Did you know these facts about Branson’s surging, yet almost forgotten river?

  Branson, Missouri is blessed with three pristine lakes: Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo, and Bull Shoals Lake. Surging underneath each of them is their main source of water; Branson’s almost forgotten White River. Here’s a few facts about this important river that’s such a large part of Branson’s past, present, and future: Origin of…

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67th Branson Adoration Parade to be biggest in years

“In terms of the traditional American Christmas, no other major travel destination celebrates the holiday and honors the real reason for the season like Branson, Missouri,” said Annette Wood, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center, one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services. “It is a consistent theme in…

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Big changes for 26th Annual Downtown Branson Fiddle Festival

BRANSON, Mo., July 27, 2014 – When the first bow hits the strings in the 26th Annual Downtown Branson Fiddle Festival & Mid-America Fiddler’s Championship on Saturday Aug. 2, it will “fiddle” in a couple of firsts in the event’s history. For the first time, it will be held indoors under environmentally controlled conditions in…

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White River/Lake Taneycomo River Boat Tradition Lives On

  Every Branson cruise aboard one of Main Street Lake Cruises’ two boats, the Lake Queen or Landing Princess,” continues a “White River/Lake Taneycomo river boat tradition” that goes back almost 175 years. Prior to the construction of the Power Site Dam on the White River in 1913, albeit certainly not on a regular schedule,…

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65th Annual Branson Adoration Parade is one of a kind event

BRANSON, Mo., November 26, 2013 — “If you have every found yourself wishing, that there was more of Christ in Christmas then Branson is the place for you as it celebrates Ozark Mountain Christmas and the traditional American Christmas,” said Tammy Johnson, the Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center. “One of the many…

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La Riviere Blanche flows “under” Branson’s success

BRANSON, Mo., December 12, 2012 — Most of the passengers boarding Main Street Lake Cruises Lake Queen for its first cruise of the day knew that they were going to be cruising on beautiful “Lake Taneycomo.” What most didn’t know however, was that as they did so they would also be cruising on the 734…

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Branson tradition continues with 39th Branson Autumn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

BRANSON, Mo., September 12, 2012 — “Historic Downtown Branson has been the “heart” of Branson’s heritage and tradition since before Branson became a city in 1912, said, Tammy Johnson, the Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center. “One of the events celebrating that heritage and tradition is the “Annual Autumn Daze Arts and Crafts…

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Branson’s Adoration Celebration – 63 years of “Keeping Christ in Christmas”

BRANSON, Mo. “Branson’s Ozark Mountain Christmas is the celebration of the traditional American Christmas and nowhere is that more evident than at the Adoration Celebration Nativity Scene Lighting and Parade that will be held in Historic Downtown Branson starting at 5 PM, Sunday, December 4,” said Tammy Johnson, the Director of Operations for the Branson…

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What came first, the “Bald Knobbers” or “Baldknobbers” and does history care?

Well first things first, the “Bald Knobbers” were first and the “Baldknobbers” were named after them. Does history care? Probably not, but it should be noted that one, the “Bald Knobbers,” was an inherent part of Taney County history during the immediate post Civil War era and the other, the “Baldknobbers,” Branson’s first show, started…

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What came first “Branson” or the “city of Branson?”

BRANSON, Mo. When discussing what came first “the city of Branson” or “Branson,” it’s kind of like debating, “What came first the chicken or the egg” except, in this case, there is a clear answer. That answer is “Branson.” The name “Branson,” as used to refer to an international tourist destination people have been coming…

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