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The National Park Service presents the sights and sounds of winters past. At the free annual series, the Old Courthouse Rotunda is decked in authentic Victorian décor. Guests are invited to experience holiday music, food and dancing from eras in St. Louis history.
At the two holiday balls, volunteers in period clothing demonstrate how early St. Louisans celebrated the holiday season. Guests learn about foods, music and dancing common to holidays. On select Wednesdays, the Old Courthouse hosts concerts featuring lunchtime performances.
Historic Holiday Traditions at the Old Courthouse Kick-off Concerts
Historic Holiday Traditions at the Old Courthouse Free Concert Series
St. Louis Holiday Historic House Tour
1864 St. Louis Holiday Ball at the Old Courthouse
1764 Twelfth Afternoon Ball at the Old Courthouse
The Historic Holiday Traditions events at the Old Courthouse take place on the above-listed dates ONLY.
Join us for the 12th Annual Belton Fall Festival, Sep. 11-12, 2015. Hours Friday are 5 p.m.-10 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. This family friendly event is located on historic Main Street.
Events include over 120 food, craft and other vendors; Chris Cakes pancake breakfast; inflatables; two stages with live music and entertainment; and much more. The event is free to the public.
Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Lake's biggest winter event. More than 20 bars and restaurants around the Lake of the Ozarks participate in the huge event.
A $10 wristband gets you access to ride the buses, as well as entry in to all participating locations – including pick up and drop off to sponsoring hotels. Scan our website for details, locations and wristband information.
Don't forget your Mardi Gras attire.
Note: The address and phone shown are for the Lake Area Visitors Bureau.
You are invited to celebrate the old time music and the distinctive culture of the Ozark Highlands. This festival strives to acknowledge performers and the need to save these expressive traditions to maintain authenticity. The event is held downtown West Plains.
Music is performed on our main stage, featuring outstanding artists representing the musical traditions of the Ozarks. The second stage is designed to bridge the gap between the generations of musicians in an effort to keep the traditional music of the area alive and well through the interpretations of new performers.
Activities include: exhibits; mule jumping; singing; a cooking stage; blacksmiths; spinners and weavers; quilters; candle makers; traditional basket makers; jig dancers; fiddlers; banjos; string bands; pickers; et cetera. On the 'What's Cookin' Stage,' watch demonstrations of traditional Ozark cookin' with a dash of entertainment to boot.
Inside the air conditioned West Plains Civic Center, take part in workshops and jam sessions.
Picture yourself inside a Norman Rockwell Christmas painting. That’s exactly how you’ll feel as more than 1,500 glowing luminaries welcomes you to the sights, sounds and smells of ‘Christmas Yesteryear’ in charming Augusta. The town has pulled out all the stops and is ready to welcome visitors, young and old, from near and far, to create holiday memories.
Among many other activities and attractions, you can: visit Santa Claus in the Olde Wine Hall; shop our quaint businesses; settle under a blanket and enjoy a leisurely horse-drawn carriage ride; warm yourself ‘round a bonfire and savor freshly-roasted chestnuts; enjoy caroling in the historic church; and enter the town scavenger hunt with prizes.
Please monitor our website for the details.
When Charles Dickens wrote his “ghostly little tale” in 1843, he couldn’t know that A Christmas Carol was destined to become one of the most beloved holiday traditions of all time.
By telling this fable illustrating the unfairness of the Industrial Revolution and the necessity for brotherhood and unselfishness, Dickens gave the world one of its most enduring Christmas stories. The Nebraska Theatre Caravan has been touring Charles Jones’ delightful adaptation of A Christmas Carol since 1979.
The Caravan’s Carol, which weaves traditional Christmas carols throughout the narrative, is probably the most widely produced production of Dickens’ in the nation, annually performing for more than 100,000 people in more than 60 cities across the country.
Performance times are Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas; An Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A Christmas Story, The Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie's desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas.
This new Broadway musical is based on the classic 1983 movie, which itself was based on stories by legendary radio humorist Jean Shepherd. With songs both funny and heartfelt by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and a faithful yet inventive book by Joseph Robinette, A Christmas Story captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike. It's the Christmas present that you'll cherish all holiday long.
Performance times are Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sun., 1 p.m.
Arlo Guthrie was born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other. As the eldest son of America's most beloved singer/writer/philosopher, Woody Guthrie, and Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, a professional dancer, Arlo grew up surrounded by dancers and musicians, all of whom were significant influences on his musical career.
Arlo Guthrie's career exploded in 1967 with the release of Alice’s Restaurant, whose title song was a hilarious account of actual events that took place in 1965. The song premiered at the Newport Folk Festival and helped foster a new commitment among the '60s generation to social consciousness and activism.
Fifty years after the historic events that launched him to reluctant celebrity, Arlo brings to the stage “The Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” in its entirety, along with many favorites from his catalog.
Presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Leach Theatre, on the campus of Missouri University of Science and Technology. Tickets: $40; youth, $30.
February 2, 2015 at 7:00pm (snow date is Feb 11)
Branson, dubbed the “Live Music Show Capital of the World,” is the perfect place to escape the winter blues in January and February.
Branson’s Hot Winter Fun Big Show is a perfect event to sample a wide variety of shows and performers, jam-packed into one exciting show. Curtain at 7 p.m. in Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theatre.
The show provides the audience an opportunity to see portions of several Branson shows. The show is emceed by popular Branson entertainer, Bob Leftridge, of the Baldknobbers Jamboree.
Tickets: $35 (purchase in advance of show date and save $5); age 4-12, $10. Call for tickets. VIP package includes show tickets, VIP overlook seating, dinner from Dick Clark's American Bandstand Grill, and access to a cash bar.
Visit our website for all of the details, a list of performers and schedules.
On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal opened for business after decades of construction by French and American engineers.
Inspired by the centennial, the story of the events leading up to the grand opening of the canal is retold in the Linda Hall Library's exhibition, The Land Divided, The World United: Building the Panama Canal. Visitors to the exhibition can explore the dynamic period of canal building in the early 20th century through the eyes of Office Engineer A. B. Nichols who lived and worked in the Canal Zone from 1904 until the Panama Canal opened in 1914. The exhibition includes artifacts from the Library's Nichols Collection, a scale model of the Canal Zone, a model of a working canal lock, and rare books from the Library's History of Science collection.
The exhibition is accompanied by a free public lecture series, exhibition tours, and an educational website.
Missouri's most popular lake destination features more than 1,100 miles of shoreline – that’s more shoreline than the coast of California. The Lake of the Ozarks offers access to public beaches; great fishing; and plenty of room for fun and recreation on the water.
Cities around the Lake of the Ozarks offer hundreds of dining and lodging options. Abundant recreation activities include, among other things: golf; horseback riding; boat excursions; wineries; airplane and helicopter tours; ziplines; spas; and shopping.
Marinas and rental services offer a variety of choices, ranging from a pontoon boat to fishing boats, ski boats to houseboats, and personal watercraft.
Please note: the address provided with this listing is for the Bagnell Dam, in Lake Ozark.
it...little word...big show. it - where 50 amazing singers, dancers, and musicians combine their astonishing scope of talents to create Branson's ultimate entertainment experience. From Broadway to country to comedy to patriotic to gospel to rock-n-roll, it is everything you want to see in a Branson show–and more.
From the energy and emotion of huge production number with brilliant lighting and sound to the warmth and charm of the on-stage talent, this is the show with it. The stars of it, including the Hughes Brothers and their families, create a sensational show for everyone, especially the show connoisseur looking for top-of-the-line entertainment with an emotional connection.
Presented January thru October at the Hughes Brothers Theatre.
Tickets: $39; ages 12-17, $15; ages 6-11, $9. VIP seating available in rows 1-6. Add a sit-down, table top dinner with your show.
Visit our website for details, schedules and tickets.
Top Finalists on NBC's "America's Got Talent."
Billy Bob, Billy Joe, and Billy Billee mix NASCAR with Beethoven, Elvis with Puccini and even kick up a little trailer park dust with Ave Maria Dixie. Along with lots of down-home laughs, big-city music and great entertainment, this is truly a family show.
Appearing at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre, thru December 6, 2014.
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Join TV’s iconic star Greg from the Brady Bunch in a family friendly full-cast variety show with nonstop 70s hits, comedy and the Totally Awesome Band.
Relive the 70s through music and Barry's personal experiences as he takes you on a nostalgic trip through the grooviest decade.
Presented March through December at the Hughes Brothers Theatre with performances Tuesday and Saturday at 3 p.m..
Sample our wines and meads (mead is wine made from honey). Relax on the porch with a bottle of our wine and enjoy the view of the countryside. The gift shop offers wines, meads, wine accessories and gifts.
Bring your own picnic or purchase cheese, sausage and crackers here. Charcoal grills are available
Visit our website details, directions and a schedule of music and other events.
Located in the Ozark Mountain American Viticulture Area (AVA), 25 miles north of Springfield; two miles north of Walnut Grove, off of Route 123. Don't use GPS or on-line Maps to find 7C's – they often get you lost.
One of Branson's most unique shows. Vocal impressionist Cody Dooley has been performing in Branson for more than 11 years. Cody sings some of the biggest hits in country music, recreating the voices of such artists as Johnny Cash, George Jones, Conway Twitty, Marty Robbins, and other performers. This show helps you remember the "good ole days," when country music was just that—country.
Accompanied by 36,000 gallons of dancing water and lights, choreographed to the timeless hits you remember, the liquid fireworks bring this show to life like no other. The 45-minute shows includes a 10-minute behind the scenes look at how the fountains work. Presented at Waltzing Waters Theater.
Show times: Mon.-Wed., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 3 p.m.
Experience the romance and magic of Neil Diamond’s music. Diamond look-and-sound-alike Keith Allynn unveils the story of Neil Diamond’s life through his songs from the 1960s through today, while weaving in his own incredible love story and unexpected career change from a top 10 Elvis tribute artist to Neil Diamond, all for the love of a woman. Come and see the story unfold live, along with the story of Neil Diamond’s life, his struggles and triumphs, while enjoying hits such as “Sweet Caroline,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Hello Again,” “Brother Love,” “America” and many more. Shows are Tues.-Fri., at 10:30 a.m.; there is a 10 a.m. pre-show. Presented at the Jim Stafford Theatre. Tickets: $34; ages 6-12, $10; ages 5 and younger, free. The box office hotline is available 24 hours per day, by call or text message, at 417-464-8497.
Relive the magic of Patsy Cline's forgotten, yet fabulous songs from yesteryear in this musical tribute, starring Tracy Lynn DeMille.
This is Tracy's 15th season performing in Branson. She has appeared on international television and received nominations for Female Vocalist, Tribute Artist, and Entertainer of the Year in Branson. This production is among the most unique and inspiring one-woman performances. Tracy's personal testimony is sure to warm your heart.
At the Branson Hot Hits Theatre in Historic Downtown Branson, June 5-Dec. 28. Show times: Tuesday-Friday, 5 p.m.
Performance schedule is subject to change without notice.
This park is known as The Quiet Campground for all the right reasons. You can hear the crackling of the fire and rustling of leaves. There are 79 nicely landscaped, level, full hook-up sites and six fully furnished two-story Villas that sleep six. Located 1.5 miles west of Silver Dollar City, on 43 acres of Ozark forest, 100 yards off Route 76. Big rigs are welcome.
Our amenities include: an outdoor pool; playground; enclosed pet play area; recreation-hall with full kitchen; private bathroom and showers; and a laundry facility. Planned social activities are held. Named Top 100 in the Nation by Good Sam Club in 2009; Mid-size Park of the year by Missouri Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds in 2009.
Acorn Ridge offers four charming guestrooms, each with a king bed, private bathroom, and nice views. At check-in, you are greeted with our signature Grandma Stumpe's cookies. A full breakfast is served.
We are less than one mile from the Katy Trail, Augusta Brewery, Mount Pleasant Winery, and Augusta Winery.
Whether you are looking for an easy get-away, or searching for a unique bed & breakfast, we have what you need.
Rooms available Fridays and Saturdays only. Please explore our website for details and reservations.
More than 40 acrobats showcase classic Chinese dance and physical-performance arts. Exotic backdrops, state-of-the-art lighting and a fast-pace highlight this show.
The revolving line-up of unique acts includes, among other features: the playful lion dance; the dancing dragon; aerial fish ballet; butterfly lovers; pole climbers; diabolo (Chinese Yo-Yo); jar juggling; hoop-diving; daring trapeze; human strength and beauty; and spinning plates.
Presented at the RFD-TV Theatre, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tickets: $39; ages 13-17, $16; ages 6-12, $10. VIP seating available, rows 1-8.
Established in 1855, Adam Puchta Winery is the oldest continuously owned and operated family winery in the United States. The Puchta family, now in their 7th generation, continues to produce award-winning wines in a unique, charmingly historic setting.
We offer wine tasting and a gourmet gift shop; live music on some weekends.
Located beside Frene Creek, on the original family homestead, 2.5 miles west of Hermann, off Route 100.
Check our website for details, special events and music schedules.
We have 83 guestrooms; extra plush Serta pillow-top mattresses and premium pillows; interior corridors; an elevator; and a level parking lot; free hot breakfast; a security system; electronic door locks.
Spend the night off of the busy Branson strip. We are on three, flat acres, with large outdoor pool and hot tub. All rooms include pillow-top beds, an activity table and chairs, self dimming alarm clock radio, smoke detectors, electronic door locks, separate dressing vanity and sound dampening masonry walls.
You must be 21 to reserve a room. Located across from Shoji Tabuchi Theater and the IMAX Complex.
Each of our locations provides access to Kansas City's attractions. Each location offers you free local calls, free hi-speed wireless Internet access, outdoor pool, and coin-operated laundry.American Inns offer three locations in the Kansas City, Missouri, area: I-70 and Woods Chapel Road in Blue Springs; I-70 and Noland Road in Independence; and I-35 and Armour Road in North Kansas City.
Our North Kansas City location is a full-service location featuring Spirits Restaurant and Spirit's Alibi Lounge. Should you have a meeting or reunion planned, allow us to assist you in North Kansas City or Independence in our meeting facilities.
Located in the historic 18th and Vine Jazz District, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of a uniquely American art form.
Activities include interactive exhibits; films; the Changing Gallery; the Blue Room Jazz Club; and the Gem Theater, a 500-seat performing arts center.
We offer education and community-based programs, traveling exhibits, live musical performances and special events.
Closed all federal Holidays, except Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Admission: $8; younger than 12, $3. Combo tickets with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum: $10; younger than 12, $5.
We offer 43 guestrooms and suites. Breakfast of donuts, coffee, and juices. Free local phone calls.
Located on a flat lot in a scenic area. We have a great outdoor (seasonal) pool, with a large deck so you can swim or just sit and relax in the sun. We have a nice covered second floor balcony with a view of the Branson Strip.
The latest, most popular slot and video poker machines; a wide variety of table games; an exciting, nonstop-action live poker room; a variety of restaurants, ranging from a bakery to an elegant fine-dining venue; a full schedule of top name entertainers, musicians and bands; plus, meeting space galore.
At the first AAA Four Diamond hotel in St. Charles, the 397 luxurious suites are comfortable and versatile with oversized baths, sunken living rooms and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Missouri River or the city of St. Charles.
Experience the new standard in casual luxury at Ara Spa, the 7,000 square foot retreat featuring captivating design, innovative spa experiences, and star quality service.
Relax and enjoy great views of the Missouri countryside. Two trains daily each direction between St. Louis and Kansas City, with stops at St. Louis, Kirkwood, Washington, Hermann, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Warrensburg, Lee's Summit, Independence and Kansas City.
Limited carry-on bicycle space is available (St. Louis-Kansas City trains only); restrictions apply. Reservations are required for bicycle space and for all passengers. Purchase tickets from any travel agent or on the Amtrak Web site.
Discounts offered: seniors (62+), children (2-12), active duty military, groups (20+), AAA, Veterans Advantage members, and Student Advantage members. See individual listings for each city served.
On the shore of Table Rock Lake, in a wooded lakeside atmosphere. Our four modern guestrooms feature: two-person jetted tubs; king or queen luxury beds and linens; private baths; private entrances; private deck or balcony; electric fireplaces; cable TV with DVD; and Wi-Fi. In addition to a full breakfast, the inn provides free soft drinks and snacks. Breakfast is served in the dining area or on the screened porch overlooking the lake.
We also have two private cottages, not part of the bed and breakfast, with remarkable views of Table Rock Lake. Breakfast is not included with the cottages.
Located 35 minutes west of Branson; 20 minutes from Silver Dollar City; one minute walk to Table Rock Lake.
Quiet relaxation on beautiful Table Rock Lake. Individual one-, two- and three-bedroom lake view cabins and one condo. Valley View has a pool, a shaded park, playground, a guest laundry, a boat launch and dock. Boat rentals available.
All 113 of our guestrooms include luxurious pillow-top mattresses, deluxe pillows and Vellux blankets and free local calls. Rooms with a jetted tub are available. You must be 21 to reserve a room.
Extended continental breakfast.
All the elements of a world-class nightclub with none of the attitude — part lounge, part club, all rock 'n' roll. Our lineup of entertainment includes DJs and live music. (There is a $5 cover charge most nights; could be higher for special events.)
Classic and comfortable with splashes of decadence, the focus of the room is a 130-foot bar, and cool seating areas that engulf the action. A live music stage and a 20-foot video wall complete the venue.
Located in the Power & Light District.
This circa 1865 house is located one block from the Katy Trail, amidst Augusta’s acclaimed wineries. Apple Gate offers three guest suites, each with private bath and private entrance; one has a kitchenette. A full, hot breakfast is served.
We provide guests with an escape to America's past, while enjoying the luxuries of today.
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