Lodge-Style Hotel in Branson's Theater District
More than 50 singers, dancers, and musicians take the stage during the it show at Hughes Brothers Theatre, and they're all related. In addition to the five Hughes Brothers, the show features each sibling's spouse and children—adding up to one of the biggest casts in Branson and quite possibly the world's largest performing family. They've been entertaining audiences for 28 years, 13 of which have been spent in Branson—a city on the Ozark Plateau known as the “Live Music Show Capital of the World.” Next door to the Hughes Brothers Theatre, Lodge Of The Ozarks puts you within walking distance of several performance venues and music halls found on Branson's famed Highway 76.
A wood-paneled lobby, a backyard gazebo, and a fireplace give the lodge a rustic ambiance—a look that extends to the rooms.
Branson, Missouri: Family-Friendly Theaters and Concert Halls in the Ozarks
If you take a drive through the Ozarks in Missouri, it might seem like an unlikely place to find glittering lights and stage shows—for the most part, it's a rolling plateau of wooded hills, snaking rivers, and limestone bluffs. But follow down Route 76 and you'll find Branson, which looks like a miniature, more family-friendly version of Las Vegas.
Dozens of stages and music halls line Branson's main strip, some of which are owned by stars such as Dolly Parton. On any given night you can watch anything from country music performances to circus acrobatics to magic shows. Check out Six, a harmonizing group of six brothers, at Mickey Gilley Theatre or the Hughes Brothers Theatre's show, "AYO, Starring Voices of Glory", featuring a sibling trio that made it to the Top 5 of America's Got Talent in 2009.
If you're traveling with kids, Silver Dollar City is a safe bet; it's located about 5 miles west of the strip. The popular theme park is built around Marvel Cave and modeled after an 18th-century frontier town. Here you can hop on a mine-car roller coaster, take a tour by lantern through limestone caverns, or watch as blacksmiths hand-forge mailboxes for the mayor's private collection. New to the park this year, Outlaw Run twists and turns passengers through the Ozark Mountains on a wood coaster that goes upside down three times and includes a 720-degree barrel roll.
If you want to duck away from the lights, it's worth it to explore the surrounding countryside. Within about 30 miles, there are two large lakes—Table Rock and Taneycomo. Each is stocked with trout and has boats available for rent. Or head to Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area, where you can bike or hike along Roark Creek and through dense oak forests. Paul Henning, who was inspired to create the Beverly Hillbillies after a Boy Scout trip to the Ozarks, donated the 1,534-acre reserve.
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