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Lee Greenwood & Louise Mandrell

Titanic

The Haygoods

Silver Dollar City

Three Redneck Tenors

Circle B Supper Show

Cirque Montage

Butterfly Palace

Andy Williams and Ann-Margret

2011 Group Tour & Reunion Planner ExploreBranson.com

T h e O f f i c i a l We b s i t e

Hooray For Hollywood

Branson Landing

Experience the “Branson Wave”

of

Branson, Missouri

Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers


Dear Group Tour Planner, Plan Your Special Group Trip to Branson, Missouri, The “Live Music Show Capital of America!” In 2011 Branson offers more than ever before with exciting shows, attractions, sightseeing and other fun activities for your groups to see and do together! The 2011 Group Tour & Reunion Planner is designed to provide a wide range of comprehensive information for Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Group Leaders and Reunion Planners with a full overview of the many offerings in the Branson/Lakes Area. This planner can assist you in every way whether you’re a seasoned group travel planner, just planning your very first group trip or something in between. You will find that Branson’s area businesses representing shows, attractions, lodgings, shopping, travel packagers, sightseeing, dining and more are eager to provide you and your special group with unsurpassed hospitality, world-class entertainment, exceptional value and memories that will last a lifetime! For over 20 years Branson has been recognized as the leading group travel destination in America. Our community has received numerous accolades over the years including being named “The Motorcoach Destination of the Decade” by the National Motorcoach Network in Byways magazine, and American Bus Association and National Tour Association members consistently rank Branson as the top group travel destination in the country. In 2011, The American Bus Association Top 100 events in North America included Branson’s Ozarks Mountain Christmas and Branson Veteran’s Week. Branson has something for every age group including student and youth groups and today Branson is recognized as the “fastest-growing student performance destination in America” as hundreds of student tour operators, music directors and choir directors plan tours in the springtime to enjoy pre-show performances and backstage tours at many of the area theaters and attractions. In 2008, Branson was named “Top Pick” for Family Reunions by Midwest Living Magazine. These positive reviews are bestowed on us because the entire Tri-lakes region works together year-round to make Branson the perfect destination for all group types. Whether traveling by car, motorcoach or plane, getting to Branson has never been easier because of new access roads and an inter-modal facility at the new Springfield-Branson Airport and the new Branson Airport, located just 10 miles from downtown. The convenience of our location, the area’s exceptional value, safe streets and family-friendly environment have made the Branson/Lakes Area the vacation choice for generations of group visitors. Whether your group is choosing to experience the live entertainment, the history, the educational opportunities, the culture of the Ozarks, the outdoors and lakes, the world-class shopping, the breathtaking holiday lights of Ozark Mountain Christmas, Veteran’s Week or a sampling of all the area has to offer, the Branson/Lakes Area Convention Visitors & Bureau is here to provide you with all of the resources you need to organize your special group trip. We look forward to seeing you in Branson soon!

Lenni Neimeyer, CTIS, CSTP Director of Leisure Group Sales

Debbie Chesnokov Leisure Group Sales Manager

LNeimeyer@BransonCVB.com

DChesnokov@BransonCVB.com

Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB

Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB

For more information call 800-214-3661 or visit ExploreBranson.com The Branson/Lakes Area 2011 Group Tour Planner is published by the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau. Copyright 2011 by the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication strictly prohibited. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy in the information provided. The Chamber assumes no responsibility or liability for errors, changes or omissions.


Kirby VanBurch

Baldknobbers Jamboree Show

Jim Stafford

Yakov Smirnoff

2011 Group Tour & Reunion Planner Welcome to Branson 2

Group Services 14

Travel Packagers Listings 53

Five Glorious Seasons 4

Theatre & Attraction Map 16

Reunion Section 56

The Branson Airport 6

Show Listings 18

Request for Proposal 57

The Springfield/Branson

Attraction Listings 28

Ten Helpful Reunion Tips 58

Lodging Map 34

Military Reunions 60

Additional Airport Information 10

Lodging Listings 36

Family Reunions 61

Mileage Markers 12

RV Parks & Campground Listings 46

Weddings & Anniversaries 62

Ground Transportation &

Dining Listings 48

Branson Wineries 63

Shopping Listings 51

City Park Locations 64

National Airport 8

Shuttle Services 13

Ozark Mountains

Debby Boone

The Hughes Brothers Show

Presleys’ Country Jubilee 1


Silver Dollar City Homestead Pickers

Chateau on the Lake

Shepherd of the Hills

Welcome to Branson, Missouri Branson offers travelers of all ages and interests an unforgettable vacation experience at affordable prices! With a wide variety of world-class live music shows, international award-winning theme parks and attractions, exhilarating outdoor recreational opportunities and unmatched authentic Ozarks hospitality, Branson is truly a destination unlike any other. Branson has over 100 live shows to choose from at 50 stateof-the-art theaters. Live entertainment is offered from 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 around the world.

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Branson is home of the internationally 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, a hundred demonstrating craftsmen, gravitydefying thrill rides, mouth-watering dining fare, heirloomquality shopping, and a staff that welcomes guests with heartfelt hospitality. 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. 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 (also known as The Strip), visitors can find themselves lounging aboard a houseboat on Table Rock Lake, catching a trophy-sized trout on Lake

Lake Taneycomo


Clay Cooper

Hiking in the Ozarks

Taneycomo, playing golf on a challenging championship course, 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. Visitors looking to incorporate outdoor recreation into their itineraries can enlist the services of one of the area’s experienced fishing or nature guides. Branson is a shopper’s paradise with three name-brand outlet 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 100 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, and Greek, plus plenty of dessert and ice cream shops. Lodging amenities for travelers run the full spectrum from RV parks to luxury high-rise hotels with a full-time concierge, spas, shopping and on-site dining. Visitors can stay in any one of a number of chain hotels or motels; enjoy the amenities found at local nightly rental condos, or take advantage of fullservice resorts. 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, Director of Leisure Group Sales.

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Historic Downtown Branson

Five Glorious Seasons Hot Winter Fun Got a case of cabin fever? Got the winter blues? Then get away to Branson in January and February for Hot Winter Fun! The mild winter weather, combined with seasonal special offers designed for value-minded visitors, creates an ideal opportunity to experience Branson’s shows, attractions, afterChristmas shopping, museums, a round of golf, world-class fishing, cozy lakeside resorts and more. While the pace is relaxed and there is less traffic, the fun is just as hot and the price is right. Ozark Mountain Spring From March through May, the Ozarks flourish with vibrant colors and sounds. While dogwoods, redbuds and wildflowers bloom, Branson’s world-famous shows, family attractions and unique theme parks introduce new acts, features and exhibits. A wide variety of special events and festivals enhance your springtime visit. National sporting events such as the NAIA college basketball championship and FLW Bass Tournament showcase our outdoors. “See The World In Branson – No Passports Needed!” offers a global view this spring when a melting pot of entertainment from around the world is offered in our shows, attractions and dining. Check out ExploreBranson. com for special events occurring during Ozark Mountain Spring – from craft shows to car shows (and collector car auctions) to

the international folk music and cuisine of World-Fest at Silver Dollar City. Super Summer Fun The Associated Press calls Branson “one of the top family destinations in the country” and for good reason. There are three area lakes offering an abundance of recreational opportunities from water skiing, jet skiing, parasailing, wakeboarding and scuba diving to fly fishing or catching that big lunker. In addition, a line-up of kid-friendly live shows and attractions gives families affordable fun at area eateries, interactive exhibits, festivals, water parks, mini-golf courses and go-karts. Many of Branson’s top entertainment families feature several generations performing on stage together. High-tech magical illusions, Chinese acrobats, talking dogs, comedic characters and a variety of musical styles create highenergy live shows for the entire family. Fall for Arts & Crafts in the Ozarks Anytime during autumn is the perfect time to visit Branson and leisurely discover our Ozark Mountain heritage. From the live shows, attractions and museums to the area arts, crafts and music festivals, you’ll fall in love with the sights and sounds of fall in the Ozarks. Through the months of September, October and November, the hills around the Branson/Lakes Area explode in

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Swimming in Bull Shoals Lake

a fabulous array of autumn colors with brilliant shades of red, orange and gold. The slightly cooler temperatures and lower humidity offer outdoor enthusiasts a remarkable experience. Bird watching, ziplining, hiking, biking (both for motorcyclists and for bicyclists), boating and more are wonderful ways to soak up the beauty of the season. Ozark Mountain Christmas The Christmas season will bring folks together for holiday entertainment, great shopping and elaborate decorative light displays. Beginning November 1 each year, the Branson/Lakes Area transforms into a festive wonderland with dazzling live shows celebrating the true spirit of Christmas, with Silver Dollar City theme park in all its holiday glory and numerous special events. As “Mr. Christmas” Andy Williams sings, it is truly “the most wonderful time of the year.” Christmas traditions in Branson include the Christmas on the Trail show and Trail of Lights at Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead and the animated lighting displays of the one-mile Branson Area Festival of Lights (BAFOL) drive-through. You’ll want to be in Branson for the Adoration Parade held each year on the first Sunday in December. This festive nighttime parade and Adoration Scene lighting ceremony celebrates the birth of Christ and features floats, marching bands and thousands of Christmas lights.

Branson is a holiday shopper’s paradise with Branson Landing, Historic Downtown Branson and three major outlet centers featuring more than 300 name-brand stores. Hundreds of boutique, arts, crafts and specialty shops throughout the town offer one-of-a-kind handmade, heirloom-quality gift items. Branson Veterans Homecoming November 5 through November 11 each year, Branson celebrates our tradition of honoring veterans who have served our country with the largest homecoming celebration in the nation. With more than 40 special events leading up to the Veterans Day parade, thousands of veterans, active duty personnel and their families are welcomed by a grateful community. New Year’s Don’t forget the week after Christmas when numerous Branson shows and area attractions (such as Silver Dollar City) are open. This is a great time to be in town. Many theaters will offer festive New Year’s Eve shows complete with hors d’oeurves, beverages, party favors, balloon drops, and special music to ring in the New Year! As you can see, every visit to Branson throughout the year allows you to discover something special.

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Flying to Branson - The NEW Branson Airport The brand new Branson Airport opened in May of 2009 and is expected to significantly increase the number of group and individual leisure travelers that will be able to enjoy the wonderful Branson experience. The airport is located within the Branson Creek development, approximately ten miles south of downtown Branson. Access to the airport is by way of Branson Creek Boulevard and its connection to U.S. Highway 65. The Branson airport is able to accommodate all types of commercial aircraft ranging from regional jets to Boeing 757’s. Currently, Branson Airport offers non-stop air service to Atlanta, Austin, Denver, Des Moines, Chicago, Houston, Milwaukee, Orlando, on AirTran, Branson AirExpress and Frontier Airlines. Enterprise car rental and Alamo are the official car rental providers and the only on-site companies for Branson Airport. Their offices are open daily from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The terminal facility is 58,000 square feet with additional check-in counters

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at the airport’s car rental drop-off station. The new airport is designed to comfortably handle and process 700,000 deplaning passengers per year. As demand increases, it is designed to expand to eventually handle up to 1,000,000 deplaning passengers per year. The Airport also provides GA and FBO services, including fueling, catering, hangar facilities and aircraft wash service. The airfield consists of a single 7,140-ft.-long by 150-ft.-wide runway, a partial parallel taxiway, and an FAA air traffic control tower. The Branson Airport is the first privately financed and operated commercial airport in the United States. It is also the first non-replacement commercial service airport built in the United States in the last 40 years. Airport officials continue discussions with a number of leading low-cost airlines and announcements will be made as soon as partnerships are finalized.


Branson Airport Terminal

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Portland Billings Boise

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Allentown New York Newark Harrisburg Philadelphia Atlantic City Baltimore Washington D.C. Richmond Williamsburg

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Atlanta Cancun, Mexico Montego Bay, Jamaica Nassau, Bahamas

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Routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Some nonstop routes indicated operate seasonally or less than daily.

Austin San Antonio

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Pensacola Gulfport-Biloxi New Orleans

Orlando Tampa Sarasota Ft. Myers

West Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale Miami

BKG Located approximately 10 miles south of Branson Branson Airport Blvd. Hollister, MO 65672 Phone: 417-334-7813 Fax: 417-334-2190 Web: www.flybranson.com AIRLINES: AirTran, Branson Air Express, Frontier Airlines DIRECT FLIGHTS: Non-stop air service to Atlanta, Austin, Denver, Des Moines, Chicago, Houston, Milwaukee, and Orlando.

TERMINAL: 58,000 square foot 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), 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.

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Flying to Branson - Springfield/Branson National Airport It was nearly three years in the making when the new $115 million terminal opened at the Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) in 2009. It’s a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility with light blue and aqua glass panels covering the front in a 275,000-square-foot building located at 2300 N. Airport Boulevard in Springfield, Missouri, just 45 minutes north of Branson. The new terminal is full of pleasant surprises from the spacious wide-open, well-lit corridors to the cozy conversation nooks, with a daily flight schedule that includes four airlines and services 12 cities nationwide. And don’t forget about car rental – there are five agencies with reasonable rates. In addition, the new terminal features 10 gates with room to expand to 60, multiple scanners and screening lines, as well as a

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restaurant and retail space. There is a waiting area for friends and family with a window for viewing planes and a children’s play area. The Springfield-Branson National Airport is the gateway to the Missouri Ozarks and the tourist Mecca of Branson, which attracts more than 7 million visitors each year. With multiple direct flights to major cities, SGF enjoys connectivity to the national air system that is unusual for a market of its size.


Located on the northwest side of the city, approximately 43 miles from Branson. 2300 North Airport Blvd. SGF Springfield, MO 65802 Phone: 417-868-0500 Fax: 417-868-0501 Web: www.flyspringfield.com Featuring more than 35 arrivals and 35 departures daily AIRLINES: American, Delta, Northwest, United, Allegiant Airlines DESTINATION CITIES: Nonstop daily service to Atlanta, Chicago,

Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Memphis, Orlando, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, St. Petersburg/Tampa Minneapolis and Detroit. 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: Alamo, Avis, Budget, 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.

Fly Direct between Twelve Cities!

More than 70 flights per day!

Chicago, Dallas

Las Vegas, Orlando, Los Angeles, Tampa and Phoenix

Atlanta, Detroit, Memphis and Minneapolis

(SGF)

Chicago and Denver 43 Miles North of Branson

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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. Phone: 417-332-1848 PLK Fax: 417-332-1850 Hours: 7am to 7pm daily Web: www.taneycountyairport.com Runway orientation 11/29, Runway length 3,700 feet X width 100 feet with parallel taxiway, Elevation 938 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. Avis car rental. Located three miles northwest of Harrison, approximately 25 miles south of Branson. PO Box 1114 HRO Harrison, AR 72601 Phone: 870-741-6954 Fax: 870-741-5526 Web: www.boonecountyairport.com 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: 255’ – mile minimums , GPS, VOR and NDB approaches also available, Fuels include 100 LL and Jet A, Aircraft maintenance/parking available. Hertz car rental.

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FLY

Northwest Arkansas

Located southwest of Bentonville/ Rogers and northwest of Springdale about a two-hour drive from Branson, MO.

Regional Airport

One Airport Blvd. XNA Bentonville, AR 72712 Phone: 479-205-1000 Fax: 479-205-1001 Web: www.flyxna.com AIRLINES: American Airlines/American Eagle, Northwest Airlink, Mesa, Delta ASA, US Airways, United and Continental DESTINATION CITIES: Service to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, New York, Newark, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Los Angeles and St. Louis GATES: Six gates CAR RENTAL: Avis, Budget, Hertz, National and Thrifty Located on the southeast side of the city, about a three and a half hour drive from Branson, MO. One Airport Drive LIT Little Rock, Arkansas 72202 Phone 501-372-3439 Fax 501-372-0612 Web: www.lrn-airport.com AIRLINES: American, Continental, Delta/ComAir, Frontier, Northwest/ NWAirlink, Southwest, United Express and US Airways DESTINATION CITIES: Service to 18 cities: Baltimore/Washington, Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Dallas Love Field, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, St. Louis, New York, Chicago, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Memphis, Kansas City, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Orlando and Houston GATES: Twelve 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, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty Located at 7777 East Apache Street, Tulsa, OK 74115, about a three and a half hour drive from Branson, MO. Phone: 918-838-5000 TUL Fax: 918-838-5199 Web: www.tulsaairports.com Serving 3.5 million passengers annually. 86 non-stop daily departures, 172 flights arrive/depart daily AIRLINES: American/American Eagle, Continental, Delta/ComAir, Southwest, Champion Air; Delta Connection/Chataqua, United/United Express, Sky West, Atlantic Southeast and Northwest Airlink DESTINATION CITIES: Nonstop service to Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Dallas-Love Field, Denver, Houston Hobby, Houston International, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Memphis, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Newark, Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City and St. Louis GATES: 22 gates TERMINAL: 550,000 square foot CAR RENTAL: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty Located north of the city, about a four- hour drive from Branson. 601 Brasilia Avenue KCI Kansas City, MO 64153 Phone: 816-243-5237 Fax: 816-243-3170 Web: www.flykci.com Featuring more than 675 arrivals and departures daily AIRLINES: Air Canada, AirTran, American, America West, Continental, Delta, ExpressJet, Frontier, Great Lakes, Mesa, Midwest Express, Northwest, Southwest, United, Vanguard, Western Pacific and US Airways DESTINATION CITIES: Nonstop service to Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, New York,

Miami, Memphis, Denver, St. Louis, Des Moines, Omaha, Dallas and Minneapolis GATES: 72 gates TERMINAL: Three separate “C” shaped buildings with continuous shuttle service in between CAR RENTAL: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, Enterprise and Thrifty

St. Louis Lambert International

Located on the northwest of the city, about a four-hour drive from Branson. 10701 Lambert International Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63145 Phone: 314-426-8097 STL Fax: 314-426-1121 Web: www.lambert-stlouis.com

Featuring 1,400 arrivals and departures daily AIRLINES: Air Canada, American Eagle, American, AirTran, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Great Lakes, Northwest, United, and US Airways DESTINATION CITIES: Nonstop, daily service to 71 domestic airports nationwide GATES: 87 gates on five concourses TERMINAL: The main terminal and the east terminal are connected by concourse D CAR RENTAL: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty 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.

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City of Branson - Highway 76

Mileage Markers ALABAMA Birmingham Huntsville Montgomery ALASKA Anchorage Fairbanks ARIZONA Phoenix Scottsdale Mesa ARKANSAS Eureka Springs Fort Smith Little Rock CALIFORNIA Los Angeles Sacramento San Diego San Francisco San Jose COLORADO Colorado Springs Denver Grand Junction Pueblo

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IOWA Dubuque Des Moines Sioux City

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KANSAS Topeka Wichita

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DIST. OF COLUMBIA Washington, D.C. 1064

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MAINE Augusta Portland

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NEW JERSEY Trenton Bloomfield

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NEW MEXICO Albuquerque Santa Fe

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MISSISSIPPI Biloxi Jackson

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UTAH Logan Salt Lake City

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VERMONT Montpelier Bennington

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OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City Tulsa

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WASHINGTON Seattle Spokane

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1996 1649

WEST VIRGINIA Charleston Wheeling

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WISCONSIN Madison Milwaukee

611 629

WYOMING Cheyenne Casper

695 815

OREGON Portland Salem

MONTANA Billings Helena

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269 303

NEBRASKA Omaha

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PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia 1125 Pittsburgh 850

KENTUCKY Lexington Louisville

582 507

NEVADA Carson City Las Vegas

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RHODE ISLAND Providence 1216 Newport 1218

LOUISIANA Shreveport

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NEW HAMPSHIRE Concord 1230 Rochester 1259

SOUTH CAROLINA Columbia 711 Greenville 615

VIRGINIA Richmond Arlington

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Ground Transportation & Shuttle Services All Occasion Limousine 1062 Clevenger Cove Road Hollister Branson, MO 65615 (417) 332-0008 American Flat-Rate Shuttle, LLC 155 Industrial Park Drive Hollister, MO 65672 bransongrayline.com At Your Service Limousine 44 Centinnial Lane Galena, MO 65656 (417) 230-3602 limosinbranson.com Best Price Airport Shuttle 1011 Woodhurst Merriam Woods, 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. 301 Scott Blvd. D108 Branson, MO 65616 (417) 331-1316 bransonlimoservice.com

Branson Yellow Cab 155 Industrial Park Drive Hollister, MO 65672 (417) 332-2227 liz@bransongrayline.com bransonyellowcab.com Cavallo Bus Lines 3755 East Kearney Springfield, MO 65803 Toll Free: (877) 869-4190 Office: (417) 869-4190 cavallobuslines.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 Majestic Limousine & Transport 445 S. Ingram Mill Road Springfield, MO 65802 (417) 869-5466 majestic-limo.com Terry’s Transport, Tickets and Golf Terry Bowling, Owner 190 Potential Drive Hollister, MO 65672 (417) 331-2582 tbowling@centurytel.net TTBranson.com Tri-Lakes Shuttle 3005 W. Hwy 76 Ste B Branson, MO 65616 (417) 339-4888 tri-lakesshuttle.com

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Landing Princess

Keeter Center

Group Services A variety of group services and complimentary promotional materials are available from the Branson/Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, plus an enthusiastic, qualified staff can assist you with specific questions about planning your group trip. This 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 and 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 2011promotional materials are available to you for FREE such as vacation guides, show & attraction guides, rack cards, maps, posters, brochure shells and more to help you plan and promote your group tour. This information will increase participation on your tour and provide valuable information for your clients who may or may not be familiar with Branson.

Media Support

Our 2011 Branson Destination Sales video in DVD format only are available at your request and are complimentary. We also

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can provide you with press kits and local media contacts. We also offer you an excellent choice of photographs representing shows, attractions, lodgings, the many seasons in Branson and more for you to use on your websites, newsletters and tour catalogs. These photographs are easy to download and are conveniently located in our photo gallery on ExploreBranson.com.

Travel Packager/Event Planners

One call does it all! Branson has a wide variety of excellent companies that can arrange your group’s complete itinerary or just provide ticketing services, or book reservations for attractions, dining and even transportation. Most companies can prepare a customized package while giving advice on the best opportunities to meet the needs of your group. In addition to pre-planning, many companies offer on-site services including special gifts, greetings, step-on guides, name and luggage tags and welcome receptions. Sit back and relax; these companies make it easy to plan and take care of the details (see the Travel Packagers/Event Planners listings on pages 53 - 55).


Fam Tours & Site Inspections

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 personal site inspection, the Branson/Lakes Area CVB will provide information and contacts for you to arrange your own specific itinerary of activities. In addition, Branson hosts the largest community-wide FAM tour in the Midwest for tour operators, travel agents and group leaders called “Destined for Branson.” In 2011, the 15th annual Sales & Educational Conference will be held May 22– May 27 and for more information visit www.destinedforbranson.com. The Branson/Lakes Area CVB will host our 3rd Annual Travel Agent FAM Tour, April 12- 14, 2011, our 5th Annual Music Director FAM Tour, July 12 -15, 2011, our 6th Annual Music Director FAM Tour, July 10 – 13th and our 7th Annual Military Reunion Planners Conference August 15 – 18, 2011 . For more information on these scheduled FAM Tours please contact Lenni Neimeyer, 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 & convention facilities, auxiliary services for meetings, motorcoach services and much more. The CVB also provides complimentary “Welcome Bags” for your group upon request.

Your Group’s Name In Lights

At selected accommodations and available upon request, some properties will welcome your group on their marquee.

Group Recognition At Shows

To add that special touch and to demonstrate appreciation to groups, most entertainers will recognize groups during the show.

Entertainers Bid Farewell

At the end of the show, most entertainers will meet your groups in the lobby for pictures and autographs and many of the performers will “hop on” the motorcoach to say goodbye.

Group Rates

Many of the 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 and usually include tax.

Escort and Driver Benefits

Many of the theaters, attractions and dining establishments recognize the efforts of hard-working escorts and drivers of professional motorcoach groups and extend special benefits such as complimentary admissions, meals and more.

Bus Drivers’ Lounges

Many theaters, attractions and shopping malls offer motorcoach drivers a special lounge with refreshments and 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 and provide an escort to their seats.

Theme Activities

Some of Branson’s restaurants, campgrounds and lodging facilities offer theme parties, welcome receptions and special dining. These special planned activities can be fun and creative, especially when inspired by Branson’s variety of entertainment.

RV Groups and Clubs Special Services

Many of Branson’s campgrounds offer a variety of group services including show reservations, pavilions for gatherings, shuttle transportation and group rates.

Motorcoach Parking

Motorcoach parking is plentiful at many Branson establishments and most have designated motorcoach parking space available.

Motorcoach Services and Repairs

Branson Motorcoach Specialists, Inc., 417-336-5935

Motorcoach Dump Stations

Branson Mall, 417-334-5412 Leisure Country Inn, 417-335-2425 (guests only) The Shoppes at Branson Meadows, 417-339-2580 Cascades Inn, 417-335-8424 (guests only) Grand Country Inn, 417-335-3535 (guests only) Clarion Hotel, 417-334-7666 (guests only) Ramada Inn, 417-334-1000 (guests free, fee for others) Honeysuckle Inn, 417-335-2030 (guests only) Angel Inn, 417-334-6500 (guests only) Mountain Music Inn, 417-335-6625 (guest only, fee for others) 15


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World Famous Platters

Doug Gabriel

The Texas Tenors

Shows Since the Baldknobbers Jamboree opened the first show in Branson, and Shepherd of the Hills followed with its outdoor drama, live shows in Branson have been a staple of a vacation to Branson. Today, with more than 100 shows, Branson is truly the Live Music Show Capital of America! Shows in Branson appeal to visitors of all ages, with more than 50 state-of-the-art theaters ranging from intimate 50seat venues to 2,900-seat indoor theatrical mansions. Morning, afternoon and night, live shows offer a variety of entertainment options for all. The wide range gives everyone something to sing about, and every one of the shows is appropriate and fun for all members of the family. 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. Several internationally famous performers call Branson home, as do scores of ensemble production shows featuring large casts of singers, dancers and musicians. State-of-theart productions, world-class tribute shows, and famous impersonators add to an eclectic mix of entertainment. We like to say that we have “more stars per square foot than anywhere else in the universe!” Entire families of entertainers headline shows in Branson and continue a time-honored tradition pioneered by the Mabe family of the Baldknobbers and the Presley family of Presleys’ Country Jubilee. Comedians are a Branson mainstay, both as headliners and as specialty acts during zany variety shows. Peals of laughter can be heard throughout Branson as hilarious comedy that the whole family can enjoy together tickles the funny bone at Jim Stafford, Paul Harris and the Hamner Barber shows.

International shows broaden the scope of entertainment diversity. These shows inject cultural flavor through their music, dance, acrobatics, costuming and sets. Each April, Silver Dollar City presents World-Fest, bringing in hundreds of performers from around the world. Branson is truly a melting pot of international entertainment with Acrobats of China, The Legend of Kung Fu, Island Fire and more. Morning shows such as Buck Trent and Amazing Pets are as popular as ever in Branson, as are dinner shows. From Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede to the Circle B Chuckwagon Supper Show, there are several shows that offer a meal, so check with the theater. Multi-million dollar Sight and Sound Theatres, with “Noah—The Musical,” and Waltzing Waters shows are presented in unique venues that add to your vacation experience. Student performance groups have a unique opportunity to perform onstage at any one of a number of theaters in Branson. Student group travel planners can make arrangements for their band, choir, show choir or other performance groups to appear in front of a live audience in a special pre-show performance. 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 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 motorcoach, van or bus after the show. Groups are often recognized from the stage at intermission or before the show. All the theaters listed in this guide offer designated motorcoach parking. For a complete list of shows, please visit ExploreBranson.com. Group Rate Min.

Voted one of the Top Ten shows in Branson! Join us for a non-stop, highenergy party as we take you back to the days of the British Invasion, Motown, California Surfin’ and the Age of Aquarius #1 Hits of the 60’s with music, dance and a special tribute to Caravelle Theatre, 3446 W. Hwy 76, Branson, MO 65616 our Vietnam War Veterans. Local: 417-339-1968, Toll Free: 877-339-1960 Fax: 417-339-1969, 1hitsofthe60s.com

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Mon. - Sat. 2 p.m. 20

Monday 8 p.m. Mar. - Dec.

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Experience the feel of Neil in this 75 minute non-stop magical tribute that tells the story of Neil’s life through his own songs from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s starring Diamond look and sound-alike, and quick change artist Keith Allynn.

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“The New Shanghai Circus is a virtual cornucopia of one amazing, entertaining and exciting act after another that seamlessly melds into one grand choreographed entertainment experience for both adults and children.” - Branson Courier Acrobats of China featuring the New Over 40 Acrobats of China featuring a Shanghai Circus revolving line-up of internationally 645 St. Hwy. 165, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-8888, Toll Free: 877-21-CHINA (212-4462) award-winning acts showcasing dramatic classic Chinese dance and art. Fax: 417-239-1708, AcrobatsOfChina.com

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“The Haygoods”, a family of seven brothers and one sister is the REAL DEAL! “Joseph Hall Presents ELVIS”, you’ll want to LIVE the Legend ‘cause the Legend LIVES! “Red Hot & Blue!” takes you on a journey through the decades. “Cassandre: The Voice of an Angel” will amaze you with honored classics and new favorites.

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Andy has exciting shows lined up for 2011! Call for schedule & special guests! Andy and specialty acts take you back to his TV days or enjoy the holiday event of the year on-stage live at the Andy Williams Christmas Show! Plus, Andy Williams presents Paul Revere and the Raiders September - December!

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Branson’s first show started in 1959. Today the 2nd and 3rd generations carry on the family tradition of great country music and side-splitting comedy with an all new show each year! Both longtime Baldknobbers’ fans and new fans alike appreciate the Baldknobbers’ family traditions that have made this show popular from generation to generation.

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A Neil Diamond Tribute 417-464-8497 Fax: 417-332-0144 aneildiamondtribute.com

Americana Theatre

2905 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-339-4663, Toll Free: 866-343-7469 Fax: 417-339-1333 theamericanatheatre.com

Andy Williams Moon River Theatre

2500 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-4626, Toll Free: 888-400-3001 Fax: 417-337-9627, andywilliams.com

Baldknobbers Jamboree Show

Baldknobbers Theatre 2835 W. Hwy. 76 #1, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-4528, Toll Free: 800-998-8908 Fax: 417-334-4526, baldknobbers.com

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1 p.m. May - Dec.

3 & 8 p.m. Mar.- Dec.

2 & 8 p.m. Mar.- Dec.

3 & 7 p.m. May - Dec. Optional at Moon River Grill

8 p.m. Mar.- Dec.

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2701 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Toll Free: 888-462-7267, Local: 417-336-9494 Fax: 417-336-5134 bransonvarietytheater.com

Buck Trent’s Country Music Show

Clay Cooper Theatre 3216 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-332-2529, Toll Free: 888-222-8910 Fax: 417-334-3024, ClayCooperTheatre.com

Buckets N’ Boards

Clay Cooper Theatre 3216 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-332-2529, Toll Free: 888-222-8910 Fax: 417-334-3024, ClayCooperTheatre.com

Brulé/RFD-TV Theatre

4080 W. Hwy 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-332-2282 Fax: 417-332-2412

The Cat’s Pajamas - Vocal Band

3454 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-559-5955, Fax: 417-763-3336 vocalmeow.com

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2011 Season Branson Variety Theatre Presents: New in 2011 - Hollywood’s Greatest Song and Dance *Live on Stage* Hooray For Hollywood Award-Winning in 2010 - A Rocking, Rolling. Rollercoaster of a Show. Shake Rattle & Roll The Amazing Harmonies of The Twelve Irish Tenors and the Elaborate and Festive Holiday Celebration of Spirit of Christmas.

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Two-time CMA Instrumentalist of the Year and Premier Five-String Banjo Picker, Buck Trent and his All-Star Cast is sure to start your day off right! Enjoy country, bluegrass, gospel, and hilarious down-home humor! You’ve seen Buck on television shows like Porter Wagoner Show and Hee Haw.

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Matt and Gareth have handcrafted a hilarious and high-energy show chockfull of precise percussion, ridiculous songs, spectacular tap dancing, inventive instrumentation and unique musical talent. Buckets N’ Boards is a comedy duo that is unrivaled anywhere in Branson... or the universe! Their show is an experience for all ages from 1 to 91!

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Brulé is a stunning “must see” show in Branson, described as a Native American experience in sight, sound and soul. This colorful production showcases the Lakota culture in a combination of contemporary Native American music and traditional Lakota dance onstage that has audiences raving. Brulé shines in breathtaking brilliance, capturing the hearts of audiences.

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The Cat’s Pajamas deliver an exhilarating performance with a selection of charttopping hits from the 50’s to present day. These vocalists will wow you with their skills, woo you with their charm and win you over with their showmanship. These guys don’t need instruments, they create thousands of sounds using their worldclass voices.

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10 a.m., 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Feb. - Dec.

2 & 8 pm Mar. - Dec.

2 & 8 pm Mar. - Aug.

3 & 7 pm Mar. - Dec.

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Wed. & Fri. 8 p.m. Mar. 22 - Dec.

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My friends and I have put together a two hour high-energy show filled with good ol’ classic country favorites and some of today’s familiar hits. I have a cast of 21 veteran entertainers on stage dancin’, singin’, trick-ropin’, makin’ ya laugh til ya cry! Come celebrate my 25th year in Branson!

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Don’t miss this comedy and musical extravaganza! From hilarious, clean comedy, floor pounding clogging and dancing, to all your country favorites, this show is a HOT TICKET! For an amazing afternoon of fun, Comedy Jamboree - Grand Country Music Hall the Comedy Jamboree is a MUST SEE. You 1945 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 will laugh until it hurts!

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One of the most popular shows in Branson. 8th longest running show. Featured is the multi award-winning Doug Gabriel and family, along with his entertaining cast. You will hear the classics, pop, country, easy listening, gospel and patriotic. Don’t miss the ONE show that has it all.

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Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express

Clay Cooper Theatre 3216 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-332-2529, Toll Free: 888-222-8910 Fax: 417-334-3024, ClayCooperTheatre.com

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10 a.m. & 8 p.m. Mar. - Dec.

3 p.m. Jan. - Dec.

Local: 417-336-1975, Toll Free: 888-506-6283 Fax: 417-336-5829, GrandCountry.com

Doug Gabriel Show

P.O. Box 6187, Branson, MO 65615 Local: 417-337-8300, Toll Free: 800-954-8554 Fax: 417-337-8384, douggabriel.com

10 a.m. Apr. - Dec.

The Down Home Country Show is the best show in Branson to hear traditional Country Music. Featuring the best of Classic Down Home Country - Grand Country Music Hall Country, Western Swing and Gospel music, 1945 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 this show brings to life the music you will Local: 417-336-1975, Toll Free: 888-506-6283 never forget. Enjoy all the songs that made Fax: 417-336-5829, GrandCountry.com you fall in love with Country Music.

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Stunning, energetic, fun and unbelievably talented, The Duttons have the show you won’t want to miss! Groups and individuals alike rave about this show. You’ve seen them on television, now experience them live in Branson. To quote Simon Cowell, “I loved it! I absolutely loved it!”

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The Dutton Family Theater

3454 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-332-2772, Toll Free: 888-DUTTON1 (388-8661) Fax: 417-339-4900, theduttons.com

10 a.m. Apr., May, Sept. - Dec.

2 & 8 p.m.

Adjacent

Apr. - Dec.

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George Dyer

3454 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-332-2772, Toll Free: 888-388-8861 Fax: 417-334-2314, georgedyer.com

Grand Jubilee - Grand Country Music Hall 1945 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-1975, Toll Free: 888-506-6283 Fax: 417-336-5829, GrandCountry.com

Considered one of the finest tenors in the world, George Dyer brings his Vegas-style showmanship to Branson, wowing audiences with an array of hits guaranteed to inspire you to enthusiastic ovations! This is a show you won’t want to miss! If you like Josh Groban, you’ll LOVE George Dyer!

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Voted Best Variety Show, audiences fall in love with the tight harmonies and dynamic performance of Branson’s BEST Quartet, New South! From country and handclapping 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!

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An incredible evening of FUN featuring amazing magical illusions, hilarious comedy, music, dance and more. Stars of NBC’s “World’s Greatest Magic,” The Hamners present their award winning illusions. Jim Barber is one of the world’s great venHamner Barber Variety Show triloquists and was featured on CBS’s “Late 3090 Shepherd of the Hills Expy., Branson, MO 65616 Show with David Letterman.” The show Local: 417-334-4363, Toll Free: 888-335-2080 finale is a tribute to Veterans. Fax: 417-336-3787, HamnerBarber.com

Hughes Brothers Show

3425 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-0076, Toll Free: 800-422-0076 Fax: 417-337-8400, HughesBrothersShow.com

Jim Stafford Show

3440 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Toll Free: 800-677-8533, Local: 417-335-8080 Fax: 417-335-2643, JimStafford.com

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10 a.m., Apr. - Dec.

7:30 p.m. Jan. - Dec.

8 p.m. Tues. - Sat. 15

3 p.m. Sun. Feb. - Dec.

USA Today says, “The show owns the title of World’s Largest Performing Family!” But it’s not the size of the on-stage family that makes this show so memorable; it’s the astonishing scope of entertainment and talent! From their spine-tingling harmonies to the amazing production that fills the stage this is one HUGE show!

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From the opening moments of the Jim Stafford Show you’re in for a wild ride of fun and laughter by the clever cogs and witty wheels spinning in Jim Stafford’s innovative mind! Along with hilarious comedy, Jim astounds you with his incredible guitar pickin’. What happens at the Jim Stafford Show will make you smile!

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10 a.m. 2 p.m. 8 p.m., Feb. - Dec.

3 & 8 p.m. Feb. - Dec.

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This is a thrill-a-second production full of jaw-dropping, never before seen illusions! See a helicopter appear in 3 seconds flat, astonishing levitation, exotic animals including Royal White Tigers, up close and personal sleight of hand, plus Kirby’s whimsical rapport with the audience! Then take a backstage tour with Kirby’s Big Cats.

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Lee Greenwood & Louise Mandrell... two legendary stars who exemplify the word “multi-talented.” For the first time together in Branson, these dynamic entertainers bring their unparalleled showmanship and Welk Resort - Lee Greenwood & Louise Mandrell high energy production to the Welk Resort 1984 St. Hwy. 165, Branson, MO 65616 Theatre this Fall! Local: 417-337-7469, Toll Free: 800-808-9355

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Kirby VanBurch Show

2353 St. Hwy. 248, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-337-5019, Toll Free: 877-895-9687 Fax: 417-337-5041, KirbyVanBurch.com

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3 & 8 p.m. Mar. - Dec.

8 p.m. Sept. - Oct.

Fax: 417-336-3165 welkresortbranson.com

The Legend of Kung Fu

2255 Gretna Rd., Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-2396 Fax: 417-239-3033

Legends in Concert

1600 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Toll Free: 800-374-SHOW, Local: 417-335-STAR Fax: 417-332-1205 legendsinconcert.com

The Mansion Theatre - Liverpool Legends 189 Expressway Ln., Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-239-3057, Toll Free: 866-707-4100 Fax: 417-239-3058, themansiontheatre.com

Legend of Kung Fu has amazed audiences worldwide with its unique combination of Martial Arts, aerial ballet, dance and music. An inspiring story of a young boy growing to become a Kung Fu Master. Opened the 2008 Beijing Olympic. Cast of 60, huge production and Winner of Best New Branson Show 2010.

3 & 8 p.m. 20 Apr. - Dec.

Legends in Concert - The World’s Greatest Live Tribute Show - is located at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater. This stateof-the-art theater is home to our awardwinning musical extravaganza featuring live recreations of the greatest superstars of yesterday and today. Legends also offers a themed, catered dinner package creating memories for your group.

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Liverpool Legends, the Complete Beatles Experience, is a “Fab Four” of talented musicians chosen by Louise Harrison, George Harrison’s sister, to recreate the band that started a musical “Revolution”. Be sure you have a “Ticket to Ride” through Beatlemania history as we “Twist & Shout” on this “Magical Mystery Tour” complete with a “Yellow Submarine”!

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3 & 8 p.m.

Closed Wed.

Feb. - Dec.

8 p.m. Mar. - Dec.

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Moe Bandy, one of America’s all-time leading classic country music recording artist and performer! Moe’s hits like Americana, Bandy The Rodeo Clown, Till I’m Too Old To Die Young, Just Good Ol’ Boys and many, many more along with Moe Bandy Show at Jim Stafford Theatre the hilarious comedy of Harley Worthit 3440 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-252-4MOE (4663), Toll Free: 800-677-8533 make this the perfect kickin’ country music show! Fax: 417-335-2643

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3 & 8 p.m. 20 Apr. - Dec.

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Oak Ridge Boys Theatre

464 State Hwy. 248, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-337-7844, Toll Free: 866-707-4100 Fax: 417-332-0140, oakridgeboystheatre.com

Ozark Murder Mysteries

200 Jess-Jo Parkway, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-559-5170 Fax: 417-336-5778 killerflea.com

“America’s Favorite Group,” Their powerful harmonies and classic hits having sold over 30 million records. Duane, Joe, Richard and William Lee bring over 20 years of hits and 50 years of tradition to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere.

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We offer 2 great shows. A dinner & dessert show along with a dessert only show. We let you participate in the show and you even get to help figure out “whodunnit”. It is not just a show, it is an experience!

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The Pierce Arrow show, Branson’s Hottest, celebrates with its best show ever! Features: Branson’s Hottest Male Vocal Group, you’ll love the smooth sounds, rockin’ Gospel and Patriotic Melodies. Branson’s funniest comedian Jarrett Dougherty, amazing Pierce Arrow Theater 3069 Shepherd of the Hills Expy., Branson, MO 65616 female vocalists Kim Boyce and Desta. Pierce Arrow for Branson’s Hottest Show! Local: 417-336-8742, Toll Free: 877-687-4241

8 p.m. Apr. - Dec. Limited Dates

6 p.m. & 8 p.m. Feb. - Dec.

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3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Feb. - Dec.

Fax: 417-348-1048, piercearrowtheater.com

Presleys’ Country Jubilee

2920 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-4874, Toll Free: 800-335-4874 Fax: 417-334-5779, presleys.com

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The Presley Family proudly presents four generations of entertainment featuring Country Favorites, Southern Gospel and Hilarious Comedy. Regis Philbin says “A really magnificently talented family. When you come to Branson you’ve got to see their show.” Don’t miss Branson’s Original Show on the strip... Presley’s Country Jubilee.

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RFD-TV Theater

4080 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-332-2282 Fax: 417-332-2412, rfdtv.com/theatre

Rock n Roll is Here to Stay 1840 W. Hwy. 76 Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-6806 rocknrollbranson.com

Roy Rogers Jr. Show

Mickey Gilley Theatre 3455 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-544-1915, Toll Free: 866-769-7643 Fax: 417-544-1918, royrogersjrshow.com

The popular national RFD-TV is proud to announce its stunning 2011 acts. Our guests will enjoy musical greats like Jimmy Starr, Marty Stuart, Midwest County, Bill Anderson & Country Family Reunion, Larry’s Country Diner, plus many, many more surprise guests.

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AWARD WINNING SHOW, Rock N Roll is Here to Stay with Don Solice in “A Tribute to Elvis” is in their third season. This is a Broadway style show featuring some of Branson’s best musicians and entertainers. A nonstop Rock and Roll show playing the most popular songs from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

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Spend your morning “cowboy style” with Roy Rogers, Jr. and Dustin Roy Rogers as they continue the legacy of Roy Rogers by performing classic cowboy/western music in the tradition of the Sons of the Pioneers. Roy Jr. was named FAME (Families Advocating Moral Entertainment) 2009 & 2010 Western Music Artist of the Year.

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 beautiful wife Dorothy and delightful daughter Christina. The Shoji Tabuchi Show The Shoji Tabuchi Show is a glamorous, astounding, state-of-the3260 Shepherd of the Hills Expy., Branson, MO 65616 art variety production rivaling the exciteLocal: 417-334-7401, ment of Las Vegas or New York. Fax: 417-335-8855

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3 & 7 p.m. Mar. - Dec.

5 p.m. Apr. – Dec.

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10:30 a.m. 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Apr. -Dec.

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Sight & Sound Theatres brings the Bible to life on Branson’s largest stage! This one-of-a-kind family experience includes a majestic 2,000-seat theatre, a 300-foot wraparound stage, 40-foot high elaborate sets and an amazing variety of live animals. Sight & Sound Theatre 1001 Shepherd of the Hills Expy., Branson, MO 65616 Playing in 2011: Noah: The Musical and Miracle of Christmas. Local: 417-335-7900, Toll Free: 800-377-1277

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Fax: 717-687-4288, sight-sound.com

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Branson’s most unique live musical comedy! Let us 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 Smoke On The Mountain at of some of the best old gospel tunes ever The Little Opry Theatre written. Come join us for hilarious antics 3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expy., Branson, MO 65616 and a guaranteed good time!

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Cirque Imagination and Starlite Theatre present “Montage!” An extraordinary show of daring and skill, featuring former artists of Cirque du Soleil! With an array of acts including contortion, juggling, handbalancing, pole climbing and many other amazing acts, performed 21 feet high in the air. Guaranteed to mesmerize all ages! Excitement for the entire family!

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Spend an evening with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Award Winner, Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley and his daughter McKenna Medley. Bill’s hits include “Soul and Inspiration”, “Unchained Melody”, “Time of my Life”, and the most played song on American radio, “Lovin’ Feelin’”. McKenna was named 2007 Female Vocalist of the Year.

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From John Denver to Puccini, The Texas Tenors bring their unique blend of Country, Gospel & Classical sound to the stage with breathtaking vocals, humor and cowboy charm. Their performance will leave you shouting “ENCORE” and “YEE-HAW!” America’s Got Talent top 4 finalist.

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The Magic & Comedy of Taylor Reed - where YOU BECOME THE STAR OF THE ILLUSIONS - has received rave reviews for sold out crowds around the globe. No show or performer captivates like award-winning illusionist Taylor Reed by taking you on a magical journey with stunning illusions, original story lines, Standard Poodles and comedic entertainment.

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8 p.m. Mar. - Dec.

Local: 417-335-3533 ext 147, Toll Free: 800-419-4832 Fax: 417-336-5348, bransonimax.com

The Starlite Theatre - Cirque Montage 3115 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-6335, Toll Free: 866-991-1982 Fax: 417-335-6336 starlitetheatre.com

The Starlite Theatre Righteous Brother Bill Medley

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

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

The Magic & Comedy of Taylor Reed Taylor Reed’s Tower Theater 4600 N. Gretna Rd., Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-332-3232, Fax: 417-332-0254 taylorreed.com

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May - Aug.

3 & 8 p.m. Sept. - Dec.

3 & 8 p.m. Sept. - Dec.

2 p.m. Mar. - Dec.

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Todd Oliver & Friends

Jim Stafford Theatre 3440 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-8080, Toll Free: 800-677-8533 Fax: 417-335-2643, ToddOliver.com

Todd Oliver and his amazing talking dogs and comedy, delivers a show filled with a cast of characters like Pops, Miss Lilly and Joey, plus the outstanding Smiling Eyes band and Todd’s canine friends - Irving, Lucy & Elvis! Audience participation and original music add to the fun while you also enjoy a delicious meal before the show.

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Food Service

Handicapped Access

Dinner 5:30-6:15 Show 6:30 p.m. Mar. - Dec.

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Tony Orlando brings all of his energy and talent to a brand new Christmas Celebration at the Welk Resort Theatre. The incomparable Tony Orlando performs all of his career hits, entertains you with his Welk Resort - Tony Orlando’s Christmas Celebration powerful band, and warms your heart with 1984 St. Hwy. 165, Branson, MO 65616 the true meaning of the season. Local: 417-337-7469, Toll Free: 800-808-9355

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2527 St. Hwy. 248, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-5715 Fax: 417-335-3735 trilakescenter.com

Bus Parking

Lunch 11:30 -12:15 Show 12:30 p.m.

Daniel O’Donnell, with special guest Mary Duff, bring a wee bit of Ireland to the stage as they sing the songs of Ireland and the favorite tunes from the US from early rock n’ roll to country hits, from gospel to pop, all with an Irish twist. 2 p.m. only.

Tri-Lakes Center - Daniel O’Donnell

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2 p.m.

8 p.m. Nov. - Dec.

Fax: 417-336-3165 welkresortbranson.com

The Yakov Smirnoff Show

470 St. Hwy. 248, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-6542, Toll Free: 800-942-8226 Fax: 417-337-9620 yakov.com

Yakov’s Dinner Adventure

470 St. Hwy. 248, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-6542, Toll Free: 800-942-8226 Fax: 417-337-9620 yakov.com

Yakov takes you on a hilarious journey of a wide-eyed immigrant adapting to America. You’ll be amazed with breathtaking, authentic Russian dancers and sidesplitting comedy. Yakov will tickle your funny bone and touch your heart. You’ll laugh your Yak-off! Most importantly, you will feel proud that you are an American.

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Experience laughter, excitement and triumph of the Moscow Circus story and a delicious meal, presented in an unforgettable way. It’s a heartwarming story of coming to America, narrated by Yakov from the giant screens. This 5:00 show will be out in time for you to see any other show in Branson.

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2 p.m. & 5 p.m. Mar. - Dec.

2 p.m. & 5 p.m. Mar. - Dec.

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The Track Family Fun Park

Silver Dollar City

Hollywood Wax Museum

Titanic

Attractions Last year, Silver Dollar City and The Shepherd of the Hills celebrated 50 years of family fun! There’s so much to see and do in the Branson/Lakes Area for groups of all ages and interests, whether it be on land at a world-class theme park or museum, on Table Rock Lake aboard a lunch or dinner cruise or onboard a World War II-era amphibious vehicle. 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, including PowderKeg, an explosive-launch roller coaster and The Giant Swing, a new high-flying adventure. Six themed festivals from April through December offer guests something new and exciting each season. Branson’s IMAX® Entertainment Complex presents original IMAX® and first-run movies in a state-of-the-art stadium-style theater with a 6-story screen and 22,000-watt sound system. Movies are shown at multiple times each day all year long. In addition to the IMAX® Theater, the complex includes McFarlain’s Family Restaurant, a food court, a live music theater, shops and three 35-mm movie screens. Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show is a full-scale production set in a 35,000-square-foot arena featuring six tons of stampeding American buffalo, 32 horses, racing pigs and ostriches, and dozens of talented singers, dancers, trick riders and costume-clad servers who bring to life Dolly’s story of America. Stone Hill Winery offers guests of all ages a free hour-long tour and presentation on the winemaking process. Mount Pleasant Winery offers visitors award-winning wines and the unique opportunity to bottle your own wine. Branson Ridge Winery has their new tasting room located at Branson Landing. Seeing the famous Hwy. 76 “Strip” and Table Rock Lake is a blast for everyone in the group in a Ride the Ducks World War II-era amphibious vehicle. Duck captains offer entertaining commentary on the notable sights, layout and history of the 28

area. Tour historic downtown Branson and splash into Lake Taneycomo at their second location on the Branson Landing. The Track offers go-kart tracks, amusement games, miniature golf, bumper boats, snack bars and other indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities for fun-seeking children and adults. 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: The World’s Largest Museum Attraction” features re-creations 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. White Water is the area’s largest outdoor water park, open May through September. From the neon glow of world-famous Highway 76 to the pristine Ozark Mountains, there’s a lot to see in the Branson area – and lots of unique ways to see it. Climb 225 stairs (or ride the elevator) to the top of Inspiration Tower at Shepherd of the Hills Homestead for a magnificent view of the area. Or zip down off the tower and over the homestead on the new Vigilante ZipRider. Dozens of military, art, pop culture and nature museums in the area offer guided and self-guided tours, gift shops, snack bars and group admission prices. Student education groups and vacationers alike can choose from places such as the Antique Toy Museum, Bonniebrook Historical Society Museum, Hollywood Wax Museum, Ralph Foster Museum at College of the Ozarks, Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum, the Veterans Memorial Museum and the Dinosaur Museum and Haunted House. 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.


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Think Big. Imagine a film screen 6-stories tall, 83-feet wide and so lifelike you’ll reach for it! Add to that 22,000 watts of digital quality and a 44-speaker surround sound Branson IMAX® Entertainment Complex 3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expy., Branson, MO 65616 and you’ll feel as if you’re in the middle of Local: 417-335-3533 all the action!

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Varies 20 year round

Toll Free: 800-419-4832 Group ext.: 147 Fax: 417-336-5348 bransonimax.com

Branson Professional Tour Guide Assoc. P.O. Box 1792, Branson, MO 65615 Local: 417-848-3283 bransonprofessionaltourguideassoc.com

Branson Scenic Railway 206 E. Main St., Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-6110, Fax: 417-336-3909 bransontrain.com

We have certified tour guides to take your tours to a higher level. We do 3-hour area history tours or full-time multi-day tours. We also do meet & greets.

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 April through Dec. Returns in time for 8 p.m. shows.

Visitors of all ages are soaring through the trees, past rugged bluffs and above the forest. Enjoy world-class eco-adventure on Ozarks Xplorer and Flying Prospector Canopy Tours (guided excursion across numerous ziplines, platforms and sky Branson Zipline & Canopy Tours bridges). Adrenaline junkies love the Blue 7 Miles N. of Branson at 2339 US 65, Walnut Shade, MO 65771 Streak Fast Line & Freefall Xpress. Local: 417-561-0699, Toll Free: 800-717-0998 Guides & course are safety certified.

Year round

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Rides: 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4: 30 p.m.* March - Dec.

Limited

*Seasonal concession car and dinner train

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Open daily 8 a.m. March - Dec.

Fax: 417-561-0704, BransonZipline.com

Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure 4106 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-332-2202, Fax: 417-332-2232 thebutterflypalace.com

Imagine thousands of exotic butterflies fluttering right before your very eyes! At the Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure your groups will go on an exotic journey through Branson’s New Rainforest Adventure, an interactive experience in the Living Rainforest Science Center, get lost in the Emerald Forest Mirror Maze and for the true adventurer, climb a 20 ft. coconut tree!

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9 a.m 5 p.m. and after dark Year round

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Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark

3001 Green Mountain Dr., Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-6000, Toll Free: 888-273-3919 Fax: 417-336-6000 CastleRockBranson.com

Circle B Supper Show

200 Jess-Jo Pkwy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-1828, Toll Free: 800-678-6179 Fax: 417-336-3678, CircleBShow.com

Dinosaur Museum/Haunted House 2020 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-TREX, Fax: 417-335-8730 BransonDinosaurs.com

Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction

1525 W. 76 Country Blvd., Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-3900, Toll Free: 800-520-5101 Fax: 417-339-4350 dixiestampede.com/branson.php

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

2038 W. State Hwy. 86, Lampe, MO 65681 Local: 417-779-5893

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Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark offers 30,000 square feet of indoor waterpark and 10,000 square feet of outdoor waterpark featuring two large 3-story slides, two 500-gallon tipping buckets, a lazy river, multiple activity and kiddie pools. Plus, located right on-site, Tower Grill is a great option after a full day of waterpark!

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Old cowboy movies and free freshly popped corn begin your Circle B Supper Show with the Horn Family. The Horn wranglers prepare your meal, serve everyone, bring out seconds, and begin the show! Then the family takes the stage for grand entertainment! Supper, Singin’ and Western Wit! Now featuring a tribute to Ireland!

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On display in the Dinosaur Museum are over 50 life-sized dinosaurs molded from the actual dinosaur skeletal remains, as well as special videos, fossil collections and descriptive information. The Haunted House is filled with cutting-edge animatronics and creepy monsters, ghosts and illusions - enter at your own risk!

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Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction is about to take you on a wild ride highlighted by our biggest ever “Stampede of the Buffalos”, 32 magnificent horses, an amazing cast of trick riders, hilarious racing pigs, plus a fabulous four-course feast! Owner Dolly Parton guarantees it’s “Branson’s Most Fun Place to Eat!”

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Opportunities await you within this amazing 2,200 acre slice of Ozarks paradise. Choose from Walking or Biking, Guided Tram, Jeep and Segway Tours, Trout Fishing and Horseback Riding. Enjoy lunch and shop the general store. The park is a great place for events, such as customized tours with streamside meals.

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Hours vary by season Open year round

Doors at 4:15 p.m. Supper at 5 p.m. Show Done by 7 p.m. February through December

Open Daily at 9 a.m. Year round

8 a.m. 8 p.m. Feb. - Dec.

8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Feb. - Nov.

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Dream Travel By 2 Experience the Ozarks Past & Present

1440 State Hwy. 248, ste. Q-116, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-598-0165, Fax: 417-338-6323

Hollywood Entertainment Center 3030 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-337-8700

Mount Pleasant Winery

3125 Green Mountain Dr., Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-9463, Fax: 417-336-9167 mountpleasant.com

Ever wonder how it all started here? Experience the Ozarks - Past & Present and find out. We do 3-hour area history tours or stay with your group full time. No group too big or small. Our transportation or yours. Individuals welcome. Call for rates & info.

Pick your fun. Save a ton! Head to the giant ape for Branson’s new must-see, must-do activities. Enjoy marvelous wax figures on movie sets, a mysterious 5D theatre ride, mini-golfing while becoming a Hollywood star and freeing Princess Hannah from her fateful maze. You’ll get a VIP welcome and unforgettable pictures.

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24 hours Year round

Year round March 1- Nov. 1 8 a.m. - midnight 20

Nov. 1 - Jan. 3 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Jan. 3 - March 1 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

We provide complimentary samples of our award-winning wines served in private tasting galleries featuring local artists. Bottle your own dessert wine from a 600-gallon oak barrel. All Veteran groups receive a special welcome toast. Motorcoach parking, one level, complimentary gift for Reunion Planner. Celebrate 150 years of Mount Pleasant history!

Ozarks Rivers Heritage Foundation, a notfor-profit formed in early 2010 to support the Corps operations at Table Rock Lake. Tour Inside Table Rock Dam The Foundation also partnered with the One of Missouri's Largest Dams Corps to manage and operate the New Ozarks River Heritage Foundation/ Dewey Short Visitor Center scheduled to EXCLUSIVE TOURS OF TABLE ROCK DAM Table Rock Lake Dam and Powerhouse Tours open in Fall 2011 and to provide guided 4600 State Hwy. 165, Branson, MO 65616 tours of Table Rock Dam and Powerhouse. Dewey Short Visitors Center

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Mon. - Sat. 8:30 a.m. 7 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. 6 p.m.

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9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily Year round

RIDE THE DUCKS & TABLE ROCK DAM TOUR Departing from the Branson Strip. Includes Branson’s Famous Land and Lake Adventure plus a tour inside Table Rock Dam.

$31* Adult

(ages 12 & up)

$17* Child

(ages 6 – 11)

*Plus applicable sales tax. Children under 6 not admitted in Dam.

TABLE ROCK DAM TOUR ONLY

Toll Free: 800-335-2279, tablerockdamtours.com Departing from Dewey Short Visitor Center. Includes a ride on a San Francisco Cable Car plus a tour inside Table Rock Dam.

$10* Adult

(ages 12 & up)

$5* Child

(ages 6 – 11)

*Plus applicable sales tax. Children under 6 not admitted in Dam.

Ride the Ducks

2320 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Toll Free: 800-335-2279 Fax: 417-266-7611 bransonducks.com

Branson’s ride, splash, drive attraction for groups of all ages. Laugh and learn by land and lake on our 2 Branson Adventures. Perfect for family or military reunions. Level parking for buses!

March - Dec. 15

Tours Depart Frequently

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Showboat Branson Belle®

4800 State Hwy. 165, Branson, MO 65616 Toll Free: 800-618-9283 Fax: 417-338-8069 silverdollarcity.com

Silver Dollar City®

399 Silver Dollar City Parkway, Branson, MO 65616 Toll Free: 800-618-9283 Fax: 417-338-8069 silverdollarcity.com

Stone Hill Winery

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

WORLD’S LARGEST MUSEUM ATTRACTION

Titanic Museum Attraction

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

The Track Family Fun Parks 4 Locations in Branson, Missouri Local: 417-334-1612 Toll Free: 877-867-1612 Fax: 417-334-1512 bransontracks.com

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2 NEW SHOWS set sail on the Showboat Branson Belle... NEW Noon Comedy Cruises AND All-NEW Evening Cruises Encore! starring internationally- acclaimed fiddling aerialist, Janice Martin, and The ShowMen, a six-piece powerhouse male ensemble. Plus, enjoy a NEW threecourse, chef-inspired menu. (Ask about Added Value Packages!)

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March - Dec.

Discover your next adventure at MidAmerica’s Largest Theme Park, Silver Dollar City. Thrill to 30 rides and attractions, including a NEW Million Dollar Area for Little Kids - Half Dollar Holler. Plus, 40 live shows, over 100 craftsmen, 60 unique shops, 17 restaurants, Culinary & Craft School and 6 festivals! (Ask about added value packages!)

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Mar. - Dec.

FREE TOURS. AWARD-WINNING WINES. Treat your senses. Come see how we make cream sherry and 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.

Titanic Museum Attraction towering 100 feet above street-level, this ship-shaped adventure is located on Hwy. 76 and is the season’s must see attraction! View over 400 artifacts, touch an iceberg and walk the Grand Staircase. A one-of-a-kind adventure for any group or reunion. Private parties, dinners and Catering available.

2011’s Gonna Rock!! Experience The Track’s NEW high-rise go-kart track, Heavy Metal High Rise, with steel and concrete reaching almost 50 feet high at Track 4, a new mustsee Track 3. After 30 years, still enjoy classic go-karts, bumper boats/cars, laser tag, mini golf, thrill rides, arcades, and food.

Mon. - Sat. 8 a.m. - Dusk Free Gift

Sun. 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Year Round

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Boarding Daily at 9 a.m. Year Round

Vary

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(Check Website)

Year Round

(Weather Dependant)

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Veterans Memorial Museum/Branson

1250 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Toll Free: 877-554-8387 Fax: 417-336-2301, VeteransMemorialBranson.com

White Water

®

3505 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Toll Free: 800-618-9283 Fax: 417-338-8069 silverdollarcity.com

Vigalante ZipRider

This national tribute to all veterans is a powerful experience. Over 2000 exhibits progress through the wars of the 20th Century, including WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm. The centerpiece of the museum is the World’s Largest War Memorial Bronze Sculpture with 50 life-size soldiers modeled after a combat soldier from each state.

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Your Beach Within Reach, White Water, debuts its biggest expansion to date - NEW Aloha River @ Hula Hula Bay. Plus, over 12 acres of tropical adventures featuring twisting typhoons, super soakers, the ever-popular Surfquake Wave Pool, 7-story Kalani Towers and more- over 2 million gallons of fun! (Ask about Added Value Packages!)

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Open Daily at 9 a.m. Jan. - Dec.

Ride The Ducks

May. - Sept.

Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors

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Branson Lodging Map 1. Stonewall Motor Inn.............................F-12 2. Homestead Motel..................................E-11 3. Stonewall West Motor Inn....................E-11 4. Hillbilly Inn & Restaurant.....................E-11 5. Four Seasons Inn...................................E-10 6. Ozark Mountain Inn..............................E-10 7. Ramada Inn.............................................E-10 8. La Quinta Inn..........................................E-10 9. Outback Roadhouse Motel & Suites.................................................E-9 10. Grand Country.......................................E-9 11. Holiday Inn Express..............................E-9 12. Hotel Grand Victorian . ........................E-8 13. Dutch Kountry Inn . ..............................E-8 14. Grand Oaks.............................................F-8 15. Grand Oaks 2..........................................F-8 16. Gazebo Inn ............................................E-8 18. Angel Inn................................................F-9 17. Radisson..................................................F-8 19. Green Gables Inn...................................F-8 20. Super 8 Motel.........................................F-8 21. Residence Inn........................................ G-8 22. Thousand Hills Golf Club & Resort............................................... G-8 23. Comfort Inn at Thousand Hills............F-8 24. Grand Plaza Hotel.................................. 24 25. Comfort Inn & Suites............................C-9 26. Barrington Hotel...................................B-9 27. Savannah House....................................B-9 28. Kings Quarters.......................................C-8 29. Branson Towers Hotel...........................B-9 30. Scenic Hills Inn.......................................C-6 31. Motel 6................................................... D-6 32. Cascades Inn..........................................C-6 33. Surf Inn....................................................E-5 34. Howard Johnson...................................E-6 35. Hall of Fame Hotel.................................E-6 36. Best Western Center Pointe Inn.........................................E-6 37. Thunderbird Inn....................................E-7 38. Baldknobbers Motor Inn.....................E-7 39. Melody Lane Inn....................................E-7 40. Clarion Hotel..........................................E-7 41. Holiday Inn Express..............................F-7 42. Quality Inn..............................................E-7 43. Stone Castle Inn.....................................F-7 44. Super 8....................................................F-7 45. Branson’s Best........................................F-6 46. Travelodge at the Falls........................ G-5 47. Branson Vacation Inn...........................F-7 48. Fairfield Inn............................................F-5 49. Seven Gables Inn...................................F-5 50. Leisure Country.....................................E-5 51. Blue Bayou..............................................E-4 52. Lodge of the Ozarks..............................E-4 53. Hampton Inn......................................... D-4 54. K Royal Motel........................................ D-4 55. Comfort Inn West..................................C-4 56. Honeysuckle Inn....................................C-4 57. Southern Oaks Inn................................C-5 58. Quality Inn..............................................C-5 59. Best Western Music Capital Inn........................................C-5 60. Bradford Inn.......................................... D-3 61. Twelve Oaks............................................E-3 62. Spinning Wheel.....................................E-3 63. Days Inn..................................................E-3 64. Mountain Music Inn..............................E-3

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65. Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Conference Center.............. H-5 66. Timber Ridge Lodge............................ H-5 66. Welk Resort............................................ H-5 67. Fall Creek Inn & Suites..........................F-5 68. Big Cedar Lodge.................................... J-6 69. Fall Creek Resort................................... H-6 70. Hampton Inn....................................... B-10

71. Lilleys’ Landing Resort & Marina.............................. G-9 72. Ramada Limited....................................C-7 73. SDC Campground................................ D-2 74. Cardinal Hills Cottages........................ D-3 75. Lantern Bay Resort................................E-2 76. Crow’s Nest Resort................................E-2 77. Bavarian Village Resort........................E-2


Hotels / Motels / Condos / Resorts 78. Alpine Lodge..........................................E-2 79. Foxfire Resort.........................................E-2 80. Antlers Resort........................................E-2 81. Happy Valley Lodge..............................E-2 82. White Wing Resort................................E-2 83. Artilla Cover Resort...............................F-2 84. Rockwood Resort..................................F-2 85. Bradford on the Lake............................F-2

86. Stillwater Resort....................................F-2 87. Golden Arrow Resort............................F-2 88. The Village at Indian Point...................F-2 89. Indian Point Lodge...............................F-3 90. Eagle View Cottages.............................F-2 91. Indian Trails Resort...............................F-2 92. Trail’s End Resort...................................F-3 93. Tribesman Resort..................................F-2

94. Cottage Resort.......................................F-2 95. Kimberling Inn & Conference Center..........................F-2 96. Bayside at Stillwaters Resort ............. D-2 97. StoneBridge Resort...............................B-2 98. Branson Condos................................... H-5 98. Branson Condo Resort........................ H-5 98. Pointe Royale Condominium Resort & Golf Course..................... H-5 98. A Pet Friendly Nightly Resort............. H-5 99. FoxPointe Condominiums................ C-11 100. Branson Hotel Royale.......................E-11 101. Lake Shore Resort............................ C-14 102. Best Western Landing View.............E-12 103. Prince Charles Inn...............................E-8 104. Deer Run Motel...................................C-2 105. D’Monaco Luxury Resort................... J-4 106. Branson Windmill Inn & Suites......................................E-8 107. Kimberling Suites.............................. H-1 108. Cabins at Grand Mountain................E-7 109. Ozark Trout Resort............................. G-9 111. Dockers Inn..........................................F-7 112. Lynina Inn.............................................C-6 113. Colonial Mountain Inn.......................B-1 114. Boomerang Resort..............................B-1 115. Green Valley Resort........................... A-1 116. Jimdy Kricket...................................... A-1 117. Pop’s Resort......................................... A-1 118. Waters Edge Cabins & Resorts............................ G-1 119. Dreamcatchers Resort.......................F-2 120. Westgate Emerald Resort................. G-4 121. Grand Crowne Resorts.......................F-5 122. Southwind Vacation Rentals............ G-6 123. Bradford House...................................F-8 124. Riverlake Resort................................F-11 125. Emerald Lake Resort........................ G-13 126. Rainbow Haven................................ A-14 127. Turkey Creek Ranch......................... A-14 128. First Four LLC.......................................B-9 129. Calm Waters Resort............................C-2 130. Branson Ozark View Condos.............B-1 131. Hunter’s Friend Resort.......................F-2 132. Westgate Branson Woods Resort...................................C-7 133. Hilton Promenade............................E-13 134. Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel.............F-13 135.1st Inn Branson....................................E-7 136. Amazinn & Suites................................C-4 137. Rosebud Inn........................................ D-8 137. Whispering Hills..................................C-7 137. Rock Lane Resort................................F-2 138. Treehouse Condo Rentals..................E-2 139. Best Western Next to Silver Dollar City..............................B-2 140. Branson Garden Inn.........................E-10 141. Alpenrose Inn......................................F-6 142. Boxcar Willie Hotel..............................E-3 143. Branson Motor Court.......................F-12 144. Classic Motor Inn.................................C-7 145. Foxborough Inn & Suites...................C-8 146. Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks.................. H-10 147. Ozark Valley Inn.................................. D-6 148. Tri-Lakes Center...................................B-9

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Comfort Inn

Clarion Hotel

Savannah House

Lodging The Branson/Lakes Area has over 18,000 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 world-famous 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. Many area properties stay open year ’round and offer reduced rates for groups and individuals in January, February and March during Hot Winter Fun. Amenities visitors can expect to find at area lodging properties 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 motorcoaches at select properties. Many area lodging properties have meeting space for groups of 15 up to 4,000, with banquet facilities, outdoor pavilions, 24-hour front desks, and shuttle service to and from area attractions.

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Two new luxury hotels await your group with the Hiltons of Branson, both located downtown on Lake Taneycomo. The Hilton Promenade in the new Branson Landing shopping and entertainment district features 243 oversized guest rooms and suites with spectacular views of Lake Taneycomo. The Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel is connected to the Branson Convention Center and features 293 guest rooms and suites in a 12-story glass tower. The Branson Convention Center is one of the most dynamic convention centers in the country and is a world-class facility featuring 220,000-sq.-feet of flexible meeting space including two exhibit halls totaling 50,000-sq.-feet which connects to a 23,000-sq.-foot ballroom. The convention center offers a wide range of services, including complete onsite catering, top-tier audio visual services, event management, business center, internet access and more. Branson Landing features a scenic boardwalk along the 1.5-mile Taneycomo lakefront. At the heart of the Landing is a vibrant town square terracing down to the $7.5 million spectacular water attraction that features a merging of water, fire, light and music. You will be amazed by the dazzling interplay of water fountains shooting 120-foot geysers and fire cannons blasting, all choreographed with light and music. For a complete list of lodgings and accomodations, please visit ExploreBranson.com.


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3311 Shep. of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-2300 Fax: 417-336-4165 Amazing-Branson-Hotels.com

Amazing large rooms have pillowtop beds and refrigerator, microwave, even three-queen suites. Enjoy our hot breakfast with biscuits & gravy, french toast, scrambled eggs. Relax in our pool and hot tub. There is free Wi-Fi in every room. Reserved motor coach parking on a flat lot.

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Located in the heart of Branson’s theatre district and right next door to the Baldknobbers Show; walking distance to 9 shows and shopping, plus Baldknobbers has level parking; an outdoor pool, kids stay free and free in-room coffee all with the quality you expect from Branson’s First Family - The Baldknobbers.

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The Barrington Hotel & Suites offers convenient luxury at an affordable rate. We have indoor corridors, handicap accessible rooms, deluxe hot continental breakfast, indoor pool Hotel & Suites & hot tub, free wireless internet, fitness center and more. Our new décor Barrington Hotel & Suites 263 Shep. of the Hills Expy., Branson, MO 65616 provides an exquisite lobby, featuring Local: 417-334-8866, Fax: 417-336-2585 hardwood floors and stone fireplace Toll Free: 800-760-8866 with connecting sitting room.

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Branson’s Newest Hotel ideally located at Hwy. 76 and Hwy. 65 offering easy access to shows, attractions, Branson Landing and Historic Downtown. Rooms equipped with microwave, refrigerator, 32” flat screen TV, highspeed internet and coffee makers. Also Baymont Inn & Suites 1000 West Main Street (Hwy. 76) , Branson, MO 65616 featuring FREE continental breakfast, Local: 417-334-1985 heated indoor pool, workout facility Fax: 417-334-1984 and business center.

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

Baldknobbers Motor Inn 2843 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-7948 Fax: 417-334-7232 baldknobbers.com

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Sleep like an angel on our pillowtop beds and all our rooms have refrigerator/microwave. Enjoy our hot breakfast with biscuits & gravy, french toast, scrambled eggs. Relax in the indoor pool and hot tub. There is free Wi-Fi in every room. Reserved motor coach parking and dump station.

Angel Inn of Branson

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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 Best Western Branson Inn & an elevator. All rooms have a private Conference Center balcony! We are located 1/2 mile from 8514 Hwy. 76, Branson West, MO 65737 Local: 417-338-2141, Toll Free: 800-868-6625 Silver Dollar City and 4 miles from all Fax: 417-338-8320 of Branson.

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BestWesternBransonInn.com

Ideally located in the center of Branson’s entertainment, directly across from Clay Cooper and adjacent to the Titanic Museum. Over 25 theaters, attractions and shopping outlets within walking distance of the hotel. Montana Mike’s Steakhouse on site. Great group amenities include free deluxe Best Western Center Pointe Inn continental breakfast, level parking 3215 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Toll Free: 877-837-2537, Local: 417-334-1894 and much more. Two-sink vanities Fax: 417-334-3437, myerhotels.com available. Across from the famous Shoji Tabuchi Theater, this hotel has the atmosphere of a small, boutique hotel while providing the amenities of a large hotel. The combination creates a lodging experience to satisfy any group with ideal features like a spaBest Western Music Capital Inn cious lobby, two-sink vanities, inside 3257 Shep. of the Hills Expy., Branson, MO 65616 corridors, level parking and more. Top Local: 417-334-8378, Toll Free: 877-837-2537 Trip Advisor Hotel. Fax: 417-334-8855, myerhotels.com Enjoy Branson’s most beautiful Hotel featuring oversized double queen rooms, suites and Jacuzzis. We offer a complimentary hot breakfast, seasonal ice cream social, indoor corridors, elevators, indoor pool & hot tub, Branson Towers Hotel 236 Shep. of the Hills Expy., Branson, MO 65616 meeting space, hospitality rooms, banquet facilities and free wi-fi. Let Local: 417-336-4500 us host your next motorcoach tour, Fax: 417-334-6838 bransontowers.com reunion, church retreat or meeting.

Exclusive and luxurious, The Cabins at Grand Mountain are the perfect getaway for the whole family or a distinctive corporate outing. Various cabin sizes sleep from 2 to 16 people. Located just two blocks from Country The Cabins at Grand Mountain Music Boulevard, the cabins are nes245 S. Wildwood Dr., Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-243-2245, Toll Free: 800-864-4145 tled in a natural Ozark setting. Meeting space available from 25 - 200. Fax: 417-336-4724 cabinsinbranson.com

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Smoke free, close to Hwy. 76, Shoji, Pierce Arrow, Sight & Sound Theatres, dining, shopping and the Branson Landing. We offer interior corridors, elevator, indoor pool, hot tub, exercise and game room, guest laundry, Cascades Inn 3226 Shep. of the Hills Expy., Branson, MO 65616 deluxe continental breakfast. Rooms have double vanities, coffee makers, Toll Free: 800-588-8424 Local: 417-335-8424, Fax: 417-334-1927 hair dryers, iron & boards, Wi-Fi.

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Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark provides guests with an unforgettable all-in-one resort destination centrally located in Branson, with friendly service and activities. We offer indoor Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark and outdoor waterparks as well as an 3001 Green Mountain Dr., Branson, MO 65616 on-site restaurant and spa. Our Tower Local: 417-336-6000 Rooms have indoor corridors with elToll Free: 888-273-3919 evators and our Atrium Rooms have Fax: 417-336-6008 outdoor corridors.

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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 from 3 to 300. Two Clarion Hotel restaurants, lounge, handicap rooms, 2820 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 level parking. Great location - just 2 Local: 417-334-7666, Toll Free: 800-725-2236 miles west on Hwy. 76 next to The Fax: 417-334-7720 Grand Village.

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clarionhotelbranson.com

Experience Branson’s Mountain Lodge Themed Hotel. Enjoy million dollar views of the Ozarks and Branson area in a unique setting. This 2010 Platinum Award Comfort Inn is located near Sight & Sound, Yakov Smirnoff, Oak Ridge Boys, Tri-Lakes Center and Comfort Inn and Suites 5150 Gretna Rd., Branson, MO 65616 The Mansion Theaters. Groups enjoy Local: 417-335-4731, Toll Free: 877-837-2537 the lobby with a beautiful fireplace Fax: 417-335-3697 and wildlife features.

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The only hotel overlooking the Thousand Hills Golf Course, this 2010 Platinum Award winner is one of the top Comfort Inns in the world. Peacefully situated in a quiet area within walking distance of Andy Williams’ Moon River, The Grand Palace and Branson Comfort Inn at Thousand Hills Variety Theaters. Outstanding service 203 S. Wildwood Dr., Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-4727, Toll Free: 877-837-2537 and excellent amenities await your group’s arrival. Fax: 417-335-4748

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The closest hotel in Branson to Silver Dollar City and Shepherd of the Hills. Theaters and dining within walking distance. Hotel features in-room coffee, elevator, queen beds, irons, hot tub, indoor pool & patio area. Comfort Inn West Level parking for buses. Experience 3601 Shep. of the Hills Expy., Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-8694, Toll Free: 877-837-2537 Branson’s best value. Call our group experts today! Fax: 417-334-1037

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Choose a Cape Cod Cottage, a Cabin or a Condo right in the heart of Branson. We have it all. Fully equipped kitchens, living/dining area, private deck, screened in porch, outdoor pools, hot tubs, Jacuzzi’s, hospitality room and Festiva Hospitality Group 3864 Green Mountain Dr., Branson, MO 65616 meeting facilities. Everything your next reunion needs; priced like a hotel Toll Free: 800-396-6895 but so much more. Local: 417-332-3279

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Four Seasons Inn

1360 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-0040 Toll Free: 800-324-8745 Fax: 417-336-3618 fourseasonsbranson.com

Easy walking distance to Veterans Museum, Dixie Stampede and American Bandstand yet surrounded by groves of trees! King; Queen/Queen; King Jacuzzi; Free Wi-Fi; Deluxe Continental Breakfast. Book COMMISSIONABLE online through any GDS supporting orbitz.com, kayak.com, hotels.com, expedia.com or call us!

The Grand Country Inn has a reputation for beautiful rooms, spacious grounds and friendly service ensures your guests a GRAND time. Located at Grand Country Square, you’re nestled in the perfect “one-stop” place for great shopping, excellent food, Ozarks Grand Country Inn /Grand Country Square fun and award-winning entertain1945 W. 76 Country Blvd., Branson, MO 65616 ment from the stage of Grand Country Local: 417-335-8543, Toll Free: 800-356-4336 Music Hall! Fax: 417-335-8881, GrandCountry.com We have the experience and the dedication serving hundreds of groups and reunions every year. Located just off Hwy 76 behind Ride the Ducks, with indoor corridors, WiFi, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzi Suites. All rooms are nonGrand Oaks Hotel 2315 Green Mountain Dr., Branson, MO 65616 smoking. Our friendly and caring staff Toll Free: 800-553-6423, Local: 417-336-6423 ensures your stay is everything you expect it to be and more! Fax: 417-334-6264 grandoakshotel.net

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Located in the heart of Branson, offering 200 guest rooms and 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 Grand Plaza Hotel and Conference Center and Lounge on the 9th floor. Meet245 N. Wildwood Dr., Branson, MO 65616 ing/banquet facilities for memorable Toll Free: 800-850-6646, Local: 417-336-6646 Fax: 417-337-5535, bransongrandplaza.com reunions! The Hampton Inn Branson - Branson Hills is a beautiful four story brick and stone structure located in the picturesque Ozark Mountains in Southwest Missouri. Adjacent to the 18-hole Payne Stewart Golf Club and the Hampton Inn Branson Hills 200 South Payne Stewart Dr., Branson, MO 65616 Branson Rec-Plex, the hotel is an easy Local: 417-243-7800, Toll Free: 800-HAMPTON drive to all of Branson’s theatres and attractions. Fax: 417-243-7810

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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 double queen or one king bed accommodations. Additional Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel amenities include an outdoor and indoor pool, fitness facility, Level 2 200 East Main St., Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-5400, Toll Free: 800-HILTONS Steakhouse and Clear.

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Fax: 417-336-5413, bransonconventioncenter.hilton.com

Located in Branson Landing, the area’s newest retail attraction, the hotel is the centerpiece and is surrounded by over 100 shops and restaurants. Guest rooms feature either two queen or one king bed. Additional amenities Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing include an indoor pool and fitness 3 Branson Landing Blvd., Branson, MO 65616 room. Local: 417-336-5500, Toll Free: 800-HILTONS

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Fax: 417-336-5513, promenadeatbransonlanding.hilton.com

The Holiday Inn Express is Branson’s Luxury Resort Hotel offering numerous amenities groups love. New in 2010: Indoor pool, hot tub, sun deck, game room, exercise room, gift shop and more. Groups love our two-sink Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 2801 Green Mountain Dr., Branson, MO 65616 vanities, free hot breakfast and spaToll Free: 877-837-2537, Local: 417-336-2100 cious lobby. Close to Grand Village shopping, golf and theaters. Fax: 417-336-6319

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When both price and quality matter! Outstanding reputation for service, quality, beauty and cleanliness. Conveniently located at West Highway 76 and Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. FREE hot deluxe breakfast, indoor & outdoor pools, hot tub, WIFI, sevHoneysuckle Inn & Conference Center eral nearby theaters and restaurants. 3598 Shep. of the Hills Expy., Branson, MO 65616 Group Vacation Packages and Ticket Toll Free: 800-942-3553, Local: 417-335-2030 Services are our “Specialty”! Christian Fax: 417-335-3029, honeysuckleinn.com owned and operated.

Hotel Grand Victorian

2325 W. Hwy 76, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-2935, Fax: 417-336-1932 hotelgrandvictorian.com

Gracious hospitality, turn of the century charm. Located in the center of Branson, close to shows, shopping and a variety of dining options. Featuring a brand new gazebo with indoor pool and spa, concierge desk, afternoon tea service, wireless highspeed 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 multibath lodges, deluxe condos, Victorian cottages and log cabins provide privacy and gathering space. Kitchens and BBQs offer savings and convenience. 3 heated pools, kiddie pools, hot tubs, Indian Point Resorts gameroom, playgrounds, docks, 71 Dogwood Park Trail, Branson, MO 65616 boats. The unique and affordable alToll Free: 800-888-1891, Local: 417-338-2250 ternative to standard motels.

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The Kimberling Inn... Just minutes from Branson, offers guest the perfect combination of beautiful scenery and first class accommodations. We offer Kimberling Resort & Conference Center all the amenities and services necessary for business and leisure travelers. P.O. Box 159 Our front desk is staffed 24 hours a Kimberling City, MO 65686 Local: 417-739-4311, Toll Free: 800-833-5551 day with friendly personal to help Fax: 417-739-5174 ensure you have a comfortable stay.

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kimberling.com

Lodge of the Ozarks, nestled in the heart of Branson’s famous 76 Strip, offers accommodations and a completely flat parking lot within walking distance of outlet shopping, 12 theatres, museums and fine Lodge of the Ozarks dining. Meeting, hospitality and 3431 W. Hwy, 76, Branson, MO 65616 banquet rooms seat 20 to 300 with Toll Free: 877-327-9894, Local: 417-334-7535 full catering services available from Fax: 417-334-0306 the on-site restaurant. lodgeoftheozarks.com

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The Majestic has beautiful two to four bedroom affordable condominiums overlooking Table Rock Lake. This new complex is perfect for a reunion with Thousand Hills - Majestic at Table Rock a large pool, picnic pavilion, boat slip 245 S. Wildwood Dr., Branson, MO 65616 rentals, located next to the State Park Local: 417-243-2245 for picnics and lake activities, yet a Toll Free: 800-864-4145 short drive to Silver Dollar City.

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AAA Approved, convenient to shows and attractions, spacious 1-4 bedroom condominiums on a beautiful 18-hole golf course, is perfect for groups and reunions. World Class trout fishing on Lake Taneycomo below Table Rock Dam, golf, tennis, indoor/outdoor/ Pointe Royale Condominium kiddie swimming pools, fitness center, Resort & Golf Course 158-A Pointe Royale Dr., Branson, MO 65616 playground, picnic area, restaurant/ Local: 417-334-5614, Toll Free: 800-962-4710 lounge, meeting rooms, concierge cusFax: 417-334-5620, pointeroyale.com tomized packages.

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Your group will love the Quality Inn across from Shoji Tabuchi and near Pierce Arrow. Indoor and outdoor pools with jetted tub. Game room. Interior and exterior rooms. 4-story with elevator. Deluxe hot continenQuality Inn, Shepherd of the Hills Expy 3269 Shepherd of the Hills Expy., Branson, MO 65616 tal breakfast. Level parking and bus Local: 417-335-6776, Toll Free: 800-245-3308 facilities. Let us show your group our southern hospitality! Fax: 417-335-6762

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qualitybranson.com

The newly renovated Radisson Hotel bodes 472 well appointed guest rooms including Sleep Number® Beds. Located in the heart of Branson featuring 13 meeting rooms and 15,000SF of banquet space. For your convenience we have 2 on-site restauRadisson Hotel Branson rants, Lounge, indoor/outdoor heated 120 S. Wildwood Dr., Branson, MO 65616 pool, and Concierge desk for all ticketLocal: 417-335-5767, Toll Free: 888-566-5290 ing needs.

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All suite hotel in the heart of Branson. Includes complimentary hot breakfast, evening social TuesdayThursday and wireless internet access. Amenities include: kitchen in every suite, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center, business center, Residence Inn outdoor courtyard, gas grill, firepit 280 S. Wildwood Dr., Branson, MO 65616 and basketball court. Call for group Local: 417-336-4077, Toll Free: 800-331-3131 specials. Fax: 417-336-5837, marriott.com/sgfbr

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Ria Motor Inn Ria Motor Inn

3325 W. Hwy. 76 , Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-348-1494, Toll Free: 866-258-1657 Fax: 417-334-4749, RiaMotorInn.com

We are located in the heart of Branson’s famous 76 strip. We are within walking distance of several shows, restaurants and other attractions. We offer a great continental breakfast which includes biscuits & gravy. We also have free Wi-Fi, and our parking is very convenient.

Savannah House is a beautiful hotel that offers a spectacular view of the Ozark Mountains, There are 159 rooms with indoor corridors and elevators. You will be greeted each morning with a delicious hot breakfast and return each evening to hot Savannah House cobblers, soft serve ice cream and 165 Expressway Ln., Branson, MO 65616 fresh baked cookies. Meeting space Toll Free: 800-800-2019, Local: 417-339-2204 available for 150. Fax: 417-339-4051, savannahhousebranson.com A newly renovated hotel is 100% nonsmoking and offers interior corridors, elevator, handicap access, outside pool-hot tub and deluxe breakfast with homemade cinnamon rolls. The luxurious rooms have a big 32” flat screen TV w/ cable, coffeemaker, Scenic Hills Inn refrigerator, hair dryer, iron/ironing 2422 Shepherd of the Hills Expy., Branson MO 65616 board, phone, access to Wi-Fi, bathToll Free: 888-800-5577, Local: 417-336-8855 tub/shower and separate sink. Fax: 417-336-1346, scenichillsinn.com Southern Oaks Inn offers great amenities at a small price. Two large conference rooms, wireless internet and extra large guest rooms, make you feel right at home. Two pools and Southern Oaks Inn deluxe continental breakfast satisfies 3295 Shep. of the Hills Expy., Branson, MO 65616 a large number of guests. PersonalToll Free: 800-324-8752 ized Group Sales Staff can help you Local: 417-335-8108 coordinate your stay with ease. Call Fax: 417-335-8861 for rates today.

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SouthernOaksInn.com

Recommended by Better Homes & Gardens as the ”preferred place to stay in Branson”, Still Waters Condominium Resort is your “complete destination resort”. Combining more accommodation choices, new Table Still Waters Condominium Resorts Rock Lake Front Condos along with 21 Stillwater Trail, Branson, MO 65616 all the activities of Table Rock Lake, Local: 417-338-2323, Toll Free: 800-777-2320 just minutes from Silver Dollar City on Fax: 417-338-8630 Indian Point Road.

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Nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Stonebridge Resort is located in a private gated commuR E S O R T nity offering your group to experience exceptional accomodations in our StoneBridge Resort studios, suites or lodges. Enjoy our 50 StoneBridge Pkwy., Branson West, MO 65737 championship golf course, swimming Toll Free: 866-332-1373 pools, playgrounds, covered pavilion, Local: 417-332-1313 lighted tennis courts and hiking trails. Fax: 417-332-2540 Dining available at Ledgestone Grill. StoneBridgeResortBranson.com

300 rooms located in the heart of the theater district, 2008 complete room renovation completed, 7 meeting rooms (10,000 sq. ft.), inside corridors & elevators, hot breakfast, all non-smoking, WIFI, Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center guest laundry, video arcade, pets 3050 Green Mountain Dr., Branson, MO 65616 welcome. Open year round. Toll Free: 800-677-6906 Local: 417-335-4700

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Thousand Hills is located within minutes of shopping, restaurants, attractions and two beautiful lakes. These privately owned units range in size from Queen Suite to a four bedroom condominium, Three banquet rooms with patios and full services caterThousand Hills Golf & Conference Resort ing menu. Amenities include pools, 245 S. Wildwood Dr., Branson, MO 65616 tennis, hot tubs, basketball court, Local: 417-243-2245, Toll Free: 800-864-4145 exercise facility, grills and indoor pool. Fax: 417-336-4724, thousandhills.com Bring your family and friends to join ours! Our full service resort includes 159 Well Appointed Guest Rooms - Full Service Restaurant - Live Performance Theatre - Fitness and Game Rooms - Guest Laundry - Mini Golf and Playground. Also, our guests can enjoy Welk Resort Branson THE SPLASH-A-TORIUM - 10,000 sq, 1984 St. Hwy 165, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-3575, Toll Free: 800-808-9355 ft. indoor/outdoor water attraction. Fax: 417-336-3165, welkresortbranson.com Welk Resort has it all! Prime location in 145 wooded acres located in the heart of Branson. You can afford a resort experience at Westgate Branson Woods! Perfect setting for Motorcoach, Veteran, Family and Youth Groups. ComWestgate Branson Woods Resort fortable guest rooms and special condo 2201 Roark Valley Rd., Branson, MO 65616 and cabin accommodations. Many on-site amenities include walking trails, pavilions, Toll Free: 866-610-8990 x 3112 Local: 417-332-3557 hospitality suites and breakfast.

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The Wilderness

RV Parks & Campgrounds Whether you have the newest RV out there with all the bells and whistles, or if you are a minimalist camper roughing it with little more than the clothes on your back, Branson has the overnight availability you need to enjoy your stay in the Ozarks. Pack up and plan a Branson getaway any season of the year. Spend quality time together in one of the family-oriented RV parks or campgrounds. You can enjoy 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 three pristine lakes in the area. 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 and attractions. Many offer WiFi and Internet access to help you keep up with emails to family and friends and most are very pet-friendly. Branson/Lakes Area RV parks and campgrounds boast a Good Sam award-winner and are often featured in Trailer Life magazine. For a complete list of RV Parks and Campgrounds, visit ExploreBranson.com or call the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of

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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. Ozark Mountain Wildlife It’s not uncommon to see several species of wildlife within the city limits of Branson. If you visit one of the area’s lakes, rivers, parks or campgrounds you may see any number of the following types of Ozark Mountain area wildlife: deer, bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, turkey vultures, wild turkeys, great horned owls, great blue herons, tarantulas, pileated woodpeckers, quail, songbirds, red fox, squirrels, otters, beavers, minks, armadillos, opossums, roadrunners, coachwhip snakes, copperhead snakes, garter snakes, skinks, eastern collared lizards and box turtles.


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79 landscaped, level, full hook-up sites and 6 furnished 2-story Villas surrounded by forest; meeting hall for 90 people; free WiFi & cable, camp store, pool, private bathroom/showers, launAcorn Acres RV Park & Villas 159 Acorn Acres Lane, Branson West, MO 65737 dry facility, game room, playground, and fenced pet play area. Local: 417-338-2500 Located just 1 1/2 miles West of Silver Dollar City on Hwy. 76.

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Guests rate the Branson KOA RV Resort high in customer service, facilities, amenities and location featuring 140 RV sites and a variety of cabins, cottages and lodges. Our convenient facility holds up to 500 people. Work with the group & reunion planner Branson KOA for catering, entertainment and transportation needs. Simply 397 Animal Safari Rd., Branson, MO 65616 the best.

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Laundry Facilities

Handicapped Access

Pool(s)

Toll Free: 800-338-2504 Fax: 417-338-5049 BestBransonRVpark.com

Local: 417-334-4414 Toll Free: 800-467-7611 bransonkoa.com

Compton Ridge offers a variety of accommodations. Our meeting space has two covered pavilions and the Gathering Hall offers a 500 seat heated and air conditioned year-round facility. The Whistle Stop CafĂŠ serves breakfast and dinner, May through Compton Ridge Campground October and catering year-round. Discount tickets available to 5040 State Hwy. 265, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-338-2911, Toll Free: 800-233-8648 area shows and attractions.

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Outback Roadhouse

Andy Williams Moon River Grill

Dino’s Famous 24K Carrot Cakes

Dining 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. Choose from American, Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Greek, and more. You can enjoy barbeque, seafood, steaks, pasta, ice cream, homemade pastries, and pizza at sitdown establishments, or have it delivered right to your hotel, campground or resort. The dining options in the area range from fast-food to homestyle, all-you-can-eat buffets to fullservice family dining to gourmet, chef-driven restaurants with some overlooking the lake. The area offers a number of lodging properties with continental breakfast, full-service restaurants and catering options. For groups, many of the 250+ restaurants in the area offer special group seating and motorcoach 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

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Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. And the new Branson Landing features more than 10 eating establishments along Lake Taneycomo. There are also dinner theaters, outdoor dining, lakeside dining, excursion boat dining, chuck wagon meals, and themed dining experiences. Catering service is available at many area group meeting space locations and some even provide outdoor picnics for events such as family reunions and military reunions. 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. A number of restaurants, ice cream and snack shops stay open after the evening shows let out for a late-night treat offering desserts, ice cream and more. Some of the area lounges stay open until 1:00 am and feature live music and specialty drinks.For a complete list of restaurant and dining choices, visit ExploreBranson.com.

Fall Creek Steak & Catfish House


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Enjoy fine dining at casual prices at Andy Williams Moon River Grill. Menu items are made from scratch and feature some of Andy’s mother’s recipes! Andy’s personal pop art collection gives the restaurant a warm, Andy Williams Moon River Grill but sophisticated feel. Moon River 2600 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 Grill has nightly dinner music which Local: 417-339-3959, Toll Free: 800-400-3001 provides a relaxing and elegant Fax: 417-337-9475 ambiance for dining.

Group Minimum

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Meals

2 comps per 20 paid

Lunch

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350 Private Dining Available

Dinner

Handicapped Access

Bus Parking

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11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

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Four great locations in Branson, offering unique cuisine at each location, Fall Creek Steak and Catfish House “Home of the Tossed Rolls”, Plantation and Baldknobbers offering down home cookin’ buffets. New in 2011- the Great American Chicken Branson’s Best Restaurants 3460 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 House, featuring family-style meals Local: 417-334-0754, Toll Free: 888-363-9880 with side-splitters and a huge Fax: 417-335-6664 Heartland Soup and Salad Bar and bransonsbestrestaurant.com more. Located inside the Clarion Hotel west 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 Buckingham’s Prime Rib & Steak House sit down meal or plan a customized 2820 W. Hwy. 76, Branson, MO 65616 buffet. “Out of the ordinary, but not Local: 417-337-7777, Toll Free: 800-725-2236 out of your budget.”

Breakfast 300

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Dinner

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Breakfast

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325 Semi-Private Dining Available

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2 comps per 20 paid

4 p.m. 10 p.m.

Lunch

(upon request)

Dinner Buffet

Fax: 417-337-5335 clarionhotelbranson.com

Famous Dave’s has been recognized for over 450 National & Local Awards. Our catering team will take care of everything you need to make your get-together “Famous”. One phone call to Dave and we’ll take Famous Dave’s 1201 Branson Landing, Branson, MO 65616 care of the rest. Treat your group to the legendary taste of Famous Local: 417-334-4858 Dave’s Bar-B-Que. Fax: 417-334-3868

Lunch

Lunch Dinner

lounge open until 11 p.m.

11 a.m. 9 p.m.

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Florentina’s Ristorante Italiano 3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-3533 ext. 147 Toll Free: 800-419-4832 ext. 147

Enjoy mouth-watering Italian cuisine painstakingly crafted with the assistance of award-winning restaurateur, Chef K. A one-of-a-kind experience, Florentina’s evokes an atmosphere of casual sophistication your tours will love! Fine dining favorites and signature creations made fresh daily. Three-course dinner group tour menus served with a complimentary glass of wine.

275 Private Dining Available

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Grand Country Buffet

1945 W. Hwy. 76., Branson, MO 65616 Toll Free: 888-356-4336 Local: 417-335-8543 Fax: 417-335-8881 GrandCountry.com

McFarlain’s Family Restaurant

3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-4680 ext 147 Toll Free: 800-419-4832, Fax: 417-336-5348 bransonimax.com

Montana Mike’s Steakhouse

1464 Hwy. 248 & 3225 W. Hwy. 76 Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-355-3533 ext 147 Toll Free: 800-419-4832, Fax: 417-336-5348 bransonimax.com

Old Chicago

801 Branson Landing, Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-332-2005 oldchicago.com

Branson’s BEST Buffet offers over 125 items including meats, salads, soups, fruits, vegetables, bakery breads, desserts and more! Your guests will love the friendly staff and savor a delicious meal - breakfast, lunch or dinner. Conveniently located at Grand Country Square, 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.

Branson’s Best Steakhouse! Treat your groups to naturally aged steaks, hand-cut right in our restaurant and grilled to mouth-watering perfection! Big Steaks! Big Value! Big Portions! Big Steak Country!

Join us at Branson’s friendliest, full service restaurant, located at the Branson Landing. Old Chicago serves up delicious, handmade pizzas, best cold beers in town & always treat our guests like family. Plus, enjoy, A Lunch Time “All You Can Eat” Pizza Bar, Private Dining Room and Special Menu Designed for Groups of All Ages.

Group Minimum

Comp. Policy

Meals

Handicapped Access

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Breakfast 450 Private Dining Available

Lunch 25

Yes Dinner

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Buffet

Breakfast 700

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Lunch

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Dinner

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Lunch 425 Private Dining Available

Dinner Buffet

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Amish Country Store

Factory Merchants Mall

Historic Downtown Branson

Shopping From heirloom-quality furniture, handcrafted by artisans at Silver Dollar City or at many of the specialty shops located in Historic Downtown Branson, to scuba and golf gear, to brandname fashions, jewelry and appliances, Branson is a great place to shop for quality, variety and value. Visitors can explore three major outlet centers with more than 200 stores to find great deals on designer clothing and specialty merchandise. Branson also has hundreds of boutiques, craft and hobby shops, antique stores, toy stores, jewelry stores, art galleries and gourmet food markets. At Tanger Factory Outlet Center, The Shoppes at Branson Meadows and Factory Merchants Branson, visitors can find designer-brand clothing and shoes by manufacturers such as Eddie Bauer, Liz Claiborne, Jones New York, Reebok and Old Navy. Visitors can also shop for name-brand appliances, jewelry, leather goods, glassware, home decor, electronics, books, music, movies, cosmetics and more at stores like Black & Decker, Oneida Home, Kitchen Collection, Corningware, Corelle, Revere, Samsonite Company Store, Pfaltzgraff and Wilson Leather outlet. Many of the outlet 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

The Tanger Outlet Center

and wheelchair rental. Enjoy a working craft village at The Branson Mill Craft Village, offering a 40,000-square-foot facility devoted to craftsmen demonstrating their skills in glass blowing, leather, china painting, oil painting, stained glass, wood carving, silversmith, scrimshaw, pottery, copper colorist, etched glass and much more. Your group will enjoy unique shopping at the Branson IMAX, Grand Country Square, The Grand Village and the Branson Crafts Mall as well. 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 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 such as Brighton Collectibles, Victoria’s Secret, Hollister, Coldwater Creek, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Kirkland’s Home, Rack Room Shoes, Bath & Body Works, Pacific Sunwear and more. 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

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Branson Mill Craft Village 3300 N. Gretna Rd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-8436 Fax: 417-334-8541

Demonstrating craftsmen create works of art while you watch, with different artisans featured daily. There are also 150 booths with jewelry, gifts, decor and more - indoors under one roof! Enjoy homemade treats at the bakery or a meal at our sandwich shop. Branson Mill, Where Old-World Craftsmanship Meets World-Class Shopping!

Factory Merchants Branson 1000 Pat Nash Dr. #A1 Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-4041 Fax: 417-335-4595 bransonoutlets.com

Find an exciting collection of outlet stores offering savings of 25% to 65% every day. Look for the “red roofs” and head to Branson’s largest outlet center featuring Carter’s, Crocs, Jones New York, Lane Bryant Outlet, Red Wing Shoe Co., Reebok, Tuesday Morning and many more.

Grand Village Shoppes 2800 W. Hwy. 76 Branson, MO 65616 grandvillageshoppes.com

The Grand Village Shoppes includes 17 unique one-of-a-kind stores. Branson’s only center with artisans working on glass, carvings, leather goods and more. Singing waiters, fine arts, jewelry and more in a center styled like a quaint Charleston Village.

IMAX Shopping Complex 3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-3533 Toll Free: 800-419-4832 Fax: 417-336-5348 brasonimax.com

BIG SHOPPING at more than 20 specialty shops in the IMAX! Legacy & Legend Gifts offers a variety of souvenirs and IMAX film memorabilia. The Shadow Box features gourmet foods, luxury bed, bath and body gifts. Fabulous Finds carries fashion jewelry. The Clock Shop highlighting Howard Miller Rhythm clocks and much more! Additional shops.

Mountian Mama’s General Store 3300 N. Gretna Rd., Suite A Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-5800 Fax: 417-336-5810

Come to Mountain Mama’s General Store, featuring over 25-30 free samples daily including blueberry pretzels, blackberry and peach ciders, soups, several coffees, and tables of nuts, fruit and candies. Mama’s pantry includes chocolates, jams, honeys, sorghum, mixes and sugar-free items. Mountain Mama’s - For a Taste of Ozarks Hospitality!

P. Graham Dunn Galleries 3500 N. Gretna Rd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-9801 Toll Free: 800-361-9689 Fax: 417-334-1426 pgrahamdunnbranson.com

Inspirational gifts, home decor and Amish furniture. A visit to P. Graham Dunn Gallery is an inspiring experience. Take a stroll through our showroom and see charming wood gifts, framed lithographs, personalized lasered items, handcrafted Amish furniture and much more! Free coffee for everyone and special discounts for Tour Groups.

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Daily Year Round

10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Year Round

8:30 a.m. 9:30 p.m. Year Round

Daily Year Round

Daily Year Round


FLW Fishing Tournament

Ironman Branson 70.3

Travel Packagers/Events 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. That gives you more choices and more fun ways to package your tours. If want to have all the fun and let someone do all of the work when 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 (including multiple changes and updates) that will meet and

even exceed your highest expectations. Many provide the conveniences of working with one contract and paying one bill while offering 24-hour tour 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 on your next group tour to Branson. It’s just that simple. For a complete list of travel packagers/event planners, please visit ExploreBranson.com.

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AdVance Tour & Travel Formerly Flemming Tours - Branson AdVance Tour & Travel, formerly Flemming Tours - Branson Division, is P.O. Box 2289, a full service receptive operator for Branson and a custom tour planBranson West, MO 65737 ning service for all the US and Canada. We handle tours effectively and Local: 417-338-6688 efficiently to give each program the personal touch that is important Toll Free: 800-346-7706 to their success. We pride ourselves on great customer service. Fax: 417-338-8944

Hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon- Fri Year Round

flemmingtours-branson.com

Branson Country Getaway

780 State Hwy 165 Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-3702 Toll Free: 800-466-6370 Fax: 417-336-4183 bransoncountrygetaway.com sharlas@bransoncountrygetaway.com

Branson Country Getaway is a full service receptive assisting you in planning your group, reunion or individual package. No worries for you, because we take care of all the details. Call us today for a no obligation proposal.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon- Fri Year Round

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Branson Country Tours 1140 W. 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-336-2220 Toll Free: 800-841-2376 Fax: 417-336-2224 BransonCountryTours.com

• Fast, Free Quotes • Great Rates • Free Information Mailed • Excellent, Reliable Service • Groups and Individuals • Customized Arrangements Welcome • Travel Agents Appreciated • Call our Friendly and Helpful Staff Today • Established 1992

Hours

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon- Fri Year Round

Branson Group Tours

136 Rose O’Neill Dr. Branson, MO 65616 Toll Free: 888-332-3535 Fax: 417-337-7424 grouptoursbranson.com bransontours@centurytel.net

Branson On Stage Live! P.O. Box 6609 Branson, MO 65615 Local: 417-334-5599 Toll Free: 877-293-1612 Fax: 417-334-2570 BransonOnStageLive.com

Branson Premier Tours 500 W. Main St. Suite 101-B Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-239-1188 Toll Free: 877-714-1298 Fax: 417-239-1218 BransonPremierTours.com

Branson Ticket & Travel

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!

Our agents will work with you from start to finish for the most complete experience for your Branson Group, Reunion or Organization. Our local agents are very experienced and able to give you top-ofthe-line customer service. We customize your packages and offer free proposals.

P.O. Box 1373 Branson, MO 65615 Local: 417-335-2707 Toll Free: 800-432-4202 Fax: 417-335-8816 bransonticket.com

Branson Ticket & Travel celebrates 20 years of customizing year-round vacation packages. We specialize in military reunions, Bank Clubs, Student Travel, Church Groups along with individual vacation packages. BT&T is a full service agency that has built a reputation on quality, service, integrity, personal service and customer satisfaction.

Branson Tourism Center Groups Department

• We assist with your itinerary • We offer Discount lodging, tickets and meals • We customize for your needs/budget • We offer air/ground transportation • We have excellent customer service • We accommodate special requests • We offer online booking • We offer entertainer meet and greets • We offer special occasion coordination

220 Branson Hills Pkwy. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-334-8325 Toll Free: 800-268-4014 Fax: 417-334-7938 BransonGroups.com

Branson Travel Agency

220 Branson Hills Pkwy. Suite H Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-332-1990 Toll Free: 800-785-2176 Fax: 417-334-4588 BransonTravelAgency.com

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Specializing in group tour packages, custom tailored to suit your needs. Our carefully planned Branson itineraries will ensure your group a completely enjoyable experience. We take pride in providing courteous, professional service at competitive prices and you can be confident that we will take excellent care of you and your clients.

We provide: • Assistance with finding the best price on airfare • Assistance with finding the best price on car rental • Custom vacation packages to Branson • Travel Agent & Affiliate programs • Smooth, seamless vacation planning • NO service fees!

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon – Fri Year Round

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon – Fri Year Round

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon – Fri Year Round

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Year Round

8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Year Round Except Christmas Day

8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Year Round Except Christmas Day


Branson Travel & Tours 6858 Selmore Rd. Ozark, MO 65721 Local: 417-587-0077 Toll Free: 888-542-7676 Fax: 417-587-0072 travelbranson.net

Carriage Tours & Group Sales 2875 Green Mountain Dr. Branson, MO 65616 Local: 417-335-2555 Toll Free: 800-335-2555 Fax: 417-339-4051 bransonbest.com

Gatherings Plus

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Branson detailed group planning 18 years now - whether 5 or 500. Detailed planning ensures a smooth group tour. Complete group tour packages can include attractions, shows, restaurants, motorcoach, escorts and hotels. Tour operator member of ABA. For sample itineraries, group tour quotes with per person prices call 800-280-3279 or visit www.travelbranson. net/tour.htm

Year Round

Experienced travel specialists will prepare a customized package and advise you on the best opportunities to meet the needs of your group. We serve military reunions, church groups, conventions, motor coach groups, special events, bank travel and family reunions. We offer step-on guide service and professional itinerary planning with same day quotes.

Branson’ #1 MILITARY REUNION PLANNING SERVICE! Your successful gatherings begin and end with Gatherings Plus. We do all the work and you have all the fun. Free quotes and lots of references! Check the “comment” link on our website.

Noble Tours, Inc.

Serving the Branson area since 1991 as a receptive tours operation specializing in groups traveling to Branson. We custom design your package and make all of the arrangements to fit your group’s needs. Reservations for lodging, theaters, restaurants, etc. We live in Branson, are home-owned and operate year-round.

8:00 a.m. 6:30 p.m. Mon - Fri 24 Hour Contact Year Round

24/7 Year Round

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. On call 24 hours for in-town groups Year Round

to You!

Ozarks’ Kirkwood Tour & Travel

Committed to Excellence, Committed to You!

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

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

Committed to Excellence, Committed

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P.O. Box 1166 Branson, MO 65615 Local: 417-335-4668 Toll Free: 800-848-5432 Fax: 417-335-2343 ozarkskirkwood.com

Terry’s Transport, Tickets & Golf 190 Potential Dr. Hollister, MO 65672 Local: 417-331-2582 Fax: 417-339-1024 ttbranson.com tbowling@centurytel.net

Branson’s oldest receptive, our staff stays COMMITTED to EXCELLENCE and GUEST SATISFACTION with every customized itinerary. Whether it is a group, corporate retreat, military reunion, family vacation or 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. 800-848-5432. Veteran Owned!

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon - Fri 24 hour contact Year Round

Ticket Sales: Shuttle Service: Charter transportation to local shows/attracMon. Fri.: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. tions for groups of all sizes. Springfield Airport runs. Several veSat. & Sun.: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. hicles available. Perfect safety record. Dependable/affordable. Available 24/7 Discount Ticket Sales: Great seats and great prices. No delivery Shuttle Service/Airport Runs: fees or flimsy vouchers. By Appointment/Charter All things GOLF related: Discount green fees, rental clubs, clinics, Arrangement lessons and tournament coordination. Year Round

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Fishing on Table Rock Lake

Branson Zipline Canopy Tours at Wolfe Creek Preserve

Reunion Section Our Special Reunion Section was designed to provide you with specific information to ensure a successful, well planned and highly attended reunion. Whether you’re planning a Military, Family, Class or other type of reunion, we know Branson will fit your needs perfectly! One of the most valuable complimentary services the CVB offers is the opportunity for you to gain bids for lodging, ticketing and planning services and more for your reunion through an RFP (request for proposal) service that goes to all properties that can handle your particular type of reunion.

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Please see the RFP form on the next page. All you need to do is provide the information, submit to the CVB staff, then sit back and wait for the bids to come to you. Many other services and helpful hints are available as well. The Branson/Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau can provide your reunion group with a wealth of resources that can result in a truly unforgettable experience. We are here to help you create a reunion that will delight everyone and create great memories forever!

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Reunion Planner “Request for Proposal” (RFP) Form The Branson/Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) offers this service to reunion groups at no cost or obligation. Please complete this form and fax to 417-334-4139. Today’s Date_____________________

RFP TO REUNION GROUPS OF 20 OR MORE

Please check one: p I want to receive RFP’s directly from the Branson businesses (QUICKER RESPONSE option) p I want the RFP information collected by the CVB and sent to me. (Process time: 2 – 3 weeks) CONTACT INFORMATION: Name of Reunion/Group: Type of Reunion (select one) p Military p Family p Class p Other __________________________________________ Contact Name: _________________________________Address:_____________________________________________________ City/State: ____________________________________________Zip:______________ Phone:______________________________ Email Address:___________________________________________________________ Fax#:______________________________ I prefer to receive the RFP’s via (select one): p EMAIL p POSTAL MAIL p No Preference Are you the Decision Maker? p Yes p No If no, Decision-maker name: ________________________________________ LODGING: Preferred Date/s of Event: ________________________________________ Are dates flexible? p YES p NO If yes, 2nd choice for arrival date:__________________________________ Interested in (check all that apply): p HOTELS p CABINS p CONDOS p RV/CAMPSITES p HOMES (nightly rentals) Est. # of Attendees:_________ Est. # of Rooms: __________ Desired Rate Range: $___________ Hospitality Room? YES p NO p Additional Meeting Space? p YES p NO Requesting a Banquet and/or Catered Meals?: p YES p NO Additional Info/Needs:_______________________________________________________________________________________ Once you’ve had time to review the proposals you receive from the lodging properties, when do you plan on making your decision for Property Choice and/or Destination?: ________________________________________ I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO RECEIVE INFORMATION FROM: p Theatres/Shows p Attractions p Golfing p Boating p Shopping p Restaurants Would you like to receive information from Group Packagers/Planners located in Branson?

p Transportation Providers p YES p NO

REUNION/GROUP HISTORY (last 2 reunions): Year:______________ City/State:________________________________ Hotel:___________________________ # of Attendees:_____________ # of Rooms Blocked: ________________ Room Rate: $_____________________ Year:______________ City/State:________________________________ Hotel:___________________________ # of Attendees:_____________ # of Rooms Blocked: ________________ Room Rate: $_____________________ What other destinations are you considering?___________________________________________________________________ What made you decide to consider Branson for your Reunion/Group? __________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ For more information contact: Debbie Chesnokov, Leisure Group Sales Manager DChesnokov@BransonCVB.com or 1-800-214-3661 ext. 317 Branson/Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau P.O. Box 1897 • Branson, MO 65615 Office 417.334.4084 • Fax 417.334.4139 • ExploreBranson.com 57


Legends in Concert

Silver Dollar City

Mickey Gilley

Ten Helpful Reunion Tips The Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and 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 save you anxiety in the long run, and give you enough time to take care of all the details involved. An activities timeline can be a helpful tool to ensure all plans are made most effectively. 1. Determine the purpose. Talk to those within the reunion group to 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. 2. Set a date or range of dates, and determine how many people might be attending. 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.

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Dates for the reunion should be confirmed at least a year in advance to allow members to plan for vacation time and save money for the trip. If people are traveling a distance to attend, it is 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. 3. Determine your budget. Decide what expenses will be paid directly by your attending reunion members ( for instance, travel, hotel, 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 these incidentals. Do 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 fund-raising 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. 4. Call the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau. The sales staff offers a wealth of services for you to make your planning easy. One of the most valuable complimentary

Chubby Checker

Brett Family


services is the opportunity for you to gain bids for lodging, dining, ticketing and planning services and more for your reunion through 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 as well. (RFP form is located on page 57) 5. Select a location. This is best accomplished once you have a potential date and an approximate 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. 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. 6. Select committees. If your reunion is of a large scale, you may want to create committees that will handle particular tasks. Not only does this help spread the responsibility, 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. 7. Plan your itinerary. Remember that you want to plan activities that groups can do together, but also allow some “free” time for visiting and enjoying the great Branson surroundings. Branson has many venues for group activities, many of which can be combined into an activity such as lake cruises, dinner shows and theaters 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 show. 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. 8. Plan the meals. Meal planning can be tricky and gets more difficult 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 out together, how many meals are “on your own” and

how many meals can be included in the entrance fee. Decide if the meals with be banquet, buffet or reception style; a mixture of these options is usually a good bet. Again, in 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 gratuity. 9. Notify the group. Once you have decided on an itinerary, it’s time to send out invitations. Do this well in advance (six months to a year) and also send a reminder a few of 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. 10. Get help. Do not try to take care of all the details at the reunion yourself so retain the committees throughout event. 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 be sure all arrangements have been completed. Reunions can be even more memorable with group name tags, group photos (see page 14 for group photo options), a scrapbook for pictures and special memories, a special t-shirt or sweat shirt, a directory of attendees, or a display of group memorabilia and an event-specific autograph book for all the attendees or maybe a few Branson entertainers. The Branson/ Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce 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 Chamber of Commerce 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 o Send Thank Yous

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Military Reunions Branson, Missouri is known as the year-round home for all veterans and active duty personnel, making it the ideal destination for military groups seeking outstanding reunion activities and meeting facilities capable of accommodating up to 4,000 attendees. As one of the top 20 family vacation destinations in the United States, Branson offers world-class entertainment, awardwinning theme parks, natural lake and outdoor recreation, shopping, fine dining, arts and culture, and unmatched hospitality. Military reunion groups feel at home in Branson because every day they receive special recognition at live music shows, lodging properties, restaurants, shops and more. They are welcomed to dozens of special events held throughout the year that are geared specifically toward honoring their service, commitment and sacrifice. One such event is the nations largest veterans tribute, Branson Veterans Homecoming, which takes place in and around Branson each Nov. 5-11th, and at-

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tracts upwards of 100,000 veterans, military personnel and their families with dozens of special musical performances, memorial tributes, reunions, military displays and more. The Branson CVB will host our 6th Annual Military Reunion Planners Conference scheduled in Branson August 15-18, 2011. Military reunion planners considering Branson can expect to find helpful, professional group travel planners at the Branson/Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, and at dozens of area properties. These professionals are experienced and eager to help military reunion planners select the right lodging and meeting facilities, shows, dining and recreational activities, and create an event that’s both exciting and relaxing for each attendee.

Branson Honors Veterans Every Day!


Family Reunions Branson is the ideal family reunion destination for those seeking quality entertainment, unmatched variety, pristine outdoor and lake recreation, up-close-and-personal hospitality, and a place where family values will be honored and appreciated. It’s easy to see why Branson has earned the distinction as one of the top 20 overnight family vacation destinations in the country and #1 family destination in the Midwest! Whether you’re organizing a family reunion to re-establish ties with distant loved ones, or special celebration or just to get away from it all with your nearest and dearest, Branson offers an outstanding array of live shows, attractions, outdoor recreation, lodging and dining options for family members of all ages, tastes and backgrounds. Plus, perhaps unique to Branson is that many of its live theaters feature related family members! Presleys’ Country Jubilee, for example, features four generations of Presley family members who perform together nightly. The Baldknobbers,

The Hughes Brothers, the Duttons, The Brett Family, The Haygoods, Jim Stafford, SIX, The Osmonds and other shows showcase family members from at least two generations. These talented families will inspire and wow every member of your family with their dazzling musical, comedic and vocal talents. Creating family fun is what Branson’s show business families are all about -- for theirs, and for yours! In Branson it’s easy to meet these families and the other legendary stars because many of them welcome the opportunity to sign autographs and pose for pictures wherever they are, whether in the lobby after the show or on the golf course. Most of the performers live in the area year-round and can be seen enjoying shows and attractions with their families, too!

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Big Cedar Lodge

Silver Dollar City

Thousand Hills Golf Resort

Weddings & Anniversaries Plan a Wedding or Anniversary in Branson Branson is a perfect match for weddings and anniversary groupsd. With such a wide variety of wedding venues, from the grand staircase at Titanic to the Wilderness Chapel at Silver Dollar City to the rustic resort lodge at Big Cedar or perhaps you picture the European elegance found at Chateau on the Lake, your dream wedding can come true. There are intimate chapels, hotel ballrooms, garden venues as well as white clapboard country churches for your family and friends to gather for the big day. Branson has lots of caterers offering everything fine from cuisine to barbecue. Don’t forget about the florists and wedding photographers – you’ll find everything you need and more to plan an unforgettable wedding.

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Whether you are celebrating a wedding, or marking a milestone anniversary, the Branson/Lakes Area is the perfect place to celebrate your special day. Explore Branson for your anniversary with your family or plan a three-day holiday weekend... they’re all good excuses to book a romantic getaway to Branson. In Branson, we’re fortunate to have a thriving community of businesses who are dedicated to making your stay here as enjoyable as possible. For wedding and anniversary groups, please contact Debbie Chesnokov, Leisure Group Sales Manager, at 800-214-3661 ext. 317.

Branson Limousine


Wineries Newcomers to Branson may be surprised to find Missouri’s oldest and most awarded winery as one of the town’s most popular attractions. With 12,000 square feet of space, Stone Hill Winery’s Branson location has been receiving and entertaining visitors since 1986. The winery, located at the junction of Highway 165 and Green Mountain Drive (just two blocks south of Hwy. 76), delights thousands of tourists daily with a free, fun-filled hour of touring. Tasting Stone Hill’s many award-winning wines completes the experience. There is a proud tradition of Missouri winemaking and the tour focuses on telling the story of the vineyards and cellars at the winery’s main headquarters in Hermann, Missouri. Guests are invited to soak in the delightful aromas of maturing sherry and watch the actual bottling process of one of Stone Hill’s famous wines. Mount Pleasant Winery, with their award-wining wines, offers another reason to learn more about oenology, the science and study of all aspects of wine and winemaking. Located on Green Mountain Drive, just east of Stone Hill in Branson, Mount Pleasant is more than just a terrific place to enjoy great wines. It has a wine shop, an art gallery and hands-on bottling experiences all rolled into one. Visitors to Mount Pleasant have the unique opportunity to bottle their own dessert wine from a specially designed 600-gallon French oak barrel. Be sure to visit the tasting galleries, where more than wine is on display. The tasting galleries feature the works of renowned Missouri artists — from glass artisans to folk artisans to paint-

ers and sculptors. Enjoy the art while sipping your wine. Branson’s newest winery experience, Branson Ridge Winery & Marketplace, is conveniently located on the scenic promenade in the vibrant Town Square of Branson Landing. It is the perfect location for enjoying Branson Landing’s Concert Series and the spectacular fountain show on the lakefront. After you taste some of the wonderful Missouri wine, plan on relaxing for a while on the outdoor sheltered patio and enjoy fabulous fare in a casual, European-style setting at Cafe diVine. During unseasonable weather, you may choose to dine in the comfortable indoor seating with views of the barrel room. The Marketplace offers a variety of specialty foods and gifts from Europe and many other corners of the globe. You can even create your own wine label while at the winery – brand your own wine or personalize a gift for someone special! Lindwedel Wine Garden features wines produced in the state of Missouri. The Lindwedel family wants to provide “a relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy some of God’s most precious gifts, for any occasion, or none at all.” With outdoor decks and picnic areas overlooking a scenic Ozark panorama, indoor sitting rooms, and an event hall for larger groups, the wine garden offers a beautiful location for weddings, parties, reunions and other social gatherings. The views are absolutely spectacular, and the family and staff understand true Ozark hospitality and take great pleasure in making people feel comfortable and warmly welcomed.

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City Park Locations & Facilities

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Skate Park

Acreage

Pavilions

Restrooms

Alexander Park 901 Hawthorn 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65615

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Branson Lakeside RV Park 300 S. Box Car Willie Dr. 417-334-2915 Branson, MO 65615

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Branson North Park Woodridge & Westwood 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65615

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Branson RecPlex 1500 Branson Hills Parkway 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65615

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Cantwell Park Sunshine & Mockingbird 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65615

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Soccer Fields

Basketball Courts

Tennis Courts

Soft/ Baseball Fields

Play Structure

Jogging/ Walking Trail

Picnic Areas

Concessions

Golf Course

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Don Gardner Par 3 201 Compton Dr. 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65615

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Eiserman Park 201 Long St. 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65615

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Epps Park 201 Long St 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65615

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Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area 412 Owen Lane 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65615

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Murphy Park 499 Neihardt Ave. 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65615

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Old School Park 1515 W. Hwy 76 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65615

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Parnell Park 257 Mayden Lane 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65615

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Stockstill Park 625 Stockstill Lane 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65615

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Sunset Park 869 Sunset Rd. 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65615

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John Nygard Memorial Park 201 Long St 417-335-2368 Branson, MO 65615

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The Osmond Brothers

Branson Scenic Railway

Paul Revere and the Raiders

White Water

The Duttons

RV’ing in the Ozarks

The Oak Ridge Boys

Ride The Ducks

Twelve Irish Tenors

Someone you love is always playing in Branson.

Neal McCoy

Showboat Branson Belle

Brulé

Historic Downtown Branson

Buckets N Boards

Veterans Memorial Museum

Acrobats of China

The Track Family Fun Park

Moe Bandy

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