Monthly Archives: March 2010

Irresistible Dinner Shows in Branson, MO

Experience the magic of Branson, Missouri with dinner and a show. Let someone else do the cooking and planning while you sit back and enjoy a great show. Branson shows like Moscow Circus Dinner and Lunch Show, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show, and Circle B Chuckwagon Supper and Cowboy Music Show offer you delicious dining combined with a spectacular show.

Brought to you in Yakov’s Theater is the Moscow Circus Dinner and Lunch Show. Be prepared for a unique circus performance given in a theater instead of a tent. Andrei the Clown will have you laughing at his wild antics, and strongmen Igor and Dennis will have you amazed with their incredible shows of strength. The many different performers are masters of their particular talents, and you will be stunned by their incredible feats. Don’t forget the delicious meal that awaits you in your excitement over the show. A traditional Moscow meal will be served for you to enjoy during the performances.

For a show that offers a Southern-style meal, friendly competition, and huge entertainment, visit Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show. See 32 magnificent horses and their owners perform in competitions designed to entertain you and get you excited about supporting the team the theater puts you on. Enjoy comedy with the loveable goofball Skeeter who likes to wander out at inopportune moments.  With dancing, great music, longhorn cattle, and a delicious meal, this show is a hit every time with people of all ages.

Enjoy a meal fit for a king – or a cowboy – with the Circle B Chuckwagon Supper and Cowboy Music Show. Travel back in time when you walk into the Chuckwagon. Experience singing cowboys, home-style cooking, and other fun entertainment during this unique show. A dinner bell will ring just like on the farm before your meal of slow roasted roast beef, beef sausage, baked beans, applesauce, baked potato, biscuits, and peach cobbler is brought out to you. It’s a show and dinner that will have you grinning from ear to ear.

Grand Ole Opry Performances for the 26th and 27th of March

Please Note: The Grand Ole Opry does not release final lineups until the Wednesday prior to each performance. This list will be updated weekly as new performers are confirmed and added to the lineup.

Friday, March 26th – Order Tickets

  • The Quebe Sisters Band
  • Del McCoury Band
  • and more

Saturday, March 27th – Order Tickets

  • Charlie Daniels Band
  • John Anderson
  • Del McCoury Band
  • Jordyn Shellhart
  • Bar D Wranglers
  • and more

Nashville’s Natural Beauty

Nashville is well-known for its musical history, but it has more than just great music to offer. Nashville is also located in one of the most beautiful areas of the United States, and the natural beauty should be explored to the fullest by nature lovers when they visit Nashville. The Eco Adventure Canopy Zipline Tour, the Canopy Challenge Ropes Course, and the Nashville Music City Duck Tours take you on a unique exploration of Nashville’s unique beauty and natural appeal.

If you’ve ever wondered what it is like to soar through the tree tops, you will have a chance to find out with the Eco Adventure Canopy Zipline Tours. See the forest from a bird’s eye view as you fly along ziplines set up on an hour long course through the trees. A guide will be with you to point out animals and plants native to Nashville during your tour, so you can have an adventure with the ziplines while gaining knowledge of nature in Nashville.

Test your mental and physical abilities while strengthening your bond with your family, friends, or significant other when you participate in the Canopy Challenge Ropes Course. Use teamwork to overcome the obstacles set in your way while you’re suspended high above the ground in the trees. It’s a great way to get out and see Nashville’s natural beauty and better appreciate the people you’re with on your vacation.

If you would like experience both the city and nature without the extreme aspects of the other two options, the Nashville Music City Duck Tours give you an opportunity to do just that. Ride through the city and on the beautiful Cumberland River in an amphibious World War II vehicle. Learn the history of the city while enjoying the scenery along the river.

Delicious Dinners in Myrtle Beach, SC

Visit some of the most celebrated and popular dining options in Myrtle Beach on your next vacation. Myrtle Beach has delicious places to eat like the Hard Rock Cafe – Myrtle Beach, where you don’t just get a meal, you get a dining experience. The pyramid shaped building offers traditional American dinner options for your enjoyment. This Hard Rock Cafe is the only Hard Rock Cafe shaped like a pyramid, so stop in and enjoy the great ambiance and food.

Planet Hollywood – Myrtle Beach is another dining experience you won’t be able to get elsewhere. The celebrity-owned restaurant gives you the star treatment when you arrive with your pre-paid card. You get to skip lines and be seated at the first available table. See authentic movie memorabilia on display at Planet Holleywood while enjoying your meal. The displays are interchanged with displays from other Planet Hollywood restaurants around the nation, so you never know what you will see.

Enjoy dinner and a show when you choose to go to Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. This show includes a delicious Southern style meal of rotisserie chicken, BBQ pork loin, creamy vegetable soup, homemade biscuits, corn-on-the-cob, herb-based potato, and a specialty dessert. Join in a friendly competition  between the two sides of the theater and become a part of a spectacular show that people of all ages love.

For fans of the medieval period, a great dinner and show is provided at the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. See realistic jousting and sword fights accompanied by a delectable meal of garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, spare rib, herb based potato, and a pastry of the castle. It’s a meal and show designed to knock your socks off.

Learn About History in Historic Washington DC

Go on a tour in Washington DC that brings history to life with an activity like the Gettysburg Tour. Learn about the town and the battle that took place at Gettysburg  with one of the the largest dioramas in the United States. The battle will be shown with lights and sound effects, so you can get a realistic view of what happened in the battle of Gettysburg. Additionally, the tour takes you on a trip to Cemetary Ridge where President Lincoln gave the famous Gettysburg Address.

The Monticello – Thomas Jefferson Country Tour is another interesting historical tour you can experience on your vacation. Learn about how Thomas Jefferson shaped the history of America not only as a president but as an artist and an architect. Find out about the man who was talented and intelligent enough to lead a nation when it was still struggling to establish itself.

Experience history in a magical way  with the Mount Vernon by Candlelight tour. Take a tour of the beautiful mansion George Washington lived in and learn about his life at the mansion. The tour highlights how he entertained with his wife at Christmas and other gatherings. Learn about an 18th century Christmas from costumed guides. Afterwards, dance a traditional Virginia Reel and enjoy hot cider and cookies. It’s an old world adventure in the 21st century.

A Uniquely Williamsburg Vacation

If you’re looking for a unique vacation, Williamsburg, Virginia offers good times and quality entertainment. Aside from the great historical value of the area, there are wonderful theme parks and shows offered in Williamsburg. The Busch Gardens Williamsburg theme park, Water Country USA water park, and the Mystery Dinner Playhouse are some of the exciting entertainment opportunities offered in Williamsburg.

The Busch Gardens Williamsburg  gives you a chance to explore European culture with a fun theme park spin to the learning. Visit six European countries without even having to use your passport. Experience delectable, authentic European dishes, shopping exclusive to Busch Gardens, live shows, and roller coasters and rides that will have you screaming with delight.

For a wet adventure in hot summer months at Williamsburg, visit the Water Country USA waterpark. This water park has the distinction of being the largest water park in the mid-Atlantic, and with it’s fun 50’s and 60’s beach theme, it offers good, clean fun the whole family can enjoy together. In addition, the water cools you off and keeps you refreshed so you can enjoy the many rides and water attractions the park offers.

Another unique Williamsburg vacation opportunity is offered at the Mystery Dinner Playhouse. Enjoy a delectable 4-course meal and a show that you are actually a part of. Use your sleuthing skills to figure out who the criminal is and who is innocent for this mystery dinner. The suspects serve you your dinner, so you can ask them questions and decide for yourself. Fill out a form with your main suspects, and see if you were right at the end of the show.

Branson, MO Classics You Can’t Afford to Miss

Branson’s entertainment industry is known for being on the cutting edge of everything new and exciting. Despite its forward and always developing state, there are many shows in Branson that remain uniquely Branson classics from year to year. These traditional Branson shows are an integral part of why people keep coming back to Branson year after year.

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show is one of these classic Branson shows. The show highlights America’s past in a friendly competition between two sides of the theater. It’s an act the whole crowd gets in on. A delicious meal accompanies the entertaining show and competition. During the show, you will see 32 magnificent horses, longhorn cattle, and men and women with great horsemanship and theatrical talent.

The Showboat Branson Belle is another of Branson’s classic entertainment options that has outstanding performances and food. Enjoy the Showstoppers! as they take you through a variety of unique music and dancing acts. During the performance, enjoy a delectable three-course meal that includes a special dessert you won’t forget. The entertainment and showmanship on the Showboat Branson Bell cannot be beat.

One additional show that should not be missed is the Baldknobbers Jamboree Show. This show carries the distinction of being the first show in Branson. The show started in 1959 and has since not only been known as the first show in Branson but also one of the most popular shows in Branson. No matter how popular Branson becomes and how many shows enter the area, people come back year after year to enjoy the country music and humor found at the Baldknobbers Jamboree Show.

Delicious Dining and Superb Shows in Gatlinburg, TN

Gatlinburg, Tennessee offers many forms of entertainment. The deliciously exciting dinner and breakfast shows are a great favorite of everyone who visits the area. A breakfast show like the Blackwood Breakfast Variety Show is an excellent way to start the day in Gatlinburg. You won’t go hungry during the show since a breakfast buffet heaped high with breakfast favorites like eggs, fruit, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, and buttermilk biscuits will be waiting for you to dive in before the show starts. Enjoy your meal while experiencing the Southern gospel and comedy provided by the Blackwood family. It’s a fantastic show that will have you smiling even after it’s over.

In the evening, enjoy more Gatlinburg entertainment with the Black Bear Jamboree Dinner and Show. A high-energy, Broadway style show will accompany a deliciously Southern meal of Southern style chicken, hickory pit barbecue ribs, buttery corn on the cob, farm fresh vegetables, seasoned potatoes, oven baked bread, and other delectable treats. The contrast between Southern cooking and Broadway style entertainment is a hit every time.

If you like the other two shows, you’re going to love the Hoot ‘n’ Holler Dinner Show. A Vaudeville-style musical experience awaits you at the Hoot ‘n’ Holler Dinner Show. Piano music, dancing, and comedy accompany an exciting Italian feast which includes an Italian salad, bread with garlic butter, Baked Italian Trio, Baked Ziti, stuffed shells, and other mouth watering treats. It’s a show that brings down the house every time.

A Presidential Vacation at Mount Rushmore

Spend some time honoring the presidents who helped shape our country with a visit to Mount Rushmore. The Mount Rushmore area isn’t just home to an impressive 6 story tall carving of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, it’s also home to the National Presidential Wax Museum and President’s Park. You can spend an entire trip to Mount Rushmore focusing on the history of America and the presidents who made it what it is today.

When visiting the Mount Rushmore area, everyone’s first stop has to be Mount Rushmore itself. The Mount Rushmore Grand Legends Tour will give you the Mount Rushmore experience and also take you to several other important landmarks such as Custer State Park where you will be given buffalo stew for lunch, Crazy Horse Memorial, and a ride on an authentic 1880 train through the Black Hills of South Dakota. For a tour of Mount Rushmore that allows you to go at your own pace, take the Mount Rushmore Audio Tour. Learn the history behind the creation of Mount Rushmore through music, narration, and recordings with the creator of Mount Rushmore. You can listen to the narration before, during, or after your self-guided tour.

After viewing Mount Rushmore, you’re certain to be feeling patriotic. Continue your enjoyment of the area with a trip to the National President Wax Museum. See life-size replicas of past presidents on display in historic moments of United States history. Stand with President Nixon as he greets the first astronauts to land on the moon. The displays are historically accurate in dress and surroundings. With such excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail, you will experience history in way you never have before.

If you’re ready to go back to more larger than life replicas of past presidents, visit President’s Park – A Sculpture Park Tribute.  20 foot tall busts of 42 of our presidents are displayed at the park. Each bust is accompanied with information about the president’s life and the United States at the time of that person’s presidency. In addition, corresponding state and national flags from the time are displayed next to the president giving you a view of the nation’s growth as you travel through the park.

Spring into the Season with Branson Entertainment

As spring approaches, the many entertainment options of Branson, Missouri are beginning to open their doors for the 2010 season, offering travelers a chance to greet the warmer weather and longer days with a variety of quality attractions and shows throughout the Ozarks.

Noah the Musical is beginning its sophomore season in Branson on March 26. The tale of Noah and the Ark is returning in its typical grand fashion, complete with a rotating, 40-foot stage; 3D imaging and pyrotechnics; and a cast that includes over 50 people and animals!

Long-time Branson favorite Shoji Tabuchi will also be returning to the Branson entertainment scene within the next few weeks. Set to open his 2010 season on April 8, this year will mark Shoji’s 21st season of entertaining the Branson area. Experience a wide variety of music ranging from classical, to gospel, to oldies, to contemporary as Shoji highlights his undeniable talents on the violin.

Aside from shows opening over the next couple weeks, Branson visitors can also find a variety of quality options that are already entertaining spring travelers. From the charming 1800’s Ozarks atmosphere and thrilling rides of Silver Dollar City to the encompassing night of entertainment that can be found at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show, Branson has been offering a lively travel destination throughout 2010 and will only be expanding its possibilities over the next couple weeks.