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Dave Woods: Outdoor attractions provide fun away from theaters
I scheduled an all-terrain vehicle tour of a Taney County ranch north of Branson and an afternoon kayaking on Table Rock Lake.
At Triple-G ATV Rides, around 10 miles north of Branson on Highway 176 in Walnut Shade, owner Doug Gaar took me on a guided tour of his family’s 400-acre, cow-calf, horse and hay operation.
Down on Table Rock, I set up a floating lake adventure with Kayak Branson.
Dave Woods: Branson attractions welcome Memorial Day visitors
On Feb. 29, an EF-1 storm bounced its way through the Midwest’s Music City. It ripped roofs off of theaters and motels, damaged dozens of glitzy showbiz signs, collapsed the walls of retail outlets and dampened the spirits of a community ready to kick off the spring travel season.
Branson sets Friday deadline for tornado clean up
Branson city officials say property owners have until Friday to remove debris left after a tornado hit the tourist destination in February.
New Dewey Short Visitors Center offers views, history of Table Rock Lake
Jerry McDonald said she is impressed by the new Dewey Short Visitors Center at Table Rock Lake. “I think it’s a great resource,” the Hollister resident said as she enjoyed the view of the lake from an observation deck. “It embraces what the Ozarks is all about, and it complements what we already have here.”
“Finalists” set for Branson stage
Through August 18, the Moon River Theatre, 2500 Highway 76 in Branson, will present three different shows, running approximately one month and each featuring five Idol finalists. Future shows includes Reuban Studdard, the winner of Idol season 2, Diana Degarmo, Ace Young and Bo Bice. On Monday, fans of the first five finalists gathered at Branson Airport for the chance to press some flesh with the former Idols.
International acts to perform in Branson
Rex Burdette thinks it’s important to embrace international culture and entertainment.
Boy-band vibe bolsters lineup at Moon River Theatre
Performing more than a dozen shows each week, the casts of “Oh, What a Night” and the Cat’s Pajamas bring live music, dance and an old-school boy band vibe to the stage at Andy Williams Moon River Theatre, 2600 West Highway 76.
“Oh, What a Night,” a musical tribute to the four high-singing boys from New Jersey, is backed by Williams’ house band. Cat’s Pajamas offers a trip through five decades of popular music, relies on the a cappella vocal talents of it’s five male performers.
Outdoor sports academy near Table Rock approved
A proposal to build an outdoor sports complex near Table Rock Lake in southwest Missouri has been approved despite neighbors’ objections over the potential for noise, particularly from shooting activities on the site.
Branson, at 100, thrives as a major tourist attraction
Wheel into town and the eyes come under assault. It’s as if Donald Trump married an Ozarks girl and took to redecorating her town. Gold meets calico.
Branson museum to honor Titanic victims, survivors
Kellogg’s crew and a cast of hundreds will share “A Night to Remember,” a special commemoration of Titanic’s passengers, crew and descendants, at noon Saturday.
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