Branson, MO – Not My Kind of Place

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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.

Big Cedar Lodge Facilities.

Big Cedar Lodge Facilities.

The Big Cedar Lodge is a Bass Pro Shop resort.

The Big Cedar Lodge is a Bass Pro Shop resort.

About KFBuchsbaum

A lover of words, learning something new every day, exploring new places, and meeting people from different cultures is what feeds my spirit. One significant thing I learned from my years in market research is that time away from an experience dilutes the memories.  You lose the highs and lows and end up with middle-of-the-road impressions.  The reason I started to blog, was to capture experiences real-time, in the moment.  I hope my moments help you relive some of your own great adventures or maybe plan some new.

Posted on May 31, 2015, in USA and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. saundra atwood

    Here’s my comment. You need to get out of the middle of the country. some super bad ass weather coming at you. Turn right. Head directly east.


  2. Linda Russin

    I enjoy all of these blogs, Karen.


  3. I am very much enjoying your travels. What a terrific idea! Seeing places not on the usual tourist itinerary. Judy ort


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