Soar through the skies of Branson by purchasing tickets for Branson zip lines. You’ll get a birds-eye-view of the Ozarks as you zip from tower to tower. Many zip lines in Branson MO are geared towards families, too, so the entire group can enjoy a zip line experience.

Three of the best ziplines in Branson include:
Branson Zipline at Wolfe Creek Preserve: Branson Zipline takes eco-adventures to new heights with three different zip options available.  Experience the entire course with the Ozarks Xplorer tour, featuring seven ziplines and 10 skybridges or opt for the Flying Prospector tour to traverse half the course.  If you’re looking for the ultimate thrill, reserve the Blue Streak Fast Line and Freefall Xpress – a ¼ mile zip with a freefall ending!

Adventures Ziplines of Branson:  Each tour at Adventure Ziplines includes seven breathtaking ziplines, three rope bridges to get your heart pumping, and an ATV ride driven by one of our certified guides.

Shepherd of the Hills Vigilante ZipRider: Launching from the open air deck of the Inspiration Tower, the Vigilante ZipRider whisks guests on an adrenaline pumping downhill ride over The Shepherd of the Hills’ 160 acre homestead. Guests will travel 1/2 mile at speeds reaching 50 mph.

Get ready for an all new adrenaline rush at White Water Branson!  The aquatic theme park will debut KaPau Plummet in May 2014, an all-new ride that is sure to be the highlight of the summer season in Branson, Missouri.  Want to learn more about this new ride?  Let’s dive in!

Designers and developers with Silver Dollar City attractions had one rule when creating KaPau Plummet: It had to be the biggest thrill in White Water history.  No easy feat, right?  However, from details that reveal a heart-pounding, drop-floor plunge it sounds like they’ve done just that.  Now in initial stages of construction, the $1.7 million KaPau Plummet will feature two 240-foot slides, each launching riders from a drop-floor into a 70-degree plunge followed by a spiraling loop, promising to far exceed the thrill factor of any water ride ever built at the 13-acre tropically-themed water park located in Branson.

 

Those brave enough to dare the drop will experience a heart-pumping, breathtaking thrill that begins at the top of a 40-foot tower.  Two encapsulated slides are the starting points for loading brave riders into a launch capsule.  Once inside, the countdown begins: 3…2…1 KAPAU!  The bottom of each slide drops out, creating a rider free fall at 70 degrees, speeding at 26 feet per second into a looping 240-foot translucent waterslide before final splashdown.  Spectators will be able to watch the riders’ rocket-like plunge and see them spiral through the loops.

“The AquaLaunch trap door builds anticipation for an incredible drop below,” said Cory Roebuck, White Water Director of Operations, who explains ‘kapau’ is a slang U.S. surfer term to mean the next big wave or the next big thing, pronounced KA-POW.  “Never before has White Water had such a thrilling ride.  KaPau Plummet will literally take your breath away in an awesome plunge.”
I can’t wait to take the plunge!  Summer 2014 can’t get here soon enough.

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Experience one of the most unique holiday celebrations in Branson, Missouri at the Butterfly Palace.  This Branson attraction presents White Flight, a one-of-a-kind Christmas exhibit made up of thousands of white butterflies flying and flitting in a rain forest atmosphere, complete with thousands of twinkling lights, living angel statues and holiday music. 

This is the 7th season the Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure has presented the special event. White Flight, available November 1, 2013 through January 15, 2014, is comprised of 20 or so species of white butterflies.  Butterfly Palace ticketsare affordable too, with tickets available for under $18.
White Flight lets adults and children interact with the thousands of butterflies, including the “living statues” of White Angels throughout the palace.
Throughout the year, the Butterfly Palace is home to around 60 species of brightly colored butterflies creating a stunning, year-round experience for Branson visitors.

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Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas Show is currently underway in Branson, Missouri.  The show, which is being performed at the Welk Resort, is in its final season.  Orlando has been performing in Branson for 20 years or so and now plans to take the Great American Christmas Show on the road, performing in throughout the United States.

During Orlando’s final season in Branson he will perform a total of 20 shows, all of which are scheduled between November 5 and November 28.  The show features Orlando’s signature songs as well as his family and value-based Christmas story.  You can look forward to hearing all of your holiday favorites as well as Orlando’s greatest hits.  Renditions of “Candida,” “Knock Three Times,” “Tie a Yellow Ribbon,” “Sweet Gypsy Rose” and many more will bring back fond memories while you’re making new ones this Christmas season.
Tony is joined onstage by his incredibly talented band and cast to tell the story of Tony’s first Christmas in the Ozarks, and the special visitor he met.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see Tony Orlando one last time in Branson, Missouri!  Reserve your tickets now to save over $6 per person. 

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RD-CalendarCheck out these Branson events scheduled for December 2013:

December 1 – December 31:  The Trail of Lights
The Trail of Lights is open all December long. Festive holiday music plays as you make your way through the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead, decorated with millions of Christmas lights. Open 7 nights a week from dusk until the end of the shows.

December 1 – December 31:  Titanic Christmas and Winter Celebration

The Titanic Museum will be transformed during the holiday season with Christmas decorations and lights. Stop by to see the festive sights and meet the Titanic Fantasy Princess.

December 1 – December 31:  Branson Area Festival of Lights

Branson lights up for the holidays. The one-mile drive is illuminated with over 175 displays and is located off Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Roark Valley Road. Open daily from dusk until 11pm. Family vehicles cost $12.

December 1 – December 30:  An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City

Named one of the top 5 holiday events in the country by Good Morning America, An Old Time Christmas features 4 million lights, a 5-story special effects Christmas tree, a holiday lights parade, plus holiday shows and treats.

December 7:  National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

A special ceremony will be held in front of the water and fire show area at Branson Landing at noon to honor those that were lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Event is free and open to the public. 

December 8:  Branson Adoration Parade & Lighting Ceremony
Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with the Branson community beginning with the annual lighting of the largest nativity scene in the area, which overlooks Lake Taneycomo. Begins at dusk.

December 31:  New Year’s Eve Celebration at Chateau on the Lake
Ring in the New Year at Chateau on the Lake with a 3-course dinner, dancing, live entertainment, champagne toast, and fireworks display. Packages start at $290 per couple. Call 888-333-5253 to reserve your spot.

Branson, Missouri is a town known for its devotion to veterans. From November 5-11, 2013, a special Branson Veterans Homecoming celebrates their courage and sacrifices while also honoring the gift of freedom they have gave us all. The event is America’s largest veteran’s celebration and welcomes men and women from all branches of military. The seven day tribute includes many special events and all of the regular festivities, including reunions, a day room, free lunches and a vendor village, are returning.

Branson Veterans Task Force is hosting “Vets for Vets” as the opening show for the event. The USO-style production includes tap singers, musicians and comedians. Mickey Gilley is set to perform, as is actor Troy Evans. Other artists making an appearance include WWII veteran Chico Vega and the Drifters tribute show, Neil Diamond tribute artist Navy veteran Keith Allyn Vietnam veteran Eddie Stovall and the World Famous Platters, Army Veteran Janice Martin from the Showboat Branson Belle, Army veteran Rich Watson from Smoke on the Mountain and Peggy Lee Brennan of the TV Series MASH. The show begins at 2pm November 5 at the Baldknobbers Jamboree Theater and is free!

This year marks the 80th Branson Veterans Day Parade, as well as the final Tony Orlando Yellow Ribbon Salute to Veterans. The parade, scheduled for November 11 in downtown Branson, is a long standing tradition that is an inherent part of the way Branson honors Veterans, active duty Military personnel and their families. It is a memorable end to Branson’s Veterans Homecoming Week. Tony Orlando’s show will be even more special this year as it will be the final curtain call for his Yellow Ribbon Salute to Veterans. It is scheduled for 2pm November 11.

Retired marine colonel Oliver North returns to Branson Veterans Homecoming Week November 10-11. North will be signing his new book “American Heroes on the Homefront” from 4:30-8:30pm at Silver Dollar City November 10. Then, on November 11, he will be at the Branson Landing from 9-11am, appear in the parade at 11am and following the parade will be at Bass Pro Shops signing his book until 1:45pm. From there, he will head to Tony Orlando’s show where he’ll be available during intermission.

In addition to the many of the usual celebrations is the “A Wartime Romance” production featuring actor Troy Evans. Set against the backdrop of WWII, the musical play tells the true story of U.S. Marine Captain Tom Johnson, a WWII dive bomber, who finds strength, hope and inspiration form the love letters he writes and receives from Margaret Wolf back home in Horton, Kansas. The special show will be performed November 6, 8, 9, and 11 at 2pm at the Baldknobbers Theater. Tickets can purchased by calling 417-334-4528 or by visiting wartimeromane.com.

Troy Evans will also be hosting his one man show “Troy Evans’ Montana Tales” at the Branson Central Theater. The late night show is set for 10:30pm on November 4-5 and 8-9.

To see the entire Veterans Homecoming 2013 schedule, click here.

Make plans to be in Branson during this unique event honoring the courage, service, commitment and sacrifice of the men and women who have fought for our freedom.

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know. Before you pack your bags, get the latest scoop on Branson vacations from Ashley.