Whenever people ask what places I write about, I always enjoy answering Japan, Hong Kong, Macau–and Branson! I know Branson is a hard sell, but there’s a reason the New York Times list of top 52 places to go in 2018 put this Ozarks destination as number 21. And I’ll bet that if I could personally take the most dedicated naysayer to some of my favorite places, we would have a great time.
Among the many things to see, top on my list is the Ralph
Foster Museum, with one of the most eclectic and amazing collections you’ll see anywhere, from Indian artifacts, historic and rare firearms, quilts, Meerschaum pipes, furniture, farm implements, tributes to music personalities–and even the truck used in the Beverly Hillbillies is here.
One of the newest destinations is Top of the Rock, which boasts the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum and–I love this–the Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail, which lets you drive your own golf cart through some of the Ozarks’ most beautiful countryside. This is a hoot–I
can’t imagine anyone not having fun here.
To see for yourself whether Branson has something for you, see my itinerary for Branson Off the Beaten Track or any of my four other suggested itineraries.