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Best of Branson
  • 082713-Amber-Campbell-1.jpg Show celebrates music, culture, vets of '60s

    For Campbell, the music from the decade that spawned the Vietnam War, Woodstock and hippies isn't just a musical attraction, it's her livelihood. Campbell and her husband operate and perform in the "#1 Hits of the '60s" show in Branson.

    August 30, 2013 1 Photo

  • images_sizedimage_271102459 Dave Woods: Fall, holiday shows set for Moon River Theatre

    On a recent Branson trip, I talked with Kathe about the upcoming Moon River Weekends concert series, Irish crooner Daniel O'Donnell's fall run at Andy's and the always-popular Andy Williams Christmas Show. She's excited about the lineup set for the fall and holiday season at Moon River.

    August 23, 2013 1 Photo

  • 081313-Aquarium.jpg Hatchery an indoor, outdoor experience

    While visitors to the education center get a through-the-glass peek at many of Missouri's native fish, reptiles and other animals inside, outside visitors get a hands-on experience feeding the hatchery's main attraction, the trout.

    August 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • Girl-Swirly-Dress.jpg Chinese acrobats entertain visitors year-round

    Since 1997, the Acrobats of China, featuring the New Shanghai Circus, have entertained visitors with their feats of acrobatics, dance, strength and balance. Merry, who has worked on the troupe's marketing staff since its Branson debut, said it was the first international act to set up full-time residence in the Ozarks entertainment community.

    August 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • Enjoy_Lakeside3.jpg Trails give tourists chance to get out in Ozarks

    Garrett Anderson is proud of the hiking and biking trails offered in the Branson area.

    August 2, 2013 1 Photo

  • Jackie Brown.jpg Family town offers getaways for adults, couples

    When I head to Branson, I seldom have kids in tow. Occasionally I get to take along a niece or nephew — or my grandmother — for a weekend of riding roller coasters. We may spend an afternoon at a water park or hit the go-cart tracks for some high-speed fun. Wild Woody, anyone?

    July 29, 2013 2 Photos

  • 072213 Liverpool 3.jpg Last call for Liverpool in Branson

    Scott portrays George Harrison, guitarist and songwriter for The Beatles. Harrison is best known for his songs "Here Comes the Sun" and "While my Guitar Gently Weeps." The accomplished guitarist's songs and instrumental talents are featured during "Liverpool Legends: The Complete Beatles Experience."

    July 26, 2013 3 Photos

  • images_sizedimage_271102459 Dave Woods: Summer, fall concerts abound in Branson

    I had big plans to go see George Jones this fall at the Oak Ridge Boys Theatre in Branson. I missed the aging country crooner, known to many simply as "The Possum," on several occasions during the past couple of years.

    July 12, 2013 1 Photo

  • 062513-Batmobile.jpg Museum features collection of famous vehicles

    Kathy Velvet grew up in museums. Not art museums filled with Monets, Manets and Rembrandts, though.

    June 28, 2013 1 Photo

  • 062213 Landing Princess.jpg All aboard: Lake Taneycomo dinner cruise offers scenery, celebrations

    On a recent trip to Branson, I met two couples celebrating special nights. Mike and Judy Oliphant, of Branson, were marking their golden anniversary.

    June 24, 2013 6 Photos

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