Branson, MO – Not My Kind of Place
If you like miniature golf, fudge, frozen custard or T-shirt shops, you will be very happy in Branson. And, if it’s raining, don’t worry, you can go to the indoor water park, outlet mall, wax museum or Titanic experience. Oh yeah, did I mention buffets?
There are shows. You can find something at 10 AM, 2 PM, or 8 PM; mostly country-style jamborees and tribute shows of pretty much any group you want. So, if you are into that kind of thing, it will be heaven. The big name performers are rarely here. The show schedule is a bit confusing to master, because not every show is every day or time and most do change seasonally.
We are really just passing through, but felt we had to try a show and see what it was like. We went to the Dick Clark Theater and saw the Legends show. Apparently, this is the same show (with rotating “stars”) at other Legends theaters; for example in Vegas. We saw “Brooks & Dunn”, “Adele”, the “Blues Brothers”, “Michael Jackson” and “Elvis.” It was very entertaining and nicely staged; I thought the best voice was the woman portraying Adele. Michael looked good and sure could dance, too bad he couldn’t sing.
Ten miles south of Branson is the Big Cedar Lodge and Top of the Rock Golf Course. This is definitely the place to stay if you are in this area (there is a 2-night minimum). A beautiful lake-front resort, it seems to have everything: fishing, golf, horses, a beautiful miniature golf course, and they don’t fence in their ducks. For our golfing friends, the Top of the Rock recently hosted the Senior PGA Tour and looks really beautiful.
In any case, we are headed towards Memphis and, for many reasons, I now know why Missouri is compatible with the SEC Conference.
Viva Las Vegas.