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Silver Dollar City’s 2017 Festivals help create “Memories worth repeating!”

“A day at Silver Dollar City offers fun and adventure for every member of the family,” said Preston Garrison, Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center. “The award winning 1880’s styled theme park features 40 rides and attractions, live craft displays, shows, and so much more. Add in the color and excitement of any…

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What Branson travelers should know about the I-44/Route 65 Detour

“U.S. Highway (Route) 65 between Branson and I-44 will undergo major renovation during the spring and fall of 2017,” said Preston Garrison, Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center. “A detour on I-44, at its intersection with Route 65, will impact Branson Travelers traveling north and south on Route 65 throughout the project,” he…

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Falling Lake Levels Prompt Corps To Urge Caution

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Officials of the Army Corps of Engineers urge boaters, dock owners and visitors at its White River Basin lakes to take extra safety measures because of low lake levels.  Cold weather has fueled demand for hydroelectricity from five Corps dams in the basin.  Below normal rainfall has reduced inflow into the…

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Mickey Gilley announces 2017 performance dates in Branson

“Back by popular demand!” Mickey Gilley recently announced he has sold his Branson, MO, theater and has been invited back by the new owners for performance dates in 2017. Gilley and Johnny Lee are teaming up for the Urban Cowboy Reunion at the Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theatre. The theater is the new home for…

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The Bretts to Make Exciting Changes in 2017

After 18 seasons as Branson’s most popular morning show and one of the city’s top-rated shows overall, The Bretts are ready to innovate, sharpen focus and capitalize on some great opportunities in 2017. They are looking forward to positioning themselves even more effectively to help lead Branson entertainment and tourism into the future for many…

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Dutton’s Christmas Cookies

Christmas day is just around the corner and one of the big activities in my house is baking that delicious, sugary treat for the Jolly Old Elf – Cookies! This month’s recipe comes to us from The Duttons, a supremely talented family that has been delighting Branson audiences for years and were finalists on America’s…

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