Branson Journals

Family Vacation To Branson

A November 2004 trip to Branson by Miskingo

Quote: This was my family's first vacation to Branson, Missouri. We enjoyed the shows, and it is a highly family-oriented city. The weather at this time was a bit hot, but for a Texan like myself, this was very bearable. Branson is a great location for wholesome entertainment.

Family Vacation To Branson

Overview

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The shows in this town are great. They provide wholesome family entertainment that most will enjoy. They have everything from comedy shows to music shows and anything in between. The shows are 2 hours each, so try not to overpack your schedule. There is a nice downtown area with some small restaurants, which were very good. You can go scuba diving or take a ride in an amphibious vehicle in the local lake. Quick Tips: If you are going to some of the local shows, you should consider leaving for the show a few minutes early to save a lot of time in traffic. I would suggest you stay at a small local hotel; they usually have very good family deals and are not bad places to stay at all.Best Way...Read More
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This motel was a very nice stay. It had a very good family deal for a room with four queen-size beds. They have a café with some good Southern food and live entertainment for free. The staff was very friendly. It's located in a convenient area on the strip near some of the shows.

The only reason I didn't give this motel a very high recommendation was because our room was very cold and there was no way to make it warmer, with the exception of a heat lamp in the bathroom. Otherwise it was a very good place.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 4, 2005

Hillbilly Inn
1166 W 76 Country Blvd
Branson, Missouri 65616
(417) 334-3400

The Starlite Theatre

Attraction | "Lost in the '50s"

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This was an entertaining show. This really had some great highlights of the '50s. It had some great music from the '50s and makes you feel like you are actually there. All the actors and actresses really seem to be skilled at what they do. The concessions were not anymore expensive than others. The lobby was very inviting. The only real problem I had was that the Elvis impersonator looked and sang nothing like The King, but luckily he only had the last 10 to 20 minutes or so. Overall, I say that it's highly recommendable.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 4, 2005

The Starlite Theatre
3115 West Highway 76
Branson, Missouri 65616
(417) 337-9333

The Prince Of Magic

Attraction

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This is a truly AMAZING show, even if you don't like magic shows. Like all Branson shows, it is two hours long, but this show went by the fastest to me. The magic really seems real--he has live animals that are very safe. During the show, a comedian comes out to perform, and the two times we have been, the comedians made us nearly die laughing. They have a good gift shop, but the concession stand is a bit pricey. He sells backstage passes for $10, which allow you to go to his dressing room and get within 5 feet of the tigers, and also talk with Kirby and his wife for quite awhile. They are both VERY kind. At the end of the show, Kirby has a little "surprise" that almost made me cry. I think this is o...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 4, 2005

The Prince Of Magic
The Remington Theater, Highway 76 Strip
Branson, Missouri

Andy Williams Moon River Theater

Attraction | "Andy Williams Christmas Show"

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Andy has probably the most popular show in Branson. The Moon River Theater seats over 2,500 people - and it was almost full. The lobby is big enough for all the guests, but sometimes I felt a bit claustrophobic, even though I’m not. Andy’s Christmas Show is wonderful. I would suggest this to all, as it put my whole group in the Christmas spirit! At one point he invited all the kids up onstage, where he asks them what they want for Christmas, which was very sweet. Andy’s show has some great singing and dancing, as well as a great comedy act. The concession stand has a great selection and average prices, and the gift shop is good but very crowded before and after the show. The parking lot is h...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 4, 2005

Andy Williams Moon River Theater
2500 West 76 Country Blvd.
Branson, Missouri 65616
(417) 334-1800