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JAN 2017

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Branson is a small town fi lled with big time entertainment... and heart-to-heart hospitality. Located in the Ozarks in the state of Missouri and surrounded by rolling hills (actually one of the oldest mountain ranges in the U.S.A.) and three pristine lakes, Branson is world-famous for its Live Music Shows and fondly dubbed "America's Favorite Hometown" by visitors. Day Time and Night Time – It's Always Show Time in Branson, Missouri! During a visit to Branson visitors can experience a fabulous smorgasbord of singing, dancing, comedy, and more. The variety of musical experiences includes pop, country, rock-n- roll, gospel, Motown, western, Broadway, blues, swing, big band, music from every era from today's favorites to the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and more. Along with the variety of music, our family friendly shows offer comedy, magic, acrobats, dancing, theatrical dramas, ventriloquists, exotic animals, a diversity of cultural performances, and more. From classic stars to touring headliners to our homegrown shows the quality and diversity of shows available in Branson is truly amazing. The cool thing about Branson Shows is the connection to the folks on stage and their connection right back to their audiences. Our stars on stage have heart...and a good beat too! Speaking of a good beat, here are fi ve theaters where you can fi nd unique shows – the Hughes Brothers Theatre, Grand Country Music Hall, Yakov's Theatre, the Branson IMAX Little Opry Theatre, and The Dutton Family Theatre. Each of these theatres offers compelling, awesome, and totally different shows. Hughes Brothers Theatre features the "it" show with the World's Largest Performing On-Stage Family, the Hughes Brothers Christmas Show, the SIX show, and Oh Happy Day. You can also add a meal with your show! Find out more at HughesBrothersTheatre.com, call 800-422-0076. The Dutton Family Theatre features The Duttons of America's Got Talent fame, The Duttons Christmas Show, All Hands On Deck, and The Blackwood Morning Show. Ask about the Dutton Family Inn! Find out more at TheDuttons.com, call 800-942-4626 Grand Country Music Hall features Grand Jubilee (one of Branson's longest running shows), Comedy Jamboree, Amazing Pets, Down Home Country, New South Gospel, Branson Country USA (as seen around the world on television), and Sunday Gospel Jubilee. Check out their all inclusive vacation packages. Find out more at GrandCountry.com, call 888-506-6278. Yakov's Theatre is home to the Acrobats of China featuring the New Shanghai Circus, entertaining Branson visitors since 1998. Yakov himself, well known as the Famous Russian Comedian, tours throughout the U.S. Find out more at AcrobatsOfChina.com, call 877-212-4462. Branson IMAX Little Opry Theatre is home to Smoke on the Mountain (a hilarious comedy), Petersen Family Bluegrass, The Sons of Britches, A Tribute to George Strait, George Jones Remembered, A Tribute to John Denver, Sanders Family Christmas, and A Tribute to Marty Robbins & Friends. The complex includes dining, shopping, and movie theaters along with a historical fi lm on the Ozarks. Find out more at BransonIMAX.com, call 800-419-4832. On a visit to Branson you'll fi nd entertainment that bridges the generation gap...everybody has fun! Along with experiencing our unique shows, see the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama, visit Silver Dollar City Theme Park, take in some of our museums, go on a world class eco-adventure at Branson Zipline Canopy Tours, shop for unique souvenirs and dine on cuisine special to the Ozarks. Find out more by visiting www.ShowsInBranson.com – the offi cial website for Branson Shows, Attractions, Shopping, Dining and Things To Do in Branson! Look for special events throughout the year including Ozark Mountain Shindig, Hootenanny in the Park, Jammin' at Area 57, Party with The Stars, The Fiddle Festival, Falltastic Show Spree, Ozark Mountain Christmas, and more!

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