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Visit Branson – What to do, where to eat & where to stay

Summer is in full swing – where are you heading on vacation? Why not visit Branson? Here are some ideas of where to stay, what to eat, and what to do in the Ozark Mountain region of Missouri. There really is something for everyone, even a young city girl like me. What to see: Clay …

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The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks

Three years ago I took my first trip to Branson,Missouri for my in-laws 50th Wedding Anniversary. I was looking for a restaurant that was somewhat fancy but wasn’t too stiffy. I ended up finding Dobyn’s Dining Room at the Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks, just outside of town. (You can read that original …

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The Hughes Brothers Music Show – A Branson Must See

The World’s Largest Performing Family The Hughes family has the distinction of being the world’s largest performing family. They (the Hughes brothers) have been performing together over 30 years and now have a show in Branson, Missouri at The Hughes Brothers Theater. The Hughes Music Show is a family event with four of the Hughes …

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Stone Castle Hotel Branson – Unique and Affordable

In 1992 there was a boom of tourism in Branson, Missouri thanks to a story that aired on the CBS News TV Magazine “60 Minutes”. At the time, there were 27 theatres with live shows, over 53,000 seats to fill, and the likes of Loretta Lynn, Mel Tillis, and Boxcar Willie performing regularly. Branson saw …

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The Branson Scenic Railway: Day Tripping

First, let me say, this is not a review of the dinner train on the Branson Scenic Railway. I was aboard the regular excursion that is offered several times during the late morning and afternoon. Branson, Missouri is famous for its shows (like Andy Williams and the Welk family), outlet shopping, and having windy, hilly …

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Stampeding Adventure: Dolly Parton’s Stampede Branson

I was recently invited to an evening of stampeding, horses, and a whole lot of country-fied fun at Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Branson, Missouri. The show is great, the rest of the experience was ok. Here is the lowdown on the hoedown and what to watch for. Dolly Parton’s Stampede is an icon in Branson …

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