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Random Talk / Site has been quiet?
« on: October 04, 2017, 07:24:15 AM »
Have seen any new posts or comments for 3 or 4 days..  Is the site up and working properly?  Not used to this much quiet..  LOL

General Silver Dollar City Talk / New Year's Eve
« on: September 25, 2017, 07:00:48 AM »
 So, while I was in town this weekend, I talked to a couple of people close to the SDC family. I was told they are actually having a NYE party at the city for the public, was told they are going to bring in "The New Year"..??

According to the schedule they are closing at 7 pm on NYE day, and 8pm new years day..

Has anyone here heard anything about extended hours on NYE?

Other Parks / Wonders of Wildlife opens Sept 22nd....
« on: September 07, 2017, 03:08:27 PM »
I saw this info on the 1Branson.. Good info on Prices and Misc....

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. The new Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium is selling tickets for the opening in late September.

The grand opening is Friday, September 22.

Wonders of Wildlife consists of an all-*new 1.5-*million-*gallon aquarium adventure showcasing 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds, combined with a wildlife museum offering an amazing tour of the wildest places on earth. The 350,000-*square foot experience is larger than the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and features more than 1.5 miles of immersive trails and exhibits that celebrate people who hunt, fish, and act as stewards of the land and water.

TIMED ENTRY: Guests strongly encouraged to purchase admission tickets in advance Due to anticipated demand and to ensure the best possible experience for guests, timed entry is required for all general admission guests. Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase general admission tickets online at, where visitors will be prompted to select and reserve a specific arrival time. All times are available on a first-*come, first-*serve basis.

ADMISSION: Timed entry tickets are required for guests visiting Wonders of Wildlife.

HOURS: Open daily from 10 a.m. 8 p.m. (5 p.m. on off-*peak dates to be announced)

Preview Opening: Thursday, September 21: Preview tours for conservation leaders, public officials and significant donors

Grand Opening: Friday, September 22: A day of celebration and grand opening to members and general public via timed entry (timed entry not required for members)

TICKETS: There are tickets available for the wildlife galleries, the aquarium adventure or combo tickets that include both. For adults, the aquarium is $29.95. If you want to see just the wildlife galleries, that will cost $14.95. You can buy a combo ticket for both at $39.95. Children 4-11 will cost $19.95 for the aquarium, $9.95 for the wildlife galleries and $23.95 for the combo ticket. Children 3 and younger are free.

BEST VALUE: Annual Memberships offering unlimited visits:

Annual memberships provide the best value, offering families and outdoor enthusiasts a full year of unlimited visits plus other special privileges. Three levels of membership are available:

Membership Level Price Benefits:
Individual Annual Membership $95 (One designated adult)
Family Annual Membership $250 (Two designated adults, plus your children or grandchildren under 18)

Random Talk / Eclipse.........
« on: August 20, 2017, 01:16:00 PM »
 We all know about it..  Plans..?
Me?  nothing special..  watch the TV reruns, and wait for you tube videos...  I am going to take pictures outside at the peak to show show "dark" it is....

what are you going to do tomorrow for the eclipse?

Random Talk / This is August?
« on: August 07, 2017, 12:17:35 PM »
62 for a low last night, noon here and only 72 degrees...  LOL.  2 years ago it was 101 degrees here..  Been nice for about a week,  Hope it holds out..

\ How has your weather been?

Branson Talk / New Water Park
« on: July 07, 2017, 06:00:32 AM »
Westgate finally have their permit and has broken ground on the 1.1 million dollar water park. it will be located next to "drafts", on the intersection of SOTH expressway and Roark.    Just up the street from Classic motor Inn

General Silver Dollar City Talk / After 3?
« on: June 28, 2017, 08:53:55 PM »
This time of year? is it in after 3? or after 4?, get in the next day free..?  thanks

Random Talk / Anybody going to be at Classic weekend of the 4th?
« on: June 20, 2017, 06:33:43 PM »
Roll Call/!//!!     Whos is going to be at Classic?  or in Branson?

Monday the 3rd.  I will be putting on my 3rd Annual Fireworks Display,  start around 10, will last a couple of hours.. these are big fireworks.  If you have some night stuff you want to shoot off, Bring them I will put it in the mix.. ... 
Come on by, say hi, Bring the family, Bring lawn chairs, and your choice of beverages

If you want to come over early< i will start sitting up abound 6 or so... 

If you have kids that want to shoot off some daytime stuff, they are welcome to do it right there..

Branson Talk / Shepherd of the Hills - New Adventure Park
« on: May 06, 2017, 06:31:03 PM »
I have talked to people in Branson, and Have seen it on FB.

Its official, SOTH will NOT be opening this season..  In fact the man in charge will hand over the keys to the bank sometime this month.

That is a real loss..

Branson Talk / New in Branson- Gettin's Basted
« on: May 04, 2017, 04:38:22 PM »
New place in town, GREAT food, big portions, reasonable price. Smoked meats and BBQ dishes, homemade cole slaw and the tater salad is very good.  Home made fries,
I have yet to find something here I dont like.. If your in Branson, and looking for somewhere to eat..  Located inside the Starlite Theatre..
Cold adult beverages also available. 
Check them out.. ID you have a Branson Guest Card, make sure you ask for you free nachos with entre'.  This is not in the new book, Only have been open a couple of months.   
they are already #1 in town on Tripadvisor..

Branson Talk / Snow Slopes Coming to Branson Area..
« on: April 12, 2017, 12:16:46 PM »

General Silver Dollar City Talk / New Mexican Restaraunt..
« on: March 21, 2017, 05:10:36 PM »
Who has tried it out? what did you think?  Suggestions?

I will be there Sat. ;D

General Silver Dollar City Talk / 2017 Meet ups..
« on: March 15, 2017, 04:14:07 PM »
I will be on park on sat march 25th.. 1st thing in the morning until the crowd gets overwhelming,  anyone else planning on going?  MH?

Branson Talk / Baldknobbers move to new location.
« on: March 15, 2017, 06:57:16 AM »

This is the story the news media released.

Here are the detais to the story that wasnt in article.

The Baldknobbers will be performing at the old shangai acrobat theatre on 165 highway.. (for now anyway).

details the article left out is the reason Grandma is selling (or going to try to sell) the theatre is because the bank foreclosed on the property.. 
I dont know if the motel/restaraunt is affected by this foreclosure, I would guess, yes.   But nothing has been mentioned about the rest of the real estate
Local feeling are that this is a Political move between local officials and the theatre organizations.  Baldknobbers just got caught in the middle of it by circumstance..  But if the Bank foreclosed, they were obviously behind on payment..

Either way, will be a interesting move for them.. dealing with a new building, new management, getting situatedm used to new surroundings.  They will have to check in before they do something to building and so on

Branson Talk / Branson loses and Icon to the community.
« on: March 02, 2017, 09:35:05 AM »
Chisai Childs, a true founder to the Branson entertainment industry, passed away yestarday. I met her a couple of times at events.. Amazing lady..  Hard to believe 1 person, could make that much impact on a town.

I copied this from Bill Brook's FB page

""One Saturday afternoon in 1980 we showed up at the Grapevine Opry for rehearsal. Chisai Childs announced that she had sold the Opry theater in Grapevine TX and had bought a theater in a little town called Branson, MO. She also announced that ALL OF US were moving to Branson. Everybody but the Brooks Brothers Almost Famous Band made the move. Shoji Tabuchi, Doug Gabriel, The Masters Four (The Texans), The Grapevine Opry Kids (Texas Goldminers), and a bunch more. Little did we know that Chisai would single handedly change the face of Branson and it would ultimately become the Live Entertainment Capital of the World. She talked Stars into coming to Branson and stars were born out of that group who moved with her. Chisai was one of a kind. Full of surprises and totally non predictable. That is what made her "Chisai". She never got the credit she deserved. May she rest in peace.""

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