Hello from Branson, Missouri!
Pam and I are currently vacationing here in Branson. Branson is an amazing place to visit. We first discovered Branson back in 1996. I surprised Pam with a trip for our 20th wedding anniversary and we’ve been coming here ever since.
Branson is America! Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains the views are beautiful and the people are very friendly. In Branson at each and every show they recognize the veterans in the audience, have them stand to be applauded, and in most theaters they play the theme song for each branch of that particular branch of the armed services as they recognize them. It’s a well deserved tribute to the heroes of our country.
People wonder why we keep coming back and the answer is simple. We have a great time! Branson has more music shows on a daily basis than any place I’ve seen or heard of. Branson has something like 82 different shows to choose from each and every day! Here’s a list of Branson shows.
Here in Branson the shows start at 10:00 am and run until 11:00 p.m. All of the shows are family shows. The music is great and the amount of talent in this town is incredible. Most of the shows have at least one comedian in the show, and they are hilarious.
We just arrived yesterday. Last night we saw the http://www.baldknobbers.com/ show. We’ve seen this show several times over the years and more than likely we’ll see it again each and everytime we come to Branson. It was fantastic as usual.
This morning we saw a tribute to John Denver featuring James Garrett. James was a friend of John Denver and it was really interesting to listen as he shared his stories of John Denver, his family, and his amazing career.
The show was at the Little Opry Theater. We’ve seen shows in this little theater before and they are always special because the theater only seats about 200 people and the five rows of seats wrap around the small stage. It is up close and personal. This was an excellent show, I highly recommend it to any John Denver fan.
If you don’t think you’ll ever have the opportunity to make a trip to Branson the go to the Baldknobbers website and order a video of the show. The Mabes family has been doing shows in Branson for 51 years. Same for the Presley family. Their theater, Presely’s Country Jubilee is right across the street and is my favorite Branson show. They have four generations of Presleys on the stage, and you’ve never seen such talent. We wont’ see that show until next week, but I can assure you we will see it before we leave town. Do yourself a favor and get a video of their show as well.
Thursday evening we went back to the Little Opry Theater to see James Garret do a George Strait tribute. Great show, excellent George Strait and Patsy Cline tributes.
Thursday evening was special because as a thank you gift for helping Kevin and Gracie with their wedding they bought us front row seats to Cirque Montage. What a show! This was by far the most amazing display of acrobatic skills I’ve ever seen. And of course since it was a gift from them we really enjoyed it.
Today at 2:00 pm we are going to see Swingin Doors a classic country music show. Then tonight we will see the Magnificent Variety Show. We’ve seen this show before and it is fast, furious, and highly entertaining. Packed with multi talented people.
That’s it for now, if you’d like to follow us on this vaction come back to http://MikesBackyardNursery.com and I’ll keep you updated.
Have a great day and stay inspired!
Jackie Dack says
My husband cut back all the ivy from around the house and trees right up next to the house (cedar) and all the far too many flowering shrubs all over the front yard years ago. Then we began to plant where we wanted things. Had a “plan” rathen than a “hit and miss” method. I (like one of my brothers) am good at lnadscape design. Love any information and happy to have found you. Love your sharing helpful hints and tips to people who do remove their own huge trees or shurbs. If too big, we’ve had to call the tree surgeon to do the work. But we have done so much to remove and keep back overgrowth. I love ivy and have used it on the three trellis you can find on my property.
I enjoy rooting plants so much rather than BUYING them like gardenias, boxwoods, and hydrangeas.Enjoyed the video. Thanks for adding me to your list of people who LOVE plants, etc. because I think God made them for our enjoyent and pleasure.
Branson Is A great City, if you want to see a REAL” Patsy Cline” tribute , the “ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE” show at the God and Country theatre is a must see!!!. it stars the incredible “LISA LAYNE” who is without a dought the best female vocalist in branson “BAR NONE”! not only as patsy but as a seasoned incredible singer no matter the genre. “ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE ” is a musical tribute show endorsed by the Cline foundation and is the ONLY ! Patsy Cline Tribute Show in Branson that is . ” LISA LAYNE” is one of 3 woman in the united states that is enodorsed by the Cline foundation to portray “PATSY CLINE” Dont miss “ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE” at the God & country Theatre sat , sun ,mon at 2:00 pm until Dec,11th 2010. dont mistake “ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE for any other Patsy Cline Show In Branson, IMHO there is now comparison.
Branson should be nice this time of year… hope you both have a great time. The Eastern Ozarks are lovely, too. Have you visited Johnson’s Shut-Ins or Tom Sauk (Missouri’s highest point)? They are near Arcadia Valley, where we live and get your newsletters.
Hi Mike! This is Carla Rainey, I am so glad you love Branson so much we do too, we only live about 30 miles from there! We have season passes to Silver Dollar City, we do every year, we have been there so many times that I have lost count! It is by far the most wonderful place in Branson! Hope you get to go there on your vacation, you WON’T be disapointed!!! The shows there are wonderful, the food is delicious, and the tour of Marvel Cave is memoriable! Maybe one day I will get to meet you and your wife in person! Talk to you later, May God Bless You Both!
Renae from Wisconsin says
Mike, I also LOVE Branson, I go every other year. I would highly recommend a show called: SIX (Fantastic!) I also love the gospel at Silver Dollar City. Have a great time!! I wish I was there!
Mike, I go to Branson every two years, I LOVE it there too. I would highly recommend a show called: SIX. Amazing! I also love to go to Silver Dollar City for the Saturday night Gospel hour. Have a fun trip! Renae from Wisconsin
Judy Stroud says
Isn’t Branson great! Welcome to Missouri! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for sharing. It sounds fun. We miss you on the board . I am so enjoying being on the board. Keep hoping I’ll get to fall chores in the nursery but we are hot again this weekend (high 90’s) and headed to 101 degrees on Tuesday so no rep[lanting yet.
Norma Chilcote says
Hi Mike and Pam,My husband has gone but we really liked Branson,Missouri and all of the shows I am sure is so much bigger and better now. Family shows is a refreshing change from some vacation places.Have fun Thanks for letting us go along on your vacation
Marti Vega says
Well Mike you are in my neck of the woods now. I live in Springfield. Hope you have an amazing time and thank you for mentioning the 2 real Branson shows (Presleys and Baldknobbers) Come up and see us here in Springfield for the Origional Bass Pro too. It is wonderful to stroll through.
blessings to you both
Mike,I am sure you will enjoy Branson as it is beautiful country,the shows they have there are great and when we were there we also saw the Baldknobbers and many of the other shows including the Shogi Tabushi show, we were there right after they built there new theater,one thing I will never forget,”you can laugh now”but it was the mens room which was enourmus with a pool table, chandliers, and the wash basins,urnials and comodes handles all were Gold plated,there were plants and bouquets of flowers all around,it was beautiful, also saw the live show of Sheperds in the Hills,were there for 2 wks..But work is work and had to get back to Pa.and normal life again.
God Bless n have a great time.
Happy for you both, thank you for sharing your vacation with me enjoy yourself
Richard Kern, Mena, Arkansas says
We love Branson. Lived 15 years only 65 miles from there and saw many shows. We now live 250 miles away, but we get to Branson several times a year and always on our anniversary (my wife and I just celebrated 56 years Sept 3) One of our favorite shows is the Presley’s (we have many favorites as they are all good). A couple of weeks ago we throughly enjoyed something different. We saw the American Indian show “Brule” at the RFD Theater; Very inspiring and educational. Also, we saw “Noah, The Musical” this year which is quite a performance. We are glad you are enjoying your Branson vacation.
Fae Moser says
I too and born and raised in Missouri and went to college at School of the Ozarks at the Branson/Hollister area. Mike if you get a chance check out the college they have a great ag. dept. and the Ralph Foster Museum is great. There is also a Kewpie doll collection by Rose O’Neill and dolls for sale at the restaurant on the hill. The students work on the campus beside taking classes. They earn their way through college by working at some job at the college or the restaurant. The campus is beautiful and they have first class teachers and working ag. farm. I now live with my husband of 35 years in an eye blink town called Iantha.
Gayla Mitchell says
So glad to see you found Branson, and so close to me. Just a little over an hour and half. I have 12 acres east of Branson and maybe when you get home, we can figure out the proper way for me to do “some gardening”. Enjoy your visit to the Ozarks.
Mike, you might like to take a ride to Eureka Springs, AR, about an hour drive and well worth it. I live in Missouri and work in Eureka Springs. I absolutly love it and know you both will also. The have the Great Passion Play, Thorncrown glass church, the haunted Cresent Hotel, and the historic district houses are beautiful.
I love your emails and all the info you give, wish I could do it, but not at this time.
Kim Smith says
Mike, you’re about 25 minutes from me right now! Small world. My family rarely sees the shows (except when they have special “local appreciation” nights), but we really love Silver Dollar City. If you haven’t spent a day out there yet, mark it for your next trip. There’s something there for every age and temperament!
…Just wanted to say welcome to the Ozarks!
sharon finney says
Thank you for sharing your vacation with us. We feel we are there with you. You are a good story-teller, Mike. Hope you and Pam enjoy the rest of your vacation. We hope to visit Branson someday, also. God bless, Sharon
Hamid Khan says
Very interesting show and keep enjoy your trips. Thanks for sharing.
I hope you will go to see “Noah’s Ark”. It is the most spectacular thing we have ever seen.
You will marvel at the scenery, the animals, and the great acting. really worth the trip!
Adele Upstate NY. says
We also love Branson….We have been there three times and going back in Dec.Our favorite show was Shoji Tabuchi,We had a great dinner there and the show was hilarious,I don’t think I ever heard my husband laugh so hard,and the costumes were beautiful.You have a wonderful time…
I Think you love BRANSON as much as i do WE always have a great time the shows are great even the free shows so much talent have a great time love the rose video PAULETTE BROOKS LAGRANGE GA
Rod cook says
thanks for the imformation.. never been back east but want to and would love to see Branson
Glad you found Branson. We have enjoyed it many times and originally lived in MO. Good family shows. Don’t miss Shogi Tabushi. ( might be spelled wrong ) thanks for sharing.
Hi Mike and Pam, so glad to hear that your having a wonderful time, I too went to Branson, had never been there and it was a wonderful place, hope to go back again, well you’ll enjoy your self’s and stay safe,
I live very close to the ozarks. It is a beautiful place. Gods country! Have a great time. Dont forget to take time to smell the roses……
My Father in law grew up in Branson. I would love for him to see it again. I didn’t realize that it was such a nice family place for a vacation. Thanks for sharing. I am really enjoying your website and am learning so much from all of your tips and knowlege. Enjoy yourselves!
Rachel Lewandowski says
Thanks for sharing the info on Branson entertainment with us, Mike. We hope to go there some day. I enjoy your videos so much and share them with relatives. Enjoy the rest of your vacation!
Thank you so much for always sharing with us, I think I can speak for the rest of your readers
we all enjoy your stories and articles. Am glad you like Branson so much, hope I will get there
one day. I am retired military and a group of us from my last base have a reunion about every
4 yrs. the last one was in Branson, I sadly could not make it, we just moved into out new home
and did not have to funds to do that also…….keep up the great articles and stories.
Welcome to Missouri!!! So glad you two enjoy Branson and keep coming back. We are very proud Missourians and it is so hard to find good wholesome entertainment that all ages can enjoy. I am so fortunate to say it is only a few hours away.
We too love Branson. Been going there for the last 8 years or so. I’m looking forward, as a newcomer, to your site.
Paula Mc Allister says
ENJOY YOUR STAY
thank you for your very interesting letter. enjoyed it very much…would love to hear more abt your trip. never had the opp. to go there and now i sure hope we can sometime soon. have fun and enjoy all that you can……thanks — shirley and ernest…….rodrigues…….
Thanks for sharing…I just learned about Branson a few years back from my Mom and, she loved it too!
Claude Fratto says
Thank you for sharing your trip with us. I really enjoy reading your articles and watching your videos. I have thus far been unable to take advantage of growing and selling, as I live in a mobile home park, and there are strict rules we have to follow. I would love to grow beautiful flowers to sell; I would love to grow beautiful flowers, period. Bad soil, so everything I do has to go in pots, and they don’t always do what I want. I have a hard time keeping up with the watering also, as it is very dry and hot here in W Wendover, Nevada. Maybe someday, I can do better.