Branson Journals

Branson in Spring

An April 2004 trip to Branson by jdb and rlb

Quote: We spent a week in Branson, Missouri just to get away. We saw lots of shows!

Wyndham Branson Meadows

Hotel | "Fairfield at the Meadows"

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Best Things Nearby:The Butteryfly Place, theatres, and Table Rock Dam.Best Things About the Resort:Clean, well-maintained. Staff was extremely helpful and courteous.Resort Experience:The location of the Fairfield at the Meadows was great. It was off the busy strip of Branson, yet it was still convenient to get to all the attractions. There was an activity center that gives guests great discounts on tickets for shows and activities. Unit Type: 1 Bedroom Activities: Very Good Amenities: Very Good Unit Satisfaction: Ver...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 5, 2004

Wyndham Branson Meadows
110 Willow Bend Drive
Branson, Missouri 65616
(417) 336-4993

Grand Country Buffet

Restaurant | "Grand Country Inn Buffet"

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The Grand Country Inn Buffet was a great experience! They were extremely friendly! The food was very good, with great variety and everything was fresh. The place was clean. It was all you can eat for a great price!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 5, 2004

Grand Country Buffet
1945 West Highway 76
Branson, Missouri 65616
+1 417 335 2434

Shorty Small's

Restaurant

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Shorty Small's was the best BBQ I have had in a long time! We ate lots of great food. The restaurant had a great atmosphere. It was decorated with rustic back-woods artifacts. It was neat. The service was very prompt and very nice.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 5, 2004

Shorty Small's
3270 Yellow Ribbon Road
Branson, Missouri 65616
(417) 334-8797

Ride the Ducks

Attraction

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The "ducks" are converted army vehicles that go on land and the water. The tour takes you across Table Rock Dam and up to a private drive up a cliff (only the "ducks" are allowed up there). The view of the lake is great. Then they take out on to the lake! Take the video camera!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 5, 2004

Ride the Ducks
2320 West Highway 76
Branson, Missouri 65616
+1 417 334 3825

Bass Pro Shop

Attraction | "Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, MO"

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Even if you don't go hiking, fishing, hunting, or camping, very often you will love this place. It's huge! If you do those activities, then you will find everything you need there, EVERYTHING! Eat at the restaurant, Hemingway's -- very good food. Just walking around the displays was so much fun!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 5, 2004

Bass Pro Shop
1935 S. Campbell
Springfield, Missouri 65807
(417) 887-7334

Marvel Cave

Attraction | "Silver Dollar City"

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We went during the annual "World Fest". It was great! We spent the whole day going from show to show of performers from all over the world! Very well done!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 5, 2004

Marvel Cave
399 Indian Point Road
Branson, Missouri 65616
(800) 475-9370

Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum

Attraction | "Ripley's Believe It Or Not"

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I loved this museum! They allow video cameras, which was great! There were all sorts of weird, crazy, and amazing things to see. Great for families! Take the time to watch all the videos.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 5, 2004

Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum
3326 West Highway 76
Branson, Missouri 65616
(417) 337-5300

Stuck in the 70's

Attraction | "Stuck in the '70s"

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There is a cast of seven that does most of the singing backed up with a live band. The singers are very talented and the band is very good. There are set changes and several costume changes. The best part is the music. They did a great job with the montage of songs from the '70s. This show was a lot of fun!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 5, 2004

Stuck in the 70's
Americana Theater on 76
Branson, Missouri