Monthly Archives: May 2014

Branson Belle Showboat

Branson Belle Showboat A truly gorgeous ship, the Showboat Branson Belle is styled after the 1800s paddlewheel showboats, ushering you in comfort and style across scenic Table Rock Lake. The Branson Belle was designed for style and comfort so board this aquatic beauty and travel to the era of Mark Twain and the American frontier, of discovery…
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5 Best Books to Inspire Travel

A good book functions as an escape to another world. This world can be magical, exotic, emotional or just in your own backyard -- no matter the location, it takes you there, if only for just a moment. Sometimes, a book pulls us so deeply into its world, that we're ready to check it out…
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Civil War Museum

Civil War Museum Participate in programs that are fascinating and engaging in dealing with the Battle of Gettysburg here at the American Civil War Museum. Students will rediscover what life was like for the civilians before, during and after the battle on the Heritage of a Town Tour. Features include historical documents, artifacts, interactive displays,…
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Marvel Cave Lantern Tour – SDC

Marvel Cave Lantern Tour The cave that started it all, Marvel Cave is one of the most exciting, famous, and all-around incredible caves in Missouri! What began as a show cave attraction in Branson turned into one of the state's most popular theme parks, Silver Dollar City. Today, you can still enjoy the geological wonder…
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Baldknobbers Jamboree Show

[caption id="attachment_13323" align="alignright" width="425"] BDKfamily[/caption] Baldknobbers Jamboree Show Branson's first live show, begun in 1959, remains one of the city's most famous and most beloved. The Baldknobbers Jamboree has carried on the tradition through generations of family performers singing everything from today's top hits and classic country music to hilarious comedy routines. You won't want…
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Western Stargazing

Urban settings can get in the way of seeing every star in the sky, but these Western destinations will get you far away from the city and a bit closer to the Cosmos.   Death Valley National Park, California If you're looking for millions of acres dedicated specifically to wilderness and growth, Death Valley reserves…
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WonderWorks – Orlando

[caption id="attachment_25987" align="alignright" width="425"] Courtesy WonderWorks Orlando[/caption] WonderWorks - Orlando Fans of crazy fun attractions flock to Orlando's WonderWorks museum in droves to discover the magic of the weird, the wild, and the amazing. Your travel group will not want to miss the chance to spend a few hours at this ever-popular attraction. Approach and discover…
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Orlando Science Center

[caption id="attachment_7507" align="alignright" width="300"] Credit RF Photography[/caption] Orlando Science Center Student groups on Orlando getaway will definitely want to make room on their plate for a visit to the magnificent Orlando Science Center! The new facility, opened in 1997, boasts four floors of prime exhibit space and was the design concept of talented, creative professionals…
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11 National Monuments Endangered by Climate Change

Climate scientists have recently contended that rising sea levels and other significant effects of human-induced climate change are threatening 30 national monuments throughout the United States. We've compiled a quick list of these destinations and the reasons they are at risk.   1. Kennedy National Space Center Recent storm damages have undone countless renovations to…
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Obama Designates National Monument in New Mexico

500,000 acres in New Mexico have just been purchased to create the Organ Mountains - Desert Peaks National Monument.   The park will feature five mountain ranges, prehistoric art and historical sites such as the training area for the Apollo astronauts.   The park hopes to strengthen tourism and recreation with activities like hiking, camping,…
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