Pointe Royale Properties, Inc.
Branson is the live music capitol of the world. But, have you ever wondered what else there is to do in Branson, besides just the music? Or, might I say, Beyond the Music? If so, then you’re in the right place. Branson is music and much, much more. Join me below, as we travel on our 1st ever tour of Branson, Beyond the Music.
The first stop on our Branson, Beyond the Music tour is the Branson area’s assortment of lakes: Table Rock Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, and Lake Taneycomo. Before the construction of the area dams, these three lakes, and others, used to form much of the old White River. Each lake is different, and offers it’s own claim to fame. One might describe the 3 lakes this way: Table Rock Lake is great for boating, and also fishing, while Bull Shoals and Taneycomo are great for fishing, and also boating. The depth and size of Table Rock Lake make it well suited for larger boat traffic than Bull Shoals or Taneycomo. Bull Shoals is great for bass fishing, and the cold waters of Taneycomo make it perfect for championship trout fishing. So, whether you’re into fishing or boating, there’s something here for you. In addition to fishing and boating, Table Rock Lake features a great beach, Moonshine Beach, for swimming, splashing, sunning, and general summertime fun.
The next stop on our Branson, Beyond the Music tour is Silver Dollar City theme park. If you’ve never been to this 1800’s American frontier themed park, then it’s a definite must see. There are awesome rides, roller coasters, and authentic American craftsmen at work on everything from glass blowing to candles to furniture to ironworks to quilts to pottery to……well, just about anything they needed on the American frontier. (They do have several music shows, also. But, as this is Branson, Beyond the Music, forget I mentioned that.)
Stop number three on our tour without tunes is a stop to shop. Branson has lots of shopping, with everything from quaint, local shops that have been here for 50 years (Dick’s 5 & 10) to our selection of outlet malls (Factory Merchants & Tanger) to the downtown lakeside Branson Landing area.
Next up on our Branson, Beyond the Music tour is a walk through the Ozark Hills at one of our local hiking trails. The trails are diverse, some challenging, some leisurely, some paved, some very primitive. So there’s something for every level of hiker. There’s lots of great scenery and wildlife to be appreciated along the way. (See my previous blog on Branson area hiking trails.)
If we're talking about Branson, Beyond the Music, we definitely have to talk about golf. With a such a variety of great golf courses, Branson has become very much a great golf getaway.
It can get a tad dark on our next stop, as we enjoy one of the area caves. Talking Rocks Cavern is over in Branson West, and well worth the short drive. And Marvel Cave is the attraction that started Silver Dollar City to begin with.
Somewhat new to the Branson area are the Ziplines. There are 4 local Zipline companies, with a full array of Zipline choices, from short trips to 1 ½ long adventures. (See Art’s previous blog on Branson Ziplines.)
To be honest, that’s just the tip of the iceberg (Titanic Museum) of all the Branson, Beyond the Music activities to choose from. And it may be odd (Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium) that I would leave off there. But if I don’t stop now, I may tend to wax nostalgic (Hollywood Wax Museum) about all there is to do here in Branson, Beyond the Music.
Pointe Royale Properties, Inc.
Saturday night my wife and I had the opportunity to see the Clay Cooper Country Music Express show. We both enjoy country music so this show was right up our alley. As we entered the auditorium we were treated to live music was being performed by a middle school from Park View. These kids were really good, most were in the eighth grade and some were only seventh grade students. Clay participates with Chamber of Commerce and allows school musical groups to perform on his stage. A very pleasant surprise that we enjoyed. It nice to see when someone gives back to the community. Great job Clay!
Now for the show. As you can imgaine it is full of country music new and old. Clay has great voice and fills the theater with his voice and desire to put on a super show. A cast of 22 fills the stage with dancers, musicians and singers. This is a family show as his wife Tina and son Colt are part of the cast. Buckets and Boards, a high energy duo, has been added as part of the evenings entertainment. Clay's show would not be complete without a real funny man, Matt Dunn is hilarious. His character is woven into the the entire performance from before the curtain rises to the very the end. You never know when he will appear or what he is up too.
Clay interacts with his audience and comes down off the stage and talks to the guests seated in the front row. He is really quick to keep the coversation going at full speed. Lots of laughs and fun. Branson for years has been known for being just country music and Clay Cooper is keeping that tradition alive. Enjoy a fun filled evening at the Clay Cooper Country Music Express, you won't be disappointed. Visit www.claycooper.biz or contact us for show information and schedules.