Branson's Best Day Trips: A Guide To Discovering The Best Of Branson And Ozark Mountain Country

Branson's Best Day Trips: A Guide To Discovering The Best Of Branson And Ozark Mountain Country

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by Carol Shaffer, Pelican Pub.

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A local's guide to Missouri's entertainment boomtown. Carol A. Shaffer received an MIPA Merit Award in the 2000 Midwest Book Awards.


A local's guide to Missouri's entertainment boomtown. Carol A. Shaffer received an MIPA Merit Award in the 2000 Midwest Book Awards.

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In this budget-minded guide to "the music show capital of the universe" and its environs, Branson resident Carole Shaffer presents 11 family-pleasing day trips; maps; photos; tips on local eateries; and even information on avoiding Branson's notorious traffic jams. Historical notes enhance the descriptions of each destination.
James A. Cox
Carol Shaffer labored for five years to write the best guide to discovering the most memorable and entertaining sights and resources of Missouri’s Branson and Ozark Mountain country for the day-tripper, weekender, business traveler, and vacationer. From the internationally famous tourist attractions to unforgettable, inexpensive, “visitor friendly” out-of-the-way places only a local would know, Branson’s Best Day Trips lives up to its title. Shaffer has enhanced this terrific guidebook with glimpses of the area’s colorful past. If you are planning a Branson vacation or simply passing through, an out-of-state tourist or a Missouri native looking for something fun to do or interesting to see, begin by a careful browsing of Carol Shaffer’s Branson’s Best Day Trips.
Midwest Book Review

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Toni Cracraft
One of the best how-to-see-Branson books available. Visitors, local residents, and all tour directors will find it a valuable source of information on what to see and do in Branson and the surrounding area.
— (Toni Cracraft, Branson Area Tour Directors Assoc.)
S. Burkett Milner
This outstanding book could have been titled: How to See the Real Ozarks For Less Than Twenty-five Dollars a Day. Complete with driving instructions, meal stops, interesting attractions and historical highlights, it has no equal. No visitor, tour guide, or Bransonite wanting to know the stories behind local sites and traditions should be without it.
— (S. Burkett Milner, Ph.D., CEO, Ozark Mountain Tour and Travel, LP. Former President of the National Tour Association)
Barry Stier

This enchanting book goes beyond the expectations of a reader seeking a mere travel guide. It is lovingly written as one would write about one’s own family members. The great detail concerning routes, travel tips, suggestions and insights of which only a local would be aware are frosted with an icing of warm descriptive passages and generously spiced with pictures that look like they have been donated from the family photo albums of all the original settlers of the area.

Even if one were not planning a trip to this area, one can enjoy this book on its own merits as a fascinating view of the history, people and geography of one of the original garden spots of the United States. It is a book you will thoroughly enjoy reading. But if you intend to travel in the area, you will find this an invaluable reference from which to plan your trip and to take with you as your personal guide.
— (Barry Stier, President, Oceanco Ltd. Publisher of travel books, newspapers and magazines worldwide)

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Branson's Best Day Trips: A Guide to Discovering the Best of Branson and Ozark Mountain Country 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We came to Branson fall of 2000, and with the help of this book we able to do twice as much as we planned! We had been once before and always sat in traffic, but the maps of the backroads made getting around a breeze. If you come to Branson - do come come without this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
We thoroughly enjoyed Branson, and this book was the main reason. It doesn't have show info in it, but it does have lots of outdoor stuff to do. It was great for our family because we went to a lot of places that didn't cost anything. Besides the Branson trips, we took one to Eureka Springs, Arkansas (it's not far). It's the most unblievably beautiful city we've ever visited. Must be Arkansas's best kept secret! Every home and building in it is from the 19th century, and there's a trolley that takes you around. If it hadn't been for this book we would never have found it. Nor would we have known about the trolley or the most interesting places to see in just a day. If and when we get back to Branson, we'll definitely visit Eureka Springs again. It was one the highlights of our trip.