The Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Happy Trails Theatre and Attraction is celebrating the start of its fifth season in Branson in a big way, by adding a new performer to the live show.
Joining his father and The High Riders onstage as of April 22 is Dustin Roy Rogers, grandson of the King of the Cowboys and Queen of the West.
Said Roy “Dusty” Rogers Jr., (Roy and Dale’s son), “We are thrilled to have Dustin joining the show, to help continue mom and dad’s legacy. Music was such an important part of what they did, and Dustin will add a great new element to our performances.”
Dustin Roy Rogers also serves as general manager of the theater and museum attraction. Live shows are presented in The Happy Trails Theater at 10:00am and 2:00 pm, every Tuesday through Saturday.
Along with plenty of great cowboy music, Dusty Rogers shares great personal stories about his famous parents. “And who knows, in 2008 you might hear a story or two from Dustin as well,” said Roy “Dusty” Rogers, Jr.
In the Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum Attraction, housed in the same building as The Happy Trails Theater, you can see Roy’s horse Trigger and Nellybelle the Jeep among other rare treasures.
There are also countless photos, costumes, boots and sports memorabilia (including second base from Riverfront Stadium in Cincinatti – reported to be the spot where Roy Rogers’ birthplace once stood).
There is even a play area with lots of hands-on activities for the kids.
The Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum was established by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans in California in 1967 and moved to Branson in 2003. The museum attraction is dedicated to preserving the important legacy of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the museum relies on private donations to sustain it, although there is a fee upon admittance.
The Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Happy Trails Theater and Attraction is located at 3950 Green Mountain Drive in Branson.
Information courtesy of Branson Daily News