Within a few short weeks, the signs of another Spring in Branson will begin to manifest itself. The first blush of Spring offers the opportunity to escape from the inside confines of winter to the freedom of the outdoors and the promise of the fun, recreation and excitement that lies just ahead. Spring in Branson, Missouri, especially during Spring Break, is a great way to start the fulfillment of that promise.
The natural beauty of Spring in the Ozarks will start blossoming forth during Spring Break as the Dogwood and Redbud trees bloom and the excitement and adventure of Branson’s 2011 season bursts forth. The opening of Silver Dollar City along with more of its live shows, outdoor attractions and other activities provide a great reason to escape to Branson to share and enjoy the excitement, fun and adventure of Spring.
Even as the snow is flying there are thoughts of “Spring Break” and the fun it will be. In fact, many of those within a day’s drive of Branson are probably wondering if Spring Break will be shortened to make up for the “snow days” that have been taken. One of the neat things about Branson is that all its fun, excitement, entertainment and natural beauty are just a short drive away for so many, making it an ideal family Spring Break escape to something that is fresh, exciting and different, whether it’s for a day or two, a week or more.
The majority of Branson’s major attractions such as the Titanic Museum, Hollywood Wax Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, Veterans Memorial Museum, Dinosaur Museum and many others are open year round. Spring brings the excitement of the reopening of many of Branson’s other exciting attractions such as the Branson Scenic Railway, Branson Landing Cruises, Ride the Ducks, Branson’s many outdoor mini golf courses such as “Shoot for the Stars Mini Golf” and of course, its biggest and most popular attraction, Silver Dollar City.
Silver Dollar City, an internationally recognized 1880’s theme park, will open its 51st season in conjunction with the celebration of Spring Break. It is built to blend in with the beauty of the Ozark Hills that surround it and is one of the most unique theme parks in the world.
Silver Dollar City has over 30 rides including its high-flying multi-looping world class roller coaster “WildFire” reaching speeds of up to 66 miles per hour; some of the best live shows in Branson; demonstrating craftsmen working at crafts that have been passed down from generation to generation; unique shopping and food and a series of six world class festivals starting with World-Fest, the country’s largest international festival, running from April 7 through May 8.
Branson’s fantastic line-up of live shows will be bursting out with their new shows for 2011 during the Spring Break offering a variety of live entertainment that is unrivaled in any destination city of its size anywhere. Shows as varied as the Acrobats of China, The Baldknobbers Jamboree, Presleys’ Country Jubilee, Haygoods, Hughes Brothers, George Dyer, Grand Country, Comedy Jubilee, Shoji Tabuchi, Pierce Arrow, Jim Stafford, Doug Gabriel, Legends in Concert and Amazing Pets, to mention just a few, will provide a “live show escape” for just about everyone.
The show scene in Branson during Spring Break gets even more exciting when some of the limited engagement performances are considered. Stars like Neal McCoy, the Oakridge Boys, Charlie Daniel’s Band and Sawyer Brown just add to the variety of exciting entertainment choices available in Branson during the Spring Break.
Not only does Branson provide an escape to great shows, attractions and entertainment, but to a great shopping experience as well. Its three factory discount malls, countless specialty shops in historic downtown Branson and throughout Branson and Branson Landing, with its lakeside location, fire and water show, restaurants, Bass Pro Shop and 100 other retail shops, provide a unique and unparalleled shopping opportunity.
Branson’s world class golf courses will be open for your Spring Break enjoyment. Courses including the Payne Stewart Golf Course at Branson Hills, Thousand Hills, Pointe Royale and Branson Creek, among others, will provide a golfing challenge for the beginner as well as the seasoned champion tournament player.
Spring in Branson provides an excellent opportunity to experience the natural wonder and beauty of the Ozarks. Whether its fishing for largemouth bass or crappie on Table Rock Lake or Rainbow Trout on Lake Taneycomo; a dinner cruise on the Show Boat Branson Belle; a tour of the Shepherd of the Hills Trout Hatchery or just a walk or hike on one of Branson’s many accessible trails or walk ways such as the Branson Landing Boardwalk, you will be surrounded and amazed by the natural wonder of an Ozark’s Spring in Branson.
“If you are like most people your first Spring Break escape to Branson will more than likely lead you to come back to that special place visitors call ‘Branson’ and we call ‘home,'” said Tammy Johnson, the Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center, Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning service.