyMost folks out there, more likely than not, have some very fond memories of family vacations. Family vacations are one of the best opportunities ever for families to make those cherished memories that are remembered many, many years down the road. Some people remember cross country road trips where the whole family piled into the car for adventures in some of the country’s national parks. Others might recall flying to a tropical location to spend a week wading in the ocean and gathering seashells. Still others could have a memory of all those related staying on the family farm, getting back in touch with their roots. Whatever type of family vacation you might have had, the best part was undoubtedly that fact that the family was together. And if you are planning a family trip to Branson anytime soon, you will be glad to know that Branson condos make it a comfortable option for the family to all stay together!

The luxurious and cozy condos at Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort are the perfect option for a family vacation. The sheer variety of the condos is one of the things that make them so great for your trip – there are Branson condos available for any family size, budget and desires! Perhaps your family just consists of you and a spouse – so consider one of Thousand Hills more intimate condo choices, such as a location that sleeps two and offers a Jacuzzi or whirlpool tub. Maybe it’s a family comprised of the parents and two or three children – a condo that sleeps six and provides an outdoor porch for grilling hot dogs and making s’mores would be a good option. And if you’re bringing your whole family, plus grandma and grandpa and maybe some distant cousins for a Branson family reunion, you will certainly want to book a townhouse that can hold up to twelve people, and includes a kitchen for cooking big family meals! Whatever your family structure, there are plenty of Branson condos for you to choose from.

Let’s not forget the great amenities that come provided with Branson condos, and of course, are family friendly! All the linens – towels, sheets, pillowcases, etc. – are provided for your convenience; Mom’s packing just got a whole lot easier! Washers, dryers and detergents are also provided – just in case the little ones get their clothes dirty, you won’t have to worry about packing mountains of laundry. Comfortable living rooms complete with TVs, lots of channels and a DVD player makes for a great way to kick back at the end of a long day exploring Branson. If you have to do a little business while you are in town, Branson condos come equipped with Wi-Fi, so you can quickly send those emails and get back to enjoying your family time. And of course, your condo will be only a stone’s throw away from the best that Branson has to offer – shopping, attractions, shows, food and more!

Family vacations are all about being together and making memories – book yourself a Branson condo today and start planning the best family vacation ever!

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Join Tanger Mall’s Annual Fit for a Cure



What usually pops into your mind when you hear about Branson? It might be all about live music shows and entertainment. Branson, being the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, is one of the most visited places by tourists in the Midwest. It also takes pride in its world class theaters and shows. Even the theme parks in Branson also draw their own share of tourists with their thrilling activities and festivals all year round. With all these, one might overlook the unique experience that shopping malls in Branson might bring.

The Branson outlet malls offer an adventure with your shopping experience. One such outlet mall is Tanger Outlet Center. Tanger Mall is popular to tourists and locals alike because of its perfect location and the perfect shopping ambiance – not to mention the many shops that cater to people of all ages. Tanger Outlet Center also holds events, like the Annual TangerStyle Fit for a Cure 5K Run/Walk. This event is to promote family fitness as a part of the community. The TangerStyle Fit for a Cure 5K Run/Walk will be on September 26, 2015 at 8 AM in Tanger Outler Center. Hosted by the sponsors and Tanger Mall, this fitness event will definitely bring together friends and neighbors in Branson for a common cause. The proceeds of this event will not be for naught, since it will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks. If you want to join the race, it is best to register now to avail of exclusive freebies. Early birds, specifically, the first 300 registrants, will receive a race pack which includes a souvenir shirt and lots of other freebies.

For interested registrants, you can register via 2 ways. First is by going to Tanger Malls’s Branson Shopper Services Center, or you can do it online by visiting Choose whichever is convenient for you.

Tanger Outlet Center is home to top brands and store like New York & Company Outlet, Torrid, Polo Ralph Lauren, GAP Outlet, Old Navy, Tomy Hilfiger, Banana Republic, Van Heusen, Rockport, Skechers, Aeropostale, Levi’s, and a lot more. There are also shops for kids like Tommy Kids, The Children’s Place, Osh Kosh, Disney Store Outler, Gymboree, and Carter’s.

For your lodging needs in Branson, choose Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort where you can have the most comfortable and convenient stay. You also have several lodging options to choose from. Thousand Hills is located near Branson’s entertainment district and outlet malls so fun and adventure are within your reach. Reserve your units now by calling 1-877-262-0430.

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Live The Lakefront Condo Life For Your Vacation



Your vacation should not be that expensive for it to be a memorable one. In Branson, you can have the best vacation while spending less. Being in the live entertainment capital of the world offers you many opportunities for fun and adventure. You can also have the best moments with your loved ones in Branson. When you plan your trip to Branson, don’t forget the must-visit places like The Strip, Branson outlet malls, restaurants, museums, theme parks, and a lot more. You are surely in for a grand time in the ultimate vacation destination in the Midwest.

To make your vacation even more exciting, your choice of lodging is just as important. When in Branson, there’s no other place to go to but Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort. This is where you can find comfort and convenience rolled up into one place. Thousand Hills has the perfect location for you. Situated just a couple of minutes away from the entertainment district of Branson, Thousand Hills lets you enjoy all the shows you want, anytime you want it. You also get to stay near the best malls and restaurants, plus there is also a golf course within Thousand Hills where you can learn golf or train your skills. Thousand Hills is also near the lakes area in Branson, making it a relaxing experience everytime you visit.

One of the popular Branson lodging choice in Thousand Hills Golf Resort is their lakefront condo unit. These units are named The Majestic, and you will know why it is called such when you get to stay here. The lakefront condo units are located in the perfect Table Rock lakefront location where you can have easy access to Table Rock Dam, Dewey Short Visitor’s Center, State Park Marina, Moonshine Beach and other attractions nearby. Table Rock Lake is known to be one of the most pristine and cleanest lakes in the country, making the lakefront condo units your perfect choice if you want to unwind and de-stress yourself.

The amenities you get to enjoy when you rent a lakefront condo are a fully equipped kitchen, fully furnished bedrooms with luxurious beddings and pillows, whirlpool tub, cable TV, DVD player, free high-speed internet access, and a spacious living room. It would be really nice to walk down to the lake to see the sunset with your loved one. You can also launch your boat at State Park so you can use it for some water activities in the lake.


Book your stay in Thousand Hills now by calling 1-877-262-0430.

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Luxe Living at The Cabins at Grand Mountain



Branson brings a fresh air to anyone. It is not only called the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, but it is also one of the most visited places in the Midwest. What makes Branson a very appealing choice for tourists? For one, it has a relaxing ambiance brought about by its closeness to nature. You can enjoy the Ozark Mountains for hiking, and the TriLakes Area for a lot of water activities. Another reason is the endless family-friendly fun and adventure that it promises you. Branson has a lot of world-class theaters and theme parks around the corner, so you won’t have one dull moment.

This is precisely how tourists see Branson. What more if you live right in the top tourist destination in the Midwest. Living in Branson is a mix of thrills and calmness. If you are looking for a new adventure to be waiting right at your doorstep everyday, the right place to come to in Branson is in Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort. Thousand Hills offers nightly rentals for the tourists, and it also has homes for sales for those who plan to settle in Branson.

One of the most famous real estate choices in Thousand Hills is The Cabins at Grand Mountains. These log cabins are made of Colorado cut spruce logs that give it a rustic exterior. Couple it with a modern interior and you get a unique combination for your Branson home. The cabin’s design is to incorporate the natural setting of the Ozark Mountain in the overall design of the cabin. The Cabins at Grand Mountain is located just two blocks off The Strip, also known as the entertainment district in Branson. Choosing a Branson log cabin in Thousand Hills lets you enjoy a convenient stay since it is near Branson outlet malls, restaurants, parks, lakes, and theaters.

People who have chosen Thousand Hills real estate listings have confirmed that The Cabins at Grand Mountain are indeed an oasis in the middle of Branson’s busy entertainment center. It is where you can have the peace and privacy that you are looking for without staying too far from the entertainment scene. These Branson log cabins in Thousand Hills are your perfect family home or vacation home. You have the perfect location for your Branson home, so you can have more moments and adventures with the family.


The cabins in Thousand Hills also offers you a rental option when you are away from your home. This is also an opportunity to earn from your property when you are not using it. If all these perks make you want to stay in Thousand Hills, you can reserve your very own cabin by calling 1-877-262-0430.

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Play Golf in Branson this Fall



Branson is popular for its live music shows and world class theme parks, but these are not all that Branson has to offer its guests. The most popular tourist vacation destination in the Midwest is more than just about music and fun; it also gives the guests, especially the sports enthusiasts, another reason to enjoy Branson. Branson is also known to have the best golf courses in Missouri. In fact, it is often hosting several national golf tournaments. Branson golf is not only for the pros, because those who want to learn a thing or two about the sport will also enjoy it here.


One of the popular golf courses in Branson is located in Thousand Hills Golf Resort, located near Branson’s entertainment district. This is an award winning golf course, and some of its accolades are being rated 4 stars by the Golf Digest Magazine and being voted Best of the Ozark Golf Courses by the readers of Springfield News Leader for quite a number of times already. Thousand Hills golf course is frequented by people because it caters to the different skill levels of people. This is an 18-hole golf course with three separate sets of tees to make sure that playing the sport is still challenging for everyone.


Playing in Thousand Hills is also a relaxing experience for you since you get to see hardwood forests, rock formations, Ozark streams and other wonders of nature. You wouldn’t even think that you are living within Branson’s entertainment district!


The facilities and services that you can avail in Thousand Hills golf course are an 18-hole golf course – par 64, with one par 5 hole, eight par 4 holes, and nine par 3 holes. The slope ratings in this golf course are as follows: Blue 125, White 116, and Red 113. To help you raise your game, there are also golf professionals in Thousand Hills. If you don’t have golf equipment with you when visit Thousand Hills, you can also rent golf clubs there. Yamaha carts with GPS are also available for rent for free. Playing golf will get tiring after a while, so Thousand Hills lets you refresh right in the golf resort. Enjoy a fresh snack and beverage in Mulligan’s Snack Bar and Grill, open from April to November. You don’t have to leave your game for some refreshments, thanks to the restaurants inside Thousand Hills.


While you’re having a grand time in Thousand Hills, might as well book a stay, too. You have lots of lodging options in Thousand Hills and you also get to stay near Table Rock Lake, and Branson’s best theaters. Come over this fall and enjoy a good game of golf in Thousand Hills. For inquiries and reservations, call 1-877-262-0430. 

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What's In Store When You Shop in Branson


If you are looking for unique gift ideas and big savings, one great place to visit is Branson Missouri. Branson may not be very well known for its shopping finds, but it can guarantee you a grand time with your shopping adventure. Branson is known to many as the perfect vacation destination because of the endless activities and attractions in it. Now, you can make it as your shopping haven, too.

You can find almost everything in Branson. It has everything you need and want from the latest fashion trends, jewelries, musical instruments, handcrafted souvenir items, and many more. Branson is home to various outlet malls to give you choices and variety. Read along to find out more about these shopping malls and what you can find in these malls.

One of the most visited malls in Branson is the Branson Landing. This outlet mall is located along the waterfront of Lake Taneycomo, making it a breathtaking destination in itself. Branson Landing houses shops like Bass Pro Shops, Belk Department Store, White House/Black Market, Chico’s and Ann Taylor Loft. Shoppers of Branson Landing are not only treated to the bargains and great finds from these shops; they are also treated to a water and fire show to keep them entertained as they hop from shop to shop. Dining establishments and live concerts also adorn the mall so you can have a breather from your shopping spree.

Another famous outlet mall in Branson is Tanger Outlet Center. This is where you should go if you want to be updated with the latest in the fashion world. The stores you can find in this mall are GAP, Polo Ralph Lauren, Izod, Haggar, Banan Republic, Liz Claiborne, Levi’s, Rockport, Skechers, Aeropostale, and many more. For the kids’ fashion, there is nothing to worry about since there are also shops like Disney Store Outlet, Tommy Kids, Osh Kosh, Carter’s, and many others.

The perfect gift ideas can also be found in Branson. One such place you can go to for unique and limited edition stuff is IMAX Entertainment Complex. This place has various shops perfect for gift ideas, and one shop is Legend Gifts. In Legend Gifts, you can find movie posters, limited edition prints, soundtracks, and IMAX films on video. Another shop in IMAX Complex is The Shadow Box, where you can find collectible items for your personal collections or as a gift.

For the tech geeks, Branson may just be the place where you can have a great discount on your favorite gadget. Visit The Shoppes at Branson Hills for the latest electronics and even the basic ones. Not only that, you can also find books, boutiques, and many others in The Shoppes.

There are still a lot of malls in Branson, and we leave it to you to explore them. Come and shop in Branson now to get good deals! Who know, you might just stumble in a really big sale in Branson. That’s how fun it is to shop in Branson!

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A Tribute to Teachers from Tanger Mall



What’s not to love about Branson Missouri? Aside from being the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, Branson has an endless array of activities and attractions that will surely keep anyone coming back for more. In Branson, you can find the best theme parks, restaurants, nature parks, and even shopping malls. Shopping malls in Branson may not be the first things that will come to your mind, but it surely is one of Branson’s hidden gems.

One of Branson’s most popular outlet malls is Tanger Outlet Center. This mall is home to lots of shops that the whole family will surely enjoy. Shop in stores like Crabtree & Evelyn, New York & Company Outlet, Torrid, Polo Ralph Lauren, GAP Outlet, Old Navy, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic, Aeropostale, Levi’s, Eddie Bauer, Haggar, Izod, Van Heusen, Rockport, Skechers, and a lot more. For the kids, there are also stores like Tommy Kids, Osh Kosh, Disney Store Outlet, Gymboree, Carter’s and Disney Store Outlet. Now, you can stay updated with the latest fashion trends even while you are on vacation. Aside from the unique shopping experience that you can get from Tanger Outlet Center, you can also enjoy the special events hosted by Tanger Mall.

For the whole month of September 2015, Tanger Outlet Center gives the teachers and staff a special treat. No other mall gives a grand tribute to teachers as Tanger does. As a way of saying thank you for their diligence and dedication in educating the youth of Branson, Tanger Mall will give away free gift bags filled with coupons and special offers for the local school district personnels. Yes, you read that right – it’s all for free when you register at Tanger Shopper Services. If you think these perks are already enough, Tanger Outlet Center takes it a notch higher by giving the teachers and staff an equal chance of winning the grand prize. A raffle draw will be held and the lucky winner will get to take home a surprise prize package, plus a $250 Tanger shopping spree and other items from participating stores.

What are you waiting for? Head over to Branson’s Tanger Outlet Center for the best deals and for the chance to win exciting prizes! Tanger Outlet Center is located in 300 Tanger Boulevard.


If you are looking for more ways to enjoy Branson, check out Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort. You can find the most convenient and comfortable nightly rental offers here, and you also get to stay close to Branson’s malls, theme parks, lakes, and theaters. For inquiries and reservations, contact 1-877-262-0430.

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