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BRANSON Group Tour & Reunion PLANNER LIVE SHOWS • OUTDOOR ADVENTURE • FAMILY FUN

BRANSON/LAKES AREA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU • ExploreBranson.com | The Official Website of Branson, Missouri


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DEAR GROUP TRAVEL PLANNER You are about to discover a destination designed to put you and your group center stage. After all, there’s no place that brings people together like Branson. Our small town has a big heart and is filled with friendly people ready to make your group trip or special event the best it can be. Tucked away in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Branson is the “Live Music Show Capital of the World” with over 100 live shows to choose in 45 theaters and offering a wide range of music styles and tastes. In addition, Branson is home to three pristine lakes, thrilling family attractions, breathtaking Ozark Mountain scenery, unforgettable dining experiences, unique shopping destinations, championship golf courses, and a multitude of restaurants, diverse accommodations and meeting or reunion facilities. Branson is a city full of excitement for groups of all ages. The natural surroundings are a major part of Branson’s appeal with the chance to see blooming dogwood, redbud, and wildflowers in the spring; partake in summer fun outdoor activities like hiking, biking and boating ;view a burst of color with changing leaves in the fall; and experience holiday events in the winter. In 2014, Branson offers you and your group an amazing array of activities to enjoy together and our 2014 Group Tour & Reunion Planner is designed to provide a wide range of comprehensive information for tour operators, travel agents, group leaders and reunion planners to plan the perfect group trip to the Branson/Lakes area. Our planner will assist you in every way – whether you’re an experienced group travel planner, just planning your very first trip, or something inbetween. This guide is filled with all-encompassing information about area lodgings, shows, attractions, dining, shopping, sightseeing, group travel planning services and much more. You can be assured that the Branson/Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Leisure Group Sales Staff are eager to provide you with the resources needed to plan the perfect group trip. Our community is ready to put the spotlight on you and your group. Branson…It’s Your Show! Kindest regards,

Lenni Neimeyer, CTIS, CSTP

Director of Leisure Group Sales LNeimeyer@BransonCVB.com

Julie Peters, CTIS

Ashley Foster

JPeters@BransonCVB.com

AFoster@BransonCVB.com

Leisure Group Sales Manager

Leisure Group Sales Assistant

For more information call 800-214-3661 or visit ExploreBranson.com

Photo: Branson Landing


2014 Group Tour & Reunion Planner Directory 02 Welcome to Branson, Missouri 04 The Branson Airport 05 The Springfield/Branson National Airport

06 Additional Airport Information 08 Mileage Markers 09 Ground Transportation & Shuttle Services

10 Group Services 12 Theatre & Attraction Map 14 Shows 22 Attractions 26 Lodging Map 28 Lodging 36 Dining 40 Shopping 42 Travel Packagers 46 Reunions 47 Request for Proposal 48 Ten Helpful Reunion Tips 50 Military Reunions 52 Family Reunions 54 Weddings & Anniversaries 55 RV Parks & Campgrounds

Photo: Branson Zipline Canopy Tours

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{ WELCOME TO BRANSON, MISSOURI Branson offers live entertainment early morning until late at night by hundreds of world-renowned musicians, legendary stars, hot new talent and national touring acts. Seasonal special events, holiday celebrations and annual festivals bring even more musical variety to Branson throughout the year. Visitors can choose from shows featuring ’50s, ’60s and ’70s pop, country, gospel, bluegrass, rock ‘n’ roll, patriotic, swing, Big Band, jazz and classical music. There are dozens of comedy, magic, dance and Broadway-style production shows full of special effects, dazzling costumes, live and animatronic animals and amazing specialty performers from all around the world. Branson is home to the award-winning Silver Dollar City theme park which treats group visitors of all ages to a sight, sound and taste experience they won’t soon forget. This 1880s-themed park, situated in a wooded, natural Ozark Mountain setting, features six annual festivals, dozens of live stage shows, demonstrating craftsmen, gravity-defying thrill rides, mouth-watering dining fare, heirloom-quality shopping, and a staff that welcomes guests with authentic heartfelt hospitality.

Certainly one of the most unique aspects of a Branson vacation experience is that within minutes of the neon and bright lights of world-famous Hwy. 76 visitors can enjoy three pristine lakes, or watching wildlife meander across the grounds of a lakeside resort. Branson is surrounded by more than 100,000 acres of public parks and wildlife areas offering opportunities for hiking, biking, camping, geocaching, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and swimming. Groups looking to incorporate outdoor recreation into their itineraries have an endless list to choose from in Branson. Branson is a shopper’s paradise with name-brand shopping centers and dozens of boutique and specialty shops full of handmade works of art ranging from quilts to hand-blown glass to heirloom-quality furniture. Historic Downtown Branson is lined with more than 80 quaint shops and restaurants, all within easy walking distance. The Branson Landing features a one-mile lakefront boardwalk and a town square large enough to accommodate 4,000 people for concerts, events and other activities. The Landing offers 10 restaurants and 100 brandname tenants mixed with boutiques, galleries and shops. Dining options in the area range from fast food or family-style buffets to gourmet restaurants overlooking the lake. Located near the heart of Branson’s live entertainment district, visitors will find a full range of menu choices including American, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Indian and Greek, plus plenty of dessert and ice cream shops. Lodging amenities for travelers run the full spectrum from RV parks to luxury highrise hotels with a full-time concierge, spas, shopping and on-site dining. Groups and Reunions can stay in any one of a number of flag hotels or motels; enjoy the amenities found at local nightly rental condos, or take advantage of all that is offered at full-service resorts.

Other attractions throughout the Branson area include land and lake sightseeing tours; military, nature, art and history museums; family amusement parks; indoor and outdoor water parks; miniature golf; themed dining experiences and much, much more.

Branson is conveniently located in the heart of our nation, making it an ideal drive-to destination or fly in to the new Branson Airport or Springfield-Branson National Airport. The Branson/Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau specializes in providing resources for tour operators, travel agents and group leaders. For more information, visit ExploreBranson.com or call 800-214-3661 to speak to Lenni Neimeyer, CTIS, CSTP, Director of Leisure Group Sales.

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Fly Direct between Five Cities!

Home of Every Day Low Fares

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Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Orlando

Denver 8 Miles South of Branson

*Flights on Southwest Airlines thru June 6, 2014.

Located approximately 8 miles south of Branson ™

Branson Airport Blvd. Hollister, MO 65672 Phone: 417-334-7813 Fax: 417-334-2190 Web: www.flybranson.com

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AIRLINES: Southwest Airlines* and Frontier Airlines DIRECT FLIGHTS: Non-stop air service to Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston and Orlando TERMINAL: 58,000 square feet and will ultimately have capacity to handle more than 1 million enplanements annually. Individuals and groups flying to Branson have auto rental services on-site (Enterprise, National, Alamo) and off-site (Avis, Budget, Hertz) as well as taxi, limo and shuttle service into Branson (Branson Grayline). The airport includes a general aviation facility to handle corporate and private aircraft. There are also hangar facilities for based aircraft.


Fly Direct between Ten Cities!

More than 70 flights per day! Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth

Atlanta

Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Ft. Myers

Chicago and Denver 43 Miles North of Branson

Located on the northwest side of the city, approximately 43 miles from Branson.

2300 North Airport Blvd. Springfield, MO 65802 Phone: 417-868-0500 Fax: 417-868-0501 Web: www.flyspringfield.com

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Featuring more than 35 arrivals and 35 departures daily. AIRLINES: American Airlines/American Eagle, Allegiant Airlines, Delta, and United DESTINATION CITIES: Nonstop daily service to Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Orlando, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and St. Petersburg/Tampa. One-Stop service to an additional 476 domestic cities and 40 international cities TERMINAL: New 175,000 square foot, offering full-service travel agent, complete ticketing facilities, automated baggage handling, restaurant, chapel, gift shops and lounge. CAR RENTAL: Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty. This airport also offers general aviation services including aircraft service, tie-down space, 24-hour fueling, and a pilot’s lounge.

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Photo: Kansas City International Airport

ADDITIONAL AIRPORT INFORMATION This airport does not currently offer any commercial flights, but provides an option for incoming private aircraft/corporate jets. Located adjacent to the campus of the College of the Ozarks in Branson. P.O. Box 1194, Branson, MO 65615 Phone: 417-332-1848 Fax: 417-332-1850 Hours: 7am to 7pm daily Web: www.taneycountyairport.com

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Runway orientation 11/30, Runway length 3,738 feet X width 100 feet with parallel taxiway, Elevation 940 feet, Surface is grooved asphalt, Runway lights are pilot activated. Overnight parking fee for planes. Fuels available include 100 LL and Jet A. NSB 204. PLK. Roaring beacon and three approved instrument approaches. Tie downs and hangar space available. CAR RENTAL: Avis and Budget

Located three miles northwest of Harrison, approximately 25 miles south of Branson.

PO Box 1114, Harrison, AR 72601 Phone: 870-741-6954 Fax: 870-741-5526 Web: www.boonecountyairport.com

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RUNWAY: 18-36, Runway Length 6,160 feet X width 150 feet with parallel taxiway, Elevation 1363.8 feet, Airport Reference Point: Latitude: N 36º 15’ 41.474”, Longitude W 93º 09’ 17.021” , UNICOM and Lights 123.00 , ILS Approach to Runway 36: 250’ – ½ mile minimums , GPS, VOR and NDB approaches also available, Fuels include 100 LL and Jet A, Aircraft maintenance/parking available. No parking fees. No landing fees. AIRLINES: Seaport Airlines CAR RENTAL: Hertz


While we have made every effort to verify the accuracy of the information contained herein, we cannot be held liable if errors or changes have occurred.

Located on the southeast side of the city, about a three and a half hour drive from Branson, MO.

One Airport Drive Little Rock, Arkansas 72202 Phone 501-372-3439 Fax 501-372-0612 Web: www.lrn-airport.com

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7777 East Apache Street, Tulsa, OK 74115 Phone: 918-838-5000 Fax: 918-838-5199 HRO Web: www.tulsaairports.com

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Serving 3.5 million passengers annually. 86 non-stop daily departures, 172 flights arrive/depart daily AIRLINES: American/American Eagle, Continental, Delta/ComAir, Southwest, and United/ United Express DESTINATION CITIES: Nonstop service to Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Dallas-Love Field, Denver, Houston Hobby, Houston International, Las Vegas, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Phoenix, and Washington/Dulles GATES: 22 gates TERMINAL: 550,000 square foot CAR RENTAL: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty Located southwest of Bentonville/Rogers and northwest of Springdale about a two-hour drive from Branson, MO.

Northwest Arkansas

Regional Airport

One Airport Blvd. Suite 100 Bentonville, AR 72712 Phone: 479-205-1000 Fax: 479-205-1001 Web: www.flyxna.com

AIRLINES: American Airlines/American Eagle, Continental, Delta/ComAir, Southwest, United Express and US Airways DESTINATION CITIES: Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Dallas Love Field, Denver, Detroit, Houston Hobby, Houston International, Las Vegas, St. Louis, Memphis, and Newark GATES: 12 gates TERMINAL: Complete ticketing facilities, automated baggage claim, food court, gift shop, brew pub, curbside check-in, ATM and conference room CAR RENTAL: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and ThriftyLocated about a three and a half hour drive from Branson, MO.

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AIRLINES: American Airlines/American Eagle, Allegiant, Continental, Delta ASA, United, and US Airways DESTINATION CITIES: Service to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York, Newark, and Orlando GATES: 13 gates CAR RENTAL: Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty Located north of the city, about a four-hour drive from Branson.

601 Brasilia Avenue Kansas City, MO 64153 Phone: 816-243-5237 Fax: 816-243-3170 Web: www.flykci.com

KCI

Featuring more than 675 arrivals and departures daily AIRLINES: Air Canada, AirTran, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines/American Eagle, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Seaport Airlines, Southwest, United, and US Airways DESTINATION CITIES: Nonstop, daily service to 51 domestic airports GATES: 72 gates TERMINAL: Three separate “C” shaped buildings with continuous shuttle service in between CAR RENTAL: Ace, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty

Located northwest of the city, about a four-hour drive from Branson.

St. Louis Lambert International

10701 Lambert International Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63145 Phone: 314-426-8000 Fax: 314-426-1121 Web: flystl.com

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Featuring 1,400 arrivals and departures daily AIRLINES: Air Canada, Air Choice One, AirTran, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines/American Eagle, CapeAir, Continental, Delta, Frontier, United, US Airways, and USA 3000 Airlines DESTINATION CITIES: Nonstop, daily service to 58 domestic airports nationwide GATES: 88 gates on five concourses TERMINAL: The main terminal and the east terminal are connected by concourse D CAR RENTAL: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty

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Photo: Dogwood Canyon

MILEAGE MARKERS ALABAMA Birmingham 488 Huntsville 491 Montgomery 624 ALASKA Anchorage Fairbanks ARIZONA Phoenix Scottsdale Mesa ARKANSAS Eureka Springs Fort Smith Little Rock

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CALIFORNIA Los Angeles 1652 Sacramento 1546 San Diego 1678 1948 San Francisco San Jose 1570

FLORIDA Daytona Beach Fort Myers Ft. Lauderdale Miami Orlando Pensacola Tampa GEORGIA Atlanta HAWAII Honolulu IDAHO Boise Twin Falls ILLINOIS Chicago Peoria

1090 1174 1274 1291 1071 6802 1109 660 3971 1584 1465 546 419

INDIANA Evansville 425 Indianapolis 502

MAINE Augusta Portland

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NEW JERSEY Trenton Bloomfield

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MARYLAND Baltimore 1068 Cumberland 950

NEW MEXICO Albuquerque 865 Santa Fe 859

TENNESSEE Memphis Nashville

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MASSACHUSETTS Boston Pittsfield

NEW YORK New York

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NORTH CAROLINA Charlotte Raleigh

TEXAS Dallas Houston San Antonio

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862 996

UTAH Logan Salt Lake City

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MICHIGAN Grand Rapids Detroit

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MINNESOTA Minneapolis 638

NORTH DAKOTA Bismarck Grand Forks

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MISSOURI Hannibal Jefferson City Kansas City St. Louis Springfield

OHIO Cincinnati Cleveland Columbus

609 811 669

OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City Tulsa OREGON Portland Salem

275 170 198 236 43

MISSISSIPPI Biloxi Jackson

595 429

MONTANA Billings Helena

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VERMONT Montpelier 1410 Bennington 1310 VIRGINIA Richmond Arlington

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WASHINGTON Seattle Spokane

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2004 2050

WEST VIRGINIA Charleston Wheeling

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WISCONSIN Madison Milwaukee

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WYOMING Cheyenne Casper

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COLORADO Colorado Springs Denver Grand Junction Pueblo

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IOWA Dubuque Des Moines Sioux City

536 395 492

CONNECTICUT Hartford Bridgeport

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KANSAS Topeka Wichita

269 303

NEBRASKA Omaha

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PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia 1136 Pittsburgh 850

DELAWARE 1163 Dover Wilmington 1130

KENTUCKY Lexington Louisville

582 507

NEVADA Carson City Las Vegas

1835 1430

RHODE ISLAND Providence Newport

1384 1383

DIST. OF COLUMBIA Washington, D.C. 1064

LOUISIANA Shreveport

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NEW HAMPSHIRE Concord Rochester

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SOUTH CAROLINA Columbia Greenville

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SOUTH DAKOTA Rapid City Sioux Falls


Ground Transportation & Shuttle Services AAA Cab 155 Industrial Park Drive Hollister, MO 65672 (417) 332-2227 American Flat-Rate Shuttle, LLC 155 Industrial Park Drive Hollister, MO 65672 (417) 332-2227 bransongrayline.com At Your Service Limousine 44 Centinnial Lane Galena, MO 65656 (417) 230-3602 limosinbranson.com Best Price Airport Shuttle PO Box 957 Rockaway Beach, MO 65740 (417) 251-0153 Branson Checker Cab 155 Industrial Park Drive Hollister, MO 65672 (417) 332-2227 bransoncheckercab.com

Branson City Cab 155 Industrial Park Drive Hollister, MO 65672 (417) 339-2227 mobilebranson.com Branson Coach, LLC 3005 W Hwy 76, Suite B Branson, MO 65616 (417) 339-4888 (800) 841-2313 info@bransoncoach.com bransoncoach.com Branson Gray Line 155 Industrial Park Drive Hollister, MO 65672 (417) 334-5463 (800) 542-6768 liz@bransongrayline.com bransongrayline.com Branson Limousine & Executive Charter, Inc. 140 Sterlins Way Hollister, MO 65672 (417) 331-1316 bransonlimoservice.com

Branson Yellow Cab 155 Industrial Park Drive Hollister, MO 65672 (417) 332-2227 liz@bransongrayline.com bransonyellowcab.com

Majestic Limousine & Transport 445 S. Ingram Mill Road Springfield, MO 65802 (417) 869-5466 majestic-limos.com

Cavallo Bus Lines 3755 East Kearney Springfield, MO 65803 Toll Free: (877) 869-4190 Office: (417) 869-4190 cavallobuslines.com

Ride-A-Wayz Branson Shuttle Service 438 Macbeth Branson, MO 65616 417-336-6789 kevin@rideawayz.com www.rideawayz.com

Happy Trails Charter 1013 State Highway H Forsyth, MO 65653 (417) 339-3420 happytrailsbus.com happytrailsbus@aol.com Jerry’s Super Shuttle 155 Industrial Park Drive Hollister, MO 65672 (417) 334-5678 jerryssupershuttle.com J. Howard Fisk Limousines, Inc. 2001 E. Traffic Way Street Springfield, MO 65802 (417) 862-2900 fisklimo.com

Terry’s Tickets & Shuttle Terry Bowling, Owner 190 Potential Drive Hollister, MO 65672 (417) 331-2821 tbowling@centurytel.net TTBranson.com Tri-Lakes Shuttle 3005 West Hwy. 76, Ste. B Branson, MO 65616 (417) 339-4888 tri-lakesshuttle.com

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Above: Dewey Short Visitor Center Right: The Duttons

{ GROUP SERVICES A variety of group services and complimentary promotional materials are available from the Branson/Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic group sales staff will assist you with any questions you may have during the complete planning process. The Group Services list has been developed as a brief outline of support services provided by the Branson/Lakes Area CVB and community businesses. However, these services are not limited to this list. If you don’t find what you are looking for, just call the Branson/ Lakes Area CVB when you need assistance at 1-800-214-3661, or log onto ExploreBranson.com. COMPLIMENTARY PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS A wide variety of our 2014 promotional materials are available to you FREE of charge including vacation guides, show & attraction guides, rack cards, maps, posters, brochure and post card shells and more to help you plan and promote your group tour. MEDIA SUPPORT Our 2014 Branson Destination Sales video, in DVD format only, is

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available at your request and is complimentary. We also can provide you with press kits and local media contacts. We offer an excellent choice of photographs representing shows, attractions, lodgings, the many seasons in Branson and more for your use on websites, newsletters and tour catalogs. These photographs are easy to download and are conveniently located in our photo gallery on ExploreBranson.com. FAM TOURS & SITE INSPECTIONS If you have never been to Branson, or haven’t visited in a few years, a FAM Tour or site inspection may be the best way to familiarize yourself with what we have to offer your special group. The Branson/ Lakes Area CVB offers information on scheduled familiarization tours (FAMs) planned at different times throughout the year. However, if you want to plan your own preliminary visit to Branson for a personal site inspection, the Branson/Lakes Area CVB will provide information and contacts for you to arrange your own itinerary of activities. In 2014, the Branson/Lakes Area CVB will host our 6th Annual Travel


Agent/Tour Operator FAM Tour, April 23-25. Branson hosts the largest community-wide FAM tour in the Midwest for tour operators, travel agents and group leaders called “Destination Branson.” This annual sales & educational conference will be held September 8-11. Please visit www.DestinationBranson.org for more information. We will host our 8th Annual Music Directors FAM Tour, June 17-20, and our 10th annual Military Reunion Planners Conference FAM Tour, August 11-14. For more information on these scheduled FAM Tours, please contact Lenni Neimeyer, CTIS, CSTP, Director of Leisure Group Sales at 1-800-214-3661, ext. 305. SUPPORT SERVICES The Branson/Lakes Area CVB can assist in providing information on travel packagers, event planners, special activities, meeting and convention facilities, auxiliary services for meetings, motor coach services and much more. The CVB also provides complimentary “Welcome Bags” for your group upon request. TRAVEL PACKAGERS/EVENT PLANNERS Branson offers a wide selection of local travel packagers that can arrange your group’s complete itinerary. For details see Travel Packagers/Event Planners listings on pages 51-53. YOUR GROUP’S NAME IN LIGHTS At selected accommodations and available upon request, some properties will welcome your group on their marquee signs.

then provide an escort into the theater/attraction. THEME ACTIVITIES Some of Branson’s restaurants, campgrounds and lodging facilities offer themed parties, welcome receptions and special dining. These specially planned activities can be fun and creative, especially when inspired by Branson’s variety of entertainment. SPECIAL SERVICES FOR RV GROUPS AND CLUBS Many of Branson’s campgrounds offer a variety of group services including show reservations, pavilions for gatherings, shuttle transportation and group rates. MOTORCOACH PARKING Parking is plentiful at many Branson establishments and many have designated motorcoach parking space available. MOTORCOACH SERVICES AND REPAIRS Branson Motorcoach Specialists, Inc., 417-336-5935 MOTORCOACH DISPOSAL STATIONS Branson Motor coach Specialists, Inc., 417-336-5935 Grand Country Inn, 417-335-3535 (guests only) Clarion Hotel, 417-334-7666 (guests only) Honeysuckle Inn, 417-335-2030 (guests only) Angel Inn, 417-334-6500 (guests only)

GROUP RECOGNITION AT SHOWS To add that special touch and to demonstrate appreciation to groups, most entertainers will recognize groups during intermission at area shows. ENTERTAINERS BID FAREWELL At the end of the show, many entertainers will “hop on” the motor coach to say goodbye and sign autographs. GROUP RATES Many Branson tourist-related businesses will offer special group rates beginning with 15 to 20 or more paid attendees. The minimum number of paid attendees will vary from business to business. ESCORT AND DRIVER BENEFITS Many of the theaters, attractions and dining establishments recognize the efforts of hard-working escorts and drivers of professional motor coach groups, and will extend special benefits such as complimentary admissions, meals, gifts and more. BUS DRIVERS’ LOUNGES Many theaters, attractions and shopping centers offer motor coach drivers a special lounge with refreshments, an opportunity to read the newspaper or catch up on the news. SPECIAL GREETING AND ESCORT SERVICES Most theaters and attractions will greet your group upon arrival and

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D-5 Amazing Waltzing Waters D-6 Americana Theatre E-7 Andy Williams Moon River Theatre E-6 Acrobats of China/New Shanghai Theatre E-7 Baldknobbers Jamboree Theatre E-6 Branson Central Theatre C-8 Branson Events Center D-5 Branson Star/Doug Gabriel Theatre D-5 Caravelle Theatre D-6 Clay Cooper Theatre E-9 Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theatre E-9 Dixie Stampede D-5 Dutton Family Theatre E-8 God & Country Theatre D-5 Golden Corral Showroom E-8 Grand Country Music Hall C-6 Hamner Variety Theatre E-11 Hot Hits Theatre D-6 Hughes Brothers Theatre D-5 Jim Stafford Theatre E-8 Kirby VanBurch Theatre E-7 King’s Castle Theatre D-5 Little Opry Theatre (IMAX) C-8 Masters of Magic Theatre D-5 Mickey Gilley Theatre C-10 Oak Ridge Boys Theatre E-11 Owens’ Theatre C-6 Pierce Arrow Theatre E-6 Presleys’ Country Jubilee Theatre D-5 RFD-TV The Theatre C-5 Shepherd of The Hills Pavilion Theatre C-6 Shoji Tabuchi Theatre C-7 Sight & Sound Theatre D-6 Starlite Theatre D-6 Tribute Theatre G-5 Welk Theatre D-6 White House Theatre C-10 Yakov’s Theatre 13


Above: Adventures of Marco Polo Right: The Oak Ridge Boys

{ SHOWS In Branson your group can enjoy a wide variety of entertainment options morning, afternoon and night and with such a wide range of choices it gives everyone something to sing about. There is music from nearly every era and style performed daily both by rising young entertainers and legendary stars. The many choices of music include pop, country, rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, patriotic, Broadway, western, Big Band, swing, bluegrass, jazz, classical and more. Music made famous by classical composers, cowboy poets, cinematic blockbusters, ’50s heartthrobs, ’60s pop bands, and today’s Top 40 artists can be enjoyed from early morning until late at night in Branson. Comedians are a Branson mainstay, both as headliners and as specialty acts during zany variety shows. It’s easy to meet the stars in Branson because many of them welcome the opportunity to sign autographs and pose for pictures wherever they

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are, whether in the lobby after the show or out on the golf course. Most performers live in the area full-time and can often be seen enjoying the same shows and attractions that you do. If you run into a Branson celebrity, feel free to go up and say hello. They’ll be happy to make your acquaintance! Many of the performers will greet groups before or after the show and will make personal visits to the motor coach, van or bus after the show. Groups are often recognized from the stage at intermission or before the show. For a complete list of shows, please visit ExploreBranson.com.


#1 Hits of the 60’s

Adventures of Marco Polo

A Neil Diamond Tribute

2255 Gretna Rd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-2396 Fax: 417-335-6336 www.thewhitehousetheatre.com

Jim Stafford Theatre 3440 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65615 Local: 417-464-8497, Fax: 417-332-0144 www.aneildiamondtribute.com

Join us for a high energy party as we revisit the days of the British Invasion, Motown, California Surfin’ and the Age of Aquarius. With over 90 songs, 100 costume changes, a special tribute to our Veterans and Yes-We’ve even added some classic 50’s tunes!

An epic tale of exploration, wonder, love and loss, with a cast of over 50 world class performers from Russia and China. Million dollar LED screens, magnificent sets, opulent costuming, and state-of-the-art production give life to a story of pure wonder, excitement and adventure. Experience the spectacle!

8-Time Branson Show Award Winner and Diamond look and sound alike, Keith Allynn unveils the story of Diamonds’ life through songs while weaving through a comedic career change from top 10 Elvis in the World to Neil Diamond, all for the love of a woman. Branson’s only “Live” Romantic Comedy.

Group Rate Minimum: 15 + 2

Group Rate Minimum: 15

3446 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-339-1960, Toll Free: 877-339-1960 Fax: 417-339-1964 www.1hitsofthe60s.com

Show Times & Season 2pm/8pm Mon-Sat, March-December

Show Times & Season 2pm/7:30pm, May-December

Acrobats of China Featuring the New Shanghai Circus

Ayo Starring Voices of Glory

New Shanghai Theatre 645 State Hwy 165, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-8888, Toll Free: 877-212-4462 Fax: 417-239-1708, www.acrobatsofchina.com

Hughes Brothers Theatre 3425 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-0076, Toll Free: 800-422-0076 Fax: 417-337-8400, www.bransonayo.com

“The New Shanghai Circus, a virtual cornucopia of one amazing and exciting act after another seamlessly melds into one grand choreographed entertainment for adults and children.” - Branson Courier. A revolving line-up of internationally award-winning acts. Over 40 Acrobats of China showcase classic Chinese dance and physical performance art.

From New York to Branson...performing everything from Pop to Jazz to Gospel to Soul & more! Voices of Glory was in the Top 5 in their America’s Got Talent season; today in AYO they’re in a league all their own! An epic adventure in pitch perfect singing, dancing & joyful emotion.

Group Rate Minimum: 20

Show Times & Season 3pm/8pm, January-December Comp Policy

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Show Times & Season 10am/3pm/8pm, March-December Bus Parking

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Group Rate Minimum: 15

Show Times & Season 10:30am Tues-Fri, March-December

Baldknobbers Jamboree 2835 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-4528, Toll Free: 800-998-8908 Fax: 417-334-4526 www.baldknobbers.com

Branson’s first show makes history nightly with their 100% LIVE music and comedy jamboree. See the show that started it all, and is on permanent display in the Smithsonian Institution for their contribution to American culture!

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Show Times & Season 8pm, February-December Handicapped Access

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Buck Trent Country Music Show

Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express

Baldknobbers Theatre 2835 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-5428, Toll Free: 800-764-9324 Fax: 417-334-8839, www.bucktrent.com

Clay Cooper Theatre 3216 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-337-7123, Toll Free: 888-222-8910 Fax: 417-334-3024, www.claycoopertheatre.com

Grand Country Music Hall 1945 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd., Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-2484, Toll Free:888-506-6283 Fax: 417-336-5829 www.grandcountry.com

Looking for real live country? You’ve found it with Buck Trent and his All-Star Cast! Start your day right with Two-Time CMA Instrumentalist of the Year Buck Trent, and his cast of most excellent musicians and singers. It’s a hand-clappin’, toe-tappin’ show with traditional country music, gospel and down-home humor.

Our show is more than just Country! We’ve got Old Country, New Country, and a little Rock N’ Roll with Lots of Comedy! We have 22 entertainers on stage, 10 dancers, Trick Ropin: Live 6-piece band, two youth performers and of course, Clay Cooper!

Don’t miss this comedy and musical extravaganza voted Best Comedy Show! From hilarious, clean comedy, floor pounding dancing, to all your country favorites, this show is a HOT TICKET! For an amazing afternoon of fun, the Comedy Jamboree is a MUST SEE. You will laugh until it hurts!

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Group Rate Minimum: 20

Show Times & Season 10am, March-December

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Show Times & Season 3pm, January-December

Doug Gabriel’s #1 Hits Tribute Show

Down Home Country Show

Dutton Theater Complex

3750 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-337-8300, Toll Free: 800-954-8554 Fax: 417-337-8384 www.douggabriel.com Join Doug Gabriel, Family and Cast as they present #1 Hits from over 35 artists. Music from Country, Pop, Gospel and the Movies. Your guests will be tapping their toes or dancing in the aisles. Plus great Comedy from the Flying J. The best 2 hours in Branson.

Grand Country Music Hall 1945 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-2484, Toll Free: 888-506-6283 Fax: 417-336-5829 www.grandcountry.com

3454 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-332-2772, Toll Free: 1-888-DUTTON Fax: 417-339-4900 www.theduttons.com

Down Home Country Show, awarded Best Classic Show, is THE show in Branson to hear traditional Country Music. With an incredible cast of singers and pickers, you’ll step back in time. Featuring best Classic Country, Western Swing and Gospel. Enjoy songs that made you fall in love with Country music.

Group packages available for the Dutton Inn and the Theater. The Dutton’s Show includes a variety of music genres from Country to Rock N’ Roll, Bluegrass to Classical. Humor, dance, vocal and instrumental music to entertain all ages.

Group Rate Minimum: 20

Group Rate Minimum: 20

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Show Times & Season 10am/8pm, March-December Comp Policy

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Comedy Jamboree

Show Times & Season 10am, April-May / September-December Bus Parking

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little word... BIG SHOW! H U G H E S B R O T H E R S T H E AT R E

Encore “Fun Size” Live Show Series & Classic Films Historic Owens Theatre - Branson’s 1st Theatre Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-464-8493, Fax: 417-332-0144 www.historicowenstheatre.com Encore is a series of rapid fire “fun-size” shows, 35-40 minutes at a fun sized price. From Gospel, Country, 50’s, 70’s, Tribute and Classic Films, guests can catch a show and still have time to shop or eat in Historic Downtown or at the Branson Landing. Shows hourly.

Grand Jubilee

Hughes Brothers present “it” ...little word...Big SHOW!

Grand Country Music Hall 1945 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-2484, Toll Free: 888-506-6283 Fax: 417-336-5829 www.grandcountry.com

Hughes Brothers Theatre 3425 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-0076, Toll Free: 800-422-0076 Fax: 417-337-8400, www.itbranson.com

Voted Best Branson Show, audiences fall in love with the tight harmonies and dynamic performance of Branson’s BEST Quartet, New South! From Country and hand-clapping Gospel, to decades of Rock & Roll favorites, the Grand Jubilee will surpass expectations of any age. It’s Branson’s most entertaining show...ask anybody!

it… little word… BIG SHOW! it – where over 50 amazing singers, dancers and musicians combine their astonishing scope of talents to create Branson’s Ultimate Entertainment Experience. it features an award-winning cast including the Hughes Brothers and their families. …see it… hear it…feel it…love it! Add dinner.

Group Rate Minimum: 20

Group Rate Minimum: 20

Show Times & Season 9am-9pm Hourly, March-December

Show Times & Season 7:30pm, January-December

Show Times & Season 10am/3pm/8pm, March-December

Hughes Brothers Christmas Show

Joseph Hall: Elvis Rock N’ Remember

2701 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-2500, Toll Free: 800-462-7267 Fax: 417-335-8175 www.kingscastletheatre.com

Hughes Brothers Theatre 3425 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-0076, Toll Free: 800-422-0076 Fax: 417-337-8400 www.hughesbrotherstheatre.com This show is a triumph of everything you want to feel at Christmas time. The Hughes Brothers and their families create a winter wonderland filled with the season’s best vocal harmonies, festive surprises, inspiring instrumentals, treasured family traditions, and even a live nativity. The most moving Christmas presentation you’ve witnessed.

Clay Cooper Theatre 3216 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-337-7123, Toll Free: 888-222-8910 www.claycoopertheatre.com 5th Smash Hit season in Branson - Joseph will blow you away as he creates the Legend of Elvis Presley Live on stage, Joseph does such an incredible job recreating the moves, the look & the sound of Elvis that you will think you are watching the King himself.

Group Rate Minimum: 20

Show Times & Season 10am/3pm/8pm, March-December Comp Policy

Group Rate Minimum: 10

Show Times & Season 2pm, March-November Bus Parking

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King’s Castle Theatre

New for 2014, The King’s Castle Theatre presents Ireland’s Dublin Irish Tenors, five of Ireland’s finest male vocalists. Guest starring the Celtic Ladies, three fabulous female voices, which combined will be the perfect addition to our already stellar 2014 line-up, including Dancing Queen, New Jersey Nights & Christmas Wonderland.

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Show Times & Season 8:30am-8:30pm, February-December Handicapped Access

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Starlite Theatre - Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers 3115 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-6335, Toll Free: 866-991-1982 Fax: 417-335-6336 www.starlitetheatre.com Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers with special guest Teea Goans! Also a distinguished song-writer, Larry Gatlin single-handedly wrote 42 charted songs, including 17 Top 10’s and the Grammy-winning, “Broken Lady.” Hear your favorites performed: “All the Gold in California,” “Houston,” and more! Gatlin’s new exciting Gospel album releasing soon!

Starlite Theatre Larry’s Country Diner LIVE 3115 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-6335, Toll Free: 866-991-1982 Fax: 417-335-6336 , www.starlitetheatre.com Fans of the popular RFD-TV series, “Larry’s Country Diner,” will be thrilled to see the return of Larry’s Country Diner LIVE. Join Larry Black, Nadine, Renee, Keith and the Sheriff, the entire cast of the hit series, as they host special guests Gene Watson, Rhonda Vincent, Jimmy Fortune and MORE!

Legends in Concert - The World’s Greatest Live Tribute Show, located at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater, home to our award winning musical extravaganza featuring live recreations of the superstars of yesterday and today. We offer a themed, catered dinner package, creating lasting memories for your group.

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Show Times & Season 2pm/7:30pm, March-December

Mel Tillis & The Statesiders

Legends in Concert 1600 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-339-3003, Toll Free: 800-374-7469 Fax: 417-332-1205 www.legendsinconcert.com

Show Times & Season 2pm/7:30pm, April-October

Show Times & Season 3pm/8pm, February-December

The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre

Patsy Cline Remembered

Clay Cooper Theatre 3216 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-337-7123, Toll Free: 888-222-8910 Fax: 417-334-3024 www.claycoopertheatre.com

464 State Hwy 248 Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-239-1333, Toll Free: 866-707-4100 Fax: 417-332-0140 www.oakridgeboystheatre.com

3090 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-4363, Toll Free: 888-335-2080 Fax: 417-336-3787 www.patsyclineremembered.com

Grand Ol’ Opry member and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Mel Tillis has entertained millions as a singer, songwriter, and actor. Fall of 2014, Mel will entertain crowds with his awardwinning talent and beloved chart topping songs including “Detroit City”, “Ruby”, and “Coca-Cola Cowboy” at The Clay Cooper Theatre!

The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre presents a star powered line up including Bill Cosby, Johnny Mathis, Three Dog Night, Neal McCoy, Christmas with Sandi Patty and the 100 voices Choir and The Charlie Daniels Band. Add that to the smooth sounds of the Oak Ridge Boys’ and this is a must see stop for your next Branson trip.

Celebrate Patsy Cline’s greatest hits and discover her life beyond the music! Patsy Cline Remembered celebrates the life and songs of legendary vocalist Patsy Cline. Get up close and personal as the critically acclaimed C.J. Newsom and the Re-Cliners band share Patsy’s hits and unique stories.

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Show Times & Season February-December

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Show Times & Season 3pm Tues-Sat, April-December

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Presleys’ Country Jubilee

Pierce Arrow Theater 3069 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-8742, Toll Free: 877-687-4241 Fax: 417-348-1140 www.piercearrowtheater.com The Pierce Arrow Show, Branson’s Hottest ticket in 2014, celebrates with its best show ever! Features: Branson’s Hottest Male Vocal Group, you’ll love the smooth sounds, rockin’ Gospel and patriotic medleys, Branson’s Funniest Comedian, Jarrett Dougherty. Amazing female vocalists. Pierce Arrow for Branson Hottest Show!

2920 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-4874, Toll Free: 800-336-4874 Fax: 417-334-5779 www.presleys.com The Presley Family is proud to be recognized as Branson’s First Family of Entertainment. Come see this four generation tradition as they perform family favorites that continue to delight millions. The Presleys’ invite you to come on in, have a seat and lose yourself in an evening of great entertainment!

Group Rate Minimum: 20

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Show Times & Season 3pm/7:30pm, February-December

Show Times & Season 8pm, March-December

Red, Hot...& Blue! Clay Cooper Theatre 3216 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-337-7123, Toll Free: 888-222-8910 Fax: 417-334-3024 www.claycoopertheatre.com

Sight & Sound Theatres®

It’s a High-energy, live singing and dancing, musical journey through the decades! Seven of Branson’s most versatile entertainers present memories from Big Band Era, Sock Hoppin’, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s Disco, Crazy 80’s and more with a special tribute to our Veterans! Red, Hot...& Blue appeals to all ages.

New for 2014 - Jonah! This uproarious adventure will have you on the edge of your seat. A completely immersive experience: From the enormous whale swimming over your head to the thunderous effects of the mighty storm, Jonah will astound and captivate the young and young-at-heart alike.

1001 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 Toll Free: 800-377-1277 www.sight-sound.com

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Show Times & Season February-December Comp Policy

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Pure Comedy Show Historic Owens Theatre House of Comedy Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-464-8497, Fax: 417-332-0144 www.purecomedyshow.com Pure Comedy starring the White Collar Comedy Troupe, a cast of 5 comedians and feature National Clean Headliners with “Stand Up that makes you fall down laughing.” A 70-minute nonstop laugh-a-thon with sketches, stand-up and musical parodies. It remains 100% Comedy, 100% Clean.

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Show Times & Season 3pm/7pm, March-December

SIX Mickey Gilley Theatre 3455 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-3210, Toll Free: 877-SIX-SHOW Fax: 877-226-0883, www.theSIXshow.com Dubbed “An Orchestra of Human Voices,” SIX combines the musical showmanship and boundless energy of six remarkable brothers. Their intense high-octane energy, electrifying stage presence and powerhouse vocals combine to create a truly amazing entertainment experience.

Group Rate Minimum: 20

Show Times & Season 2pm/8pm, March-December Handicapped Access

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Smoke on the Mountain Little Opry Theatre 3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-4832 x 147, Toll Free: 800-419-4832 x 147 Fax: 417-336-5348, www.bransonimax.com Branson’s most unique live musical comedy! We’ll take you back to a simpler time, 1938, where your group becomes the congregation of Mount Pleasant Church. Sing along with the Sanders family renditions of the best old Gospel tunes ever written. Join us for hilarious antics and a guaranteed good time!

3090 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-4363, Toll Free: 888-335-2080 Fax: 417-336-3787 www.thefairfamily5.com Four brothers and their sister with unique family harmonies, exhilarating performances, and dynamic instrumentals will leave you wanting more. Nominated “Best Musical Family” for 2012 & 2013, you WILL NOT be disappointed! Don’t miss one of Branson’s hottest shows located at Hamners’ Unbelievable Theater (formerly Hamner Barber Theater.)

Group Rate Minimum: 20

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Show Times & Season 8pm, April-December

The Shoji Tabuchi Show 3260 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-337-7401 Fax: 417-335-8855 www.shoji.com Everyone loving American music is raving about the Shoji Tabuchi Show! Its heart is Branson’s first family of extraordinary entertainment violinist Shoji Tabuchi, his wife Dorothy, and daughter Christina. The Shoji Tabuchi Show, a glamorous state-of-the-art variety production, rivals the excitement of Las Vegas or New York.

Show Times & Season 10am, April-December

Starlite Theatre - The Texas Tenors 3115 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-6335, Toll Free: 866-991-1982 Fax: 417-335-6336 www.starlitetheatre.com

New location and new show for 2014! Branson’s Most Popular Show, the Haygoods are moving to Clay Cooper Theatre for their 21st season in Branson! This talented family will blow you away with powerful harmonies, energetic dance numbers and incredible performances on over 20 different musical instruments!

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Show Times & Season 7:30pm (Select 2pm), February-December

Starlite Theatre - Kenny Rogers presents “The Toy Shoppe” 3115 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-6335, Toll Free: 866-991-1982 Fax: 417-335-6336 www.starlitetheatre.com Kenny Rogers presents his Broadway musical production “The Toy Shoppe,” starring Billy Dean along with 11 year old America’s Got Talent finalist, Chloe Channell. This is a story of love, faith and appreciation for the value of every individual. Great holiday entertainment for all ages.

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Show Times & Season 10:30am/3pm/7:30pm, April-December

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Clay Cooper Theatre 3216 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-339-4663, Fax: 417-334-3414 www.thehaygoods.com

The Texas Tenors, as seen on “America’s Got Talent.” From Alabama to Puccini, John, Marcus, and JC bring their unique blend of Country Gospel, Classical, and Broadway to the stage March-October. Then, “Deep in the Heart of Christmas” for November & December. Critics and audiences agree “You’ll love it!”

Group Rate Minimum: 15

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The Haygoods

The Fair Family

Show Times & Season 2pm/7:30pm, March-December Bus Parking

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Above: The Bretts Bottom Right: Yakov Smirnoff

Twice Adopted Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-9333, Fax: 855-930-8888 www.twiceadopted.org

These children will steal your heart in “The Twice Adopted Gospel Show” with a variety of Gospel songs, Broadway tunes and what Veterans call the best patriotic tribute anywhere. See “A Twice Adopted Christmas” / Nov. & Dec. Celebrate the joy of Christmas, remembering Jesus IS the reason for the season!

Dinner with Yakov 470 State Hwy 248 Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-3838, Toll Free: 800-EAT-FREE Fax: 417-336-4102 www.yakov.com

Yakov Smirnoff is back with his all new hit show “Dinner with Yakov.” If you have ever wanted to have dinner with a Branson star, now is your chance. Come and laugh your Yak-off while you have Dinner with Yakov.

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Show Times & Season 10am, March-June / September-December Comp Policy

Show Times & Season 4:30pm, October-December Bus Parking

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Above: Silver Dollar City’s Outlaw Run Right: Titanic Museum Attraction

{ ATTRACTIONS There’s so much to see and do, your group will want to do it all! Including Silver Dollar City, voted the number-one theme park in the world by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, treats guests to an experience unlike any other. The 100-acre, 1880s-themed park is nestled amidst the wooded Ozark Mountains and features more than 100 demonstrating craftsmen, 40 live shows, authentic food fare, 60 shops and 30 fun-filled rides and attractions. Outlaw Run debuted in 2013 and was voted best new ride of 2013 worldwide by Amusement Today! The ground-breaking wood coaster also ranks in as #7 on the list of the World’s Top 50 Wood Coasters. Six themed festivals from April through December offer guests something new and exciting during each season. Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show is a full-scale production set in a 35,000-square-foot arena featuring a family feast and fantastic show fun for all ages. Filled with friendly North and South competition, thrilling horse riding stunts, spectacular special effects, phenomenal musical productions plus a mouth-watering four-course dinner complete with dessert. Explore the Ozarks on Ride The Ducks, Branson’s only Land & Lake Adventure. Ride through the scenic Ozarks and climb to the top

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of the Mountain and splash down and cruise Table Rock Lake. The Track Family Fun Parks offer go-kart tracks, amusement games, miniature golf, bumper boats, snack bars and other indoor and outdoor recreational activities. Branson Scenic Railway takes passengers on a narrated trip from historic downtown Branson through the rugged countryside south into Arkansas or north to Galena, MO. Titanic Branson, “The World’s Largest Museum Attraction” features recreations of first-class staterooms, third-class austere accommodations, the Grand Staircase, plus interactive exhibits and over 400 priceless artifacts. Groups can choose Table Rock Lake’s premier attraction, The Showboat Branson Belle or two new fabulous attractions on Lake Taneycomo, The Branson Lake Queen and The Branson Landing Princess. . These are just a few of the attractions available to visitors in the Branson area. No matter the size, age or interest of the group, there’s something for everyone in Branson. For a complete list of attractions, please visit ExploreBranson.com.


Branson Craft Mall

Branson Mill Craft Village

694 State Hwy 165 Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-1223, Fax: 417-334-1224 www.bransoncraftmall.com

Watch working craftsmen show off their skills while enjoying FREE SAMPLES from HILLBILLY NUT & FRUIT CO. Visit our new PICK ‘n’ PORCH DELI, offering made fresh daily sandwiches, soups and salads. Located 1/2 mile south of Titanic on Highway 165. The Mall that Has It All, You Gotta See It!

Branson Scenic Railway

3300 N. Gretna Rd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-8436, Fax: 417-334-8541 www.bransonmill.com

206 E. Main St., P.O. Box 924 Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-6110, Toll Free: 800-287-2462, Fax: 417-336-1459 www.bransontrain.com

The Branson Mill Craft Village is home to working crafters and artists. With over 40,000 sq. feet of unique shopping and free entertainment available, a stop at the Branson Mill adds value to your trip without adding cost. Both the driver and escort receive a complimentary $10 gift certificate.

Ride in the style of a bygone era in restored railcars through the Ozark foothills. Excursion is narrated and photo opportunities exist. Departures from the depot in historic downtown Branson. Continental breakfast, lunch and concessions available. Dinner train at 5 p.m. Saturday nights, Apr.–Dec. Returns in time for 8 p.m. shows.

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Hours & Show Times 8am-8pm In Season, Open Year Round

Hours & Show Times 8:30am-6:30pm In Season, Open Year Round

Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex

Branson Zipline Canopy Tours at Wolfe Creek Preserve

3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-4832 x 147 Toll Free: 800-419-4832 x 147, Fax: 417-336-5348 www.bransonimax.com Everything under one roof! Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex is your perfect stop. Schedule a 45 minute “Branson Exclusive” IMAX Adventure Film like OZARKS LEGACY & LEGENDS, drop-in to shop at our indoor mall, grab a bite at McFarlain’s Restaurant or see a live show at the Little Opry Theatre.

2339 Hwy 65 Walnut Shade, MO 65771 Local: 417-561-0699, Toll Free: 800-717-0998 Fax: 417-561-0704 www.bransonzipline.com A World-Class Eco-Adventure for all ages on authentic Branson Zipline Canopy Tours like the Ozarks Xplorer and Flying Prospector; the Blue Streak Fast Line & Freefall Xpress; the guided Wolfe Creek Photo Safari Walking Tour; Ol' Blue Gemstone Mining; and unique themed gift shop at Wolfe Creek Station. Private Party & Group Meeting spaces available.

Group Rate Minimum: 20

Hours & Show Times 9am-9pm In Season, Open Year Round Comp Policy

Group Rate Minimum: 12

Hours & Show Times 8am Daily, Open March-December Bus Parking

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Hours & Show Times 9am/11:30am/2pm, Seasonal (March-December)

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park 2038 W. State Hwy 86 Lampe, MO 65681 Local: 417-779-5983, Fax: 417-779-5363 www.dogwoodcanyon.org Dogwood Canyon is 10,000 acres of pristine Ozark Mountain landscape with miles of trout streams, dozens of cascading waterfalls and bottomless blue-green pools. Group activities include Outdoor Challenges of archery, pellet gun shooting and fire building, or saddle up and take a cattle drive with a chuck wagon dinner!

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Hours & Show Times Varies by Season, Open Year Round Handicapped Access

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Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction

Hollywood Entertainment Center

Main Street Lake Cruises

1525 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd., Branson, MO 65616 P.O. Box 6850, Branson, MO 65615 Local: 417-336-7974, Toll Free: 800-520-5101 Fax: 417-339-4350 www.dixiestampede.com

3030 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-337-8277, Fax: 417-334-8202 www.hollywoodentertainmentcenter.com

7 North Boardwalk Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-8325, Toll Free: 800-268-4014 Fax: 417-334-7938 www.mainstreetlakecruises.com

Get ready for a wild ride! Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction is Branson’s Most Fun Place to Eat, and owner Dolly Parton guarantees it. Enjoy 32 magnificent horses, a stampede of buffalo, equestrian feats and a fabulous four-course feast. Ask about FREE meeting spaces and all of our group amenities!

Pick Your Fun, Save a Ton!! Head to the giant ape for Branson’s new, must-do activities. Enjoy marvelous wax figures on movie sets, a mysterious 5-D theater ride, mini-golf, become a Hollywood star, free Princess Hannah from her fateful maze. VIP welcome, unforgettable pictures. Group bookings easy and flexible.

Main Street Lake Cruises - Where Land & Lake Meet! • Sightseeing Cruises • Dinner Cruises • Private Charters • Group Bookings • Weddings • Veteran Events • Student Groups

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Group Rate Minimum: 20

Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline at Branson Landing Branson Landing, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-561-0699, Toll Free: 800-717-0998 Fax: 417-561-0704 www.bransonzipline.com A world-class urban adventure inside Branson City Limits. Leaving Branson Landing, enjoy an easy seated zip across Lake Taneycomo up to an observation platform on Mount Branson (you'll have a bird's eye view of Branson); then zip back across Lake Taneycomo to Branson Landing. Safe, easy, fun for all ages.

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Group Rate Minimum: 15

Hours & Show Times 8am Daily, 365 days a year

Hours & Show Times Open Year Round

Ride the Ducks

Showboat Branson Belle

2320 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-266-7607, Toll Free: 877-887-8225 Fax: 417-266-7611 www.bransonducks.com

4800 State Hwy. 165 Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-7412, Toll Free: 800-618-9283 Fax: 417-336-7412 www.silverdollarcity.com

Laugh and learn by land and lake on Branson’s famous splashdown! Enjoy two unique tours - The Table Rock Lake Adventure (departing from the 76 strip) and the Lake Taneycomo Adventure (departing from Branson Landing). Perfect for family or Military Reunions! Level parking available.

FINAL YEAR of "Made in the USA Show" aboard America’s Most Entertaining Dinner Cruise the 700-seat 1890’s paddle wheeler, Showboat Branson Belle. Each voyage features an all-American three-course meal and beautiful two-hour cruise on Table Rock Lake! Set sail at Noon, 4pm or 8pm, March through December.

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Hours & Show Times Open Daily, January-December

Climate controlled, handicap accessible, includes full bar service and on board restrooms. Also, ask about our event space: The Fountain Room and the Paddlewheel Restaurant.

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Hours & Show Times Frequent Departures Daily, Open March-December Bus Parking

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Group Rate Minimum: 15

Hours & Show Times Noon/4pm/8pm, Open March-December Handicapped Access


Stone Hill Winery

Silver Dollar City 399 Silver Dollar City Pkwy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-7411, Toll Free: 800-618-9283 Fax: 417-336-7412 www.silverdollarcity.com CELEBRATE AMERICA at One of the Top 10 Parks in the World with 100 demonstrating craftsmen, 40 live shows, 30 thrilling rides and attractions including 2013’s BEST NEW RIDE Outlaw Run! Plus, NEW star-spangled fun that celebrates the red, white and blue, March through December.

4 Locations in Branson Local: 417-334-1612, Toll Free: 877-867-1612 Fax: 417-334-1512 www.bransontracks.com

FREE TOURS! AWARD-WINNING WINES! Treat your senses. Come watch our bottler put the bubbles in our spumante. Hear a few winemaker’s jokes. Swirl, sniff and taste our famous wines and juices. Browse our spacious gift shop. Take home a custom laser-etched gift. All one level.

Family Fun 4 Stories High! Experience high-rise go-kart tracks, including the newest Heavy Metal High-Rise and the 2 wooden tracks: Wild Woody and LumberJack. Enjoy classic go-karts for all ages, laser tag, bumper boats/ cars, NEW batting cages, thrill rides, mini golf, arcades, food and sweet treats.

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Group Rate Minimum: FREE

Hours & Show Times Varies: See Website, March-December

Hours & Show Times 8:30am-Dusk, Open Year Round

3235 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-9500, Toll Free: 800-381-7670 Fax: 417-334-5128 www.titanicbranson.com

3505 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-7411, Toll Free: 800-618-9283 Fax: 417-336-7412 www.silverdollarcity.com

New Gallery in 2014! The Music Men of Titanic will introduce visitors to the 8 heroic musicians aboard Titanic. Titanic’s Murder Mystery is clearing the decks for mayhem, mystery and interactive entertainment that puts guests on an exciting hunt for a mysterious villain known to be lurking on board Titanic.

Dive into 13 Acres of Rides & Slides filled with Over 2 Million Gallons of Pure Fun! NEW JawDropping Ride Premieres in 2014, alongside favorites like the 500,000-gallon wave pool, 7-story freefall and speed slides and more. Plus, Night Water extended ride hours and Dive-In Movies.

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Comp Policy

Group Rate Minimum: 20

Hours & Show Times Varies: See Website, Open Year Round

White Water

Titanic Museum Attraction

Hours & Show Times Open Daily at 9am, January-December

The Track Family Fun Parks

601 State Hwy. 165 Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-1897, Toll Free: 888-926-9463 Fax: 417-334-1942 www.stonehillwinery.com

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Hours & Show Times Varies: Check Website, Open May-September Bus Parking

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LODGING MAP


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(136).............................. D-6

(123)..................................F-7

Bradford House

(32)....................................... C-6

(131).........................F-3

Hunter’s Friend Resort

(23).............. E-7

(67)......................... G-5

Golden Arrow Resort

(47)........................... E-6

(37)........................... E-7

Branson Vacation Inn

Branson Windmill Inn

(121)....................... E-6

Green Valley Resort

Castle Rock Resort

Caprice Motor Inn

(140)............................ E-6

(51)................................ D-5

(13)..... D-7

(129)............................ E-3

Camden Hotel & Conference Center

Calm Waters Resort

(114)................. D-5

Cabins at Green Mountain

(119)...........................F-3

(17).................................... E-7

(58)........................................... D-6 Radisson Hotel

(42)........................................... E-6 Quality Inn

(6)...............F-1 Quality Inn

Port of Kimberling Marina Hotel

Ye Olde English Inn

(127).................. G-5

(110)............. G-5 (124)...........................F-11

Wyndham Mountain Vista

Wyndham Branson Meadows

(99)........................F-6

(82)................................ E-3 Wyndham Branson Falls

Resort & Golf Course

(132)........ C-6 (159)................................. C-6

Whispering Hills White Wing Resort (98)............... G-5

at Emerald Point

Westgate Branson Woods Resort

Pointe Royale Condominium

(154)...............F-7

Peach Tree Inn

Peppertree at Thousand Hills

(147).................................. C-6 (148)................................... E-8

Ozark Valley Inn

(66)....... G-5 (125).................... J-8

(109).............................. G-9

Westgate Branson Lakes

Welk Resort & Timber Ridge Lodge

(1)................................... E-6

(118).....F-1

(64)................................... E-5

Ozark Trout Resort

(70)........................................ B-9 (81).............................. E-3

(156)............................... D-1 (157)..................................... I-5

Ozark Regal Hotel

Victorian Palace

Vickery Resort

(138).................... E-3 (93)..................................F-3 (61)......................................... D-5 Twin Oaks Resort

Twelve Oaks

Tribesman Resort

(22)........ E-7 (92)..................................F-3 Treehouse Condo Resort

Trail’s End Resort

Thousand Hills Golf Club & Resort

(88).....................F-3

(44)...................................... E-6

(20)...................................... E-7

(69).............................. G-5

(158)........................... D-4

The Village at Indian Point

Super 8 Motel

Super 8 Motel

Suites at Fall Creek

Stormy Point Village

(3).....................D-10

(97).............................. B-2

(43)............................... E-6

(86)..................................F-2

Stonewall West Motor Inn

StoneBridge Resort

Stone Castle Hotel

Still Water Resort

Water’s Edge Cabins & R.V. Resorts

(53)........................................ D-5

Happy Valley Lodge

(57)............................... C-6 (62).................................... E-5

Southern Oaks Inn Spinning Wheel

(49)................................. E-6

Seven Gables Inn

SDC Wilderness Log Cabins (73).................. D-4

(27).................................. C-8 (30).................................... C-6

Scenic Hills Inn

(120)...................................... D-7

Savannah House

Rosebud Inn

(137)................................F-3

(9)....... E-8

(128)........................... C-6

(160)............................... D-4 Outback Roadhouse Motel & Suites

Orange Blossom Inn

Old Southern Inn

(33)...................................... D-6

(130).......................................... C-2

Oak Grove Inn

Notch Inn

Marina Inn & Resort

Hampton Inn

(35)............................... D-6

(52)............................. D-6

(112).......................................... C-6

Lodge of the Ozarks Lynina Inn

(46)................................ E-5

Lodge at the Falls

(71)............F-9

Hampton Inn

Hall of Fame Hotel

(15)........................................... E-7

Green Mountain Inn

(108)................. D-7 Gretna Inn

(162)........................... E-6 (115)............................ E-1

Green Gables Inn

(141)................................... E-6

(24)................................ D-7 (19)................................. E-7

Grand Plaza Hotel

(14)......................................... E-7

(45)..................................... E-6

Grand Oaks

Grand Crowne Resorts

(39)......................................... C-6

(31).........F-6

Cabins at Grand Mountain

Brookwood Inn

Brick House

Branson’s Best

Branson Yellow Rose Inn & Suites

(10)..................................... E-8

(87).............................F-2

Gazebo Inn Grand Country

(79)....................................... E-2 (16).......................................... E-7

Foxfire Resort

(143)................. I-12

(29)........................... C-8

(145).................... C-8

Branson Towers Hotel

Foxborough Inn & Suites

(4)................................. E-10

(150)........................... E-11

The Branson Hotel

Four Seasons Inn

Fall Creek Inn & Suites

(151)..................... J-6

(48).......................................... D-6

Fairfield Inn

Executive Timbers Resort

Lillys’ Landing Resort & Marina

(75).............................. E-3

Eagle’s Nest Resort

(101)........................... B-13

(152)..................................G-12

Landmark Inn

(90)..............................F-3

Lake Shore Resort

(8)......................................... E-8

(149)............. E-7

(116).......................... D-5

Knights Inn at Thousand Hills La Quinta Inn

(95).....F-1

(28)..................................... C-8

(161).............................. D-5

(85)............................F-2

Branson Lakeside RV Park

Kings Quarters Knights Inn & Suites

Eagle View Cottages

(5)............................... E-9

(122)......F-5

College of the Ozarks

Kimberling Inn & Conference Center

Dutton Family Inn

(76)....................... E-3

(111)....................................... E-6

Dooley Lodges & Resort

Dockers Inn

(105)..................... J-4

(104).................................. D-3

D’Monaco Luxury Resort

Deer Run Motel

(72)............. E-6

(94)......................................F-2

Days Inn Shepherd of the Hills

Cottage Resort

(146)............. G-9

(91)................................F-2

Keeter Center at

Indian Trails Resort

(54)................ C-4

Cooper Creek Resort & Campground

(117)... G-8

(89)................................F-3

Indian Point Lodge

(55)................................. D-5

Compton Ridge Campground

Comfort Inn West

Comfort Inn at Thousand Hills

(12)........................... E-7

(34)...................................... D-6

Hotel Grand Victorian

Hotel Branson

(113)........................ C-2

(56).................................. C-5

Honeysuckle Inn

(25)........................... C-8

(2)................................. E-10

Homestead Motel

Comfort Inn & Suites

(144)............................... C-6

(41).............................. E-7

Holiday Inn Express

(84)..................................F-3

(21)...................................... E-8

Residence Inn

(11).............................. E-8

Holiday Inn Express Rockwood Resort

(155)..................................... E-7

Red Roof Inn

(133)............................H-12

Hilton Promenade Rock Lane Resort

(7)........................................... E-9

(126)...... A-13

Rainbow Haven Resort & Marina

(134)........................H-12

Ramada Inn

Center Hotel

Hilton Branson Convention

Colonial Mountain Inn

Classic Motor Inn

Bradford on the Lake

Branson KOA & Convention Center

(65)................... G-4

(40)........................................ E-6

Conference Center

Clarion Hotel

Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa &

Cascades Inn

(74)......................... C-4

(107)............................ E-6

Cardinal Hills Cottages Carriage House Inn

Branson Garden Inn

(60)........................................ D-4

(142)................................ D-5

Bradford Inn

(68)................................... J-6

(139).......... C-2

Boxcar Willie Inn

and Conference Center

(59)............ D-6

Big Cedar Lodge

Best Western Branson Inn

Best Western Music Capital Inn

(102)............... E-11

(36)............ D-6

Best Western Landing View

(96)................F-2

Bayside at Still Waters Resort

(100)................... E-10

Best Western Center Pointe Inn

(77)......................... E-2

Baymont Inn and Suites

(26)................................... C-8

Bavarian Village Resort

Barrington Hotel

(38)....................... D-6

(83)............................... E-3

Baldknobbers Motor Inn

Artilla Cove Resort

(80)...................................... E-3

(18)............................................. E-7

Antlers Resort

Angel Inn

(50)............................. C-5

(78)........................................ E-2

Amazinn & Suites

Alpine Lodge

Almost Home Lodge

(103)................F-6

(106).............................. C-2

All American Inn and Suites

(135)................................. D-7

1st Inn Branson

Acorn Acres Villas


Above: Hilton Promenade Right: Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center

{ LODGING The Branson/Lakes Area has over 16,500 lodging units ranging from four-star resorts, where gourmet breakfast is served to guests as they watch the sun rise over Table Rock Lake, to establishments on worldfamous Highway 76 complete with water parks, retail shops, amusement centers, and family-style restaurants. No matter what your group’s budget or lodging preference, the Branson area has something for everyone. Group travel planners can choose from a wide selection of chain motels and hotels, Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo cabin resorts, RV parks, bed and breakfast inns or golf-front condos.

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Amenities visitors can expect to find at area lodging proper-

ties include everything from full-service marinas with houseboat rentals for group events, to deluxe spas, health and fitness centers, business centers, retail shops, lounges, restaurants, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, daycare, horseback riding, tennis, volleyball, golf, laundry facilities, and dump stations for motor coaches at select properties. For a complete list of lodgings and accommodations, please visit ExploreBranson.com.


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Amazinn & Suites

Barrington Hotel & Suites

Angel Inn

3311 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-2300, Fax: 417-336-4165 www.amazing-branson-hotels.com

2350 Green Mountain Dr. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-6500, Fax: 417-334-6506 www.angelinnofbranson.com

263 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-8866, Toll Free: 800-760-8866 Fax: 417-336-2585 www.barringtonhotel.com

Simply Amazing! Large rooms with kings, double and triple queens, Jacuzzis two room suites. With pillow top beds, fridge/microwave, 42” HD/LED TV’s, hair dryers, coffee makers and Free Wi-Fi. Enjoy our hot buffet-style breakfast, outdoor pool, hot tub, and guest computer. Reserved motor coach parking on a flat site.

Sleep like an angel on our Pillow Top beds, all rooms have fridge/microwave, 42” TV’s, Free WiFi, hair dryer, iron & board,in-room coffee. Enjoy our hot buffet style breakfast, elevator, guest computer, indoor pool & hot tub. Reserved motorcoach parking and a dump station. Minutes from theaters & restaurants.

The Barrington Hotel & Suites offers guests the luxury of a quiet location in the Ozark Hills yet still conveniently located close to Branson Landing, Sight & Sound Theatre & Amish Country Store. Barrington Hotel is a tribute to style & beauty. The exquisite entry hall features a stone fireplace & wood floor.

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Comp. Policy: 1 per 15 rooms

Comp. Policy: 1 per 20 rooms

Comp. Policy: 1 per 20 rooms

Group Rate Min: 15

Group Rate Min: 15

Group Rate Min: 10

Total Units: 149, 1 Meeting Room

Total Units: 113

Total Units: 145, 2 Meeting Rooms

Best Western Center Pointe Inn

Best Western Music Capital Inn

Best Western Branson Inn & Conference Center 8514 State Hwy 76 Branson West, MO 65737 Local: 417-338-2141, Toll Free: 800-868-6625 Fax: 417-338-8320 www.bestwesternbransoninn.com Next to Silver Dollar City with free shuttle to the park, deluxe continental breakfast, indoor pool, kiddie pool, Jacuzzi, game room, conference, meeting and banquet rooms. Hotel features interior corridors with an elevator. All rooms have a private balcony! We are located 1/2 mile from Silver Dollar City and 4 miles from all of Branson.

3215 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-1894, Toll Free: 888-837-2537 Fax: 417-334-3437 www.myerhotels.com

3257 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-8378, Toll Free: 888-837-2537 Fax: 417-334-8855 www.myerhotels.com

The best hotel location in the heart of Branson’s entertainment across from Clay Cooper Theater and next to the Titanic Museum with over 25 theaters, attractions and shopping within one mile. Relax in the Indoor or Outdoor Pools and Two Hot Tubs. Free Hot Breakfast & Montana Mike’s Restaurant onsite.

Across from the Shoji Tabuchi Theater, near Pierce Arrow. You’ll love the small hotel charm with numerous hotel amenities like two sink vanities, inside corridors and a spacious lobby. Enjoy a free hot breakfast daily. This top ranked TripAdvisor hotel is a Best Western Chairman’s Award Winner. Indoor Fun Center.

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Comp. Policy: 1 per 25 rooms

Comp. Policy: 1 per 15 rooms

Comp. Policy: 1 per 15 rooms

Group Rate Min: 10

Group Rate Min: 10

Group Rate Min: 10

Total Units: 145, 1 Meeting Room

Total Units: 164, 1 Meeting Room

Total Units: 93, 1 Meeting Room

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Continental Breakfast

Restaurant

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Camden Hotel & Conference Center

Branson Towers Hotel 236 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-4500, Fax: 417-334-6838 www.bransontowershotel.com

275 Tanger Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-2555, Toll Free: 800-335-2555 Fax: 417-339-4051 www.camdenhotelbranson.com

Enjoy friendly staff and beautiful hotel featuring suites/double queen rooms with pillow top beds, fridge/microwaves, 42� TV’s, Free Wi-Fi, hair dryers, & in-room coffee. Interior corridors, elevators, indoor pool & hot tub, hospitality suites and meeting/banquet facilities. Hot buffet breakfast and evening ice cream social with music.

Prime location, Camden Hotel is the perfect choice for your group gathering. Features interior corridors, elevators, indoor pool, free wireless internet, on-site laundry facility, and up to 6000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Lodging includes our hot, deluxe breakfast each morning plus cookies, cobbler and ice cream each evening.

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Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark 3001 Green Mountain Dr. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-6000, Toll Free: 1-888-273-3919 Fax: 417-336-6008 www.castlerockbranson.com We provide guests with an unforgettable all-inone resort destination with friendly service and fun activities for all ages. Featuring 30,000 sq. feet of indoor and 10,000 sq. feet of outdoor waterpark, on-site restaurant, 24-hour arcade and gift shop, and a day spa & salon.

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Comp. Policy: 1 per 15 rooms

Comp. Policy: Call

Comp. Policy: 1 per 20 rooms

Group Rate Min: 10

Group Rate Min: 10

Group Rate Min: 10

Total Units: 199, 3 Meeting Rooms

Total Units: 104, 4 Meeting Rooms

Total Units: 200, 3 Meeting Rooms

Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center

Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Comfort Inn & Suites

415 N. State Hwy 265 Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-1161, Toll Free: 888-333-5253 Fax: 417-243-1045 www.chateauonthelake.com

2820 W. Hwy 76 Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-7666, Toll Free: 800-725-2236 Fax: 417-334-7720 www.clarionhotelbranson.com

5150 Gretna Rd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-4731, Toll Free: 888-837-2537 Fax: 417-335-3697 www.myerhotels.com

With commanding views from the shores of Table Rock Lake, AAA Four Diamond award-winning Chateau on the Lake Resort is minutes away from attractions and live entertainment. The resort features full-service spa, 24-hour fitness center, two pools, marina and several dining options from elegant to casual.

Stay at the Gold Award-Winning hotel where President Bush Sr. stayed! Walk to shows! Special Spring and Fall rates. Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. Conference and meeting facilities to 300. Two restaurants, lounge, handicap rooms, level parking. Great location - 2 miles west on Hwy. 76 next to The Grand Village.

2013 Comfort Hotel of the Year. Discover the mountain lodge theme creating a unique lodging experience unlike any other in Branson. Enjoy views of the Ozarks from the hotel. Near Sight & Sound Theatre, Oak Ridge Boys and others. Free hot breakfast, indoor pool & hot tub, sauna and more.

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Comp. Policy: 1 per 20 rooms

Comp. Policy: 1 per 20 rooms

Comp. Policy: 1 per 15 rooms

Group Rate Min: 10

Group Rate Min: 10

Group Rate Min: 10

Total Units: 301, 19 Meeting Rooms

Total Units: 166, 3 Meeting Rooms

Total Units: 102, 1 Meeting Room

Baggage

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Non-Smoking

Continental Breakfast

Restaurant

Handicapped Access

Indoor Pool

Outdoor Pool

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Comfort Inn at Thousand Hills

Deer Run Motel

Comfort Inn West

203 S. Wildwood Dr. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-4727, Toll Free: 888-837-2537 Fax: 417-335-4748 www.myerhotels.com

3601 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-8694, Toll Free: 888-837-2537 www.myerhotels.com

982 Indian Point Rd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-338-2223, Toll Free: 800-901-3337 Fax: 417-338-1020 www.bransondeerrun.com

2013 Choice Hotels Platinum Award-Winner Overlooking the Thousand Hills Golf Course. Relax in the indoor pool, hot tub or sauna. Near Andy Williams and King’s Castle Theatre. Lonestar Steakhouse and Saloon adjacent. Outstanding service and excellent amenities await your group’s arrival.

2013 Choice Hotels Platinum Award Winner. The closest hotel in Branson to Silver Dollar City, Shepherd of the Hills & theaters like RFD-TV Theatre. Dining within walking distance such as Golden Corral and Cracker Barrel. Features hot tub, indoor pool patio area, level parking for buses. Branson’s best value.

Deer Run Motel is family owned and operated, providing comfortable, clean and affordable accommodations. We are ideally located near the famous theme park: Silver Dollar City, as well as other Branson attractions.

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Comp. Policy: 1 per 15 rooms

Comp. Policy: 1 per 15 rooms

Comp. Policy: 1 per 30 rooms

Group Rate Min: 10

Group Rate Min: 10

Group Rate Min: 15

Total Units: 108, 1 Meeting Room

Total Units: 87, 1 Meeting Room

Total Units: 88, 1 Meeting Room

Grand Country Inn

Grand Oaks Hotel

1945 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-8453, Toll Free: 888-506-6279 Fax: 417-335-8881 www.grandcountry.com

2315 Green Mountain Dr. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-6423, Toll Free: 800-627-4596 Fax: 417-334-6264 www.grandoakshotel.net

Grand Plaza Hotel & Conference Center

The Grand Country Inn is located in the heart of Branson! You’re nestled in the perfect “one-stop” place for great shopping, excellent food, Ozark’s fun and award-winning entertainment from the stage of the Grand Country Music Hall. Guests enjoy convenient rooms, spacious grounds and friendly service.

We have the experience and the dedication serving hundreds of groups and reunions every year. Located just off Hwy 76 behind Ride The Ducks. New renovations in 2012 with indoor corridors, all rooms with Serta Presidential Plush mattresses, refrigerators/microwaves, in-room coffee and free wireless high-speed internet.

Located in the heart of Branson, offering 200 guest rooms/suites. Experience our grand amenities such as our complimentary hot breakfast buffet, free wireless internet, indoor pool, hot tub, fitness room, game room, gift and ticket shop. Restaurant and Lounge on the 9th floor. Meeting/ banquet facilities for memorable reunions!

Comp. Policy: 1 per 20 rooms

Comp. Policy: 1 per group

Comp. Policy: 1 per 20 rooms

Group Rate Min: 20

Group Rate Min: 10

Group Rate Min: 5

Total Units: 319, 1 Meeting Room

Total Units: 201, 3 Meeting Rooms

Total Units: 200, 8 Meeting Rooms

Baggage

Non-Smoking

Continental Breakfast

Restaurant

245 N. Wildwood Dr. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-6646, Toll Free: 800-850-6646 Fax: 417-336-6646 www.bransongrandplaza.com

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Hampton Inn Branson Hills

Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel

Hilton Promenade at the Branson Landing

200 S. Payne Stewart Dr. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-243-7800, Toll Free: 800-HAMPTON Fax: 417-243-7810 www.bransonbransonhills.hamptoninn.com

200 E. Main St., Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-5400, Toll Free: 800-HILTONS Fax: 417-243-3486 www.bransonconventioncenter.hilton.com

3 Branson Landing Blvd., Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-5500, Toll Free: 800-HILTONS Fax: 417-243-3486 www.promenadeatbransonlanding.hilton.com

Hamptonality hospitality! Located directly off of Hwy 65 on Branson Hills, join us for our complimentary breakfast every morning from 6am-10am as well as Free Wi-Fi and Free hotel parking. Relax in heated indoor pool 365 days of the year and stay fit with our expanded fitness center.

Located across the street from Branson Landing and connected to the Branson Convention Center, the hotel is a sleek 12 story glass structure featuring two queen or one king bed accommodations. Additional amenities include an outdoor and indoor pool, fitness facility, Level 2 Steakhouse and Clear Lounge.

Located on Branson Landing, the area’s newest retail attraction, the hotel is the center piece and is surrounded by over 100 shops and restaurants. Guest rooms feature either two queen or king beds. Additional amenities include an indoor pool and fitness center.

Comp. Policy: 1 per 20 rooms

Comp. Policy: 1 per 20 rooms

Comp. Policy: 1 per 20 rooms

Group Rate Min: 12

Group Rate Min: 10

Group Rate Min: 10

Total Units: 89, 40 Meeting Rooms

Total Units: 292, 19 Meeting Rooms

Total Units: 238, 3 Meeting Rooms

Holiday Inn Express

Honeysuckle Inn & Conference Center

2801 Green Mountain Dr. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-2100, Toll Free: 888-837-2537 Fax: 417-336-6319 www.myerhotels.com Discover luxury right in the heart of Branson. The Holiday Inn Express hotel is one of the nicest resort hotels in Branson, on Green Mountain Drive near the Grand Village, Thousand Hills Golf and Branson theaters. Groups love our two sink vanities, free hot breakfast, spacious lobby and much more.

3027 A West Hwy 76 & Francis St. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-5157, Fax: 417-337-7007 www.hotelbranson.us

PRICE and QUALITY matter! Outstanding reputation for cleanliness, quality, service and beauty. Best location in Branson at Hwy. 76 and Shepherd of the Hills Expy. FREE hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, indoor & outdoor pools, hot tub, nearby theaters and restaurants. Group Packages/Ticket Services are our “Specialty!” Christian owned and operated.

Hotel Branson, conveniently located in the heart of the “Branson Strip,” has easy access to theaters, attractions, shopping and dining. Features include pillow top beds, 42” TV’s, Free Wi-Fi, in-room safes, hair dryer, guest computer, elevators and an outdoor pool complex. Free hot buffet breakfast daily. Bus wash area.

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Comp. Policy: 1 per 15 rooms

Comp. Policy: 1 per 20 rooms

Comp. Policy: 1 per 15 rooms

Group Rate Min: 10

Group Rate Min: 10

Group Rate Min: 10

Total Units: 120, 1 Meeting Room

Total Units: 210, 3 Meeting Rooms

Total Units: 225

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Hotel Branson

3598 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-2030,Toll Free: 800-942-3553 Fax: 417-335-3029 www.honeysuckleinn.com

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Kimberling Inn Resort & Conference Center

Hotel Grand Victorian

Indian Point Resorts

2325 W. Hwy 76 Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-2935, Toll Free: 800-324-8751 Fax: 417-336-1932 www.hotelgrandvictorian.com

71 Dogwood Park Trail Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-338-2250, Toll Free: 800-888-1891 Fax: 417-338-3507 www.indianpoint.com

11863 State Hwy 13, P.O. Box 670 Kimberling City, MO 65686 Local: 417-739-4311, Toll Free: 800-833-5551 Fax: 417-739-5174 www.kimberling.com

Gracious hospitality turn of the century charm. Located in the center of Branson, close to shows, shopping and a variety of dining options. 2012 newly renovated, indoor pool & spa, concierge desk, afternoon tea service, wireless high speed internet, game room and a deluxe continental breakfast each morning.

On Table Rock Lake - 2 1/2 miles to Silver Dollar City. 1-4 bedroom multi-bath lodges, deluxe condos, Victorian cottages and log cabins provide privacy and gathering space. Kitchens/BBQ’s offer savings and convenience. 3 heated pools, kiddie pools, hot tubs, game room, playgrounds, docks, boats. Affordable alternative to motels.

The Kimberling Inn... Just minutes from Branson, offers the perfect combination of beautiful scenery and first class accommodations. We offer all the amenities and services necessary for business and leisure travelers. Our front desk is staffed 24 hours a day with friendly personnel to ensure you have a comfortable stay.

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Comp. Policy: 1 per 16 rooms

Comp. Policy: Call

Comp. Policy: Call

Group Rate Min: 10

Group Rate Min: Call

Group Rate Min: 10

Total Units: 151

Total Units: 125

Total Units: 199, 5 Meeting Rooms

The Lodge at the Falls

Pointe Royale Condominium Resort & Golf Course

Radisson Hotel Branson

3245 Falls Parkway Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-3255, Toll Free: 800-463-2557 Fax: 417-336-3709 www.lodgeatthefalls.com

158 A Pointe Royale Dr. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-5614, Toll Free: 800-962-4710 Fax: 417-334-5620 www.pointeroyale.com

120 S. Wildwood Dr. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-5767, Toll Free: 888-566-5290 Fax: 417-339-3602 www.radisson.com/bransonmo

Lodge at the Falls offers impeccable friendly service, amazingly clean rooms, and a steamy hot continental breakfast. Evenings, guests can enjoy delicious, fresh baked cookies and popcorn. Each room offers a coffee pot, microwave, refrigerator and Wi-Fi. Other amenities include an elevator, meeting room, flat parking and an outdoor pool.

AAA Approved, convenient to shows/attractions, spacious 1-4 bedroom condominiums on a beautiful golf course, perfect for groups and reunions. World Class trout fishing on Lake Taneycomo below Table Rock Dam, golf, tennis, indoor/outdoor/kiddie swimming pools, fitness center, playground, picnic area, restaurant/ lounge, meeting rooms, customized packages.

Serving is king at the Radisson Hotel Branson conveniently located in the heart of Branson’s Theater District with a diverse selection of attractions, shopping, restaurants and free-time activities suitable for all ages. This Branson Hotel is a recipient of Radisson’s President’s Award, recognizing the highest level of guest services.

Comp. Policy: 1 per 20 rooms

Comp. Policy: 1 per 20 rooms

Comp. Policy: 1 per 30 rooms

Group Rate Min: 15

Group Rate Min: 10

Group Rate Min: 10

Total Units: 114, 50 Meeting Rooms

Total Units: 140, 2 Meeting Rooms

Total Units: 472, 12 Meeting Rooms

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Scenic Hills Inn

Savannah House

Ramada Branson 1700 W. Hwy 76 Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-1000, Fax: 417-334-1173 www.ramada.com

165 Expressway Lane Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-2555, Toll Free: 800-335-2555 Fax: 417-339-4051 www.savannahhousebranson.com

2422 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-8855, Toll Free: 888-800-5577 Fax: 417-336-1346 www.scenichillsinn.com

32 acres of beautiful wooded property, playground, 2 pools, horseshoe pit, BBQ grills & picnic areas, fitness center, business center, area for car, RV, boat & bike shows. Package deals for shows!

This deluxe, southern charm hotel, offers a spectacular view of the Ozark Mountains. Indoor corridors, elevators, wireless internet, fitness center and large lobby area are ideal for group gatherings. Meeting space is available for 150. Lodging includes a hot, deluxe breakfast plus cookies, hot cobbler and ice cream each evening.

We are 100% non-smoking with interior corridors, elevator, business center, handicap access, complimentary breakfast, discount tickets. In rooms: 32” flat-screen TV w/cable, coffeemaker, refrigerator, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, Wi-Fi. Located between Shoji Tabuchi and B.T. Bones. Approximately 7 miles from Branson Airport, 45 miles from Springfield Airport.

Comp. Policy: 1 per 20 rooms

Comp. Policy: Call

Comp. Policy: 1 per 15 rooms

Group Rate Min: 5

Group Rate Min: 10

Group Rate Min: 15

Total Units: 300, 3 Meeting Rooms

Total Units: 159, 2 Meeting Rooms

Total Units: 66, 1 Meeting Room

Southern Oaks Inn

Still Waters Condominium Resort

3295 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-8108, Toll Free: 800-324-8752 Fax: 417-335-8861 www.southernoaksinn.com

21 Still Water Trail Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-338-2323, Toll Free: 800-777-2320 Fax: 417-338-8630 www.stillwatersresort.com

Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center 3050 Green Mountain Dr. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-4700, Toll Free: 800-677-6906 Fax:417-335-4912, www.bransonstonecastle.com

Southern Oaks Inn is located on Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Large King & 2-Queen rooms, a full hot breakfast, outdoor & indoor entry rooms, coffeemakers, hair dryers, outdoor & indoor pools, non-smoking & smoking rooms, cable TV, Free Wi-Fi, level parking. Restaurants, shopping, theaters within walking distance.

“Better Homes & Gardens” recommended. On Table Rock Lake, 2 miles from Silver Dollar City. Close to shows, great for “Family Reunions” and large groups. Offering 1-4 bedroom condominiums, 3 pools, free bikes, kayaks, paddle boats, a waterslide, marina, boat rentals and more. Visit our website for specials: www.stillwatersresort.com

Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center is the definition of excellent customer service and legendary hospitality. Our hotel includes top tier amenities: full hot breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi and two indoor pools and hot tubs. Our rooms are all non-smoking with luxurious pillow-top beds ensuring your convenience and comfort.

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Comp. Policy: 1 per 20 rooms Group Rate Min: 10-15

Group Rate Min: 15

Group Rate Min: 10

Total Units: 142, 3 Meeting Rooms

Total Units: 175

Total Units: 300, 6 Meeting Rooms

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Comp. Policy: 1 per 20 rooms

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The Dutton Inn

Thousand Hills Golf & Conference Resort

Welk Resort Branson

3454 W. Hwy 76 Country Music Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-332-2772, Toll Free: 800-942-4626 Fax: 417-334-2314 www.duttoninn.com

245 S. Wildwood Dr., Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-243-2245, Toll Free: 800-687-9472 Fax: 417-336-4724 www.thousandhills.com

Your home away from home! The Dutton Inn’s comfortable, clean accommodations are conveniently located right on Highway 76 behind the Dutton Family Theater. Recently remodeled rooms offer luxurious beds, marble bathroom countertops, microwaves and refrigerators. Wonderful package rates available with the amazing shows at the Dutton Family Theater.

Thousand Hills is located within minutes of shopping, restaurants, attractions and two beautiful lakes. Privately owned units range in size from Queen Suite to four bedroom condominium, three banquet rooms with patios and full services catering menu. Amenities: pools, tennis, hot tubs, basketball court, exercise facility, grills and indoor pool.

1984 State Hwy 165, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-3165, Toll Free: 800-808-9355 Fax: 417-336-3165 www.welkbranson.com Newly Renovated Rooms for 2014 Total Renovation of our hotel. Our full service resort includes 159 rooms, 2200-seat theatre, full service restaurant & lounge, fitness and game rooms, activities, Free mini golf and the Splash-A-Torium-Our 10,000 sq. ft. indoor/outdoor water attraction. Welk has it all!

Comp. Policy: 1 per 15 rooms

Comp. Policy: 1 per 15 rooms

Group Rate Min: 10

Group Rate Min: 16 Nights

Group Rate Min: 15

Total Units: 78, 1 Meeting Room

Total Units: 667, 3 Meeting Rooms

Total Units: 159

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Above: The Keeter Center

{ DINING Ozark Mountain hospitality is often at its best at Branson area restaurants. Many provide group rates and special group menus for easy planning and pricing and many offer complimentary meals for bus drivers and tour escorts. Those traveling to Branson with special dietary needs will find that most restaurants will gladly prepare special meals, if notified in advance.

dining experiences. Catering services are available at many area group meeting space locations and some even provide outdoor picnics for events such as family reunions and military reunions.

For groups, many of the 250+ restaurants in the area offer special group seating and motor coach parking space. As varied as the fare is your choice of locations at which to dine. Dozens of restaurants line world-famous Highway 76 and Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. And the new Branson Landing features more than 10 dining facilities many along Lake Taneycomo. There are also dinner theaters, outdoor dining, lakeside dining, excursion boat dining, chuck wagon meals, and themed

The Branson/Lakes Area offers visitors of all tastes and preferences a wide selection of dining options. You’ll find eclectic eateries, chain restaurants, gourmet fine dining, fast food, buffets, lounges and banquet facilities capable of seating up to 2,000 for conferences, weddings, and other special events. From international cuisine to good old-fashioned apple pie, guests can find it all in Branson. For a complete list of restaurant and dining choices, visit ExploreBranson.com.

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Branson’s Best Restaurants

Buckingham’s Prime Rib & Steakhouse

Florentina’s Ristorante Italiano

3460 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-0754, Toll Free: 888-363-9880 Fax: 417-335-6664 www.bransonsbestrestaurant.com

2820 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd., Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-337-7777, Toll Free: 800-725-2236 x777 Fax: 417-337-5335 www.clarionhotelbranson.com

2690 Green Mountain Dr. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-4832 x 147 Toll Free: 800-419-4832 x147, Fax: 417-336-5348 www.florentinasristoranteitaliano.com

5 Great Restaurants! 5 Great Locations! Hungry for Catfish, Fried Chicken, Steaks, BBQ Ribs or Italian? Full menu service or help yourself buffets? Whatever you are looking for we have it for you and your groups. New for Fall of 2014 - Pasghettis - a new Italian dining experience in Branson.

Located inside the Clarion Hotel, on Hwy 76, next to the Grand Village. Group menu available. Private dining room, hospitality room, conference and meeting facilities! Enjoy cocktails overlooking the pool. Have a sit down meal or plan a customized buffet. “Out of the ordinary, but not out of your budget.”

Sweep your groups away to “Old World Italy” right in Branson! Enjoy mouth-watering Italian cuisine prepared fresh daily. A one-of-a-kind dining experience, Florentina’s evokes an atmosphere of casual sophistication you’ll love! Fine dining favorites, signature creations and delightful desserts! Features a full bar.

Group Rate Minimum: 20

Group Rate Minimum: 25

Group Rate Minimum: 20

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet (on request)

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Hours: 7am-close

Hours: 4pm-10pm; Lounge open til 11pm

Hours: 11am-9pm

Seating Capacity: 300; Private Dining available Seating Capacity: 300; Private Dining available Comp. Policy: 2 comps per 60 paid

Seating Capacity: 275

Comp. Policy: 2 comps per 25 paid

Comp. Policy: 2 comps per COACH

Grand Country Buffet

McFarlain’s Family Restaurant

3551 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-6297, Toll Free: 866-4-GC-MEAL Fax: 417-334-1036 www.bransongoldencorral.com

1945 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-8453, Toll Free: 888-506-6279 Fax: 417-335-8881 www.grandcountry.com

3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-4832 x 147 Toll Free: 800-419-4832 x147, Fax: 417-336-5348 www.bransonimax.com

Golden Corral in Branson is the largest Golden Corral in the Country, offering a huge buffet of all you can eat steak, freshly prepared salads and dessert bar that make you happy. We have the only dinner theatre experience unlike any other restaurant in Branson, Barbara Fairchild performs nightly at 6 pm - Enjoy!

Branson’s BEST Buffet offers over 125 items including meats, salads, soups, potatoes, fruits, vegetables, bakery breads, desserts, ice cream sundae bar and more! Your guests will love the friendly staff and savor a delicious meal. Conveniently located at Grand Country, you’re in the heart of great shopping, shows and fun.

Branson’s premiere groups full-service restaurant features authentic Ozarks cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Featuring one-of-a-kind menu items like Branson’s Traffic Jam Pie, fried green tomatoes and McFarlain’s famous honey cornbread. Home of the WORLD FAMOUS Rising Tables!

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill

Group Rate Minimum: 25

Group Rate Minimum: 20

Group Rate Minimum: 20

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hours: Daily

Hours: 7am-8pm

Hours: 8am-8pm

Seating Capacity: 575; Private Dining available

Seating Capacity: 450; Private Dining available

Seating Capacity: 700; Private Dining available

Comp. Policy: 1 comp per 20 paid

Comp. Policy: 2 comps per 20 paid

Comp. Policy: 2 comps per COACH

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Montana Mike’s Steakhouse

Mel’s Hard Luck Diner

1464 Hwy 248 & 3225 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. 2800 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. in the Grand Village Branson, MO 65616 Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-4832 x147 Local: 417-332-0150, Fax: 417-332-0157 Toll Free: 800-419-4832 x147, Fax: 417-336-5348 www.melshardluckdiner.com www.bransonimax.com A trip to Branson is never complete without a visit to this famous diner, home of Branson’s original singing servers. Servers deliver great food while singing everything from rock to pop, show tunes to country and gospel. Two singers have climbed high on American Idol.

Branson’s Best Steakhouse! Treat your groups to naturally aged Angus steaks, hand-cut right in our restaurant and grilled to mouth-watering perfection. A rustic mountain lodge atmosphere and other menu items including pastas, chicken and sandwiches. Features a full bar. Two convenient Branson locations.

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Group Rate Minimum: 20

Shorty Small’s 2600 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-337-9539, Fax: 417-337-9475 www.shortysmalls.com Back in Branson and on the strip - visit Shorty Small’s for Good Food and Big Fun! Famous for our Jumpin’-Off-The-Bone-Tender Ribs, World Famous Fried Catfish, Macho Nachos, Juicy Steaks, Fresh Salads and the Best Burgers in Branson. Discount group menus available for lunch or dinner. Group Rate Minimum: 20

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Hours: 11am-8:30pm

Hours: 11am-9pm

Hours: 11am-11pm

Seating Capacity: 188

Seating Capacity: 300; Private Dining available

Seating Capacity: 350

Comp. Policy: Yes

Comp. Policy: 2 comps per COACH

Comp. Policy: 2 comps per 20 paid

Starlite Diner at the Starlite Theatre

Wheelhouse Catfish, Wings & Steakhouse

3115 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-6335, Toll Free: 866-991-1982 Fax: 417-335-6336 www.starlitetheatre.com

3100 Green Mountain Dr. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-332-0044, Fax: 417-332-1016 www.wheelhousebranson.com

The Starlite Diner located inside the Starlite Theatre, Branson’s Premier Entertainment Destination, featuring Branson’s only Five-Story Glass Atrium encasing a downtown street that includes Starlite Gift Shop. Enjoy our famous Burgers with Home Cut Fries and Branson’s Biggest Banana Split! The Starlite Diner-where Stars come and Dine.

Wheelhouse on Green Mountain Drive has a Spotlight on U.S. farm-raised catfish wings and smoked ribs. We feature hand-cut aged steaks. Unique offerings include Indian Buffet on Thursday nights, All U Care to eat Catfish on Friday nights and Seafood Buffet on Saturday nights. All Groups welcome.

Group Rate Minimum: 15

Group Rate Minimum: 20

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday

Hours: 11am-10pm

Seating Capacity: 300; Private Dining available Seating Capacity: 525; Private Dining available Comp. Policy: 2 comps per 20 paid Comp Meals 38

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RESTAURANTS B.T. Bones 2280 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 (417) 335-2002 btbones.com Group Information: Group friendly, Group menu or order individually from regular menu. Bob Evans 801 W. Main St. Branson, MO 65616 (417) 336-2023 bobevans.com Group Information: Set up to seat groups, take either one check or separate checks, no group rate. Black Oak Grill 601 Branson Landing Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 (417) 239-0063 blackoakgrill.com Group Information: Group friendly, individual and circumstantial rates for groups.

Cantina Laredo 1001 Branson Landing Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 (417) 334-6062 cantinalaredo.com

Danna’s Bar-B-Q 963 State Highway 165 Branson, MO 65616 (417) 337-5527 dannabbq.com

Group Information: Group friendly, individual and circumstantial rates for groups.

Dick Clarks American Grill 1600 West76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 (417) 339-3003 dickclarksabbrasnon.com

Charlie’s Steak Ribs and Ale 3009 E. State Highway 76 Branson, MO 65616 (417) 334-5296 charliessteakribsandale.net

Group Information: Group friendly in the banquet area, with reservations. Can pay with one check and they do a group rate.

Group Information: Group friendly, they have a group menu.

Group Information: Have a private group room that holds 60 people. They have a group menu it includes the tax and tip in the price.

Doc’s Hickory Roadhouse 3270 Yellow Ribbon Rd. Branson, MO 65616 (417) 334-8172 docs-hickoryroadhouse.com

Cracker Barrel 3270 Yellow Ribbon Rd. Branson, MO 65616 (417) 335-3003 crackerbarrel.com

Famous Dave’s 1201 Branson Landing Blvd. Branson MO 65616 (417) 334-4858 famousdaves.com/branson

Group Information: Set up to seat groups, take either one check or separate checks, No group rate

Group Information: Group friendly, pay with 1 check, or separate. Keeter Center 1 Opportunity Ave. Point Lookout, MO 65726 (417) 239-1900 keetercenter.edu

Landry’s Seafood House 2900 West 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 (417) 339-1010 landrysseafood.com Group Information: Group friendly, group menu. 3 course meal for $21.95 per person. Includes tax and tip. Lonestar Steak House 201 South Wildwood Drive Branson, MO 65616 (417) 336-5030 lonestarsteakhouse.com Rowdy Beaver 1810 Missouri 76 Branson, MO 65616 (417) 334-7409 rowdybeaver.com Stage Door Canteen 1984 Missouri 165 Branson, MO 65616 (417) 336-3575 welkresort.com/branson

Photo: The Great American Steak & Chicken House

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Below Left: Tanger Outlets Below Right: Branson Craft Mall

{ SHOPPING Branson is a shopper’s paradise whether you are looking for that oneof-a-kind heirloom gift handcrafted by local artists or the bargain of the century found at our discount shopping malls. Your groups have so many choices when you schedule shopping time on your itinerary. Many shopping centers offer special group services such as Meet & Greet, Complimentary Coupon Books and Merchandise Rewards at participating stores. On-site services include shopping center brochures, multiple clean restrooms, food services, snack and beverage vending, stroller and wheelchair rental. Enjoy a working craft village at The Branson Mill and the Branson Craft Mall. Your group will enjoy unique shopping in Historic Downtown Branson, at the Branson IMAX, Grand Country Square, The Grand Village, Whitney’s House of Crafts and so much more.

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Discover Branson’s newest shopping adventure. Experience uncharted waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment adventures at Branson Landing, located on beautiful Lake Taneycomo in downtown Branson. At The Branson Landing, you will have a whole new world to explore, with anchor stores Belk Department Store, Bass Pro Shops and over 100 specialty retail stores. Enjoy shopping year-round and those after-Christmas sales are a great time to stock up and save even more. Opportunities to pick up the perfect souvenir for yourself or that special someone abound. For a complete list of shopping locations, please visit ExploreBranson.com


IMAX Indoor Shopping Mall

Tanger Outlets Branson

3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-4832 x147 Toll Free: 800-419-4832 x147 Fax: 417-336-5348 www.bransonimax.com

2800 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-4300, Fax: 417-334-4905 www.grandvillageshoppes.com

300 Tanger Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-337-9328, Toll Free: 807-407-2762 Fax: 417-337-9331 www.tangeroutlets.com/branson

BIG SHOPPING at more than 15 specialty shops! We’ve got everything from quilts to leather goods, to grandfather clocks and collectibles. Stop by Legacy & Legend Gifts for souvenirs & IMAX memorabilia, swing by the Shadow Box for great gift items and don’t miss Fabulous Finds for fashion jewelry!

The Grand Village takes visitors to a world of shopping. 26 specialty shops provide a mix of boutiques, crafts, entertainment and restaurants you won’t find anywhere in Branson. Explore the talents of Branson’s craftsmen, stop for great meals and indulge yourself and loved ones with jewels, fashion and unique gifts.

With over 70 brand name designer outlets, it’s easy to make Tanger part of your itinerary! Bus groups of 15 or more, who make a 24 hr. advanced reservation, receive complimentary Coupon Books and a Gift Card Bonus for escort & driver. Visit TangerOutlets.com/bus-groups for details.

Hours: 8am-8pm, Open Year Round

Hours: 10am-6pm, Open Year Round

Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 10am-7pm, Holiday Hours Apply, Open Year Round

Kringles Christmas Shop

The Grand Village Shops

Shoppes at Branson Meadows 4562 Gretna Road Branson, MO 65616 (417) 339-2580 factorystores.com

Dick’s Old Time 5 & 10 103 West Main Street Branson, MO 65616 (417) 334-2410 dicksoldtime5and10.com

Grand Country Square 1945 West 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 (417) 334-3919 grandcountry.com

The Branson Landing 100 Branson Landing Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 (417) 239-3002 bransonlanding.com

Dickens Gift Shoppe 3630 West Highway 76 Branson MO 65616 (417) 334-2992 (800) 743-9790 dickensgifts.com

Hollywood Studio Store & More 109 South Commercial Street Branson, MO 65616 (417) 243-7660

2800 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd. in the Grand Village Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-337-5426, Fax: 417-337-9558 www.kringles.com The Shoppes at Branson

Kringles sparkles with magic all year. Walk through the main door into Christmas and it’ll melt the heart of the Scrooge of the family. From the Fontanini Italian nativities, Clothtique Santas and Jim Shore’s collectables there’s much to see. Call about a private, after hours shopping party for your group.

Hours: Varies. Summer/Winter Open til 8pm. Open Year Round

HillS/Branson Hills Plaza Branson Hills Parkway at US 65 Branson, MO 65616 (630) 368-2227 (800) 426-4713 inlandgroup.com Amish Country Store 3100 Gretna Road Branson, MO 65616 (417) 335-3200 amishcountrystoreonline.com Coffelt Country Crossroads, Inc. 673 Highway 165 Branson, MO 65616 (417) 334-7611

Dressin Gaudy 3265 Falls Parkway Suite E and F Branson, MO. 65616 (417) 336-3465 Everyday Elegance 123 West Main Street Branson, MO 65616 (417) 335-4438 Giftware Outlet 3614 W. Highway 76 Branson, MO 65616 (417) 334-5025 Giftworld 211 South 3rd Street Branson, MO. 65616 (417) 336-3321

Mulberry Mill 2800 West 76 Country Blvd. Suite 207-208 Branson, MO 65616 (417) 336-4300 (888) 441 4451 mulberrymill.com P Graham Dunn Gallery 3500 North Gretna Road Branson, MO 65616 (417) 334-9801 (800) 361 9689 pgrahamdunn.com Whitney’s World of Crafts 3506 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO. 65616 (417) 332-0152

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Above: Showboat Branson Belle Right: Clay Cooper’s Country Express

Travel Packagers/ Event Planners Remember, one call does it all! As you may well know, Branson has more shows, attractions, dining and sightseeing opportunities than many other vacation destinations. If you want to have all the fun and let someone else do all of the work planning your next Branson tour, consider using the services of a Branson Travel Packager/Event Planner. These skilled group travel professionals can customize a group tour package based upon your specific requirements that will meet and even exceed your highest expectations. Most provide the conveniences of working with one contract and paying one bill while offering 24-hour tour

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monitoring with emergency call services and can even help if a group member is in need of medical or dental services while on vacation. More importantly they can offer you peace of mind knowing you have a friend working for you in Branson who can also save you both time and money. For a complete list of travel packagers/event planners, please visit ExploreBranson.com.


All About Branson Tours

American Pride Tours

Branson Country Tours

2819 Katella Lane Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-331-1953 Toll Free: 855-78-PRIDE Fax: 417-336-8853 www.americanpridetours.com

1698 Spokane Rd. Spokane, MO 65754 Local: 417-336-2220 Toll Free: 800-841-2376 Fax: 417-336-2224 www.bransoncountrytours.com

Experience an entertaining area tour and hear how it all began in your transportation or mine. Other services include costumed guides, speaking at special events, meet & greet services, and convention welcome tables or registration help. No group too big or small. Let us put the fun in your event.

We take great pride in designing itineraries to satisfy the individual needs and requests for each group or military reunion. Offering a 5-star tour at an affordable investment. Booking your hotel(s), ground transportation, shows, meals, travel insurance and much more. Complimentary quotes for groups and individual travelers welcomed.

Call us for Branson arrangements for your motor coach groups, church groups, student groups and individual travelers. Excellent, reliable service with prices you will like. Packages available and customized arrangements are always welcome. Fast, Free quotes. Travel agents appreciated. We are BBB Accredited with an A+Rating. Established in 1992.

Hours: Open Year Round

Hours: 8am-6pm, Open Year Round

Hours: 9am-5pm, Open Year Round

Branson Grayline

Branson On Stage Live!

Branson Professional Tour Guide Association

1440 State Hwy 248, Ste. Q116 Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-598-0165 www.allaboutbransontours.com

155 Industrial Park Dr. Hollister, MO 65672 Local: 417-335-4466, Toll Free: 800-335-4466 Fax:417-335-4670 www.bransongrayline.com

P.O. Box 6609 Branson, MO 65615 Local: 417-334-5599, Toll Free: 877-293-1612 Fax: 417-334-2570 www.bransononstagelive.com

Motorcoach/Shuttle Service: Deluxe motorcoach service local and nationwide. Shuttle service serving Branson & Springfield Airports. 24 Hour Taxi Service: Digitally dispatched taxi service for Branson and surrounding area. Local Sightseeing Tours: Historic sightseeing tours of the Branson and Eureka Springs Area.

Branson’s premier student group management company with a passion for performance and music education. For over 16 years, the creators of this exciting music program have turned the stages of Branson into the classroom. Call today for more information on how your students can experience the performance showcase of a lifetime!

Let our certified local tour guides take your tours to a higher level. We offer 3 hour area history tours. Also, fully escorted multi-day tours or meet and greet services.

Hours: Open Year Round, 24/7 Dispatch

Hours: 8am-5pm Mon-Fri, Open Year Round

Hours: Year Round

P.O. Box 1792 Branson, MO 65615 Local: 417-848-3283

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Branson Ticket & Travel 2743 State Hwy 248 Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-2707, Toll Free: 800-432-4202 Fax: 417-335-8816 www.bransonticket.com

Branson Tourism Center Groups Department 220 Branson Hills Pkwy., Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-8325, Toll Free: 800-268-4014 Fax: 417-334-7938 www.bransongroups.com

Branson Travel Agency 220 Branson Hills Pkwy., Ste. H Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-332-1990, Toll Free: 800-785-2176 Fax: 417-334-4588 www.bransontravelagency.com

There’s only ONE place you need to go: Branson, Missouri. There’s only ONE name you need to know: Branson Ticket & Travel. Customized Itineraries, Trip Protection Available, References Furnished. Specializing in Military & Family Reunions, Student Performances and Senior Groups. A+ Accredited by Better Business Bureau. Our Customer Service is the Best!

• We will assist you with every detail of your itinerary • Provide 24-hour customer service • Offer online booking assistance through: MyBransonEventPlanner.com • That extra special care with all groups, special requests and budgets • Coordinate special occasions and Meet & Greets with the stars.

We provide: • Assistance with flights • Assistance with car or van rentals • Travel Agent & Affiliate programs • Smooth & seamless vacation planning • NO service fees Book Branson with one phone call!

Hours: 8am-6pm, Open Year Round

Hours: 8am-6pm, Open Year Round

Hours: 8am-5:30pm, Open Year Round

Gatherings Plus

Noble Tours, Inc.

FlyBranson Travel 4000 Branson Airport Rd. Hollister, MO 65672 Local: 417-334-8857 Toll Free: 1-888-FLY-BKG1 Fax: 417-334-2190 www.flybransontravel.com

P.O. Box 1023 Branson West, MO 65737 Local: 417-338-4048 Fax: 417-338-5171 www.reunionpro.com

P.O. Box 6308 Branson, MO 65615 Local: 417-335-5393 Toll Free: 800-335-5396 Fax: 417-337-7457

Your one stop shop for everything Branson! We offer EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS for your groups or individuals to your favorite Branson shows, attractions, lodging, golf, and dining. Located in the Branson Airport, our experienced agents will assist with Airfare, Motor Coach Transportation, Car Rental, Local Sightseeing Tours, and so much more.

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Serving the Branson area since 1991 as a receptive tour operation specializing in groups traveling to Branson. We custom design your package and make all the arrangements to fit your group’s needs. We live in Branson, are home-owned and operate year round. Better Business Bureau Member.

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Hours: On call 24 hrs. for In-Town groups, Open Year Round


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Photo: Inspiration Tower at Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead

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Ozarks’ Kirkwood Tour & Travel P.O. Box 1166 Branson, MO 65615 Local: 417-335-4668, Toll Free: 800-848-5432 Fax: 417-335-2343 www.ozarkskirkwood.com Branson’s oldest receptive, our staff stays COMMITTED to EXCELLENCE and GUEST SATISFACTION with every customized itinerary. Whether it’s a group, corporate retreat, military reunion, family vacation/reunion, Ozarks’ Kirkwood is your key to Branson. It’s honesty, loyalty and price that set us apart. Call today for a “no obligation” proposal. Veteran Owned!

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Sweet Magnolia Tours 3044 Shepherd of the Hills Expy., Ste. 310 Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-337-9500 Toll Free: 888-588-5295 Fax: 417-337-9800 www.sweetmagnoliatours.com We show you southern hospitality when coming to Branson and the Ozarks. We’ve provided 20+years of quality, customized group packages the way YOU want. We plan all aspects of your group beginning to end. We can include unique events to make your trip stand out. Meet and Greet and 24/7.

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Above: The Tracks Family Fun Park Right: Ayo starring Voices of Glory

{ Reunions This special “Reunion Section” is specifically designed to provide you with information to ensure a successful, well planned, and highly attended reunion. No matter the affinity of the reunion you may plan-Military, Family, or Class Reunion, a Branson itinerary is sure to please! The Branson/Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau provides a valuable complimentary service which allows you to obtain proposals based on your lodging specifications, ticketing to our fabulous shows and attractions, restaurants and caterers, essential transportation needs, expert and dependable event planning services, and more for your reunion through our Request For Proposal (RFP) service on page 47. Simply fill out these pertinent questions on the RFP found in this Reunion Planner, submit it to the CVB Leisure Group Manager, and all that initial legwork will be on its way to completion as you sit back and wait for the proposals to come to you!

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RFP service is also online www.ExploreBranson.com/groups/reunions ; scroll to the bottom part of the page and click on “Submit an RFP” Call 1-800-214-3661 to speak with a helpful staff member The Branson/Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau can provide your reunion with a wealth of resources that can result in a truly unforgettable experience. We are here to help you create a delightful reunion while you collect the compliments from all your reunion attendees as they thank you for choosing Branson!


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Above: ‘it’ at the Hughes Brothers Theatre Right: Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

TEN HELPFUL REUNION TIPS The Branson/Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is your ticket to planning a successful reunion in Branson. These 10 tips have been developed to help you in your planning process. Planning your reunion well in advance will give you enough time to take care of all the details involved. An activities-timeline can be a helpful tool, ensuring all your plans are in place. the Purpose. Talk to those within the reunion group 01 toDetermine determine exactly what you would like to accomplish through the reunion. If the reunion is to bring together people who have not seen each other for 25 years, the activities you plan may be quite different than those for a family whose members see each other yearly. the Date or Range of Dates, and Determine 02 Set Attendance. If you have a relatively small number of people involved, this can be done over the phone. If you have a large group to coordinate, it might be a good idea to send out a survey to get input on these considerations: • Time of year • Type of accommodations • Kinds of activities • Budget • Dietary considerations • Other elements important to your group. Dates for the reunion should be confirmed at least a year in advance to allow members time to plan for vacation and save money for the trip. If people are traveling a considerable distance to attend, it’s a good idea to take several days for the reunion or at least a long weekend. And remember, no date is going to be perfect for everyone.

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Budget. Decide what expenses will be paid directly 03 Determine by your attending reunion members (for example, travel, hotel, or perhaps a couple of meals) and what costs will be incurred by the group (catering or meals, facilities rental, postage). These costs should be divided among the participants or covered by a fund-raising effort. Some reunions charge a “registration fee” to cover incidentals. Make sure that you specify exactly what is and what isn’t included in the fee when you send out the invitations. You will want to set a due date in advance (a couple of months at least), for a percentage of the fee to be sent to you. This will also help solidify the guest list. Keep good records, and do your best to stay within the set budget. You can also make fundraising part of the fun. An auction for which everyone contributes an item, a raffle or bake sale can help with raising extra money during the reunion, and be entertaining, too. the Branson/Lakes Area CVB. The sales staff offers 04 Call a wealth of services for you to make your planning easy. One of the most valuable complimentary services is the opportunity for you to gain bids for lodging, dining, ticketing and planning services and more for your reunion. The CVB will use an RFP (Request For Proposal) service that goes to all properties that can handle your particular type of reunion. All you need to do is provide the information, then sit back and wait for the bids to come to you. Many other services and helpful hints are available at www.explorebranson.com (RFP form is located on page 47 and on ExploreBranson.com). Lodging after Receiving RFP Responses. This is 05 Select best accomplished once you have a potential date and an approxi-


mate number of people, as well as an idea of how much you are willing to spend for accommodations. Branson has many great lodging and camping facilities available from value-priced motels to lakefront resorts and luxury hotels. Many of the properties are open year-round (you may be able to save money by traveling off season). Depending on the size of your group, you may qualify for a group discount, so be sure to ask the reservationist when you call. If you qualify for a group discount, you will need to decide whether you want to spread the savings to the entire group or designate any among your group as receiving a complimentary trip. It’s important when choosing your accommodations to consider whether or not your reunion would like a hospitality room, banquet room, catered meals on-site, and/or a restaurant on-site or within walking distance. When making reservations, request a confirmation letter from the lodging property that spells out all the details to avoid surprises. The letter should include dates, number of people, price per person, cancellation terms, and any other pertinent details. Review it thoroughly before signing and discuss any questions right away. Feel free to contact the Branson/Lakes Area CVB if you have any questions. Committees. If your reunion is large, you may want to 06 Select create committees that will handle particular tasks. Not only does this help spread the responsibilities, it also allows people to feel part of the effort. You may select committees to arrange the following: • Accommodations • Meals • Activities • Main event • Publicity within the group and invitations • Specialty items such as group t-shirts, memory books or other items. Plan Itinerary. Remember to plan activities that groups can do 07 together, but also allow some “free time” for visiting and enjoying Branson’s surroundings. Branson has many venues for group activities, many of which can be combined into an activity such as lake cruises, dinner shows and theatres that are open for group functions. Consult the listings and you’re sure to find something for everyone. Consider games for large groups like softball and volleyball, a kids table (with toys and crafts), a group dinner with presentations, contests or talent shows. You may want to plan an opening ceremony or do a casual meet and greet; it’s up to you. You’re sure to find the ideal location in the Branson/Lakes Area. Meals. Meal planning can be tricky and gets more dif08 Plan ficult as the age range of your group members expands. For your banquet, welcome reception, farewell brunch or any group meal function, make sure to find out in advance about any special dietary requirements for anyone in your group. Branson offers a wide range of dining choices from fast food to fine dining. The area’s many buffets can be a great way to accommodate a variety of tastes. You will need to determine how many meals you might like to eat together, how many meals are “on your own” and how many meals can be included in the “registration fee.” Decide if the meals will be banquet, buffet or reception style; a mixture of

these options is usually a good bet. Making reservations at a restaurant for a large group, it’s good to get a letter of confirmation that spells out the details, and don’t forget to budget for gratuities. Attendees. Once you have decided on an itinerary, it’s 09 Notify time to send out invitations. Do this well in advance (six months to a year) and also send a reminder a few weeks before the occasion. Include dates, accommodations, a preliminary itinerary, contact person with phone number, all costs, payment procedure, directions, and what clothing and equipment are appropriate. This internet link will take you to our website page with information about our year round climate: http:// www.explorebranson.com/about/weather. Assistance. Retain the committees throughout the 10 Enlist event so that you don’t have to take care of all the details. Clearly delegate tasks before the event: set-up, cooking, clean-up, picture taking, and other tasks. Depending on the complexity of your reunion, you may want to meet with the committees each morning to make sure all arrangements have been completed. Reunions can be even more memorable with group name tags, group photos (see page 15 for group photo options), a scrapbook for pictures and special memories, a special t-shirt or sweatshirt, a directory of attendees, or a display of group memorabilia and an event-specific autograph book for all the attendees that could include a few Branson entertainers! The Branson/Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau can assist you in finding the appropriate area vendor for your needs. As the event approaches, remember to always be prepared. Have a contingency plan for inclement weather; provide extra sunscreen, simple first aid materials, snacks, and other needs. Most importantly, reunions are for everyone to enjoy and the Branson/Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau can help you do just that.

Reunion Planning Checklist: o Survey Guests

1-1.5 years in advance

o Pick a Date

1 year in advance

o Create a Budget

1 year in advance

o Make Reservations

1 year in advance

o Set Itinerary

1 year in advance

o Send Invitations

1 year in advance

o Assign Tasks

6 months in advance

o Deposits Due

3 months in advance

o Send Itinerary

3 weeks in advance

o Send Thank Yous

1 week after

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Above: Armed Forces Day Parade Right: Vietnam Veterans Traveling Wall Memorial

{ Military Reunions Branson Honors Veterans Every Day! Nestled in the beauty of the Ozark Mountains, surrounded by pristine lakes, Branson, Missouri is the ideal destination for your Military Reunion. Reunions of almost any size can find suitable accommodations, as Branson offers various meeting facilities for up to as many as 4,000 attendees. “Welcome Home!” and “Thank you for your service!” resound as greetings throughout the community. Branson veteran organizations hold special events to honor the commitment and service of our country’s veterans and active duty personnel throughout the year. One of the largest of these events, recognized on FOX News annually for several years, is Branson Veterans Homecoming, occurring every November 5-11. To learn more about all these events, call 1-800-214-3661 to receive “The Branson Bugle.” You may also visit www.ExploreBranson.com/calendar to view events throughout the year. Are YOU the one counted on to plan your military reunion? Or do you know just-the-right volunteer to head it up? Those who plan should know that the Branson/Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau will

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host our 10th Annual Military Reunion Planners Conference in Branson, August 11-14, 2014. This provides serious reconnaissance with personal site visits of potential lodging properties, restaurants, and outstanding reunion activities. Through special marketplace appointments, meet the business professionals who are devoted to nothing less than your success! Whether able to attend the Planner’s Conference or not, the Branson CVB is always “at the ready” to help Planners get squared away for their own “Operation: Branson Military Reunion.” We are eager to help you with the Request For Proposal process (found on page 47) in order to create an event that is both exciting and relaxing for all attendees. The Branson CVB services will assist you to be “at-ease,” enjoying “R&R” in the atmosphere of our patriotic heritage as we salute your service!


Branson Honors Veterans Every Day!

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Above: Family Reunion at Sight & Sound Theatre Right: Family Reunion at Branson Zipline

{ Family Reunions Branson is eager to welcome your family, gathering from coast to coast into the affordable middle-of-the-country! Offering such a wide variety of events, there is something for everyone, from the keen-agers to the teenagers, and everywhere in between! The outdoor enthusiasts will love the lakes for water sports, the trails for hiking, and even the multiple ziplining experiences. The curious can enjoy educational experiences, craft a culinary experiment, imagine with IMAX, or perhaps even attend a “behind-the-scenes” tour at a theatre. Our variety of championship golf courses offer the golfers a chance to take on a new set of links every day, while the glamour group can shop ‘til they drop at outlet malls, flea markets, glitzy boutiques, and quaint historic downtown shops! Everyone from thrillseekers to toddlers will find age-appropriate fun at Silver Dollar City where the most recent addition is Outlaw Run, the new wood double-barrel rollercoaster!

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Creating family fun is the specialty of the many families in Branson’s show business venues. Family values are honored and celebrated in the live entertainment shows, and it is easy to see why Branson has earned the distinction of the #1 Family Destination in the Midwest. Autograph hounds are warmly welcomed by many of the shows’ stars as they pose for post-performance photos. Your family will feel like a part of our family! Let the professionals at the Branson/Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau assist you with the Request For Proposal selection process (found on page 47) for your lodging, shows, attractions, dining and recreational activities in order to create an event that is both exciting and relaxing for all attendees.


Photo: Table Rock Lake family fun by Bob Linder

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Above: Wedding at Big Cedar Lodge Right: Wedding at Titanic

WEDDINGS & ANNIVERSARIES Now that you have found your “perfect match”, bring the celebration to Branson, the “perfect match” for weddings and receptions! So many venues to choose from: the Grand Staircase on the Titanic, Wilderness Chapel at Silver Dollar City, an outdoor view or rustic resort lodge at Big Cedar, to the elegance of the Chateau on the Lake or the romance of a glass chapel nestled in the Ozark Mountains. Let your creativity shine through with a Victorian Bed & Breakfast garden setting, a Table Rock Lake cruise with vows aboard the Showboat Branson Belle, or even a themed Legends in Concert wedding with a tribute artist to walk you down the aisle or singing your favorite wedding song to you and your spouse. Adventure seekers can elevate your bachelor/bachelorette parties to new heights with the Branson Zipline and Canopy Tour. Various wineries will help you toast the occasion, while caterers offer everything from barbecue to fine cuisine.

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Florists, photographers, limos, and bakeries are available for the big day! Everything you need to plan a memorable day can be found all within your reach (and your budget) in Branson. Branson/Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau can assist you with finding room blocks for your wedding party and guests. When you need to hear from our wedding business community for wedding services, or you need lodging of ten rooms or more, just go to www.ExploreBranson.com/weddings/wedding-services to submit a Request For Proposal (RFP) form. For more information, contact Julie Peters, Leisure Group Sales Manager at 800-214-3661, EXT 317.


Photo: Branson Lakeside RV Park

{ RV PARKS & CAMPGROUNDS Pack up and plan a getaway any season of the year in one of Branson’s family-oriented RV Parks and Campgrounds. Enjoy the convenience of Wi-Fi and Internet access at most facilities to help you keep up with emails to family and friends and most are very pet-friendly. Several boast a Good Sam award-winner and are often featured in Trailer Life magazine Branson is the place to spend quality time together with the comforts of a full-service 20/30/50-amp RV site or unplug and reconnect with your family out in the backwoods near one of our beautiful lakes. The Branson/Lakes Area has three pristine lakes with hundreds of miles of natural shoreline and more than 100,000 acres of city, state, federal and privately-owned forest, conservation, wildlife, and wilderAcorn Acres RV Park & Villas 159 Acorn Acres Lane Branson West MO 65737 (417) 332-0006 bestbransonrvpark.com America’s Best Campground 499 Buena Vista Road Branson MO 65616 (417) 336-4399 abc-branson.com Branson koa campground & Convention center 397 Animal Safari Rd. Branson, MO 65616 (417) 334-4414 bransonkoa.com Branson Lakeside RV Park 300 S. Boxcar Willie Dr. Branson, MO 65616 (417) 334-2915 BransonLakesideRVPark.com

Compton Ridge Campground & Lodge 5040 State Hwy. 265 Branson MO 65616 (417) 338-2911 comptonridge.com Cooper Creek Resort/Campground 471 Cooper Creek Road Branson MO 65616 (417) 334-4871 branson.com/coopercreek Deer Run Campground and Grocery 1056 Indian Point Road Branson MO 65616 (417) 338-3339 campbransonmo.com

ness and park areas available to visitors. Most of the area’s RV parks and campground sites are located on or just minutes away from Lake Taneycomo and Table Rock Lake and are close to nearby Branson shows, restaurants and attractions. For a complete list of RV Parks and Campgrounds, visit ExploreBranson. com or call the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB at (800) 214-3661. You may also request our free outdoor activity guide containing a wealth of information on water sports, fishing, golfing, mountain biking, hiking & backpacking, camping, resorts, scenic drives, public and private parks and wilderness areas, sporting events, shooting facilities and maps.

Jellystone Forsyth/Branson 11020 State Hwy 76 Forsyth MO 65653 (417) 546-3000 jellystonebranson.com Oak Grove Campground 780 Hwy 165 Branson MO 65616 (417) 334-4781 oakgrovervpark.com Pea Patch RV Park 3330 W. Harvey Lane Branson MO 65616 (816) 617-9946 peapatchrvpark.com

Silver Dollar City’s Wilderness 5125 State Hwy 265 Branson MO 65616 (417) 338-8189 wilderness.silverdollarcity.com Trail’s End Resort & RV Park 71 Dogwood Park Trail Branson MO 65616 (417) 338-2633 indianpoint.com Treasure Lake Camping Club 1 Treasure Lake Drive Branson MO 65616 (417) 334-1040 tlresort.com

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CITY PARK LOCATIONS & FACILITIES Skate Park

Acreage

Pavilions

Alexander Park 901 Hawthorn 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65616

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Branson Lakeside RV Park 300 S. Box Car Willie Dr. 417-334-2915 Branson, MO 65616

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Branson North Park Woodridge & Westwood 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65616

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Branson RecPlex 1500 Branson Hills Parkway 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65616

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Cantwell Park Sunshine & Mockingbird 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65616

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Caudill Park 792 Caudill Way 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65616

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Eiserman Park 201 Long St. 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65616

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Epps Park 201 Long St. 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65616

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Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area 412 Owen Lane 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65616

Soccer Fields

Basketball Courts

Tennis Courts

Soft/ Baseball Fields

Play Structure

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North Beach 50 N. Boardwalk 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65616

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Old School Park 1515 W. Hwy. 76 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65616

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Parnell Park 257 Mayden Lane 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65616

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Stockstill Park 625 Stockstill Lane 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65616

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Sunset Park 869 Sunset Rd. 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65616

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John Nygard Memorial Park 201 Long St. 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65616

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Murphy Park 499 Neihardt Ave. 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65616

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