Not including Branson in a guidebook written about weekend getaways from St. Louis
would be an oversight, yet there are literally dozens of travel books that focus on Branson as a vacation destination. So why mention it here? Well, if you’re like me, you’d really enjoy getting away to the majestic hills and lush foliage of the Ozarks. But also like me, you’d rather have dental surgery than watch country music performers singing their hearts out up and down Highway 76. After all that’s what Branson’s all about, right? Well, yes and no. Yes, there are numerous shows that could easily consume all your waking hours if you choose. But no, the Branson area is not only about glittery costumes and country music. It’s also about wooded hills, prairie grasses, cool lake breezes, and gorgeous sunsets. It’s about getting away from reality, pampering yourself, eating some great food, and spending time alone or with your family. You can go to the Branson/Table Rock Lake area and never step foot in a country-music show if you prefer, so if you always thought Branson was only about “pickin’ and grinnin’,” take a new look and come away with a wonderful getaway. Highlights include: Big Cedar Lodge, beautiful scenery, a relaxing retreat, and family fun. The detailed itinerary in this chapter is a driving tour that features extensive recommendations for sightseeing attractions, recreational activities, lodging, restaurants, shopping, and more.
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