Branson Misc.

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Our time in Branson was short, but we could have filled several more days.

The Pea Patch RV Park, where we stayed, ran another business on the property called Ball Knockers. They had removed a few RV sites from the rear of the property and built a half tube shaped pathway down the hill from a building at the top.  The object is to put a person inside the ball and roll it down the hill.  The people are removed from the ball and the balls are loaded on this trailer for the return to the top of the hill.


We didn’t have enough time on this trip for a try at it.  Maybe next time.

We did, however, have enough time for a free tour of the the Stone Hill Winery.  The main facility is located in Herman, MO., about 70 miles west of St. Louis. Stone Hill was one of the three largest producers in the world prior to 1920 and prohibition.


There are only a couple of wines bottled in Branson.  We tasted about a dozen different wines but decided not to buy any of them.


A trip a few miles south of Branson, on the Missouri/Arkansas border, you’ll find a fabulous recreation area, Table Rock Lake.


Here is the dam that makes it possible.


Below the dam, there were huge fish hatcheries and fishermen were wading in the river fly fishing.


Back in Branson, we were fascinated by the go-kart tracks.  There were at least 6 tracks in town.  This track is a combination go-kart track and roller coaster. They were really busy. We never drove by when there weren’t carts zipping up the circular ramp.


We mentioned all of the shows in town.  Here are a couple of their venues, The Presley’s and The Twelve Irish Tenors.

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This is a fantastic place for families.  Most of the shows and other attractions offer family packages where basically you pay for two adult tickets and you can bring a number of children with you.  We saw coupons that allowed up to 7 kids as part of the package.

Patience is required for you to work your way through the main street traffic.  All shows seem to let out at about 10:00 PM and this “rush hour” traffic is miserable.


You can find just about anything you want in Branson.


The most unique structure was the building that holds Ripley’s Believe It or Not.  It makes us want to run right out and set a record.

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