Lake Getaways Without The Crowds
Table Rock Lake: What to do
For more information or to plan your trip, contact the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau (800/328-4105; explorebranson.com).
Shows More than 100 shows take place daily in Branson. A few standouts: Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede, Liverpool Legends and the biblical-theme shows at Sight and Sound Theatres. Many hotels and restaurants sell discounted tickets, so ask before you buy (800/214-3661; explorebranson.com).
Showboat Branson Belle A remodeled ship and new show invite travelers to spend the evening on an authentic paddle wheeler as it glides on Table Rock Lake (800/831-4386; showboatbransonbelle.com).
Silver Dollar City Ozark craftspeople make and sell their wares in this wooded amusement park. The rides, including the newer Tom and Huck's River Blast, are fun, and the restaurants serve some of the best food in the area. Admission charged (800/831-4386; silverdollarcity.com).
Titanic Museum Interactive exhibits, memorabilia and a replica of the ship's Grand Staircase engage visitors (800/381-7670; titanicbranson.com).
Pictured: The bakery tempts visitors as soon as they enter Silver Dollar City.