The Best Vacation Experience - Inexpensive Family Travel To Branson, MO

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Every summer as a child, my parents would drive all of us kids up to the Ozarks to spend two weeks on one of the lakes outside of the Branson area. The family vacation highlighted my early elementary years. A trip to Silver Dollar City, a walk through Branson, and a float trip on Table Rock Lake seemed like a vacation indulgent in the wineries of life. In retrospect, the trip worked because it was fun, but it was far from the expensive adventure that I once thought that it was.


Why Branson:


Visiting Branson, or the Branson area, offers a "cheap" vacation that, for children, rivals visiting a place like Disney World. Branson works as the ultimate in family vacations because of the vast variety of family oriented activities (like Silver Dollar City, miniature golf parks, or one of the many magic shows). When you start looking for shows that offer family passes, you can save big bucks, too.




For meals, Donovan's Hillbilly Inn Restaurant boasts "Branson's Best Breakfast." Their Meat and Egg Breakfast will be sure to stick with you throughout the day. They also specialize in smoked meats, so consider taking some along for a late-afternoon snack. For a country atmosphere and over-abundant portions for dinner, plus a fabulous breakfast buffet, check out Starvin' Marvins!




Finally, for nature lovers, old and young, the Butterfly Place will surround you with one of nature's most beautiful creatures. The 9,000 sq. ft. glass building houses a up to 2,000 butterflies from around the world, as well as a gorgeous garden. Be sure to bring your camera.

Silver Dollar City
This was the first time that we had been to silver dollar city. I loved the atmosphere and especially the friendly staff. Every time your staff would see us looking at a map to find something,they would jump in and ask if they could help!
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-- Jo Ann Sester - Cape Girardeau, MO
Silver Dollar City
A great place. The old west town is like stepping into a time machine. Saw the child magician show and it was ok. The highlight was marvel caves. I have done the daylight tour and it is good, don't get me wrong, but if you get the chance do the lamp light tour. You have 90 minutes to go through marvel cave. It is dark and you have but a little lantern. You get to hear a lot more about the history of the caves and the ghost stories rock.
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-- Hugh Applegate - Winchester, IN
Silver Dollar City
Silver dollar city is a great place to take the family if they are wanting a fun-filled day. You couldn't ask for a better amusement park! The rides are adventurous and the shops are filled with great souvenirs. The family loves it when we head to branson, they know where we will end up. Great job branson!!
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-- The Baker Family - Verona, MO
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