September 5, 2019 admin

For 2019

Fall Festivals In The Branson Area

See the Ozarks in the Fall

September 2019:

Springfield Greek Festival (Springfield), September 6-8th

SEAS Harvest Home Festival (Springfield), September 6-7

OAK Celebration (Table Rock Lake Marina), September 7-8

Japanese Fall Festival (Springfield), September 6-8th

Buffalo Celtic Festivals (Buffalo, Mo), September 6-7th

Bolivar County Days, September 7th

Fall Craft and Vendor Show in Purdy, Mo, September 7th

Wickman’s Garden Fall Festival (Springfield), September 7-8th

Wheatland Harvest Festival, September 7-8th

Seymour Apple Festival, September 12-14th

Gem City Days in Diamond, Mo, September 14th

Ash Grove Rendezvous, September 14th

Mean Greens Farm Corn Maze (Seymour, Mo.), September 14
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Lockwood “September Days”, September 14th

Hootin’ an Hollarin’, (Gainesville), September 19-21st

Starvy Creek Fall Festival (Conway, Mo) September 19-21st

Humansville Fall Festival, September 19-22nd

Marionville Apple Fest, September 20-21st

Wilder Days on the square in Mansfield, September 20-22nd

Wilder Day at The Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum (Mansfield), September 21st

Living History Day, Smallin Civil War Cave, September 21st

Aurora Junkapalooza, September 20-21st

Arts in the Park (Rogersville, Mo.), September 21

Gray/Campbell Farmstead 1860’s Lifestyle event (Springfield), September 21-22nd

Ozarktoberfest in West Plains, September 21st

4th Annual Fall Craft Fair at the Exeter Cornmaze (Exeter), September 21-22nd

Cider Days on Walnut Street (Springfield), September 21-22nd

HOBA Bluegrass Festivial in West Plains, September 26-28th

Silver Dollar City’s Harvest Festival, September 25-October 26

Fall Roundup at Sycamore Family Ranch (Branson), September 28 – November 3.

Fair Grove Heritage Reunion, September 28-29th

Black Walnut Festival in Stockton, September 26-28th

Pioneer Day Festival (Moutntain View, Mo), September 28-29th

Norwood Farmer’s Day, September 28th

Smallin Civil War Cave Lantern Tours begin September 28th

Celebration of Nations (Rolla), September 28th

October 2019:

Maple Leaf Festival in Carthage, October 1-31st

Crackle Hatchery’s Annual Chicken Festival (Lebanon), October 4th

Greasy Creek General Store Fall Festival (Near Buffalo, Mo.), October 4-5

Springfield Botanical Gardens Native Plant Sale (Seymour, Mo.), October 5
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Bear City Fall Festival (Willow Springs, Mo), October 5

Republic Pumpkin Daze, October 5

Hollister Grape and Fall Festival, October 12th

Thayer Fall Festival, October 12th

Art in the Park (Springfield), October 12-13th

Apple Butter Makin’ Days in Mt. Vernon, October 11-13th

Hillberry Music Festival (Eureka Springs, Ar), October 10-13th

Iberia Fall Festival, October 18-19th

Pets and Pumpkins on the Square, Springfield, October 19th

Hartville’s Fall Festival, October 19th

Glade Top Trail Flaming Fall Revue – Music & BBQ (Ava, Mo.) October 19th

Warsaw Heritage Days, October 19-20th

Cassville Chili Cook Off, October 26th


March 4, 2019 admin

There’s no doubt about it, it’s been a long, harsh winter for the Ozarks. While the long and lazy days of summer are still a while away, spring is just around the corner. Spring break is also quickly approaching with the first day of spring arriving on March 20th. That makes this an important month for shaking off the cold of winter and having some fun.

Silver Dollar City might just be the perfect spring break destination for families. You can banish cabin fever with a full day of family fun and adventure, and then click book a room with us so you can rest up before making the trip home. They are currently scheduled to open on March 13, but you should always look at their official calendar before planning a trip.

What better than an evening of great food, music, dancing, and perhaps even fireworks? The Branson Belle Showboat is getting ready to set sail just in time for spring fun. This is an amazing date night destination or family outing, and can easily turn into a much deserved long weekend. here Check out their official schedule to learn more.

Variety show lovers can rejoice because Branson offers many opportunities to be entertained and amused! One such opportunity is the The Hammers’ Unbelievable Variety Show. Visitors to this venue can see shows that include music, magic, and more all at a single location. Check out their schedule and plan a memorable time for the whole family.

There are many more things to do in the area, so don’t forget to explore all the wholesome fun to be had in the Ozarks. And of course, we have everything you need for your next mini-escape, family gathering, or vacation – book your room now!


February 7, 2019 admin

Wonder Works – The upside down Adventure – Coming Summer 2019 – An indoor amusement park for the mind, will build its sixth location in Branson, Missouri bringing STEM focused activities for all ages to the area. WonderWorks will offer guests over 100 hands-on activities focused on science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, with interactive exhibits about natural disasters, light, sound, space, imagination, and more. The attraction will also feature a physical challenge area and exclusive to its Branson’s location, they will have an interactive military experience and an exhibit that gives a nod to Branson’s rich history.

Big Cedar – Ozarks National Golf Course – Adding to an amazing list of world-class golf courses, Big Cedar Lodge is proud to introduce Ozarks National, Missouri’s first and only golf course designed by architect duo Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Measuring 7,036 yards from the back tees, the course represents the terrain of the Ozarks with incredible vistas and beautiful views. The 18-hole layout features challenging carries and a variety of visually appealing approach shots that are highlighted by the native habitat. The course also includes interesting features, such as a 400-foot wooden beam and plank bridge, which connects the tee box and fairway of the 13th hole that stands 60-feet above a flowing creek.

Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy -Big Cedar is proud to continue to grow its reputation as a lodge for THE AMERICAN SPORTSMAN™. One of its newest attractions, The Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy, is a stunning outdoor playground for sportsmen and outdoor enthusiast. Designed for all skill-levels, this world-class facility is the ideal destination for family and group activities. It offers training and experience in shooting sports all in front of the stunning backdrop of Table Rock Lake. Various shooting disciplines including ATA Trap, Wobble Trap, American Skeet, Sporting Clays, and 5 Stand are available. Shotguns, ammunition, clay targets and all required safety gear are available. The academy and its outdoor amphitheater are also available for private functions and special events.

Andy B’s Bowl Social – Dine, play, bowl, let loose and live it up. At Andy B’s we bring out the good times in life. A place where friendly competition and great food make for a memorable time out. Whether you’re high fiving or fist bumping, let’s celebrate, regardless of who’s winning. It’s time to forget about the to-do’s in life and live in the moment. No matter your age or the occasion, let’s party. Let’s live it up.

Nascar Themed Thunder Alley Go Karts – Rumbling beneath the Timber Ridge Ropes Course is our Thunder Alley Go-Carts – designed by 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr., along with NASCAR crew chief and former stock car racing driver Cole Pearn. This one-of-a-kind, ¼ mile race track is called Thunder Alley to inspire participants to enjoy the great outdoors in a completely unexpected way. Outfitted with NASCAR themed design, these go-carts allow guests to use a ‘boost’ feature twice in each ride to help participants blast past their competitors. Reservations: Thunder Alley Go-Carts are available on a first-come, first serve basis. • Pricing: $10.00 per go-cart per ride • ADA Accessible: Yes • Ages: Must be 8 years old; height and weight restrictions also apply • Busch Speed: Guests must be 50” tall and 8+ years old • Drivers Cup Speed: Guests must be 16+ years old with driver’s license • Single Rider Weight Restriction: 300 lbs. • Double Rider Weight Restriction: 550 lbs.

Silver Dollar City – The Year of Shows & Festivals -Silver Dollar City has so much in store for your family in 2019 with Larger-Than-Life Shows & Amazing New Festival Adventures! Plus, enjoy more than 40 thrilling rides & attractions, 40 live shows with signature entertainment, 60 unique shops filled with wares from 100+ demonstrating craftsmen, 18 award-winning restaurants and the promise of all that’s new!

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen – Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen was born from the values of spending time with family and loved ones, serving up delicious food and always showing southern hospitality. We wanted to create an environment that feels like home without the worry of cleaning up the mess afterwards! Some of Paula’s most cherished memories involve enjoying a meal while being surrounded by family and friends, passing dishes back and forth – and that’s exactly what we want our guests to do!We opened our very first restaurant in April of 2015 at The Island in Pigeon Forge, TN, and it soon became known as one of the most unique dining experiences in the South. We just knew we couldn’t limit this experience to one location, and soon the doors were opened in Myrtle Beach, SC. With our two newest locations located in Dallas and San Antonio, Texas, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is on a mission to share Paula’s famous recipes in a family-style setting with as many people as possible.

Jimmy Buffet – Landshark Bar and Grill – LandShark is inspired by the great “beach joints” that once dotted the Atlantic coast. The menu is American beach food with a fresh coastal twist. The restaurant is under the Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville umbrella. You will find Jimmy Buffett-inspired items.

Welk  Resort Theatre– Howie Mandel – You have seen him on TV as the star of the hit shows Deal Or No Deal and America’s Got Talent. Now, for one night only, you can see Howie Mandel in person on Friday May 3, 2019, 7:00pm at Welk Resort Theatre in Branson. It’s going to be a great night of laughter. The show is for ages 18 and older.

National Enquirer Live – 3115 West 76 Country Boulevard – National Enquirer Live located in Branson, Missouri in SPring of 2019 takes you behind the scenes of the world of celebrity gossip, Hollywood secrets, scandals, and the biggest crimes of the century.

Silver Dollar City – Coming to Silver Dollar City in 2019. An All-New 8-Story Tree!!!

And don’t forget about what came to Branson in 2018!

Fritz’s Adventure Aerodium – Fritz’s AERODIUM is an amazing OUTDOOR adventure for beginners, and a popular sport for experienced flyers and skydivers. AERODIUM is the inventor of and the world leader in vertical wind tunnels, providing the safest, most innovative wind tunnel flying experiences in the world since 1979.

Samson – He defeated an entire army and slayed a lion with his bare hands. But there’s a purpose to Samson’s superpower: he’s been called by God to deliver his people from the Philistines. Yet Samson has his own plans. He soon falls prey to temptation, losing his strength and sight. And it’s here where he will face his greatest challenge. Journey with this unlikely hero as he battles his enemies — and his own personal calling. It’s an unforgettable, uplifting Bible story that will literally bring the house down!

Time Traveler at Silver Dollar City –  is a steel spinning roller coaster located at the Silver Dollar City theme park in Branson, Missouri, United States. Manufactured by Mack Rides, the ride was done in collaboration with the park becoming the first new roller coaster added since Outlaw Run opened in 2013. 26 million dollars. Opened March 13, 2018. 50mph.

Bigfoot Discovery Expedition™! Board our 4×4 safari vehicle and join our Bigfoot Research Team as we search for evidence of Bigfoot in the Ozarks! You will be driven through Branson Bigfoot Farms, a working Scottish Highland Cattle Farm, where you will experience some of the most incredible sites in the Ozark Mountains.


February 4, 2019 admin

If you were ever looking for a reason to get away, Valentine’s Day is it! Not only is a romantic mini-escape the perfect gift, but it’s also a nice break from the routine of everyday life. The good news is that you don’t have to go further than Indian Point to impress your partner and make it a time to remember.

What’s so great about staying with us this Valentine’s Day? Here are a few reasons you should consider us while you plan your romantic escape:

– It just takes a short drive to get here, which means less time on the road and more time having fun and relaxing.

– We’re surrounded by great places to eat, so you don’t have to look far to find the right place for a romantic dinner.

– There is no shortage of entertainment hot spots nearby, including things as diverse as dinner shows, magic, and musical events.

– Our accommodations offer everything you could possibly need to have a romantic and relaxing stay, including flat screen televisions, fireplaces, patios, and beautiful scenery.

– You can book a room without breaking the bank. This means you’ll have more money to add entertainment and gifts to your Valentine’s Day celebration.

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to make Indian Point your destination this Valentine’s Day. Check out all we have to offer and let you us help you make memories that will last a lifetime – learn more and book your room today.


January 2, 2019 admin

A little planning can turn a good event into a great one. Right now you have the opportunity to start planning your 2019 get-together and not only prepare for an amazing event, but also avoid the stress of last-minute planning.

To help you get started, we’ve put together some questions you’ll want to ask to clarify your needs before you make any commitments.

  1. What’s the occasion?
  2. Is the occasion tied to a specific date, or do you have flexibility?
  3. How many people are likely to be in attendance?
  4. Will you need meeting space in addition to sleeping space?
  5. Is the ability to cook your own meals something that may be important?
  6. Is access to entertainment venues or eateries important?
  7. Is access to outdoor activities important?
  8. Will any pets or service animals be included in your plans?
  9. Will your event require catering?

10.Do any of your guests have special needs in terms of mobility, sleeping, or parking accommodations?

Once you have answered these questions, you’ll have a clear idea about the space and accommodations you need to make your event convenient and comfortable. This will allow you to move forward in your planning by looking into locations and pricing.

If you’re interested in having your gathering, reunion, work retreat, or vacation with us, we’re more than happy to answer your questions. Just give us a call at (417) 739-3777, and we’ll tell you all we have to offer.


December 11, 2018 admin

Sure, spring and summer get all of the attention when it comes to vacation time, but that really isn’t fair. There are plenty of amazing reasons to take a trip in the winter, especially here in the Ozarks where we’re treated to amazing views all year. So if you’re stressed about the holidays, want to get away from the chaos of the season, or just want to get away and use your leftover PTO hours at work, we’ve got you covered.

We have perfect accommodations for a long weekend, an extended stay, a small family retreat, or the space for a full family reunion!

Two-bedroom cabins with a view

Our cozy two-bedroom cabins give you a breathtaking view of the lake. They also have just the perfect amount of space for a quick getaway, allowing you to unwind by the fireplace and recharge your batteries.

Four-bedroom lodges

Looking for a temporary home away from home? You can be close to the action of Branson, but still enjoy lake views, with our comfortable four-bedroom lodges. This is perfect if you’re planning to see the holiday lights at Silver Dollar City.

Cozy, one-bedroom lodges

Looking for a private getaway for just the two of you? These single bedroom lodges are cozy and warm, perfect for a romantic getaway. Of course, it’s also a great temporary base if you’re wanting to have fun in Branson and save yourself a late night drive home.

Two-bedroom condos

Would you like to stay on the water’s edge? We have two-bedroom condos that put you on the edge of the lake, offering you the best views all year long. This is a relaxing way to spend a long weekend.

Summer’s great, and spring is convenient, but winter is a great time for your next getaway. So don’t wait until summer to treat yourself to a well-deserved break – book your room now!


November 7, 2018 admin

Plenty of people look forward to the holidays, including the family gatherings that go with it. When you have to travel, however, it can quickly turn into a frustrating and stressful time – especially if you’re traveling with your family. While there is no surefire way to avoid all holiday travel stress, you can put the odds in your favor for your big holiday trip.

Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Before you make plans

Before you start to make plans, make sure you’re all on the same page. Since families can be complicated, with multiple sets of in-laws and families to visit, you should be sure everyone is happy with where you’re going for the holidays. This needs to happen long before you look into flights, map out a route, or compare accommodations. You should also have an alternative plan just in case your first choice doesn’t work out.

Consider your children’s ages

Children tolerate travel differently, so think about your kids carefully before making any solid plans. If you’re going on a road trip, plan to stop frequently for smaller children. If you’re flying, be sure to prepare them for the experience. No matter the means of travel, be sure to pack some “ busy kits” with items sure to keep your child’s attention. You should also look at school schedules to know what days are official school holidays.

Share your itinerary

Traveling with a family can be challenging, but you’re going to have a smoother experience if everyone knows what to expect. This is especially true of younger children. So, remove uncertainty by making an itinerary of your trip. Include any activities you’re planning along the way and let everyone take a look. Seeing everything laid out makes it easier to imagine what the trip will really be like.

Plan for free time

Sometimes family members have diverse interests that can’t really be addressed in a single outing. For instance, if your spouse likes fishing but you and the kids want to spend time shopping, split up for part of the day and enjoy. There’s no rule that says you have to do everything together. Planning for free time also gives your children some potential downtime and lets you plan on-the-spot outings with those you’ve traveled to visit.


October 17, 2018 admin

For some reason, people only think about getting away in the summer. We know, however, that even though summer is over, the fun doesn’t have to end. In fact, there are plenty of things that you can only enjoy in fall, so why not make the most of it with these fun excursion ideas?

Enjoy the views – The Ozarks are full of beauty all year long, but in the fall we’re treated to some of the most amazing sights on Earth. So if you’re looking for a relaxing way to spend a few days, why not book a room and enjoy some downtime? This is a simple and surefire way to recharge your batteries and recover from stress.

Book a train ride – Branson is full of interesting things to do, including taking a train ride around the Ozarks on the Branson Scenic Railway. This 40-mile round trip through our beautiful area will offer you not only amazing sites, but also some local history in the process. Learn more about it.

Enjoy the lights, minus the drive – The holidays are particularly special in the Ozarks, especially if you’re a fan of amazing holiday lights. Silver Dollar City treats locals and tourists alike to an astounding display of creativity with over 6.5 million lights. Treat yourself to the display and book a room for the night so you can end your day with a relaxing night, not a tiring drive!

Get in touch with nature – Why not give yourself one last chance to enjoy some outdoor time before winter sets in? Just because the summer’s over doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some time outdoors. You can spend some time on the lake fishing or cruise the water to enjoy the sights. Of course, you can also just hike or bike your way through some trails.


September 25, 2018 admin

Fall In The Ozarks

The Ozark Mountain region begins its color makeover at the end of September and early October, with several trees implementing brilliant flush tones. The peak usually occurs in late October to early November, depending on weather conditions.

The Ozark fall foliage can be attributed to the leaves of many trees. Determining exactly which trees you’re viewing while overlooking the Ozark Mountain landscape can be tough, as many trees carry dozens of color variations and change color at different intervals. Our online guide highlights some of the Ozarks’ most prevalent trees and provides you with a good reference for matching the vivid fall colors to the appropriate trees.


When you see the brilliant scarlet colors of the Blackgum, you’ll know summer has ended. Among the first to change its color, the Blackgum tree has presents some of the most luminous leaves in the forest. Some folks consider the Blackgum’s tint the ultimate autumn display.


Sweetgums help kick-off the fall season with a variation of fall color in red, yellow, purple and orange. Sweetgum leaves can change colors at different times, leaving the tree with a varying assortment of leave colors.


The Hickory tree projects gorgeous yellow fall foliage. As one of the first trees to peak, Hickories shed their leaves early in the season. But, if you catch it at its peak, the tree is truly a site to see.


The Sassafrass tree makes up for its lack of size with beautiful fall colors of orange, yellow and deep wine and red colors. You’ll often spot the early season colors of the Sassafrass along fencerows, roadsides, and forest edges.


Silver, Sugar and Red Maples can be found in plenty across the Ozark Mountain Region. As fall-lover favorites, the maples develop a wide-array of colors. From deep yellow and blazing orange to fiery red and to a dull burgundy, Maples often carry leaves of varying colors on the same tree.


Maybe more impressive than its beautiful orange and yellow leaves, the Sycamore’s flour-white trunk provides a magnificent contrast to the surrounding fall colors. Its large leaves and lightly colored trunk distinguish the Sycamore tree from all the others.

Flowering Dogwood

Mostly noted for is beauty in the spring, the modest Flowering Dogwood contributes to the autumn color with deep red to reddish-purple foliage. Its graceful horizontal branching pattern can carry foliage well into December.


The most abundant Ozark trees, Oak trees change into a variety of colors during the fall. Though the Oak tree has nearly 50 different variations, Red Oaks, White Oaks, and Black Oaks are the most common in the region. The green summer leaves of the Red, White, and Black oaks turn to orange and deep red in ideal fall conditions, or reddish-brown during less-than-perfect seasons. Oak trees peak later than any other tree, which allows for a nice extension of the fall color.

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