Econo Lodge at Thousand Hills
230 S. Wildwood Dr.
Branson, MO 65616
Phone: (417) 336-4849
Fax: (417) 336-4862
230 S. Wildwood Dr., Branson, MO, US, 65616
- Phone: (417) 336-4849
- Fax: (417) 336-4862
This Branson golf course is so busy that you have to reserve your tee time at least a week in advance. You will enjoy the rolling hills, lakes and creeks that come into play on this resort-style course, which was designed by Mike Riley. Non-metal spikes are the general policy and a collared shirt is required for anyone on the greens. Club rental is available on the premises from the pro-shop as well as balls and carts. While here, you can drop in at the restaurant or snack bar for a bite to eat, or just sit back and relax in the clubhouse.
Pirates Cove bills itself as the 'Original Adventure Golf' center and whether you like the swaashbuckler's theme or not, it's a great place to spend the day playing mini-golf. The two 18-hole courses here offer a few challenging holes and it's perfect for kids as well as adults who want to keep down their handicap. During your trek around the links, you will have to stroke over footbridges and walk through caves without losing your ball. The first course is designed for senior citizens and families who may not seek the extreme adventure and the second course is for those with a little more stamina, as it has steeper hills and more challenging obstacles.
Adventure Ziplines of Branson is conveniently located behind the Tanger Outlet Center, just minutes from the famous Strip. Each guided canopy tour includes seven breathtaking zip-lines, the last of which allows you to race your partner to the finish. Additionally, there are three rope bridges to get your heart pumping, and at the end each guest receives an ATV ride with one of their certified guides. There is a 70 pound minimum and 275 pound maximum weight requirement for safety. For more details, check the website or call.
If you want something to do between shows, this indoor miniature golf course is the perfect place for some family oriented fun, no matter what the weather. Located on The Strip right next to the 76 Music Hall, it is close to many of the shows, hotels and restaurants in Branson. The course has 36 holes and features an array of amusing traps, challenges and themes. The climate-controlled atmosphere ensures that the weather is always perfect.
This locally owned and operated family fun park is so popular that it has five different locations around Branson. The go-cart tracks—miniature versions of professional race tracks—are the main attractions here. There are all sorts of tracks, including some wild multi-story wooden tracks that look like mini roller coasters. Depending on which location you choose, there are a number of other attractions and activities such as bumper boats, thrill rides, ice cream parlors and miniature golf. Prices vary per activity.
You will find Branson's only full-service bike shop located in the Cedar Ridge Shopping Center. At this fantastic store you can find everything from bikes and accessories to qualified technicians who know how to fine-tune any type of cycle. Name brands such as Shimano, Trek, Giant and Saris can be found here. You will also find a large selection of bicycles for both the young and the young at heart. Whether you are in the market for a first bike for that little one, or for a downhill or mountain bike for yourself, you are sure to find what you want here.
This 18-hole championship golf course is located on the Pointe Royale Condominium Resort, where the greens undulate in Bent and Bermuda grass and the people of Branson come to chip and put. The course is suitable for all-levels of play, from 'scratch' pros to younger kids. The course has a pro shop, driving range and a subdued lounge, perfect for a drink after the game. If you're staying at the resort, the course has specials and tee-time reservation is much easier.
This beautiful, meticulously maintained course is owned by the city of Branson. Complete with water and sand traps, it is the perfect place for golfers of all ages to work on their short games. The size of the course is fantastic if you want to get some time on the links but don't have the time for a full game. Spacious putting ranges give you the opportunity to improve your swing without worrying about who is next to you.
Situated in the shadow of the Table Rock Dam, this hatchery serves as the primary source of rainbow and brown trout in Lake Taneycomo. A large aquarium showcases some of the largest trout you will ever see, and there are several fishing areas on-site. The hatchery is run under the auspices of the Missouri Department of Conservation and the conservationists provide tours that depict the process of raising trout. There are also four informative nature trails that educate you while you hike in the nearby hills.
Silver Dollar City is another wholesome family spot in Branson, the only difference is that this place has the beauty of the Ozarks along with the magnificent Marvel Cave below it. The Marvel Cave itself is an attraction and the Herschend family knew this when they built the park in 1960. Today, in addition to rides and games both inside and out of the cave, SDC takes you back to a time when people living in these mountains created everything they needed using local materials. Guests can learn from artisans how to make products such as fresh candy, leather, pottery, and glass. You can even try your hand at glass blowing and/or pottery making from one of the workshops. While all this is okay for stuffy adults, the kids can escape the boredom and get an adrenaline rush from rides like Buzzsaw Falls, the Runaway Mine Train, Fire in the Hole and the Wildfire Roller Coaster. During the year, the park hosts numerous festivals.
This course designed by the famed golfer Payne Stewart features a challenging game upon beautifully manicured greens just north of Branson. It is part of the larger 'Troon' group of courses, and since it does belong to this group, prices can be quite high, however this is a professional course. Also, this course tries to strictly adhere to 'pace of play' time which is just over four hours, and there is a dress code, though you don't necessarily have to wear gaudy Argyle socks like Mr. Stewart to get a tee time. For more information and additional details, check out the website.
This 356-acre state park encompasses the popular Table Rock Lake and is the perfect outdoor getaway spot in the Branson area during hot summers. There is a campground for overnight stays and a store at which to replenish your supplies, plus hiking trails and plenty of water activities. On the park grounds, you can find boat and parasailing equipment rentals, a dive shop and of course, a marina for all of your boating needs.