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    Branson, MO - where to stay, what shows to see?

    Looking for ideas as going to be in Branson, MO for four days here in early June. No kids, just me and wife.

    What are best places to stay, best shows to see?

    What else is there that would be good to see?

    Thanks for any suggestions!



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    Re: Branson, MO - where to stay, what shows to see?

    I've only been there once, but my advise is to find a hotel close enough to walk to most of the shows you want to see because that town has the worst traffic I have ever seen.



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    Re: Branson, MO - where to stay, what shows to see?

    Try to stay on the lake if you can. The lake is the coolest part of the town... its like Lake of the Ozarks, but prettier, cleaner, and less crowded (though there are still plenty of boats).

    I've only been to one show down there (The Platters, old 60's Mo-town band) but there are tons of them, so you could probably check what will be going on while your there and pick whatever type of shows you like. There is always a show on a big boat that cruises around the lake for the day, I am sure that would be neat too.



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    Re: Branson, MO - where to stay, what shows to see?

    I have stayed at the Chateau on the Lake several times, very nice but way out of the way. The new Branson Landing area is nice, a mile long mall, hotel and dining area, but a ways from the shows. Traffic will be terrible not matter where you stay.



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    Re: Branson, MO - where to stay, what shows to see?

    Branson, MO is now home to one of the most influential comedians ever. I would highly recommend seeing Yakov Smirnoff.



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    Re: Branson, MO - where to stay, what shows to see?

    Sounds a little alcoholic to me.


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    Re: Branson, MO - where to stay, what shows to see?

    Yakov Smirnoff is very good.



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    Re: Branson, MO - where to stay, what shows to see?

    Quote Originally Posted by mwitt View Post
    Yakov Smirnoff is very good.
    I can't actually vouch for that as I have never seen him. I just find it very humorous that Yakov would set his roots in Branson, MO. And the fact that he would have enough material to do multiple shows. I just remember him from when I was a kid and every joke seemed the same.



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    Re: Branson, MO - where to stay, what shows to see?

    The Dixie Stampede is the show for you! It's great! Oh, Yakov's show is pretty good to. What a country....


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    Re: Branson, MO - where to stay, what shows to see?

    What kind of shows do you like?

    For my money, the Dixie Stampede was awesome!


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    Re: Branson, MO - where to stay, what shows to see?

    One of the best shows my wife and I saw in Branson was the Dixie Stampede.

    I would Highly suggest you go to this show we thought it was great. It is a dinner show. Come hungary, the food is amazing.

    It is a very Patriotic Show.

    Here is the website if you want to check it out.

    Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner and Shows - You've Never Had Dinner Like This!



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    Re: Branson, MO - where to stay, what shows to see?

    Stay at the Table Rock Inn; the parents of a guy I use to work with own it. When you eat there, you will not leave hungry.



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    Re: Branson, MO - where to stay, what shows to see?

    I just went last thanksgiving with my wife. It was getting close to Christmas time, so all the shows were Christmas oriented, so i cant comment on the standard shows.

    We stopped at the Bass Pro Shops headquarters and the indoor fish and wildlife museum in Springfield on the way down, took about 2 hours, we both had a good time.

    In Branson, as far as shows I would recommend: we saw the Haygoods & Kirby Van Burch (magic show), I would recommend both. I heard good things about the riverboat dinner/show & dixie stampede.

    Spent a day at Silver Dollar city (basically a branson theme park, roller coasters, rides, shops shows, etc). Went to the lake south of town, saw the trout fish hatchery which was interesting. Spent an afternoon at Branson Landing (the stripmall in the east side of town, renovated and looks very nice)

    Went to the Titanic Museum, which was very unique too. Of course we went putt putt golfing at Pirates cove too. Overall, it was a great time, so much to do, it just a matter of deciding what you like and doing it.

    As far as traffic, we stayed off the main drag through town when we could and used what they call the blue and red routes, traffic was much better on these roads.



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    Re: Branson, MO - where to stay, what shows to see?

    The only thing I know about Branson is that there is some darn good golf to be played down there...



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