Saturday, April 25, 2009

Branson, MO is Great for the Whole Family

Recently, my husband and I went to Branson, Mo for the weekend (a quick getaway). We weren't really sure what to expect. I knew Branson had lots of shows and expected it to be a city that catered to the over 50 crowd.

Wow, was I surprised....there is SOOO much to do there - from waterslides and go kart dinosaur museums, and train rides. Oh...don't forget all the cool nature stuff to do, after all, it is in the Ozark mountains. There is boating, fishing, hiking, etc.

The downtown scene is really alive for the younger adult crowd with shops, live music..and it's all on the river.

We had a blast! We went to the damn and the fish hatchery (FREE). The fish hatchery is right on Lake Taneycomo. If you have kids, it's a great field trip/learning experience. It was a beautiful sunny day in the mid 70's..perfect for being on the lake. My only regret is that we didn't have a boat to go out on the water. Oh well, maybe next time.

We visited the Butterfly Palace...once again-great place to take the kids. We got to meet and talk with the entomologist. The butterflies fly all around you, but they ask you not to touch the butterflies, let them touch you. Here's some pictures of the butterflies we took.

The item that the butterfly is sitting on is a yellow kitchen sponge submerged in....GATORADE! That's right...gatorade.

However, be prepared to come up with some cash....the Butterfly Palace is $18.00 each for adults. I'm not sure what is price for childrens' admission.

We will definitely plan and go again when we can take the kids....I know they will have a blast.

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