Friday, July 3, 2009

Summer Escapes #4 - Branson, Missouri

The beautiful city of Branson, Missouri, is a lively place for the entire family to break the heat during mid-summer. The shows, amusement parks, water parks, lakes, rivers and streams are in full swing. Whether you want to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air or stay inside for dining and entertainment, there is a reason why Branson is one of the South's top destinations.

A favorite spot on a hot day is Branson's Titanic Museum, which houses one of the world's largest exhibits on the ill-fated ocean liner. In addition to learning more about the ship and its passengers, visitors can see actual Titanic artifacts and touch a piece of an iceberg.

The Showboat Branson Belle and the Branson Scenic Railway also both offer excellent ways to escape the heat and enjoy a bit of history as well. The Belle is the largest vessel afloat on a landlocked lake in the United States and takes passengers back to the days of the great showboats of American history. The Railway features beautifully restored (and air conditioned) railroad cars and a chance to explore the Ozarks of Missouri from the windows of a historic train.

To learn more about Branson and its other historic and entertainment offerings, please visit

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