Branson Landing Welcomes Buffalo Wild Wings

A new Branson Buffalo Wild Wings opened Sunday at the Branson Landing, providing visitors with yet another great dining option at the Branson Landing.

The Landing already has dozens of eateries to compliment the different retail locations and the new Buffalo Wild Wings, right next to Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline is just one more reason for people to head to the Landing.

Of course, the restaurant will continue serving up it’s popular wings, wraps, salads and drinks so if you’re at the Branson Landing anytime soon, stop by the new location and check it out!

For more information, read this article from the Branson Tri-Lakes News.

5 Ways to Stay Warm and Still Have Fun in Branson This Winter

It’s true that Branson is somewhat quieter during the winter months, but there are still a host of ways for you and your family to have fun while avoiding the winter cold and staying warm. Try one of these five fun and family oriented activities out for size.

1. Go to a museum

Ripley's Believe It or Not! - Branson Odditorium

Branson is full of interesting museums that appeal to visitors of all ages. Take your pick from the Hollywood Wax Museum, The World’s Largest Toy Museum, the Veterans Memorial Museum, Celebrity Car Museum or check out the Dinosaur Museum or Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum if you have younger kids.

 

2. Explore the skies over Branson

Chopper Charters Helicopter Tour

Head for the skies with Chopper Charters and take in the bird’s eye view of the city. Instead of being cooped up all winter, enjoy an exciting outdoor adventure while still keeping warm in the cockpit of the helicopter.

3. Go caving

Talking Rocks Cavern

 

Located in nearby Branson West, Talking Rocks Cavern is the perfect underground family adventure for a warm winter day. Learn all about the rock formations, minerals and wildlife that populate this deep cavern beneath the earth and explore the rest of the 400-acre nature preserve.

 

4. Shop till you drop

Branson Landing

The Branson Landing is the perfect place to get your shop on. With more than 100 retail shops and restaurants, you could easily spend an entire day browsing, dining and picking up new apparel, home decor, gifts and more.

 

5. Head to the IMAX

Branson IMAX

Many of the shows in Branson are closed during the months of January and February but you can still catch some great entertainment at the Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex. With more than 15 different indoor shops, a restaurant and snack area and both independent and main stream movies, you’re bound to find something fun to do here!

Branson Welcomes New Big Whiskey’s

Fans of Big Whiskey’s  can rejoice because a new location is set to open in Branson this coming spring.

The restaurant’s sixth location will be at the Branson Landing inside the Hilton Promenade and construction is scheduled to begin in January of 2015.

Big Whiskey’s is an American bar and grille serving up delicious wings, soups, salads, wraps, seafood favorites, steaks and much more. Daily drink and appetizer specials are a popular favorite as well.

For more information, please visit www.bigwhiskeys.com.

Book Your Holiday Stay at the Hilton Promenade at the Branson Landing

If you’re planning a holiday trip to Branson, Missouri, book your stay at the Hilton Promenade where you’ll enjoy luxurious lakeside lodging and fantastic shopping in a magical holiday wonderland.

When you stay at the Hilton Promenade at the Branson Landing, you’re right in the center of more than 100 specialty shops and this time of year, the Landing is completely strewn with lights and decorations and a beautiful Christmas tree inhabits the center of the square. You’ll have plenty of beautiful sights to see while finishing up your Christmas shopping!

At the Hilton Promenade, you’ll also enjoy a variety of amenities that make for a hassle-free vacation including an ATM, fitness center, laundry, pool, room service, snack shop a business center and more.

Each room includes televisions, an easy chair and ottoman, free Wi-Fi, a work desk, phone and mini fridge so you can enjoy a stress-free stay with all the comforts of home.

For more information or to book your stay today, visit www.bransonshows.com.

 

8 Free Branson Activities for the Family On a Budget

On a strict budget? No problem. There are still a variety of fun ways to spend your time in Branson! Check out some of these fantastic (and free!) activities that Branson has to offer for you and your family.

Lake1. Picnic on the lake. Throw your lawn chairs or blanket in the trunk and pack sack lunches from home to bring with you. Park your family at the easily accessible Lake Taneycomo shore for a pleasant lunch complete with beautiful views, plenty of ducks to feed and a pretty backdrop for family photos while still maintaining a close distance to downtown Branson and all it has to offer.

2. Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. A visit to the Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery is completely free and both self-guided or scheduled tours are available. Hand-feed the fish, learn about the trout production process and bring your fishing rods to catch a few. The hatchery also includes a conservation center that features four hiking trails where you can enjoy a leisurely afternoon hike.

3. College of the Ozarks. With a local farmers market, the Keeter Center, the Ralph Foster Museum and free tours of Edwards Mill, you can easily spend a whole day at the College of the Ozarks. Consider packing lunches or spend your daily budget on a nice meal at the Keeter Center knowing that the rest of your activities will be free.

Geocache4. Geocaching. All you need for this treasure hunting activity is a GPS-enabled phone, some hiking shoes and a few trinkets you wouldn’t mind parting with. Visit geocaching.com to locate a cache in Branson that’s filled with random goodies. Once you track it down, take one object inside the cache and replace it with an object of your own for the next geocacher to find.

5. Branson Landing Water Show. Spend a day window shopping and browsing the Branson Landing. Check out the hourly fountain shows that combine water, lights, music and fire for fantastic free entertainment.

6. Bike the day away. Henning State Forest has many enjoyable trails that can be used for biking or hiking. Many of the trees in this area are marked for identification and there is even an observation tower from which you can see gorgeous views of the Ozark hills.

Stone Hill Winery7. Stone Hill Winery. Take a free tour and witness the step-by-step winemaking process as well as the bottling process. You’ll end your tour in a tasting room where you can taste a variety of award-winning Stone Hill Winery juices and wines.

8. Dewey Short Visitors Center. Browse the educational, interactive exhibits at the Dewey Short Visitor Center or bring your swimsuit and fishing rod so you can fish and swim along the shore of Table Rock Lake. The center is located right at the end of Table Rock Dam which is also free to explore.

Find All the Gifts on Your Christmas List in Branson

ShoppingChristmas shopping in Branson is a breeze with a variety of retailers offering everything and more on your Christmas list this year.

Check out Tanger Outlet Mall, right off the Branson strip, for dozens of stores boasting the hottest apparel, accessories, footwear and more. The Branson Landing has something for just about everyone on your list and with great deals, it’s hard to pass up! Located right on the shore of Lake Taneycomo, the views are awesome and the beautifully decorated Christmas tree on the square is quite the sight during the holiday season!

Uncover countless thrifty finds in the historic downtown Branson area with unique stores like Dick’s 5 & 10, Ozark Quilts & More, Crain Creations Gallery and more.

Branson LandingIf you’re looking for handmade goods, check The Branson Mill Craft Village or the Branson Craft Mall for deals on fantastic, custom-made items that are sure to please.

The Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex and Grand Country Square are both full of shops with great stocking stuffers, sweets for the candy-lover on your list and fun Branson souvenirs. And right down the street, Grand Village Shops features awesome stores like Thomas Kinkade’s Signature Art Gallery, Kringle’s Village Shop, Lori’s Soap Market and a few great places to stop for a bite to eat as well!

The shopping opportunities in this town are endless, so make your way to Branson this holiday season and pick up meaningful gifts for the loved ones on your list.

View the Christmas Lights in Style with Branson Limousine Light Tours

In Branson Christmas is a two month event where every street corner, building, tree and light pole is wrapped in twinkling lights, covered in sparkling snow or adorned with festive decor.

There are so many ways to view the lights — a casual drive through Shepherd of the Hills’ Trail of Lights, a ride through the streets with Ride the Ducks, a trip to the top of Inspiration Tower … the options are endless.

Branson Limousine Service is offering a relaxing, luxurious tour of the area lights with tour hours tours available every night from November 1-December 31.

Perfect for a company party, family reunion or a special treat for your loved ones, a scenic lights tour with Branson Limousine is a memorable experience.

Sit back and relax as you stay warm and cozy inside and peer out the windows for first class views of Branson’s best light displays. Sip on sparkling cider, munch on candy canes and sing along to your favorite Christmas songs, recorded by Branson’s talented entertainers as head down The Branson Strip, through Historic Downtown Branson, to the Branson Landing, past Big Cedar Lodge and through the Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce’s beautiful lights display.

A limousine lights tour is a fabulous way to enjoy the Christmas lights and displays that boast Branson’s joyous love for the Christmas season, so book your luxurious tour with Branson Limousine Service today!

For more information and prices, visit bransonlimoservice.com.