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- Published on Saturday, August 24 2013 2:53 AM
Written by Rhoda
Posted by Mark Ruda
Have Your Adrenaline Rush in Branson Outdoors
The perfect way to get to know a place is to experience it first-hand. You have probably read or heard about Branson because of its man-made entertainment, world-class live music shows, great shopping bargains, and the likes. Now, Branson is not only about these attractions for it also offers its guests the Branson outdoors.
The Branson outdoors is a paradise waiting to be explored by you. It has the most breathtaking scenery and also a myriad of activities for you to enjoy the outdoors. In Branson, you can commune with nature through its outdoors and at the same time, have a lot of fun in doing so because of activities geared towards the enjoyment of nature.
The Branson Tri-Lakes Area is one of the crowd drawers in Branson. This area is composed of three lakes, namely Bull Shoals Lake, Lake Taneycomo, and Table Rock Lake. These lakes also offers the tourists various activities. You can go parasailing, boating and bass fishing in Table Rock Lake, which is considered by many to be one of the most perfect lakes in Branson. In Lake Taneycomo, feel free to go fishing as this lake is teeming with trout. There are also activities like scuba diving in Table Rock Lake. Once you go scuba diving to the bottom of the lake, prepare to be amazed by the relics of lost sunken boats and even sunken cities! These activities are truly perfect for the water lovers out there.
Branson outdoors not only boasts of its perfect bodies of water in the area. It also has miles of nature trails which surround the lake. The trails in the Ozark Mountains are made to cater to different skill levels of the hikers. The difficulty of the trails range from easy and paved to rustic and rough. Branson will surely become a joy for beginner hikers and also for the more advanced hikers. Going for a hike in Branson will also guarantee of you of a pristine scenery no matter what season it is. Enjoy the fresh greens brought about by summer and spring, the fiery colors of fall, and the snow-laden beauty of Branson during the winter.
You can also have more fun in Branson outdoors with other activities for those who are constantly looking for new adventures to embark on. There are activities like mountain biking and ziplines to excite you and give you a different kind of adrenaline surge. Go mountain biking through the Ozark Hills to experience a twist from the usual mountain climbing that others do. If biking is not your type of outdoor adventure, try zipping through the Ozarks so you can have the best aerial view of the entirety of Branson outdoors.
To have a memorable experience of the Branson outdoors, make Thousand Hills Golf Resort a part of your adventures. You have a choice between having a cabin or a condo for your lodging place during your vacation. To reserve a cabin or condo, call 1-877-262-0430. Now, your Branson vacation just got more exciting!Read More ...
- Published on Friday, August 23 2013 2:47 AM
Written by Rhoda
Posted by Mark Ruda
Great Entertainment in the Jim Stafford Show
Branson is known to most people as the ultimate family vacation destination and the live music capital of the world. Aside from its thrilling theme parks and other attractions, Branson also has shows for the whole family to enjoy. Live music shows in Branson are definitely a big hit, and these are shows that you and the entire family just couldn’t miss out on!
For a grand family time, coupled with good music and a jovial vibe, catch the Jim Stafford Show in Branson. Known as the “Victor Borge of the Guitar”, Jim Stafford entertains his audience with his jaw-dropping guitar skills and his comedic antics and anecdotes about everyday life. Get to know more about this guy as you read along.
Jim Stafford has music running in his bloodstream. Born to a family of musicians, he started playing the guitar in their house’s front porch with his father. It was not long enough until he realized that he was born to do music. At the age of 14, Jim Stafford was playing in his first band, The Legends. At the age of 16, Jim Stafford was able to make a living by playing Elk clubs and weddings. After he finished high school, he moved to Nashville and became Bill Carlisle’s backup singer. The stars aligned to tell the world what Jim had to do – make and play music from his heart. Jim recorded a song “Swamp Witch” that got MGM records to get him as their talent. Swamp Witch was released in 1973. In fact, it became a Top 40 hit during that time. Jim was catapulted into stardom. Shortly after the success of Swamp Witch, he released another song, “Spiders & Snakes”, which became a smashing hit and went gold in 1974.
Jim Stafford is just so legendary in his own craft that he had to share his talent to be able to entertain millions of people from across the globe. Witness a star perform live in Branson, Missouri. Catch the Jim Stafford Show in Branson right in the Jim Stafford Theater. Tag along the whole family for a fun and heartwarming experience. The Jim Stafford Show may be the best show that you will ever witness since it is a concoction of the things that make up a great show.
Great music is a given in every Jim Stafford Show. Watch this one-man band play the guitar and drums all at the same time. Recently, he has leveled up his performance by showing his audience that playing three guitars at the same time is indeed possible for a human being. What will surprise you is how well he can mix his music with his own brand of comedy. He combines music and comedy so well, with the addition of his amazing guitar performances, which never fails to leave the audience in awe. Aside from the mentioned trademarks of the Jim Stafford Show, Jim also shares heart-warming stories of the human spirit to his audience. Not only will the show give you a different musical experience; it will also leave you inspired.
The Jim Stafford Show runs from January to December. Watch this show for this is definitely a family experience. Have fun with the entire family in the Jim Stafford Show. And when you need a place to stay while in Branson, you can always stay homey with the family in Thousand Hills Golf Resort condo and cabin rentals. Because everything you need in a vacation is here in Branson.Read More ...
- Published on Thursday, August 22 2013 2:41 AM
Written by Rhoda
Posted by Mark Ruda
Branson Cabins Are Your Practical Choice
You want a perfect vacation where every single detail just falls into the right place. Your choice of your lodging place for your vacation could very well be a make or break decision for your entire vacation. A good lodging place sets your mood for the day, before venturing into a whole new adventure. The place’s setting, ambiance, and overall experience should all fall together to give you the best vacation and the perfect rest that you deserve.
Going on vacation with your family and friends is really fun because you are able to create lots of memories with these people and also spent some quality time with them. Branson is the perfect setting for your vacation because it has various activities that everyone will surely like. In Branson, you just never run out of things to do.
Branson boasts of world-class theater shows, and live musical shows featuring the legends and budding talents of Branson. These shows will definitely put you in a good mood and will please your senses with their unique rendition of their songs. There are also one-of-a-kind dining experiences that you should not miss in Branson. Some of these are Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, where you get to watch an equestrian show and a stampede of bulls while enjoying a hearty full meal; and the Showboat Branson Belle, where you are treated to a musical and comedy show that is patriotic in nature while also treated to a sumptuous four-course meal. If you are nature lovers in your group, there are also nature parks in Branson where you can do hiking. And never fail to be a kid again with Branson’s theme parks filled with adrenaline-packed rides and attractions.
There is no better place to stay than in a place close to all of these attractions. Thousand Hills Golf Resort is located within minutes from Branson’s prized attractions, thus making it more convenient for you. Thousand Hills does not limit you to renting hotel rooms since that would entail more money if you are going with a large group. Instead, it offers you a more practical choice – cabin rentals. These Branson cabins can sleep up to 16 people, thus eliminating the option of having to rent multiple hotel rooms. If you are going with your partner, or just alone, there are also Branson cabins in Thousand Hills that can offer you privacy.
Branson cabins in Thousand Hills come with fully furnished bedrooms and bathrooms, complete with a king-sized bed, linens, and a Jacuzzi tub. There is also a fully equipped kitchen if you want to cook your own meals while on vacation, thus enabling you to save some bucks. Entertainment in these Branson cabins is also not an issue since you can have movie nights in the cabin’s spacious living room with the cabin’s cable TV or DVD player. There is also a swimming pool for you to use. If you want some alone time to think and escape from the city’s busy vibes, the cabins also have a private patio or deck. And to complete its awesome offer to the guests, free wireless internet is also provided in the cabins.
Renting a Branson cabin in Thousand Hills is clearly the more practical and more convenient choice. So if you are going with the entire family or with the whole gang, there is no other place to call home than a Thousand Hills’ cabin.Read More ...
- Published on Wednesday, August 21 2013 2:32 AM
Written by Rhoda
Posted by Mark Ruda
Adventure Day Everyday in Silver Dollar City
Branson’s Silver Dollar City is the place to go to when you want loads of adventure. It has also been one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Midwest. This 1880’s themed village has been entertaining Branson’s guests since 1960 with its numerous rides and attractions. Over the years, some rides and attractions have come and go. Some are replaced, some are rebuilt. No matter what the rides and attractions are, Silver Dollar City still delivers the adventure that you are looking for in your Branson vacation.
Silver Dollar City has been a staple family destination when in Branson. During the middle of March through the 31st of December, which is considered to be the Silver Dollar City season, people troop to Branson’s Silver Dollar City to experience a different kind of thrill and adrenaline rush in the theme park. Over 30 rides and attractions are present in the park to provide you a one-of-a-kind Branson adventure. These rides include roller coaster, steam engine train rides, giant swings, water shoot-out rides, and geysers – just to name a few. Not only that, because Silver Dollar City also provides you with great entertainment. As of the present, there are six entertainment venues in Silver Dollar City with more than 40 shows available each day. These shows, lasting about 20 to 25 minutes each, are the perfect options for you to relax and chill from all the thrills you had in the rides.
If there is one thing that you cannot miss in Silver Dollar City, it has got to be the Outlaw Run. Outlaw Run is known to be the world’s most daring wood coaster. It is the only wooden coaster to have an 81 degree drop, which is the steepest drop there is in the world of wooden coasters. It also features an upside down twist and a 720 degree double barrel roll. Think this is enough adrenaline rush for you? Check out the speed of this wood coaster as is can go as fast as 68 miles per hour, making it the second fastest wood coaster in the world!
Another way to take a break when you had too much of the excitement that this theme park brings is to take a look at the crafts made by Branson’s finest craftsmen and women. Aligned with the park’s theme, the crafts made by these Branson locals are also things that were an essential part of life in the 1880s.
Lastly, the restaurants in Silver Dollar City serves food that are more than you could ask of a theme park food. There are 12 restaurants in Silver Dollar City which features Ozark country cooking. These restaurants are so good that even the magazine “Amusement Today” rated Silver Dollar City as having the best theme park food there is in America. Don’t miss out to taste some bestsellers from restaurants in the park. Eva and Delilah’s Bakery located near the entrance of the park serves your favorite baked goodies. Aunt Polly’s is also known to serve the best fried chicken and catfish. Buckshot Annie’s Skillet Cookery is known for its harvest succotash. The Ribhouse is known to serve its famous barbecue, baby back ribs, smoked chicken, and smoked brisket. After having your sumptuous meals in the park, go grab some desserts like ice cream and funnel cakes, which can be found all over the park, too.
Silver Dollar City has it all to make your vacation truly memorable and exciting. Visit Silver Dollar City now – where adventure never ends!Read More ...
- Published on Monday, August 19 2013 2:30 PM
Written by Rhoda
Posted by Mark Ruda
Throwback Thursday: A Neil Diamond Tribute
What comes first into your mind upon hearing the name Neil Diamond? For some it may be singer-songwriter, or perhaps a musically gifted man. Maybe the song “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” instantly plays in your head. Whatever it is, this guy is a legend of his time.
Neil Diamond is a classic in the music industry, contributing songs like “Heartlight”, “Yesterday’s Songs”, “Song Sung Blue”, “Longfellow Serenade” and many others. These songs have catapulted Neil Diamond into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and also into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. He contributed a lot to the music industry and until now, he still shares his musical talent to the people.
It is because of his innate greatness in music that the Jim Stafford Theater in Branson put up a Neil Diamond Tribute for him. Branson’s guests will be treated to a show full of romance and magic with the music of the musical legend that is Neil Diamond. The Neil Diamond Tribute also features Keith Allynn, who is a Diamond look-and-sound-alike. Allynn tells the biography of Diamond through songs which hail from the 60’s to today. Allynn can also make the audience swoon with his own love story and the unexpected career change all for the name of love.
Keith Allynn is a seven-time Branson Show Award winner who began his career in the field of comedy. He started in the early age of 14, opening for Tim Allen, Robin, Williams, and Chris Rock. It was until he was 21 when he discovered his musical talent while singing “All Shook Up” at a karaoke night. From then on, the ladies wanted him and the guys want to be like him. He went on his blossoming career as an Elvis tribute artist and was voted in the Top 10 Elvis by Graceland.
It was because of his affection for a girl that he turned to singing Neil Diamond songs because the girl is just a huge fan of Diamond. As the story goes, they got married and lived happily ever after. Until now, Keith Allynn is Branson’s Neil Diamond image. In the Neil Diamond Tribute in the Jim Stafford Theater, his wife, Diana, even joins Keith for Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand’s “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers.” You just can’t help but sigh and believe in the magic of true love.
There is no doubt that you will have mixed emotions when watching the Neil Diamond Tribute. You will feel love, romance, comedy, and the power of music all in one show. Let the show take you back to the hits of yesterday like “Sweet Caroline”, “Song Sung Blue”, “Hello Again”, “Brother Love”, “America” and many other songs.
To make the experience even more perfect, stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort. Thousand Hills is located near the theater, making it more convenient for you. For reservation and inquiries on Thousand Hills cabin and condo rentals, call 1-877-262-0430.Read More ...
- Published on Friday, August 16 2013 3:24 PM
Written by Klaire Bruce
Posted by Mark Ruda
Fun and Learning – Educational Attractions in Branson
Branson, Missouri, is full of fun attractions, and all of them are unique in their own right. Some of them are very educational too – so you not only have fun while visiting, but you learn as well! Some might say that those are the best kind of attractions – ones where you grow your mind and become a little better rounded for having seen them. So where can you go in Branson to find a few of these educational attractions? Read on to find out – let the learning begin!
The Titanic Museum
The sinking of the Titanic was one of the most famous tragedies in history. Not only was it one of the most famous, it is also one of the most well studied. The Titanic Museum in Branson showcases the history of this fateful ship and her passengers in a way that is both engaging and respectful at the same time – so book your tickets and come aboard! The Titanic Museum attraction in Branson is proud to partner with the Titanic Historical Society that was founded in 1963, so rest assured that anything and everything within the museum is historically accurate. When you board the Titanic, visitors are given a passport with details about one of the passengers that was on the Titanic when she left England. Throughout the museum, you’ll find small artifacts and information about your passenger. When you reach the end of your self-guided tour, you will find a large display with all the names of the passengers and their fate – so you’ll feel a true connection with the people on the ship. Throughout the museum, you’ll find fascinating displays such as a model of what a real first-class cabin looked like, an 18 foot model of the Titanic and an exact replica of the Grand Staircase, built from the original blueprints. Galleries full of artifacts recovered from the ship, an interactive children’s gallery and an entire room dedicated to the Titanic movie will add even more to your historical experience.
The Butterfly Palace
The Butterfly Palace is your go-to stop if you are looking for nature and science related attractions in Branson. Here you will find an aviary full of exotic butterflies and knowledgeable staff that are happy to teach you about their fluttering friends! Young explorers are given the opportunity to suit up with a Pith helmet, binoculars and magnifying glasses to get a jungle explorer’s look at the ‘fluttering jewels.’ After taking a stroll around the butterfly room, head to the Living Rainforest Science Center! Here you’ll see and learn all about crazy rainforest creatures geckos, poison dart frogs and even giant cockroaches. Interactive displays such as the virtual frog dissection kiosk and a virtual warning color matching game will really draw you in to the rainforest world! And don’t forget about the Emerald Mirror Maze and the Banyan Tree Bungee Adventure!
Homestead Tours at Shepherd of the Hills
For a good look into true Ozarks history, come take a guided tram tour of the Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead and Old Mill Theatre! Here you’ll learn the history of the famous book, the Baldknobbers, the outdoor drama and so much more, all set against the wooded backdrop of the Ozark hills and hollers. Your knowledgeable tour guide and tram driver will take you to visit Old Matt’s Cabin, Inspiration Point, Jenning’s Still, Morgan Community Church and the Old Mill Theatre. You’ll get a firsthand look at Harold Bell Wright’s first campsite, get a behind the scenes peek at the special effects used to create the outdoor drama and you might even spot visitors on horseback traveling along The Trail That No One Knows How Old!
If you’re looking for educational attractions in Branson, these are a few that are sure to feed your appetite for learning and fun!Read More ...
- Published on Thursday, August 15 2013 3:11 PM
Written by Klaire Bruce
Posted by Mark Ruda
Branson Landing Restaurants
There is almost no end to all of the fun things one can do on the Branson Landing – there is shopping, for example, and live music and fountain shows and a hurricane-in-a-booth. There is lakeside rambling on the boardwalk, bird watching, and people watching. One thing that all these enjoyable activities have in common is that they will all eventually make you hungry! Well, you’re in luck – there is a plethora of Branson Landing restaurants standing by to help you vanquish your hunger! Everyone is bound to find a restaurant that fits their tastes and leaves them feeling full. So dig in and chow down!
If you like your entrees with a little bit of Mexican flair, come to dinner at Cantina Laredo! This high end, modern Mexican restaurant is sure to please your taste buds. Visitors to Cantina Laredo will appreciate the sophisticated restaurant atmosphere – mood lighting, well uniformed waiters and waitresses and airy booths will have folks feeling relaxed and comfortable as they wait for a meal. Only the freshest, most high quality ingredients are used in the dishes at Cantina Laredo – the guacamole is prepared right in front of you at your table, made to order. Dishes such as Enchiladas De Mole, Carnitas and Torta De Pollo are crowd favorites at this Branson Landing restaurant. And for dessert, try a Mexican Brownie or an order of Flan!
Waxy O’ Shea’s
If you are in the mood for a taste of some food from across the pond, the luck of the Irish is with you! Check out Waxy O’Shea’s Irish Pub on the Branson Landing. Here you’ll find quality draft beers paired with traditional Irish dishes such as Fish and Chips, Scotch Eggs, Steak Sandwiches and Beer Cheese Soup. Waxy O’ Shea’s also offers more traditional menu items as well, such as burgers, Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches and Barbequed Nachos. The traditional pub atmosphere and décor makes this restaurant as unique as it is tasty!
Black Oak Grill
Black Oak Grill is the place to be for a unique taste of the American tradition. Combining tastes from a variety of venues, this is one eatery that will leave you pleasantly full! Black Oak Grill offers ‘light plates’ with less filling foods like Buffalo Bites and Spinach and Five Cheese Dip, soups and salads, sandwiches like The Ozark Burger and the Pulled Pork Sandwich, and specialties like Iron Skillet Trout and Rosemary Grilled Chicken. You’ll never run out of new things to try here! Black Oak Grill also serves fresh cocktails, fine wines, and bottled and draft beer.
Looking for a sweet treat? Look no farther than Orange Leaf! Grab a cup and start picking your favorite flavors at this self-serve yogurt joint. Classic flavors such as Vanilla, Classic Tart and Brownie sit alongside seasonal favorites like Pineapple and Wedding Cake. After you’ve filled your cup with yogurt, top it off with selections from the topping bar! Load that yogurt cup with fruit, toffee bits, chocolate chips, sprinkles, gummy worms, hot fudge and more! Then enjoy your frozen treat with one of Orange Leaf’s signature biodegradable yogurt spades.
There is never a shortage of Branson Landing restaurants to taste and enjoy! So come in and share a meal at any of these and other great food locations on the Landing.Read More ...
- Published on Wednesday, August 14 2013 8:01 PM
Written by Jessica Covert
Posted by Mark Ruda
5 Great Branson Family Shows
When you bring your family on vacation, it can sometimes be a chore trying to find things to do that everyone can enjoy. In Branson, you can ease those headaches just by coming to town.
Dubbed the “Live Music Capital of the World”, Branson is home to dozens of shows and attractions. The best part is that many of them are family friendly, and have a little something for everyone. Here’s a roundup of five of the best family shows Branson has to offer.
1. The Haygoods – This group of five brothers and one sister rocks the house when they perform. In their 21st season, the Haygoods impress audiences with their tight harmonies and their amazing instrumental abilities. Between them, the Haygoods play 20 instruments and all of those instruments appear on stage each night. What’s even more impressive is how well they work together as a team to create each of their performances. Their musical talent allows them to perform songs new and old, so everyone in your family has something to enjoy. The Haygoods perform from February to December. For more information about the Haygoods schedule, ticket pricing, and more, visit www.thehaygoods.com.
2. SIX – Another stage family in Branson is the Knudsen brothers, who make up the six incredible voices of SIX. Dubbed “An Orchestra of Human Voices”, you’ll be amazed at everything that the brothers don’t have onstage – like instruments. These acapella singers have practiced their sounds for many years, and they have come to Branson to share them with you. SIX is in their seventh year in Branson, and have performed on Royal Caribbean cruise lines, and appeared as kids on the Donny and Marie Show in 1978. With songs from Journey, Psy, and many others, SIX has a song for every member of your family. SIX performs in the Mickey Gilley Theatre and has shows from March to December. For more information about tickets and the most current schedule, visit www.thesixshow.com.
3. Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede – This show has been in Branson for many years, and hasn’t stopped captivating audiences with stunts and good fun. With a little North and South competition, everyone loves to watch the racing pigs and ostriches, along with the stunts on horseback. Guests to Dixie Stampede get to experience a delicious four-course feast while enjoying the show, and get to see the pre-show before the main event. The Carriage Room pre-show features side-splitting comedy, plus refreshments like popcorn, peanuts, Pepsi® products, and non-alcoholic fruit beverages in a souvenir boot mug. Dixie Stampede also offers vegetarian meals, and is completely accessible to those with special needs. For more information, visit www.dixiestampede.com.
4. The Acrobats of China – A detour from the music and variety shows, the Acrobats of China are a show not to miss. You and your family will watch with amazement as the 16 person cast performs feats of endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance. The members of the New Shanghai Circus bring over 2000 years of Chinese history to Branson with their unbelievable show. The group first started performing in Branson in 1998, and even performed on Broadway in 1999. For more information about the Acrobats of China, visit www.acrobatsofchina.com.
5. Amazing Pets – As one of the shows performing at the Grand Country Music Hall located on Highway 76, Amazing Pets features some favorite furry friends, as well as some feathered ones. Most of the animals in the show were rescued from animal shelters and other locations. The animals have been trained to do a number of tricks, and have become the hilarious stars of their own show. They will put a smile on your face as they do what they do best. For more information about tickets, call 1-888-514-1088 or visit www.grandcountry.com.
Sometimes it can be hard to make everyone in your family happy. In Branson, you don’t have to try as hard because these Branson shows make it easy for you to find something that your entire family will enjoy. Whether it’s Dixie Stampede or the Acrobats of China, everyone will have a good time in Branson.Read More ...
- Published on Tuesday, August 13 2013 8:21 PM
Written by Jessica Covert
Posted by Mark Ruda
Rainy Day Branson Activities
The unexpected always throws you for a loop, especially when it comes to the weather. In Branson, it’s unpredictable and can be sweltering one moment and raining the next. But what happens when you’re on vacation and it suddenly starts raining? Your plans for Silver Dollar City are as good as sunk and you don't want to spend all day in your condo. Now what?
Luckily, Branson has plenty of attractions and things to do when you’re stuck indoors. Branson Family Fun Factory, Hollywood Wax Museum, and the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum are options for you and your family when the weather is keeping you inside.
If you’re about fun and games, look no further than Branson Family Fun Factory for something to do on a rainy day. Branson Family Fun Factory is a family owned and operated miniature golf course and laser tag arena. The best part about their mini golf and laser tag is that both are inside a cool, air-conditioned building, so you can get the best experience when its rainy or when its sweltering. Their mini golf course takes you through six different rooms, each of them featuring a theme. You’ll see the Enchanted Forest, and an under-the-sea adventure, and everything glows in the dark! The laser tag arena next door is also glow-in-the-dark and blacklit, so you can hide in the shadows and attack when know one’s watching! A game of mini golf or laser tag costs $9 per person. Get one game of each for $12.50, or two games of laser tag for $14.00. Kids aged 4 and under get in free. Branson Family Fun Factory is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the summer.
Rain can also get you close to the stars if you’re traveling down the famous Highway 76. Hollywood Wax Museum is located on the Strip to visitors from 8 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. You’ll step into the spotlight with your favorite stars like Morgan Freeman, Lucille Ball, Johnny Depp, and more. You’ll learn about the lives, pets, pet peeves, and accomplishments of the stars as you travel through the 15,000 square foot museum. Take photos along the way and create some memories with your family on a rainy Branson day. Tickets for the Hollywood Wax Museum are $17.95 for adults, $8.95 for children (ages 4 – 11), and $15.95 for seniors (ages 55+). Children 4 and under are free. For more information, visit www.hollywoodwaxmuseum.com/branson.
Another awesome museum in Branson is Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. Filled with oddities and amazing things, Ripley’s Believe It or Not is home to over 400 artifacts that are outrageous and sometimes odd. Some of the most notable pieces are a playing card replica of the Roman Colosseum, a model of an aircraft carrier made from 48,000 matchsticks, a two-headed calf, and the human unicorn from Manchuria. The Ripley’s building even commemorates the New Madrid earthquake, which made the Mississippi River run backwards and church bells ring in Philadelphia. You and your family can definitely spend a day exploring this attraction in Branson. Tickets for Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum are available online or at the box office. Visit www.ripleys.com/branson to get more information or order tickets.
If it’s raining outside and your family needs something to do, look no further than these family friendly attractions that are sure to bust the rainy day blues. Make sure to check them out while in Branson, raining or not!Read More ...
- Published on Monday, August 12 2013 9:55 AM
Written by Rhoda
Posted by Mark Ruda
The Perks of Working & Living in Branson Missouri
As a tourist in Branson, you will definitely fall in love with the place. How about you be a tourist in Branson every day of your life? It would be falling in love with Branson every single day.
Living in Branson not only gives you all the perks that a tourist can only wish for, it also gives you the chance to be within the center of Missouri’s social and entertainment hotspot. Living in Branson also gives you the chance to live life in a laid back town while also living minutes away from the best shows, theme parks, and shopping centers in Branson. One reason why living in Branson is much better is the view that it gives you. You can choose a cabin or condo in Branson as your home. These cabins are situated in the woods, giving you a very peaceful environment, away from the usual hustle and bustle of the city life. These cozy cabins are sure to give you the ultimate rest and relaxation that Branson tourists experience. Getting a condo as your home also gives you serenity. Branson also offers lakeside condos for a more relaxing vibe. You can have the chill feeling of a lakeside view everytime you go out in your private deck. It would feel like being in a vacation everytime you go home from work.
Branson also offers you entertainment like no other. You can opt to see musical shows by the Presley’s or Six, or you can also choose to see Texas-style entertainment with the Dixie Stampede. If you are a theater lover, you can also choose to go see the theater shows in Branson. For a more exhilarating theater experience, watch it in 3D with the Sight and Sound Theater, which features plays from the Bible. During weekends, make sure to squeeze in your schedule a trip to the world-class theme park, Silver Dollar City. Enjoy the world’s most daring wood coaster, the Outlaw Run, and other adrenaline-pumping rides. For a more nature-centered weekend trip, go to Branson’s nature parks like the Dogwood Canyon Park and Table Rock Lake Park. Being a Branson resident will give you easy access to these parks, and you will not have to waste time waiting for your turn in that ride - you can always come back another day.
Dining and shopping are also two of Branson’s areas of expertise. There are several local restaurants which will give your taste buds a thrill. Most of the restaurants are over-packed during the holiday season, but you can always opt to go to explore the place as a local in Branson. Try Dana’s BBQ, The Shack, Billy Gail’s, and Vasken’s Deli. These are local restaurants far from the city which you could always go to when there is a great influx of tourists. You can also go shopping anytime you like in Branson’s shopping centers. Get low bargains and buy good finds in The Shoppe at Branson. Historic Downtown Hollister also offers you a coffee house and a little shop where you can find the stuff you want and grab a hot cup of coffee along the way.
Living in Branson also has a minor downside during the peak season of tourists - the traffic. As a Branson local, you should know better than to pass by 76 Country Boulevard during the peak season. Between May and December, always go by the back roads to avoid getting stuck in traffic. Avoid tourist routes so you can get to your workplace or home in the shortest time possible.
Live the life of a tourist everyday. Feel the Ozark magic everytime. Get a chance to relax and have peace of mind after getting off from work. You do not need to plan a getaway somewhere far because living in Branson is living your vacation dream everyday.Read More ...