The Chateau on the Lake Resort in Branson, Missouri is a beautiful property situated on an Ozark Mountain, overlooking scenic Table Rock Lake. The property is lavish in regards to both its size and amenities offered, creating an atmosphere Branson guests can truly enjoy. The beauty of the Chateau is highlighted throughout its many areas, beginning with its lobby. The massive interior landscaping is centered on a flowing waterfall that cascades through rocks and foliage. It is a beautiful sight to see, and superbly combines the elegance of the Chateau with the natural aspects of Branson’s Ozark Mountains.


Chateau_on_the_Lake_Resort_and_Convention_Center_(006)The rooms offered at the Chateau are of double/double or king varieties. The rooms are lavishly decorated and offer the utmost in relaxation. The Serta beds are very comfortable, and the style of the room, which features rich browns and maroons, creates an ambiance of comfort not many properties achieve with such distinction. The rooms are very spacious as well, offer mountain vista views, and come furnished with leather chair, executive desk with chairs, ’27 TV and in-room safe. The appealing aspects of the Chateau’s rooms are extended to its bathrooms, which are ornamented with stunning tile that compliments the other décor of the room. The spaciousness of the
bathroom is also extended with a curved shower rod addition.

Chateau_on_the_Lake_Resort_and_Convention_Center_(003)The rooms at Branson’s Chateau on the Lake Resort are just part of the experience. The amenities featured at the resort are all-encompassing. The beautiful landscape provides several ‘garden’ areas for relaxing, as do the wrap-around verandas offering picturesque views of Table Rock Lake. There are two tennis courts, a basketball court, movie theater (capacity=50 people,) a large indoor pool and Jacuzzi that is open 24 hours a day, a children’s playground area, outdoor pool of large proportion with Jacuzzi and plenty of lounging space, well-equipped fitness center with new equipment and round the clock availability, as well as a full service Spa.

Chateau-GrilleOn top of this extensive list of amenities, the Chateau on the Lake Resort also features a deli with poolside service, a Sweet Shoppe, two restaurants, including the Chateau Grille, and The Library Lounge, which has cocktail service, flat panel TV’s and gorgeous vistas that go one for miles.

The attention to detail at the Chateau creates an atmosphere guests will truly enjoy. From the bell service when you arrive, to the optional valet parking, this resort is in a class all its own.

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Titanic___World_s_Largest_Museum_Attraction_-002-As a history buff, touring the Titanic Museum while in Branson was at the top of my list. The half-scale replica of the ship stands out like a beacon on the Highway 76 Strip. It truly gives you an understanding of the sheer size of the RMS Titanic. Once inside Titanic Museum Branson, you discover so much about the ship, its passengers and its enduring legacy.

Touring the Titanic Museum Branson is an authentic history lesson that is both somber yet triumphant as it celebrates the human spirit. The museum does an excellent job of honoring the lives of those lost, as well as those of survivors. To make the experience even more poignant, visitors receive a boarding pass upon entering the museum complete with passenger information. The fate of your passenger is revealed at the end of your tour, driving home the true life and death fates bestowed to the ship’s many guests.

titanic_branson_musicians_gallery_rszAs you tour the Titanic Branson, you’ll be immersed in the stories of both the ship and its passengers. More than 400 genuine artifacts, totaling more than $4 million dollars, are on display. These authentic artifacts are quite impressive, some of which came from the depths of the ocean floor where the RMS Titanic now rests. They aide in the discovery of what it would’ve been like as a Titanic passenger, as do replicas of the third-class, second-class and first-class cabins. In addition, walking the Grand Staircase – built in a full-scale, grandiose fashion – makes you feel like Rose from the Titanic movie. Although I didn’t find Jack during my tour, the essence of all passengers – from poor to rich – can really be felt throughout the museum.

Titanic_Museum_Attraction_(022)Through interactive exhibits and detailed galleries, you get even closer to what the Titanic experience was like. Some of the standouts for me include walking the ship’s bow, which is surrounded by a starry night and cool night air, as well as testing how long I could handle the icy 28 degree water temperatures the Titanic passengers faced on that fateful night. After lasting only 90 seconds (and my finger was frozen!), the strength and resolve of survivors was made that much more real in my mind. Extensive photo galleries give a face to the many names aboard the RMS Titanic. Two of the best include the Musicians Gallery and the Children’s Stories Gallery. The musicians aboard the Titanic are legendary, as they continued to play as the Titanic. These eight musicians are honored, as are the children of the Titanic whose stories have never been told before. See the ship through the eyes of innocence, as children from crew to first class remembered.

Titanic___World_s_Largest_Museum_Attraction_(004)Speaking of children, the Titanic Museum Branson does a quality job of entertaining yet educating the younger set. Interactive exhibits simulating shoveling coal, sending a SOS distress signal, climbing the deck as it pitches and lists into the ocean, learning to tie rope knots and simply interacting with the knowledgeable, costumed staff bring the legacy of the Titanic to life for children.

Tip: The audio tour is included with tickets, and it’s very much worth a listen. Plan on spending around two hours at the museum to fully absorb all it has to offer. Don’t’ bring your camera, though, as photos are strictly prohibited inside the museum.

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.

Ripley's Museum Transformer_RSZA tour of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum in Branson begins outside rather than inside. Parents and children alike marvel at the structure of the museum, built to show the effects of an unbelievable 8.0 earthquake that hit Missouri in 1812. It’s a great place to take memorable photographs.

The self-guided tours of the Ripley’s Museum Branson can take as little or as long as you like. I toured for an hour, and still didn’t see it all! There are a lot of visual items that are great for children, such as the speaking hologram of Robert Ripley and the Mystery of the Vanishing Woman. I enjoyed the Quiz Room, where unbelievable facts and interesting brain teasers create an interactive experience. The Tribal Room and Marine Room house artifacts like a genuine shrunken head from an Jivaro Tribe and unique aquatic oddities like the contents of a Shark’s stomach, which believe it or not, held everything but the kitchen sink, including a 50 pound anchor! Relatively new to the museum is a a 22-foot tall Transformer sculpture made of scrap car parts. It stands guard outside the front entrance of the museum, making it hard to miss and perfect for photo ops.

Ripley's Believe it or Not!My personal favorite exhibit was the room of extraordinary people, where I could compare myself to both the world’s tallest man and world’s largest man and marvel at rare creatures like the Unicorn Man and Lighthouse man. The fun, however, doesn’t end until you travel through the barrel room where the movement isn’t real, but you’ll believe it is!

Notables: Allot yourself at least an hour to view the museum, as crowds can vary and there truly is a lot to take in. Be sure to bring your camera too, as Branson’s Ripley’s Museum encourages guests to take photographs throughout the museum. These amazing exhibits were fun, but several have moderate reading involved, which may be a bit distracting for young children.

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.