Day 1 You'll See:
- Historic Downtown Branson
- Branson Landing
- Hollywood Wax Museum
- Legends in Concert
Day 2 You'll See:
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not
- Titanic Museum
- Tanger Outlets Center
- Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede
Day 3 You'll See:
- Silver Dollar City
Your grads have worked hard all year long and deserve some time to decompress – somewhere they can cut loose and really celebrate this major milestone in their young lives! What better place to reward a job well done than The Entertainment Capital of the World? They’ll take in a show or two, sample great eats, explore landmark attractions and shop ‘til they drop…all in the bustling heart of the beautiful Ozark Mountains!
Historic Downtown Branson
Upon arrival in the Entertainment Capitol of the World, you and your grads will head straight to Historic Downtown Branson, a destination in itself serving up the very best in shopping, great eats, entertainment and local attractions. The Centennial Museum is a definite must-see while visiting the District; admission is free. Branson Hot Hits Theatre features live Do-Wop and Motown performances…and yummy coffee cake! Branson Scenic Railway tenders luxury train excursions through the stunning Ozark Countryside while the 90 minute Branson Ghosts and Legends Tour is chockfull of local history, mystery, legends and lore. Main Street Lake Cruises offer sightseeing and dinner excursions and scenic tours aboard the Lake Queen, a modern-day riverboat replica, or the Landing Princess, a 100’ luxury yacht, as well as paddle boat rentals on beautiful Lake Taneycomo. Visit the Arkansas Diamond Mine for an authentic souvenir gem to commemorate your Branson getaway, and hit up the Downtown Flea Market to score that perfect must-have Missouri treasure!
Along the scenic boardwalk on Lake Taneycomo is where you and your grads will discover a fabulous world of shopping, dining and entertainment adventures! At Branson Landing, you’ll find Belk and Bass Pro Shops along with more than 100 specialty stores and restaurants; year-round, you’ll be swept up in the charm of its vibrant town square, thrill to endless live entertainment and a magnificent water show featuring 120 foot geysers dancing with fire and light to music that changes with the seasons! Enjoy a meal at the White River Fish House – Bass Pro’s floating restaurant serving up some of the finest and freshest steaks, seafood, pasta and desserts around - grab a pizza at Old Chicago, or swing by Famous Dave’s for some deliciously authentic St. Louis-style BBQ!
Hollywood Wax Museum
Spoony Singh, creator of the original wax museum in California, was so inspired by his vision of bringing fans closer to their favorite stars, he opened the first Wax Museum in 1965. Fast forward 50 years: the celebrated Hollywood location is still going great guns, while another - located on Highway 76 - has become a top attraction in Branson, Missouri. Groups heading to this lively entertainment capital of the Midwest will experience a Hollywood star tribute without equal at Branson’s Hollywood Wax Museum; each of their remarkably life-like, life-sized wax figures is painstakingly crafted by a team of truly talented artists and takes at least three months to complete; ponder this fascinating art form while mingling with all your favorite A-listers!
Legends In Concert
Day One in the “Live Entertainment Capitol of the World” comes to a close with you and your grads spending an evening amongst the “Legends”! See “Elvis,” “Frank Sinatra,” “Johnny Cash,” “Marilyn Monroe,” “Michael Jackson,” “George Strait” and other greats strutting their stuff live; watch “Alan Jackson,” “Dolly Parton,” “Jimmy Buffet” and others as they treat you and your travel companions to remarkable shows unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Legends In Concert, owned and operated by On Stage Entertainment, is the pioneer of live tribute shows, featuring the greatest assemblage of live tribute artists and celebrity look-alikes in the industry - incredibly accomplished and universally renowned performers who behave and sound remarkably like the mega-stars they portray on stage.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not
Connoisseurs of the creepy and aficionados of the awful will definitely want to visit the clearly cracked Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium in beautiful Branson for a truly terrible tendering of all things weird and not-so-wonderful! The building itself, one of the most photographed in the world, appears rent asunder by a massive seismic event-which is the whole idea! While it’s common knowledge that the Golden State of California holds the record for shakiest grounds, Missouri’s New Madrid Quake of 1812 actually caused the Mississippi River to run backward for three whole days and rang church bells in Philadelphia-believe it or not. This popular palace of the preposterous is open daily and treats groups on Show Me State excursion to an eerie eyeful with its hundreds of strangely amazing exhibits and artifacts.
The wildly popular “Titanic Museum Attraction” is touted as “the most lavish monument to the sea’s most famous disaster” as well as the “best storytelling museum in the world!” Staged on a beautiful, eerily true replica of the legendary luxury liner Titanic, the Museum tenders grad groups on Show Me State holiday a totally immersive two-hour tour experience. Step through the iceberg, receive your boarding ticket - bearing the name of an actual passenger - and travel back in time to that darkest day as you imagine yourself anticipating a cruise to end all cruises, unaware of the peril lying just ahead. Ascend the grand staircase, steer the ship, touch an “iceberg,” and practice your SOS signal; hear the stories of famous passengers who sailed on Titanic’s fateful maiden voyge and - at the end of your remarkable adventure - learn whether or not “your” passenger was a survivor!
Tanger Outlets Center
A visit to a Tanger Outlets will knit together any holes in that vacation wardrobe! Tanger confidently guarantees the very best deals on your favorite designer and premium name brands-find it cheaper elsewhere, anywhere - offer proof- and you’re paid the difference in cash, on the spot! Plan to leave a little room in your luggage to include a visit to the Branson location – after all, who doesn’t love a good day’s bargain hunting? Because you’re making your purchases directly from the manufacturer (thereby avoiding the middleman), top-quality brand name merchandise can be had at 30%-70% below retail prices every day at Tanger Outlet Centers! Just remember the name: Tanger – it rhymes with hanger!
Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede
Country and Western music fans won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind dinner show extravaganza celebrating its 20th season! Guests are treated to a thrilling, over-the-top Dolly-style presentation of precision horsemanship, flamboyant pageantry, traditional romance and red, white and blue patriotism, all showcased in a friendly rivalry between North and South and served up with a lip-smackin’, finger-lickin’ four-course feast! You and your grads will enjoy a delightful evening of non-stop laughs, big-screen Dolly and fast and furious entertainment including racing pigs, a 32 horse show, the Rumble in the Treetops Lumberjack Relay, Return of the Buffalo and the Roman Ride of Fire. Stuff yourselves ring-side as you’re served a country-style meal of roast game hen, pork loin, corn on the cob, baked potato and all the yummy fixin’s. The kicker - you eat with your hands, but with endless refreshment to wash it all down and nifty doggie bags to haul away what you can’t finish!
Silver Dollar City
You’ll wrap up your Show Me State grad getaway with a play day at this ultra-popular, world-famous Branson theme park, modeled after an 1800s Missouri town. Silver Dollar City has been serving up its special brand of fabulous home-style entertainment for the whole family since 1960; today, with plenty of thrilling rides and attractions, dozens of quaint shops and scores of top-notch artisans hawking traditional crafts and goods, you’re sure to find something to tickle your fancy at every turn! Whether you take in one of 40 live, daily shows, enjoy your pick of over 100 intriguing crafting demonstrations, shop to your heart’s content, (homemade candy or fresh apple butter, anyone?) or find your thrill on one of the park’s rootin’, tootin’ roller coasters, Silver Dollar City will show you the time of your lives!