Set Sail On The Showboat Branson Belle

By Zaithyn Galter Published 08/7/2008 | Travel

If you've always wanted to go on a cruise but would rather stay closer to home, we have the perfect compromise that you'll be convinced is no compromise for you! Silver Dollar City's Showboat Branson Belle two-hour lake cruises on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri bring an exceptional cruising experience to the Midwest. The Showboat, an 1880s-style paddle wheeler, features outstanding food, first-class on-board entertainment and beautiful lake scenery the whole family can enjoy. To describe the on-board entertainment as first-class is an understatement.

Todd Oliver, nationally acclaimed comedian and ventriloquist, has appeared twice on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno among other TV shows. And he is a favorite act among Showboat goers of all ages. The thrilling acrobatic adiagio dancing styles of Elena and Vadim Serykh , who together have been recognized for over ten years as preeminent performers in Russia and abroad, is sure to take your breath away! Also certain to take your breath away is the view. Mother Nature paints a beautiful portrait as you journey past lush Ozark Mountains on the crystal clear waters of Table Rock Lake. You're sure to snap a truly magnificent picture of the landscape from any of the three decks on the Showboat, so don't forget your camera! TIP: Need another reason to be sure you've got your camera? A once in a lifetime unique opportunity, the Captain will let your kids "steer" the Showboat! Your child will never forget how it felt to be behind the wheel of the Showboat Branson Belle.

A moment in time you'll definitely want to capture on camera. You can also find the perfect treasure at one of the specialty shops at White River Landing. Ladies enjoy searching through enticing trinkets, specialty candies, coffees and clothing at Layton Mercantile. And for those whose heart is at sea and feet planted in the Midwest, McAdoo's Boatworks is filled with nautical treasures and scrimshaw crafts. Once on board, be sure to visit the Showboat Branson Belle's souvenir shop for something unique to remember your one of a kind experience in Branson, Missouri. The Showboat Branson Belle has amazing dinner shows and noon cruises scheduled through the end of 2008. So be sure to check in often with the panel of moms who run the MomsBlog at silverdollarcityblog(dot)com to get the most up to date information on what's happening on the Showboat. Plus, you can ask your own personal travel and Branson related questions to the Moms themselves.

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