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Old 05-02-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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My husband and I would love to visit Branson and catch a few shows, esp. the Lawrence Welk show (we love the Lennon Sisters). We do not drive (we live in New York City and never needed to get a car). Is it possible to visit Branson without being able to drive? Are there even sidewalks in Branson? Again, we just want to catch a few shows, not visit the outlying areas. Any advice would be appreciated.

Carol
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Branson-Hollister-Kimberling City-Blue Eye-Ridgedale
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My husband and I would love to visit Branson and catch a few shows, esp. the Lawrence Welk show (we love the Lennon Sisters). We do not drive (we live in New York City and never needed to get a car). Is it possible to visit Branson without being able to drive? Are there even sidewalks in Branson? Again, we just want to catch a few shows, not visit the outlying areas. Any advice would be appreciated.

Carol
Carol,

You'll be fine in Branson without a car! There's a good yellow cab company and the rates will make you smile compared with NY!

And yes, there are sidewalks...most places.
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Want to be in Branson
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Default Just a heads up

I think the Lennon Sisters only do a Christmas show now...and right now the Theater at the Welk Resort is dark until Fall.

Here is a schedule for their show.

Welk Resort Branson Missouri, Family Vacation Hotel with views of the Ozark Mountains (http://www.welkbranson.com/default.asp?idno=15609 - broken link)
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Branson Area
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Default Branson without a car

Unlike NYC or Las Vegas, the shows and such are scattered over a fairly wide radius here. As LJ said, there is a cab service that is "reasonable" compared to NYC. However, do some planning up front and stay close to where you want to play. There are hotels center "strip" and there are outlying hotels/motels. I would reccmend one of the two Hilton Hotels on/near the Landing that are really close to some decent restaurants and are within walking distance to the old town of Branson which has sidewalks and is very walkable (as is The Landing). They are priced a little higher but are very nice hotels. You could then just use the taxi service for specific shows rather than using the taxi for eating and walking stuff.

And no, the strip doesn't have sidewalks and isn't really set up for a walking tourist. It's sort of too bad but the shows are so spread out that I don't think anyone would want to walk it anyway.

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Old 05-03-2009, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Branson-Hollister-Kimberling City-Blue Eye-Ridgedale
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Default Sidewalks or no sidewalks?

OK...now you're hearing that Branson has sidewalks, and that Branson has no sidewalks...the answer is that "the strip" and indeed, most of Branson is not set up for walking, but there are sidewalks along parts of the strip and all over in Old Branson and down to The Landing. The "strip" part of Hwy 76 is about 3 miles long, winding and somewhat hilly. (Describes the whole area, eh?) There is a project beginning soon to remedy the sidewalk/wheelchair access thing, from what I hear.

Mrs. Chilicook's idea is a good one, stay at the Hilton at the Landing so you're close to restaurants & shopping, and take your taxi to the individual shows...because they are far apart. Especially the Welk Theater, which is off by itself a couple of miles from "the strip". Or stay at one of the hotels in the middle of the strip...and take a taxi to the Landing & Old Branson for some of the quaint shops & better restaurants.

Less confusing?
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