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It's hard to say who has more fun at Dick's -- parents or their kids. The aisles of this vintage five-and-dime are crammed with more than 50,000 items, from kiddie cowboy hats to harmonicas to the lamp made famous by the movie "A Christmas Story."...
Leave the sweltering Branson summer heat behind and descend approximately 150 stairs through a narrow passageway to the surprisingly chilly Talking Rocks Tavern....
The largest water park in the Ozarks is a jewel. Big thrill-seekers will not be disappointed by the Kalanai Towers (a 75-foot drop with rolls) or the double-speed raging rapids ride....
Climb aboard your chosen four-legged friend to amble along the winding paths that take riders through the knobs and quiet, shaded forests, with scenic views of the lake and surrounding countryside along the way....
Travel back through time in vintage train cars on this 40-mile roundtrip journey through the Ozarks. Along the way riders are treated to entertaining stories and learn the fascinating history of the area....
The mainly dog and cat troupe of pet performers (with a few exotic birds added to the mix) in this lively show is made up of mostly rescued animals who have found a calling in delighting children. ...
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Easily one of the nation's quirkiest, most entertaining museums, the Ralph Foster Museum is not to be missed. Located on the campus of the College of the Ozarks, it houses a funky compilation of the collections of Foster and other Ozark families....
It's all about trout at the fish hatchery, which shows kids in vivid detail the many stages of life, from squiggles so tiny they have to strain to see them to colorful trout ready to enter the wild. ...
As they enter this engaging museum, kids are handed a boarding pass for the ill-fated ship that has the name and class of a real Titanic passenger, plus biographical information and how they spent their last hours before the ship hit the iceberg and sank....
Two boats -- the yacht-like Landing Princess and a paddle wheeler, the Lake Queen -- sail on Lake Taneycomo from downtown Branson to Mt. Branson, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner cruises that range from pizza feasts to country-style cooking. ...