Monday, September 11, 2017

Branson, Missouri

Branson, Missouri is a tourist trap type place. Most everything costs money.

I didn't really do my research before we headed down there on Labor Day weekend.

Perks: The hotel stay is cheep. Most are only $100 a night.

Negatives: Traffic is crappy bumper to bumper. It could be because it was Labor Day weekend. Most things are going to cost!

This is what we did: 
  • We spent an evening at Ripley's Believe It, or Not! Museum
  • We spent most of a day at Silver Dollar City
  • We spent another evening at Hamners' Unbelievable Magic and Variety Show
  • We went hiking all one morning
  • We got a family photo taken at TNT Old Time Photo
  • We went swimming, and dipped in the hot tub
Other things we did:
  • We Stopped at Osceola Cheese
  • We had lunch with our niece in Kansas City at Vietnam Cafe
Things we wish we did:
  • Go to a winery. One place had free tours, but were done giving tours by the time we got there at 5. They didn't close until 6. We were slightly sad about that. I've just never been in one. Is it bad when I wanted to go to a winery when Travis and I don't even drink? 
  • Go horseback riding. Yes it would have cost more. The boys have never been horseback riding, unless you count a horse that goes in circles horseback riding. Every place we called, wouldn't pick up, or were booked. 
  • Go go-kart riding. I could have cared less, but the boys would have loved to go.
I told the boys that since we went to Silver Dollar City all day one day, that go-kart riding was out. They were ok with that.

Do you like to vacation at tourist trap type places, or someplace more scenic? I'm more of a scenic person, but I knew the kids would like all the activity. 


Theresa Mahoney said...

I like scenic places, but do love a good tourist trap every now and again too. I don't drink either, but I'd like to go to Napa Valley with Jason some day. It just sounds like such a fun place to explore.

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

It's a lovely place, Alissa...I go with scenic and natural landscape but kids need to be entertained :)

Ai Sakura said...

I prefer scenic places as they are more relaxing.. but I also like tourist traps like theme parks hehe.

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

I know how luring those tourist trap places! But sometimes my hubby and I just mix the destinations with what the kids want and what we both enjoy as well. I love theme parks tho''s soooo much fun


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