Take a tour of the Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri and get inside information on exhibits, hands-on experiences, and more. The experience is educational, emotional and engaging.  With Titanic museum tickets you gain entry into the world of 1912, this tragic historic events and insight into the people of the RMS Titanic.  Follow my expert tips on visiting Titanic Museum to make the most of your time.


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Get an inside look at the Dixie Stampede in Branson, Missouri. Check out the pre-show, animals, amazing food, and even the gift shop. See why this is the most fun place to eat in Branson with my expert tips on visiting Dixie Stampede.


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Cosmic Caverns

Cosmic Caverns

Caves are a signature Missouri attraction.  Missouri is not only known as the Show-Me-State but also as the cave state as there are more than 6,300 recorded caves in the state, with the number growing each year.  Most of Missouri’s caves are found south of the Missouri River in the Ozarks. 

To give visitors a look at these marvelous natural wonders many Branson caves offer guided tours so you can explore these geological wonders in safe, secure conditions. 
Three of the main cave tours in Branson are:

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Cosmic Cavern is one of Arkansas’ hidden treasures. You will see two bottomless cave lakes during your 1 hour and 15 minute tour. The first lake, South Lake, has had trout in it for nearly 50 years. See the newly discovered area “Silent Splendor.”  Silent Splendor houses one of the longest soda straw formations in the Ozarks, measuring over an incredible nine feet.

Talking Rocks Cavern

Talking Rocks Cavern

Marvel Cave at Silver Dollar City
When visiting Silver Dollar City, a tour of Marvel Cave is always included with your ticket, with tours departing approximately every half hour, weather permitting. Marvel Cave is a wet limestone cave, complete with formations that are still alive and growing! To begin, you will travel 300 feet below the surface and enter the Cathedral Room. The breathtakingly beautiful Cathedral Room is the largest cave entrance room in the United States. The visitors’ trail consists of stairs and ramps. The tour lasts approximately 60 minutes, with most of that time spent climbing nearly 600 stairs. The strenuous nature of the tour requires us to not recommend the tour for visitors with heart or lung conditions, bad backs, weak knees or ankles. A trained cave guide will host your journey and provide you with interesting and entertaining anecdotes of historical or geographical importance.

Talking Rocks Cavern
The hour long tour of Talking Rocks Cavern is what we refer to as “edutainment.” By this, I mean that we focus on education, as well as entertainment. It is educational in nature, as you will learn about the caves discovery and related history, as well as learn about the mineral deposits and other geological information while on your tour. The tour is also entertaining. Our cave guides are ready to answer questions that you may have, and can find answers to those questions that they may not already know.

Discover the beauty of these underground caverns by reserving tickets online with Reserve Branson.

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Silver Dollar City beckons visitors with a rotating schedule of entertaining festivals, a bounty of home-cooked food and treats, along with free daily shows, demonstrating craftsmen and over 30 rides and attractions.  There’s so much to do at Branson’s premier theme park many people purchase two-day Silver Dollar City tickets to make the most of their visit.  To get an inside look at all Silver Dollar City has to offer, watch the video below:

See how much you can have at Silver Dollar City!


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The Wallace Hartley Titanic violin commanded the highest price ever paid for an RMS Titanic artifact when it was sold at auction in October 2013 by the world’s leading Titanic auctioneers, Henry Aldridge & Son Auction House of Devizes, Wiltshire, England. Now, under exclusive arrangements with Aldridge & Sons and the secret owner they represent, the cherished Hartley violin is coming to the Titanic Museum Attractions in Branson, Missouri and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in 2016, announces Mary Kellogg-Joslyn, co-owner of the Titanic Attractions.

Wallace Hartley and his famous violin

Wallace Hartley and his famous violin
Photo Credit: Titanic Museum Attraction/Facebook

Wallace Hartley violin display dates:

Branson: March 7-May 29, 2016
Pigeon Forge: June 5-August 14, 2016

“RMS Titanic bandleader Wallace Hartley’s violin has become the iconic symbol of the Titanic saga. Found strapped to his body after the sinking, it was returned to his wife-to-be, only to be lost to the world until it resurfaced almost a century later. Now, for the first time since an unnamed owner took possession of the violin, visitors to the Titanic Museum Attractions will be able to experience for themselves, the overwhelming sense of emotion it evokes,” says Kellogg.

“In my 20 years as an auctioneer, I can honestly say I don’t think any other article has made people show as much emotion as this one.” Said auction house Director, Andrew Aldridge. On June 17, 2015 the Wallace Hartley gravesite in Colne, Lancashire was catalogued by Historic England as a newly-listed historic site. The original gravesite ceremony was held on May 17, 1912 at which time more than 30,000 mourners attended the procession for the town’s national hero. It was the largest number of people known to have attended services for an RMS Titanic victim. Hartley’s impressive memorial is located on the main road into Colne. A small bronze plaque reads:

“Wallace Hartley Bandmaster of the RMS Titanic who perished in the foundering of that vessel April 15, 1912 Erected by voluntary contributions to commemorate the heroism of a native of this town.”

In anticipation of record crowds, Titanic Museum Attractions management will feature a special, daily, Early Morning violin viewing for a limited number of Titanic enthusiasts. These VIP guests will have close, uncrowded access to the violin where they can shoot heirloom photos of their encounter with the violin that played on and on, as Titanic slipped away.

“The Titanic violin may never be played again,” admits Mary Kellogg. “But one of the final songs Wallace Hartley was said to have been playing during the ship’s final moments can still be heard in our imaginations.”

Branson Landing is once again expanding, with several new businesses being added to the entertainment complex. The northern expansion of the Landing, located near Belk Department Store, will include both new places to eat and to shop. Curious about what is being added? Read on.

New additions to the Branson Landing include:

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Qdoba burrito
Photo Credit: Qdoba Mexican Grill/Facebook

Qdoba: What will you find at your local Qdoba Mexican Grill? Food for people who love food. What separates Qdoba from other Mexican food chains is their variety of menu items it offers and dedication to fresh, quality food. You’ll find more than just standard burritos here. Tortilla Soup, gumbo, tacos, quesadillas and burrito bowls are other menu staples. But, the burritos are what many love about Qdoba – especially their specialty burritos like the fajita and queso styles. Qdoba’s queso cheese sauce is a signature item, and is good on about anything your order. Best of all, menu items can be customized so you can have exactly what you want, your way.

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Jimmy John’s sub, chips, and drink combo
Photo Credit: Arvind Grover/flickr

Jimmy John’s: Jimmy John’s is a counter-service chain specializing in sub and club sandwiches, plus signature potato chips. Everything about Jimmy John’s is fresh, too, which really sets it apart from the rest. Bread is baked in-house every day and served fresh. Meat and veggies are sliced fresh in-house every day. The turkey is real turkey, the roast beef is real roast beef – no additives, no vegetable-based fillers, no fake stuff. Nothing is delivered pre-sliced. Real Hellmann’s mayo, real Grey Poupon, real olive oil and red wine vinegar – it’s the best of the best.

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Hawaiian Pizza at Pie Five Pizza Company
Photo Credit: Pie Five Pizza Company/Facebook

Pie Five Pizza Company: Described as a build-your-own-pizza restaurant, Pie Five Pizza Company is one of the fastest growing chains in the country. It’s a healthy option for pizza lovers, too, as all-natural, preservative free ingredients blend into all that they do. Dough is made fresh daily, as is the Tuscan marinara and spicy marinara sauces. At Pie Five, guests can choose from more than a million combinations of personal pizzas and a variety of specialty pie choices, all for one price. They offer 4 different crusts (including gluten-free & whole grain) and have hand-made salads. They offer dessert and also serve beer at many locations.

3 Seeds Green Bar and Juicery: Locally owned, 3 Seeds is helmed by the owners of Kom Hot Yoga, which is also located in the downtown district.

A women’s boutique store and massage therapy salon are also set to open at the Branson Landing, among other shops. Construction is set to be completed in three or four months, with Qdoba expected to be the first business open.


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Ray Stevens

Ray Stevens

Comedy is set to take center stage in Branson, Missouri this fall. Two laugh-out-loud comedians – Ray Stevens and Bill Engvall – will headline at the Moon River Theater in September. Each of these Branson comedy shows will bring their own distinct brand of humor to Branson.

Multi-Platinum selling Ray Stevens has spent more than 50 years in the music business, with a career that includes more than 25 million albums and five million videos sold, two GRAMMY wins and 11 nominations. His music spans the pop, country, rock and comedy genres and includes such favorites as “The Streak,” “Mr. Businessman” and “Everything Is Beautiful.”

Bill Engvall

Bill Engvall

Bill Engvall has been successful by connecting with his audience through everyday situations. Come hear Bill’s comedic routines like “Here’s Your Sign” that helped make the Blue Collar Comedy Tour one of the most successful comedy tours of all time and turn Bill into not only a hit standup comedian but also a television star featured on “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Bill Engvall Show” among others.

Purchase tickets to either (or both!) of these Branson shows to share a laugh with these legendary comics.


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Fiddlers and fiddle fans will flock to Branson, Missouri for the 27th Annual Branson Fiddle Festival and Mid-American Fiddlers Championship.  The festival, scheduled for August 29-30, 2015, features competitions in various categories and for a range of ages.  Plus, for the first time ever, the Branson Fiddle Festival will be held at the Grand Country Music Hall.

Saturday morning the real fun begins with the Mid-America Fiddle Competition. Featuring six different divisions of competition with awards and opportunity to advance to Finals. The competition begins at 9am.

Fiddles_iStock_000001323551XSmallDivisions Include:

  1. Pee-Wee (10 and under): 6 places awarded ($15 – $100)
  2. Junior (11 – 16): 6 places advance to Finals.
  3. Accompanist: 5 places awarded ($50 – $300)
  4. Senior (60 & over): 3 places awarded ($100 – $300)
  5. Adult (17 – 59): 5 places advance to Finals.
  6. Open: 6 places advance to Finals.

On Sunday, August 30, from 1pm-5pm, watch the Mid-America Finals and Championship.

Division Finals Include:

  1. Junior (10 – 16): 6 places awarded ($50 – $400)
  2. Adult (17 – 60): 5 places awarded ($100 – $600)
  3. Open: 6 places awarded ($100 – $800)

 

Top 3 advance to Round Robin. Round Robin Competition for Championship. Mid-America Fiddle Champion awarded $1,000 & Belt Buckle.

General theatre seating for the event is $10.00 per person each day.

Reserve your Branson vacation today so see some of the nations’ top fiddlers perform in Downtown Branson. Branson shows also have feature great fiddling, including productions such as the Duttons, the Showboat Branson Belle and Shoji Tabuchi.

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august_eventsTake advantage of these hot Branson events planned for August 2015:

August 1-2: Silver Dollar City’s Moonlight Madness
Your favorite Branson theme park will be open late during Moonlight Madness with special shows and exclusive events. Park closes late at 10pm.

August 6: White Water Dive-In Movies
Soak up summer entertainment when White Water features family-friendly films on the park’s new Surf’s Up Wave Pool Big Screen. This night’s featured film is Big Hero 6.

August 1-22: Night Water at Night Water
Park goers can enjoy Night Water every Thursday, Friday & Saturday this summer. Night Water lets guests play all day and stay past dark, with park hours extended to until 10pm each night.

August 28-30: Branson Fiddle Festival
This annual festival in downtown Branson attracts fiddlers from all across the country. Watch the Anything Goes Contest, then stick around for the Mid-America Fiddle Championship.

August 6-8: Super Summer Cruise
This annual premier car event is held at The Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead. Over 500 cars and trucks will be on display. Get all the details on pricing and registration on their website.

August 27-September 7: Southern Gospel Picnic at Silver Dollar City
Enjoy Southern gospel music and southern cooking during the Southern Gospel Picnic. Catch hundreds of performances throughout the park from some big names like The Isaacs, The Perrys, Booth Brothers, and more.

Spending the evening at a Branson dinner show is the perfect way to end the night.  You can experience an evening at one of Branson’s entertaining dinner shows as a couple or for a night of family fun.  From great food to lively, family-friendly entertainment, many people don’t consider their vacation complete until they’ve feasted on food with their family while enjoying an entertaining dinner show in Branson.  There are several dinner shows in Branson to choose from, including those with comedy, singing and plenty of action. 

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A few of the best Branson dinner shows are:

Dixie Stampede
Dixie Stampede is the World’s Most Visited Dinner Attraction. Experience with your family our 32 magnificent horses, Return of the Buffalo, hilarious racing pigs, the Rumble in the Treetops lumberjack relay, equestrian feats, friendly competition and a fabulous four-course feast. Owner, Dolly Parton guarantees it’s “Branson’s Most Fun Place to Eat!”

Showboat Branson Belle
America’s Most Entertaining Dinner Cruise celebrates 20 years of live entertainment with an All-NEW Show – CELEBRATE! Two equally dynamic casts of performers, from returning favorites to award-winners and new faces, showcase their range of talent to deliver an unforgettable two hours of pure entertainment unlike any other show in Branson. Plus, enjoy a 3-course feast and breathtaking views as you cruise the waters of beautiful Table Rock Lake aboard the Showboat Branson Belle.

Roundup on the Trail Chuck Wagon Dinner Show
The highly successful group New Trails entertains you with a wide variety of musical styles, harmonies, instrumentations and range, from Old West to Western Swing, and from Old Country to New country, displaying all the musical styles and talent necessary to bring you an awesome show. They will also celebrate the roots of the American Cowboy in song and verse, and take you do the Gospel music trails too. A Texas-sized barbeque is served too.

The Adventures of Marco Polo
The Adventures of Marco Polo is an epic tale of exploration and wonder, love and loss with a cast of over 60 worldwide performers, magnificent sets and costuming.

When you reserve your Branson dinner show tickets with Reserve Branson you get the best deals on these popular productions.

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.