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February 24, 2006
You learn so many interesting facts and tips about Branson. For example, they strongly advised you NOT to drive on Highway 76, as it gets too congested. They also tell you about an alternate route to take to avoid this crowded situation.
There is no need to make any reservations for this excursion. The "duck" departs many times during the day and the wait time is minimal. If you do happen to catch it between times, you'll love sorting through their many bucketful of candies in their shop. If that's not enough, you could always grab a bite to eat at their deli.
Prior to entering this amphibious machine, they'll give everyone their very own "quacker." You'll also have to pose and smile for the camera before boarding, a wonderful idea for those who want a memorable "Ride The Duck" picture.
This is a must-do attraction. You'll venture down on the main strip of downtown Branson. Go on top of Baird Mountain for those wonderful picture-capturing moments. But the most memorable part of this trip was when this motorized street vehicle turns amphibious and roars into the lake with a splash. From there, it's smooth sailing on the beautiful and scenic Table Rock Lake. This is when the captain makes time for introductions, gives the little kids a chance to take over the wheel, and tell us brief history about their ducks.
Ride the Ducks is a fun attraction for people of all ages. Most importantly, it's affordable!!! Thumbs UP, Ride the Ducks!!!
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You'll see many of the popular music theaters and hear stories and jokes about who is playing there. Then it's a trek up a privately owned mountain with old war vehicles hidden amongst the foilage. The view of the lake and surrounding area is breathtaking.
Then it's the great splashdown! Into the lake we go and now we are on a boat floating on the lake. Kids get a special treat when they get to drive the boat. Be sure to send your camera with the kids, as the captain will take a picture for you.
Tickets can be bought off the Internet for $14.95 at ReserveBranson
From journal Branson with kids and a grandmom
October 7, 2003
From journal Branson on a Budget
by Coach Dad
July 15, 2003
Ride The Ducks is located on the Hwy 76 Strip between Wal-Mart and The Grand Palace Theater. When you board the "Duck", you are given your "Wacky Quacker." This is a duck beak-shaped, quacking whistle. Every time you pass another "Duck," you blow your wacky quacker. The Duck’s captain is U.S. Coast Guard certified and provides an interesting history lesson along with a humorous tour of the Branson area.
The tour begins on the 76 Strip and you soon head down the "Yellow" route towards Hwy 165. The "Duck" turns left onto Hwy 165 near the "Stone Hill Winery." You are soon away from the traffic and crowds of Branson, and you find yourself on the winding roads of Fall Creek. You pass the Fall Creek Steak and Catfish House, Shepherd of the Hills fish hatchery, and then cross Table Rock Dam. From the dam, you get a wonderful view of Table Rock Lake. Usually you will see the Showboat Branson Bell cruising on the lake. The "Duck" soon climbs to the top of Baird Mountain, where you have a beautiful view of both Lake Taneycomo and Table Rock Lake.
Remember, the "Duck" is amphibious. Once you come back down the mountain, it’s not too long before you splash down into Table Rock Lake. If you are in the back of the "Duck," you will get wet. Once in the water, the Captain will ask for volunteers to take the wheel and drive the "Duck". My kids love to drive the "Duck". This is a great photo opportunity.
Riding the "Ducks" is always a fun time. I am sure that we will be riding them again on our next visit to Branson.
From journal Branson Vacation 2003