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01/18/2019
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5 of the Best Kept Secrets at Silver Dollar City

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A trip to Branson is exciting from start to finish, and Silver Dollar City is no exception! Rides, games, food and much more are in store at Branson’s popular all-ages attraction! To get the most out of your trip to Silver Dollar City, here are some of the best kept secrets that you’ll want to know! Culinary & Craft School Classes If roller coasters aren’t your thing, fear not, because you won’t be stuck on the sides watching all day. Tap into your inner house guest and take a Culinary and

01/16/2019
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Weekend Getaways Near Kansas City are the Best – Here’s Why!

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As exciting as life in KCMO is, sometimes you need a break. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of weekend getaways near Kansas City. In less than half a day’s drive, you can find a number of great destinations. Pack your bags and head to any of these great weekend getaways near Kansas City – you’ll quickly see why they’re the best! Branson Just over three hours away from Kansas City is Branson, rightful owner of the “Live Entertainment Capital of the World” title. Home to more shows, concerts and local attractions

01/11/2019
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8 of the Best Restaurants in Branson, MO

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Whether you’re out on the town enjoying one of Branson’s countless shows, or famished from a day on Table Rock Lake, you and your appetite will be pleased to know that there’s no shortage of restaurants here. Before you decide where to eat, we suggest that you check out our list of 8 of the best restaurants in Branson MO!   Dobyn’s Dining Room Featuring the culinary skills from students at the College of the Ozarks, Dobyn’s Dining Room at the Keeter Center holds a 5-star TripAdvisor.com rating, withstanding over

01/9/2019
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Top 3 Reasons to Go on the Branson Belle Showboat Dinner Cruise

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Among the many great attractions that Branson boasts, few – if any – are as unique as the Showboat Branson Belle. A family-friendly dinner and show experience, a showboat dinner cruise aboard the Branson Belle will captivate your senses and fill your stomach, all while you sail Table Rock Lake. If that sounds like your idea of a can’t-miss experience, then keep reading! The Branson Belle Showboat Dinner Cruise Entertainment Quality entertainment abounds aboard the Branson Belle, and no matter the time of year, you’ll find a host of great

01/8/2019
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9 of the Best Branson Museums

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“The Live Entertainment Capital of the World” doesn’t limit its excitement to the massive amount of theater productions and concerts that take place in town. Branson is also home to quite a few museums, each unique in its own way. You won’t find mundane exhibits or post-trip homework assignments here, just the excitement that only Branson museums offer! The Titanic Museum The cruise liner that met its storied fate over a century ago is brought back to life at Branson’s Titanic Museum! This museum is as educational as it is

10/5/2018
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Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in the Branson Area

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Do you love the outdoors and are looking for different ways to get outside while in Branson?  There are so many incredible ways to enjoy the outdoors in the Branson area and we want to help you make the most of it! These are a few of our favorite ways to enjoy the beautiful Ozarks. Bass Pro Shooting Range This is one of the prettiest shooting ranges you will ever see. Image views overlooking the rolling hills of the Ozarks, with Table Rock Lake in the background. At the Bass

08/16/2018
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Your Guide to the Perfect Family Branson Getaway

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We believe every step of your family getaway should be enjoyable- from the planning to the reminiscing.  And since planning a trip for your family can be overwhelming, but we are here to help! Below are a few of our suggestions on how to make the most out of your trip and to have the perfect family Branson getaway! Our favorite things to do in Branson Exciting things to do in Branson Great locations for family photos 4 Inexpensive dinner shows in Branson 5 of our favorite views in Branson

08/15/2018
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Why You Should Rent a Condo, Not a Hotel Room

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Think for a moment with me. When you are at home, where do you spend most of your time? In your bedroom? In you bathroom? I’m guessing you spend most of your time in your living room. So when you travel, why would you want to be constricted to just a bedroom and bathroom? We’ve done the research and learned it is actually CHEAPER for you to rent a condo than it is for you to rent a hotel room- even if you are traveling with just two guests. So what

05/29/2018
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Check out the Ropes Course at Big Cedar Lodge

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Looking for an adrenaline rush? How about climbing the new ropes course at Big Cedar Lodge? 40 feet below the course you will find live alligators and pythons! Don’t worry, it is completely safe! The course will have more than 60 different elements- from rolling logs to swaying ladders! This four-story Big Cedar Lodge Sky Trail is definitely something you want to experience! The ropes course will be located on the back for the Fun Mountain and is expected to open this summer. Have kids who are too small for

05/24/2018
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You Should Spend Your Summer at Silver Dollar City

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Branson is full of fun things to do- from the lake and rivers to the shows and museums. And of course, you can’t miss Silver Dollar City! We love summer at Silver Dollar City! They have a plethora of fun events set up for you to enjoy- from both daytime activities to evening activities! And they have a special “Star Spangled Summer” from June 9- July 22 that you won’t want to miss! It’s going to be an All-American Summer full of fun and excitement! Be prepared to enjoy over 40