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  • A disaster! Branson ruined by overgrown architecture.

    May 10, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The scenery was beautiful, entertainment almost everywhere
    Cons: The traffic is congested all the time! They need to do something about these roads.

    Summary: This place was an intense disappointment. I've thought about it as "The Entertainment Capitol", with bands performing in an un-countable number of theatres (and even fast-food restaurants). But when we got off U.S. 65, we started seeing a traffic ... read more

  • The Shows Aren't the Only thing you can Enjoy in Branson

    Apr 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful scenery, great hiking trails
    Cons: commercialism, you can easily get lost

    Summary: We decided to go to Branson, Missouri for Spring Break. Even though there aren't much shows to enjoy at this time of the year, we mostly spent our visit there enjoying the scenery. Being in Kansas, I don't get to enjoy nice scenery since its so flat ... read more

  • An alien abduction would have been preferable

    Mar 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Getting up close and personal with the smell of horse crap at Dixieland Stampede
    Cons: The revelation that I don't enjoy the smell of horse crap

    Summary: First of all, I chose to go to Branson because I wanted to have a glimpse of cheesiness at its height. And I was not disappointed in the least. This place was so bad, so awful, so NOT Las Vegas, I can only compare it to what it would be like if all the ... read more

  • My Favorite Place to Visit

    Dec 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Never Boring
    Cons: Lot's of traffic moving at a slow pace..

    Summary: I only live 5 hours north of Branson Missouri. I love it there! There is so many attractions, entertainment.. etc. My favorite Entertainment is the OSMOND FAMILY THEATER. The Osmond brothers are so down to earth! Good, clean wholesome fun! At ... read more

  • Branson is wonderful

    Dec 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Something for everyone
    Cons: Traffic

    Summary: Ever dream of getting away and enjoying a weekend alone? Well Branson is one great place to have what is known around our house as grownup time. However it is also well suited for children, and elderly. Branson is packed full of ... read more

  • laugh your rear off.........

    Dec 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: a lot of things to see and do
    Cons: branson traffic is very jam packed

    Summary: I just came back from Branson and spent two week ends there....IT IS WONDERFUL THERE....especially at Christmas time...The lights were everywhere and on almost everything from boats to a helicopter, the atmosphere is like a mini Vegas vacation with all ... read more

  • Christmas Time

    Nov 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful
    Cons: crowded at times and shows are expensive

    Summary: I decided to try Branson at Christmas time. I have heard all the people say how fun it is down there this time of year. I really enjoyed it. There are 3 outlet malls for Christmas shopping. Shows to attend. I recommend getting ... read more

  • Hot Winter Fun

    Nov 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Plenty to do
    Cons: Check for weather conditions first.

    Summary: Review Topic:  OverviewCure your cabin fever and escape the winter blues with a visit to Branson during Hot Winter Fun! Heat up to sizzling performances from some of Branson's outstanding shows during January, February and ... read more

  • "THE" Family/Veterans Destination

    Nov 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Family fun, variety of entertainment
    Cons: traffic on the main drag

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & AttractionsIf Texas is friendly, Branson is a blood relative. Branson has mild weather & an easy attitude. It has more theatre seats than Las Vegas & wholesome ... read more

  • LIVE MUSIC in Wendy's!!!

    Oct 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lots to do and see
    Cons: bad traffic

    Summary: Review Topic:  OverviewThat's right - LIVE MUSIC in Wendy's! And also in McDonalds, Hardees, and almost every other place you go. Branson is very quickly becoming an entertainment capital. There are numerous live ... read more


    Oct 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Enjoyed by all ages.
    Cons: Too many displays to choose from.

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & AttractionsReview Topic:  Events & FestivalsMore than 15 miles and millions of lights will sparkle as Branson is illuminated from end to end during the Branson Area Festival of Lights, ... read more

  • Branson, Old Country Music.

    Sep 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: walking distance to attractions
    Cons: geared for older audiences

    Summary: Review Topic:  OverviewI would not recommend this trip for the younger crowd. Branson is filled with the the older country musicians. If you are into the new sound of country music, like the Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw, Books ... read more

  • We're going back!!

    Sep 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: professional, attention grabber!
    Cons: traffic!! =o)

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & AttractionsWe took a family vacation this summer to Branson. We had a WONDERFUL time! Before we left, I searched the internet to find what shows would be best for our kids to attend. At that time, ... read more


    Sep 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Integrating course design with rugged Ozark Mountain topography, the courses are both scenic and challenging.
    Cons: Too many courses to choose from.

    Summary: The music is not the only thing swinging in Branson, Missouri; in recent years, golf has sliced out a piece of the limelight. Not to be upstaged by the bright lights of area theaters, Branson golf courses have responded with dazzling new and challenging ... read more


    Sep 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Branson is a destination that is an easy drive from half the countrys population and one that allows for a tremendous vacation experience while eliminating stress. The convenient location also meets the need of many time-crunched Americans who require a
    Cons: Depends on current price of gasoline.

    Summary: Recent difficulty in air travel has left travelers frustrated and stressed. In fact, complaints about delayed, cancelled and re-routed flights to the U.S. Department of Transportation have increased 115% since last year. Travelers can take control ... read more

  • The Greatest Place on Earth!

    Sep 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Something for everyone.
    Cons: Sometimes gets overly crowded

    Summary: I love Branson! My family and I have been traveling to Branson for the past 10 years. We have been in the spring, summer, and at Christmas. In Branson, there are 5 season, spring, summer, winter, fall, and Christmas. There is something for ... read more

  • Branson...Variety is thy name!

    Sep 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Something for Everyone!
    Cons: Downtown Crowding

    Summary: Country music?...Yep! A haven for the over sixty set?...You bet! Mountain folklore?...plenty of it. But Branson, Missouri is much more than it's stereotype suggests. Our family of five made the eight hour road trip to the "Vegas without ... read more

  • From an ex-Bransonite!

    Sep 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Something for everybody/fairly inexpensive
    Cons: Traffic congestion

    Summary: Due to a job relocation I had the pleasure of living in Branson for one year. Learning the back streets to get around became a major priority immediately after taking 1 hour and 20 minutes just trying to get across town to get to Church! That was the ... read more


    Aug 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: almost 50,000 theater seats—more than on Broadway, three pristine lakes, dozens of attractions, 22,000 lodging rooms 30,000 restaurant seats and more than 200 outlet retailers
    Cons: Never enough time to truly experience it all!

    Summary: No other destination under the sun provides families with as broad an array of activities in an environment that centers around family-style entertainment as does Branson, MO. From the family-oriented shows to the area attractions and lodging ... read more

  • Branson on a Budget

    Aug 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: family fun for all ages
    Cons: sometimes congested traffic and crowds

    Summary: Branson is a great family get-away for all ages! From newly-weds to retirees, and anyone in between, there is something for everyone. You can spend big bucks in this "Entertainment Capital of the World" or you can find some ... read more

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