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Things to do in Branson, MO

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by TechPyle, May 24, 2013.

  1. TechPyle

    TechPyle

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    My family and I will be going to Branson. What are the don't miss things to see and do in that area? We will probably go up to Springfield, MO one day. I would prefer to stay away from Silver Dollar City. My son is 7 so we have to pick stuff that will fit him too. Thanks.
     
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    the duck rides were great!
     

  3. racer11

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    There is a really neet cave to tour,,,I can not remember the name of it but once you are there it should be easy to find out about it.
     
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    Bass Pro Shops in Springfield is a must see, Vets get a 10% discount every day.
     
  5. K1500

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    Silver dollar city is the best part of Branson, unless you like shopping, IMAX, and music variety shows.
     
  6. K1500

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    There is also a Bass Pro Shops in Branson.
     
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    Marvel cave, it was cool (50 years ago) when Silver Dollar City was the only attraction in Branson Mo.
     
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    I wouldn't go to silver dollar city if someone paid me. They are anti-gun and have helped fund campaigns against pro2a legislation.

    If you like country music (real country western, not this pop crap the radio plays today) Pierce Arrow is a good show, beyond that there are hundreds of shows there, find something you like. the baldknobber show is recommended but a lot, but I've never been. If you are a shopper there are several outlet malls.

    Traffic can be bad especially on the main drag, but people are courteous and will let you in. Get a map of the back routes to avoid the main drag.
     
  9. Nemesis.

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    I've been there a couple of times. Branson is mostly for adults. Other than silver dollar city I can't imagine much for a 7 year old to do.
     
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    I hate Branson with a passion because the rapacious development over the past decades ruined a beautiful section of the Ozarks. I will disagree with the GT member who said Branson is mostly for adults. You can't turn your head without seeing something kids would like.

    Traffic is primarily "LA at rush hour", so make sure you have a full tank of gas. Table Rock Lake and Lake Tannecomo are close by and both have excellent fishing.

    I'm not a show attendee, but have been amazed at the Chinese Acrobats performance. Silver Dollar City is okay, especially Marvel Cave, but then as someone already pointed out, I first visited SDC when there was no entrance fee and the founder (the blacksmith) could be seen every day at his shop acting like a blacksmith.

    In those days a person could also walk right up and into Old Matt's Cabin. I even remember meeting the last living character in The Shepard of the Hills, Uncle Ike's son. Yeah, I'm advancing in age, I know ...
     
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    Havent been there in 17 years or so but I was fond of Mel Tillis, Shoji Tabuchi, and the Branson Bell.
     
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    There's also a live play of the story of Jesus somewhere. It was pretty cool if you're into that.
     
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    My parents live realatively close and go there often for shows.

    posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire
     
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    We enjoyed going through the Titanic. There is a lot to see at Bass Pro in Springfield for the kids.
     
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    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Watch old people trample each other at the buffet?
     
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    there's yakov's dinner adventure.

    I hear they have a nice vegetable medley, and best of all, magnetic dinner trays!
     
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    You must be an O&A fan. :wavey:
     
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    The Dixie Stampede was fun. Think Medieval Times meets Civil War.

    The helicopter ride was cool too. Expensive, but I had never been in a helicopter, so I enjoyed it.