Branson Shows Knows 9/29


Every week, our Branson experts ask our thousands of Facebook fans for questions about the city, then our gurus select the top queries and hunt down the answers! This week, we asked our fans about non-show attractions in Branson, and boy are there a lot of those!
Here are this week's top questions:
Q: Does the Branson Titanic Museum still have the glacier?
A: Yes! In addition to a real glacier that you can touch, the Titanic Museum features plenty of fascinating things including the replica of the Grand Staircase, the chance to stand on the sloping decks, and more! The Titanic Museum in Branson is the largest Titanic museum in the world and definitely something everyone should visit! Click here to learn more or pick up some tickets!
Q: Are there any free attractions in Branson?
A: There certainly are! You don't have to spend a ton of money to enjoy the beauty of Branson, Missouri. There are two lakes, Taneycomo and Table Rock Lake, which are nearby and offer fishing, swimming, hiking, and plenty of outdoor activities. Visitors can take a free trolley in downtown Branson and enjoy the quaint shops there, or watch the fountain show at the Branson Landing! Other popular activities include tours and wine tasting at Stonehill Winery, and visiting the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery to learn more about the local wildlife. No matter your budget, there's plenty to see and do in Branson!
Q: Is there a botanical garden in Branson?
A: While there is not a dedicated outdoor botanical garden in Branson, the Butterfly Palace on Route 76 features a gorgeous and tranquil greenhouse garden filled with lush plants and more than a thousand butterflies flitting through the foliage! However, if you're looking for a more traditional outdoor garden, then the closest is definitely the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center in Springfield, MO—located about 45 minutes away from Branson. Also called the Nathaniel Greene Botanical Garden, this beautiful location features a lake, a small butterfly house, dozens of gardens, jogging or biking trails, and even a Japanese garden!
Q: Are there any fun Branson sightseeing tours?
A: Is that even a question? Of course there are! Visitors can experience all the sights and sounds of Branson on the exciting Ride the Ducks tour, which ends with a satisfying splash into Table Rock Lake. Or, if you're feeling more adventurous, you can take a helicopter ride around the area with the Chopper Charters Branson Helicopter Tours. Various tours are available ranging from seven to 30 minutes in the air.
Q: Where in Branson is the Thomas Kinkade Art Gallery?
A: Home to tons of gorgeous artwork, the Thomas Kinkade Signature Art Gallery is located in the Grand Village! This art gallery features limited edition prints and Kinkade art consultants are on hand to help visitors find the perfect piece for their home. This location is a registered Signature Gold Gallery, meaning that it features not only Kinkade gifts but also out of print, hard-to-find, and limited edition paintings perfect for any fan of this famous American artist.
There's just so much to keep track of in Branson! Be sure to check back next week for more answers, and don't forget to Like our Facebook page to submit your own questions!

Chopper Charters Branson Helicopter Tours
I experienced the i pilot adventure where i actually got to fly the helicopter. It was the most awesome experience ever..It was cool, i have always wondered what it was like to fly a helicopter and it isn't easy!! But boy is it fun! The professionalism at chopper charter is a plus and the instructor pilot was very knowledgeable and informative.. Seriously if you want an adventure of a lifetime you need to try this!
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-- Pat - Minnesota
Chopper Charters Branson Helicopter Tours
I took my family for ice cream and a show via helicopter! The pilot was a true professional and the helicopter was perfect! Not only did we get a helicopter tour of branson, but we stopped for ice cream! This must be how the other side lives! It was a great time. The chopper charter facility at the hollister airport was first class, we were greeted when we walked in and offered our choice of cold beverages as we received a video safety briefing before we went to the helicopter for our tour. They have the best headsets with music and the helicopter had leather seats too! Looked like brand new! The pilot explained all the sites and event told the kids interesting things about what makes a helicopter such a special machine. The pilot even explained that we could be picked up a pre-arranged landing sites right on the strip! Who knew that branson had a helicopter airline!! This is great and i recommend these flights for everyone!
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-- Joe W. - Tulsa, OK
Branson Titanic - World's Largest Museum Attraction
Even better than we expected. We didn't allow enough time and had to arrange to go back to finish. Unlike the typical branson 2-hour show, suggest allowing 4-5 hours for this visit. They do an excellent job of personalizing the experience, getting you to think about what it must have been like — both the highs and lows — to be on that ship. And the staff are remarkably knowledgeable and pleasant.
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-- Thomas C. Altman - Houston, TX
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