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Branson Area Attractions

 

 

Branson features fun-filled adventures for the entire family. Located in the heart of the magnificent Ozark Mountains, Branson is ideally situated to entertain both the music lover and those who like to enjoy Nature to its fullest.

Showboat Branson Belle
Take your family on a fantastic lake cruise aboard the magnificent Showboat Branson Belle! Journey past lush Ozark Mountains on the crystal clear waters of Table Rock Lake where you'll experience elegant Branson dining and the best in Branson shows featuring Showstoppers, an exciting production starring a tremendously talented cast showcasing over 30 award-winning numbers. It's fun for the entire family - and kids are always half price!  http://www.showboatbransonbelle.com

White Water
Raging River Rapids! White Water offers water-blasters, super-soakers, speed water slides, and a wave pool. Plus, Kalani Towers - the 6-lane Freefall and Racing thrill slide! Choose between two 75-foot freefall drop lanes or four mat racing lanes over 310-feet long.   http://www.bransonwhitewater.com

Waltzing Waters
Frederick Antonio, a master pianist, performs three times a day while the water dances to the music that floats out of his two grand pianos. Thrill to the incomparable music of the only performing artist in the world who plays two grand pianos at the same time! Even...2 different songs on 2 different pianos at the same time!!!

Veterans Museum
The Veterans Memorial Museum is a national tribute to the brave men and women who defended our liberties during the 20th Century. As you wander the great halls of the museum you'll be captivated by the stories of these men and women who gave us so much. The museum is filled with the most incredible collection of wartime exhibits covering the heights and depths of human experience.    http://www.veteransmemorialbranson.com

 

The Track Family Fun Parks
Fun in the Fast Lane, with five locations on Hwy. 76 in Branson. The Track Family Fun Parks offer wooden or classic go-kart tracks, water blaster-equipped bumper boats and themed mini golf.  http://www.bransontracks.com

Silver Dollar City Theme Park
Silver Dollar City is one of Branson's top attractions. When you visit Silver Dollar City theme park you will step back in time to an 1880's craft village filled with crafts, thrill rides, family attractions and festivals.  Silver Dollar City theme park hosts bluegrass festivals, craft festivals, family festivals and a Christmas festival against the backdrop of the Ozark Mountains.  Good old-fashioned family fun surrounds you.  http://www.bransonsilverdollarcity.com

 

Roy Rogers - Dale Evans Museum
Family photos dating back to Roy and Dale's childhood, colorful costumes, parade saddles, memorabilia from the silver screen and television can be seen at the museum.  Also features artifacts from Roy's real-life safari adventures, fan mail, comic strips, Roy and Dale's Remington collection, tributes to his friends and sidekicks, and much more!  http://www.royrogers.com/museum.html

 

Ripley's Believe It Or Not
The Most Photographed Building In Branson! Do you know why our building looks the way it does? Most people think California has had the worst earthquake, when actually Missouri holds the record. In 1812 an earthquake measuring more than 8.0 on the Richter Scale occurred at New Madrid, Missouri. Our building reflects that odd event, and Ripley's...Believe It Or Not!?   http://www.ripleysbranson.com

Ride the Ducks
QUACK-TACULAR FUN! Everyone has fun aboard a Ride The Ducks sightseeing tour of Branson. It's a great way for families to enjoy Branson because they combine fun and music with history and sights.. The Ride The Ducks amphibious vehicle is based on the famous WWII DUKW amphibious design.   http://www.bransonducks.com

Dogwood Canyon - Guided Tours

Open-air trams allow guests to ride in comfort across bridges and low water crossings. Experienced guides give an informative glimpse into natural and cultural history. As you cruise on the canyon floor, you'll be introduced to Indian Burial Cave and Great Spirit Rock Shelter. Reservations are strongly recommended. Trail rides on horseback are a bit more challenging than some and therefore, they have set a minimum age for riders at 12 years. The trails explore ridges and hollows that are not seen by tram. Reservations are required for this 1/2 hour ride.  Trout fishing on Little Indian Creek affords a two-hour opportunity to catch. The stream is stocked periodically providing an exciting and challenging angling experience for individuals and families. Equipment is the responsibility of guest, with a maximum of 10 anglers at any given time.  http://www.dogwoodcanyon.com

Celebration City
Branson's Nighttime Theme Park celebrates the best of the 20th-century America. Celebration City offers nightly adventures, highlighting some of the most colorful and entertaining years of the 20th century. A park with over 20 rides and attractions, including lights, music, games and 10-story wooden roller coaster called Ozark Wildcat. Each night enjoy a spectacular laser light show at park closing.    http://www.bransoncelebrationcity.com

Butterfly Place
Beautiful floral garden with winding paths and over 1000 beautiful flying butterflies. This photographic and joyful experience happens every day in their climate-controlled atrium.

Branson Scenic Railway
Take a forty-mile round trip excursion thru Ozark foothills and tunnels. You will learn the history of the area as you cross bridges and trestles. Experience the luxury of rail travel from yesteryear. www.bransontrain.com

 

 

 

 

Bass & Crappie Fishing Guide
 
Rick LaPoint - www.strikebass.com - 1-800-869-2210
Capt. Don House (Specializing in Large Groups & Families)
Branson Fishing Guideservice.com - 417-270-7157
Jim Van Hooks - www.hooksbass.com - 417-337-2277
Tim Page - 1-800-250-3275 or 417-337-1697
Bill Lawrence - 417-794-3349 or 417-335-1003
Jerry Sniders - 417-338-4559 or 417-739-4116
Jimmy Pierce - 417-334-2378
Busters - 417-561-2256 or Cell 417-335-0357
Earl Skeeters (Specializes in Families) - 417-598-1022
Bob Juneman- 417-338-2316
Tim Sainato (Gone Fishing & Co.) - 417-334-8113
Pete's Guide Service - hookedonbass.com -
1-800-882-1978
Davis Brother's Guide Service - bassprofishingguide.com -
417-818-8602-
Bill Babler (Catch & Release Only) - 417-332-7016
Steve Boillot - 417-887-0427
Green Naughs - 417-338-5531
Mike Webb - 417-425-7513
Bill Beck - 417-739-3066 Cell 335-1867 
Chris Tetrick - 417-538-2639 Cell 417-239-7374 
Jamie Kowalski - 417-230-6950
Eric Prey - 417-860-4743
Eric's Elite Guide Service - ericseliteguideservice.com - 417-234-6097 Trout
Branson Fishing Guideservice.com - Capt. Don House
(Specializing in Groups and Families)
417-270-7157
Main St. Dock - 417-334-2263
Fall Creek Marina - 417-336-4937
Fly Fishing (Drift Fishing Tackle Shop) - 417-332-0460
Chartered Waters Trout Shop - 866-362-1928

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Branson Area Guide
Nestled among beautiful Ozark lakes, the resort of BRANSON (year-round population 5000), forty miles south of Springfield on US-65, is one of the top auto destinations in the country. Over seven million visitors a year are attracted to what's become known as the "Ozark Disneyland" by thirty-plus music venues (almost all of a country bent), a few theme parks and lots of good ol' family fun. "The Strip," until recently merely Hwy-76, looks like it was thrown together with a pitchfork – a hideous agglomeration of theme parks and theaters owned and/or performed in by big-name stars. The spectrum ranges from Japanese fiddler Shoji Tabuchi and ancient crooner Andy Williams, to banal mountain humor joints like Baldknobbers and Presleys' (not that Presley). Lesser lights include Russian comedian Yakov Smirnoff, and Jim Spiders and Snakes Stafford's place. Tickets for a two-hour show are fairly priced, at around $20, and there's no shortage of takers in summer for most, if not all, of the town's 57,000 seats – a figure said to exceed that of Nashville. Branson shows are firmly geared toward families; you won't find anything remotely progressive or avant-garde, although the new Ripley's Believe It or Not performance is a step in a new direction. The Strip, once dubbed "the world's longest parking lot" because of the mass of cars that crammed here each night, has been somewhat eased with road improvements, but try to avoid driving at night. When you've had it with Branson, escape to nearby Table Rock Lake, a beautiful area offering hiking, biking, camping, water-skiing and world-class fishing.

Palm Desert Palm Springs Area Guide
Welcome to Palm Desert! Golf and tennis? Sure. Relaxing, spending the day at the spa? You bet. Or maybe the stately homes of famous Hollywood actors and stars the likes of Frank Sinatra come to mind. Whether you’re into spa treatments or not and regardless of whether you’ve ever lifted a club or a racquet, Palm Desert is an unforgettable vacation destination for, well, just about anybody. Combine the beautiful Mojave Desert backdrop with a pleasing year-round climate, and you get one ideal vacation spot. Here are some things you don’t want to miss in Palm Desert : Natural Beauty Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen Take a gondola ride up Mount San Jacinto on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. It’s the world’s largest rotating tram, ascending to 8,514 feet. When you get to the top, enjoy dining or go for a hike high above the desert. Explore the wild terrain and forests at Joshua Tree National Park. You can experience this unique landscape on your own or as part of a group tour. The Indian Canyons -- the 15-mile-long Palm Canyon, the lush Andreas Canyon and the magnificent recreation areas of Murray Canyon -- are amazing. And be sure to “take a journey through the deserts of the world” at The Living Desert, but go early to beat the heat. Casino Gaming Try your luck at one of the many casinos that offer an extensive range of gaming, a prime selection of big-name entertainers and fine-dining restaurants to appeal to all tastes. Choice Dining Be sure to head up to Palm Springs and enjoy the many restaurants with outdoor seating. My favorite french restaurant is there, Le Vallauris. And Spencers is another not to missed for those who love fine dining. Misters are in fashion in summer, and in winter it’s just plain delightful. A decided bonus of the outdoor-dining scene is its optimum position for people-watching; you never know who you might see. (Of course, if you want to up the odds, take a celebrity home tour while you're in Palm Springs.) TIP: If you’re planning on visiting Palm Springs, be sure to hit downtown on a Thursday night, when the city’s weekly street fair offers lots of food and fun. In Palm Desert, my husband loves the 1950s-style Keedy's Fountain & Grill on Highway 111 for breakfast. I prefer The Palms Café on Fred Warning close to Trader Joes. The Fishermans Market next door is also tops in my book. Don’t miss Sullivan’s Steak House for great food and even better people watching in the bar. Also on the very chic El Paseo in Palm Desert is Italian cuisine at Ristorante Mamma Gina, the gnocchi melts in your mouth, and for seafood at Pacifica and Mexican food and margaritas at Armando's Dakota Bar & Grill. Ultimate Relaxation Palm Desert is a wonderland for those who choose to take their vacations slow and easy. Treat yourself to the unique Palm Desert spa experience, with treatments that utilize such natural resources as hot mineral springs and sun-dried Indian clay. And whether you feel like shopping, grabbing a bite to eat, or leisurely exploring the region’s art and culture, you can easily spend all day perusing the two-mile stretch of El Paseo and its more than 300 designer boutiques, art galleries, jewelers and more. And, of Course, Golf Palm Desert is a golf mecca, annual host to both the Bob Hope Classic and the Kraft Nabisco Championship, and just about every type of golf experience you could want. If you enjoy learning and refining your technique, lessons are available at Palm Valley Country Club. Ted Robinson Jr. designed both of Palm Valley Country Club’s 18-hole courses. The par 72 Championship Course features wide fairways lined with towering palms and glistening lakes require the use of every club in your bag. The par 63 Challenge Course provides a true test of your focus and short-game skills. If you love a challenge, be sure to visit Shadow Ridge Golf Club (rated one of the 10 best public courses in California in 2006). Golf must be booked 90 days in advance by calling the Golf Shop directly at 760-674-2700. There are also two amazing 18-hole courses at the neighboring Desert Springs JW Marriott® Resort & Spa that integrate waterscapes, undulating fairways and awe-inspiring mountain views. TIP: If you’re heading to Palm Desert for golf, make sure your favorite course(s) will be available for play during your desired time before booking your vacation. These magnificent desert courses are temporarily closed at specific times throughout the year for aerification and overseeding. Experience Palm Desert for Yourself! We invite you to discover this soothing and rejuvenating escape, with plenty of active and leisure pursuits for everyone to choose from.