Any information on Branson MO?

Old Mar 22nd, 2002, 12:00 PM
  #1  
mcs
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Any information on Branson MO?

Going to Branson, Missouri for a few days on the way to visit family. Any sites, restaurants, ect... that should not be missed?
 
Old Mar 22nd, 2002, 12:43 PM
  #2  
kay
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Lambert's is outside of Springfield on the way to Branson. This is a restaurant that throws rolls to the customers. It serves HUGE portions! They have a thing called "pass arounds" before your meal comes (fried okra,etc.). It can take a long time to get in if you go during a rush time but it is worth the wait for the atmosphere.
 
Old Mar 22nd, 2002, 01:09 PM
  #3  
ohbrother
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
If you're a white conservative male you should love Branson. They'll let the little woman in, too. Minorities need not apply.
 
Old Sep 19th, 2003, 05:56 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,611
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
ohbrother,

That is odd, the person at work that suggested I go to Branson is African American. He has been there before and is talking about going down there again this Christmas time.

Oh, and he is in his early 30s.

KEith
Keith is offline  
Old Sep 19th, 2003, 06:48 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,189
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I think ohbrother was being sarcastic and using extreme examples in an attempt to be humorous.
Branson is stereotypically thought of as attracting a redneck crowd.
That's an oversimplification, no different than saying that Miami is a city of Cubans or that only kids love Disney World. (But there's often a kernel of truth in stereotypes, too).
travleis is offline  
Old Sep 19th, 2003, 07:17 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,518
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
There was a travel review in frommers a couple of years ago that mirrored ohbrother's comments exactly.
SusanCS is offline  
Old Jan 18th, 2004, 08:14 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Branson is the best drive-to family vacation destination in the country. We have been to Disney, Vegas, you name it, but what we love about Branson is we don't have to fly so no hassle with airlines, we can decide to go on a whim, and everybody finds something new each trip. Table Rock Lake is awesome and should not be missed. You can spend your days boating, swimming or fishing, and your nights going to great live shows. And no they're not all country shows. There is a young family called the HAYGOODS who are like the Osmonds, even more talented, 7 brothers and 1 sister. Great show that everyone loves. Lost in the 50's and 50's at the Hop are two of the best shows in Branson. Andy Williams has partnered with Ann Margaret this year, 1st class theater and show. Dixie Stampede is great fun. Spirit of the Dance and Broadway, the Star-Spangled Celebration are high energy dynamite shows in a beautiful theater. Did I mention Table Rock Lake? It's the best thing to do in Branson. Rent a boat or take a boat ride. You will fall in love with this lake surrounded by the beautiful Ozark Mountains. It's huge! So much to do in Branson you'll find yourself going back again and again. Millions do each year. I'm from Chicago, and did not expect to fall in love with this place. We are hooked and we go back every year. Hope this has been helpful to you!
Redbud is offline  
Old Jan 18th, 2004, 08:49 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 306
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I would recommend Silver DOllar City. IT's an amusemsnt park but not your typical Disney World. It is themed from the 1800's. Good shows, food, rides, etc. Lambert;s is excellent, too. IT is located on 65(I think) in Springfield about 1/2 hour north of Branson. I recommend the Dixie Stampede. It includes dinner which you must eat with your hands. (no utensils)
salgal is offline  
Old Jan 18th, 2004, 08:54 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 389
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
**"Branson is the best drive-to family vacation destination in the country".

You mean you'd recommend that people from New York, Florida and California (most of the US's population) drive to Branson for their family vacations?
gplimpton is offline  
Old Jan 18th, 2004, 01:04 PM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 15,749
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Yea, I thought that was a strange comment, too. Best drive-to vacation spot for whom? I live four hours from Disney World. Are you saying Branson, which is a two day drive from here would be a better drive-to family vacation spot than Orlando for us???
Patrick is offline  
Old Jan 19th, 2004, 09:51 AM
  #11  
jwc
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 69
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We spent a week in Branson last May. To call it the best drive in vacation spot is really stretching it. I live in California and can think of at least 6 or 7 places that are far better. I suppose the poster doesn't realize that not everybody lives near Branson.

Branson is good if you like a lot of shows. We saw 7 shows during our week there. It is true that they are not all country and western though that is the predominate theme.

Branson itself is not very attractive. It is very junky to say the least. Our favorite show by far was Shoji Tabuchi's. The theatre alone is worth the admission price.

As far as the politics go, just consider that it is rural Missouri so make your own opinion. It is certainly not a particularly friendly area.

I am glad that we visited ONCE but would never go again.
jwc is offline  
Old Jan 19th, 2004, 11:52 AM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 164
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We enjoyed Branson as a family twice in the last three years. There is lots to do, although if you are looking for casinos, you are in the wrong area (smile). We ate at Lambert's Cafe, enjoyed the Acrobats of China show (truly amazing!), and loved the Dixie Stampede dinner/show. Also, nearby Springfield has a Bass Pro shops and Wildlife Museum, plus a cave that gives tours. I'd get the Branson area visitor's guide and start narrowing it down. Have a great time!
mona is offline  
Old Jan 19th, 2004, 11:54 AM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 164
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Okay, now I looked at the date of the original post. Why did anyone drag this out again? Just to start people arguing?
mona is offline  
Old Jan 19th, 2004, 12:08 PM
  #14  
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 3,122
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
"Our favorite show by far was Shoji Tabuchi's. The theatre alone is worth the admission price."
Ok, I was waiting to hear those words...here is my funny story....I used to order free interesting or weird information addressed to coworkers for fun...I saw an ad for this theater family where the Japanese father plays the violin, his wife who looks like Barbara Mandrell sings and their daughter dances...They do everything from Christmas songs, to contemporary "hits" if you will with rope swinging, and polkas, etc. Well, we thought it was a very interesting set up and had their brochure. Well, a couple of months later my co-workers surprised me with a birthday cake with his (the dad)picture on it ! Turns out my friend's aunt had been to the theater and after telling her about my fascination with the act, she got an autographed 8X10, autographed ticket, a t-shirt and had her photo taken with him, his sequin jacket, and violin. It was too funny ! They are quite an act I'm sure...
Wednesday is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
PapaKoop
United States
10
Nov 2nd, 2009 08:44 AM
persimmondeb
United States
10
Jan 14th, 2009 03:14 PM
LaughingMan
United States
5
Oct 28th, 2004 07:43 AM
beachdreams
United States
4
Jan 5th, 2004 04:28 PM
mgrenier
United States
4
Jul 29th, 2003 05:22 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:34 AM.