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Marvelous Missouri: Discover the Best of Branson & the Ozarks

Program No. 1615RJ
Discover Branson, the “Live Entertainment Capital of the World,” as you enjoy five public shows, one private show with a cast Q&A and opportunities to explore the beautiful Ozarks.
Length
6 days
Rating (5)
Activity Level
Starts at
1,749

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
May 7 - May 12, 2023
Starting at
1,749
Jun 11 - Jun 16, 2023
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1,749
Sep 17 - Sep 22, 2023
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1,749
Oct 15 - Oct 20, 2023
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1,749
Oct 22 - Oct 27, 2023
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1,749
Nov 26 - Dec 1, 2023
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1,749
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
May 7 - May 12, 2023
Starting at
2,119
Jun 11 - Jun 16, 2023
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2,119
Sep 17 - Sep 22, 2023
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2,119
Oct 15 - Oct 20, 2023
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2,119
Oct 22 - Oct 27, 2023
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2,119
Nov 26 - Dec 1, 2023
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2,119

At a Glance

Join us in Branson, the “Live Entertainment Capital of the World,” as we experience good ol’ American music, theater and fun in the heart of the Ozarks. Find out the history of Branson's overnight success, the elements of its entertainment scene and the famous Branson formula of “Faith, Family and Flag.” Enjoy live theater shows, often surrounded by lectures, meet-and-greets and Q&A’s with the cast and crew. Immerse yourself in local history and natural beauty during field trips to Table Rock Lake — a reservoir built and maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers — Shepherd of the Hills Historic Site and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. Plus, enjoy a private performance just for your group, as well as a dinner-and-entertainment experience.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to a few blocks; standing up to one hour; get on/off coach. Elevators and ramps available.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Enjoy six live performances, which includes one given exclusively for our private group.
  • Meet with current performers and production specialists such as technicians and set designers to hear what it's like to work in the business and how they make the magic happen.
  • Discover the natural beauty of the Ozarks during field trips to Table Rock Lake, Shepherd of the Hills Historic Site and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.

General Notes

Please note, Branson has a strong culture of “Faith, Family, Flag.” Some of the performances we’ll attend may have religious undertones. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Amber Campbell
Amber Campbell is a native of LaRussell, Mo., and a graduate of Southwest Baptist University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre, with a music minor. Amber loves to perform and is raising her beautiful daughter Jade in the Branson community. She has been a featured vocalist and emcee for several Branson shows over the years, but her most rewarding experience has been owning, producing and performing in “#1 Hits of the 60’s (& 50’s too!)”

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Amber Campbell View biography
Amber Campbell is a native of LaRussell, Mo., and a graduate of Southwest Baptist University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre, with a music minor. Amber loves to perform and is raising her beautiful daughter Jade in the Branson community. She has been a featured vocalist and emcee for several Branson shows over the years, but her most rewarding experience has been owning, producing and performing in “#1 Hits of the 60’s (& 50’s too!)”
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Diane “Dee Dee” Lennon is the eldest member of the The Lennon Sisters and sang lead vocals in the quartet from when the girls made their debut on the Lawrence Welk Show in 1955. She left the group in 1960 to marry Dick Gass, and returned to perform in 1964 until the act parted ways with the show in 1968. Diane continued to make appearances with the act while also working for a Catholic newspaper and teaching kindergarten students at St. Mark’s School. Since retiring in 2001 to spend more time with her children and grandchildren, enjoys playing golf and runs a restaurant in Branson with her husband, Dick.
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Bill Lennon is the brother of the world-famous Lennon Sisters. He performed in and produced the award-winning Lennon Brothers Morning Show when the Lennon family moved to Branson in 1994. Together with his wife, Gail, and nephew Mike Cathcart, Bill continues to perform in Branson — the singers amaze audiences with their powerful harmonies.
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Matt Muhoberac View biography
Matt Muhoberac grew up in a family of professional musicians in Los Angeles, Calif. His credits as a composer, arranger, singer and musician include TV shows like “General Hospital,” “NBC Sports” and “Friends.” Matt also created musical works for commercials for advertisers including McDonald's, Budweiser, and Chevrolet, as well as for animated series including “The Addams Family,” “Power Puff Girls,” “Life with Louie” and Bill Cosby's "Fatherhood." He moved to Branson 20 years ago to raise his three-year-old daughter and has never looked back. Twelve years ago, he was a founding member of the show “#1 Hits of the 60's,” where he met his wife, Amber.
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Barbara Cox View biography
Barbara Cox, an experienced production and wardrobe manager, started her career with the rock-band Stryper. She went from hauling Stryper’s stage equipment to assisting Twisted Sister, the Finnish National Ballet, the Warsaw National Ballet, and the national tours for A Chorus Line, and 42nd Street, helping with their behind-the-scenes wardrobe and production needs. Barbara later was fortunate enough to join Andy Williams’ annual Christmas tour and worked closely with him for 10 years.
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Branson, MO: Travel Guide to Fun City USA
by David and Joan Vokac
Branson is an ultimate destination for people of all ages and interests. Its attractions are as unique and diverse as you can find anywhere in America. Branson is all about entertainment as its claim to fame, and it does that extremely well. It boasts one of the most impressive live theater strips in America along Country Boulevard. Once known only for country-western, in recent years Branson has matured to feature all sorts of music, comedy, dance, and more. A major award-winning amusement park built into wooded landscapes provides thrilling rides, an impressive cave, and artisans working on-site. Lake Taneycomo provides a wealth of water recreation, and worthwhile museums range from butterflies to history. This guide to "fun city" explores all of these and more, along with food for all appetites and lodging from bargain to family to romantic. More than 70 listings, a weather profile, and a discussion of the town's livability are featured in this guidebook for those seeking a great travel destination, or looking for an exciting new hometown.
Taney County, Missouri including its History, the Titanic Museum Attraction, and more
by Sharon Clyde
Local history and information about local attractions and things to do.
The Bittersweet Ozarks at a Glance
by Ellen Grey Massey
The Bittersweet Ozarks at a Glance is a beautiful and unique photograph collection that portrays the Bittersweet Ozarks, collected by Ellen Gray Massey and her students, more than thirty years ago. Had the students not researched and recorded, the information from the 494 men and women they captured in words and pictures most would be lost forever for most of them have died. From 1973 until 1983, the young people published 482 articles and features in 40 issues of Bittersweet, the Ozark Quarterly.
Insiders' Guide to Branson and the Ozark Mountains
by Dr. Fred Pfister
For more than twenty years, the Insiders' Guide® series has been the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information—from true insiders whose personal, practical perspective gives you everything you need to know. With more than forty theaters on and around its famous Strip, Branson is proudly called the Live Music Capital of the World. But there's more to this year-round vacation destination than its shows and stars: World-class golf, theme parks, and historic sites are all within easy reach. This authoritative guide shows you how to navigate the glitz and glitter of Branson as well as the natural beauty of the scenic Ozark Mountain country. • Countless details on how to live and thrive in the area, from the best fishing holes to the lowdown on real estate • The inside scoop on the top shopping, seasonal festivals, and live entertainment offerings • Comprehensive listings of restaurants and accommodations • Sections dedicated to children and retirement
Growing Up Hillbilly near Branson, MO
by Betty Perkins White
The story of Growing Up Hillbilly near Branson Missouri takes place less than ten miles from where the book, the Shepherd of The Hills was written and begins during the same year as it was published. This book will further enhance your knowledge about the people that chose to call these hills their home.
Meals
13 Meals
5 Breakfasts
4 Lunches
4 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Low Salt, Low Fat, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Nov 26, 2023 - Dec 01, 2023
  • May 07, 2023 - May 12, 2023
  • Jun 11, 2023 - Jun 16, 2023
  • Sep 17, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023
  • Oct 15, 2023 - Oct 20, 2023
  • Oct 22, 2023 - Oct 27, 2023
  • Nov 26, 2023 - Dec 01, 2023
5 nights
Branson
Hotel offering a restaurant and sports bar located in the heart of the Branson Theatre District within walking distance or short cab ride to several theaters and restaurants.
5 nights
Branson
Hotel offering a restaurant and sports bar located in the heart of the Branson Theatre District within walking distance or short cab ride to several theaters and restaurants.
5 nights
Branson
Hotel offering a restaurant and sports bar located in the heart of the Branson Theatre District within walking distance or short cab ride to several theaters and restaurants.
5 nights
Branson
Hotel offering a restaurant and sports bar located in the heart of the Branson Theatre District within walking distance or short cab ride to several theaters and restaurants.
5 nights
Branson
Hotel offering a restaurant and sports bar located in the heart of the Branson Theatre District within walking distance or short cab ride to several theaters and restaurants.
5 nights
Branson
Hotel offering a restaurant and sports bar located in the heart of the Branson Theatre District within walking distance or short cab ride to several theaters and restaurants.





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