With dozens of glittering music halls featuring regular live-music spectacles, Branson rivals Nashville as a country-music mecca. The heart of the Ozark city’s entertainment industry lies along Route 76, which is already crowded with miniature-golf courses, bumper-car concessions, souvenir and hillbilly-crafts shops, motels, and resorts.
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Ride Outlaw Run, one of the world’s top wooden roller coasters. And don’t miss the tour of Marvel Cave, live shows, craft demos and specialty shops.
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Most of the action is in the air, where members of the New Shanghai Circus juggle, twirl, spin plates and perform ballets high above the ground.
Where do the trout in Missouri’s rivers and streams come from? Check out the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, a few miles southwest of Branson.
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The National Tiger Sanctuary in Chestnutridge, just south of Branson, offers a rare opportunity to see more than 30 big cats in a non-zoo setting.
Did you know there are beautiful waterfalls in America? Multnomah Falls, Amicalola Falls, Turner Falls, and others are right in your backyard and worth a visit.
Check out the stuffed animals, action figures, cast iron toys and Barbies — plus other playthings spanning a century of collecting.
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