Branson honors Purple Heart Recipients for 9th consecutive year

Hundreds of Purple Heart Recipients from all around the country gathered together in Branson April 20 – 22 , for the 9th  Annual “Branson.Com Honors Purple Heart Recipients” event. Started in 2009, it’s the only Veteran’s event dedicated to honoring and remembering those who have received the “Purple Heart” for wounds received in combat while…

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Caution, don’t let improper use of Center Turn Lane mar your vacation

“From both a safety and a ‘bad experience’ perspective, it’s important that everyone traveling on Highway 76 use the Center Turn Lane properly,” said Preston Garrison, Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center. “Their purpose is to help drivers make a left turn from a lane. It’s a safe spot to wait while the…

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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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Happy 241st Birthday to “The Few, The Proud, The Marines!”

As a proud U.S. Marine, I was reminded by the 37th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, General Robert B. Neller, in his Birthday Message, that “we are Marines for Life.” It is in that spirit that I say to my fellow Marines, “Happy Birthday!” as we celebrate the 241st birthday of our Corps. Commandant…

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Black Friday – make it fun in Branson!

The day after Thanksgiving, millions of Americans descend on stores to shop. For Christmas. For bargains. For gifts. For things they need themselves. News the next day is filled with reports comparing sales to last year’s. Retailers are happy. Shoppers are happy. Well, some of them. But if you spend Thanksgiving in Branson, Black Friday…

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