We have spent a week in Branson. Branson has a lot of similarities to Las Vegas. They are both a strip along a highway filled with motels and shows. But, of course, in Branson there are no casinos — no pretense that you will get any of your money back. Virtually every place you go — even the grocery store — has a kiosk with someone hawking show tickets. They offer a discount if you will attend a sales pitch of some sort (condo time shares, etc.) We got our tickets through the campground we stayed at — not as cheap as some of the others, but no sales pitch. 😉
Lots of the shows are “tributes” aka fake stars: John Denver, the Beatles, and of course, Elvis. Other shows are people you never heard of before: Bob Nelson, The Brett Family, and a dozen others. We opted to see a real star — Ray Stevens. He said the first half of his show was “patriotic, not political” but is sure seemed political to me. He was putting down the President and endorsing the Tea Party. The second half was all his classic hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s.
Other fun things we did includes visits to the Wax Museum ….
And a fish hatchery….
We also took a train ride, even scored seats in the observation dome!!
Tomorrow we head south into Arkansas. 😀