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Branson Must-Sees?

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Branson Must-Sees?

This will be our first trip to Branson - four adults in their early to mid 60's visiting in mid October. What are some of the must sees in the area? Any suggestions for shows, restaurants as well as sightseeing would be appreciated.

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My favorite shows are SIX, Haygoods, The Platters, and Cassandre-Voice of an Angel. A new one in 2010 is Cat's Pajamas that was pretty good too.

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SIX, Presley's, Rankin Brothers, Haygoods and Tony Roi (if you like Elvis) are really good shows. Also, Legends, Liverpool Legends (Beatles Tribute) and Acrobats of China are also really great shows.

During the middle of October, the fall color will be really pretty. For sightseeing, I would recommend taking advantage of the fall color. Dogwood Canyon is GORGEOUS during that time of year. It's about 30 minutes away from Branson, but well worth the drive. If you're not interested in doing much walking, their tram tour is really, really great. Lots of photo opportunities, and you get to go through their wild animal area where elk, bison, long horn cattle, deer, wild turkeys and other animals come RIGHT up to the tram to feed!

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My husband and I (both 60) went to Branson last year for our first trip. We enjoyed Ride the Ducks that took us out to Table Rock Lake. The water and fire show at Branson Landing is neat to see. Also, you must stop at Dick's 5&10in the downtown area; alot of cool stuff that will bring back memories. We enjoyed the Titanic Museum, too. As far as shows....we absolutely loved SIX, and the Dixie Stampede show was pretty fun. As far as restaurants....we enjoyed the pizza at Luigi's and the hamburgers at Chester's. We were only there 2 and a half days, but it was so fun, so pretty that we plan to go back this November. This time we are going to Silver Dollar City and see the Christmas lights that we have heard so much about. Another note.....we felt soooooo American there; very patriotic town. Have fun!

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if you end up riding the Ducks you can include a tour of Table Rock Dam. It's been closed to tours for years and started again this summer. The Hatchery next to the dam is a must see for us.

Texasnana when you go to SDC in November make sure to see the Living Nativity. It's the story of Jesus' birth. I think it's the best show in the park. (IMO better then Charles Dickens Christmas which combines Christmas Carol with How the Grinch stole Christmas) We've been going since 1992.

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I agree with the earlier post - go see Silver Dollar City!!!

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SDC is started its annual craft festival yesterday. Also, you can see demonstrations of glass blowing, candy making, making brooms, woodworking, and blacksmith. If you get their at the opening of SDC's day you can watch them bake bread and pastries at the first bakery when you enter the gate. Rides will be open and you can ride them. There are also music venues where you can sit and listen to music. AAA has 2 days for 1 price tickets for members. 2for1 tickets in Branson has tickets for many shows. Only go to the one in the purple building as the other places that say 2for1 are either timeshare or vacation scams. 2for 1 is located on the south side of 78 close to Highway 65 and they won't force you to listen to any high-pressure sales pitch. You go in get your tickets and that is it. You do need to purchase them in person here as they don't have e-tickets. They have lists of all the shows that will be on the days you want to attend and the times. see web-site www.branson2for1.com Branson 2 for 1 Tickets

1100 W Hwy 76

Corner of Roark Valley Road

(blue route) and Hwy 76

Accross Hwy 76 from the

Fire Station. 417-336-0241

Another good source for show and attraction tickets is reservebranson.com This is a great place to get tickets that 2for1 doesn't carry.

Here you get e-tickets that you print off your computer and then take this to the theater or attraction's box office when you go and they give you the tickets. You can do this when you come for the event and don't need to make a special trip.

A lot of hotels in Branson have outside entrances and no elevator so take that in consideration, if steps are a problem. The Holiday Inn Express on Green Mt. Drive has an elevator. You will have a great time.

Another show you might consider are the Hughes.

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Thanks everyone for all the suggestions. We spend part of October in the Smokies (Pigeon Forge) enjoying the fall colors so I'm trying to decide if we should also visit Branson in October or wait until November and see the Christmas displays.

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The WORST thing you can do is go the last week in October/first week in November!!!! A large number of the shows are closed because they are getting ready for Christmas. Silver Dollar City is also closed the first week in November. A lot of people think that's a great time to come, and then get here and realize that SDC and the shows they wanted to see are all closed! :(

First 2 weeks in October or the second week in November are all great times to come. :)

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