The Kirby VanBurch Magic Show wows all ages with eye-baffling disappearing acts, gut-busting comedy, toe-tapping dancing, and tons of illusory illusions. He's often joined by a menagerie of magical animals, including a unicorn, leopards, lions, and Royal White tigers. The Acrobats of China showcases more than 40 performers contorting, juggling, plate spinning, chair stacking, and motorcycling around the inside of a metal sphere at searing speeds, among many other daredevily doings and marvelous marvelings. Elaborate backdrops and state-of-the-art lighting give these fast-paced performances an epic scope that's lacking in most grade school productions of Lord of the Rings.
Each hole at LedgeStone Country Club Golf Course bears its own name: the par 4 first hole, for example, is called "The Slot," while No. 7 goes by "Sycamore" and No. 12 "Sidewinder." This sort of attention to detail can be found all over the par 71 course, from the practice putting green to the zoysia fairways, each maintained to a carpet-like thickness in case a weary golfer wants to take a mid-hole nap. Brought about by the Ozarks' extreme elevation swings and rocky outcroppings along Roark Creek, the course's challenge builds to a crescendo on the 18th hole, known as "Ambush." From the minuscule landing zone, players face down an approach shot onto a green framed by a large water hazard, a tranquil waterfall, and bridge that leads foursomes from the putting surface back to the safety of the clubhouse.
Course at a Glance
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Brands Used: Wild Republic, American Expedition, Aurora, Toysmith, Serrv
Pro Tip: Plan your visit around our live animal shows. You won't regret it. Showtimes are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m.
What special training do you or your staff have?
Many of our staff hold degrees in biology, conservation, or wildlife management. We also are members of the Zoological Association of America and the Feline Conservation Federation.
What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?
Our animal interaction.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Every admission includes our live animal shows, bottle feedings, Parakeet Paradise, and the Foot Safari.
Upon moving to Branson in the early 1990s, Don and Lawanna Stuck spent their leisure time hunting, fishing, and paddling the White River’s waterways. Drawing upon their intimate knowledge of Branson’s waterways, they opened White River Kayaking & Outdoors on July 4, 2012. Equipped with rental paddles and life jackets, their customers can navigate standard kayaks, tandem kayaks, or fishing kayaks along Lake Taneycomo, Table Rock Lake, or Bull Shoals Lake while marveling at the surrounding Ozark Mountains. Staffers drop guests off at several launch locations on each lake, and pick guests up at the conclusion of their float. White River Kayaking & Outdoors also rents out bicycles, which visitors can take around Branson’s parks and trails or pedal across the lake to combine two sports during a triathlon.
The waterways between northern Arkansas and southwest Missouri are swirling with life and activity. Trout rush through clear rivers, midges dance on the surface, and fishermen Jeremy Hunt scans the water as he teaches his guests how to reel in trophy fish. Jeremy and his team of guides have spent more than 12 years fishing in the Ozarks and feel at home on the river system. They provide knowledge of the water with experienced anglers and beginners alike. During lessons, the staff at Flys and Guides places an emphasis on the art of casting and practice catch-and-release techniques to keep the fish population steady and popularity ratings high among the underwater community. Mr. Hunt and his guests cast lines day and night, and they fish year round provided the temperature doesn't grow too cold.
Valley View Driving Range stretches for 325 yards lengthwise across a 15-acre former rock quarry. At the center of this expanse, situated a laser-confirmed 150 yards from the elevated row of tees, sits the range's most salient characteristic: a large satellite dish painted with a red bullseye. Players rain golf balls down upon the target from 17 stalls with synthetic mats and a 3,000 square-foot Bermuda grass hitting surface that mimics a real fairway, even providing grass stains while practicing the slide tackles of avant-garde golf. After emptying a bucket onto the range, players can hone their putting and chipping finesse on 400 square feet of short game practice area, and then retire to the clubhouse where they'll find a pool table, televisions, and cold beers awaiting their arrival.