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Famous BBQ, a lively blues music scene, and two professional sports teams – those are just a few of things that have helped put St. Louis on the map. But sooner or later, despite all the excitement that takes place in the city under the arch, you’ll want an escape. So where do you go when you need a break from a busy metropolis, but still want plenty of great things to do? The answer is simple: Branson, MO, one of the best weekend getaways from St. Louis. Less than four hours away from St. Louis, Branson offers fun for visitors of any age, surrounded by the beauty of Ozarks. Here are a few of the reasons why Branson is one of the best weekend getaways in the midwest.

World-Class Entertainment

Branson is commonly referred to as the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, a title it rightly holds. Pick any day of the week, and you can choose from dozens of live shows. Dinner shows, captivating theatre performances and concerts from some of the biggest names in the music industry. There’s the Showboat Branson Belle, which takes its passengers on a cruise around beautiful Table Rock Lake while featuring a great live show and dinner. Or, for an incredible live production of biblical stories (complete with live animals and impressive stages sets), there’s the Sight and Sound Theatre. You don’t want to miss an evening at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, either! Add to the mix concerts from the Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels Band, and more, and you won’t have any trouble finding an exciting show or concert. Amazing live entertainment is just one of the many things that make Branson one of the best weekend getaways from St. Louis.

Amazing Attractions

Revisit your childhood at The World’s Largest Toy Museum, explore the fate of history’s most well-known cruise ship at The Titanic Museum, and witness the weird and wild at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Branson. Or, head to Silver Dollar City, Branson’s premier theme park! Roller coasters, annual festivals, the White Water water park, live craftsmen, and much more are part of the excitement at Silver Dollar City. Fascinating museums and family fun at Silver Dollar City should put Branson at the top of your list of weekend vacations near St. Louis.

Outdoor Beauty

Live shows and theme park fun are great, but what makes Branson one of the best weekend getaways from St. Louis isn’t solely its entertainment value. Branson is surrounded by the Ozarks, and finding a part of the area that isn’t beautiful is a difficult task. If you need the peace and quiet that only the outdoors can afford, you’ve come to the right place. Branson is home to Table Rock Lake and Table Rock State Park, where you can enjoy the serenity of a hike on of the area’s many trails, or spend a day fishing on the lake. Anyone who finds their escape on the fairway will love the award-winning golf courses in Branson. They feature pro-worthy layouts and picturesque scenery! Take a breath of fresh air and enjoy nature when you visit Branson.

Enjoy Branson With the Best Accommodations in Town

The folks here at Amazing Branson Rentals want you to experience what makes our city one of the best weekend getaways from St. Louis. Stay in one of our vacation cabins, and enjoy the features and amenities of a vacation home, combined with the rustic appeal and surrounding scenery that only our Branson accommodations can offer. Fully equipped kitchens, WiFi, hot tubs, and TVs in every bedroom – what more do you want? How about a convenient location, only minutes aways from Branson theaters and Table Rock Lake. Call us today at (972) 849-6363 for availability, and book your vacation today.

From April 20-24, 2016, veteran PGA golfers will converge at the Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, MO for the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf Tournament. Competing for a $2.4M purse, renowned participants including Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player will bring their game to the Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge Springs golf courses. This year’s tournament is a must-see event for any fan of golf, giving crowds an exciting display of team play by some of the biggest names in the sport.


Part of the PGA Champions tour, the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf tournament pits two-man teams against each other on the 9-hole Top of the Rock and 18-hole Buffalo Ridge Springs golf courses, resulting in a multi-day, 54 hole competition. Top of the Rock’s scenery is a sight to behold, affording golfers stunning views of the Ozark mountains as they play through 9 holes that overlook Table Rock Lake. According to the course’s website, Top of the Rock is the only Par-3 golf course sanctioned by the PGA Tour. The lengthier counterpart to Top of the Rock is the nearby Buffalo Ridge Springs course, designed by accomplished golf course architect Tom Fazio. Both courses are exceptional settings for the tournament’s esteemed participants.


The format for the tournament pairs golfers together, announced the week of the event. Golfers are split into two divisions, the Champions Division and the Legends Division. Leading up to the main tournament is the Pro-Am and Outdoor Experience on April 20 and 21, featuring 52 teams competing on both golf courses, as well as fishing, archery and competitive shooting, according to Bassprolegends.com. Then, at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 22, the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf tournament will officially begin! Golfers will treat spectators to three days of exciting competition, finishing on April 24, Championship Sunday. A full schedule of events can be found here. If you’ve never experienced the thrill of this tournament, last year’s winning duo of Joe Durant and Billy Andrade are a prime example. According to PGATOUR.com, Durant hit a hole-in-one and the team finished up 19 under after completing the tournament’s 54 holes, winning the Legends Division. Throughout the tournament’s duration, excellent competition and fun can be expected.


Any avid fan of golf will want to make sure they secure their tickets to this year’s event! Single-day and tournament tickets can be purchased through Basspro.com, the event’s main sponsor for the third consecutive year. Other notable 2016 sponsors include host Big Cedar Lodge, MasterCard and ExploreBranson.com. Ozarks Heritage, James River and White River sponsorships are also offered. Those looking for a premium, perq-filled experience should consider these options. For a complete list of tournament information, facts, and history, visit Bassprolegends.com.


The Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf tournament is undoubtedly one of the most thrilling events to be held in the Branson area. If you’re making the trip to Ridgedale, we recommend booking your stay with Amazing Branson! After a long day at the tournament, the best way to recover is from the peace and quiet of your own rental cabin, surrounded by Branson’s natural beauty. Contact us today, and we’ll help you find the perfect place to stay.