Experience the Magic of the Showboat Branson Belle

Showboat Branson BelleEscape the monotony of everyday life with a relaxing and entertaining cruise aboard the beautiful Showboat Branson Belle.

Your hilariously witty host, magician and comedian Christopher James, will have you keeled over in laughter as he introduces the talented cast members (and himself) in preparation for an afternoon or night of first class entertainment.

While you sit back and dine on a sumptuous meal, you’ll be swooned by the enormously talented quintet, The ShowMen, who sing just about anything and everything including classics, Broadway favorites and hits from the 70’s, 80’s and today.

The perfect compliment to the suave gentlemen, Cassandré Faimon-Haygood will awe you with her angelic voice and spot on performance. Younger kids (and even adults) will love the Cassandré’s set of Disney covers originally sung by some of the most popular Disney princesses, including Elsa’s “Let It Go.”

But we certainly can’t go without mentioning Rhythm – The Fastest Feet West of the Mississippi. The four-man dance troupe’s speed and rhythm is so astonishing and you won’t believe this group’s set of skills as they clog along to some of your favorite hits.They’ll even take a moment for a little friendly competition onstage as you cheer and holler for your favorite.

During the show, you’ll have the chance to exit the dining room and step outside on the deck of the showboat to soak up the beautiful scenery out over Table Rock Lake. The views are fantastic from any deck, but for a close-up look at the paddle wheels churning the water, head to the very top deck. You won’t be disappointed.

The Showboat Branson Belle truly is a magical experience that is enjoyable for guests of all ages. And springtime is the perfect time to get out on the lake and enjoy beautiful Table Rock Lake while sampling some of Branson’s premiere entertainment.

So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets now!

Get In the Christmas Spirit With Carols On the Belle

Board the majestic Showboat Branson Belle for an evening or afternoon of supreme entertainment and delectable dining with Carols on the Belle.

Sit down to a three course meal and enjoy the variety show of a lifetime as you cruise the waters of Table Rock Lake on an authentic paddle wheel boat.

You’ll enjoy fantastic music from the world’s only aerial violinist, Janice Martin and hilarious comedy from the one and only Christopher James who also just happens to be well-versed in magic tricks.

The Showmen, an all-men vocal group will swoon you with their smooth melodies and creative arrangements and the boat’s female quartet, The ShowBelles will join in with your favorite holiday tunes.

During your cruise, definitely take the time to look out over the open deck and soak up the beautiful sights of Table Rock Lake.

If the Showboat Branson Belle’s Carols on the Belle don’t get you in the Christmas spirit, I don’t know what will!

For tickets or more information, please visit www.bransonshows.com.


Showboat Branson Belle Welcomes New Magician Aboard

The Branson Tri-Lakes News reported that the Showboat Branson Belle will be welcoming emcee and magician, Aaron RadatzAaron Radatz aboard the ship for the fall season.

Radatz is currently being featured on the TV show Masters of Illusion on the CW Network and he has performed in 45 states, 37 countries and 6 different continents. So apparently, this guy knows his stuff.

Although he’s originally from Detroit, Radatz currently lives in Las Vegas and had only been to Branson twice previous to his commitment to the Branson Belle.

Aaron RadatzThe article states that Radatz has been working for the Herschend family for the past 6 years at their other properties and is enjoying his time in Branson thus far.

For more, read the full article here.

For tickets to the Showboat Branson Belle, click here.


Unique Foliage Tours in Branson MO

Dogwood Canyon I was driving to Branson this week when I realized the leaves are already beginning to turn to their fall colors. Looking out over the Ozark hills while traveling south on Hwy. 65 makes for quite the scenic drive and it got me thinking about all the fun different ways you could view the beautiful fall foliage of the Branson area.

The deep reds, oranges and yellows of autumn only dot the hillside for a brief time spanning the few weeks of mid-September to November, so if you’re in the area during that time you’ll want to make sure you take in as much of it as you can. And there are a ton of great ways to do so!

On horseback. What better way to experience the fall foliage than on horseback. Get saddled up and head out on an adventure down scenic trails, over wooded hills and through rolling pastures.Dogwood Canyon offers a variety of rides for rides of all experience levels and ages.

Showboat Branson BelleDriving tours. The obvious way to see the beautiful sights of autumn trees is to take a scenic drive through the Ozarks. Routes like Ozark Mountain High Road make for some spectacular views of the colorful hillsides. Drive along the shores of Table Rock Lake, in the Kimberling City area or the beautiful Indian Point.

Showboat Branson Belle. The Showboat Branson Belle is not only a great place to find incredible entertainment paired with luxurious dining, but before you head to the show, you’ll be able to gaze out over the trees that surround the lake with an impressive colorful border.

Ride the Ducks. Ride the Ducks through the streets of Branson and take in all the beautiful sights of fall that come with it. You’ll get to see all the beautiful foliage alongside the many theaters and attractions around every corner and up every hill.

Branson ZiplineHike, walk or bike the trails. With so many trail systems in the Ozarks area, you’ll have a variety to choose from! Try Murder Rock Trail if you’re interested in a little history to accompany your tour of the changing leaves on foot.

Zipline. Whether it’s with the Branson Zipline, at Inspiration Tower’s Vigilante Extreme Ziprider or Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline at the Branson Landing, ziplining is a fantastic way to get the bird’s eye view of the Ozark Mountains. You’ll soar above above all the trees for a perfect, unobstructed view of the landscape.

Helicopter Tours. If you’re really into the whole bird’s eye view thing, Chopper Charters Branson Helicopter Tours make for a great day trip above the city with some pretty incredible sights. You’ll see Branson in a whole new way.

Taking a fall foliage tour is a great way to spend a cool, fall day in Branson and with so many ways to do so, you’re bound to have a blast doing whatever you choose.


Don’t Miss Your Last Chance to see Made in the USA aboard the Showboat Branson Belle!

Showboat Branson BelleThe Showboat Branson Belle offers more than just another dinner show. The 1800’s themed, majestic showboat provides visitors will an all-inclusive experience that showcases the beautiful waters of Table Rock Lake, the glamorous Branson Belle and the patriotic Made in the USA dinner show, which is halfway through its final year aboard the showboat in 2014.

The Made in the USA dinner show features a variety of extremely talented performers who will salute America in their own unique ways.

Janice Martin, a classically trained violinist, pianist and vocalist and also the world’s only aerial violinist, will amaze you with all the inventive ways she can play the violin. With incredible flexibility, concentration and graceful aerial techniques, she makes it look easy as she delights audiences with music from all genres and time periods.

Showboat Branson BelleIn addition to Martin, The ShowMen, Jordan, David, Avilla, Steven and Nathan will impress with tight harmonies and original arrangements as they pay tribute to Motown with a powerful performance.

The Made in the USA show also features comedian and magician Christopher James and live performances from the Rockin’ Dockers Band.

The Showboat Branson Belle is a unique Branson experience that is great for the whole family, so if you haven’t had the chance to see the Made in the USA dinner show yet, visit http://www.bransonshows.com/activity/buyShowboatBransonBelleTickets.cfm for more information or to get your tickets for your last chance to see this show that will close at the end of 2014.


Plan Your Destination Wedding in Branson, Missouri

belleAre you planning a wedding? By now you’ve probably realized that picking a venue is one of the most important and sometimes one of the most difficult decisions you and your significant other will have to make. If the two of you have decided on a destination wedding, tropical Florida or the Bahamas isn’t the only option. Have your affordable, destination wedding right here in Branson, Missouri where you can choose from various unique venues nestled in the heart of the Ozarks. The possibilities are endless, so consider some of these amazing Branson venues for your big day.

Showboat Branson Belle

Whether it’s just the reception, ceremony or both, host your guests aboard the majestic Showboat Branson Belle. This unique, floating venue provides several packages for the bride and groom to choose from, while also providing a customizable package to suit your individual style and budget. Whether you choose to exchange your vows in the beautiful gazebo, surrounded by lush gardens at White River Landing, dance the night away on the top deck or book an exclusive private voyage for you and your guests, your wedding is bound to be a grand celebration on board this 278-foot beauty. For more information, visit http://www.silverdollarcity.com/showboat-branson/Guest-Information/SBB-weddings.aspx or call 800-417-7770.

Shepherd of the Hills

Weddings at the 113-year-old Morgan Church inherently take on a traditional feel with the antique pews, wooden floors and simple architecture. Located at the Shepherd of the Hills Historical Homestead, your package will include a commemorative certificate of your event, two passes to the Vigilante Extreme ZipRider for the bride and groom, a flower bouquet and a unity candle set. Additional services include a 90-minute session with a professional photographer and bubbles for the post ceremony festivities. For more information visit http://theshepherdofthehills.com/weddings-at-the-morgan-church/ or call Traci at 417-332-4971.

Big Cedar Lodge

Big Cedar Lodge is the perfect venue for the nature-loving couple. Choose from a host of indoor and outdoor locations onsite for your special day including, the Garden Chapel, Top of the Rock Chapel, Grandview Lawn, Workman Room and Patio, Lady Liberty Yacht and more. Each location at Big Cedar can accommodate different amounts of guests, so finding one to suit both your style and guest list shouldn’t be a problem. Featuring an abundance of lodging options for family members who are traveling for your big day, a variety of amenities, a culinary and catering team and professional photographer, Big Cedar Lodge provides you with everything you need and more for your special day. For more information, visit http://bassprocorp.com/BPS/Userfiles/23/file/BCLWeddingBrochure2013.pdf or call 800-225-6343.


Get hitched aboard the beautiful and historic Titanic Museum and book an intimate package for just the two of you or have a private wedding ceremony and reception for 100 guests or more. Packages not only feature the one-of-a-kind venue but may include the ordained Titanic Captain to officiate, a wedding coordinator, music, a professional photographer with photo package and admission to the Titanic Museum Attraction afterwards. For more information, visit http://www.titanicbranson.com/titanic-weddings/titanic-branson-wedding-packages.php or call 800-381-7670.

Mount Pleasant Winery

Have your wedding at Mount Pleasant Winery, surrounded by the beautiful views of Mount Pleasant Estates which rest atop the bluffs and overlook the Missouri River Valley. With bridal packages, an exceptional catering team, an array of local hotels nearby and spectacular photo ops for you and your bridal party, this winery is one of Branson’s best. For more information, visit http://www.mountpleasant.com/pages/Weddings-%26-Receptions.html or call Mark at 636-482-9463 ext. 231.

Board the Queen of the Ozarks: the Showboat Branson Belle

Branson BelleIt’s called “America’s Most Entertaining Dinner Cruise” but it’s much more than just a cruise; it’s an experience you’ll never forget.

The Showboat Branson Belle was first launched onto Table Rock Lake on August 13, 1994 and weighs in at 2,500,000 pounds. With an average speed of six miles per hour, this majestic 278 ft. long showboat is themed just like the popular showboats of the 1800s.

When you board the boat for your 2-hour cruise you will receive a delicious and filling 3-course lunch or dinner meal of a salad with sweet Vidalia onion dressing, slow-simmered beef roast, honey-Dijon glazed chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, sugar snap peas with carrots and a dessert of golden brittle lemon-berry torte with caramel drizzle.

Branson BelleNot only will you dine on a fantastic meal, but you’ll also be dazzled by the showboat’s premiere entertainment “Made In the USA” featuring an aerial violinist, The ShowMen singing group, comedy acts, live band The Rockin’ Dockers and so much more.

For the perfect summer evening activity, board the Showboat Branson Belle for a night of great food, entertainment and jaw-dropping views of the Table Rock Lake.

For more information or tickets, visit http://www.bransonshows.com/activity/buyShowboatBransonBelleTickets.cfm.