Breakfast Bombs and Gut Busters
Anyone who has spent much time in the south ( or in Branson) knows the appeal of waking up to a breakfast of biscuits and sausage gravy. This down home, comfort food might be the most frequently offered menu item, served in more places to eat around Branson than any other dish. Nearly every breakfast restaurant in town serves their version, and most hotels that offer a complimentary breakfast offer them up as well. Even Mickey D’s has them on their menu. It’s no wonder why they are so popular. A flaky buttermilk biscuit ( or two ) topped with freshly made cream gravy loaded with pork sausage with just the right balance of sage and fennel is hard to beat. With nicknames like ” Breakfast Bombs” and “Gut-Busters”, B & G’s are well known to “stick to your ribs”. Try some soon
Apple Tree Mall
Apple Tree Mall is a unique store that is actually over 400 separate craft stores under one roof. Inside, you can walk down aisle after aisle of items for sale including antique collectables, craft items handmade by local craftsmen and craftswomen, art pieces and more. If you are a doll collector, you will find many possible additions to your collection. Also on display are a selection of beautifully designed and fashioned quilts that will enhance the decor of any bedroom. There are many seasonal table top items and holiday decorations as well. Check out the variety of hand-carved wooden toys.
Talking Rocks Cavern
Talking Rocks Cavern is located in Branson West, only a short drive outside of Branson. Truman Powell explored Talking Rocks (formerly Fairy Cave) in 1896 and it was opened to the public in 1921. On a tour you can view a multitude of beautiful crystal cave formations with several different kinds, colors, and textures. The main chamber is about 30 m high and 180 m long.
Talking Rocks offers a variety of activities to entertain the family. Kids can play in the Sluice and find unpolished garnets, quartz, and even emeralds. You can also enjoy a round of mini-golf or go through the crawl maze called “Speleo-Box.” On the property there is also a picnic area, hiking trails and a lookout tower available for your enjoyment.
Spring Rains Means Exciting Canoeing
Spring is the time to float the upper regions of many of the Ozarks fastest streams. These creeks and rivers that produce the best whitewater, are often too low to float in mid summer. So, put your “J-stroke” on the shelf, polish up on your “draw” and let Chris at DiscoverBranson point your bow towards a few standing waves.
( This photo is of the Mulberry River in NW Arkansas)
WorldFest at Silver Dollar City
Every spring, entertainers from around the globe come to Silver Dollar City for America’s largest International Music and Food Festival. Music is truly an international language, and “Worldfest” celebrates this idea by bringing artists from nine countries to SDC. This years festival is from April 7th to May 8th, and features:
- Mayorov Russian State Circus
- Canadian Powerhouse -world-championship fiddlers and step-dancers
- Rhythms of Rajasthan from India
- Irish Eyes Are Smiling starring Dearbhail Finnegan and Michael Londra
- New Slovenian Polka Party – 3 days only ( May 6-8)
- Russian Academic Band
- Trinidad’s Footprints Diego Martin
- Ecuador Manta
- Master Yodler Kerry Christensen
Your tastebuds will enjoy a global experience at “Tastes of the World” where you can sample traditional culinary favorites from around the world. You will have so much fun you may want to go back for a second day, and DiscoverBranson’s SIlver Dollar City pass is good for two days for the price of one!