Branson, MO Family Vacations

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Families Will Love

  • More than 100 live shows in 53 theaters
  • The beauty of The Ozarks
  • Table Rock State Park

Branson, MO Family Vacations Overview

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Almost a century before J.K. Rowling became the world's best-selling author and Harry Potter a household name, another writer named Harold Bell Wright brought to life Old Matt, Sammy and young Pete, and the place they lived called Mutton Hollow.

Wright's "The Shepherd of the Hills" was an international best seller of the time, nearly as popular as today's Harry Potter series. Consider reading it with your children before your family vacations in Branson Missouri, because "The Shepherd of the Hills" highlights the widespread recognition given to this otherwise remote and isolated region that has since become an ideal family vacation destination.

Located in southwest Missouri in the rolling landscape shared with Arkansas, The Ozarks, Branson is as wholesome and family-friendly as they come. Some people compare Branson to Pigeon Forge Tennessee, but while there are some similarities, Branson offers a more compact and intense experience. Others compare Branson to Nashville, but while the music is of comparable quality, there is a greater variety of entertainment options available in Branson;

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Almost a century before J.K. Rowling became the world's best-selling author and Harry Potter a household name, another writer named Harold Bell Wright brought to life Old Matt, Sammy and young Pete, and the place they lived called Mutton Hollow.

Wright's "The Shepherd of the Hills" was an international best seller of the time, nearly as popular as today's Harry Potter series. Consider reading it with your children before your family vacations in Branson Missouri, because "The Shepherd of the Hills" highlights the widespread recognition given to this otherwise remote and isolated region that has since become an ideal family vacation destination.

Located in southwest Missouri in the rolling landscape shared with Arkansas, The Ozarks, Branson is as wholesome and family-friendly as they come. Some people compare Branson to Pigeon Forge Tennessee, but while there are some similarities, Branson offers a more compact and intense experience. Others compare Branson to Nashville, but while the music is of comparable quality, there is a greater variety of entertainment options available in Branson;

On almost any day, more than 100 live shows in 53 theatres entertain thousands of visitors of all ages with a showmanship similar to Vegas, but with a conservative, patriotic style that the Ozarks region is known for. Kick in more than a dozen museums, four theme parks (including the family-favorite Silver Dollar City), numerous outdoor activities, shopping and restaurants, and Branson becomes a place for much more than great music.

Many families come to the Ozarks for the hiking, fishing and water sports in two exceptional man-made lakes: Table Rock and Taneycomo. A number of resorts on these beautiful lakes also have fully equipped marinas. Table Rock State Park offers scuba diving in the lake's crystal clear waters in addition to many other amenities including camping, biking, fishing, and swimming. Read Less

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britani27

04/10/2009

Family fun in Branson, MO

We took our kids to Branson, Mo for a fun family weekend. It was the first time our boys had been there. We spent 2 days at Silver Dollar City taking in all of the sights and riding the rides. We also spent one evening at Branson Landing watching the fire and water show. The kids loved being the ... We took our kids to Branson, Mo for a fun family weekend. It was the first time our boys had been there. We spent 2 days at Silver Dollar City taking in all of the sights and riding the rides. We also spent one evening at Branson Landing watching the fire and water show. The kids loved being there and have asked repeatedly to go back. Maybe one of these days our budget will allow another family fun time there again. It is definitely a destination that is great for all ages. My husband, daughter and I have been there several times and always have a great time.There are so many other attractions that i would love to do next time we are there, but Silver Dollar City is definitely our favorite. Read More Read Less

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