U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Happy Easter!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Missouri > Springfield - Branson area
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 07-15-2009, 09:03 PM
 
Location: cumming, ga
55 posts, read 201,371 times
Reputation: 32

Advertisements

Hello,
We are meeting my husband's family in Branson for a week starting July 24. We are renting a house in Hollister. I don't know anything about Branson except that there are a lot of shows. There will be 20 of us including 9 kids ages 3 to 13. I don't like touristy stuff and would rather do nature-like activities, but if there is one show we should see, what is it? What are some fun outdoor activities that the kids will like? I get overwhelmed with too many choices and would just like to hit a couple must see or do things, but I can't figure out what they are from the Branson websites. Thanks for any input!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-15-2009, 09:17 PM
 
12,607 posts, read 14,617,198 times
Reputation: 14105
I would recommend The Promise. Silver Dollar City - not just rides, they have people around the park like glass blowers, etc. that you can watch). White Water (is it still there?). Table Rock Lake and rent a pontoon?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-16-2009, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Branson-Hollister-Kimberling City
1,806 posts, read 4,686,881 times
Reputation: 1556
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomoveornot View Post
Hello,
We are meeting my husband's family in Branson for a week starting July 24. We are renting a house in Hollister. I don't know anything about Branson except that there are a lot of shows. There will be 20 of us including 9 kids ages 3 to 13. I don't like touristy stuff and would rather do nature-like activities, but if there is one show we should see, what is it? What are some fun outdoor activities that the kids will like? I get overwhelmed with too many choices and would just like to hit a couple must see or do things, but I can't figure out what they are from the Branson websites. Thanks for any input!
Yes, Silver Dollar City should please all age groups, I'd suggest going early in the week or if bad weather is predicted...sometimes during the summer weekends the crowds can be suffocating! It's a theme park, if you've never been there...Silver Dollar City - Branson Missouri.

Also you should see Dixie Stampede, again, fun for everyone. Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner and Shows - You've Never Had Dinner Like This!

Table Rock Lake is a must. Rent a boat (or two...sounds like you will need it!) and don't forget a map...it's a BIG lake and easy to get lost. You can tube, sightsee, and just find a quiet cove to float & eat lunch. Take some noodles. State Park Marina - Boat Rentals on Table Rock Lake - Branson, Missouri

And since you love nature, you might consider Dogwood Canyon...
Home - Dog Wood Canyon

If there are people who like shopping, there are 3 outlet malls AND the Branson Landing!

And some of you might like the Veterans Museum...
Veterans Memorial Museum of Branson

I guess those are my top picks.


Have Fun!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-16-2009, 08:38 AM
 
Location: cumming, ga
55 posts, read 201,371 times
Reputation: 32
Great! Thanks for the tips. For shows or Silver Dollar, do you recommend buying the tickets online or in person? Are there discounts anywhere? Thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-16-2009, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Joplin, Missouri
635 posts, read 1,358,249 times
Reputation: 248
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomoveornot View Post
Great! Thanks for the tips. For shows or Silver Dollar, do you recommend buying the tickets online or in person? Are there discounts anywhere? Thanks.
I would recommend online because the ticket lines can get long. I am not sure if anyone knows of any discounts. This place is very touristy but I think that SDC is a must see at least once. The fish hatchery is down by Table Rock Dam, it is free and interesting and gives you a great view of the massiveness of the Dam wall. I think everyone should do a "Ride the Ducks" tour. The one on the strip takes you down over the Dam and into the lake, it is cool. Everyone would love that experience.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-16-2009, 08:27 PM
 
Location: SW MO
1,238 posts, read 3,966,744 times
Reputation: 986
Group rates are available for SDC with 15 or more paid admissions. But you have to purchase your tickets at least 24 hours in advance. Also, you can get discounts if you buy a multi-attraction ticket, for SDC, Branson Belle or White Water. Here is the SDC site:
Groups and Reunions: Group Travel & Special Events: Silver Dollar City

There is a cave inside SDC which is included in the ticket price. I wouldn't recommend for the very small children but it is a great way to get out of the heat for a while!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2009, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri (southwest Mo.)
46 posts, read 106,566 times
Reputation: 30
Everyone has given great advice! I like the Titanic Museum, Ride the Ducks, and Branson Landing (shopping and its beautiful) !!!! Of course, my fave is SILVER DOLLAR CITY (My ' Disney World ' growing up *LOL*) !!! White Water is still there. So much to do in Branson area for families (especially) and couples....even tho, I have heard from a few couples that there is not enough ' couple ' activities in Branson.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Missouri > Springfield - Branson area
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top