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Title: Branson in January and February
Post by: Okiebenz on January 10, 2019, 05:57:32 PM
With SDC closed in January and February, is there anything to do in Branson if a person was in the area?  Any shows going on during the off season? 
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: sanddunerider on January 10, 2019, 06:02:49 PM
Grand Country will start back up next week.. (they are on well deserved vacation this week)  MAkes a good sat trip.. hit the afternoon and evening show..

The Haygoods start back up on Feb 9th..

there will be others starting up for valentines day.. or the weekend after..

Not sure if anyone else is in town performing or not..
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: johnburton on January 10, 2019, 08:18:23 PM
Escape Code and The Axe Game are open weekends!
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: Swoosh on January 10, 2019, 08:58:39 PM
Hot Winter Fun starts up Mid-January and really gets going in February in Branson
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: sirwillow on January 11, 2019, 01:15:45 PM
Yes to all of those that they mentioned.  Also:
Hughes Brothers start doing shows again the first week in Feb on Tuesdays and Thurs- Saturdays.
SIX starts up first week in March, so a little after you're looking for.

Bigfoot, Titanic, Hollywood Wax Museum, Promised Land Zoo, Ripley's, and the tower at Shepherd of the Hills are all open as well.  Supposedly the tiger sanctuary is, but I've never been there.

The magician Reza is also supposed to start up again in Branson Feb 15.

Now I've just got to find a weekend to get the family together and go check out the Escape Code and Axe Game.  I.  Will.  Make.  It.  Happen.  :-)
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: Okiebenz on January 11, 2019, 05:08:21 PM
I guess I have not heard about this escape or axe deal.
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: sirwillow on January 11, 2019, 08:08:19 PM
you can find out more about them at https://www.escapecode.tv
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: biscuitcreek on January 12, 2019, 07:29:46 PM
Legends in Concert is off in January but starts back up sometime in February.
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: Citydweller84 on January 12, 2019, 09:50:27 PM
Legends in Concert is off in January but starts back up sometime in February.

I believe they start back up on February 9 if I remember what the sign said. Tribute theater will also start running shows again about the same time. Billy Bob's, Godfathers, Fall Creek Restaurant, and Uptown Cafe all close or operate under reduced hours until February usually as well.

I enjoy this time down here. It makes for a nice prolonged recovery after the insanity that is tourist season.
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: sanddunerider on January 13, 2019, 09:39:29 AM
Legends in Concert is off in January but starts back up sometime in February.

I believe they start back up on February 9 if I remember what the sign said. Tribute theater will also start running shows again about the same time. Billy Bob's, Godfathers, Fall Creek Restaurant, and Uptown Cafe all close or operate under reduced hours until February usually as well.

I enjoy this time down here. It makes for a nice prolonged recovery after the insanity that is tourist season.

I really like Branson this time of year.., off season is great.
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: Citydweller84 on January 13, 2019, 11:55:00 AM
Legends in Concert is off in January but starts back up sometime in February.

I believe they start back up on February 9 if I remember what the sign said. Tribute theater will also start running shows again about the same time. Billy Bob's, Godfathers, Fall Creek Restaurant, and Uptown Cafe all close or operate under reduced hours until February usually as well.

I enjoy this time down here. It makes for a nice prolonged recovery after the insanity that is tourist season.

I really like Branson this time of year.., off season is great.

Agreed. This is when I like to get out and visit some of the attractions that I haven't done in a few years. Local discounts and area appreciation are wonderful deals.
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: sanddunerider on January 13, 2019, 05:30:37 PM
Agreed. This is when I like to get out and visit some of the attractions that I haven't done in a few years. Local discounts and area appreciation are wonderful deals.

Yea? area discounts..... LOL.   
Not any help for me.!!   
I should be able to get local discount as much as I ma in Branson,  But noone aggrees..  LOL
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: biscuitcreek on January 13, 2019, 05:51:52 PM
Agreed. This is when I like to get out and visit some of the attractions that I haven't done in a few years. Local discounts and area appreciation are wonderful deals.

Yea? area discounts..... LOL.   
Not any help for me.!!   
I should be able to get local discount as much as I ma in Branson,  But noone aggrees..  LOL

Believe me, I hear you!
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: sanddunerider on January 14, 2019, 08:48:23 AM


Yea? area discounts..... LOL.   
Not any help for me.!!   
I should be able to get local discount as much as I ma in Branson,  But noone aggrees..  LOL

Believe me, I hear you!
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@ Biscuit, (and the rest of us travelers). 
We should get frequent visit discounts..!!  LOL...
I am in town at least once a month!!, and in the fall it is more like every 3 weeks!! :o
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: johnburton on January 14, 2019, 01:42:18 PM
We'll give anybody on here our local discount at Escape Code or The Axe Game. Just visit www.escapecode.tv/local or www.theaxegame.com/local. Have fun!
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: Runner1960 on January 14, 2019, 04:02:08 PM
We'll give anybody on here our local discount at Escape Code or The Axe Game. Just visit www.escapecode.tv/local or www.theaxegame.com/local. Have fun!

I have always wanted to do a escape room and now Axe throwing is getting big. Hopefully I can get my entire crew to Branson in the early spring to try your business out.
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: sanddunerider on January 14, 2019, 04:18:29 PM
Of course you have all the indoor stuff at Grand Country...  36 holes mini golf,laser tag, golf carts, arcade and so on..
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: Okiebenz on January 14, 2019, 09:56:23 PM
We'll give anybody on here our local discount at Escape Code or The Axe Game. Just visit www.escapecode.tv/local or www.theaxegame.com/local. Have fun!

So how do we fill out the form on your website to get the discount if we are on "here" but do not live local?
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: johnburton on January 14, 2019, 11:28:44 PM
Oops. I forgot the form asked questions about living or working in Branson. You can use this code when checking out instead: UNLOCKED

That will save you $5 each at Escape Code.

To save $5 each at The Axe Game, use code BULLSEYE

That's the same as the local discount.
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: johnburton on January 15, 2019, 10:34:11 AM
I sent a few replies to a personal message sirwillow sent me, but I'm not seeing my replies...soooo, I'm not sure they are making it to him. If you didn't hear from me, just shoot me an email at john@escapecode.tv. Thanks!!
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: Swoosh on January 15, 2019, 10:37:40 AM
I sent a few replies to a personal message sirwillow sent me, but I'm not seeing my replies...soooo, I'm not sure they are making it to him. If you didn't hear from me, just shoot me an email at john@escapecode.tv. Thanks!!

There’s a glitch with the PM system.  You have to check a box if you want a receipt of what you sent.  It’s weird. 
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: johnburton on January 15, 2019, 10:44:58 AM
Ahhhh...ok! I thought they were just disappearing. Thanks!
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: sirwillow on January 15, 2019, 08:05:30 PM
I sent a few replies to a personal message sirwillow sent me, but I'm not seeing my replies...soooo, I'm not sure they are making it to him. If you didn't hear from me, just shoot me an email at john@escapecode.tv. Thanks!!

I got them!  Thanks so much John!!  :-)
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: johnburton on January 15, 2019, 08:12:19 PM
Great! I received your reply. We'll connect soon!
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: johnburton on January 15, 2019, 09:18:18 PM
A NEW TPF! TRAVEL VIDEO IS HERE!

Branson, Missouri in January and February: Vacationing in Branson in the off season is great!

John shares some tips on how to have an amazing vacation when it's slow, peaceful and quiet in Branson, Missouri!

Many attractions, restaurants, shows and resorts are open in January and February, and you will most probably save a lot of money during the off season.

https://youtu.be/UNR99R4Onqg
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: Okiebenz on January 23, 2019, 06:46:36 PM
I was in the area today for work so I decided to take a little detour and cruise the strip.  It was a ghost town, but even at that, still got stuck behind somebody going about 20mpg.  I dont know why people suddenly forget how to drive once they get out there.  I ate lunch at the Grand Country and there were about 2 other people in there with me.
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: johnburton on January 23, 2019, 06:54:39 PM
I don't know what's worse, sitting in traffic when a thousand people are creeping along 76 or when the road is WIDE OPEN and someone is going 20mph, like you said. Brutal!
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: sanddunerider on January 23, 2019, 07:45:43 PM
I was in the area today for work so I decided to take a little detour and cruise the strip.  It was a ghost town, but even at that, still got stuck behind somebody going about 20mpg.  I dont know why people suddenly forget how to drive once they get out there.  I ate lunch at the Grand Country and there were about 2 other people in there with me.

LOL..!!  ;D ;D 
Sounds like a great visit... 
You know traffic is ALWAYS vicious on 76.. ::) ::)
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: Citydweller84 on January 23, 2019, 08:37:57 PM
I was in the area today for work so I decided to take a little detour and cruise the strip.  It was a ghost town, but even at that, still got stuck behind somebody going about 20mpg.  I dont know why people suddenly forget how to drive once they get out there.  I ate lunch at the Grand Country and there were about 2 other people in there with me.

That happens to me quite frequently this time of year, getting stuck behind someone going slow on the strip. I've had it happen multiple times going home from work at 10 or 11 at night even. Drives me crazy
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: Okiebenz on January 24, 2019, 06:00:05 PM
I was only in town for less than an hour, long enough to pull into Grand Country and eat my lunch alone then cruise up and down the strip.  It was interesting to see what restaurants were open and which were closed.  One thing that surprised me was there appeared to be quite a few cars at the Titanic.  Lot was not packed but certainly more than I expected.  By contrast there were no cars at the wax museum.  Not even sure if it was open or not.  While I was in the GC, I heard one of the workers talking to somebody saying that they had shows going in there all year long while other shows are shut down this time of the year.  I thought about driving out to the City and cruising thru but figured all I would see was an empty parking lot, so I didn't.  I put in quite a few miles yesterday driving from Nowata, OK up to Springfield, down to Harrison with the quick stop in Branson, then back up to Springfield, then to Bixby OK (south of Tulsa) then back to Nowata (1 hour north of Tulsa)  560 miles total.
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: sanddunerider on January 25, 2019, 07:44:34 AM
I was only in town for less than an hour, long enough to pull into Grand Country and eat my lunch alone then cruise up and down the strip.  It was interesting to see what restaurants were open and which were closed.  One thing that surprised me was there appeared to be quite a few cars at the Titanic.  Lot was not packed but certainly more than I expected.  By contrast there were no cars at the wax museum.  Not even sure if it was open or not.  While I was in the GC, I heard one of the workers talking to somebody saying that they had shows going in there all year long while other shows are shut down this time of the year.  I thought about driving out to the City and cruising thru but figured all I would see was an empty parking lot, so I didn't.  I put in quite a few miles yesterday driving from Nowata, OK up to Springfield, down to Harrison with the quick stop in Branson, then back up to Springfield, then to Bixby OK (south of Tulsa) then back to Nowata (1 hour north of Tulsa)  560 miles total.

Thats right.  GC (grand country) shows do run all year, 
Altough do they take a well deserved week off in Jan, and Aug. 
Other than that it is shows and business as usual every day, 7 days a week, 3 or 4 shows every day
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: Gilligan on January 26, 2019, 04:00:52 PM
Grand Country is sold out tonight.  It's also Area Appreciation.  Are they usually sold out? Titanic is closed today for a private event.  Fritz' Adventure has packed parking lots.  I needed to hit two stores today, and they are both closed and posting winter hours. Both of them have limited Sat. hours and closed on Sundays.  You'd think they'd be open weekends and closed during the week.
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: Obviousdramatic on January 26, 2019, 06:02:58 PM
I seem to remember Fritz adventure was area appreciation as well.
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: sanddunerider on January 27, 2019, 02:00:15 PM
Grand Country is sold out tonight.  It's also Area Appreciation.  Are they usually sold out? Titanic is closed today for a private event.  Fritz' Adventure has packed parking lots.  I needed to hit two stores today, and they are both closed and posting winter hours. Both of them have limited Sat. hours and closed on Sundays.  You'd think they'd be open weekends and closed during the week.

Yes, I know the feeling..
I stopped in at clay cooper;s theatre to buy seaon passes for this year fir The Haygooods (the box office wouldnt sell them to me over NYE weekend for some reason??).   
stopped in about 1 Sat afternoon... 
NOPE!! 
Locked up, tried to call, damn answering machine..  Nobody around.. 
ON a sat?
really?
shows start in 2 weeks, not supposed to make reservations without your SP.... HMMM??  Real Convinent!!!! >:(
Guess I will have to "handle" it a different way....  LOL.!!! (( Good thing I know the "goods personally...))
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: KBCraig on January 30, 2019, 10:31:45 PM
I was in the area today for work so I decided to take a little detour and cruise the strip.  It was a ghost town, but even at that, still got stuck behind somebody going about 20mpg.  I dont know why people suddenly forget how to drive once they get out there.  I ate lunch at the Grand Country and there were about 2 other people in there with me.

How many here remember when 76 was the only road, and those bumper stickers on the front of local cars that said, "I'M A BRANSON NATIVE AND I'LL HELP YOU TURN LEFT!"

And they would stop so that you could.
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: sanddunerider on January 31, 2019, 07:42:48 AM
I was in the area today for work so I decided to take a little detour and cruise the strip.  It was a ghost town, but even at that, still got stuck behind somebody going about 20mpg.  I dont know why people suddenly forget how to drive once they get out there.  I ate lunch at the Grand Country and there were about 2 other people in there with me.

How many here remember when 76 was the only road, and those bumper stickers on the front of local cars that said, "I'M A BRANSON NATIVE AND I'LL HELP YOU TURN LEFT!"

And they would stop so that you could.


  Well  i dont remember that..  LOL

Now? NO bumper stickers......
NO!!  Help turning left , or even help getting out into the traffic flow...  LOL

Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: milhouse on March 14, 2019, 03:15:06 AM
John- is this code still good for out of town guest? Will be in town this weekend and would love to visit y’all on Sunday.
Title: Re: Branson in January and February
Post by: johnburton on March 14, 2019, 09:23:07 AM
Hi, yep, should work!