BRANSON, Mo., December 28, 2012 — “The ‘Hot’ fun Branson offers has nothing to do with temperature,” said Tiffany Isnard, the Director of Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center. “Whether the temperature is 100 degrees or 17 degrees, Summer or Winter, there is always a choice of entertainment, attractions, shopping and other activities in Branson providing visitors with the ‘hot’ fun that is an inherent part of the Branson experience.” Isnard points out that even though Silver Dollar City and many of Branson’s shows are closed for the season, that there are always shows open and the vast majority of Branson’s attractions and shopping are not weather dependent and remain open year round. Even in January and February the weather is comparatively mild permitting an exciting range of outdoor activities such as golfing, hiking, biking, fishing and other outdoor activities.
In fact, as reported consistently over the years in the Weekly Branson.Com Fishing report, the trout fishing on Lake Taneycomo and bass fishing on Table Rock Lake is excellent during the Winter months. From the National Tiger Sanctuary and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not to the Titanic Museum Attraction, built to one half the size of the original ship and towering a hundred feet above the famed Branson Strip, Branson attractions provide “hot” fun, excitement and adventure year round.
The cruise boats of Main Street Lake Cruises, the river boat paddle wheel replica Lake Queen and the 100 foot luxury yacht, The Landing Princess, with their fully enclosed environmentally controlled decks, provide sightseeing and dinner cruises on Lake Taneycomo. Each cruise includes an unique view of Branson Landing and its dazzling $7.5 million light, fire and music attraction at the Branson Landing Fountains, with fire blasting from “cannons” in choreographed splendor with 120 foot geysers of water, and light, as well as an unparallelled view of the constantly changing Ozarks scenery, water fowl, animals and a chance to see the Bald Eagles that make Lake Taneycomo their home.
Although the Winter weather impacts on the ability to use Table Rock Lake for swimming, Branson’s selection of indoor water parks offers an opportunity to swim and enjoy water activities. Welk Resort’s “Splash-A-Torium, Grand Country’s “Splash Country” and Castle Rock Resort all provide the convenience and comfort of an indoor water attraction providing water slides and fun filled water excitement even on the coldest and snowiest of days. In addition many of Branson’s hotels and lodging facilities open during the Winter, such as the Grand Plaza Hotel, Hilton Promenade, Baymont Inn and Suites and others have indoor heated pools.
Regardless of the season of the year, it’s always a “hot” shopping experience in Branson. The spectacular Branson Landing, major discount malls and hundreds of specialty, art and craft shops are open year round providing a unique shopping opportunity.
Although many of Branson’s shows are closed in January and February the Branson show scene is still “hot” with some of its best shows performing during that period. This includes shows such as Absolutely Patsy, Amazing Pets, Branson Country USA, Comedy Jamboree, Dixie Stampede, Grand Jubilee, Hamner Barber Variety Show, Haygoods, “it” at the Hughes Brothers Theatre, Ozark Mountain Jubilee, Pierce Arrow, Tribute to Four Seasons and The Beach Boys and the Twelve Irish Tenors.
Branson Tourism Center’s Isnard points out that all shows will be operating on a Winter schedule with some of them opening up at various times during that period. She suggests because of that, and the reduced availability of shows and lodging, that advance reservations be made especially for the water park properties and over holiday weekends. For additional information or tickets to any of Branson’s shows and attractions or for lodging arrangements please contact the Branson Tourism Center (BTC), one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services. BTC can be reached by calling their toll free number 1-800-785-1550 or on their website www.BransonTourismCenter.com.