Branson, MO.
..... outwith Country Music by Danny Strachan

Would you like to go to Branson/Missouri? Your wife/husband/partner/boyfriend/girl-friend/children of all ages don’t like Country Music? Let me tell you of some of the family entertainment that you will find in this beautiful place they call BRANSON. I call it “Fantasy world!”.

RIDE THE DUCKS

The Fun-way to see the area! For more than 25 years these odd looking half-boat, half-bus, “ugly duckling “ land-yachts have travelled the highways, traversed the countryside and cruised the lakes of Branson, it’s a must for any family.

SILVER DOLLAR CITY

Silver Dollar City is an 1880s award-winning theme park with world class attractions - sure to appeal to visitors of all ages! Experience true, old fashioned Americana with a dash of Ozark splendour thrown in for good measure. Climb three stories into the world’s largest tree house complete with swinging bridges, skyscraper towers, an erupting geyser and hundreds of gadgets. Check out Splash Harbour, a three story ship and four level dockside tower, each fully loaded with water cannons, aqua exploders, water blasters and much more. You can also enjoy 10 thrilling rides, 50 sensational stage shows daily, 12 restaurants and more than 100 craftsmen weaving, forging, carving, and creating right before your eyes.

WATER SPORTS

It wouldn’t be Branson if there weren’t a surprise around every corner, or in the case of the three nearby lakes, every cove. Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo and Bull Shoals Lake offer water enthusiasts incredible choice of activities. The lakes’ pristine waters never freeze, welcoming visitors all year round. You can swim, ski, boat, sail, scuba dive, jet ski, parasail and of course fish - surrounded by the fabulous Ozark Mountains, all equipment can be rented.....

OUTDOORS ACTIVITIES

The beautiful and tranquil Ozarks offers a wide variety of outdoor activities. The State Parks, National Forests and conservation areas are ideal for hiking, camping, fishing, canoeing, picknicking, nature study, birdwatching, cave exploration and horseback riding and top golf courses.

THEATRES

There are nearly 40 theatres with Variety, Magic, Comedy, Spirit of the Dance (Irish Tap), Showboat Branson Belle, (Entertainment, Dining, Cruise.), Water Shows, 36,000 gallons of non - stop live water action set to music, Acrobats of China, The Osmonds (Celebrating 40 years of entertaining) At The Hop (Rock n Roll ) and many many more. It would take you more than 2 months to see them all!

FACTORY OUTLET SHOPS

Too numerous to mention.

KIDDIES AMUSEMENTS

Hollywood Wax Museum, Dewey Short Visitors Center, Indoor Mini Golf, Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, Raiders Run (Stock Car - Style go-Carts), Ice Skating, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, (Zig-Zag House), Thunder Road, (go-carts), Waltzing Waters, (40,000 Gallons of Dancing Waterfalls, spinning rainbows, and liquid fireworks.) Bungi Jumps (two kinds), Scenic Railway and lots more.

RESTAURANTS

You won’t be short of food, that's for sure!

What makes Branson so much fun? You can come back time and time again and there’s always something new to see and do. With dozens of attractions ideal for family members of all ages, each day can include a new activity. So now there is no excuse for saying “but I don’t like Country Music”.

© 2008 Country Music & Dance Scotland