Day 1 You'll See:
- Battlefield Mall
Day 2 You'll See:
- Hollywood Wax Museum
- Ripley's Believe It or Not
- The Track Family Fun Park
- Dixie Stampede Dinner Show
Day 3 You'll See:
- Adventure Ziplines of Branson
- Branson Landing
Your hard-working students have been nose to the grindstone all year long, and it’s time to reward their diligence with a “nothin’ but FUN” getaway. Why not round ‘em up and head on out to beautiful Branson, Missouri – the Live Entertainment Capitol of the World? Fantastic Ozark Mountain scenery, landmark attractions, fabulous shopping, great food, dazzling down-home style pageantry and a little zip through the treetops all make for an absolutely unforgettable trip!
More than 12,000,000 visitors per year flock to Battlefield Mall - Southwest Missouri’s largest shopping destination attraction, spanning over 1.2 million square feet and offering popular amenities, fantastic food court options, and more than 150 retailers including Macy’s, Dillard’s, Hollister, AE Outfitters, Aeropostale, Sephora, Forever 21 and Bath and Body Works. This is the place to satisfy that urge to splurge, pick up a few things for your trip or just while away a few hours browsing and people watching.
Rise and shine! You’re heading to the Hollywood Wax Museum – one of the most photographed landmark attractions in all of Branson. Each of their remarkably life-like, full-sized wax figures is painstakingly crafted by a team of amazing artists and takes at least three months to complete; ponder and enjoy this fascinating art form while mingling with the A-listers! Glide down the “red carpet”, skip along the Yellow Brick Road, hang out with super heroes or throw on a wedding dress and “marry” the handsome movie star of your dreams; you’ll soak up plenty of interesting trivia as you make your rounds and meet your favorite icons. The Museum’s Studio Store boasts the Midwest's largest collection of celebrity-themed souvenirs and memorabilia, and cool photo ops abound – if you can’t make it to Tinseltown, a trip to the Hollywood Wax Museum is the next best thing!
Ripley's Believe It or Not
Aficionados of the awful and connoisseurs of the creepy will be tickled at the prospect of a trip to the clearly cracked Odditorium in Branson, where guests are treated to a truly terrible tendering of all things weird and disturbingly wonderful! The landmark building - one of the most photographed in the world - appears rent asunder by a massive seismic event - which is the whole idea! While it’s common knowledge that California holds the record for shakiest grounds, Missouri’s New Madrid Quake of 1812 actually caused the mighty Mississippi to run BACKWARD for three whole days and rang the heck out of church bells in Philadelphia - believe it or not! This ever-popular palace of the preposterous showcasing all manner of totally terrifying and intriguingly unique treasures, off-the-wall exhibits and authentic artifacts promises to stir the imagination and deliver an eerie eyeful – in true Ripley’s fashion.
The Track Family Fun Park
This grand getaway is all about showing you a good time – and the next attraction guarantees smiles for miles! Branson’s Track Family Fun Park features high-rise and classic go-kart tracks, laser tag and maze challenges, bumper boats/cars, kiddie rides, mini golf, indoor glow golf, batting cages, arcades and more – all with no gate admission charge. One and two-hour fast passes get your group unlimited rides and mini golf at your reserved location, and the Wild Woody Mining Company on Track Three is a real treat for younger “fun prospectors”!
Dixie Stampede Dinner Show
Hold onto yer hats - you’re heading off to a down-home Dolly-fest you won’t soon forget! Country and Western music fans will be “champin’ at the bit” to find their seats at this one-of-a-kind dinner show extravaganza. Guests are treated to a dazzling presentation of precision horsemanship, flamboyant pageantry, traditional romance, red, white and blue patriotism and a “friendly” rivalry between North and South – all served up with a finger-lickin’ four-course family style feast. You and your student group will enjoy a delightful evening of non-stop laughs, big-screen Dolly and fast and furious entertainment including racing pigs, a 32 horse show, the Lumberjack Relay and the Roman Ride of Fire. Stuff yourselves ring-side as you’re served a mouth-watering meal of roast game hen, pork loin, corn on the cob, baked potato and plenty of yummy fixin’s. The kicker - you eat with your hands - but with bottomless refreshment to wash it all down and convenient doggie bags to haul away what you can’t finish!
Adventure Ziplines of Branson
The sun is up and shining down on Day 3 in the Show Me State! Better grab a good breakfast and stuff the flipflops into your bag for later; you’ll need “flight-friendly” footwear (dangle-proof landing gear) for what’s next! Adventure Ziplines of Branson promises you and your troops the ride of your lives as you step off into the sweet country air and zoom over the beautiful Missouri Ozarks on as many as seven different lines at speeds up to 50 mph; no experience necessary. A 20 minute orientation session ensures a super-safe treetop tour, start to finish – hoots and hollers guaranteed. Breathtaking panoramic views, lifetime memories and pure exhilaration are yours for the zipping!
At Branson Landing on scenic Lake Taneycomo, you’ll discover Belk and Bass Pro Shops along with more than 100 specialty stores and restaurants. You’ll be swept up in the special Missouri magic of its vibrant town square and 1.5 mile boardwalk, enjoy fabulous live entertainment and special events and a magnificent ongoing water show featuring “fiery” 120 foot geysers pulsing and dancing to music that changes with the seasons. Sit down to a fantastic meal at the White River Fish House – Bass Pro’s floating restaurant serving up some of the finest and freshest steaks, seafood, pasta and desserts around - grab a pizza at Old Chicago, or swing by Famous Dave’s for some deliciously authentic St. Louis-style BBQ. Whatever your pleasure, there’s always something fun and exciting happening at Branson Landing!