Friday, July 25, 2008

Branson Landing ~ Branson, Missouri ~ July 23, 2008

We had a bike to pick up at Point Lookout/College of the Ozarks in Branson, Missouri, so we decided to make a day of it and visit Branson Landing while we were there.

Branson Landing is a recent addition to Branson, Missouri. A shopping and entertainment area right along the waterfront of Lake Taneycomo. It is very 'family friendly' and geared toward nice, clean fun - a strip of shops and chain stores with everything from very upscale shops to chain stores to souvenir type shops. Needless to say, there is something for everyone. There were also spas and beauty salons and a Bass Pro Shop. (for traveling RVer or people with trailers, if you follow 76/BR 65, you can make a right onto Branson Landing Boulevard, just before the Lake Taneycomo bridge - make a left at the light and go down toward the campground - make a left just before the campground into the large FREE parking area south of Bass Pro - plenty of parking for trailers and RVs....and a nice, scenic, lakefront walk up to the Landing).

There is also the Ride the Ducks boat/trolley. This takes you on an hour long tour of Branson Landing and into and out of the water of Lake Taneycomo. See picture below:

Ride the Ducks coming out of the water onto land
For land lubbers, there is a regular trolley for rides to and from the parking lot and all along the Landing to the various shops and entertainment. See picture below:
We had an excellent lunch at Texas Land and Cattle Steak House which is right along the waterfront of Branson Landing. Click here to see my post.

We also made sure to be at the Fire and Fountain when the music started at the top of the hour. This was quite a sight! The fountains are going all the time, but at the top of every hour, they start some music and the fountains, along with fire from the stacks, is timed with the music putting on a very spectacular show. See a few pics below:
We had a great time at Branson Landing. They also have concerts and other entertainment on the Landing by the Fire and Fountains. Although we weren't there for this, the top of the hour shows are worth making sure that you plan a stop along the waterfront in time to see this.

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