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MEMORIES! What Has Changed at Silver Dollar City Since the 80’s? SHARE YOUR MEMORIES!

MEMORIES! What Has Changed at Silver Dollar City Since the 80's? SHARE YOUR MEMORIES!

This video was uploaded and posted on JOHN’S 50TH BIRTHDAY!

What better way to celebrate than to think about his Silver Dollar City memories! You can join in on the fun!

Leave your comments and share your memories of Silver Dollar City 20 or 30 years ago…or more! What did John miss? Did any of his memories from his 50 year old brain fail him?

John and the kiddos tour Silver Dollar City and John recalls what's new, what is gone and how the park is different than it was 20 or 30 years ago.

John used to work in the parking lot, which has gone through many changes. His dad, Bob Burton, worked in Personnel and at the Silver Dollar City Foundation for 27 years, and his sister Amanda has worked there for many years as well!

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A Tour of EVERY RIDE and Attraction at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri!

A Tour of EVERY RIDE and Attraction at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri!

John and Amy take you on an incredible tour of EVERY SINGLE RIDE and attraction at one of America's premier theme parks!

You'll also enjoy some bluegrass music and other fun moments along the way as you discover exactly what Silver Dollar City has waiting for you!

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2019 NEW MYSTERY attraction coming to BRANSON, MISSOURI! Sagas, Escape Code and The Axe Game


2019 NEW MYSTERY attraction coming to BRANSON, MISSOURI! Sagas, Escape Code and The Axe Game

The summer of 2019 there's a BRAND NEW ATTRACTION coming to Branson, Missouri!

Sagas is a unique compilation of mystery theater and escape room entertainment. Whether you are looking for a fun team-building activity or you just want a little after-dinner entertainment, Sagas will prove to be an event to remember. The affair begins with hot drinks and wrapped sweets as you prepare for a time of mystery solving. Then grab a flashlight, hunt for clues, discover secrets and solve puzzles as you rush to solve the mystery! Interact with actors as you move from room to room, but trust no one. There is a killer among you!

Our first saga, The Windsor Heir, commences as you and your team are called in to investigate the murder of Charles Windsor, the wealthy beneficiary of the family fortune. Charles Windsor had countless enemies, but who would want him dead? With no wife or children, who served to benefit from his demise? It’s up to you to determine the motive, discover the murder weapon and hopefully catch a killer!

Sagas is the perfect event for groups, birthday parties for adults and older children (aged 8 and over), school and church groups, corporate groups and anybody looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure.

Specifically designed for groups of 2 to 40 players, you will interact with live actors, enjoy coffee, tea and treats and spend approximately two hours solving the mystery.

Also, Amy takes you on a tour of The Axe Game and Escape Code, which, along with Sagas, make up three exciting attractions for the entire family that can't be missed!

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OPENING DAY at Silver Dollar City’s Bluegrass and BBQ Festival!

John and Amy head on out to opening day at the Bluegrass and BBQ Festival at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri!

Check out the music and the delicious food!

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Branson, Missouri 65616

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Festival of WONDER 2019 at Silver Dollar City! Day One of Two

Festival of WONDER 2019 at Silver Dollar City! Day One of Two

John and Amy were at the VERY FIRST day of the FESTIVAL OF WONDER at Silver Dollar City! There was so much to see and do that they will have to go back the next day. So, this is the first of two videos that feature the amazing shows at the Festival of Wonder at Silver Dollar City in beautiful Branson, Missouri!

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POV Branson Ferris Wheel PLUS Full Electrify Light Show!

POV Branson Ferris Wheel PLUS Full Electrify Light Show!

The Branson Ferris Wheel is a beautiful part of the Branson, Missouri skyline!

John and Amy take a ride and invite you along with them. PLUS, watch the FULL Electrify Light Display at the end of the video!

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STUNNING and BEAUTIFUL Dogwood Canyon near Branson, Missouri!


This is Amy with TPS! Trips, Places and Fun! Today we're at Dogwood Canyon Nature Preserve. This is owned by Johnny Morris, the same guy who puts on Top of the Rock and the Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium and all those cool places, and this place is no exception. It is amazing. It's beautiful here. So we're just going to kind of give you a little tour.

All right, so we're here at what they call the Glory Hole here at Dogwood Canyon. Man this is amazing! It's so beautiful. There’s a waterfall, and just pan around there. Amy take a look, this is just amazing, phenomenal, beautiful. If you are anywhere near Branson, get out here to Dogwood Canyon. I'm sweating. We've been riding our bikes, uphill basically, so I think on the way back we're gonna go downhill. But on Amy's bikes she has a little bell which reminds me, subscribe and ding that bell so you can be notified the next time, I'm out of breath, the next time that we are out doing something fun like this here at Dogwood Canyon.

We hope you enjoyed this. Safe travels everyone!

FREE IN BRANSON! Dolly Parton’s Stampede’s Annual Whoadeo Family Fun Day!


Eva, are you excited about going to the Whoadeo?

Hey everybody, here we go, TPF! Trips, Places and FUN! And today we are headed over to Dolly Parton's Stampede. They have their annual Whoadeo. This is a family fun day, it's free, and so we're gonna take the kids and head off to the Whoadeo, right here in beautiful Branson, Missouri.

All right, so so we're going to the Whoadeo. We’ve got Eva, Jet and Ella right here. We're ready to rock! All right, Ella, tell us a little bit about it, what in the world are we getting ourselves into here?

Gonna go to Dixie Stampede, Dolly Parton’s Stampede, and we're gonna get some candy, we're gonna go on some bounce houses and we're just gonna have a bunch of fun. Bunch of fun! Look Jet, fun, fun, fun.

Hey guys, we are coming at you from Dolly Parton’s Stampede. They're hosting the Whoadeo today, so it's a lot of fun, it's something they do every year in the fall. I'm here with my buddy Harley, we're having tons of fun. A little known fact, I used to be a server at the Stampede, super fun job, carrying lots of heavy chicken pans, serving the guests. It was, it was a great time. So, I don't know if you all know this, but Dolly Parton has the Imagination Library that she sponsors. The Imagination Library is a great thing that they do for the community. When you have a baby you can sign up for this and your child can get a book every month until their fifth birthday, so that's pretty cool. It's a way that they encourage reading in our community. And so this event is actually put on by Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, something really, really cool, so definitely check that out in your community to see if it's available.

Yeah, good job Eva! Good job, wait a minute, what is that you go,t more candy?

Wait, you're the one that was here before. We had a discussion about this. I can't be here if you're there but you can't be there if your here. Of course, here is different in there, unlike here there not here then there is the same as here. Of course it is.

Fritz’s Adventure: We have a four-story ropes course, underground tunnels, slides that our entry are to get down on the floor, via ferrata which is our outdoor rock climbing wall, has tons of team-building, youth groups, birthday party, there's so much to do. Also most groups on the Aeroodium which is our skydiving simulator. We've got the suspended airplane, the city wall, storage containers, we have stuff that you can kind of go through, so really there is fun for everyone at any age. It's about family togetherness and fun and just overcoming fears.

Okay, so I divided up family and wait where you going little bit everything definitely a great time if you enjoy it and you want to see more please press that subscribe button hit that bell and be sure to give us a thumbs up safe travels everyone!

FUNNY reviews, bloopers and comments about Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri

You don’t want to miss the BLOOPERS at the end!


People leave some of the funniest reviews online and we're going to look at some of them right now!

Hi everyone, this is Amy.

And this is John. And we're with TPF! Trips, Places and Fun! And today we're going to discuss some of the funny reviews left about Table Rock Lake and Table Rock Dam here in Branson, Missouri. Table Rock Lake was formed in the 1950s when the Table Rock dam was built. So the lake spans 800 miles of shoreline and over 50 thousand acres. So we're going to just take a look at some of these reviews. The lake is really, really beautiful. The dam, when they open the floodgates, you've never seen anything like that. Alright, so we're gonna look at some of these reviews and I'm gonna go through some of these here and share some of them with you and we will see what they have to say.

So these are reviews from review sites like TripAdvisor, Google, Facebook and so we're going to be pulling those up and taking a look, see what we can find. All right, so first we're gonna talk about Table Rock Lake. We have a five-star review. This one says it's one of the most beautiful lakes I have seen, fishing, tubing, skiing or just float and tan. Tons of fish and fun.

It's true, one of our favorite days of the year is when we rent a boat, we'll do it once a year and spend the whole day and tubing and swimming and huge fun.

Here's another five star: This lake is absolutely and most likely overlooked by Branson area visitors. That's true, a lot of people come to Branson for all the fun and stuff. In my opinion it's one of the top reasons to come to Branson.

Alright, now this reviewer only gave three stars. Their reasoning was that the water was high and this is an overwhelming lake that's just too high and it ruins the whole experience. Take off a couple stars because the lake is too high and I'm hoping that they'll correct that someday. Two stars, he will spend ten minutes at least it's not that big. Okay, it's big. This thing is huge, its massive, eight hundred miles of shoreline. Oh we're going crazy on this one, wait ten minutes, non no. We're passionate about this point! I don't know why but we are. It's huge, its massive, it's, it's, I think the shoreline is is longer than the entire coast of California.

Hey, here's another one, two stars. Two stars, which is a poor rating, that's bad, read because it was hard to find. Hard to find. I don't know what to say.

So now let's check out some reviews for Table Rock Dam. Five stars: we enjoy being able to drive across the dam and take in everything, it is truly a piece of art and well worth checking out. I'm gonna have to agree. We did that today. We drove over the dam. It's a beautiful, beautiful drive. Five stars: we always stop by the day at the dam in Branson, great history behind the dam in Table Rock Lake and an architectural marvel. Again, agree, it's beautiful. Marvel. Stunning.

All right, now this one only gave three stars: a large concrete structure but if you have seen one dam that you have pretty much seen them all. Hmm that's really sad that they didn’t have a good experience. Yeah, I mean it's an architectural marvel but this one says it's just like all the others.

All right, this one is three stars: also it looks like any other dam but good to see they're damn close to the fish hatchery which would be good for the kids. I see what she did there. Be careful. Family show.

Alright, so now let's see what people have to say about the Fish Hatchery. it is, it's, it's a lot of fun to take the kids, not for a long time, but for just up maybe 30 minutes, an hour at the most. But to go to the to the bottom of Table Rock Dam and that's where fish, you'll see, I don't know how many thousands and thousands of fish and all of these, I don't know what you would call them, aqueduct, is that, maybe not, but but but containers of water in the ground, and that's where fish are. They grow and as soon as they grow to a certain length they are released into Lake Taneycomo. Lake Taneycomo is a cold water lake, it's at the bottom of the dam on the other side of Table Rock Lake, and Table Rock Lake is a warm water lake so you're gonna have bass and crappie and different types of fish, bluegill, but in Lake Taneycomo, trout, it's a cold water fish, cold water lake.

And so the fish hatchery produces and 400,000 pounds of trout in here. Trout are not native to Missouri so it's great that they have a fish hatchery here in order to be able to feed Lake Taneycomo. So let's see what people have to say about the hatchery. Five stars: Much to do and learn about here. Our daughter loves checking out all the animals both dead and alive. So children are going to love seeing everything dead and alive here. Five stars: had a blast at this location and our grandchildren enjoy feeding the fish. We fed the fish today, hopefully we have some video of that, it's pretty crazy. They throw the food to the fish and they just go crazy.

In a town that seems to suck your wallet dry this place is a nice little spot for some short free entertainment. This one says three stars: Since it's a fish hatchery you can't expect a lot of excitement. I don't know what they were expecting but, yes, there's fish. And you actually get to walk through, not big, but a little like a Welcome Center, there's, there's fish in tanks, there. Two star review: I think there are some fish. What we have, then give more stars, less fish, different fish, other than all I got something other than fish, at the fish hatchery, that would have been all right.

Thanks guys! We really hope that when you're in Branson you will check out Table Rock Lake and Table Rock Dam and the Fish Hatchery and decide for yourself. If you have any comments about Table Rock Lake or Table Rock Dam for the Fish Hatchery please comment in the section below and we hope that we've given you some great things to think about. Give a thumbs up, subscribe, and the other one, ding that bell! Alright guys, safe travels everyone! So sorry about this one.


okay, okay, yes you break, in with that comedy. okay, ready y-yeah yeah you know sometimes he looks at me for a witty retort I'm waiting for the humor. sometimes I have nothing, nothing, sometimes it's better if I do have something to not say it. oh yes, yes, and not just about the dam. no we gotta redo that, oh yeah, all right, that's good over okay so they actually hatch trout at the fish hatchery which we found outfit they hatch trout I guess they like it like like a dinosaur egg um they breed, that they throw them, then call it, anyway, they grow, they house, bing brought into this world, so they they put them in Rock Lake, Taneycomo, they would die. Is that all that we have today for our fine friends? Well, I, wow, that went so fast. I guess we were just having so much fun, it's just, BAM, it's over.




Hi everyone! This is Amy with TPF! Trips, Places and Fun! And today we're going to be talking about some of the fun things you can do on the Branson strip, highway 76. This is the place where all the fun happens. It's also the place where you may run into some traffic, but there is so much fun stuff around you that we're hoping that even in the midst of bumper-to-bumper traffic you will be entertained. So we're going to just start by, if you are coming back from Silver Dollar City, so, Silver Dollar City is in Branson West, if you were coming down all the way towards the Landing. We're just gonna start and pick out some different attractions along the way.


So the first attraction you would encounter as you're heading down from Silver Dollar City is the Butterfly Palace. Head on in there. They have a great place where you can see all sorts of butterflies flying around. The kids can grab an explorer's hat and some magnifying glasses and just check out all the lovely butterflies. It's like something you've never seen. They also have other exhibits, so they have a reptile exhibit they they even have a mirror maze. So there's other places in Branson where you can pay to go through a bear maze, but here it's all included in your ticket and it's a really great maze too. I can't always find my way out, or sometimes I come back out the entrance which isn't what you're supposed to do, but it's a lot of fun.


Alright, so heading on down I'd like to highlight Bigfoot on the Strip. If you just want to be flung into the air or do some death defying drops through things like that you can do that here at Bigfoot on the Strip. I was not brave enough to do them, but my husband and my boys were, so they did it. They had a lot of fun. There's also a movie ride you can do, even participate in the arcade, mini golf, all sorts of fun things like that.


So afterwards you are going to pass White Water. White Water is owned by Silver Dollar City. It is so much fun in the summer, lots of water slides, you know, the lazy river, the wave pool, all those traditional things that you'll encounter at a waterpark. So definitely check out White Water if it's hot and you want to cool off.


Across from White Water, if you decide you're hungry and you want to stop for a bite, there is Cici's Pizza. Now you have Cici's probably all over the place but there is a really great arcade in here so you can stop for some pizza and also have some fun playing some games with the kiddos. Really, you know, the traditional Cici's, but they're right on the strip and very convenient and fun.


Who could pass up Ripley's Believe It or Not? So you'll see this huge robot just standing outside. You'll get in there, you will see all sorts of unique oddities that you can't see anywhere else anywhere, from the world's tallest man, the shrunken heads, it's all in there. So if you want to gain all kinds of knowledge about stuff you never knew you needed to know about, head on in to Ripley's Believe It or Not. 


Across from Ripley's is the Branson Ferris Wheel. Now this was brought in from Chicago and now it’s an icon or a landmark of Branson. You can see it from all over the city, especially at night. It's so gorgeous. It's all lit up. Sometimes they'll do light shows on the Ferris Wheel, so definitely look at it. Check it out even if you're not going to ride it. The Ferris Wheel is owned by The Track, and the track has several locations on the strip. So if you want to play some arcade games, play some laser tag, go go-karting, things like that, definitely check out one of The Track locations.


The next thing I'll highlight on this trip is the Titanic Museum. Now this is a sobering yet exquisitely done tribute to the sinking of the Titanic. You will see all kinds of artifacts, you'll be given all kinds of information. There's an interactive exhibit. It's great for people of all ages, all the way, you know, from kids, all the way up through adults, and there is so much to do and see here. It really is a beautiful museum and it's so immersive sometimes you feel like you're right there on the Titanic in the midst of the action, so it really will pull at your heartstrings. It is, of course, the sobering story of a sinking of the Titanic, but really well done and something I highly recommend.


Next you will see a giant monkey, gorilla, but not monkey, there's a difference. You'll see a giant gorilla crawling up the side of a building. This is of course King Kong, and you are at the Hollywood Wax Museum. You can go in there. The great thing here is that you can take pictures with all these celebrities, who of course, they're in wax form, but that's really fun. Lots of great photo ops. There they also have mini-golf. There they have the Castle of Chaos, which is kind of like a scary interactive movie ride type thing. And they have a mirror maze, so you can check out all that out or just at least hit the wax museum if you just want to do one thing, because it's pretty cool.


Across from the wax museum, I just want to highlight one of our favorite shows in Branson, and that's Buckets-N-Boards. Come on out and see Matt and Gareth, they are a hoot. So not only is it percussion, as you might imagine, but there is also improv comedy, singing, even some gymnastics moves, a little bit of everything here. I believe they run probably spring and summer so check out their schedule on Buckets-N-Boards dot-com. That's buckets the letter n boards dot com. You'll have a lot of fun there.


Heading further down Highway 76, you're going to come to the Village Shops. So lots of great little shopping and dining in this area, but we just want to highlight one of our favorite restaurants in Branson, and that's the Sugar Leaf Bakery and Cafe. Great food here, especially if you want to check out some sweets, you cannot find anything better in Branson. So we will talk more later in a subsequent video about our favorite restaurants in Branson, so make sure you press the like button, subscribe and hit that bell so that you can hear more about that when the time comes.


A little bit further down the strip you're going to come to Grand Country. Grand Country has a little bit of everything. They have Splash Country, which is an indoor water park. They also have a variety of shows to choose from. There was an animal show, there's comedy shows, country show, so come check those out. There's a great buffet, so if you're wanting to get some good home cooking, you can find that there. They have the Fun Spot, so some arcade games indoor go-cart, mini golf. It's great for everybody, so come and check it out.


No trip to Branson would be complete without Dolly Parton’s Stampede. Do you agree with me? Let me know your favorite Branson must-see the comments below. Now the Stampede is a dinner theater, so you're gonna get a great meal. You get to eat with your hands, all different courses, you will be so full when you leave here. And you'll be watching a show with, of course, a lot of horsemanship, but also a ton of audience participation, some singing, some comedy, a little bit of everything, Really a great, can't be missed show.


Next door to the Stampede, you will see Fritz's Adventure. It cannot be missed. Head on in here in any kind of weather and you can experience a ropes course, some climbing obstacles, some laser thing that you got to try to get down under, tons of things. You can climb into an airplane that's hanging from the ceiling. This will give you a workout, so if you want to get in there and you want to burn some calories this is the place to do it. Fritz’s also hosts the Aerodium, so if you are the brave type and you want to go flying through the air, check this out. It's pretty incredible. I haven't done it yet, not sure if I'd be brave enough. As you can probably tell by now I'm not the bravest person when it comes to crazy or unusual rides but for those of you who are, this is probably just the thing for you.


Heading a little further down the strip you are going to pass through downtown. So downtown Branson has lots of great shopping and dining. They have Dick’s Five-and-Dime, which is a little general store that's been there forever. Lots of great things to see and do there so definitely make sure to just take a break, walk through downtown, if you get a chance.


Now going through downtown you're going to go pass the Scenic Railway. If you want to take a gorgeous, scenic trip into Arkansas, and that also goes through some scenic areas in Missouri, depending on which way they're going. Definitely make sure to check this out. My husband and I took the dinner train and this was fabulous. We got to eat as we watch that beautiful scenery go by. It's a real treat.


So 76 is gonna dead end into The Landing. Now The Landing is this really cool outdoor shopping mall, lots of places to eat, play and dine there, so you definitely want to check it out. In the middle of it they've got this really cool fountain water, fire thing where you can see shows every hour on the hour. So make sure you stay around for that.

Now I really hope you've enjoyed this scenic trip down the Branson Strip. I just picked out a few of the things that there are to see and do. There was really so much I could never cover it all, but these are some of my favorites. If you have some favorite, comment in the section below and we'll see you next time. Safe travels everyone!