Escape to Branson this weekend for a little fun! The weather is supposed to warm up to the mid-70’s, which is perfect for a day spent at Silver Dollar City riding roller coasters, splashing into the Table Rock Lake aboard the Ride the Ducks, or ziplining from the 230 foot Inspiration Tower at Shepherd of the Hills! Check out this awesome itinerary for a weekend away!
DAY 1: Arrive in the afternoon and check into your hotel. We recommend the Boxcar Willie Hotel, the Gazebo Inn, the Grand Oaks Hotel, the Radisson Hotel, Westgate Branson Woods… Okay, we recommend them all! There are so many choices in every price range with all kinds of amenities. Once you’re checked in, you’ll want something to eat. Kick off your Branson vacation with a bang by heading to the Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show. The show, at 5:30, features horseback riding, rodeo clowns, ostrich races, a buffalo stampede, and a delicious meal. When the show is over, head to the Branson Landing to see the fountain light and fire show, window shop at more than 100 shopping destinations, or grab dessert at one of 10 different restaurants. After a busy evening, you’ll want to return to your hotel for some sleep before enjoying another busy day!
DAY 2: Jump out of bed bright and early, enjoy some breakfast, and then hit the road for a day filled with Branson fun. Your first stop should be the Shepherd of the Hills for a morning of history, fun, and exhilaration. You’ll see all the spots that Harold Bell Wright wrote about in Shepherd of the Hills. First, enjoy the Historic Homestead Tour, an hour long tour which takes you to see Old Matt’s Cabin, Wright Church, Old Matt’s Steam Engine, and much more! Next, check out the 230 foot Inspiration Tower which features fantastic views of the Ozarks, the lakes, and, of course, Branson. If you’re brave enough, take the leap off the tower on the Vigilante Extreme Ziprider! As you soar safely to the ground from the tower, you’ll travel 0.5 miles through the air reaching speeds of 50 mph! Once you’re back on solid ground, it’ll be time for lunch. We recommend the Hard Luck Diner, a fun 50’s style diner next door to the Grand Palace Theater. Not only will you love the food, but you’ll also love the singing and dancing waiters. When you’re finished, take your time wandering the 76 strip, which is loaded with attractions and shows. Stop at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! for the afternoon, pose with your favorite celebrity at the Hollywood Wax Museum, or challenge your family and friends to a game of mini golf at Shoot For The Stars Mini Golf. Don’t get too distracted because dinner is on at the Showboat Branson Belle and the boat leaves the docks at 4 p.m. You’ll cruise around Table Rock Lake sightseeing before you settle in in the authentic paddle wheel boat’s theater for a three-course meal and an unforgettable show! The cruise lasts approximately 2.5 hours which means you still have time for another show! To end the night, catch a show with gorgeous voices, amazing harmonies, and your favorite songs at the Twelve Irish Tenors. The 12 singers cover almost every genre of music from jazz to rock to opera so this show is perfect for any music lover. The show begins at 8 pm and ends at 10 pm. Phew, it was a busy day so you’ll want to catch some zzz’s back at your hotel before heading out the next day.
As you can see, it’s hard to fit a Branson vacation in just two days. With hundreds of shows and attractions the possibilities are endless! If you’d like help planning your Branson getaway give us a call!