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American Presidential Museum
This unique museum offers a glimpse into the democratic process that built America's foundation. From our founding fathers, through today's challenges, our presidents have led our country through trying times and triumph. Come and experience the American presidency firsthand. (417) 334-8683.

Veterans Memorial Museum
A national tribute to our veterans! Over 2000 exhibits in 10 great halls progressing through the wars of the 20th Century, including WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf. Features the world's largest war memorial bronze sculpture with 50 life-size figures (each modeled after a combat soldier from each state). A thought provoking and emotionally powerful experience for everyone!

Celebration City
Celebration City ignites the night with an all-new $2 million nighttime spectacular, "NightFire!" The high-tech special effects show includes firing 32 magnificent horses, five-story mountainside video projections, fire cannons shooting flames 150 feet in the air, three-dimensional visuals, lasers, a massive water screen, water cannons and pyrotechnics accentuating a story of the American spirit. Celebration City also features 32 rides and attractions including Ozark WildCat, a wooden roller coaster eight stories high. (800) 831-4FUN.

Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede
They're BIG and they're BACK! Experience "Stampede of the Buffalos" as six tons of American bison lead the stampede nightly. Featuring 32 magnificent horses, trick riding, ostrich races, Southern pageantry and a fabulous four-course feast served up with Dolly's story of America. (800) 520-5544.

Hollywood Wax Museum-Branson
A galaxy of stars for every age and era! Two floors of Family Fun. More than 170 life-size figures of Hollywood's greatest displayed in the re-created sets from Hollywood. Located at 3030 West Hwy. 76 in the center of the strip and open daily from 8 a.m., 365 days a year. (417) 337-8277.

IMAX Entertainment Complex
Experience exciting adventures on a screen over six stories tall. View Hollywood's biggest hit movies in the evenings on the giant IMAX screen. Add McFarlain's Restaurant, the IMAX Food Court, an indoor shopping mall and live theater, all under one roof, and you've got BIG entertainment. Open daily, year-round. (417) 335-4832.

Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show
Dinner and live entertainment features thirty-two horses and dozens of talented riders performing daring feats of trick riding and competition inside a huge 35,000-square-foot arena.

Marvel Cave
A highlight of the Silver Dollar City theme park, this constantly evolving wet limestone cave under the Ozark Mountains, dating back to the 1500s, provides a one-hour tour of fascinating rooms and passageways. The cave's entryway is the largest in the U.S.

Pirate's Cove
Two 18-hole mini-golf courses plus a video arcade provide the ultimate in family fun. Located on Green Mountain Drive. (417) 336-6606.

Ride the Ducks
Branson's original land and lake sightseeing adventure is fun and informative for all ages. Tour the town, cruise the lake and get a free Wacky Quacker with every admission. Tours depart frequently. Located at 2320 W. Hwy. 76 next to McDonald's. (417) 334-DUCK.

Ripley's Believe It or Not!
A visit through Robert Ripleys® world of the strange and unusual is the perfect addition to your Branson trip! Showcased in elaborately themed galleries, its 400 exhibits will fascinate and astound even the most resolute non-believer. Open year round. (417) 337-5300.

Shepherd of the Hills
This moving production of a 1907 novel, "The Shepherd of the Hills," is performed on the very site of the author's home, and your visit includes the show, a tour of the home, a wagon ride, entrance to the Harold Bell Wright Museum and dinner.

Showboat Branson Belle
Cruise on lovely Table Rock Lake on a four-deck showboat while enjoying panoramic views and breakfast, lunch or dinner accompanied by live entertainment ranging from comedy to music to acrobatics. (800) 775-BOAT.

Silver Dollar City
Save a good chunk of time for this combination theme park and Ozark pioneer village, with roller coaster, rafting and tamer rides, comedy and country music shows and demonstrations of glassblowing, blacksmithing and other 19th-century crafts.

The Tracks
With several locations on Hwy. 76, The Tracks features race tracks, wooden tracks, bumper boats, miniature golf, kiddie rides and arcades. (417) 334-1612.

Waltzing Waters
Forty thousand gallons of dancing waterfalls, spinning rainbows and liquid fireworks, three stories tall. Presented every day, in between Frederick shows, every hour on the hour, year-round. (417) 334-4144.

Word's Largest Toy Museum
Toys from the 1800s to today! Room after room filled with thousands of toys you thought were long gone. You will also see the British Embassy Rolls Royce and the Three Stooges Scooter. Also featuring the Harold Bell Wright Museum, which includes various items from the author of Shepherd of the Hills. Located at 3609 W. Hwy. 76, between White Water and Remington Theatre. (417) 332-1499.

 

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